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February 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Mahoney announces bid to reclaim 51st Legislative District seat

Upset at the way things are going, former state Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney is running to reclaim the 51st Legislative District seat he held from 2006-2016. More...

U.S. says Syria making new chemical weapons despite deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government of producing and using “new kinds of weapons” to deliver deadly chemicals despite committing to abolish its program in 2013, and said the world More...

State Department loses top career diplomat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is losing its top career diplomat in a heavy blow to the State Department amid numerous international crises.  More...

Opinion

Controlling mass calls important

(AP) –– In the weeks and months ahead, many –– if not most –– Pennsylvania telephone customers could be asking “What’s not to like?” about legislation in the state House of Representatives aimed a More...

Census process should not be politicized

(AP) –– Politicizing the census process is just another way the Trump administration targets immigrants, regardless of their status.  More...

Trumpians trash their own futures

Here’s who President Trump’s anti immigrant policies would hurt the most: his own base. That is, the aging white males without college degrees who form the core of his support system.  More...

Sports

Falcons knock off Golden Lions

The Connellsville girls basketball team did not play a strong first half during Thursday’s key Section 3-AAAAA home game against Greensburg Salem. More...

Commodores drop Jayhawks

Brooke Poling scored a game-high 25 points and Jovanna Isaac followed with 22 points as the Frazier girls basketball team posted a 77- 33 victory over host Jeannette in a Section 3-AA game on Thursday. More...

Steelers’ Shazier released from hospital after spinal injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is going home.  More...

Attorneys claim tape withheld in 1980s trial

Attorneys argued Thursday about an auto-recording or transcript of that tape that a 74-year-old man claims was withheld from his attorney during his murder-for-hire trial in the 1980s in Fayette County. More...

Connellsville, Dunbar organizations receive tourism grants

Fayette County tourism-related organizations were awarded a combined total of $392,486 during a presentation Thursday at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown. More...

Obituaries

Carmella M. Anthony

Alverton

Carmella M. Anthony, 77, of Alverton (East Huntingdon Township) died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.  She was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Tarrs, a daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine Frankovich Verostko.  More...

Donna L. DeLuca

Scottdale

Donna Lee Riley DeLuca, 85, of Scottdale, passed away early Thursday morning in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, in the caring presence of her loving family. More...

Thomas A. Groomes

Connellsville

Thomas Alan Groomes, 56, of Connellsville, died Jan. 30, 2018, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He was born May 4, 1961, in Natrona Heights, a son of the late Donald and A. Jane (Stokes) Groomes. Tom was a graduate of Southmoreland High School. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.” (Proverbs 10:7 AKJV)  How will you be remembered?   More...

Link between zinc, prostate enlargement needs further study

Dear Doctor: I developed acute prostate problems at the early age of 29. My doctor’s prescriptions didn’t work, so when a neighbor recommended 50 milligrams of zinc a day for at least 30 days, I gave it a shot. More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Feb. 5 are as follows:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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