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July 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Trump’s six-month stall sparks a White House shake-up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump is saddled with a stalled agenda, a West Wing that resembles a viper’s nest, a pile of investigations and a Republican Party that’s starting to break away.  More...

Aide says Trump wants more discipline in West Wing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wanted more discipline and structure in the West Wing, and expects to get that from the retired general taking over as the new chief of staff, a top White House official said Sunday.  More...

AP Explains: What’s behind Venezuela’s constituent assembly?

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has provoked international criticism and enraged his political opponents by pushing for a special assembly to rewrite the troubled South American nation’s constitution.  More...

Opinion

States concerned about immigration

(AP) – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision Monday curtailing overreach by federal immigration officers was the obvious one for the justices to make. More...

U.S. cannot ignore suffering in Venezuela

(AP) – A few countries have shaky economies, with double digit unemployment, crumbling treasuries and even food shortages. One of them has the largest petroleum reserves in the world. It is Venezuela.  More...

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Sports

CAHS football team donates to food pantry

High school football coaches always are trying to challenge their players to do their best on the field and in the weight room, but recently, Connellsville football coach Marko Thomas put forth a challenge to his players to do something for the commu More...

Steelers’ Pouncey thought his career was over two years ago

LATROBE (AP) -- A frightened Maurkice Pouncey thought his football career was over at age 26. More...

McCutchen’s 3 homers carry Cole, Bucs to win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit three home runs for the third time in his career to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. More...

Route 119 accident claims second life

A second person has died as the result of an accident Thursday morning in Connellsville.  According to city police, 81-year-old Catherine Osler of South Connellsville died late Friday night at a Pittsburgh Hospital from her injuries. More...

Golden Eagle Construction has grown for half-century

For 50 years, William Snoddy has operated Golden Eagle Construction or its predecessor, Fayette Construction, and at nearly 80 years old he is still on site every day.  More...

Obituaries

Howard L. Goucher Jr.

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE

Howard L. “Les” Goucher, Jr., 69, a lifelong resident of South Connellsville, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1947 in South Connellsville, a son of the late Howard L. Goucher, Sr. More...

John F. Osler

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE

John French “Jack” Osler, 83, of South Connellsville passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.  He was born Oct. More...

Kathryn L. Osler

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE

Kathryn L. More...

Lifestyles

Eliminating trans fats decreases your chances of early death

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: How bad are trans fats really? Seems hard to believe that simply banning them in restaurants could cut heart attacks and strokes, as a recent study suggests. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Albright events listed  Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a tea time will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Vigilant Moms Can’t Shy Away From Asking About Gun Safety

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I am a Yale-trained pediatric nurse with a post-master’s as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I respectfully ask that you retract your answer to “First-Time Mom in New Jersey” (June 21).  More...

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