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July 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

‘The sky’s the limit’ at mummers mask camp with Liz Jones Art

You’ll find mummers, their masks and their shows in text as far back as the 13th century.  This summer, you’ll find them in the studio at Liz Jones Art.  “The sky’s the limit,” said Jones while showing off a ma More...

News

Trump’s next budget hopes to eliminate some federal agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration aims to further tighten its grip on spending, issuing a memo Friday that calls for eliminating some federal agencies and cutting government jobs as part of the upcoming fiscal 2019 budget.  More...

U.S. missile strike on N. Korea an unlikely option, for now

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...

NYC commuters brace for a ‘summer of hell’

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive two-month repair project will launch Monday at the country’s busiest train station, temporarily exacerbating the daily commuting struggle during what New York’s governor has predicted will be a “summer of hell.” More...

Opinion

Yes, EPA cuts would make matters worse

(AP) – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt seems to think businesses have guaranteed rights to pollute our air and water.  More...

There’s a long way to go

The Senate negotiations that resume this week on the overhaul of the health care system are about many things -- Medicaid spending levels, taxes, the opioid drug crisis, the number of Americans who will be uninsured. More...

Let the Fish and Boat Commission do its job

(AP) – Even though the state Fish and Boat Commission has filleted its staff from 432 to 376 over the last few years, it is on the verge of running a deficit for the first time in its history. More...

Sports

Connellsville Jr. Legion gunning for state title

So far, it’s been a terrific season for the Connellsville Junior Legion baseball team. And the team hopes to continue its successful effort in the postseason.  More...

Bryant hits 2 HRs, Rizzo connects as Cubs beat Pirates

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant hit two homers and drove in four runs, Anthony Rizzo went deep and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Friday.  Rizzo chased Trevor Williams with a two-run drive in the fourth that made it 3-0.&nb More...

Matt Kenseth likely done at Joe Gibbs Racing at end of year

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Man captured in Connellsville charged with criminal homicide

A Uniontown man, captured Friday in Connellsville, has been charged with criminal homicide in connection with a 2016 shooting.  Bennie Fletcher Jr., 62, with a last known address of 233 E. More...

Man arrested in armed robberies

A Normalville man who had been living in Connellsville is being held at the Fayette County Prison in lieu of bond in connection with three separate armed robberies or attempted robberies.  More...

Obituaries

Ronald E. Addis Sr.

Vanderbilt

Ronald E. “Slick” Addis Sr., 91, of Vanderbilt, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born Aug. 5, 1925, a son of the late John Wade Addis Sr. and Helen Louise (Rohm) Addis. More...

Paul LaRosa

Melcroft

Paul LaRosa, 69, of Melcroft, passed away at home on July 6, 2017, after a lengthy illness.  He was born May 16, 1948, in Melcroft, a son of the late Salvatore (Sam) and Concetta (Mary) Passalqua LaRosa.  More...

Charles R. Madore

Connellsville

Charles R. “Chuck” Madore, 78, of Connellsville, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Chuck was born Nov. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches.” (Revelation 2:29 AKJV)  Don’t just go to church. Listen to the Spirit.   More...

Global rise of yellow fever necessitates vaccine increase

By EVE GLAZIER, M.D., and ELIZABETH KO, M.D. Dear Doctor: I read that hospitals in the United States might run out of yellow fever vaccine soon. I’m a natural worrier, but I can’t help wondering if yellow fever really is an issue in this country. More...

Church News

Flea market slated   Connellsville Church of God, 126 Breakneck Ave., Connellsville, will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Tables are available at $15 each. To reserve one, call Lois Jenkins at 724-626-1677. More...

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