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August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Tying up the goats at Bullskin Fair

Jessica Johnson of Normalville makes a running dismount before tying a goat in 13.31 seconds to place third in the competition.   More...

News

Government to make health law payments this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will make this month’s payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday.  More...

Internal FBI surveys show high support for ex-FBI head

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite White House claims to the contrary, fired FBI Director James Comey was highly respected and trusted within the bureau during his nearly four-year tenure, according to internal survey results released Wednesday.  More...

Survey: Citizens of many U.S. allies trust Putin over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. More...

Opinion

Americans need to oppose hatred

(AP) –– “White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special.  “As we mourn the tragedy that has occurred in Charlottes More...

Visitors need to give national parks a break

(AP) – It’s not unusual for Yellowstone National Park summer visitors to circle many times around a parking lot at a major attraction until they can find a parking spot.  More...

The center is not dead in this country

WASHINGTON Many years ago, when Chile was on the verge of civil war, a Belgian Jesuit priest named Father Roger Vekemans impressed me with his unsentimental compassion and political positioning.  I asked him once, “What is the most sane po More...

Sports

Former Falcon McCrae hosts sports clinic

A group of Connellsville kids got to do something on Wednesday that not a lot of young athletes can experience: Learn from a professional athlete.  More...

Rookie T.J. Watt’s emergence signals changing of the guard

LATROBE (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. More...

Pina’s homer leads Brewers to 7-6 comeback win over Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Pina hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.  Pina’s one-out shot to right field, one of five home runs by the Brewers, came o More...

Judge to hear appeal in Munchinski suit

Man spent 27 years behind bars before being freed

An appeal by two former Fayette County prosecutors will be heard in the Third District Court of Appeals in connection with a lawsuit filed by a man who spent 27 years behind bars before being freed.  More...

Connellsville seeks project for 2017 CDBG allocation

Proposals for using this year’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation are being accepted by the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority.  The first of two public hearings on the 2017 CDBG program was held Monday at City Hall.&n More...

Scottdale Borough Council offers police force new retirement option

Scottdale’s police force will have a new retirement option after council approved the Deferred Retirement Option Plan ordinance earlier this week.  More...

Obituaries

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 A. Leonard

Connellsville

Kristin A. (Knipple) Leonard, 52, of Connellsville, formerly of Scottdale, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at her residence.  She was born March 25, 1965, in Scottdale, a daughter of Ronald L. Knipple of Scottdale and the late Margery J. 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 burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.” (Zechariah 12:1 AKJV)  God is the great Creator and Sust More...

Child looks for evidence to convince parents to get pooch

Dear Doctor: I’m 12 years old, and I really want to get a dog. Can you help me find some studies to convince my mom and dad about the benefits of having a dog?   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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