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July 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville police officer injured while placing suspect into holding cell

A Connellsville police officer was injured while placing a suspect in a holding cell Monday.  According to a news release, police were called to the Connellsville McDonalds for a harassment complaint in which the victim alleged that Matthew Reba More...

News

More court challenges likely for Trump’s new travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. More...

Summer looms with GOP stuck on issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are stuck on health care, can’t pass a budget, and hopes for a big, bipartisan infrastructure package are fizzling. Overhauling the tax code looks more and more like a distant dream.  More...

Police news listed

Charges filed   Richard L. Bisel Jr., 116 Daisy Lane, Norvelt, was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment after an incident Tuesday morning.  More...

Opinion

Ethical quagmire only part of issue

(AP) – Two things are easy for everyone to agree on: Obamacare was a noble idea that isn’t working, and what Republicans are pitching as a replacement is far worse than Obamacare.  Beside those certainties, American health care refor More...

Party rebellions in stereo

In a year in which the unprecedented takes precedence -- presidential tweets in the predawn hours, for example, or conflicts with longtime allies -- the merely rare gets scant attention. More...

What to do with your summer vacation

(AP) – With students getting out of local schools for vacation, their brains are shifting into summer gear, thinking about camps, jobs, taking trips, swimming, hanging out with friends and lounging around the house.  We hope their summer i More...

Sports

Trap shooters bring home state medals

When Ken Brooks decided to start a trap shooting team at Connellsville High School earlier this year, he had no idea what to expect. More...

Paterno family drops lawsuit against NCAA over Freeh report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s family dropped a lawsuit Friday against the NCAA over its use of a report in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal to punish Paterno and the university.  More...

Dunbar, Connellsville earn Little League wins

Mason May smacked a pair of home runs, and Tyler Sankovich added another as the Dunbar Little League 10- 12 All-Stars beat Fairchance, 16-13.  Teren Kemp had three hits and drove in three runs, and Logan Thomas tallied two hits and three RBI.&nb More...

Uniontown woman’s trial delayed for criminal homicide in toddler’s death

A Uniontown woman’s trial on criminal homicide and other charges will be delayed until at least October.  Defense attorney Diane Zerega asked Fayette County Judge Steve Leskinen on Friday to continue the case to the fall so she can obtain More...

Firefighter injured while fighting Dunbar Township blaze

An unidentified firefighter was injured while fighting a house fire Friday morning in Dunbar Township.  According to Fayette County 911, the firefighter sustained burns to the forehead, neck and ears.  The firefighter was reportedly transpo More...

Fayette County Fair schedule announced

The 2017 Fayette County Fair runs from July 27 through Aug. 5. The following schedule is subject to change.  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:00 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Edward R. Sharkey

Connellsville

Edward Richard Sharkey, 76, of Connellsville, passed away on June 28, 2017, at home.  He was born Oct. More...

Mary C. Shultz

Normalville

Mary C. Shultz, 76, of Normalville, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born Dec. 25, 1940, in Normalville, a daughter of the late William and Anna Prinkey Fulton.  More...

Former media executive John McGee dies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former media executive John F. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18 AKJV)  Jesus is alive and He is Lord. Everyone needs Jesus. More...

Limit screen time and caffeine when trying to get to sleep

Dear Doctor: I’ve always been a sound sleeper, but in the last few months, I’m tossing and turning way into the night. I really don’t want to start take sleeping pills. Is there anything I can do?   More...

Church News

Albright events listed   Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will host a variety of events in July.  Tea time will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. More...

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