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January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman charged with stealing rental car

A Connellsville woman was arraigned Tuesday on felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property after allegedly failing to return a leased car.  Samantha Rush, 39, is free on a signature bond pending a preliminary hearing Jan. More...

News

Western Pennsylvania played role in Civil War-era politics

Throughout early 1861, West Newton residents were worried about the future of the United States. With Abraham Lincoln’s election to the presidency, in November 1860, various southern states had seceded from the Federal Union. More...

World Bank predicts 3.1 percent global growth this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank predicts that the global economy will grow 3.1 percent this year, which would be its best showing in seven years. More...

DePasquale endorses Sen. Stefano’s bill to allow Auditor General to audit municipal authorities

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale endorsed a bill introduced by Sen. Kim Ward and Sen. Pat Stefano that would allow the Auditor General to audit county and local municipality authorities.  Sen. More...

Opinion

Democracy isn’t pretty process

(AP) –– Immigration remains a hot-button topic in the United States, and in Southern Illinois.  That’s not an opinion –– as this page is labeled. More...

Leaving CHIP in limbo is a disgrace

(AP) –– Last month’s congressional funding Band-Aid to keep the federal government in business included $2.85 billion in stopgap money for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. More...

Dossier investigation intensifies

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued a subpoena to David Kramer, a former State Department official who, in late November 2016, traveled to London to receive a briefing and a copy of the Trump dossier from its author, former B More...

Sports

Falcons fall to Warriors, 6-3

A sluggish start to the first period, compounded by a slow start in the second period spelled a rough night for the Connellsville hockey team during Tuesday’s PIHL Varsity II game against Elizabeth Forward at the Ice Mine.  More...

Connellsville swimmers split non-section meet with Derry

Gracey Fiesta, Molly Maloy, Tori DiRoma and Carlee Shreve teamed up to win the girls 400 freestyle relay (4:05.22) to help the Connellsville girls swim team earn a 103-80 victory over host Derry in a non-section meet on Tuesday. More...

Steelers prepping for heavy dose of Jacksonville’s run game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Technically it went into the scorebook as a 2-yard touchdown run.  The highly GIF-able reality told a more compelling story, one that served as the symbolic launch point for both the Jacksonville Jaguars’ breakout s More...

Mt. Pleasant School Board holds tax index

The Mt. Pleasant Area School Board voted unanimously on several key issues at its recent meeting, including approval of a resolution to hold the tax index to 3.2 percent and additions to next year’s AP studies program.  More...

Scottdale man hoping to expand business toward Pioneer Way

A Scottdale business owner is still hoping for a change to Pioneer Way that would allow his business to expand.  More...

Authorities dismiss charges against man who tried to start fire in Scottdale

Westmoreland County authorities dismissed criminal charges Tuesday against a McKeesport man after he was found dead in a fire Sunday in Elizabeth, according to the county district attorney’s office, court records and others.  Kenneth James More...

Obituaries

Samirah L. Dyer-Sykes

Connellsville

Samirah L. Dyer-Sykes, 35, of Connellsville, beloved daughter of Patricia L. Dyer and Victor R. Sykes, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday January 7, 2018.  Samirah was born Nov. 18, 1982 at Mount Pleasant Hospital.  More...

Saundra (Enany) Faris, Ph.D

Uniontown

Saundra (Enany) Faris, Ph.D, 75, of Uniontown died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. She was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Uniontown, the daughter of James Edward and Elizabeth Ann (Hurley) Enany. More...

Doris J. Cunnard

Mt. Pleasant

Doris J. Weaver Cunnard, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, and former longtime resident of Scottdale, unexpectedly went home to be with her Lord Sunday evening, Jan. 7, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Vicki Cunnard.  She was born Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The LORD looks from heaven; he beholds all the sons of men.” (Psalms 33:13 AKJV)  We can’t hide from God. He made us and knows us. Is He happy with what He sees?   More...

Patient’s withdrawal symptoms have her rethinking going off SSRI

Dear Doctor: I am a 70-year-old woman who has been taking 20 milligrams of Paxil for 17 years. It has worked wonders for me, changing my life after a lifetime of depression. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Activities suspended   Brownfield Community Center’s regular evening activities, Tuesday music nights and Thursday karaoke, will be closed for the months of January and February. Regular activities will resume in March. More...

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