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November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bullskin Township supervisors award flood demolition contract

A Connellsville company was the low bidder for the demolition of 11 homes in Bullskin Township damaged by the 2016 summer flood.  More...

News

In election glow, Dems see health care as winning issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by election wins, Democrats are starting to see a political edge in health care, particularly widening Medicaid access for more low-income people.  More...

Trump environment nominees pressed on federal climate report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his top environmental adviser said Wednesday she is unconvinced by a new U.S. More...

Election losses pressure GOP to deliver on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said the Republican drubbing in Tuesday night’s elections “just puts more pressure on making sure we follow through” on the party’s drive to overhaul the tax code. More...

Opinion

U.S. Congress needs to allocate money to train sailors properly

(AP) –– The military is one of the few institutions that Americans still hold in high esteem, but that should never be taken for granted. More...

National park fees continue to rise too quickly for families

(AP) –– We pine for the halcyon era when America’s national parks were known for the grandiosity of their mountains and cliffs and trees rather than the size of their fee increases.  More...

Cultural dissonance is a reality

WASHINGTON –– Following the terrible killings on the streets of New York on Halloween, analysts were busy exploring theories about the “radicalization” of Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek murderer from Tashkent. More...

Sports

Roaring Lions primed for big season

The Penn State Fayette wrestling team had a big season in 2016-17, and the Roaring Lions are looking for even greater success in 2017-18.  Penn State Fayette won the PSUAC team title and finished third in the USCAA Tournament last season. More...

Conner, Watson embracing secondary role behind Bell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Terrell Watson has been there. More...

Panthers looks to keep momentum going against reeling North Carolina

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It only took two months, but Pittsburgh seems to have settled on a quarterback. Maybe not coincidentally, a bit of momentum has followed.  More...

Most F.C. voters stayed home on Election Day

Most Fayette County registered voters stayed home rather than go to the polls in Tuesday’s election. Unofficial returns showed 20,461 of the 77,269 registered voters cast ballots in the general election. That is 26.5 percent. More...

City’s historical society to celebrate 200th anniversary of Gibson House

Karen Hechler and Debbie Mullaney of the Connellsville Area Historical Society are already making plans for the 200th year anniversary of the Gibson House, which is considered the city’s oldest structure.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph M. Ambrose Sr.

Vanderbilt

Joseph Michael Ambrose Sr., 69, of Vanderbilt, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Highlands Hospital.  He was born Nov. 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...

Dianna L. Stepansky

Mt. Pleasant

From the loving arms of her parents, to the loving arms of the angels, Dianna Leah Stepansky, 55, entered peacefully into the gates of heaven on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” (Matthew 15:8 AKJV)  Don’t just go through the motions. Be real. Love the Lord from the heart.   More...

Figuring out how much protein you need can be tricky

Dear Doctor: I recently read about a woman who died from a protein overdose. Is it really possible to have too much protein? How much are we supposed to be eating? More...

Doughboy’s Pizza back in Scottdale

• Welcome back Doughboy’s Pizza to Scottdale. The business is located at 234 Pittsburgh St. and is open from 3-9 p.m. More...

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