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November 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Two newcomers win seats in Scottdale

Scottdale Borough Council will have two new faces at the table, according to unofficial results in Tuesday night’s election.  Mary Robson took 70.80 percent of the Fourth Ward votes, beating incumbent council president Bud Santimyer, whil More...

News

GOP blocks Dem efforts to boost tax benefits for parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday blocked Democratic efforts to secure bigger tax benefits for parents’ costs of raising or adopting children, as they drove toward wrapping up their tax overhaul by week’s end.  The More...

Vargo leads Mancuso for F.C. Recorder of Deeds office

Tracie Vargo appears to be following in the footsteps of her boss.  Vargo, a Democrat, held a big lead against Soni Shaner Mancuso in the race for Fayette County Recorder of Deeds in Tuesday’s election. More...

Police reports listed

Warrant served, charges filed   More...

Opinion

U.S. relationship with Facebook is changing

(AP) –– The American people’s relationship with Facebook is changing from “friends” to “it’s complicated.”  Friends don’t lie to each other daily. More...

Did elected officials sell souls to NRA?

(AP) –– Under a moonlit evening sky, lay minister Mike Gonzales, clad in black, stood in a grassy lot and led a candlelight vigil in a South Texas hamlet that few outside Wilson County had ever heard of until Sunday.  More...

Mueller does what special prosecutors do

(AP) –– Do you think Tony Podesta, the longtime Washington Democratic lobbyist, fixer and brother of Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, colluded with Russia to allow Donald Trump to win the 2016 election? Neither do I. More...

Sports

Roaring Lions men ready to begin new era

A new beginning is underway for the Penn State Fayette men’s basketball team.  This season, the Roaring Lions are starting a new era as Kenneth Johnson takes over as the team’s head coach. More...

Eagles, Steelers remain top 2 in the latest AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Halfway through the NFL season, some familiar teams have been playing especially well.  The dominating Philadelphia Eagles. More...

Penguins spoil Tocchet’s return with 3-1 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Schultz scored in his return from a concussion, Matt Murray stopped 24 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins had little trouble with the Arizona Coyotes in a 3-1 win Tuesday night. More...

Candidates with ties to S. Connellsville VFC win race

Candidates with ties to the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Co. captured all four places on borough council in Tuesday’s election. Only one incumbent secured a four-year spot. More...

Mt. Pleasant council permits cemetery to subdivide property

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council voted to allow the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Authority to subdivide the property.  More...

Mt. Pleasant Area, Southmoreland school districts will have new faces

Both Mt. More...

Unofficial results tallied in contested municipal elections

The unofficial results for contested races in local municipal elections are as follows: Bullskin Township Supervisor More...

Obituaries

Lois Kosisko-Lombardi

Formerly of Connellsville

Lois Kosisko-Lombardi, 75, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at I.U. More...

Marion J. Sandzimier, Sr.

Scottdale

Marion John “Mun” “Hootch” Sandzimier, Sr., 89, a prominent Scottdale businessman, peacefully passed away in the comfort of his home, Sunday morning, Nov. 5, 2017, while being comforted by his loving family. He was born Dec. More...

Michael H. Prestia

Connellsville

Michael H. Prestia, long-time Connellsville resident and well-known community volunteer, died Sunday morning, Nov. 5, at Lafayette Manor in Uniontown. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:33 AKJV)  The disciples got it right. So should we.   More...

Additional calcium intake linked to heart disease risk

Dear Doctor: Calcium is frequently recommended to reduce the risk of bone fractures in the elderly, but I’ve read that calcium builds in the arteries and heart. So what choice do women have –– die of a hip fracture or die of a heart attack? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Quilt guild to meet   The Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale. New members are welcome. For more information, call 724-887-4682. More...

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