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December 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland High School students sell candy canes to benefit cancer fund

Some Southmoreland High School students sported festive garb recently and sold candy canes for a very worth cause - the Nicholson Cancer Fund. More...

News

Lawsuit filed against Sam’s Club alleges discrimination toward transgender worker

A transgender woman said in a lawsuit Wednesday that she was called “it” and “thing” by co-workers and then wrongfully fired from a North Carolina Sam’s Club store after repeatedly complaining about harassment.  More...

Federal murder complaint filed against postal worker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal criminal complaint Wednesday stated that a disgruntled Ohio postal worker murdered two U.S. government employees for performing their official duties.  More...

Sheriff says deputies threatened before gunfire that killed boy

SCHERTZ, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff says a wanted felon told deputies that she was armed and would shoot them before they killed her in a spray of gunfire that also left a 6-year-old boy dead.  More...

Opinion

No more two-year information ‘blackouts’ in Harrisburg when tax payer money is involved

(AP) – It’s bad enough that $248,000 in Pennsylvania taxpayers’ money funded a sexual-harassment settlement involving a longtime member of the state House of Representatives. More...

A glimmer of hope for the new year

WASHINGTON -- Since Donald J. Trump became president almost a year ago, many of us have been diligently trying to figure out what his foreign policy is. More...

Partisan harping over CHIP program is shameful

(AP) – Of all the bargaining chips called into play by congressional Republicans and Democrats over budget differences, the worst and most inexcusable is health coverage for kids.  More...

Sports

Commodores outlast Pioneers, 58-41

The Frazier boys basketball team played well in the first and final quarters of Wednesday’s non-section game against visiting West Greene. In between, the Pioneers gave the Commodores a scare. More...

Steelers’ Bell might not get chance at elusive rushing title

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell could potentially make some Pittsburgh Steelers history Sunday. But will he even get the chance? For all the Steelers have accomplished, a regular-season league rushing champion has been elusive. More...

Mt. Pleasant girls earn win; Geibel boys fall at tourney

Chloe Jaworski poured in 18 points to help the Mt. More...

Bullskin supervisors asked to itemize tax needs in future

The Bullskin Township supervisors are being asked to provide the public with an itemized list of expenses if they want to increase taxes next year. More...

Santa’s Shop offers Christmas treasures to SHS students

Once again, Southmoreland High School was a place where gently used or new items were available for “shopping.”  For the third straight year, the school’s special education department operated Santa’s Shop throughout the More...

Obituaries

George A. Bulebush

Connellsville

George Andrew “Buster” Bulebush, 74, of Connellsville, passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 27, 2017.  He was born Aug. 6, 1943, a son of the late George P. and Dorothy (Swallop) Bulebush.  More...

Steven J. Greenawalt

Everson

Steven James Greenawalt, 29, of Everson, peacefully and quietly passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at his home. Steven was born Dec. 12, 1988, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of James and Anna Maria Radzilowski Greenawalt of Everson. More...

Charles W. Zimmerman

Dunbar Township

Charles W. Zimmerman, 90, of Dunbar Township, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  He was born April 19, 1927, in Mutual, Westmoreland County, a son of the late William J. and Gladys Silvis Zimmerman.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

The Bible Digest is currently unavailable due to server issues with the Highland  Baptist Church website.   More...

Learning portion size is important when choosing proteins

Dear Doctor: Would you please explain what “grams of protein per pound of body weight” etc. actually LOOKS like on someone’s dinner plate? More...

There is still time to add names to Scottdale veterans project

Veterans’ names still can be added to the Scottdale Borough Veterans Park project. Get an application at the borough building or at Scottdale Bank and Trust. It’s a wonderful way to honor the veterans from the area. More...

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