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February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

A.G.: Deputies did fundraising while working for Sheriff Held

Westmoreland County’s sheriff used staff during their work hours to help gather donations for his campaign fundraiser, “I Out Shot the Sheriff,” investigators with the state attorney general’s office allege in a criminal compl More...

News

Women no longer face homicide charges in Uniontown shooting

Two Uniontown women are no longer facing charges in connection with the death of city man during an alleged drug robbery gone wrong.  Fayette County District Attorney’s office on Monday withdrew criminal homicide charges against Megan Mari More...

Dubai closes case on Indian actress, calls her death an accident

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai investigators on Tuesday closed the case into the death last weekend of Indian movie icon Sridevi, calling it an accidental drowning.  The 54-year-old Sridevi, who was known by only one name, drowne More...

Student protests resonate with Columbine shooting survivors

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Neville was outside, sneaking off to smoke with friends, and avoided the outburst of gunfire at Columbine High School nearly two decades ago, but he did not dodge the heartbreak. More...

Opinion

Missouri bill misunderstands the nature of addiction

(AP) – Why would Missouri treat pregnant women struggling with drug addiction like criminals?  If only male politicians could become pregnant.  Then maybe some of the ideas they propose that clearly punish mothers would seem less appe More...

No laughing matter

After special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for undermining the integrity of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump tweeted: “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. More...

Lawsuit is another strike for Sterk

(AP) – Jim Sterk has two strikes by our count. Can the University of Missouri athletic director afford a third and keep his job?  Sterk’s handling of former MU softball coach Ehren Earleywine’s firing was strike one.  More...

Sports

Nineteen Vikings headed to WPIALs

Mt. Pleasant’s bus will be full when the Vikings head to the WPIAL Class AA Swimming Championships Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. Nineteen swimmers have qualified for the meet.  More...

Area I place-winners

The Connellsville Junior High wrestlers who placed at the Area 1 Tournament and are moving on to the state competition this weekend in Johnstown are (front, from left) Ayden Henry (third), Jake Layton (second) and Chad Ozias (first); back, Arron Kirs More...

Penguins sign forward Patric Hornqvist to 5-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t about to let Patric Hornqvist get away.  The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions signed the 31-year-old forward to a five-year extension Tuesday that runs through the 2022-23 sea More...

City, police want Reesebased lawsuit dismissed

Connellsville, its police department, its former police chief and a current city detective want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that was filed by a woman who was arrested as a teen by former city officer Ryan Reese and used as a confidential inf More...

Parents, administrators start school safety dialogue amidst threats around region

Conversations are underway in the Connellsville Area School District that Acting Superintendent David McDonald hopes will prevent much more difficult conversations in the future when it comes to school safety.  More...

Obituaries

Kenneth B. Dalansky

Formerly of Scottdale

Kenneth B. “Kenny” Dalansky, 60, of Greensburg, formerly of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, early Monday morning, Feb. More...

David D. Darrell

Bullskin Township

David D. Darrell, 62, of Bullskin Township, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, surrounded by his loving family.  Friends will be received from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. More...

Ann Kieta

Connellsville

Ann “Snookie” Kieta, 89, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown.  She was born Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.” (Mark 9:35 AKJV)  Jesus was a servant and so should we.   More...

Link between marijuana use, schizophrenia needs further study

Dear Doctor: Could you comment on the marijuana study done in early 2016 at the University of Exeter and University College London? I’m worried about the 14-year-olds with whom I work and their dangers of psychosis. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Fundraiser ongoing   More...

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