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September 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Mnuchin: Congress should tie Harvey aid to debt limit bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation’s borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victim More...

Congress to resume health care fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican hopes for repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s health care law are still twitching in Congress, though barely.  More...

Trump’s plan would pass hot potato to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan President Donald Trump is expected to announce Tuesday for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children was embraced by some top Republicans on Monday and denounced by others as the beginning of a “civil war” More...

Opinion

Senator will push for bill to repair health insurance exchanges

(AP) –– When Congress returns to work after this Labor Day weekend, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander intends to push for urgently needed legislation that would repair the ailing health insurance exchanges. More...

It’s time to help hurricane victims

AP –– The American Red Cross is helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and all across the Gulf coast. More...

Why media hunt for right-wing violence

After I’d spent a decade begging Republicans, including a few presidential candidates, to take up the immigration issue, Donald J. Trump came along, championed the entire thesis of “Adios, America,” and swept all contenders aside. More...

Sports

Falcons young, but talented and experienced

A quick glance at the roster for the Connellsville boys soccer team shows that the Falcons will be made up primarily of underclassmen as they play their way through the 2017 season. More...

TODAY’S GAMES

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Boys soccer Kiski at Connellsville, 7:30 p.m. Jeannette at Geibel, 4 p.m. Southmoreland at Brownsville, 7:30 p.m. Mt. Pleasant at Deer Lakes, 7:30 p.m. Girls soccer Connellsville at Mt. More...

Gators win FCCA Tournament

Connellsville soccer teams start out with victories in weekend tournament action

The Geibel girls volleyball team got off to a strong start as it won the Fayette County Coaches Association Tournament on Saturday at Uniontown. More...

Scottdale Library to host programs for 100-year anniversary of flu pandemic

Obituaries grew in leaps and bounds, and many public facilities such as theaters, libraries, saloons and schools closed up their doors tight, as everyone was warned to practice the three “C’s” –– clean mouths, clean skin and clean clothes. More...

Dan Zilli Memorial Run to take place in Mt. Pleasant

Jason Dieter remembers Dan Zilli as a friend, work partner and “all-around good guy.”  The pair worked together for 13 years with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. More...

Obituaries

John F. Grinko Sr.

CONNELLSVILLE

John F. Grinko, Sr., 82, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. More...

Henry Molinaro

CONNELLSVILLE

Henry Molinaro, 89, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 in Redstone Highlands Health Care, Greensburg. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home. 123 S.  More...

Otto C. Striner Jr.

CONNELLSVILLE

Otto C. Striner, Jr., 88, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown.  He was born Aug. 23, 1929 in Connellsville, Pa., the son of the late Otto G. and Kathryn (O’Nell) Striner.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD. Praise you the LORD.” (Psalms 150:6 AKJV)  We were created to praise our Creator and our Lord.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Historical building open   More...

No definitive answer as to whether organics are healthier foods

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: Are organic foods better for you than ordinary foods? I say yes because there are no hormones or pesticides involved. More...

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