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February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Dutch Bottom buyout to begin

The final step of the August 2016 flood mitigation is underway in Connellsville.  Mayor Greg Lincoln announced Tuesday at the city council meeting that the city has received the flood mitigation funds through the Pennsylvania Emergency Emergency More...

City man withdraws no contest plea

A Connellsville man withdrew his no contest plea Tuesday in connection with allegations he sexually assaulted a child during a six-year period.  Shawn Allen Lesko, 36, appeared before Fayette County Senior Judge Gerald Solomon for sentencing.&nb More...

News

Mt. Pleasant Township residents increase recycling effort

Mt. Pleasant Township residents have increased recycling by 225 tons in 2017, according to comparison data reviewed by the supervisors at Monday’s meeting.  More...

Trump: Less health insurance for lower premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums.  More...

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

PARKLAND, Fla. More...

Opinion

Opioid abuse continues at epidemic levels

(AP) –– Opioid abuse is at epidemic levels and has been for quite some time, and the reports coming out of Sebastian County, Ark., and other parts of the region are disturbing. More...

The real women’s march

Tamika Mallory, an African-American who leads the national Women’s March, declared at a rally in Las Vegas last month: “Stand up for me, white women ... You say you want to be my friend? I don’t want to hear it from your mouth. More...

Are gun laws needed to stop mass shootings?

(AP) –– “We call BS.”  It was just one of many highlights of Emma Gonzales’ powerhouse speech on Saturday, but it may be the one that best defines a growing national backlash against the gun-rights absolutism that h More...

Sports

Wildcats beat Commodores, 64-48

When the members of the 11th-seeded Frazier boys basketball team walked off the court following their WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff game, they did so knowing that they played a solid three quarters against sixth-seeded Shenango.  More...

Vonn trying not to think of next downhill as her last at Olympics

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn prefers not to dwell on what shapes up as a significant story line for the women’s downhill at the Pyeongchang Games. More...

Mustangs boys fall, 64-53

Bryce Laskey racked up 32 points, but the Laurel Highlands boys basketball team (14-9) suffered a 64- 53 loss to West Allegheny in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAAA playoffs Tuesday at Peters Township High School.   More...

Flooding issues in Mt. Pleasant on rise

Flooding issues in Mt. Pleasant Borough are on the rise. More...

Man breaks into storage units, steals many items worth thousands of dollars

A Uniontown man drove his PT Cruiser to several Fayette County storage units earlier this year and broke in and took musical instruments, lawn mowers, coins, a ninja sword and other items that he later sold on the internet or pawned, state police at More...

Security cameras lead to actions against student

A threat found in a girls’ restroom at Connellsville Area Senior High School Tuesday was quickly tracked to the person who wrote it, and it was determined there no one was in danger.  The message was found by an employee shortly after it h More...

Obituaries

Ruth O. Anastasion

Connellsville

Ruth O. Anastasion, 91, of Connellsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Ruth died in the surroundings of her home.  She was born Sept. 11, 1926, the daughter of the late John A. More...

Edward D. Lancaster

Scottdale

Edward D. Lancaster, 71, of Scottdale, formerly of Murrysville, died peacefully, early Tuesday morning, Feb. 20, 2018, in the comfort of his home, surrounded in love, with his family by his side. He was born Oct. More...

Dollie M. Zahron

Dunbar

Dollie M. Zahron, 92, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown.  She was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Connellsville Township, a daughter of the late Ralph S. and Mabel Porterfield Hensel.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” (Mark 8:35 AKJV)  True life is found when we give our all to Jesus. More...

Bad communication can imperil doctor-patient relationship

Dear Doctor: My ex-wife was seeing a primary care doctor who also treated her heart issues, which were not of a serious nature. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Bible study held   Trinity United Methodist Church, Mulberry and Hickory streets, Scottdale, will hold a Bible study class led by Pastor Susan Speakman at 7 p.m. today and Wednesdays, Feb. 28 and March 7, 14 and 21. More...

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