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February 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Storms hit Scottdale, Mt, Pleasant

By 7 p.m. Thursday evening, roads were already flooding in Scottdale. Portions of Kingview Road were covered and a portion of North Broadway Street was blocked off due to the volume of water. More...

Southmoreland Superintendent to retire after 25 years as a Scottie

After 25 years in the district, Dr. John Molnar said he’ll always be a Scottie. More...

News

Vape shop worker accused of taking more than $16,000

A Lemont Furnace man has been charged with taking more than $16,000 from a North Union Township vaping business during an approximately 10-month period last year.  Martin E. More...

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multi-million-dollar effort by the gun group to s More...

Flu season shows signs of leveling off

NEW YORK (AP) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.  Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu More...

Opinion

Watershed jobs are important jobs

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, “Why don’t you go get a real job?” More...

Tax season is upon us again

Sometimes, I wonder how they pay their taxes in different countries. More...

The GOP and the prudence thing

Gather round, gentle reader, and I will tell you a tale of yesteryear. More...

Sports

Falcons fall to Talbots

For one half, the Connellsville girls basketball team was doing almost everything necessary to pull off an upset in the first round of the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs on Friday night against Hampton.  More...

Local wrestlers advance, basketball teams fall

Five local wrestlers earned section championships at Friday’s WPIAL Section 2-AA qualifiers at Canon-McMillan High School, and nine others also qualified for today’s WPIAL Class AA championships.  More...

Freese thinks Pirates not trying hard enough to win

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — David Freese thinks the Pittsburgh Pirates are not trying hard enough to win. More...

Connellsville officials crossing fingers major flooding holds off

As Uniontown officials were assessing damages Friday morning from a damaging storm Thursday evening, Connellsville officials were breathing a sigh of relief and crossing their fingers that their luck would hold. More...

National Weather Service confirms tornado, predicts Yough River flooding

The tornado that struck Uniontown Thursday night was the first reported tornado to strike in the Pittsburgh region in February since 1950, according to the National Weather Service. More...

Connellsville school administrators battle threat rumors

Connellsville Area School District officials felt like they were chasing phantoms Friday.  “Every rumor that you’ve heard is probably not valid. More...

Bullskin woman charged with assaulting child

A Bullskin Township woman was arraigned this week on assault charges involving a child.  Jessica Rae Hair, 36, of 244 Dry Hill Road, is free after posting $20,000 bond, court records showed.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph P. Fagan

Scottdale

Joseph P. Fagan, 89, longtime resident of Scottdale, passed away in the presence of his loving family, Thursday morning, Feb. 15, 2018, at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born April 21, 1928, in Mt. More...

John Hudock

Connellsville (Dunbar Township)

John Hudock, 85, of Connellsville (Dunbar Township), known to most as “Uncle John,” passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. More...

George W. Rittenhouse

Formerly of Dunbar

George W. Rittenhouse, 62, died Feb. 5, 2018, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. The cause of death was cardiac arrest from complications of lung cancer.  George was born Jan. 15, 1956, in Dunbar.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.” (Leviticus 19:11 AKJV)  This would take care of a lot of social ills. God’s way is the best way.   More...

Managing lymphedema takes sustained effort and self-care

Dear Doctor: I’m 26 years old and have been diagnosed with lymphedema in all four limbs. I’m 5 feet 8 inches and weigh 193 pounds. I work out for an hour every morning and am physically active. What else can I do to help my lymphedema? More...

Church News

Breakfasts served   • Holy Name Society at St. Rita RC Church, Connellsville, will sponsor a pancake, buckwheat and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 18, in Bucci Hall, South First Street. More...

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