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February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City man pleads no contest in sexual assault incident

A Connellsville man pleaded no contest this week to several charges stemming from allegations he sexually assaulted a child during a six-year-period.  More...

News

Man charged in connection with July crash in Lower Tyrone

A Pittsburgh man was traveling at least 35 mph faster than the speed limit when he crashed his car on Chaintown Road in July in Lower Tyrone Township, seriously injuring some of his passengers, state police at Belle Vernon said.  More...

Police reports listed

Car damaged   Someone damaged the front passenger-side bumper of a 19-year-old Vanderbilt man’s car, state police at Uniontown said.  The incident took place between 7 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. More...

Tax cut, bonuses for workers? Many businesses not sure yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners may want to hand out bonuses and raises now that there’s a new tax law, but many don’t know if they’ll have any wealth to share.  More...

Opinion

Trump, GOP should put together a real infrastructure bill

(AP) –– At his State of the Union address, President Trump returned to a core campaign promise when he said “we will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land.” More...

Flu season worst in nearly a decade

(AP) –– Everybody knows somebody –– maybe more than one somebody –– who’s caught the flu this season. No wonder. The flu season is the worst in nearly a decade.  More...

A difficult year for romance

WASHINGTON –– We have to face it, bravely and forthrightly, like serious men and women who recognize a sobering sexual crisis when they see it. There is no use fighting it anymore. Valentine’s Day should be abolished this year. More...

Sports

Playoff picture coming into focus

With the WPIAL playoffs set to begin next week, the postseason picture is coming into focus for area teams. Some teams already know their playoff standing while others are still jockeying for position. More...

Rooney hopeful Steelers can reach longterm contract extension deal with RB Bell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Steelers have no plans on moving on from All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. More...

WPIAL: School basketball game fight ‘totally unacceptable’

CLAIRTON (AP) — An athletic league official says a fight involving players and fans at a Pennsylvania high school boys’ basketball game was “totally unacceptable.”  More...

Furry sisters destined for royal upbringing

Larry, the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at 10 Downing Street in London, has a work schedule that keeps him quite busy patrolling the British government headquarters for rodents.  More...

Mt. Pleasant solves stray cat problem

Mt. Pleasant used to have a cat problem.  Councilwoman and Cat Committee of Mt. Pleasant president Cynthia Stevenson said in 2008, a fellow councilperson would constantly bring up the number of complaints about stray cats within the borough. More...

Perry Twp. supervisors seek bids to replace roof

Perry Township supervisors agreed Tuesday night to advertise for bids to replace the roof on the municipal building. After the meeting, Chairman A.J. Boni estimated that the roof replacement project could cost between $20,000 and $30,000. More...

Obituaries

Donald T. Fetsko Sr.

Connellsville

Donald T. Fetsko Sr. (Donnie), 67, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. He was born Jan. 23, 1951, the son of the late Thomas and Helen (Churry) Fetsko. More...

Roy K. Weaver

Mt. Pleasant

Roy K. Weaver, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2018, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born in Oct. 8, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Orin K. and Charlet R. Lentz Weaver.  More...

William P. Yezek Jr.

Mt. Pleasant

William P. Yezek Jr., 91, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Yezek was born June 15, 1926, in Morewood, the son of the late William and Minnie Gehrke Yezek.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Blessed is that man that makes the LORD his trust, and respects not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.” (Psalms 40:4 AKJV)  Be blessed. Trust in the Lord.   More...

Study suggests link between teen depression, social media

Dear Doctor: I read that spending too many hours on social media is linked to an increase in teen depression and suicidal thoughts. I worry about my own kids, but what can we do? Everything is online now, and I don’t want my kids to be outcasts. More...

Keefer to head Southmoreland football team

Congratulations to Dave Keefer on winning the trifecta. He has become the new Southmoreland head football coach. Keefer already serves as coach of the golf and track teams. More...

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