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July 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City approves sewage plan

Connellsville City Council Thursday approved a resolution adopting a revised sewage treatment plan for the city. More...

News

Social Security benefits will increase slightly but not much

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees who oversee the program.  But older More...

GOP unveils new health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare.”  They immediately lost two key votes, More...

Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

SHENYANG, China (AP) — Imprisoned for all the seven years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo never renounced the pursuit of human rights in China, insisting on living a life of “honesty, responsibility and dignity.” China’s most p More...

Opinion

U.S. fails to meet goals to reduce tobacco use

(AP) – A new report concludes the United States is failing to meet its goals in reducing tobacco use.  Action on Smoking and Health bills itself as America’s oldest anti-tobacco organization.  Founded in 1967, it is dedicated to More...

A bad time of year for two trees

Ah summertime! We love the warm temperatures and all of the sunshine. But if our trees could talk, they might not speak as glowingly about this time of year.  More...

Government fails to relocate FBI office

(AP) – Emblems of dysfunction in Washington are plentiful, but even in that crowded field, the government’s failure to relocate the FBI from its disintegrating, antiquated downtown headquarters stands out.  More...

Sports

Falcons, Scotties benefit from 7-on-7

In recent years, seven on-seven summer football camps and tournaments have become a popular tool for coaches looking to fine-tune certain aspects of their team on the field. More...

Louisville’s Jackson won’t focus on rare Heisman repeat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lamar Jackson didn’t start last season thinking about winning the Heisman Trophy. More...

Mize shoots 64 to grab lead in Senior Players Championship

OWINGS MILLS, Md. More...

Father could face death penalty

23-month-old daughter weighing 10 pounds died of dehydration, malnutrition

A Uniontown man will face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his 23-month-old daughter.  In an order and opinion handed down Thursday, Fayette County Judge Linda Cordaro rejected defense motions raised for Mich More...

Burglars steal snacks for kids’ movie night at East Park

A break-in at the East Park concession stand early Thursday won’t stop this Friday’s scheduled movie night.  “We’re not going to let this concession stand thing deter us,” said Bob Topper Jr., chair of the Connellsv More...

Naked driver pleads guilty in exchange for probation

A North Huntingdon Township man charged with crashing his vehicle into a Connellsville house earlier this year and then walking naked along a busy highway pleaded guilty to offenses this month in Fayette County Court in exchange for time on probation More...

Obituaries

Patricia F. Dreliszak

East Huntingdon Township

Patricia F. More...

Gerald F. Younkin

Connellsville

Gerald Francis “Jerry” Younkin, 65, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Nov. More...

Chuck Blazer dies after exposing corruption

NEW YORK (AP) — The charade only ended in the final years of Chuck Blazer’s life.  Stripped of his extravagances, soccer’s gregarious and greedy dealmaker was forced to admit to his years of corruption and confined to a New Jer More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.& More...

Gallbladder removal may be preferable to medications

Dear Doctor: How necessary is the gallbladder? I recently had two flare-ups of what turned out to be gallbladder attacks. My doctor said that if I have another attack, he would recommend removal of the gallbladder. But don’t I need it?   More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of July 17 follow: Connellsville Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multi-purpose program to serve the needs of older adults. The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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