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Mt. Pleasant Borough Council considers storm water options

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News

Trump attacks GOP leaders over debt ceiling ‘mess’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. More...

U.S. weekly requests for jobless aid up 2,000 to 234,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. More...

Pace of home sales in July reached lowest level of 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank to their lowest level of the year.  More...

Opinion

Parents need to vaccinate children

(AP) –– Kids are back in school and so, too, is the ever increasing risk of them catching a severe or even lethal transmissible disease because parents of their peers are irresponsible in regards to mandatory vaccinations.  We’ More...

No case made to retain involvement in Afghan

(AP) –– If there is a compelling case to be made for deepening the United States military involvement in Afghanistan, where the 16-year-old war has already lasted longer than any other in American history, President Trump did not make it More...

It is time for new statues in the South

If your precious “Southern heritage” includes swastikas, you may as well quit reading right here. But odds are astronomically high that it doesn’t. More...

Sports

SHS girls tennis team learning quickly

The Southmoreland girls tennis team enjoyed a solid season last year, going 15-4 overall and snagging a spot in the postseason. More...

Dodgers pull away from Pirates to reach 90 wins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yasmani Grandal and Adrian Gonzalez hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 5-2 victory Thursday, their 90th win of the season. More...

Mt. Pleasant, Frazier golfers win

Sam Napper, James Queer and Tim Pisula each shot a 38 as the Mt. Pleasant boys golf team defeated Geibel in a Section 2-AA match on Thursday at Pleasant Valley Country Club. More...

Community to benefit from school closings

The closing of several elementary schools in the Connellsville Area School District is having some unexpected benefits for the community. More...

City man arraigned on rape charges

A Connellsville man was arraigned Thursday on charges he forcibly removed a woman’s clothing and sexually assaulted her, according to court papers.  Darrell L. More...

Dunbar man goes to jail on corruption of minor charges

A Dunbar man was sentenced Thursday to serve three to 12 months in the Fayette County Prison in connection with his jury conviction on a corruption of minors charge.  Billy Joe Wilson, 29, appeared before Fayette County Judge Nancy Vernon after More...

Obituaries

Deborah M. Crise

Connellsville

Deborah M. Crise, 62, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born July 2, 1955, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Harry and Dolores (Armello) Myers.  More...

Antonetta J. McKlveen

Connellsville

Antonetta J. “Nettie” Merendino McKlveen, 87, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. More...

Dorothy M. Schock

Formerly of Connellsville

Dorothy Marie Schock, formerly of Connellsville, died peacefully in her sleep on her 77th birthday, Aug. 22, 2017.  The Pennsylvania native was the daughter of the late Rev. Harvey Morris and Sara Shields.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10 AKJV)  The Lake of Fire is forever. More...

Dairy products appear to be linked to size differences in kids

Dear Doctor: My family tries to limit dairy products; it just doesn’t make sense to me that, marketing aside, humans should need milk from another species. But now I read that non-cow milk may be linked to shorter kids. Why would that be? More...

Mountain Area News

LHTC Broadband’s 10th Annual Customer Appreciation Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Flax Scutching Grounds in Stahlstown.  More...

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