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January 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Perry council hears concerns over proposed rehabilitation center

Good Works Ministries is looking to open a rehabilitation center on Memorial Drive in Perry Township, but Perryopolis Borough Council heard concerns during the January meeting. More...

News

Gov. Wolf declares opioid epidemic statewide emergency

Gov. Tom Wolf took another step forward in bolstering the fight against heroin and opioid addiction by signing a statewide disaster declaration to enhance state response, increase access to treatment and save lives. More...

Trump rewrites health care rules for poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program’s half-c More...

Ford says some Rangers should be parked due to air bag death

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is telling owners of about 2,900 Ranger small pickup trucks not to drive them after finding out that an exploding Takata air bag inflator killed a driver in West Virginia.  More...

Opinion

Treatment needs to be available for pregnant addicts

(AP) –– The birth of a child can be a powerful motivator to kick unhealthy habits. Even before giving birth, pregnant women know that any substances they put into their body will be shared with their developing baby. More...

Trump can still play a crowd

A brief confession: the only “reality TV” I ever watch is sports. Real, unscripted contests, I mean. Professional wrestling I gave up after eighth grade when the storylines became too predictable to be funny. More...

W.Va. could offer free community college

(AP) –– A century ago, only about a fifth of 15- to 18-year-olds in the United States attended high school, and less than a tenth of 18-year-olds graduated. More...

Sports

Falcons fly by Fillies, 61-41

Thursday’s Section 3-AAAAA girls basketball game between Connellsville and host Laurel Highlands featured two distinctly different halves of basketball. More...

Mt. Pleasant girls earn victory over Yough

Colleen Trainer scored 12 points as the Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team (4-7, 2-4) earned a 39-2 Section 3-AAAA victory at home.  Corrin Parquette scored for the Cougars (0-13, 0-6).  The Vikings will visit Southmoreland on Monday.  More...

Pioneers cruise past Gators

The Geibel girls basketball team knew heading into Thursday’s Section 2-A contest that visiting West Greene would be a tough opponent, and the Pioneers didn’t disappoint.  West Greene came out aggressively, jumping ahead to a 16-0 a More...

CASB, teachers’ union move toward contract

An agreement may have been reached between the Connellsville Area School District and the Connellsville Area Education Association Thursday. More...

City woman celebrates 101st birthday

Agnes Keller had 101 reasons to celebrate Thursday as she was surrounded by well-wishes at the Scottdale Manor monthly birthday party that just happened to fall on her –– 101st birthday.  The centenarian was born and raised in Mt. More...

Obituaries

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...

Katherine E. Hunt

Formerly of Connellsville

Katherine E. “Eileen” (King) Hunt, 99, died Jan. 9 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne.  Born in Pittsburgh, Eileen was a 1936 graduate of Connellsville High School and resided in the area for 37 years. More...

Debra S. Johnson

Connellsville

Debra S. Johnson, 61, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at her home.  She was born Dec. 24, 1956, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Olga Gibson.  Debra loved animals and was a sponsor of the Humane Society.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.” (Proverbs 9:8 AKJV)  Can we take rebuke or do we greet it with contempt? Think it over.   More...

Restless legs worsened by iron deficiency, lack of sleep

Dear Doctor: I am 56 and in menopause. A couple of months ago, I started having severe restless leg syndrome, which even included my arms. I am now taking ropinirole before bed every night –– I also take Pristiq for depression. More...

Mountain Area News

Norvelt Volunteer Fire Department will hold a pre-Lenten fish fry will be held from 3-7 p.m. today at the Roosevelt Hall in Norvelt. Eat in or take out. More...

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