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October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

This year’s Scottdale Fall Festival called ‘a success’

This year’s Scottdale Fall Festival has been deemed a success, and members of the festival committee are already looking forward to 2018.  With mild weather, new vendors and lots of great entertainment, visitors from all over the area join More...

News

Dems who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust enforcement is the b More...

Odd bedfellows fight Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says coal is back and nuclear energy is cool. Not at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar, insists an unusual coalition of business and environmental groups.  More...

Pa. conduct board wants judge suspended, citing retaliation against workers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The state’s Judicial Conduct Board wants a local district judge suspended again, saying he retaliated against his employees during a previous suspension for pursuing a romantic interest in one of his clerks and being int More...

Opinion

What if Trump represents change in nation’s politics?

WASHINGTON –– This fall, I am struck by the all-too-clear awareness that there is no longer any question about who Donald J. Trump really is. More...

Local mother seeks answers for her daughter’s mental illness, addiction

It is hard to believe that mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction continue to be misunderstood and misdiagnosed in our nation today.  But it’s true.  More...

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Sports

Injuries mount as Falcons prepare for Plum

After one of their better performances of the season against Franklin Regional, the Connellsville football team came back with one of its worst performances in last week’s 49-0 non-conference loss to Baldwin. More...

Vikings beat Fillies in section match, 4-1

Ally Bloom scored two goals as the Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team earned a 4-1 victory over host Laurel Highlands in a Section 2-AAA game on Wednesday. Mackenzie Leeder and Lexi Stanek each scored a goal. More...

Cavaliers edge Falcons, 4-3

The Connellsville girls soccer team might be feeling a little bit of deja vu after Wednesday’s Section 4-AAAA game against visiting Kiski. More...

Former-athletic trainer files lawsuit

Yackovich sues Mt. Pleasant Area School District, former superintendent, claiming age and sex discrimination

A former athletic trainer in the Mt. Pleasant Area School District has sued the district and a former superintendent for age and sex discrimination, saying district officials replaced her because they wanted some “new faces.” More...

State Reps. Dowling, Warner to host First Responders Recognition

To honor the men and women who devote their time as first responders, Reps. Matt Dowling (R-51st District) and Ryan Warner (R-52nd District) will host a First Responders Recognition Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. 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...

Gary M. Tinkey Sr.

Indian Head

Gary M. Tinkey Sr., 61, of Indian Head, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Mr. Tinkey was born Nov. 26, 1955, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late James and Beulah Pritts Tinkey.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:11 AKJV)  What a wonderful truth! Pray.   More...

Southmoreland High School gets new assistant principal

Thanks goes out to Southmoreland High School assistant principal Tawnia St. Amant for her service to the school. Welcome, Tracey Kuchar, to the position. More...

Babies, children don’t necessarily have to bathe every day

Dear Doctor: My 10-yearold grandchild gets a bath only three times a week, and sometimes it’s only twice a week. Is this normal? I thought that children should be bathed every day.   More...

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