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January 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Agencies respond to plane crash

Multiple agencies responded to a small plane crash outside of Kentuck Knob Monday evening. The pilot escaped with a minor leg injury. There were no other passengers or crew on board. Please see story on Page A1.   More...

FBI’s Andrew McCabe, frequent Trump target, abruptly leaves post

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a target of frequent and aggressive criticism by President Donald Trump, abruptly stepped down from his position Monday ahead of his planned retirement this spring.  More...

What’s the real state of the union?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A by-thenumbers look at President Donald Trump’s first year in office reveals areas of both progress and peril. The stock market is soaring, smashing record after record. The unemployment rate has ticked downward. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any wise to do evil.” (Psalms 37:8 AKJV)  Let it go. God will take care of you.   More...

Study shows OTC pain meds ease emotional suffering

Dear Doctor: I recently heard a radio report that said Tylenol could ease the pain of hurt feelings. That seems hard to believe. If it’s true, how does it work? More...

Carnegie Free Library puts hold on book donations

Due to limited storage space at the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville, used book donations are on hold for now. However, the library is accepting children’s through teen books in good condition. More...

Man escapes serious injury in Kentuck Knob plane crash

A minor leg injury was the extent the injuries sustained by a pilot of a small plane that crashed near Kentuck Knob early Monday evening.  The pilot, who was not identified, escaped the plane before it caught fire. More...

LH cancels school because of threat left in bathroom

Classes for students to resume today

Classes were scheduled to resume today in the Laurel Highlands School District, a day after they were cancelled for students because of a threat left on a bathroom wall.  An increased police presence was anticipated after custodians found the th More...

Obituaries

Louis Ansell

Vanderbilt

Louis Ansell, 63, of Vanderbilt, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at home.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Nancy M. Clark

Scottdale

Nancy M. Clark, 89, of Scottdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at her home in Scottdale.  She was born May 5, 1928, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Dr. William and Edith (Mellinger) McDowell.  More...

Chelsie L. Cline

White

Chelsie L. Cline, 25, of White, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Opinion

Nation’s opioid problem will take long time to solve

(AP) –– The nation’s opioid problem is a complicated one that will take a long time to solve. More...

Doctor for USA Gymnastics pleads guilty to sexual assault

(AP) –– Chances are you now have heard the name Larry Nassar.  The former doctor for USA Gymnastics has been at the center of an extended sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom after he pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree More...

No more ill communication

Cain and Abel and the Tower of Babel –– far from the most inspiring of Biblical stories. More...

Sports

Keefer looking to change culture at SHS

Dave Keefer readily admits that he hates losing.  It is that competitive fire and will to win that he brings with him as the new head football coach at Southmoreland High School.  In his mind, the time was right to take on the job.  &l More...

Gators defeat Rockets, 37-30

With four straight losses on their resume, the Geibel girls basketball team needed a win in a key Section 2-A game against visiting Jefferson Morgan on Monday night.  The Gators played strong defense and did just enough on offense to pull out th More...

Falcons take down Colonials, 44-32

Megan Haggerty and Baileigh Bishop each scored 10 points as the Connellsville girls basketball team picked up a 44-32 victory over host Albert Gallatin in a Section 3-AAAAA contest on Monday. More...

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