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December 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville Chamber seeks award nominees

The Greater Connellsville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the 2018 Annual Chamber Awards Dinner.  While the dinner is still a few months away, nominations are being accepted now for individuals, groups and businesses that More...

News

Democrat in Virginia House race asks court to invalidate tie

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Democrat in a tied race for a Virginia House seat that could affect which party controls the chamber said Tuesday that she’ll ask a court to declare the tie invalid and her the winner.  More...

U.S. industries can start counting their benefits from tax law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. More...

Starfish making comeback after syndrome killed millions

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them.  From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. More...

Opinion

Will Ryan call it quits?

(AP) – Around these parts, one of the biggest questions for 2018 may be this one: Will Paul Ryan call it quits in Congress?  More...

Finding funding for mental health care is a challenge

(AP) – Anyone who lives in Alabama and has friends or family members in need of mental health services knows how difficult it can be to find adequate help. More...

It’s not about the camera

Every now and then a present is way more than what it appears to be on the surface. That’s how it was this Christmas. More...

Sports

Local grapplers head to holiday tournaments

Many local high school kids probably are enjoying the week between Christmas and New Year’s by relaxing and taking some of their holiday gifts for a spin. Unless, that is, those kids also are high school athletes. More...

Tomlin noncommittal about lineup for finale vs. Browns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn’t sure how long of a break he wants to give his star players before the postseason begins.  The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is going to wait to determine how much Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell More...

Former Steelers star linebacker Harrison signs deal with Patriots

James Harrison is no longer the odd man out or the oldest man in the locker room. The ex-Steelers star signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, three days after his unceremonious departure from Pittsburgh. More...

Keedy announces run for state office

Connellsville City Councilman, small business owner and substitute teacher Ethan Keedy is seeking the Democratic nomination for state representative in the 52nd Legislative District.  The 52nd District includes portions of Fayette and Westmorela More...

Journal, Independent- Observer offices move, coverage to continue

The Mt. Pleasant Journal and Scottdale Independent Observer have a new home.  The offices in Mt. Pleasant and Scottdale have closed, but the papers will continue to offer the local coverage they have provided for a number of years.  More...

Obituaries

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...

Garnet A. Robinson

Connellsville

Garnet A. Robinson, 87, of Connellsville, formerly of Mt. Braddock, died Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Angioplasty not always necessary in patients with stable angina

Dear Doctor: I’ve been having chest pain, and my doctor said that although I shouldn’t panic, I should consider a stent. Now I read they’re useless. What are my options?  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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