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City man pleads guilty to holding up local bank

A Connellsville man recently admitted he held up a city bank in March.  William McLaughlin, 55, pleaded guilty to robbery and other charges Friday in Fayette County Court in connection with the holdup of the Somerset Trust Bank.  His plea a More...

Ex-police officer’s rape trial continued

A former Connellsville police officer’s trial was continued to a later date on Monday.  The continuance for Ryan Reese, 44, came after his attorney, Charity Grimm Krupa, and Patrick Schulte, a deputy attorney general, met in chambers with More...

News

Uniontown Hospital partners with health information exchange

Uniontown Hospital announced that it has partnered with ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange (HIE), Western Pennsylvania’s health information exchange, which offers the secure and timely sharing of digital health care records between participa More...

Federal Reserve says U.S. consumer credit rose at slower pace in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in June, as the category that includes auto and student loans posted the smallest gain in a year.  The Federal Reserve said Monday that overall consumer credit More...

Dawson man faces strangulation charges

A Dawson man has been charged with strangulation after he became involved in an argument with his wife, according to court documents.  A warrant was requested for the arrest of Nathan Bernard Able, 54, of 308 Main St., by state police at Belle V More...

Opinion

New standards could help curb opioid abuse

(AP) – Has a doctor ever asked you to “rate your pain” on a scale of 1 to 10? And did you struggle to answer that question, wondering whether your aching back qualified as just a 6 or truly deserved the solid 9.5 rating that you wanted to give it? More...

Trump needs to embrace shift in legal immigration

(AP) – Donald Trump has claimed a mandate to reshape the country’s immigration policies. More...

Indifference is never an appropriate option

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Sports

Teams begin heat acclimatization

For high school football players and coaches, Monday marked the next step in the progression of the 2017 season.  The heat acclimatization week, which was instituted by the PIAA five years ago, started on Monday and will continue throughout the More...

PGA Championship to move to May in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Players are allowed to wear shorts during practice rounds at the PGA Championship. That won’t be necessary in two years when it moves to May.  More...

Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne to split

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne is out at Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the season.  The Brickyard 400 winner was released from the final year of his contract, allowing him to pursue another Cup ride for 2018. More...

Attorney says no proof client wanted to kill anyone

An attorney for a South Connellsville woman contends in court papers there isn’t enough evidence to prove his client wanted to kill anyone.  Susan Carr-Wilson, through attorney Randall McKinney, recently filed a motion in Fayette County C More...

Woman admits paddling child

A Uniontown woman admitted using a paddle once on a 4-year-old child last July, but during the same interview with police twice denied hitting the child, a city police officer testified Monday. Cpl. More...

Mt. Pleasant man jailed for strangling woman

A Mt. Pleasant man is in jail after police say he strangled a woman on Saturday.  Thomas Gordon III, 32, was charged with felony strangulation as well as simple assault and harassment in connection with the alleged incident.  More...

Obituaries

Twila Cramer

Champion

Twila Cramer, 94, of Champion, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  She was born Jan. More...

Albert L. Herman Jr.

Connellsville

Albert L. Herman, Jr., 78, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at his home.  He was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Connellsville, a son of the late Albert L. Sr. and Margaret Flannigan Herman.  More...

Stephen P. Mullaney

Dunbar

Stephen Patrick Mullaney, 27, of Dunbar, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.  He was born Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands. I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. More...

Lone Star tick bite has been known to cause meat allergy

Dear Doctor: What’s the deal with the tick bite that makes you allergic to meat? Will I know if it happens to me?   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Family reunions scheduled   More...

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