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September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland students to raise money to help hurricane victims

The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey continue to be felt in Houston.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma has wreaked a bit of havoc in various locales.  More...

News

Perry residents seek recycling solution with council

Approximately 20 residents of Perryopolis filled the borough’s council chambers during Wednesday meeting, hoping for a compromise with council regarding the recycling program.  “We’re destroying our earth by not doing this,&rdq More...

Puzzling study prompts call to examine relationship between flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had backto back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.  More...

Cops: Man asked stepdad to leave, then shot mom in hospital

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. More...

Opinion

Homeowners need to buy flood insurance

(AP) –– The images and stories from the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, are heart-wrenching. If Hurricane Irma’s damage in Florida is as bad as anticipated, the same will be true there. More...

Americans respond to hurricane victims

(AP) –– The devastation of the past two weeks, first in Texas and then in Florida, has touched our generous nature.  More...

Columnist shares Trump dream

WASHINGTON –– Every once in a while, I have a strange dream about our, shall we say, unique president. Most are pretty bad. More...

Sports

Another game, another QB for Falcons

Marko Thomas is only in his first year as head coach of the Connellsville football team, but through three games, heading into a fourth, the Falcons’ sideline boss is dealing with a situation that many longtime coaches probably never have to ex More...

SHS, MP tennis teams win

Hayley Robbins, Amelia Echard and Galatea Zeglin won at first through third singles respectively as the Southmoreland girls tennis team posted a Section 1-AA win over visiting Washington, 5-0 on Wednesday. More...

Steelers linebackers making instant impact

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of four years trying to retool at outside linebacker, searching for the kind of players who could create the chaos that came so easily to James Harrison and Lamar Woodley in their More...

Children to testify in city homicide trial

Fayette County’s district attorney plans to use statements made by two children in the prosecution of a man and woman accused of killing a Connellsville woman in 2015.  Assistant District Attorney Melinda Dellarose filed notice this week a More...

Business owner sues Connellsville, official

A business owner has sued Connellsville and its health code and zoning officer in federal court in Pittsburgh.  Amilio Gallo, owner of Crawford Trading Post and Gallo Auto Sales Inc., is seeking compensatory and punitive damage as part of the th More...

CASD receives one bid for Dunbar Twp. school

Only one bid was received by Wednesday’s 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Gertie F. Friend

Scottdale

Gertie F. Friend, 64, of Scottdale (Upper Tyrone Township), passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Louisa, Ky., a daughter of the late James Robert and Eva Jean (Ansell) Hardwick. More...

C. Wayne Miner

Formerly of Normalville

C. Wayne Miner, 87, of Monaca, passed away on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2017, at Providence Care Center, Beaver Falls.  Born on April 6, 1930, in Normalville, he was a son of the late Franklin and Ida (Grimm) Miner.  More...

Donald G. Ludwig II

Dunbar

Donald Guie Ludwig II, 61, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.  He was born on Nov. 14, 1955, in Connellsville, the son of the late Donald G. Sr. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” (Matthew 3:7 AKJV)   More...

Service dogs can be trained to assist with variety of tasks

Dear Doctor: I’ve seen a lot of dogs recently in grocery stores and restaurants wearing those yellow service dog vests, but some of them can’t obey even simple commands like “sit” and “stay.” They seem to really be More...

Southmoreland loses assistant principal, gains new teacher

Thanks goes out to Southmoreland High School assistant principal Dr. Tawnia St. Amant for the time spent in the position. You will be missed. More...

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