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News

Trump says Tillerson is ‘wasting his time’ talking to North Korea officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, raising speculation about whether Trump co More...

Supreme Court opens pivotal term with Trump nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court’s agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. More...

Coast Guard report: Captain errors led up to El Faro sinking

A Coast Guard report released Sunday says the primary cause of the 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, which killed all 33 aboard, was the captain underestimating the strength of a hurricane and overestimating the ship’s strength. More...

Opinion

Heat makes writer long for cool fall days

Let’s just get this out of the way now before people are disappointed and throwing tomatoes at me: I hate summer.  For the sake of transparency, I’ll elaborate: I really, really despise heat.  Swimming? I love that. More...

Political Cartoon

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If life gives you Paul Ryan, make lemonade

It is now clear that Republicans are incapable of giving us a free market in health insurance, so it continues to be illegal in America to buy plans that don’t cover shrinks, domestic violence counseling and HIV screening, and perhaps always sh More...

Sports

Swetz leading Fayette volleyball team to success

Like every other athletic organization, the Penn State Fayette volleyball team has experienced its share of coaching changes. The Roaring Lions have maintained their success through each of those changes, and this season is no exception.  More...

Steelers savor rare win in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Whether it’s early in the season, late in the year or in the postseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers will always derive satisfaction from beating the Baltimore Ravens — especially on the road.  More...

Connellsville girls soccer team tops Golden Lions

Callie Cunningham scored four goals and Victoria Craig also scored as the Connellsville girls soccer team defeated host Greensburg Salem, 5-0 in a nonsection game on Saturday. More...

Mt. Pleasant Church of God Food Pantry holds turkey drive

Colorful leaves and pumpkins are as popular with Thanksgiving as they are with Halloween. More...

Father, son display turned wood at F.C. Law Library

Two artists are featured this month at the Fayette County Law Library, father and son Leonard F. and Leonard J. Baron of Uniontown. More...

Obituaries

James R. McKee

VANDERBILT

James R. McKee, 75, of Vanderbilt, husband of Lois (Whoric) McKee, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 1, 2017 at his residence.  Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the Ralph E. More...

Edward ‘Ed’ Metzgar Jr.

CONNELLSVILLE

Edward “Ed” Metzgar Jr., 94, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in St. Anne Home, Greensburg.  He was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Connellsville, a son of the late Edward and Gladys P. (Huey) Metzgar Sr.  More...

Jack R. Sleasman

MT. PLEASANT

Jack R. Sleasman, 84, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday Sept. 30, 2017 at his home.  He was born Nov. 11, 1932 in Scott Haven, a son of the late Charles R. and Margaret V. Cale Sleasman.  More...

Lifestyles

Fay-West Calendar

Hospital meeting set Highlands Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. today in the Learning Center at the hospital. Plans for the coming year will be announced. All members are urged to attend. New members are welcome. Legion auxiliary to meet More...

Surgical procedure can lessen symptoms of neurological condition

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: What can be done for normal pressure hydrocephalus? My dad was diagnosed with this condition six months ago after developing severe gait problems, urinary urgency and memory issues. More...

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