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July 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Tornado threatens as film crew shoots scenes for ‘Kecksburg’

As a tornado threatened overhead, director Cody Knotts and his film crew were in Mt. Pleasant Township recently shooting scenes for “Kecksburg,” a feature film based on the legends surrounding the events that occurred there on Dec. More...

News

What did Trump, Putin agree to in summit in Finland?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure.  More...

Auto industry urges U.S. to hit brakes on proposed car

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Ted Williams’ Mexican- American heritage explored in PBS film

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Top 20: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ beats ‘Skyscraper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family-friendly won out this weekend among North American moviegoers as “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” towered over Dwayne Johnson’s action pic “Skyscraper.”  More...

It’s a beautiful day in Pennsylvania on Mister Rogers’ trail

It’s a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you’ll have to head to Pennsylvania.  More...

Review: Tom Bailey follows the Thompson Twins’ blueprint

Tom Bailey, “Science Fiction” (Mikrokosmos/BFD)  At its peak, Thompson Twins created some great 1980s synth pop, songs with refined melodies, thoughtful lyrics and a wide range of keyboard sounds, enlivened by crystalline percussion More...

Lifestyles

Women’s likelihood of bladder prolapse increases with age

Dear Doctor: I am a woman in my early 70s who has been diagnosed with a bladder prolapse. I have no symptoms and was told I don’t need surgery until symptoms appear. More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of July 23:  Connellsville  Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

Summer Lunch Menus

Connellsville  The Connellsville Area School District summer lunch program will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

F.C. commissioners discuss new prison

Two Fayette County commissioners said Thursday they want to meet with experts from the state Department of Corrections as the next step in building a new county prison on donated land in Uniontown.  More...

Elderly York County man charged with rape

An 80-year-old man was charged Thursday with raping a girl five times in 2014.  An arrest warrant was issued for Ronald Welling of Red Lion, York County, on charges of rape, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault and indecent assault, authorit More...

Obituaries

Janet McCune

Dickerson Run

Janet McCune, 82, of Dickerson Run, passed away Tuesday July 10, 2018 at home after a six month illness with pancreatic cancer. More...

Gloria M. Shallenberger

Vanderbilt

Gloria Maxine Shallenberger, 85, of Vanderbilt, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born March 16, 1933, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Welling) Mc- Laughlin.  More...

Opinion

Pa. needs tougher standards on PCBs

(AP) –– The people of Whitehall Township deserve some answers. Residents of the Slate Belt need an explanation, too. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Allies take heat from Trump, return it in kind

WASHINGTON –– When Winston Churchill was in one of the lowest ebbs of his political career, George Bernard Shaw invited him to the opening night of his new play.  “Enclosed are two tickets. More...

Sports

Falcons shine at first-ever FCCA Championships

A new chapter in the history of Fayette County football began on Thursday with the first annual Fayette County Football Coaches Association Championships.  The event, held at Laurel Highlands High School, featured Fayette County schools Connells More...

Spieth takes a stumble in his British Open title defense

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Through 14 holes, Jordan Spieth was challenging for the lead in the British Open and making it look easy.  “Just a clean round of golf,” he said.  And then it got messy in a hurry.  More...

Mill Run shuts out Bill’s Bit Services in regular season finale

Alan VanSickle tossed a complete game six-hit shutout to lead Mill Run to a 4-0 victory over Bill’s Bit Services in a Fayette County Baseball League regular season finale on Thursday in Farmington. More...

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