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November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jacob’s Creek Park to see grant-funded facelift

Jacob’s Creek Park will be seeing a grant-funded facelift, and planners are seeking public input into the park’s needs moving forward.  The Jacob’s Creek Watershed Association has partnered with Fayette County on a Department o More...

News

Trump to speak to House panel about Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee will interview Donald Trump Jr. next week as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to two people familiar with the meeting.  More...

Matt Lauer is fired at NBC, accused of crude misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — “Today” show host Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC on Wednesday called “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a colleague and was promptly confronted with a published report accusing him of crude and habitual misconduct with other wome More...

Expanding DNA’s alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found i More...

Opinion

Supreme Court ruling could have big impact on cases like Menendez trial

(AP) –– The jury in the corruption trial of Sen. More...

Break the silence on Amazon deal

(AP) –– Pittsburgh has made its bid. A decision from Amazon awaits on where the mega-retailer will build its $5 billion, 50,000-job second headquarters.  More...

Swimming upstream is a journalist’s job

CHICAGO –– In mid-November, just west of the Windy City, one of America’s most distinguished journalists recalled how hard it is, even in a profession as individualistic as ours, to take a different position on almost any important More...

Sports

Falcons look to keep climbing

Since the beginning of the 21st century, there haven’t been many seasons of note for the Connellsville girls basketball team. More...

Mt. Pleasant boys rebuilding

After losing five seniors from a team that narrowly missed reaching the postseason last year, the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team is heading into what head coach Don Porter referred to as a rebuilding phase. More...

Sidney Crosby: Winning Stanley Cup gets harder every season

TORONTO (AP) — It has been more than 30 years since an NHL team has completed a Stanley Cup three-peat. Could the Pittsburgh Penguins end that drought this season? Captain Sidney Crosby says winning the NHL’s top prize gets harder every year. More...

City police arrest man on armed robbery charge

Connellsville Police Sgt. Dan Sherbinsky was in the right place, at the right time around 3 p.m. More...

Southmoreland Marching Band has outstanding season, wins many awards

All one has to do is look at the accomplishments of the Southmoreland High School Marching Band to know it had an outstanding season.  If more reinforcements to that statement are needed, how about this.  “We won every award that we c More...

Obituaries

Loris R. Bartholow

Dunbar

Loris Robert “Bob” Bartholow Sr., 89, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at home.  He was born Nov. More...

Irene P. DeMarchi

Bullskin Township

Irene P. DeMarchi, 74, of Bullskin Township, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at her home.  Mrs. DeMarchi was born Feb. More...

Charles R. Martin

Connellsville

Charles Robert Martin, 37, of Connellsville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born March 10, 1980, in Hermann, Missouri, the son of Jean (Pruessner) Martin and the late Charles Thomas Martin. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And in very deed for this cause have I raised you up, for to show in you my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.” (Exodus 9:16 AKJV)  God is on the throne and He has a plan. God Wins!   More...

Reader tries to explain cancer to curious 10-year-old

Dear Doctor: Ever since my father was diagnosed with cancer last summer, our 10-year-old son keeps asking my wife and me to explain exactly what cancer is. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Dinner sponsored   The Connellsville Area Historical Society will sponsor a Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. today at the Cochran House in Dawson. More...

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