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December 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Scottdale illuminated for Winter Light Celebration

Santa’s making a stop in Scottdale Saturday night for the annual Winter Light Celebration at Gazebo Park.  More...

News

Trump denies Tillerson out as secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday denied he wants to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling reports to that effect “fake news,” as his top diplomat brushed off speculation that he has lost the confidence of More...

First U.S. baby from a uterus transplant born in Dallas

The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. More...

FDA approves first-of-a-kind test for cancer gene profiling

U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what’s driving a patient’s tumor and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws. More...

Opinion

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – finally

There’s something magical about the way November melts into December, wrapping most everyone in warmth and happiness and childlike wonder.  Or is that just me? More...

GOP, Dems disagree on what constitutes reform

(AP) – Tax reform is one of those things that most Republicans and Democrats have long agreed ought to happen.  Goodness knows it’s overdue. More...

Meghan Markle is not a commoner

Margaret Thatcher was born one. So were predecessor Prime Ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William E. Gladstone. Diana, the Princess of Wales, too. More...

Sports

Gators look to build on playoff season

Last season, many key members of the Geibel boys basketball team got their first taste of varsity action as freshmen. More...

Steelers enjoy dominance of Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vontaze Burfict refused to shake the Steelers’ hands at midfield last October, and added to the insult by kicking one of them during the first quarter.  Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell tweeted after Pittsbu More...

Roaring Lions win at PS-Worthington Scranton

The Penn State Fayette men and women each picked up a hardwood win on Friday night at Penn State Worthington Scranton.  Men’s basketball   More...

Alleged robbery victim charged with homicide

A man charged with shooting and killing another man during a botched drug robbery in Uniontown has been arraigned, according to online court records.  Derek Lee Royster, 29, of 20 Tuskeegee Terrace, Uniontown, was arraigned Thursday night on cri More...

Connellsville Community Center offers early Christmas

A full weekend of Christmas activities is planned at the Connellsville Community Center.. More...

Obituaries

Benjamin F. Breakiron Sr.

Connellsville

Benjamin Franklin Breakiron, Sr., 84, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. More...

Alice J. Green

Connellsville

Alice Jane Basinger Green, 85, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in the Nature Park Commons, Greensburg, while surrounded and comforted by her loving family.  She was born Dec. More...

Harold D. Dix

Indian Head

Harold D. “Dixie” Dix, 90, of Indian Head, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at his home.  Harold was born May 19, 1927, in Melcroft. He was the son of the late Robert J. and Elva Witt Dix.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26 AKJV)  God can do great things because He is the great God of the universe.   More...

Consider the shingles vaccine to prevent a recurrence

Dear Doctor: I had shingles about 10 years ago, just after I turned 50, and it was just as difficult and painful as everyone says. Now I hear that it’s possible I can get it again. Is this really true? Should I get the vaccine?   More...

Church Briefs

Albright events listed   • Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a Hanging of the Greens service at 6 p.m. today. More...

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