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July 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Trump makes push on health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a weekend push to get a Republican Senate bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law “across the finish line,” Trump’s top legislative ai More...

Labor Dept. wants salary to count on overtime rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department said Friday it wants salary level to count in deciding who is eligible for overtime pay. But it’s holding off setting the maximum pay a worker can get and still qualify.  More...

Bill would let churches endorse political candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such outright politicking from the pulpit. More...

Opinion

Aetna moves from Hartford to New York

(AP) – What would Mark Twain say about Aetna’s decision to move its corporate headquarters from Hartford to New York?  More...

Democrats overwhelmed, frustrated over problems

(AP) – The Democratic Party is a study in frustration — at Donald Trump, at the public’s unwillingness to see problems they consider unmistakable, and to make matters worse, at themselves.  More...

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Sports

Frazier’s Lovis to play football at W&J

For many high school students, choosing a college is an agonizing decision, one on which they spend weeks or even months debating. But for Frazier student-athlete Damon Lovis, the choice was an easy one. “It was W&J all the way,” Lovis said. More...

Giants rally to beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Francisco Giants’ recent run of success hasn’t surprised Brandon Belt. Belt also wasn’t surprised when he helped continue that success Sunday. More...

Connellsville 10-12 All-Stars beat Dunbar

Jake Puskar was 2-for-3 with a home run and a single, and Hunter Clarke also homered and singled as the Connellsville Little League 10-12 All-Stars defeated Dunbar, 13-3, on Saturday to earn a spot in the District 9 championship game. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth DeForrest

TARRS

Elizabeth “Frosty” (Lytle) DeForrest, 63, of Tarrs died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. DeForrest was born March 5, 1954, in Myersdale, Pa., the daughter of the late Francis and Melva Silbaugh Lytle. More...

Jean A. Peperak

CONNELLSVILLE

Jean Ann Peperak, 85, of Connellsville passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 1, 2017 surrounded by her family and loved ones. More...

Wilma L. Hollis

SCOTTDALE

Wilma L. (Vernon) Hollis, 76 of Scottdale, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the Robert B. More...

Arts and Entertainment

MONDAY’S TV BEST BETS

Wimbledon Championships 7 a.m. More...

There’s No Room For Both Mom And Boyfriend In Woman’s Life

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I was in a relationship for 12 years. “Jenny” was my best friend. I had to end our relationship because she had allowed her mother to destroy it. More...

ASTROGRAPH

Take a different path this year and see where it leads you. Change things up, but make sure that you are following your own desires and not altering your affairs for someone else. New beginnings will add excitement and passion to your life. More...

Lifestyles

Comparing younger doctors with older practitioners

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: I recently read that patients of younger doctors have a lower risk of death than patients of older doctors. How could this be? Don’t older doctors have more experience?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

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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