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October 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Wesley Health Center to hold breast cancer awareness event, dinner

Two years ago when Wesley Health Center executive director Marilyn Weaver spoke to a breast cancer survivors support group at Highlands Hospital she received a comment that spurred her to action.  “One woman said Connellsville doesn’ More...

News

GOP Rep. Murphy resigning after reports of affair

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she was pregnant, is resigning from Congress.  More...

NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in t More...

House leader Pelosi: Time for ‘a new generation of leaders’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Democrat said Thursday it’s time for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other veteran leaders step aside and make way for a new generation of party leaders.  More...

Opinion

Government needs to take steps to save drug-addicted people

(AP) –– Opioid addiction has developed such a powerful grip on Americans that some scientists have blamed it for lowering our life expectancy.  More...

It’s time for Pa. to embrace real redistricting reform

(AP) –– It’s a biannual rite.  In even-numbered years, Pennsylvania voters shake their fists at the heavens over the size and expense of the 253-member General Assembly. More...

President Trump’s national anthem comments called ‘Hail Mary’ attempt

WASHINGTON –– Despite all the troubles America faces, at home and abroad, President Trump has made kneeling in protest while the national anthem is performed at NFL games his No. 1 issue.  More...

Sports

Vikings win to clinch section title

For the Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team, winning hasn’t necessarily come easy all the time, but the wins have come in bunches this season. On Thursday, the Vikings notched a 1-0 victory over visiting Freeport for their 10th win in a row. More...

Connellsville boys soccer team defeats Hempfield

Luke Peperak scored a pair of goals to lead the Connellsville boys soccer team to a 3-1 victory over host Hempfield in a Section 4-AAAA match on Thursday. Garrett Brighton also scored for the Falcons (10-3-1, 7-3-1). More...

Warriors down Falcons, 3-1

The Connellsville volleyball team played better than it did the last time the Falcons met Penn-Trafford. More...

Cultural Trust receives grant for arts program

A grant from the Benedum Foundation to the Fayette County Cultural Trust is bringing professional artists to work with students in seven schools in six regional school districts. More...

Public can help Mt. Pleasant School District receive grant

A Mt. Pleasant Area School District teacher is in the running for a $100,000 grant, and the public can bring the dream into reality with online voting. More...

Police charge third person in Dunbar Township drug case

A third person has been charged in connection with a Dunbar Township drug case that yielded approximately 33 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 50 grams of suspected powder cocaine, 15 cell phones and digital scales, according to court papers. More...

Obituaries

Ronald E. Gross Sr.

Formerly of Dunbar

Ronald E. Gross Sr., 79, of Addison, formerly of Dunbar, passed away at home comforted by his loving family on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.  He was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Connellsville, a son of the late Michael and Doris (Hill) Gross.  More...

Earl H. Prinkey

Everson

Earl Henry Prinkey, 71, of Everson, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born Nov. More...

Joseph P. Verno

Dunbar

Joseph P. Verno, 65, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1952, in Washington, Pa., son of Thomas Verno and Lillian Clutter Verno. He was a self-employed industrial painter. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24 AKJV)  You can’t be half-hearted. More...

Panic attacks can derail prospects for normal life

Dear Doctor: Could you explain panic attacks? I never knew what people were talking about until a few months ago, while sitting at the computer. I felt as if I had stopped breathing; I thought I was dying. More...

Mountain Area News

The Bullskin Opry will kick off its season from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bullskin Grange Hall, 938 Pleasant Valley Road, Mt. Pleasant. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. More...

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