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October 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page


Hurricanes cause monthly U.S. job loss but rebound likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pullback in U.S. hiring last month resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely prove short-lived, with a resilient job market pointing to gains in the coming months. More...

White House to order expansion of health care options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by C More...

Family and ‘Star Trek’ co-stars pay tribute to Anton Yelchin with statue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A statue of Anton Yelchin has been unveiled at a service honoring the late actor’s life that was attended by Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and several of his collaborators in the “Star Trek” franchise.  More...

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On this date

Today is Monday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2017. There are 83 days left in the year. This is Columbus Day in the United States, as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada. More...


Fay-West Calendar

Casey Girls to meet Casey Girls will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus in Connellsville. Committee members are Norma Frazier and Bertha Ruper. For more information, call 724-277- 4959. Albright events listed More...

Minimal data on the cardiovascular response to marijuana use


DEAR DOCTOR: Can marijuana use really increase the risk of high blood pressure, as a recent study suggests? I thought marijuana was supposed to make you relax.  More...

State police, DA’s office probe fatal shooting in Perryopolis

State police in Belle Vernon and the Fayette County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of a former Perryopolis borough councilman Friday night.  Garrett Judson Hoose, 47, of 206 Constitution St., was shot and k More...


Madelyn C. Lohr


Madelyn C. Lohr, of Uniontown died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 in Point Manor North in Uniontown.  She was born Nov. 21, 1917 in Dawson, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Becher.  More...

Mary E. Harbaugh


Mary E. Harbaugh, 94, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Vanderbilt, the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Palladino) Brown. Mary was a member of St. More...


Congress needs to ensure weapons of war come to an end

(AP) –– Among the phrases used to describe the weapons amassed by Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas was “high velocity ammunition intended to inflict the most damage.” Another broadcaster stopped himself to add the word “late More...

Open record laws are very important

(AP) –– Government officials and employees are notorious for trying to keep documents secret from the public. More...

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Experience, team unity key to Vikings’ success

When the 2017 boys soccer season started, Mt. Pleasant coach Floyd Snyder admitted that he had high hopes for his team. More...

Jaguars stun Steelers in sloppy 30-9 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The new-look Jacksonville Jaguars just might be for real. Telvin Smith and Barry Church returned a pair of Ben Roethlisberger’s interceptions for touchdowns and Jacksonville stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-9 on Sunday. More...

Martin Truex Jr. wins yet another playoff race for Toyota

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. More...

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