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October 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland senior becomes drum major two years in a row

As a junior drum major at Southmoreland High School, Grace Vivio was asked if she wanted to hold the position as a senior.  Her answer, “Heck yeah, man.”  It’s Vivio’s senior year at Southmoreland High School and, in More...

News

Trump expresses renewed criticism of Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on Twitter that the “facts are pouring out&rd More...

Most Americans have little fear of robots taking jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation — at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.  And m More...

Jane Juska, who wrote about late-in-life sex, dies

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a best-selling memoir and later a stage show, has died in California. She was 84. Juska died Oct. More...

Opinion

Did smartphones destroy generation?

(AP) –– Many parents of school-age children probably felt a chill when they read this headline in the Atlantic last month: “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?”  More...

What does change mean for Girl Scouts?

(AP) –– Somewhat lost in the hoopla surrounding the announcement that the Boy Scouts will admit girls into their ranks is the question of what does this mean for the Girl Scouts?  More...

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Sports

CAHS hockey setting sights on postseason

Last season, the Connellsville hockey team came within a hair’s breadth of making the playoffs, dropping its final game of the season to finish with an 8-9 record. More...

Kyle Busch to race for title after Martinsville victory

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — There should be no confusion about the intensity of NASCAR’s playoffs after Sunday’s show at Martinsville Speedway.  Chase Elliott could have won, same for Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin, too.  More...

Wheeler’s hat trick leads Jets past Penguins, 7-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler scored three of Winnipeg’s five goals in the first period and the Jets routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1 on Sunday night. More...

‘Meet the Candidates Night’ set in Mt. Pleasant

The Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority is offering the chance for citizens to get to know the candidates for the Mt. Pleasant School Board.  A Meet the Candidates Night is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Mt. More...

Candidates vie for four school board seats in Southmoreland

The Southmoreland School District board of directors has four four-year seats to fill when voters hit the polls on Nov. 7. More...

Obituaries

John B. Coughenour

BULLSKIN TOWNSHIP

John Baker “Coke” Coughenour, 77, of Bullskin Township passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was born May 23, 1940 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John D. and Blanche (Baker) Coughenour.  More...

Beverly A. Coffman

WHITE

Beverly Ann Coffman, 80, of White, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  She was born Aug. More...

Leah M. Owens

MT. PLEASANT

Leah Marie Owens, 31, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.  Leah was born July 23, 1986 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Camilla Jeanne “Cammy” (Graft) Crosby of Mt. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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On this date

Today is Monday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2017. In 1811, Jane Austen published her first novel, “Sense and Sensibility,” under the pseudonym “a Lady.” In 1864, Helena, Montana, was founded. More...

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Lifestyles

Fay-West Calendar

‘Evening with Poe’ hosted   The Friends of Fort Necessity will host “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” at 7 p.m. today at the visitor center in Farmington. More...

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed but reality isn’t that simple

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed? My son was recently diagnosed with it, but I’m not sure he’s taking it seriously enough.  More...

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