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February 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

McKeesport man dies after he was struck by vehicle along Route 119

Authorities identified on Thursday a 46-year-old McKeesport man who died after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday night near the Dunbar Township and North Union Township line.  The victim is Michael Scott McIntosh, according to the Fayette Coun More...

News

Lawmakers push for budget vote to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers pushed to enact a massive budget deal Thursday along with a stopgap temporary measure to prevent a government shutdown at midnight. More...

Prescription drugs among budget changes to Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug companies would bear a bigger share of Medicare’s costs under the congressional budget deal, a shift that could help limit future increases in beneficiaries’ premiums for prescription coverage.  More...

Toronto police: remains of 6 found in serial killer probe

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Toronto have recovered the remains of at least six people from planters on a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, officials said Thursday.  More...

Opinion

Consequences of teen sexting

(AP) –– Despite the efforts of parents and educators, sexting remains a recurring problem in school districts, most recently in Butler County, where five juveniles in the Karns City Area School District face summary offenses for the trans More...

Pa. county made right call with opioids lawsuit

(AP) –– Last week, the Dauphin County commissioners filed suit against 11 drug manufacturers and three doctors for ignoring the effects of prescription opioids and pursuing profits over patients. More...

The disgrace belongs to Trump

“I think it’s a disgrace, what’s happening in our country,” President Trump declared recently. “A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves, and much worse than that.”  More...

Sports

Falcons hold off Red Raiders, 46-40

The Connellsville and Uniontown girls basketball teams each came into Thursday’s Section 3-AAAAA finale with playoff spots already secure. There was also no way for either team to move up or down in the section standings. More...

Mt. Pleasant girls defeat Southmoreland in double OT, 41-36

It took them a couple of extra periods, but the Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team avenged a Section 3-AAAA loss against Southmoreland earlier this season, defeating the visiting Scotties, 41-36, in double overtime on senior night.  More...

Connellsville swimmers earn split with Kiski Area

Connellsville’s swim program split its Section 1-AAA home meet with Kiski on Thursday. More...

Cosmetology students to host fashion show

Cosmetology students at the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center will be showing off their talents during a fashion show slated for Feb. More...

Mt. Pleasant district considers tax-savings plan

Mt. Pleasant Area School Directors reviewed a list of tax-saving motions earlier this week that will be considered for approval at the 7 p.m. Feb. More...

Obituaries

Sylvia A. Bradish

Connellsville

Sylvia Ann (Hertznel) Bradish, 80, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.  She was born Sept. More...

Roseann Bradley

Connellsville

Roseann Bradley, 76, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Dunbar, the daughter of the late John and Pauline (Bendo) Snyder.  More...

Ann L. Natale

Connellsville

Ann Louise Natale, 77, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Highlands Hospital.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“He answered and said to them, Well has Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.” (Mark 7:6 AKJV)   More...

Erosive osteoarthritis typically affects the hand joints

Dear Doctor: I was just diagnosed with erosive osteoarthritis. What can you tell me about it? I have it mainly in my hands and feet.   More...

Mountain Area News

A community benefit dinner will be held Saturday at Highlands Hall, 4004 Route 31, Jones Mills, in honor of the young lives tragically lost in Melcroft recently. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and dinner will start at 2:30 p.m. More...

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