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May 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Boy Scout’s dream becomes reality in Mount Pleasant

A Mt. Pleasant Boy Scout’s dream is one step closer to becoming a reality after Monday’s borough council meeting.  Alex Heide, an eighth grader at Mt. More...

Trump wants to balance budget by cutting Medicaid, food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues More...

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments. More...

Opinion

With Mueller as special counsel, U.S. can find truth

(AP) – For a brief time it seemed that President Donald J. Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey had derailed the agency’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.  More...

NAFTA concerns farmers, ranchers

(AP) – Trade talks must not sacrifice gains for agriculture  New U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is getting plenty of advice as he begins his new job after being sworn in to the position.  More...

Suicide hurts families; It is never painless

“I’m sad this is so hard for Mommy. I think it is even harder for Mrs. More...

Sports

Vikings hold off Indians in quarterfinal

The Mt. Pleasant baseball team got its offense going in the middle innings of Monday’s WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal game at Hempfield Area High School, then held off a rally by Shady Side Academy in the last two frames to advance with a 10-6 victory. More...

Senators try to avoid elimination by Penguins

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Guy Boucher has typically kept his team off the ice on off-days during the postseason. Not Monday.  More...

Braves knock off Bucs, 5-2

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Ender Inciarte had a career-high five hits and the Braves beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. More...

Broadwater waives right to hearing on drug charges

A former Brownsville Area School District school director waived her rights to a preliminary hearing on Monday on drug charges.  Stella Broadwater, 70, of 618 Lewis St., Brownsville, had been scheduled to appear in central court in Uniontown on More...

Two Fayette County men arrested for city drug buy

Two Fayette County men face drug charges after selling heroin to a confidential informant during a controlled buy in Connellsville Sunday.  More...

Connellsville School Board to consider cost-saving renovations

The Connellsville Area School Board is looking into making building improvements without costing the taxpayers’ extra money. More...

Obituaries

Joan Bodenheimer

Mt. Pleasant (East Huntingdon)

Joan Bodenheimer, 83, of Mt. Pleasant (East Huntington Township), passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.  Funeral directions are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale. More...

Jennifer L. Higbee

Scottdale

Jennifer L. More...

John W. Russek

White

John W. Russek, 70, of White, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, in VA Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

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Do Just One Thing

When drips of grease get onto your clothes, getting the stains out can be a real challenge. Since water and grease don’t mix, it’s best to try to “lift” the oils out of the fibers of the clothing. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17 AKJV)  God is good. Be sure to thank Him for His goodness.   More...

There are benefits and dangers in cold-water swimming

Dear Doctor: Our family visits a lake in the mountains every summer where the water almost never gets above 60 degrees. I dislike swimming in cold water, but my husband and dad insist that it’s good for you. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Catholic Daughters to meet   Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Annunciata #260 will meet at 6 p.m. today at Bucci Hall, Connellsville. The group also will meet for communion Mass and breakfast at 8 a.m. May 25 at St. John’s R.C. More...

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