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December 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Trump will nominate Mattis to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking once more from presidential custom, Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. More...

News

Tweeners tweek library tree

The Mt. Pleasant Public Library hosts a tweeners group every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. More...

Famously cold North Dakota winter menaces pipeline protest

CANNON BALL, N.D. More...

Jobs report shows Trump will inherit solid but uneven economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. jobs report on Friday made one thing clear: President-elect Donald Trump will inherit the same two-track U.S. economy that bedeviled his predecessor.  Hiring is solid and the unemployment rate low. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11 AKJV)   More...

Church News

Christmas carols   More...

A Holiday Birthday

Jesus was born on a holiday, but obviously, it wasn’t Christmas, since there was no such celebration in the first century. Jesus was born just after sundown on Sept. 11 in 3 BC.  More...

Connellsville police chief charged with oppression

A preliminary hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 24 for South Connellsville Borough Police Chief Russell Miller who faces charges of official oppression. The hearing will be held before Magisterial District Justice Ronald Haggerty. More...

St. Nick welcomes children

Mt. Pleasant’s Addy Cole, 6, (left) and her sister, Cassidy, 10, visit recently with Santa Claus at the Nativity Light Up event in the borough.   More...

Bullskin Twp. supervisors to pay restitution for ethics violation

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has ordered a former Bullskin Township supervisor and two current supervisors to pay $2,610 each in restitution for using the township’s solicitor as representation during another ethics violation.  More...

Obituaries

Frances D. Secorie

Acme

Frances D. Secorie, 70, of Acme (Bear Rocks), died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at her home.  She was born August 25, 1946, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Richard J. McDonald and the late Marian Benson McDonald Buttermore.  More...

Kacey Wiltrout

Leisenring

Kacey Ray Wiltrout, 16 days old, of Leisenring, died unexpectedly on Saturday Nov. 26, 2016, in the Uniontown Hospital.  Kacey was born Nov. 10, 2016, in Greensburg, the infant daughter of Michael Wiltrout and Nicole Toth of Leisenring.  More...

Opinion

Older Americans face growing threat of dementia

Another View

We are fortunate to live in an era where medical science has moved beyond leeches and quack cures to advanced science, capable of preventing or ameliorating some diseases and eliminating others altogether. More...

Give Trump a chance to form a new administration from scratch

From the daily news reports, you get the impression the Trump administration is already collapsing on itself.  More...

Pearl Harbor moves from memory to history

National Perspective

More than a half-century ago, in the dark November days after the Kennedy assassination, White House officials set the date for members of Lyndon B. More...

Sports

Falcons starting to come together

When Jamie McPoyle was named the new coach of the Connellsville girls basketball team in August, he replaced Kenny Johnson, a coach that was very popular among many of the current group of athletes on the team.  Johnson was terminated from the p More...

MP swimmers boast experience

The Mt. Pleasant swim team struggled with a lack of upperclassmen last season, having only two seniors, both boys, on the roster. But this season, the Vikings are reaping the benefits, as a host of experienced swimmers return to the team. More...

Brown, Beckham look for bragging rights Sunday

PITTSBURGH (AP) — They are millionaires, good friends, arguably the best in the world at their chosen profession and hardly apologetic for their “look at me” exuberance.  Get your popcorn ready — and while you’re a More...

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