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July 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunbar Twp. looks forward to waste collection

Dunbar Township supervisors are looking forward to next month’s electronic waste collection in the township at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.  The collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26, chairman John Tabaj said. More...

News

U.S. military strike on N. Korea is unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pre-emptive military strike may be among the “pretty severe things” President Donald Trump says he is considering for North Korea, but it’s a step so fraught with risk that it ranks as among the unlikeliest options. More...

Wounded lawmaker undergoes surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, underwent surgery for infection and remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at a Washington hospital, the m More...

Five reasons why pay isn’t rising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low.  Yet for most Americans, a key measure of economic health — pay growth — s More...

Opinion

Gorsuch called ‘gift’ to conservative party

(AP) – Erudite cultural conservatives have issues with President Donald Trump. They aren’t into protectionist tariffs, 3 a.m. tweets, locker room vulgarity and bombastic populist appeals. More...

PennDOT wants to help motorists

Gravel: Rarely does it get much attention from the average motorist. It’s just lying there along the berm or, perhaps, scattered across an intersecting road. Operators of four-wheeled vehicles usually don’t give it a thought. More...

Trump to finally meet with Putin

(AP) – So, it’s finally going to happen. President Trump will come face to face with the world leader he insisted he was going to find so much common ground with — Russia’s Vladimir Putin. More...

Sports

Connellsville Legion begins playoffs

The Fayette County American Legion baseball playoffs open today, and fans will notice a change in format from previous years. More...

Mattek-Sands injures knee at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — The screams were startling.  Bethanie Mattek-Sands, a 32-year-old American who came to Wimbledon eyeing a fourth consecutive Grand Slam doubles title, fell to the grass when her right knee buckled as she moved toward the net More...

Polanco, McCutchen lead Pirates past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gregory Polanco had four hits with a home run and two RBIs, and Josh Bell homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. More...

Judge fines S. Connellsville council candidate

A district judge fined a candidate for South Connellsville council on Thursday the minimum amount possible in connection with a summary charge and comments the candidate made to the borough council president during a meeting.  More...

State police charge Maryland man with drug, other offenses

A Maryland man was charged with drug and other offenses after state police at Uniontown said he had marijuana, in various forms, inside his Jeep Liberty, $62,857 in a black briefcase and nearly $1,170 in cash.  More...

State police rule arson in Dunbar Township fire

A state police fire marshal determined a Dunbar Township fire last month was deliberately set.  A vehicle stopped in front of 153 Broadway St. around 9:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Sally S. Barnes

Formerly of Uniontown

Sally S. 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...

British TV actress Scott dies

LONDON (AP) — Carol Lee Scott, the actress best-known for entertaining British children on television as the colorful TV witch Grotbags, has died. She was 74. The entertainer’s death was confirmed by her niece Gina Mear on Twitter Wednesday. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, t More...

Plan B may not be as effective as other forms of birth control

Dear Doctor: My granddaughter’s college offers “morning-after” pills via vending machine. Using these pills without a doctor’s prescription and oversight can’t possibly be safe, can it? More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of July 10 follow:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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