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September 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Black lawmakers ponder Trump agenda at meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail last year, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought the support of black voters by asking them, “What the hell do you have to lose?” An answer came during the Congressional Black Caucus’ annual More...

Trump signs law restricting travel for eight countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citizens of eight countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. More...

Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes new health care proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. More...

Opinion

College costs should be lower to help students

(AP) –– The hefty price tag on many college educations is a knotty issue with many consequences and no easy solutions. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Trump needs to get wall built fast

During the campaign, Donald J. More...

Sports

Friguglietti to play softball at Clarion

As a senior at Connellsville High School, Abbi Friguglietti is keeping busy during the 2017-18 school year. More...

Howard’s 19-yard TD in overtime leads Bears over Steelers, 23-17

CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Howard pushed through the pain in his right shoulder to give the Bears the lift they needed.  Howard scored on a 19-yard run in overtime to lead Chicago to a 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.  More...

Falcons double up Cavaliers

Luke Peperak scored a pair of goals to help the Connellsville boys soccer team notch a 4-2 victory over host Kiski in a Section 4-AAAA match on Saturday afternoon. More...

NAACP, local churches hold ‘Love Overcoming Hate’ vigil

A “Love Overcoming Hate” prayer vigil and rally was held recently at the General George C. Marshall Plaza in Uniontown amid rising concerns over a growing public display of white nationalism and Nazism in America.  More...

Dunbar Community Fest to bring music, entertainment

The 16th annual Dunbar Community Fest kicks off Friday evening with a concert, followed by two full days of activities.  The Friday concert will be bluegrass music performed by Perry Russell and the Dunbar Boys in the Big Top Tent, with food and More...

Obituaries

Ronald W. Addis

FORMERLY OF CONNELLSVILLE

Ronald William Addis, 81, of Charleroi, passed away surrounded by his loving family, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.  He was born Aug. 16, 1936 in Connellsville, the son of the late Eleanor (Secosky) and William Addis.  More...

Donna M. Fatla

MT. PLEASANT

Donna Marie (Smithnosky) Fatla of Mount Pleasant passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the age of 88 at Amber House, Mt. Pleasant. Donna was the daughter of Martin and Verna (Junick) Smithnosky and was married to the late Leo A. Fatla. More...

Debra E. Gearhart

SCOTTDALE

Debra Ella Gearhart, 63, of Scottdale, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at her home.  She was born Aug. 31, 1954, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Wayne and Lois Shaw Keefer.  More...

Lifestyles

Blood test for ovarian cancer not effective

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: How effective is the CA 125 blood test at detecting ovarian cancer? Because ovarian cancer is diagnosed so late, wouldn’t it make sense to screen women with this test at the same time they get their Pap smears?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Albright events listed  Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a 55+ luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Bob and Gayle Martin will serve stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes and a vegetable. More...

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