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May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Corrections officer waives right to hearing

A Fayette County corrections officer accused of passing prescription medications to a Fayette County inmate waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday.  More...

News

Mt. Pleasant officials still want to solve flooding

Borough officials in Mt. Pleasant are still looking for answers to the flooding that just keeps coming.  More...

Congress OKs letting terminally ill patients use unapproved medications

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a victory for President Donald Trump and foes of regulation and a defeat for patients’ groups and Democrats who a More...

Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. More...

Opinion

Santa Fe school shooting expected

(AP) –– The opening phrase of Congressman Randy Weber’s statement Friday afternoon about the horrific shooting at Santa Fe High School was pretty standard.  “Earlier today, the unimaginable happened.”  The same More...

Is meeting really proof of collusion?

If there is an Exhibit A in the case that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to fix the presidential election, it is the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower between three top campaign officials –– Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and More...

Congress needs to vote on DACA

(AP) –– Hey Congress, let’s have that debate and vote on DACA.  Let’s put these competing proposals on border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to the test. More...

Sports

Trio of throwers excited for states

Entering last week’s WPIAL Track and Field Championships at Baldwin High School, qualifying for the state meet was not the primary objective for a trio of local throwers.  More...

Roethlisberger will ‘try to help’ QB Rudolph adjust to NFL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger insists he has no problem with the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting Mason Rudolph. More...

Mars eliminates LH, 6-2

Mitchell Schultz hit a three-run homer as part of a four-run second inning to help the Mars baseball team defeat Laurel Highlands, 6-2 in a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal on Tuesday at West Mifflin High School. More...

Geibel Catholic High School seniors to graduate Thursday

Dylan M. Krett has been named valedictorian and Sydney Palya will serve as salutatorian of Geibel Catholic High School’s graduating class of 2018.  The students will be speaking at the graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. More...

Authority reviews bids for East Park stonework

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority is checking references for the low bidders to do stonework at East Park to make sure all of the bidders have masonry experience with historic properties.  The project calls for the original stone to be r More...

Obituaries

Joan Bashinsky

Connellsville

Joan Bashinsky, 84, of Connellsville, passed away on May 21, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Patrick L. Haines

Dunbar

Patrick Leonard Haines, also known as “Rat,” 54, of Dunbar, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  He was born April 11, 1964, in Connellsville, the son of the late William and Shirley (Hoover) Haines.  He was a gr More...

Scott R. Ohler

Connellsville

Scott R. Ohler, 46, passed away on May 9, 2018.  Scott was born Oct. 7, 1971, in Connellsville. He was the son of Charles and Carol L. Breakiron Ohler. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. More...

Stick with tried and true meds to boost thyroid production

Dear Doctor: I have been taking levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid for about 40 years. I have progressed from 0.025 milligrams to 100 milligrams currently. More...

Church News

Novena celebrated   The Novena to Saint Anthony of Padua is celebrated at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. in Saint Rita’s Church and continues for nine consecutive weeks until the Feast of Saint Anthony in June. All are welcome. More...

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