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November 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Area school districts awarded grants

Eight School Districts in the 32nd Senatorial District have been awarded just over $224,000 in state grants to fund programs, security-related equipment and personnel that address school safety and violence through Pennsylvania’s Safe Schools I More...

News

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. More...

Weinstein’s Impact: Multiple men facing allegations of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. More...

Neighbors rush to help dozens during massive blaze at senior living community

Dozens of neighbors rushed to the scene of a massive late-night fire that injured nearly 30 people at a Pennsylvania senior living community, wrapping the elderly in blankets and carrying them to ambulances in makeshift gurneys.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26 AKJV)  There is nothing more important than the soul of a person. More...

Readers follow up with questions about previous columns

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Church News

Drop-off site designated   World Christian Outreach, 503 W. Georgia Ave., Connellsville, is the local drop-off site for Operation Christmas Child. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 9-11 a.m. today, and 1-4 p.m. More...

Southmoreland Middle School earns top score

Southmoreland Middle School (SMS) has had a “pretty good year,” earning the highest school performance profile score of all middle schools in Westmoreland and Fayette counties.  More...

Lemont Furnace man jailed after sting

A Lemont Furnace man believed he was meeting a 14-year-old girl this week for sex in a South Union Township hotel, but instead he encountered investigators for the state Attorney General’s office, according to court papers.  More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Younkin

Connellsville

Kathleen Younkin, 53, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

MILAN (AP) — Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring More...

Opinion

NaNoWhyMo or, What Have I Done? Vol. 3

Whooooaaaa, we’re halfway there.  Whoooooaaa livin’ on a prayer (and coffee, and delirium, and wine, and a persistent need to finish this thing, dang it.)  More...

‘You kids get off my lawn’

(AP) – On the rowdy meter, Spring Break dialed up a notch this year on Fort Lauderdale beach. More young people were arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Fights broke out. Garbage cans overflowed. More...

Rick Nolan goes back to Washington

“The greatest mystery about a human being is not his reaction to sex or praise, but the manner in which he contrives to put in twenty-four hours a day.” -- Sinclair Lewis, “Main Street”   More...

Sports

Winter teams begin official practices

With the fall sports season now complete for local teams, the focus has shifted to the upcoming winter season, which officially began on Friday with the first day of practice for boys and girls basketball teams, wrestling teams and swim teams through More...

Roethlisberger, Steelers make statement in rout of Titans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The end is creeping up on Ben Roethlisberger. There have been times this season when the 35-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback looks every bit his age, and plays like it, too.  Just not under the lights. More...

No. 13 Penn State leaning on seniors during successful run

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — James Franklin has been asked a lot this week about his first senior class, which helped Penn State win 17 of its last 20 games. More...

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