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January 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury deliberations to continue in fatal Mt. Pleasant Twp. crash

The jury returns this morning to continue deliberations in the case of a 2013 fatal accident in Mt. Pleasant Township that prosecutors say was due in part to alcohol consumed at a gun bash.  More...

News

Congress nears showdown votes on averting federal shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress barreled toward a possible election-year government shutdown Thursday, facing showdown votes in the House and Senate to keep federal offices open and hundreds of thousands of workers on the job.  More...

Trump’s security advisers temper boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson’s mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national security issue.  More...

Cal U debuts its new website

California University of Pennsylvania’s new website debuts today with a fresh look and a clearer purpose. More...

Opinion

Opioids, guns don’t mix in Gov. Wolf’s emergency declaration

(AP) –– If you want to spark a political fight in Pennsylvania, mention guns. If you want to ignite agreement about a crisis we all recognize, mention opioids. More...

When politics fail, courts lead on gerrymandering

(AP) –– Good grief. A diagram of recent court cases challenging gerrymandering in Pennsylvania and other states is itself starting to look like a badly mangled congressional district.  More...

Trump feeling pressure to reach dreamer deal

WASHINGTON –– President Trump continued to soften a few of his hardcore positions on immigration recently at an extraordinary, bipartisan, deal-cutting meeting with lawmakers at the White House.  More...

Sports

Frazier girls earn key section win

It’s always good to get a win. But Frazier girls basketball head coach Ken Poling said it was particularly nice to see the Commodores play well and pick up a victory after a less than stellar effort on Monday. More...

Golden Eagles soar past Scotties

The Southmoreland girls basketball team faced some early-game adversity during Thursday’s Section 3-AAAA home game against Keystone Oaks, and the Scotties responded with an inspired effort in the first quarter and an overall solid first half.&n More...

Dave Keefer named new SHS football coach

Southmoreland has a new football coach and it’s a familiar face, especially as far as athletics are concerned at Southmoreland High School.  More...

Infant nearly dies from fentanyl overdose

Charges filed against Uniontown mother who was placed in Fayette County Jail

A 27-year-old Uniontown woman was arraigned Thursday on charges she allowed her 3-month-old daughter to be exposed to a nearly fatal dose of fentanyl on Nov. 13 in a North Union Township home. More...

Three Connellsville-area projects slated for gambling money funding

Three Connellsville-area projects are among 14 recommended for $557,000 in total funding coming to Fayette County through gambling money.  More...

Obituaries

Kenneth I. Jaynes

Connellsville

Kenneth Ira “Dink” Jaynes, 79, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. More...

June E. Porterfield

Normalville

June E. Porterfield, 69, of Normalville, died Thursday, Jan. More...

Sharon S. Thompson

Connellsville

Sharon S. Thompson, 71, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.  She was born June 22, 1946, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late Alvin and Mary “Jessie” Martin Bennington.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19 AKJV)  This is God’s assignment for all who follow Jesus. Share the Good News.   More...

What Medicare recipients can expect at ‘preventive care’ checkups

Dear Doctor: I am a senior citizen on Medicare. I don’t have a “regular” doctor, but rather, I go to a clinic when I have a problem. What is covered in the annual Medicare physical? What should I, as a patient, know and do?   More...

Mountain Area News

Don’t miss Ligonier’s Ice Fest, being held Saturday and Sunday. There will be fun for the whole family featuring dozens of hand-carved ice sculptures, horse-drawn carriage rides, merchant sales, live music and more. More...

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