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August 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Man accused of ramming Va. rally protesters pictured with racist group

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Trump’s Venezuela comments pose challenges for Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a role Mike Pence has come to know well.  More...

Allowing dogs in courtroom brings calm, concerns

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After months of telling her story over and over to police officers and lawyers, it was finally time for the 12-yearold Bucks County girl to walk into the courtroom and testify against her rapist. She was petrified. More...

Opinion

Attack on Muslim center is an attack on us all

(AP) – The bombing of the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington last weekend was shocking and an attack on all Minnesotans.  It also was just the latest in a deeply troubling series of anti-Muslim incidents in Minnesota this year &md More...

Choosing the right flooring for every room

Wood wins the prize as America’s favorite hard-surface flooring type, outselling vinyl, porcelain tile and every other option, according to market-research firm Mintel’s 2016 report on residential flooring. More...

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Sports

SAMFA players to compete at Heinz Field

Some Southmoreland Area Midget Football Association gridders are going to get to display their skills on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ home field.  SAMFA’s Division 2 team (third and fourth grade) will take Heinz Field Sunday to play a gr More...

Happy, humble Steelers WR Bryant returns to practice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Martavis Bryant slowly made his way down the hill that connects the locker room at Saint Vincent College with Chuck Noll Field, his familiar No. More...

Happ wins 3rd straight, Jays hit 3 HRs, beat Pirates 7-1

TORONTO (AP) — After a forgettable July, J.A. More...

Nonprofits offered surplus school furniture

Before surplus equipment from the four closed elementary schools in the Connellsville Area School District goes up for auction, some of it will be offered to nonprofit organizations in the area.  More...

Mt. Pleasant man facing charges

A Mt. Pleasant man is facing felony charges after police say he hid a backpack containing an unloaded firearm in a resident’s bushes. More...

Changes coming for Southmoreland wellness policy

Southmoreland School District is working on an updated school wellness policy. Revisions are a part of new requirements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Carl “Zippy” Hixson

CONNELLSVILLE

Joseph Carl “Zippy” Hixson, 50, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully, Friday evening, August 11, 2017, in UPMCMontefioreHospital, Pittsburgh, in the care of his loving family. He was born April 2, 1967, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of John C. More...

Diane H. Kruckvich

WHITE

Diane Hughes Kruckvich, 76, of Spruce Hollow Road, White, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2017, in Waynesburg Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.  Family and friends are invited at 1:30 p.m. More...

Shirley Veronica Pritts-Sanner

CONNELLSVILLE

Shirley Veronica Pritts-Sanner, 67, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday August 11, 2017 at LaFayette Manor, Uniontown.  She was born June 17, 1950 in Connellsville, the daughter of the late William More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” (Psalms 145:8 AKJV) Thank God for His mercy and patience toward us. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Family reunions scheduled   • The 76th Oldland family reunion will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 19, in the pavilion at Jumonville. Please bring a covered dish or dessert to share, as well as beverages for your family. More...

Husband Gives Up Smoking, But Drinking Persists

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I am married to a great guy. We’ve been together 27 years, so I know him well. He recently stopped smoking after 30 years of nicotine addiction. He did it cold turkey, and he’s been smoke-free for three months now. More...

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