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Jackhammer missing in South Connellsville

South Connellsville’s jackhammer and air compressor are apparently missing.  Jeremy Grubbs, the borough’s fire chief, asked borough council Tuesday about borrowing the equipment for work at the fire station. More...

News

Human rights honor goes to Egyptian banned from travel

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards granted to human rights defenders but was unable to accept the prize in person because his government has banned him from travel over his work documenting abuses. More...

Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick

The White House is working on a plan that could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to people buying individual and small business coverage. But the bill for this might be paid by the sick.  More...

Dad of boy who died after scalding bath sentenced to 7 years in prison

CINCINNATI (AP) — The father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after his stepmother put him in a scalding bath has been sentenced to seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and child endangering.  More...

Opinion

Pick people’s safety over gun politics

(AP) –– It appears the horrific events in Las Vegas this week have slowed efforts in Congress to make gun violence even more dangerous than it is now.  More...

Hurricanes shine light on climate change

(AP) –– If this month’s tragedy in Las Vegas brought home the need for a national conversation on gun violence, the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico are shining a spotlight on another controversial topic: climate change. More...

Reasons to stay calm about Russia Facebook ads

The latest excitement in the Trump-Russia investigation is a set of Facebook ads linked to Russia, about 3,000 in all, that some of the president’s adversaries hope will prove the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.  More...

Sports

Commodores top Pioneers in straight sets

The Frazier volleyball team turned in a somewhat uneven performance during Tuesday’s home match against West Greene. More...

Panthers nip Falcons, 1-0

Tuesday’s boys soccer game between Connellsville and visiting Franklin Regional featured a closer score, but the same result, as the Panthers took advantage of a first-half mistake to post a 1-0 Section 4-AAAA win. More...

Trump sticks to hockey during Penguins’ visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — After adding to the uproar over NFL players who protest during the national anthem, President Donald Trump mostly stuck to hockey in honoring the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, calling them “true cha More...

F.C. judge rules forgery, theft charges stand

Perryopolis man charged with allegedly stealing $52,553 from community’s heritage society

A Fayette County judge has rejected a Perryopolis man’s attempt to have charges dismissed in connection with the theft of nearly $52,553 from the community’s heritage society.  More...

Scottdale’s Road Runner wants to fill void when Sheetz closes

With Sheetz leaving Scottdale in 2018, a local business is hoping to fill the void.  Thomas Seaman, owner of Scottdale’s Road Runner, went before the borough council Monday night about an expansion to his business.  Seaman is hoping t More...

Man held for F.C. court on 25 counts of statutory sexual assault, other charges

A woman testified Tuesday she engaged in sex multiple times with Bradley James Russell when she was 14 and 15 and he was in his 30s.  “Probably 15 (times) ... from age 14 to 16,” she said of occasions of sexual intercourse.  More...

Obituaries

James K. Albright

Dunbar

James ‘Jimmy’ K. Albright, 55, of Dunbar, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh.  He was born April 24, 1962.  Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Anderson Albright.  More...

Joyce S. Begonia

Alverton

Joyce Shirer Begonia, 79, of Alverton, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  Joyce was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Cadet and Dorothy Shirer.  More...

Ella M. Shuster

Scottdale

Ella Marie Shuster, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant, in the loving presence of family .  Visitation for Ella will begin Friday in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., 417 W. More...

Lifestyles

Cranberry extracts, probiotics may help combat UTIs

Dear Doctor: I have a lot of urinary tract infections. My doctor told me not to drink anything with caffeine, but surely there must be something else I can do. Are there foods I should eat? Not eat?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Guild meeting slated The Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale. New members are welcome. If you have any questions, please call 724-887-4682. More...

Bible Digest

“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.” (Psalms 9:9-10 AKJV)   More...

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