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Sen. Stefano: State grants awarded to volunteer fire, EMS companies

State grants totaling $990,786 have been awarded for volunteer fire, EMS and ambulance companies in the 32nd Senatorial District, according to Sen. More...

Lawmakers: Memo does not clear Trump in probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday. More...

Powell era at Fed faces some turbulence

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jerome Powell is sworn in Monday as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, the pride of the moment may be tempered by Powell’s recognition of the risks that lie ahead. More...


Vermont considers gun control, safety

(AP) –– Gun safety or gun control –– these are two ways to phrase the issue that brought nearly 1,000 people to the Vermont State House recently to voice their views on legislation under consideration by lawmakers. More...

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Democrats boo America

Unlike the president, I don’t call everything “incredible,” but Trump’s State of the Union address was incredible, beautifully delivered. (This guy could have a future in television!)  More...


Frazier’s Lawrence building on freshman season

Looking back at Frazier freshman wrestler Thayne Lawrence’s 2016-2017 scholastic wrestling season in which he won a section and WPIAL AA title and a third-place finish in the PIAA tournament at 138 pounds, Commodores coach Buck Watkins was asked whic More...

Patriots defense pushed around in Super Bowl loss to Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — So many times this season New England’s defense made plays when it had to give Tom Brady and the Patriots offense a chance to win. But it couldn’t figure out the Philadelphia Eagles its 41-33 loss Super Bowl loss on Sunday. More...

Fayette men, women split with Beaver

London Hoxie scored 26 points as the Penn State Fayette men’s basketball team edged visiting Penn State Beaver, 86-81, in PSUAC action. Marvin Sidon and Iman Young each netted 12 points for the Roaring Lions (9-12, 6-7). More...

Connellsville Canteen displays covers

As a child, Fayette County Cultural Trust Executive Director Daniel Cocks collected first-day covers –– the decorative envelopes with canceled stamps on the first day they were issued.  More...

Geyer, AAFC plan full year of Broadway hits

As the Geyer Performing Arts Center enters its 30th season, the group, along with Actors and Artists of Fayette County, have planned a year full of Broadway favorites. More...


Louis E. Ansell Jr.


Louis E. “Skip” Ansell Jr., 63, of Connellsville, passed away Jan. 28, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. Friends will be received from 3-6 p.m. Monday, the hour of a memorial service, in the Vito C. More...

Charles H. Brothers Sr.


Charles H. Brothers Sr., of Dunbar, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born March 3, 1941, in Uniontown, a son of the late Walter and Agnes (Cale) Brothers. More...

Margaret Hilda (Geary) Mosser


Margaret H. (Geary) Mosser, 93, of Vanderbilt, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 in Sinclair Personal Care Home, Smock.  She was born Feb. 12, 1924 in Connellsville, daughter of Jacob Geary and Ida Mae Caldwell.  More...

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On This Date

Today is Monday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2018. There are 329 days left in the year. In 1631, the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, and his wife, Mary, arrived in Boston from England. More...


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Fay-West Calendar

Registration held  The Mt. Pleasant Area School District will conduct its kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5-9 at the Donegal, Norvelt, and Rumbaugh school offices. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. More...

Rates of relatively uncommon anal cancer have increased


DEAR DOCTOR: A friend of mine was diagnosed with, and treated for, anal cancer about two years ago. She never told me the location of her cancer until recently because she thought that “anus” and “anal” were shameful words. More...

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