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December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-Connellsville wrestler could stand trial in death of classmate

A former Connellsville Area School District standout wrestler should stand trial in the death of a classmate in connection with a 2013 vehicle accident, the Fayette County District Attorney’s office stated in a brief filed Wednesday. More...

News

Perryopolis celebrates Christmas at the Circle

Christmas was in full force in Perryopolis recently during the second annual Christmas at the Circle.  Vendors lined the circle, nearly 30 trees were on display at the Frazier Community Library and Santa was available to hear Christmas hopes and More...

Hallyday idolized in native France, obscure elsewhere

PARIS (AP) — When French TV crews descended on a Los Angeles hospital in 2009, American reporters didn’t get it. Johnny Hallyday was hospitalized. Who’s he? More...

Washington governor opposes House bill on Snake River dams

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Matthew 22:32 AKJV)  Christians believe in Jesus and the resurrection to eternal life in Heaven.   More...

‘Broken-heart syndrome’ not such an uncommon condition

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that people can die from a broken heart. Is that really possible?   More...

Scottdale church hosting spaghetti dinner

You don’t have to cook dinner on Dec. 8. Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St., Scottdale, is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. More...

D.A.: Martell resigned to avoid charges

 Former Superintendent Phil Martell’s retirement resignation late last week was part of an agreement to avoid prosecution, according to Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower. More...

Bullskin holds line on real estate taxes

There will be no tax increase in Bullskin Township after a special meeting Wednesday night over the issue.  At a previous meeting, township supervisors had previously discussed doubling taxes.  More...

F.C. judge rules against police Chief Miller

A Fayette County judge has rejected attempts by South Connellsville’s police chief to have an official oppression charge dismissed against him.  In an opinion and order handed down Wednesday, President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. More...

Jailed Connellsville man asks F.C. judge to reduce sentence in stabbing of wife

A Connellsville man serving five to 15 years in state prison asked a Fayette County judge Wednesday to consider a lesser sentence for him or to allow an appeal in his case. More...

Obituaries

Donald R. Anderson

Dunbar

Donald Ray “Pete” Anderson, 80, of Dunbar, died Dec. 3, 2017, at home. He was born May 10, 1937, in Dunbar, son of Clyde L. Anderson and Geneva Cole Anderson. More...

Rev. Herbert D. Dubler

Connellsville

Rev. Herbert D. Dubler,83, of Connellsville, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at his home.  He was born June 9, 1934, in Johnsonburg a son of the late John and Doris (Lindgren) Dubler.  More...

Louise P. Kanar

Bitner

Louise Patricia Kanar, of Bitner, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Opinion

State’s new animal cruelty law has teeth

(AP) –– Pet owners may want to familiarize themselves with the state’s new animal-abuse laws before frigid weather sets in.  Libre’s law, which was approved this summer and signed into law by Gov. More...

Finland celebrates with dignity, joy

WASHINGTON –– Why, this week –– when the world seems to be collapsing around us and an American president seems singularly incapable of catching it –– should I write about Finland? More...

Pa. should offer retirement savings program for private-sector workers

(AP) –– A study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that 62 percent of employees with a retirement plan had more than $25,000 in total savings and investments, and 22 percent had $100,000 or more. More...

Sports

Southmoreland boys starting fresh

For the Southmoreland boys basketball team, the upcoming season is going to be a whole, new ball game.  More...

Steelers angry over discipline rulings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL insists it isn’t sending mixed messages as it tries to cut down on what it considers violent plays that cross the line.  The Pittsburgh Steelers heard one anyway.  More...

Pitt signs Pat Narduzzi to new seven-year contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has signed coach Pat Narduzzi to a new contract that will keep him with the Panthers through the 2024 season.  The school announced the deal Wednesday. More...

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