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September 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Scottdale Fall Festival fun

Morgan Stimmel, 10, of Connellsville participates in the Scottdale Fall Festival chalk art contest on Pittsburgh Street. More...

Musical group performs in Perryopolis

Members of Gallowglass, a musical group from Wheeling, W. Va., performs at the Washington’s Mill Festival at Sampey Park in Perryopolis. More...

Irma’s damage a reminder of Florida vulnerability

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida’s economy has long thrived on one import above all: People. More...

Opinion

Citizens can’t even name three branches of U.S. government

(AP) –– Ask someone to name the three branches of our federal government, and you might reasonably expect that most everyone in our nation would easily be able to answer such a simple question.  Not so.  More...

Man-made storm brews in Congress

(AP) –– Just as Americans are coming together in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a man-made storm is brewing and the designated first responders are members of Congress.  More...

Bible Digest

“And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3 AKJV)  This was a promise that God made to Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation. More...

Sports

Connellsville native honored at Hempfield

After more than four decades of service to the district, both in the classroom and on the track, a Connellsville native was honored prior to Hempfield’s season-opening football game. More...

Suarez, Gennett homers push Reds past Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole was on his way to a second straight impressive start on Sunday in Cincinnati.  A Reds offensive burst derailed him.  More...

Steelers shut down Vikings in emotional home opener, 26-9

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger took a knee in prayer then sprinted to midfield holding the flag honoring the man who helped guide the Pittsburgh Steelers from irrelevance into a dynasty. More...

Uniontown expands interventional radiology

Uniontown Hospital is now offering expanded interventional radiology services –– providing Fayette County residents with a close-to-home alternative to traditional surgery for some procedures. More...

Southmoreland School Board approves updated sound system

The spoken word is about to be easier to hear and understand in Southmoreland High School’s auditorium after the board of school directors voted Thursday to approve an updated sound system.  “We talked about this at budget time,&rdqu More...

Spaghetti dinner to aid local couple suffering from serious medical issues

When a member of a family has a problem, the whole family pulls together.  That sentiment has taken on new strength as a husband and wife take on serious medical issues and both have ties to the fire service.  More...

Obituaries

Terry A. Fencil

CONNELLSVILLE

Terry A. Fencil, 65, of Connellsville died Friday Sept. 15, 2017 in Excela Health Frick Hospital. She was born September 27, 1951 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harry and Myrtle Manetta Stafford. More...

Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers.  He endowed them with pathos and compassion and animated them with his gaunt, unforgettable presence, making would-be fringe fi More...

Owner of Triple Crown champ Secretariat dies at 95

Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her ailing father’s dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95.  More...

Lifestyles

More studies needed to assess vitamin K’s effect on bone health

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: My 83-year-old mother has advanced osteoporosis. She and I recently read several articles touting the benefits of vitamin K2. Does it help strengthen bones? If so, what is the recommended daily dose? Are there side effects?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Albright events listed  Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a number of events in September.  Tea time will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20.  More...

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