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News

F.C. prison officials continue to juggle inmate population

Fayette County prison officials continue to juggle the inmate population in a battle between keeping tabs on costs to house prisoners in other counties and having enough space in county facilities for a growing population.  More...

Poll says GOP health bill a far cry from Trump’s ongoing promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a “great plan,” but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises. More...

Insurer Aetna in talks to move its headquarters out of Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna announced Wednesday that it is in negotiations to move its headquarters out of Connecticut’s capital, where it has been based for almost two centuries.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (2 Pete More...

Patient with rare hereditary condition struggles to find help

Dear Doctor: I was having trouble with muscle spasms in my legs that made it hard to walk and have now been diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia. The doctors in my area don’t seem to know anything about it. More...

Prayer Shawl Ministry to meet

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5 at the Regional YMCA, Bessemer Road. For more information, call 724-547-9622.  Mark your calendars. State Rep. More...

Sugarmanns face $314,000 in civil penalties

Owners of shuttered methadone clinic fail to show for hearing

The owners of a shuttered North Union Township methadone clinic have been ordered to pay $314,000 in civil penalties by federal authorities in Pittsburgh.  Chief Magistrate Judge Maureen Kelly ordered Rosalind Sugarmann and husband T. More...

Greater Tri-Town Homecoming takes over Dawson this weekend

For the past 25 years, the first weekend of June has been Homecoming weekend for the Greater Tri-Town area of Dawson, Liberty (Dickerson Run) and Vanderbilt, and this, the 26th year, is no different.  More...

Obituaries

Barry A. Henry

Mt. Pleasant

Barry A. Henry, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, died peacefully, Monday afternoon, May 29, 2017, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, while being comforted by his loving family.  He was born April 13, 1946, in Latrobe, the son of Betty J. More...

Helen Shuder

Connellsville

Helen (Martik) Shuder, 87, of Connellsville, passed away suddenly at her home on May 29, 2017, and joined the party on the hill.  She was born Nov. More...

Opinion

Audiences keep watching movies

(AP) – It’s interesting to note how certain forms of entertainment grab and hold people’s attention over the decades.  Some, such as radio, come along and amaze audiences with their technological innovation, only to lose their More...

Manchester has melting pot

WASHINGTON – Many years ago, I was attending a Middle Eastern conference in Libya when I had an experience that might shed some light on the roots of the terrorist bombing in Manchester on May 22.  More...

WHO needs to overcome woes

(AP) – On Tuesday, the World Health Organization, under more democratic rules than in the past, elected its first African director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Dr. More...

Sports

Frazier wins first WPIAL title

Group hugs, high-fives at the center of the infield and even a few tears of joy were all part of the Frazier softball team’s WPIAL championship experience on a sunny Wednesday afternoon at California University (Pa.).  More...

Connellsville knocks off Farmington, 15-7

Corey Fogle hit a two-run homer and added a solo blast as Connellsville picked up a 15-7 victory over visiting Farmington in a Fayette Legion baseball game on Wednesday. More...

Diamondbacks outlast Pirates, 6-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Owings singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Wednesday in a game that took more than 4 1/2 hours to play — and included a 93-minute r More...

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