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April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Jacobs Creek Watershed Association to host hands-on Earth Day activities

Small actions can change the world.  That’s the idea behind an Earth Day celebration with the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association this Saturday.  The JCWA will be holding two bluebird box building events the day before Earth Day, one a More...

Trump says ‘good relationship’ formed with North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said “a good relationship was formed” heading into the adversaries’ anticipated summit.  More...

GOP’s regulatory fight goes to another level over car loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led Senate voted Wednesday to block Obamaera guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure lenders don’t charge blacks and Hispanics higher interest rates on car loans.  More...

Opinion

Pennsylvania budget clock starts ticking

(AP) –– Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. More...

More help needed for storm-tossed citizens

(AP) –– We’re trying to imagine what it’s like to lose nearly everything in a storm –– or even to live for months without electricity. We get impatient when our power goes out overnight. More...

Comey takes criticism from right, left

WASHINGTON –– While trying hard to be aware of the dangers facing us in “the swamp” here in our nation’s capital, I have been busily perusing the literary reviews of former FBI Director James Comey’s already famous book, the better to be prepared aga More...

Sports

Vikings outlast Scotties, 6-5

The Southmoreland baseball team came back from a deficit not once, but twice during Wednesday’s Section 3-AAA match-up at Mt. Pleasant, the second time sending the contest into extra innings. More...

Falcons beaten by Spartans in 10 innings

Austin Petraglia singled, doubled and knocked in a run, but the Connellsville baseball team suffered a 3-2 loss in 10 innings to host Hempfield in a Section 2-AAAAAA game on Wednesday. More...

Crosby leads Pens past Flyers, 5-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins’ career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. More...

Connellsville offers tax credits to firefighters

Connellsville City Council showed its support for volunteer emergency services personnel by introducing an ordinance that would provide credits for city earned income or real estate taxes. More...

Scottdale council accepts bid for dredging Stauffer Run

The wait for dredging Stauffer Run in Scottdale isn’t long now.  Scottdale Borough Council voted at a recent meeting to approve a low bid from Lutterman Excavating for the project.   More...

Connellsville becomes Purple Heart City

Connellsville is now officially the second city in Pennsylvania to be declared a Purple Heart City. City council made the proclamation at the start of the meeting Tuesday with a number of veterans and Purple Heart recipients in attendance. More...

Obituaries

Carol L. Boord

Connellsville

Carol L. Boord, 70, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at Highlands Hospital.  Carol was born Aug. 23, 1947, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Agnes Wanda Breakiron Brewer.  More...

Patricia K. Enderle

Leisenring

Patricia K. More...

Veronica E. Lewis

Scottdale

Veronica E. “Betty” Lewis, 85, of Scottdale, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  She was born July 18, 1932, in Dunbar Township, a daughter of the late Abraham and Mary (Fasulka) Alberts.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them your sons, and your sons’ sons;” (Deute More...

Overseas travel plans could be hampered by measles outbreak

Dear Doctor: There’s apparently a serious measles outbreak going on in Europe right now. Does that mean that our family shouldn’t go on our planned trip to Italy this spring?   More...

Earth Day to be celebrated Sunday

Earth Day is April 22. Think about what this day represents. • The Bullskin Senior Center, 52 Medsger Road, Connellsville, features Wednesday bingo, which is open to the public. More...

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