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August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Smithton man, wanted on warrants, dies

A man police said shot himself inside a Westmoreland County trailer last month during a standoff has died, according to court records and a state police spokesman.  Authorities this week dropped charges filed against David Dewayne Walters, 39, f More...

Widow sues Perry police, officer in husband’s shooting

The widow of a man fatally shot by police last year has filed suit against the Perryopolis police department and an unnamed police officer listed as John Doe in the civil complaint.  Maria Hoose, representing the estate of her husband, Garrett More...

News

Perry Twp. stands on solid financial ground

Perry Township is standing on solid ground.  Supervisors heard the results of their 2017 audit Tuesday evening from certified public accountant Jeffrey J. More...

Route 31 closure pushed back

The scheduled closure of a section of Route 31 in Mt. Pleasant has been pushed back. Valerie Petersen, community relations coordinator with PennDOT District 12, said the closure is now scheduled for Aug. More...

Palestinian-American Congressional candidate is source of West Bank pride

BEIT OUR AL-FOQA, West Bank (AP) — The Michigan primary victory of Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian American who is expected to become the first Muslim woman to serve in the U.S. More...

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 2-1 Night: 2-2  Pick 3 Day: 0-4-4 Night: 1-1-2  Pick 4 Day: 7-2-8-6 Night: 8-6-8-2  Pick 5 Day: 8-2-5-2-8 Night: 7-7-2-9-5  Wild Day: 3 Night: 4   More...

Do Just One Thing

When you’re picking up food items to donate to your local food bank or shelter, keep one rule in mind when buying things like pasta sauces, nut butters and other jarred items: Avoid glass. More...

Lifestyles

Recent studies show there may be benefits in eating eggs

Dear Doctor: I’m old enough to remember when eggs were good, then bad, and then so bad they were probably going to give you a heart attack. Now I’m hearing we’ve come full circle and eggs are good for you again. What gives?  More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses in their respective counties.  Fayette  John Phillip Hamilla and Renee Monica Batovsky, both of Perryopolis  Jason Anthony Coffer and Amy Nicole Bruck, both of Star Junction  Jus More...

Church News

Scholarships offered   Conn-Area Catholic School is awarding tuition scholarships provided by the Amerikohl Mining Corp.  Scholarships are now available to new and/ or transfer students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. More...

Senator holds ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meetings

City residents learn about state budget

While meeting with constituents in Connellsville Wednesday, state Sen. More...

Stefano focuses on education, opioids in Scottdale

Education and opioids were in the forefront of Sen. More...

Dawson Community Fair in full swing

The antique tractor display is back at the Dawson Community Fair. The event kicked off with a large crowd on opening night. It continues through Saturday. More...

Obituaries

Florence E. Kinneer

Acme

Florence E. (Sutty) Kinneer, 89, of Acme, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in The Hempfield Manor, Greensburg.  Mrs. Kinneer was born May 11, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Michael and Helen Junick Sutty.  More...

Judy Nardone

Connellsville

Judy (Swan) Nardone, 79, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, comforted by her loving family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci   Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Opinion

Pennsylvania judges’ spending shouldn’t be cloaked in secrecy

(AP) –– We should be accustomed by now, we guess, to elected officials eating on our dime without carefully accounting for their spending.  After all, members of the state General Assembly are permitted to take per diems –&ndas More...

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Waiting for Trump to testify?

Can’t we please, please put one piece of fake news to bed?  Spare us the interviews with Rudy Giuliani and the endless debates among cable TV lawyers about the terms and conditions of Donald Trump’s testimony to special counsel Rober More...

Sports

Southmoreland’s Moore headed for Navy

It’s not uncommon for high school athletes to wait until late in their senior years before choosing a college or university. But in the case of Southmoreland girls basketball player Maggie Moore, the decision came early and easily.  More...

Baker Mayfield debuts, Andrew Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear

(AP) — Welcome to the NFL, Baker Mayfield.  And welcome back to the league, Andrew Luck.  While the opening preseason game for most teams carries little intrigue as players from the back end of the roster try to strut their stuff, sev More...

Archer gets victory as Pirates beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Adam Frazier had three hits and made a run-saving play in the field, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon in Colorado.  Chris Archer (4-5) was making his second start since being acq More...

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