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June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Alternate route adds surveying costs to new water plant

Survey work for an alternate route to the new water treatment plant for the North Fayette Municipal Authority will add to the cost of the project, but the new route will open up land for future development while improving safety in the community.&nbs More...

Trump group’s aggressive health care moves irritate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far.  More...

U.S. prepares for chemical attack in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected “active preparations” by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alo More...

Opinion

Health care bill appears rocky

(AP) – Things are looking rocky for the U.S. Senate’s initial effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare.”  More...

Openness could be cure for Congress

(AP) – Republican Sen. Ron Johnson delivered blunt criticism of the Senate health bill Sunday, suggesting senators need more time to study the nation’s health care system in order to fix it.  More...

Georgia vote sheds light on Trump’s future

The Georgia 6th District results don’t tell us what will happen in 2018. But they do tell us what is happening right now.  More...

Sports

Orndorff wins Copeland Scholarship

Baseball was always a part of the life of Jeremy Copeland. Growing up, the 1995 Connellsville High School graduate spent plenty of time involved in the sport. More...

Pens’ Sprong eager to impress

The Penguins lifted the Stanley Cup on Sunday, June 11 in Nashville. Four days later, Daniel Sprong was back in Montreal, working out to prepare for the 2017-18 season. “I was pretty excited to get into things,” Sprong said. For good reason, too. More...

Connellsville Legion splits with Belle Vernon

The Connellsville Legion baseball team earned a split of a doubleheader against Belle Vernon in Fayette Legion action on Tuesday.  Connellsville 13, Belle Vernon 3 -- Marc Prinkey pitched into the sixth inning and notched four strikeouts to earn More...

North Union Twp. woman faces assault charges after she stabs man with knife

A North Union Township woman chased a man with a Ginsu knife and then stabbed him with it, state police at Uniontown said.  Tabatha Rachelle Eicher, 25, of 11 Nell St., was arraigned Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and h More...

Rockin’ Ribfest comes to city this weekend

The fourth annual Rockin’ Ribfest will take place this weekend on Arch Street in Connellsville, with free entertainment Friday evening through Sunday evening.  At least four rib vendors will be competing for the title of best ribs, includi More...

Obituaries

Douglas B. Foreman

Mill Run

Douglas Brent Foreman, 56, of Mill Run, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Highlands Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1961, in Uniontown, a son of Donna Tolbert Foreman and the late Thomas D. Foreman. More...

Dean A. Pastorius

Dunbar

Dean Allen Pastorius, 59, of Dunbar, passed away June 25, 2017, at Latrobe Select Specialty Hospital after his 20- year fight with diabetes.  He was born Nov. 21, 1957, in Connellsville, the son of the late George Jr. More...

John J. Pompura

Connellsville

John Jerome Pompura, 79, of Connellsville, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at South Connellsville Personal Care Home.  He was born April 17, 1938, in Dearth, the son of the late Mickel and Anna (Voytko) Pompura.  He was a loving father and hu More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” (Joel 2:25 AKJV)  God can make up for wasted years. More...

Aspirin may help reduce risk of some types of cancer

Dear Doctor: Every now and then, I’ll see a news story about the benefits of daily aspirin. A recent story linked it to a lower risk of cancer. What gives? Just how healthy is aspirin?   More...

Excela Health announces July programs, classes

Excela Health is offering a variety of programs and classes in July. BARIATRICS Offering a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to surgical weight loss, Excela Health’s Center for Bariatric Surgery provides guidance and lifelong support. More...

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