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News

Bin Laden’s thoughts unearthed in a hand-written journal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A journal made public by the CIA and apparently handwritten by one of Osama bin Laden’s daughters offers a glimpse into how the late al-Qaida leader viewed the world around him and reveals his deep inter More...

Officials disagree on Puerto Rico power restoration timeline

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in the U.S. and Puerto Rico gave differing views Thursday on when power will be fully restored to the U.S. territory after Hurricane Maria hit as a Category 4 storm more than a month ago. More...

Trump opioid panel wants drug courts, more training for doctors

President Donald Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis called Wednesday for more drug courts, more training for doctors and penalties for insurers that dodge covering addiction treatment.  More...

Opinion

U.S. needs to know how Russia influenced election

(AP) –– Until recently much of our information about Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election has come from speculation by people with more opinions than facts, some neutral making good-faith efforts to determine the t More...

Local races deserve Election Day support

(AP) –– Some refer to this as an “off” election year — a year when there are no major political seats up for grabs.  But that’s a bad moniker.  Calling it an “off” election year makes the elec More...

Trump’s barking at critics puts agenda at risk

WASHINGTON –– This was another week when America went about business as usual, while here in the nation’s capital political leaders were fighting a not-so-civil war. More...

Sports

Falcons overcome slow start to beat EF

Connellsville overcame yet another sluggish start, and Travis Sipple netted a hat trick to help lead Connellsville to a 6-4 win over Elizabeth Forward Thursday in PIHL Varsity D2 play at Rostraver Ice Garden.  Sipple scored the opening goal and More...

Frazier falls to OLSH in semifinals, 3-1

For all of their success during the season, one of the things that the Frazier volleyball team has dealt with all year is lapses in play that seem to come out of nowhere. More...

First-place Steelers have work to do in second half

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man in charge of managing the combustible mix of talent and egos on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense likes to choose his words carefully. More...

Mt. Pleasant School Board candidates answer questions

The Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority gave residents within the Mt. Pleasant Area School District a chance Wednesday night to question the seven candidates vying for five seats. Questions ranged from fiscal to handling of personnel and beyond. More...

Fayette County municipalities have contested races on Election Day

Several Fayette County municipalities have contested races that will be decided Nov. 7. Dunbar Borough residents will be choosing a mayor between incumbent Democrat Norman E. Gordon and Republican Andy Lowry. The position is a four-year seat. More...

Obituaries

Todd L. Bell

Scottdale

Todd L. Bell, 54, of Scottdale, formerly of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center.  He was born Dec. 10, 1962, in Connellsville, a son of Glenn Bell of Mount Pleasant and the late Consuelo J. More...

Norma J. Coffman

White

Norma Jean Coffman, 86, of White, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Lake Mary, Fla.  She was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Connellsville, daughter of the late Sheldon “Jack” and Olive Gales of Indian Head.  More...

Michael K. Johnson Jr.

Connellsville Township

Michael K. Johnson Jr., 27, of Connellsville Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Highlands Hospital.  He was born March 24, 1990, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Michael and Jackie (Herbert) Johnson Sr.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.” (Proverbs 3:27 AKJV)  Don’t wait to do good. Do it now.   More...

Huntington’s Disease a devastating reality for some families

Dear Doctor: My grandmother has a daughter and a son with Huntington’s disease, and her husband and a few of her in-laws passed away from it. What can you tell us about this terrible disease? Who in the family could yet develop it?   More...

Mountain Area News

• Breakfast will be served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Breakneck Church of God fellowship hall.  More...

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