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January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

European leaders seek audience with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump’s unpredictability and kind words for the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with the new American president before he can meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who More...

Facebook grows as campaign news source

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other’s.&nbs More...

To avoid more ‘Daily Show’ ridicule, Arizona kills bills

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker’s proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation.  More...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to Connellsville Area School District Superintendent Philip Martell’s letter to the editor that was published in late December.  More...

Telling addict’s stories could save lives of others

Several years ago, we had the task of writing an obituary for a relative, someone who had struggled for years with drug addiction. More...

Limit screen time for children

Self-assess screen time for children  Are parents today allowing tablets and TVs to raise their children?  Perhaps some are, and we hope those people take notice of a new recommendation released by the American Academy of Pediatrics that sh More...

Sports

Leopards take down Falcons

In any close wrestling match, both the winning and losing team can look back on a few key bouts as the difference between a victory and a defeat. More...

Scotties finish section competition with victory

The Southmoreland wrestling team is no stranger to forfeits, but the Scotties are more used to giving them up than receiving them. More...

Connellsville boys edge Brownsville, 59-52

Seth Younkin scored 18 points as the Connellsville boys basketball team (6-8) bounced back from a halftime deficit to beat host Brownsville, 59-52, in non-section action. More...

Geibel athlete beats cancer, receives honor

‘If you have a positive attitude, you can get through just about anything’

Noah Geary, a senior at Geibel Catholic High School who has successfully undergone treatment for testicular cancer, was honored recently at senior night at Geibel Catholic High School. More...

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Excela Health

Frick cited for treatment of heart failure, COPD

Physician Carol Fox sees it simply as neighbors taking care of neighbors.  That’s how Fox, chief medical officer for Excela Health System, described the brand of patient care that exists at the system’s local facility, Excela Health More...

Obituaries

Pascal Firestone

Connellsville

Pascal Firestone, 31, of Connellsville, died January 14, 2017.  Pascal, a quiet boy, was born Sept. 14, 1985, in Bad Homburg, Germany, a boy who grew up with a love for adventure, and for his family.  More...

Douglas R. Lint

Connellsville

Douglas R. Lint, 39, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital due to sleep apnea. He was born Oct. 29, 1977, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Kimberly Lint and the late Donald E. Lint Jr. More...

Mary E. Ringer

South Connellsville

Mary Elizabeth Hoover Ringer, 89, of South Connellsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with her loving family by her side.  She was born Sept. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1915, two German zeppelins dropped bombs on the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in England.  In 1966, Indira Gandhi was elected as India’s first woman prime minister. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalms 20:7 AKJV)  Ultimate trust belongs only to God. Have faith in God.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Aid society hosts sales Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society has partnered with Dorothy’s Candies of White Oak to hold a chocolate sale. More...

Multiple prescriptions may have negative interactions

Dear Doctor: Our elderly father is now seeing several specialists, all of whom have prescribed medications. More...

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