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January 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

No deal reached as moderates search for shutdown solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the federal government before hundreds of thousands of federal More...

Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. More...

Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing More...

Opinion

Athletes from North, South Korea to join in Winter Olympics

(AP) –– You could think of it as detente –– with an asterisk.  More...

GOP decries bill to expand abortion access

(AP) –– wA nurse practitioner can give you a complete physical, order diagnostic tests, stitch up a cut –– even prescribe medication.  Along with other advanced-practice clinicians, like nurse midwives and nurse anestheti More...

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Sports

Southmoreland’s Corley makes strong comeback

Brooke Corley likes to be active.  That’s why the Southmoreland senior found it quite disappointing when an ankle injury sidelined her for the volleyball season.  However, Corley has used the motivation of missing out on what turned o More...

Dell’s 31 saves help Sharks beat Penguins

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The way Aaron Dell has played this season means the San Jose Sharks have no drop-off at all when starting goalie Martin Jones is out.  More...

Local hoops teams fall

Cole Kendall scored 16 points and Enzo Fetsko dropped in 12, but the Geibel boys basketball team fell to visiting Clairton, 89-50, in a Section 2-A game Saturday.  Khari Disco paced the Bears with 23 points, followed by Koran Boyd and Anthony Pr More...

Budget process begins in Southmoreland

The process to develop a budget for the Southmoreland School District for the 2018-19 school year has begun. More...

Nominations sought for Mt. Pleasant Citizen of the Year for 2017

It’s time once again to seek nominations for the Rotary Club of Mt. More...

Woman wanted for role in counterfeit $100 bills

State police are continuing to search for a Black Lick Township woman accused of collaborating with a Connellsville man to pass counterfeit $100 bills at various locations in Indiana and Westmoreland counties.  Tiffany Anne Blattenberger, 33, is More...

Obituaries

Aileen L. Cochran

SCOTTDALE

Aileen Louise Solomon Cochran, 88, of Scottdale, died Thursday evening, Jan. 18, 2018, in the comfort of her home, while in the presence of her loving family. She was born May 10, 1929, in Scottdale, the daughter of the late Howard O. Sr. More...

Kenneth G. Burkholder Sr.

MELCROFT

Kenneth Glenn Burkholder Sr., 54, of Melcroft, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Excela Health Frick Hospital.  He was born Feb. More...

Jared S. Whoric

FORMERLY OF CONNELLSVILLE

Jared S. Whoric, 29, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Connellsville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at his home.  He was born Jan. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sudoku

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On this date

Today is Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018. There are 343 days left in the year. In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrived at the presentday Caribbean island of St. Vincent. More...

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Lifestyles

Devastating Creutzfeldt- Jakob Disease largely unknown to many

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: Could you please explain Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease? Some people call it “mad cow disease,” which gives it a stigma. I lost my twin brother to this disease, and it’s left our family shattered. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Activities suspended Brownfield Community Center’s regular evening activities, Tuesday music nights and Thursday karaoke, will be closed for the months of January and February. Regular activities will resume in March. Albright events listed More...

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