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Mt. Pleasant Borough council looks toward future with 2017 highlights

As 2017 melts into 2018, Mt. More...

News

Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother.  More...

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. More...

Polish finance chief Morawiecki to replace outgoing prime minister

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister resigned Thursday and will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as the conservative ruling party took the risk of trading a popular leader for a former international banker who More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalms 27:14 AKJV)  Be patient. God is at work.   More...

The elderly and very young are at risk for influenza virus

Dear Doctor: I thought the elderly were at the greatest risk of flu-related death, but I’ve seen more than a few headlines about children who have died. Who’s more at risk?   More...

Church News

Cookie Sale sponsored   St. Rita Christian Mothers will sponsor their annual Christmas cookie sale at 9 a.m. today in Bucci Hall, First Street, Connellsville. More...

Crain: No easy answers regarding relationship between U.S., Middle East

There are no easy answers regarding the relationship between the United States and Middle East.  More...

Police: vandals break windows in stores, cars

Vandals struck businesses and cars in the north end and south side of Connellsville Thursday.  According to Connellsville Police Capt. More...

Dunbar Twp. supervisors move forward with traffic study

A resident request to make a Dunbar Township road one way is moving forward after a petition was presented to township supervisors Thursday.  The issue, resident representative Steve Whalen said, is increasing and speeding traffic on Walnut Grov More...

Obituaries

Ryan M. Sheele

Friedens

Ryan Michael Sheele, infant son of Richard Lee Sheele II and Alyssa Jeanette (Wood) Sheele of Friedens, died Dec. 7, 2017, at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.  More...

Sophie A. Surniak Zozula

Scottdale

Sophie A. Surniak Zozula, 91, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. More...

Opinion

Do cakes merit First Amendment protections?

(AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this week in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, who sued, charging unequal treatment. More...

And now, on to spending...

CHICAGO -- Suppose -- just suppose -- that your goal in politics were to defund the deep state, the entrenched Washington bureaucracy that is more interested in preserving its prerogatives than in serving the country. More...

Be careful with candles

(AP) – It’s the era of solar panels, wind turbines and light emitting diodes, or LEDs, that banish darkness for a fraction of the cost of old-fashioned light bulbs, but Americans still spend more than $3 billion a year on candles.  More...

Sports

Falcons fall to Wolverines in opener

The start of the 2017-18 basketball season did not go according to plan for the Connellsville boys team on Friday night. Far from it. More...

SHS, MP and Frazier girls open with hardwood wins

Cali Konek scored a game-high 34 points, including six three-pointers as the Southmoreland girls basketball team opened the season with a 75-23 victory over visiting Albert Gallatin in the Southmoreland Tip-off Tournament on Friday. More...

Scotties top Vikings in OT, 71-59

The Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant boys basketball teams are in much the same position this season, with players who put in a lot of hard work but don’t have a lot of experience. More...

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