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August 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State police fire marshal makes rulings on two fires

A state police fire marshal has made rulings on two fires that occurred earlier this month. Trooper Craig Soltis of the Uniontown barracks said arson caused a fire at a building in Vanderbilt. That fire occurred at about 3:45 a.m. Aug. More...

News

Trump clears way for local police to obtain military gear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Local police departments will soon have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. More...

Trump promises federal aid to storm-ravaged Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday promised federal assistance to storm-ravaged parts of Texas, insisting Congress will act swiftly on a multi-billion-dollar Hurricane Harvey recovery package as the government signaled current funds w More...

Lawyer says Trump Tower in Russia considered during campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s personal lawyer confirmed Monday that the president’s company pursued a project in Moscow during the Republican primary, but said that the plan was abandoned “for a variety of business reasons. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, Wherein have we wearied him? More...

Meditation might alleviate back pain for some patients

Dear Doctor: I’ve had back pain since my 20s and have gotten to the point where I can’t use aspirin or other pain relievers because they tear up my stomach. My sister-in-law wants me to try meditation, which sounds a little nutty. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Family reunion scheduled The Shroyer Reunion will be held on Monday, Sept. 4, at the home of Shawn Shroyer, 809 Garden St., Connellsville. Please bring a covered dish or dessert, drinks for your family, and something for the white elephant. More...

Methadone clinic counselor receives probation

A counselor at a shuttered North Union Township methadone clinic was sentenced Monday in federal court in Pittsburgh to serve time on probation.  Louis M. More...

Mt. Pleasant woman charged with assault

A Mt. Pleasant Township woman is charged with aggravated assault among other charges after police say she threatened a man with a kitchen knife during a dispute on Sunday.  Jessica Magyor, 25, was arraigned on the charges Monday.  More...

Connellsville Area Community Ministries meets goals

If you can drive a box truck or volunteer late morning or afternoon hours, or have a special skill or talent or willingness to just show up and help out, Connellsville Area Community Ministries could use a hand. More...

Obituaries

Beverly L. Winston

Scottdale

Beverly Lynn Winston, 41, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2017, in Family Hospice, Lawrenceville, in the caring presence of her loving family. More...

Opinion

All citizens are entitled to First Amendment rights

(AP) –– A fairgoer named Karen Wood was shocked to see Confederate flags for sale at this year’s Wood County Fair. More...

Lessons learned from last week’s eclipse

The solar eclipse last week was a marvel. After all, people were looking up, instead of looking at screens! There was a widespread sense of the wonder of creation at a time of social, religious and other turmoil. More...

Visitors, unity lasting impact of eclipse

(AP) –– Visitors, unity are lasting impact of eclipse  They came. They saw, presuming it wasn’t too cloudy. Nebraska conquered.  More...

Sports

Gators look to continue upward trend

The 2016 boys soccer season was a tough one for Geibel as the Gators started out with 10 straight losses. More...

Seniors leading by example for Southmoreland boys golf team

The Southmoreland boys golf team suffered some big losses after last season’s undefeated section outing, but head coach Dave Keefer said those who remain have been working hard and helping the newcomers learn the ropes.  More...

MP, SHS tennis teams win

Maddy Miller and Brittany Prinkey won at first doubles and Madison Moore and Lexi Lowe teamed up for a win at second doubles as the Mt. More...

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