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August 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Monarch family loses everything in blaze

An early-morning fire in Monarch on Sunday has left a family with nothing.  But the township’s fire department is trying to help the family.  “They lost absolutely everything,” said Monarch Volunteer Fire Department Chief More...

Stone & Company Inc. continues to expand

In the late 1980s, brothers Mark and Greg Stone convinced their father that their business needed to expand to remain prosperous. Wendell Stone eventually agreed with his sons. Stone & Company Inc. More...

News

Medicaid has new life after health care debacle

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may not equal Social Security and Medicare as a “third rail” program that politicians touch at their own risk, yet Medicaid seems to have gotten stronger after the Republican failure to pass health care legislat More...

Man arrested in plan to detonate van outside Oklahoma City bank

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 23-year-old man who was “out for blood” when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, aut More...

Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers. More...

Opinion

Trump has some love for the Great Lakes

(AP) – You have to hand it to the Trump administration — it has flip flopped its stance on funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in its budget proposal like an Asian carp that just jumped into the boat. More...

Farmers markets are good for America

(AP) –– Farmers markets are becoming more common not only in Iowa, but also across the nation.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture took note of that development be proclaiming this week National Farmers Market Week.  More...

Freedom means tolerating things

(AP) –– Freedom often means having to tolerate things we don’t like or approve of because someone else has the right to express a view we might find disagreeable or downright abhorrent. ...  More...

Sports

Fall sports seasons underway

For high school fall sports teams, Monday was a significant day because it signified the official beginning of organized team practices.  After weeks, and in many cases months of conditioning, practices are underway for all football, cross count More...

Moats stands out for Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker Arthur Moats didn’t feel sorry for offensive tackles from the New York Giants during the team’s first preseason game. Not in the least. More...

Larson’s whirlwind weekend turned into quite a success

BROOKLYN, Mich. More...

Munchinski’s attorney opposes appeal

An attorney for a man who spent 27 years behind bars before being set free is opposing efforts by two former Fayette County prosecutors to appeal a federal judge’s ruling to a higher court.  More...

Man testifies he freed boy from burning car

A Fairchance man testified Monday he and another person removed a 5-year-old boy from a burning vehicle in which the driver, Marketta Janay Walker, had set a piece of paper on fire and threatened to stay and kill herself and the child.  More...

S. Connellsville inks police contract

A new police contract and a new code enforcement officer were the top actions taken Monday by the South Connellsville Borough Council.  The contract approval marks the first union contract for the South Connellsville officers. More...

Obituaries

Joseph C. Hixson

Connellsville

Joseph Carl “Zippy” Hixson, 50, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully, Friday evening, Aug. 11, 2017, in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, in the care of his loving family.  He was born April 2, 1967, in Mt. More...

Catherine Kane

Mt. Pleasant

Catherine Kane, 73, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Aug. 13, 2017, at Westmoreland Manor.  Mrs. Kane was born Aug. More...

Calvin E. Miller

Mt. Pleasant

Calvin E. Miller, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 10, 2017, surrounded by family.  He was born on May 17, 1926, in Yukon, a son of the late H.F. Miller and Anna (Bollinger) Miller.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The eyes of all wait on you; and you give them their meat in due season. You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.” (Psalms 145:15-16 AKJV)  God is amazing. He takes care of all.   More...

Headline-grabbing, brain-eating amoeba exceedingly rare

Dear Doctor: We live in Orlando, and last year a teenager here was infected with that brain-eating amoeba. Now we’re reading that it’s in the drinking water in Louisiana. How common is it? Should we be worried about an epidemic?   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...

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