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October 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Author hikes through city with positive message for America

After 20 years of watching almost no television, Liam Burnell moved into a house with an elderly woman last fall who watched nearly nonstop.  It was the height of the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. More...

News

Regulators have flip-flopped on legality of bump stocks

Two decades before a secretive gambler lugged an arsenal that included 12 “bump stocks” into a Las Vegas hotel room and opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers, a 40-something ex-Marine was tinkering in his Florida garage, looking for a fr More...

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

A girl saw her mother’s face for the first time.  A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed.  A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed &ldquo More...

California to require advanced notice on drug cost spikes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Drug companies doing business in California will soon have to notify the public two months in advance of dramatic price spikes under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.  More...

Opinion

Let’s end partisan gerrymandering

(AP) –– It’s not a new hit movie. It’s what must happen for Democrats to prevail in a closely watched case out of Wisconsin that could affect elections across the U.S. for years to come.  More...

Trump needs more realistic tax reform

(AP) –– President Ronald Reagan, who honed his speaking skills as a Hollywood actor, knew how to make a good speech. More...

Fatima, Portugal sets example for hope

FATIMA, PORTUGAL –– “It was kind of heartbreaking to see this lonely little figure, who was just suffering on his own.” In his first hours into a pilgrimage to Fatima, Bishop David O’Connell, born in Ireland and serving More...

Sports

Falcons win to clinch playoff spot

For the Connellsville girls soccer team, Monday’s game at Hempfield represented more than just another road contest on the schedule. More...

Bell wants more ground attack

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell isn’t worried about Ben Roethlisberger.  The Pittsburgh Steelers game plan is another matter entirely.  More...

CAHS volleyball team defeats Shaler

Sara Ellis had 33 assists and two blocks and Maggie Means came up with 45 digs as the Connellsville volleyball team defeated host Shaler, 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 25- 13 in a non-section match on Monday. More...

Rotary Club raises money to help hurricane victims, fellow Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Connellsville raised $3,783.46 last week to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Beaumont, Texas, and its Rotary Club.  A “guest bartender, waiter and waitress” event took place at Bud Murphy’s Restaurant in Conn More...

Mt. Pleasant school to offer opioid prevention

More Pennsylvanians die from opioid overdose than fatal vehicle accidents, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  In an attempt to combat the statistics, seventh and eight graders in the Mt. More...

Obituaries

Russell T. Brooks

Formerly of Connellsville

Russell Timothy Brooks, 54, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away peacefully in his home Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.  Russell was born on Feb. 9, 1963, in Connellsville, to Ruby and Gilbert Brooks.  More...

Madelyn C. Lohr

Uniontown

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...

Jimmy Beaumont, co-writer of ‘Since I Don’t Have You,’ dies

MCKEESPORT (AP) — Jimmy Beaumont, the lead singer of the doo-wop group the Skyliners and a co-writer of the iconic ballad “Since I Don’t Have You,” has died at age 76.  Beaumont died in his sleep Saturday at his home in M More...

Lifestyles

Spread of candida auris concerns health professionals

Dear Doctor: First, there was a “superbug bacteria”; now there’s a “superbug fungus”? What is this new fungus that I’ve been reading about? More to the point, how worried should I be? More...

Yoga begins at Carnegie Free Library, Highlands Hospital

Yoga classes will begin today at the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville. Mixed classes will be held from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Yoga 101 will be held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Yoga also will be held from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Saturdays. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Support group offered Christ United Methodist Church, 201 Market St., Scottdale, will offer a free bereavement support group from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 17 and 24. The group will be facilitated by a grief counselor. To register, call 724-887-6724. More...

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