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March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

DA warns even juvenile charges carry serious consequences in school threats

Juvenile charges related to making a threat of violence at a school are not a laughing matter and carry serious consequences, even if there are no weapons involved.  “It’s not a slap on the wrist, it can ruin your life. More...

News

Under the sea

Junior Sea Creatures, jellyfish Samara Fray and starfish (from left) Khalia Zylka and Aubrey Anderson, all in third grade at Conn Area Catholic School, pose for a light-hearted picture with director Susan Uhazie Camele, who is holding part of the jel More...

Dick’s to halt the sales of assault-style rifles in stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Dick’s Sporting Goods, a major U.S. retailer, will immediately halt sales of assault style rifles and high-capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21.  More...

What’s in the IV bag? Studies show safer option than saline

New research calls into question what’s in those IV bags that nearly every hospitalized patient gets. More...

Opinion

Zero tolerance and harsh penalties needed for threats

(AP) – Early this century — about the time many of the kids in this this year’s high school senior class first came into the world — the Transportation Security Administration got serious about cracking down on anyone who utte More...

‘Starving college student’ notion that needs to go

(AP) – The notion of the “starving college student,” subsisting on ramen noodles and the occasional beer, is a quaint little campus concept that should be long retired — like “co-ed” and panty raids.  Nobody s More...

New generation offers hope on guns

WASHINGTON -- In years to come, some bright grad student in a small university in the heartland will do a groundbreaking dissertation on the gun control drama of 2018, and thus make his or her name as a historian by illuminating details we cannot see More...

Sports

Individual swimmers to compete at WPIALs

Although Geibel and Southmoreland do not have actual swim teams that compete at the high school varsity level, that hasn’t stopped a pair of athletes from enjoying the sport they love, and achieving a high level of success along the way.  More...

Teams back at NFL scouting combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lured out of the broadcast booth with a $100 million contract that makes him the highest-paid football coach ever, Jon Gruden sauntered up to the podium and flashed that mischievous smile. More...

Arizona Board of Regents to discuss Sean Miller’s contract

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting on Thursday to get legal advice and discuss the men’s basketball program at the University of Arizona and the contract of coach Sean Miller.  The board annou More...

‘Phantom’ opens tonight at CAHS

The Phantom (Parker Carte) enters the masquerade during a rehearsal. The show runs through Sunday at Connellsville Area High School.   More...

Highlands Hospital wants arbitrator’s rulings overturned

Highlands Hospital has sued the hospital’s nurses association and others with claims an arbitrator erred in reinstating a registered nurse who was suspended for violating safety protocols and then was terminated for absenteeism.  More...

Police: DNA links man to 2016 assault

State police used DNA to link a Vanderbilt man to an assault and burglary nearly two years ago in Dunbar Township, according to court papers.  Jason Scott Clark, 43, of West Broadway Street, was arraigned on Saturday on aggravated assault and ot 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...

Andrew J. Gavin Jr.

Formerly of Scottdale

Andrew J. Gavin Jr., 60, of Massapequa, N.Y., formerly of Scottdale, passed away Feb. 8, 2018, at his home.  He was born Dec. 1, 1957, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved with his family to Scottdale when he was 9 years old.  More...

Carole M. Ekas

Uniontown

Carole Mae Steinhagen Ekas of Uniontown died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on Nov. 20, 1936, in Natrona Heights (Birdville), daughter of the late Carl W. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And whoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.” (Mark 9:42 AKJV)  Don’t keep children from Jesus. More...

Reader’s plea a reminder that the flu can be deadly for many

Dear Readers: With this year’s flu season on a pace to be the worst in almost a decade, we want to take a moment to share an important letter that we received from a reader. More...

Fay-West Calendar

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