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October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

F.C. prison board hears conflicting accounts of sewer line collapse

An advocate for improvements in the Fayette County Prison and a union representative offered accounts Wednesday that conflicted with what the facility’s warden said happened after a sewer line collapsed last month at the county lockup.  More...

News

One injury reported in Route 119 crash

One person was flown from a multi-vehicle accident on Route 119 in Connellsville Township Wednesday afternoon.  According to Fayette County 911, the two-vehicle accident was reported at 4:18 p.m., with fire officials still on the scene at 5 p.m. More...

German couple won’t call baby Lucifer

BERLIN (AP) — A baby in Germany won’t be named Lucifer after authorities intervened. A registrar in the central city of Kassel sought clarification from the local district court after a couple sought to give their son the name. More...

Correction: FDA approves better vaccine to prevent shingles virus

In a story Oct. 20 about U.S. More...

Opinion

GOP committeeman way off mark in attacking Mahoney

Letter to the Editor

If it’s the job of the Republican State Committeeman Gregory Chrash to publicly defend the track records of incumbent state Reps. Matt Dowling and Ryan Warner, he needs to do better. More...

Big bid for Amazon, big secret for taxpayers

(AP) –– The late Tom Petty summed up Greater Pittsburgh’s situation now that regional leaders have submitted their bid for Amazon’s $5 billion, 50,000-job second headquarters: “The waiting is the hardest part.” Yet More...

It’s time for tough decisions on America’s ‘forever wars’

WASHINGTON –– This was the week that we Americans came to a stunning realization: We are deep into a new war!  No, not in Afghanistan and Iraq –– we have more or less known that –– but all over the world. More...

Sports

Commodores advance with win over Lions

After a quick start in Wednesday’s WPIAL Class A first-round playoff match, the Frazier volleyball team gave up some ground in the second set before rebounding to take the next two, advancing with a 3-1 win over visiting Vincentian Academy.&nbs More...

Vikings lose heartbreaker in OT

A strong season for the Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team came to a sudden end on Wednesday night, as the Vikings dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime decision to Central Valley in a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal at Canonsburg Memorial Stadium. More...

Geibel netters advance

Shannon Watkins charted 32 digs and 23 assists as the Geibel volleyball team defeated Chartiers-Houston, 3-0, in a WPIAL Class A playoff game at Carmichaels. More...

Teachers reject CASB contract proposal

Teachers in the Connellsville Area School District are continuing to work without a contract after rejecting a proposed contract Wednesday prior to the monthly school board meeting.  Connellsville Area Education Association president Kathy Grena More...

Water line breaks in Connellsville

A number of homes and businesses in Connellsville were without water or experienced low pressure Wednesday due to a water line break on South Pittsburgh Street. More...

Two recognized for saving man’s life in county prison

Fayette County Prison Board recognized two people Wednesday for their actions in saving a man’s life in the lockup.  Ron Dellarose, administrator for PrimeCare, which supplies medical service to the prison, and Brandi Lough, a licensed pra More...

Obituaries

Sandra L. Glover

Connellsville

Sandra L. Glover, of Connellsville, passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1953, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Elmer W. and Margaret l. Rich of Smock. More...

Jack D. Hunter

Formerly of Mt. Pleasant

Jack D. Hunter, 84, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg.  He was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Margaret (Little) and James Hunter Sr.  More...

Ethyl Kenes

Uniontown

Ethyl (Savage) Kenes, 91, of Uniontown, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Oct, 22, 2017, at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Whoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. More...

Reader needs colonoscopy but can’t drink prep solution

Dear Doctor: Now that I’ve turned 50, I need to get a colonoscopy, but I just can’t drink that disgusting prep solution. I’ve tried three different times, but I wind up so nauseated that I can’t finish. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Senior Action to meet Senior Action Council of Fayette County will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the community meeting room of the Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc., 108 N. Beeson Ave., Uniontown. More...

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