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February 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Strengthening Families helps parents, kids tackle issues

Coping with peer pressure, bullying, school level transition and becoming a teenager in general can be a lot for a pre-teen to handle, and open lines of communication have proven to be a valuable asset to these tough times faced by all youths of toda More...

Trump support vital as Congress continues to tackle immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will open up a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday. More...

Democrats taking another run at blocked memo on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure there’s no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Don More...

Opinion

Puerto Rico still needs more help

(AP) –– Here is what is happening in Puerto Rico more than four months after Hurricane Maria slammed through the island: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is still providing food and water, after mistakenly prompting fears it would More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Carter Page: Agent 000

If you’ve been watching MSNBC and, consequently, have no idea what was in the CONTROVERSIAL! DISPUTED! AMATEURISH! memo released by the House Intelligence Committee (the “Nunes memo”), here is a brief summary:  More...

Sports

Mt. Pleasant’s Czegan to play two sports at Cal U.

Christiana Czegan always has liked to stay busy. She began playing soccer, softball and basketball at around the age of 5 and has continued to juggle all three sports, as well as her academics.  More...

Crosby reaches 400 goals in Pens’ 4-1 win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sidney Crosby got another milestone goal on Sunday. The puck went right to his dad.  Crosby scored twice, including his 400th career goal, and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the St. More...

Fayette men beat Dubois

London Hoxie scored 32 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help the Penn State Fayette men’s basketball team defeat visiting Penn State Dubois, 91-57 in a PSUAC on Saturday. Marvin Sidon tallied 16 points for the Roaring Lions. More...

For past 35 years, Penn State Fayette observes National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week, which will bring awareness and opportunity to local high school students who could be interested in a career in the field, will be observed Feb. 19 to March 14, at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.  More...

Southmoreland hears update on Clairview School

At Clairview School, students are given the tools and skills to be the best they can be.  The Southmoreland School Board heard an update on the school, run by Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7, during its recent agenda meeting.  More...

Obituaries

James E. Brilhart

SCOTTDALE

James E. Brilhart, 81, longtime resident of Scottdale, went home to Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, while being comforted by his loving family. He was born April 16, 1936, a son of the late Aaron and Claire Brilhart of Scottdale. More...

James C. Earnesty Sr.

FORMERLY OF CONNELLSVILLE

James (Jim) C. Earnesty Sr. 87, formerly of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 9, in Charlotte, N.C., surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Scottdale, Nov. More...

Ann L. Natale

CONNELLSVILLE

Ann Louise Natale, 77, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.  She was born July 13, 1940, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Saverio (Sam) and Nicolena (Lena) (Caporella) Natale.  More...

Lifestyles

5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas She’ll Love

(Family Features) Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift has been a challenge for ages. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Coalition to meet The Multifaith Coalition will host its monthly knitting and crocheting gathering at 11 a.m. today at Panera Bread, 105 Matthew Drive, Uniontown. All skill levels are welcome. Yarn, needles and hooks will be provided. More...

Dementia can be diagnosed with battery of tests

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: How is one screened for/diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia? What type of doctors does one see? What sorts of tests do they run? More...

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