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News

Man who sent Hannibal Lecter photo to judge to go on trial

MONESSEN (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he threatened a judge by sending her a letter including a picture of movie cannibal Hannibal Lecter.  More...

UK threat level raised to “critical” after subway bombing

LONDON (AP) — A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain’s terrorism threat level to “critical,” meaning another attack may be More...

Official: Amphibious vehicle hit gas line, sparking fire

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An amphibious vehicle hit a gas line sparking a fire that injured 14 Marines and a sailor during a training exercise at a California base earlier this week, a US military official said Friday.  More...

Opinion

You’ll float, too

There are three things I hate in this universe, irrational or not: Clowns. Dolls. Spiders. With that information in mind, which idiot do you think went to see the new interpretation of Stephen King’s “IT” with a couple of friends? More...

Playing right into their hands

(AP) – By denying them a place to speak, some American colleges are playing right into white nationalists’ hands. More...

Unthinkable wars in faraway places

As the United States and North Korea -- both armed with incendiary rhetoric and nuclear weapons -- taunt and challenge each other, the crisis in East Asia underlines an important, immutable but much-ignored law of international relations: Peripheral More...

Sports

Highlanders nip Vikings in OT

Mt. Pleasant is a young football team this season, but for much of Friday’s Interstate Conference match-up, the inexperienced players held their own against a more seasoned McGuffey squad. More...

Big first half leads McKeesport to victory over Connellsville

If the first quarter of McKeesport’s win over Connellsville Friday had been a movie, it could have been titled “The Fast and the Furious, Tiger Style.” The Tigers pounced on the Falcons for three touchdowns in the first four minutes of the 60-7 troun More...

Sports Notices

RUNNING  Pechin 5K   More...

Man goes to state prison for killing resort chef during police chase

A Confluence man’s “senseless” decision led to a 2015 police chase that ended with the death of a Nemacolin Woodlands Resort chef in a crash on Route 40 in Wharton Township, a Fayette County judge said Friday.  More...

Perryopolis honors colonial heritage with Washington’s Mill Festival

Perryopolis is steeped in colonial history, starting with George Washington himself. 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...

Jared M. Oswald

Connellsville

Jared M. Oswald, 37, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at home.  He was born Aug. 11, 1980, in Greensburg, a son of Gary and Jody (Courtley) Oswald.  More...

Stephen E. Philburn

Formerly of Connellsville

Stephen Eric Philburn, 45, of Dayton, formerly of Connellsville, died on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. He was born Oct. 16, 1971, in Connellsville, to Stephen P. and Mary Ellen Philburn. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17 AKJV)  Following Jesus means that we turn away from sin.   More...

Diabetics who regularly monitor blood sugar are able to drive

Dear Doctor: Whenever I offer a certain friend a ride, she kindly declines, explaining that, because I have Type 1 diabetes, she’s afraid my blood sugar will suddenly crash and I’ll get into an accident. More...

Church News

Albright events listed Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a number of events in September. The monthly men’s breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. today. To help cook, please arrive at 7:30 a.m. More...

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