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August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

2 flown from scene of Saltlick Twp. crash

Two people were flown by medical helicopter from an accident early Tuesday morning on Indian Valley Creek Road in Saltlick Township.  The accident at about 2:30 a.m. More...

Connellsville names 2017 Hall of Fame class

This year’s selection committee for the Connellsville Area School District Hall of Fame had 52 candidates to consider before selecting the final six to be inducted this year.  More...

News

Houston drainage grid ‘so obsolete it’s just unbelievable’

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s system of bayous and reservoirs was built to drain a tabletop-flat city prone to heavy rains. More...

No fire or fury, but muted Trump response to N. Korea missile

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for North Korea’s restraint. So much for President Donald Trump’s threats of “fire and fury.”  More...

Haunted by Katrina’s memory, Louisiana now faces Harvey

LAKE CHARLES, La. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 AKJV)  Thank God for ete More...

Concerned parents unsure whether to let son play football

Dear Doctor: Our older sons both played football in high school, but that was before all the publicity about concussions. Our youngest son is now old enough to try out for the team. Is it really that dangerous? 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...

F.C. judge recuses self from S. Connellsville police chief case

A Fayette County judge has asked another judge to hear pretrial issues involving South Connellsville’s police chief.  Judge Joseph M. More...

MPASD students get hands-on learning with greenhouse

Students in the Mt. Pleasant Area School District will be getting a more hands-on approach to junior high science with the addition of a greenhouse.  Bob Gumbita, Mt. More...

PennDOT to start bridge project in Saltlick Twp.

Work to replace a bridge on Melcroft Road in Saltlick Township is expected to begin next month, PennDOT officials said.  The project centers on the bridge spanning Champion Creek and is set to start Sept. 11, officials said. More...

Council awards contracts for boat ramp replacement

Connellsville City Council Tuesday awarded contracts for stone, concrete and excavation work for a new boat launch ramp at Yough River Park.  The new ramp will make it easier for the New Haven Hose Company to launch its new swift water rescue bo 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...

‘The Elephant Man’ playwright Bernard Pomerance dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Pomerance, the playwright best known for the Tony Award-winning play about a horribly deformed man that has lured some of Hollywood’s biggest names, such as Bradley Cooper and John Hurt, has died at 76. More...

Former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote dies at 90

Jud Heathcote, who led Michigan State and Magic Johnson to the 1979 NCAA championship, has died. He was 90. The school announced Heathcote died Monday in Spokane, Washington. More...

Opinion

Time for politeness to return to politics

(AP) – It is disturbing, but all too easy in today’s political climate, to picture the reality state Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez recently found herself in.  More...

30 minutes can save your life

(AP) – The statistics help tell the story. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in Illinois. More than 25,000 people in the state died of heart disease in 2015, the latest full year available. More...

Trump vs. the filibuster

President Trump brings an outsider’s perspective to the long debate over the Senate filibuster. An overwhelming majority of the Senate disagrees with his desire to kill the filibuster, which means he doesn’t have a prayer of winning. More...

Sports

Falcons working hard under new coach

The Connellsville volleyball team is in a period of transition, but new coach Katie Nolder is doing her best to make sure that the changes are as smooth and successful as possible. More...

MP girls soccer team loaded with experience

The Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team will rely on its experience this season as the Vikings strive for a third consecutive Section 2-AAA championship. More...

Steelers acquire tight end Vance McDonald from 49ers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin scouted Vance McDonald before the 2013 NFL draft and liked what he saw from the big tight end. More...

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