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July 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Scottdale kicks off annual summer concert series

Scottdale’s annual summer concert series kicked off from 7 to 9 p.m. July 14 at the Gazebo Parklet for six straight Fridays. Once again, the Scottdale Community Band, which includes 35 members, will be the opening act of the series. More...

Jordan court to rule Monday in killings of 3 U.S. troops

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A military court is expected to rule Monday in the murder trial of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three U.S. military trainers in a shooting spree at a Jordanian air base.  More...

Teen charged in London acid attacks as UK plans crackdown

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged a teenager with a spate of London acid attacks, as authorities considered whether tougher sentences would curb a spike in assaults with corrosive liquids.   More...

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Hospitals could reach at-risk status

In 1975 there were 7,156 hospitals in the United States. That number has fallen to about 5,724 with about 900,000 total beds, barely enough beds to begin to handle even a small pandemic, but more than enough for the daily needs of the U.S. More...

Trump, White House called ‘bad reality’ show

The American president has long been described with the honorific “Leader of the Free World.” No more. Donald Trump basically surrendered the title during the recent G20 meetings in Germany.  More...

Sports

Dunbar all-stars drop district title game

WIth three straight wins, the Dunbar 8- to 10-year-old Little League All-Stars could not have asked for a better start to the District 9 Tournament. A win over Mt. More...

Frazier’s 9th-inning single gives Pirates 4-3 win over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates closed their series against the St. Louis Cardinals the same way they began it: with a walkoff win at PNC Park. More...

Connellsville Legion eliminated from regionals

The Connellsville Legion team suffered a pair of weekend losses and was eliminated from the Region 6 Tournament.  More...

Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department seeks new members

Answering a call in the dead of night or during a family meal is routine for the members of the Mt. More...

VFD also seeks junior members

Looking for a way to generate interest in younger members of the community who may be thinking of volunteering their time with the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, the organization has a Junior Fireman program which they hope to see grow more. More...

Obituaries

Leon Clover

CONNELLSVILLE

Leon Clover, 83 of Connellsville, passed away Sunday July 16, 2017 at home, comforted by his loving family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St, West Side. More...

Genevieve Garlick

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE

Genevieve Garlick, 92 of South Connellsville, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2017 at Harmon House Care Center in Mt. Pleasant. She was born Nov. 12, 1924 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Walter and Julia Jaros Domaracki. More...

Scott Alan Hay

CONNELLSVILLE

Scott Alan Hay, 59, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 15, 2017 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born Sept. 18, 1957 in Connellsville, a son of the late James and Eve Friend Hay.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Digital free-for-all’ not the answer for young kids

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: My daughter always gives my grandson her cellphone to play with – and he’s only 18 months old. I read that this can cause speech delays. How serious is the risk? Does it stunt children in other ways? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Family reunions scheduled * The Pritts family reunion will be held July 22 at the Indian Creek Valley Community Center upper picnic pavilion. Please bring a covered dishfora1p.m.meal.Familyandfriends are invited. More...

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