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December 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Christmas brings Northeast blizzard, bitter cold in Midwest

CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.  More...

Seattle judge partially lifts administration refugee ban

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living l More...

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA (AP) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court.  More...

Opinion

Preserving historic tax credits is good news

(AP) –– We join local leaders in expressing relief over the fact the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program survived within the tax bill passed by Congress this week.  More...

Drone owners must exercise great caution

(AP) –– Drone owners must exercise great caution and follow the rules.  No doubt some local residents will find remotely controlled miniature aircraft –– drones, in popular parlance –– under their Christmas tr More...

The joy of looking up

“He looked up.” The person reading the homily at Father Andrew Apostoli’s funeral Mass was describing what was different about the Franciscan friar’s life. More...

Sports

Tournaments keep teams, fans busy over holidays

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day represents a big break in the schedule for high school students. But just because there’s no school doesn’t mean that all the winter sports teams get a long stretch of time off. More...

Connellsville alumna gather on basketball court

Several former members of the Connellsville girls basketball team got together on Saturday to play in an alumna game.  More...

Steelers clinch first-round bye with 34-6 win over Texans

HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 34-6 win over the Houston Texans on Monday.  Roethlisberger threw passes to six players as Pitt More...

Acting warden: Fayette County Prison population down

Fayette County’s prison population and the number of inmates being housed in other counties are continuing to drop, according to a report given recently to the county prison board. More...

Obituaries

Sandra L. Bolish

Formerly of Dunbar

Sandra Leigh Bolish, 69, of Farmington, formerly of Dunbar, died Dec. 14, 2017, at home.  She was born March 11, 1948, in Connellsville, to the late Ernest J. More...

Edward J. Bukovac Sr.

Dunbar

Edward J. “Ed” Bukovac Sr., 80, of Dunbar, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  He was born Oct. 31, 1937, in Dunbar, a son of the late Peter and Angeline (Kekic) Bukovac.  More...

Mary Lou Cooke

Acme

Mary Lou Cooke, 78, of Acme, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at her home.  She was born May 23, 1939, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Edwin and Thelma Fay Brooks Hall.  Mrs. Cooke attended the Mt. Zion Community Church.  More...

Lifestyles

Readers offer advice on doctors’ visits, treating rashes

Hello again, dear readers! Your letters continue to pour in, and we are impressed by and grateful for your curiosity, kindness and your thirst for knowledge. We, too, are lifelong students and love learning from you.  More...

Polar Bear Club prepping for icy New Year’s Day plunge

The 14th Annual Connellsville Polar Bear Jump will take place on New Year’s Day at Yough River Park. Participants should begin to gather by 10:15 a.m. The group photo will be taken at 10:45 a.m. The plunge will be at 11 a.m. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Hot lunch postponed Central Fellowship Church will not host a community hot lunch in December. They will resume in January. Activities suspended More...

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