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June 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

F.C. Commissioners to vote on prison contract

Fayette County Commissioners will vote later this week on a new contract for the about 50 corrections officers who work at the county prison and are members of the United Mine Workers of America. More...

News

Pickleball players ask Scottdale for outdoor place to play

A drove of loyal pickleball players were on hand at Monday’s Scottdale Borough Council meeting to advocate for an outdoor place to play.  They’re getting their wish.  “We thought it would be a fun thing to do,” said More...

Trump allies question Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller used to be off limits. More...

Trump calls health bill ‘mean’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is “mean” and urged them to craft a version that is “more generous,” congressional sources More...

Opinion

Comey should not be labeled as ‘leaker’

(AP) – “Leaking” is a strong, sometimes unfair and misleading word that has risen to prominence since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. More...

Quality education in U.S. not political issue

(AP) – Education in the United States shouldn’t be a political matter. Every child in this nation is deserving of a quality education in an institution capable of providing the resources they need to succeed. More...

Five notes on Trump’s current predicament

The danger President Trump faces from the various investigations into the Trump-Russia matter has changed dramatically in recent weeks.  More...

Sports

Vikings preparing for state title game

There’s an old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” More...

Hardy humbled to join Fayette County HOF

Since the inception of the Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame, the city of Connellsville has always been represented by top-notch athletes at every induction ceremony.  This year is no exception. More...

Villanueva reports, Bell doesn’t show at Steelers minicamp

One week ago, Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva would not commit to attending this week’s minicamp. More...

F.C. judges refuse to hear 1980 murder case

All of Fayette County’s judges have decided not to hear arguments raised by a man serving a life sentence in connection with a 1980 homicide.  The judges have filed orders recusing themselves in the case of Joseph Frankenberry. More...

Man charged with killing woman wants statements suppressed

A Uniontown man, charged with killing a Connellsville woman, wants a second try at keeping statements from his jury.  Paul Jerome Bannasch, 28, filed his own motion last week in Fayette County Court, asking for another hearing in his efforts to More...

Scottdale car show to include moonshine

Saturday’s car show in Scottdale gained a new vendor at Monday night’s meeting after discussions of legality and potential draw. Country Hammer Moonshine will be permitted to sample and sell its wares after a 4-1 vote in favor with one abstention. More...

Obituaries

Helen A. Claverie

Formerly of Indian Head

Helen Adams Claverie, 74, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Indian Head, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC.  Helen was born Jan. 30,1943, in Connellsville.  More...

Bernise M.Cooper

Dunbar

Bernise M. Bryner Cooper, 78, of Dunbar, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Sept. More...

Harry C. Crawford

Formerly of South Connellsville

Harry Clayton Crawford, 87, of Streetsboro, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at U.H. Main Campus Hospital in Cleveland.  He was born June 3, 1930, in Vanderbilt, a son of the late Albert D.and Mary Elizabeth (Burd) Crawford.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” (Proverbs 29:1 AKJV)  Don’t keep saying no to God. This is dangerous and will have eternal consequences.   More...

Bone-building medications’ benefits seem to outweigh risks

Dear Doctor: I’m 71, and after a recent bone scan, my doctors are insisting I take a bone-building medication. I couldn’t tolerate Fosamax, so they want me to take Prolia. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Library to close The Mt. Pleasant Public Library will be closed on Thursday, June 15, so that the portico on the front of the library can be replaced. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, when the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

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