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June 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Judge delays hearing in shooting death of teenage boy

A Republic firefighter’s hearing in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy at the fire station came to an abrupt end Wednesday.  More...

Camp Curtain Call offers theater skills to children

Children who take part in theater have the wonderful opportunity to not only express themselves, but working on a stage in front of an audience builds confidence and character.  And once again, the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale will More...

Layton Road to reopen

Motorists wanting to utilize Layton Road in Perryopolis and Perry Township should soon be getting their wish.  According to Valerie Petersen of PennDOT District 12, work on Layton Bridge is scheduled to begin June 12 “after the completion More...

Opinion

State representatives criticized for giving up on expressway

Letter to the Editor

It is incredibly short-sighted and politically naive for state Reps. Matthew Dowling (R-51st) and Ryan Warner (R-52nd) to join forces with eight other Republicans eager to give Fayette County the shaft on a major highway project. More...

Obamacare is good start but needs fixed

(AP) – No matter your opinion of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, it has become increasingly clear, as Congress attempts to untie the Gordian Knot, how difficult it must have been to More...

Immigration policies begin with attitudes

WASHINGTON – Whenever there’s a world crisis, at some point there also comes a breaking point – after which the drama is never acted out quite the same way.  The Battle of Midway was a crucial point in the Pacific during World More...

Sports

Rivalries to be renewed in state quarterfinals

In the first round of the state softball tournament, the WPIAL was dominant, especially in Class AA and Class AAAA. More...

Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Somewhere between the catfish lobbing, A-list national anthem singers, Carrie Underwood’s forgetfulness, Charles Barkley’s surprise cameo and P.K. More...

Pirates place Cervelli on seven-day concussion DL

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion disabled list. The move was made Wednesday, one day after Cervelli left a 6-5 loss at the Orioles in the ninth inning. More...

Portraits honor area veterans at War Memorial rededication

The Fayette County Cultural Trust this week re-enacted a bit of history, offering area veterans the opportunity to have their portraits done in charcoal during a reception prior to the rededication of the Connellsville War Memorial. More...

Connellsville’s revitalization showcased in Wednesday Walk

Despite a drizzle, nearly 60 people turned out for the first of the Fayette County Wednesday Walks dubbed the Connellsville Revitalization Walk.  More...

Obituaries

Carole A. Fierschnaller

Connellsville

Carole Ann (Murray) Fierschnaller, 81, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Everson, the daughter of the late Russell Francis and Gertrude (Brodigan) Murray. More...

George E. Keefer

Scullton

George E. Keefer, 87, of Scullton, passed on June 6, 2017, at Somerset Hospital.  Born Feb. More...

Carolyn L. McGarrity

Dunbar

Carolyn Lenora Tichnell McGarrity, 75, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Owings, W. Va.  She was a homemaker and a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you because of your righteous judgments.” (Psalms 119:62 AKJV)  If you are having trouble sleeping, why not use the time to talk to God?   More...

Osteoporosis diagnosis not uncommon in older men

Dear Doctor: I am a 74-year-old man and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Is this common in men? I thought this was a disease that women get. What will the treatment be? Will it help? More...

Scottdale Borough Council to hold monthly meeting

Scottdale Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the borough building, 10 Mt. Pleasant Road. If you would like to have an item placed on the agenda, please contact the office at 724-887-8220 prior to the meeting.  More...

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