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November 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fowl in the fall

A female mallard examines the fall foliage on the Youghiogheny River at Yough River Park in Connellsville. More...

News

Ryan says health insurance mandate part of GOP tax talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law’s requirement that people have insurance coverage or face a penalty, a step pushed by Preside More...

‘Bleak’ assessment of toll of destroying North Korea nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ground invasion of North Korea is the only way to locate and destroy, with complete certainty, all components of leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program, according to a Pentagon official.  “It is the mo More...

Recent Connellsville police activity

Bicyclist assaulted  Connellsville police cited Brian Benedetto, 24, of Connellsville, for harassment and disorderly conduct following an incident Oct. 12 in the area of Connell Avenue. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sudoku

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On this date

Today is Monday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2017. There are 55 days left in the year. More...

Comics

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Lifestyles

When to test your home for radon

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: How important is radon as a cause of lung cancer? Should I get my home tested?  DEAR READER: Just a few years ago, radon was the topic of seemingly limitless public and media fascination. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Parade of Trees begins  Highlands Hospital Auxiliary will present its annual Parade of Trees beginning from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the hospital lobby. Cost is $2 per ticket. The drawing will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. More...

Dunbar Twp supervisors approve tentative budget

Dunbar Township is one step closer to having an official budget for 2018 after the supervisors voted to approve the preliminary budget at Thursday’s meeting.  The 2018 budget, supervisor treasurer Keith Fordyce said, is similar to the 2017 More...

S. Connellsville mayoral seat contested

James Manges considered running for South Connellsville mayor when he registered to vote at age 18, but then didn’t.  “At 61, I guess I’ll do it now,” said Manges.  The Democrat battles Republican Jay Fox III in the More...

Obituaries

Carl E. Kimmel, Jr.

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE

Carl Edward Kimmel, Jr., 80, of South Connellsville passed away at 8:40 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at his residence. More...

Marion J. Sandzimier

SCOTTDALE

Marion J. Sandzimier, 89, of Scottdale, passed away Sunday morning, November 5, 2017, at his residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., Scottdale.   More...

Opinion

Rising to the occasion on justice reforms

(AP) – The Massachusetts state Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice reform package last week that could be a national model for preserving public safety while curbing some of the excesses of an overly punitive system. More...

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Florida man has fender bender in Manhattan

A man in a Home Depot truck deliberately drove into a bike path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians, crashed into a school bus, then fled the truck, brandishing fake guns and shouting “Allahu akbar!” He was shot by a p More...

Sports

Commodores advance to states

After falling in the consolation final one year ago, the Frazier volleyball team managed to take another step in its progression as it downed California in the WPIAL Class A third-place game on Saturday at Baldwin High School.  The Commodores be More...

Harvick passes Truex for win at Texas Motor Speedway, both clinch title shots

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick went around the outside of Martin Truex for the lead on the 324th of 334 laps, then stayed in front the rest of the way to win the Cup Series race at Texas on Sunday and earn his championship shot in NASCAR’s fi More...

Rose wins Turkish Airlines Open for back-to-back titles

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Justin Rose made a 10- foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Turkish Airlines Open by a shot on Sunday for his second straight title on the European Tour, moving him close to fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood in the Rac More...

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