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August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City residents warned of missing tax bills

Connellsville residents may want to pay close attention to their school tax bills, or in some cases, their lack of school tax bills. More...

News

Scottdale residents air concerns about Jacob’s Creek

Scottdale Borough Council and representatives from the Jacob’s Creek Watershed Association heard concerns from residents about Jacob’s Creek during Monday’s meeting. One of those concerns was the amount of sediment along the creek bed. More...

Trump rips into business leaders after they resign from White House jobs panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by whi More...

Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T. rex relative

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at a top U.S. laboratory announced Tuesday that they have produced the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull. More...

Opinion

Needle programs need funding

(AP) – This week saw a depressing turn in the fight against the opioid epidemic wreaking havoc on our state as Madison County, Ind., ended their needle exchange program.  More...

Racists, hateful fools spark national outrage in Virginia

(AP) –– A collection of racists, anti-Semites and hateful fools sparked a national outrage Saturday, Aug. More...

Immigration bill has critics , but voters like it

Some Democrats and their advocates in the press have been quick to denounce the RAISE Act, the new immigration reform bill proposed by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue and endorsed by President Trump.  More...

Sports

Geibel golfers in rebuilding mode

Losing a group of starters can be difficult for high school teams, and this fall, the Geibel golf team is dealing with the loss of nearly its entire starting group from last season. More...

Conner impresses in return to practice for Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back James Conner knew extra work was on the way.  And he couldn’t have been more excited.  More...

Bucs fall to Brewers, 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keon Broxton hit a pinch-hit home run, Manny Piña drove in two runs, Zach Davies pitched into the seventh and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night.  More...

Human remains found in Bullskin

A forensic anthropologist and his team were called in Tuesday for help in recovering human remains found in Bullskin Township, a state police spokesman said.  More...

Authorities seize marijuana, weapons from Bullskin home

Authorities raided a Bullskin Township home Tuesday and seized more than 100 marijuana plants and 19 weapons, both loaded and unloaded, according to court papers.  Members of the Fayette County District Attorney’s drug task force obtained More...

Hiller woman files racial discrimination suit

Against Fayette County Housing Authority

A Hiller woman has sued the Fayette County Housing Authority and others with claims of racial discrimination.  Cheryl Adams alleges violations of federal and state housing and human rights laws in her suit filed Monday in federal court in Pittsb More...

Obituaries

Richard H. Grindle

Sardis

Richard “Dick” H. Grindle, 89, of Sardis, died Aug. 15, 2017, in Indiana, Pa., at the Communities of Indian Haven Assisted Living Facility, having resided there since 2013. He was born June 24, 1928, in Connellsville. More...

Dorothy Hampshire

Connellsville

Dorothy Hampshire, 86, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born July 19, 1931, in Banning, a daughter of the late Robert and Ida Mae (Gue) Hileman.  More...

Kristin Leonard

Connellsville

Kristin Leonard, 52, of Connellsville, formerly of Scottdale, passed away on Aug. 15, 2017.   Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, is in charge of arrangements.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.” (Psalms 145:18 AKJV)  It is a blessing to call on the Lord who cares for His own. Take time to pray.   More...

Cut down on French fry intake for better health

Dear Doctor: French fries are absolutely one of my favorite foods, but because of their calorie content, I try to limit them to twice a week. Now I just read that eating them even that rarely is linked to a higher risk of death. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Family reunions scheduled   More...

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