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February 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MP couple charged with softball theft

A former Mt. Pleasant Area school director and his wife are accused of taking more than $3,200 from a softball group. At the time of the alleged incidents, Edward J. Malone, 64, and Laura L. Malone, 44, both of 6879 Route 819, Mt. More...


Trump wins Christie’s support in race

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump scored a powerhouse endorsement Friday as he sought to regain headway in a Republican presidential race that devolved into a series of fierce insults and schoolyard taunts heading into the weekend before Super Tu More...

US, Russia-brokered cease-fire goes into effect

BEIRUT (AP) - A ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect across Syria on Saturday, marking the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict, but the Islamic State group and al-Qa More...

Normalcy prevails in the Syrian capital

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - An unlikely normalcy prevails in the Syrian capital, where a mix of rural refugees and urbanites conduct their daily business and enjoy the easy cafe culture to the muffled sounds of explosions in the distance. More...


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America Faces a Historical-Global Crossroad

The Vietnam War provides lessons in how to lose. The United States never planned to defeat its opponents, the indigenous southern Viet Cong guerrillas and their northern supporters the Peoples’ Army of Vietnam. More...

The Republican Storm


The character of the Republican Party is in the throes of a difficult, dramatic overhaul. The purpose of politics is undergoing a fundamental transition. The values the electorate celebrates have shifted substantially. More...

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Local players contribute to WCCC success

The Westmoreland County Community College women’s basketball team earned second place in the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference this season, and three local graduates helped the Wolfpack do it. More...

Fayette looking forward to new baseball season

In recent years, the Penn State Fayette baseball team has fallen on some hard times. However, coach Ray Smitley is hopeful that the 2016 squad can be the group that begins to turn the program back in a positive direction. More...

Area wrestlers start strong at WPIAL Class AA tourney

SOUTH FAYETTE — It was a good first round for area wrestlers on the first night of the WPIAL Class AA Championship at South Fayette High School Friday. Southmoreland advanced three of its seven wrestlers into Saturday morning’s semifinals and Mt. More...

Programs teach CPR to visually impaired students

Students from Connellsville Area Career and Technical Institute Protective Services program teamed up with Intermediate Unit 1’s HOMES Program Friday to teach CPR and the Heimlich maneuver to visually impaired students.  More...

Mt. Pleasant drama club to stage ‘Godspell’

The Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School Drama Club will present “Godspell.” The curtain will rise at 7 p.m. March 18 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 19 in auditorium. More...


Hazel I. Hauser


Hazel I. Hauser, 78 of Scottdale, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Hazel was born April 21, 1937 in Acme, the daughter of the late Charles and Florence Baird Lisbon. More...

Florence A. Sultzer Hough


Florence A. Sultzer Hough, 85, of Alverton, died peacefully, Friday morning, Feb. 26, 2016, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 5, 1930, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Elmer and Phoebe Reed Sultzer. More...

Doloris Helen Miller


Doloris Helen Miller, 79, of Acme, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at her home. She was born Jan. 25, 1937 in Normalville, a daughter of the late George and Luella Sanner Fulton. More...

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Do Just One Thing

There was a time when the fax machine was one of the most technologically advanced pieces of equipment you could own. Those days are long gone, but many of us still have that clunky machine gathering dust. More...


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Mozart Club meets The Mozart Music Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Susannah Wesley Room of Wesley United Methodist Church, 417 S. Pittsburgh St. in Connellsville. More...

Yoga and relaxation response powerfully relieve stress


DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend is urging me to try yoga because I’m stressed out. I am suspicious of all these “touchy-feely” practices. Does yoga have scientifically proven benefits?   More...


“But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”  James 3:8 AKJV  We need to be careful with our words. They have tremendous impact.   More...

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