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July 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Perry Twp. Municipal Authority to increase monthly sewage rates

In order to create a capital improvement fund, the Perry Township Municipal Authority is raising monthly sewage rates for the first time since operations began in 2007.  Residential rates will be increasing by a $5 flat rate to $70 per month. More...

News

U.S. warns North Korea that diplomatic window is closing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States warned Wednesday that North Korea was “quickly closing off” the prospect of a diplomatic resolution to its provocations, as the Trump administration launched a government-wide effort to identify o More...

North Korean missile advances put new stress on U.S. defenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s newly demonstrated missile muscle puts Alaska within range of potential attack and stresses the Pentagon’s missile defenses like never before. More...

Kim vows North Korea’s nukes are not on negotiation table

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Wednesday his nation will “demonstrate its mettle to the U.S.” and never put its weapons programs up for negotiations, a day after successfully testing its first interc More...

Opinion

North Korea’s nuclear problem needs solution

(AP) – President Trump seems to have absorbed at least one piece of advice from Barack Obama: North Korea’s nuclear program is a problem in urgent need of a solution. More...

Trump’s assault on refugees bad policy

Here’s an issue that’s not getting nearly enough attention: President Trump’s assault on refugees.  Not only is it bad public policy, it’s a deeply immoral violation of the country’s most basic values.  More...

Consumers demand local produce, more choices

Food shopping has undergone a revolution as consumers demand local produce, organic choices, low prices and more convenience, according to Consumer Reports.  To respond to our evolving food-shopping tastes, supermarkets are offering novel format More...

Sports

Connellsville 10-12s win District 9 crown

The Connellsville Little League 10-12-year-old All- Stars have gotten used to the taste of District 9 victory.  The team sampled it for the third time on Wednesday, defeating visiting Dunbar 11-1 in four innings to secure the crown.  More...

Cole’s pitching, hitting lead Pirates past Phillies, 5-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched six strong innings and hit a tiebreaking two-run single to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. More...

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova stunned by American Brengle

LONDON (AP) — Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again this year. More...

S. Connellsville man moves ahead with lawsuit

A man who sued South Connellsville officials over claims he was forced to make incriminating statements against borough fire officials has rejected attempts to have parts of his civil complaint dismissed.  Kenneth Harshman filed a motion this we More...

Connellsville man faces charges in more burglaries

A Connellsville man accused along with two others of breaking into a VFW concession stand last month was charged recently with two more burglaries – in another concession stand and in a fire department.  Justin Rock, 19, of 254 Fairview Av More...

Perry Twp. supervisors discuss tax incentives for firefighters

Perry Township supervisors discussed a tax credit at Wednesday’s meeting that would provide incentives for township firefighters.  The program is part of the state’s Act 172 of 2016 that allows municipalities to offer credit on the t More...

Obituaries

Wilma L. Hollis

Scottdale

Wilma L. (Vernon) Hollis, 76, of Scottdale, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Wilma was born April 20, 1941, at Kingview in Upper Tyrone Township, Fayette County, a daughter of the late Sara E. (Sanner) Worry.  More...

Vernon M. Keefer

Indian Head

Vernon M. “Pete” Keefer, 73, of Indian Head, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born Sept. More...

Mary O. Losier

Formerly of Connellsville

Mary O. Hawk Russell Losier, 98, formerly of Connellsville, died Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Mills Pond Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Saint James, N.Y.  She was born Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Take you away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your viols. More...

Protect your eyes during the upcoming solar eclipse

Dear Doctor: What kind of eye protection should be worn during a solar eclipse? I live in a part of Nebraska where the upcoming eclipse on Aug. 21 will be total. More...

‘Arithmakick,’ pickleball highlight summer at Scottdale parks

“Arithmakick,” a clinic that combines soccer with math, will be in session from 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays through mid-August at Kendi Park. The program was created by Southmoreland senior Allison Huffman. Go and check it out. More...

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