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November 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland to vote on comprehensive plan

The Southmoreland School District comprehensive plan for the 2018 through 2021 school years will be on the voting agenda for this week’s school board meeting. More...

S. Connellsville to hold line on property taxes

South Connellsville Borough Council adopted a proposed 2018 budget Monday that keeps real estate millage at 2.5 mills. “There is no tax increase,” said Councilman Clyde Martz, finance committee chairman, as he presented the proposal. More...

News

Bipartisan analysis: Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a bipartisan analysis showed Monday. More...

Protesters disrupt U.S. fossil-nuclear event at climate talks

BONN, Germany (AP) — Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N. More...

Appeals court allows partial enforcement of travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed President Donald Trump’s newest version of the travel ban to partially take effect.  More...

Opinion

Keep hands off U.S. Constitution

(AP) –– America doesn’t need an unprecedented and dangerous constitutional convention to balance its federal budget.  It needs real leadership, more courage and cooperation in Washington.  More...

Take action on guns, mentally ill

(AP) –– Commenting on the latest mass shooting in America, President Donald Trump said Monday that this “isn’t a guns situation” but instead “a mental health problem at the highest level.”  We believe Pr More...

Hope is on display in Texas

The first thing I noticed when I recently flew into Texas is the flags at half-staff. The second thing I noticed is churches with open doors. More...

Sports

Ansell to play baseball at UPJ

Connellsville senior Jake Ansell has to feel pretty good about where his career is at as a baseball player. More...

Penn State’s Barkley staying patient despite slow run game

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — When Saquon Barkley walked into the media room after No. 13 Penn State’s win on Saturday, a line of 20 to 25 reporters had already assembled at the front of the room, huddled around the running back’s usual spot. More...

With Joe Haden hurting, Steelers turn to CB Coty Sensabaugh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden’s career revival in Pittsburgh is on hold, though maybe for not as long as the first-place Steelers feared. More...

Students sell cookies to help cancer patient

Southmoreland Elementary School students Carter Yackovich, Mckenzie Keffer and Riley Keffer decided to raise money for cancer patient Khloe Etling by selling cookies, and needless to say they’ve done quite well.  More...

Friends remember Spegar as caring woman

Fayette County Assistant Public Defender dies in Wharton Township house fire

Mary Campbell Spegar truly cared about people, whether defending them in a Fayette County courtroom or seeing them in a courthouse hallway or on the streets, friends and colleagues remembered.  “She was a joyful person, a joyful, kindheart More...

Red Cross urges people to use caution to avoid fires

With outdoor temperatures dropping as winter approaches, the Red Cross is urging people to use caution to avoid fires. According to the Red Cross, the organization responds to 70,000 disasters every year, most of which are home fires. More...

Obituaries

Kimberly A. Harkins

Connellsville

Kimberly Ann ( Taylor) Harkins was born in Connellsville on April 11, 1967 and on November 11, 2017 she entered Heaven’s gates after nearly three years of living with cancer.  When asked what her greatest achievement was in her 50 years of More...

French downhill skier David Poisson dies after training crash in Canada

PARIS (AP) — French downhill skier David Poisson, a former medalist at the world championships, died on Monday following a training crash in Canada. More...

Former Old Dominion coach Jeff Capel Jr. dead of ALS

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former Old Dominion and Fayetteville State coach Jeff Capel Jr. has died, less than two years after being diagnosed with ALS.  Fayetteville State Chancellor James A. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalms 20:7 AKJV)  Trust God. You can depend on Him.   More...

Changing dietary guidelines frustrate health-conscious consumers

Dear Doctor: It seems like if you just wait long enough, everything about nutrition gets contradicted. So now fat is good, carbs are bad, and we don’t really need more than 4 servings of vegetables a day? Really? More...

Connellsville Canteen to host lecture on U.S., Middle East

Dr. Tim Crain will present the first installment of a twopart lecture on the U.S. and Middle East from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Connellsville Canteen. The second part of the lecture will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 29. More...

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