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February 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Grievance over protocol leads to payment for union workers

Residents voiced their concerns to the Dunbar Township supervisors Thursday evening after the supervisors say a mishandling of protocol led to wages paid to union employees who weren’t called out for work. More...

News

Trump nuclear doctrine takes tougher stance on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. More...

Federal Reserve imposes new penalties on Wells Fargo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is imposing more penalties on Wells Fargo, freezing the bank’s growth until it can prove it has improved its internal controls.  In addition, the San Francisco based bank agreed to replace three More...

Taking aim at Iran, U.S. hits Hezbollah with new sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking aim at Iran’s global footprint, the Trump administration on Friday hit six people and seven businesses linked to Hezbollah with terror sanctions, calling it “the first wave” in a pressure campaign that More...

Opinion

Who allowed rodents to predict the weather?

There are events that seem to stick with you. No matter what you do, no matter what you try to forget, the memory of them just seems to swirl around your brain, brought on by the tiniest thing. More...

This Super Bowl Sunday, the clash of the cultures

Last month, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, the president of Villanova University on Philadelphia’s Main Line, insisted that the organist play “On Eagle’s Wings” at Mass before the NFC Championship Game.  More...

Food fads: the raw, the pod and the daring

If you’ve ever been on a canoe trip, a rafting trip or a whitewater adventure, you know the outfitters will never let you drink untreated river water. More...

Sports

Frazier’s Sedok to play baseball at Fayette

Frazier High School senior Tim Sedok has been playing baseball most of his life. More...

South Side Beaver beats Southmoreland

In the first quarter of Friday’s Section 4-AAA game between the Southmoreland boys basketball team and visiting South Side Beaver, it looked as though the Rams easily would run away with the win. More...

Local teams fall on court

Josh Maher and Jake Ansell each scored 11 points, but the Connellsville boys basketball team (9-11, 2-9) dropped a 51-36 decision at Canon-McMillan in Section 2-AAAAAA competition.  Jason Falkas led the Big Macs (17-1, 9-1) with 18 points.  More...

Police uncover 500 bricks of heroin in Turnpike traffic stop

A Philadelphia man was in the Westmoreland County Prison on Friday on $2.5 million bail after state police said they stopped his vehicle on a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mt. More...

Connellsville Ministry short on goal, but hopeful

Connellsville Area Community Ministries has officially wrapped up its annual fund drive, coming up short of its goal for the second year in a row. More...

Obituaries

Louis E. Ansell Jr.

Connellsville

Louis E. “Skip” Ansell, Jr., 63, of Connellsville, passed away Jan. 28, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.  Skip was born Dec. 30, 1954, in Connellsville, a son of Louis E. Ansell Sr. and the late Ruth I. More...

Charles Brothers Sr.

Dunbar

Charles Brothers Sr., 76, of Dunbar, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, and will be announced when complete. More...

Donna L. DeLuca

Scottdale

Donna Lee Riley DeLuca, 84, of Scottdale, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 1, 201,8 in Excela Health, Latrobe Hospital, in the caring presence of her loving family.  She was born in Mt. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known.” (Proverbs 10:9 AKJV)  Integrity will pay great dividends.   More...

Scientists studying how synbiotics can prevent neonatal sepsis

Dear Doctor: I recently read that probiotic bacteria could protect newborns from sepsis. Does that mean I should be giving probiotics to my newborn?   More...

Church News

Breakfasts served More...

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