2022-03-07 E-Edition

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Mt. Pleasant, Southmoreland cheerleaders taking to basketball court for good cause

Mt. Pleasant Area and Southmoreland cheerleaders will square off on the basketball court March 25 during the annual Swishes for Wishes games. “Basically, Mt. Pleasant cheerleaders play basketball against Southmoreland cheerleaders,” Southmoreland cheer coach Susan Johnson said. “The boys that are in sports are the cheerleaders. All the ticket sales go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.” The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a […]

Scottdale park repairs planned

Pittsburgh Street Park in Scottdale suffered damage during a recent storm. Charity Colebank, Scottdale Parks Commission chairwoman, reported during a recent meeting a portion of fencing and other areas were damaged. The borough plans to file an insurance claim to pay for the repairs. Colebank, also a borough councilwoman, said the borough might look into using grant money it received […]

Sheetz planning store in Donegal Township

Sheetz is coming to Donegal Township The convenience store will be built along State Route 31 across from the PNC Bank and near the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange. Donegal Township Supervisor Dan Pribisco confirmed the plans. He said Sheetz made a deal with a developer who owns the land. The township supervisors conducted a public hearing Feb. 22 because Sheetz needed […]

Fayette alumnus named director of local nonprofit

Penn State Fayette alumnus Steve Strange has been named the executive director of the East End United Community Center in Uniontown. Strange grew up in Hopwood and attended Laurel Highlands High School. He graduated from Penn State in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in sports journalism after completing the first two years of his degree at the Fayette […]


Yough River Rally coming in June The Yough River Rally is scheduled June 3 to 5 at Yough River Park in Connellsville. The event will feature local food vendors and microbreweries all three days. The Friday schedule will run 4 to 11 p.m. with entertainment by Abacus Jones and the Andy Davis Band. The river rally will continue 9 a.m. […]

Warming climate to result in reduce corn production

UNIVERSITY PARK — No matter which of the widely accepted global circulation models ultimately comes closest to predicting the amount of warming caused by climate change, corn production will be reduced, according to a new study by Penn State researchers. They evaluated the potential impacts of 18 warming scenarios, dictated by various atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, to determine the potential […]

Gas prices hit record highs in Pa.

Gas prices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania hit all-time highs over the weekend amid tight worldwide oil supplies and increased demand as the industry feels the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, analysts said. AAA Mid-Atlantic reports that Sunday’s average gas price in New Jersey hit $4.09 a gallon, breaking the old record of $3.99 set on July 8, […]

App lets bar-goers check vibe beforehand

MORGANTOWN — Barwatch is an app, launched in Morgantown, that lets bar and club patrons sneak a peek at what the crowd is like at their favorite spots. The idea came to founder Nick Winslow his freshman year at West Virginia University, where he went for two years. Winslow said went home, asked his roommate about his night and was […]

Humanities major expands academic and programming options

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has added a bachelor of arts in Humanities to its degree program offerings. The Humanities major helps students appreciate, understand and interpret relationships among the arts, ideas, media and values that have shaped Western and world cultures. Students are taught to become active learners who can synthesize, interpret and communicate knowledge and experience through […]