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March 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

YMCA launches fundraising campaign

The Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands will launch its annual fundraising campaign 5:30 p.m. April 1 with a dinner at Pleasant Valley Country Club. More...


World News IN BRIEF

Karadzic convicted of genocide, gets 40-year sentence More...

Clifford Pritts students attend magical themed Reading Night

The annual Reading Night at Clifford N. More...

Couple’s escape/hindering fugitive charges waived

A Connellsville Township man who twice escaped from police faces jail time based on a plea offer. Under a separate plea deal, his wife would be entered into a program for firsttime, nonviolent offenders. More...

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In 1634, the first English colonists arrived at St.Clement’s Island in Maryland to establish the settlement of St. More...


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Vikings top Leopards

Thursday’s softball season opener between Mt. Pleasant and host Belle Vernon featured two pitchers that were in mid-season form. More...

Commodores fall to Mikes

The Frazier baseball team started out well in Thursday’s non-section contest, but some big hits from Carmichaels and several errors by the Commodores helped the visiting Mikes roll to an 18-2 victory in six innings. More...

Orioles take down Pirates, 6-5

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — J.J. More...

Scottdale plans Loucks Park cleanup project

The Scottdale Parks Committee is planning a Loucks Park cleanup project.  At a Wednesday meeting, the committee agreed to purchase a nail-dragger for the ballfield, weed treatment for the field and new bases.  The ballfield work will includ More...

Woman charged in fatal vehicle-pedestrian accident

A Connellsville woman has been charged in a fatal vehicle-pedestrian incident that occurred last year. Connellsville police charged Kathleen S. Leighliter, 38, of 307 S. More...

New analysis: health coverage costs rising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature legislative legacy, will cost the government more, according to an official study released Thursday. More...


Phillip Martin Brocco


Philip Martin (Tiny) Brocco, 74, of Vanderbilt passed away on Tuesday, March 22, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Tiny was born in Vanderbilt on October 4, 1941, the son of the late Martin and Dorothy Pearle Brocco. More...

Linda S. Nedrow


Linda S. Nedrow, 67, of Donegal, passed away Wed. March 23, 2016 at her home while surrounded by her loving family.She was born Sept. 15, 1948 in Connellsville, a daughter of Fern White McGinley of Acme and the late James Mc- Ginley. More...

Thomas Joseph Hodnik


Thomas Joseph Hodnik, 65, of Dunbar, died March 22, 2016, at Highlands Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1950, the son of the late John and Anna M. (Balaban) Hodnik.  More...


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Outrage and scandal is a media construct


Some days I wonder if I’m qualified to express opinions about American politics anymore. See, I’m not particularly angry, and I also doubt that voters in general are any more worked up than usual. Voter outrage is mainly a media trope. More...

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Central Fellowship news The Sunrise Service at Central Fellowship Church will be held at 7 a.m. March 27 and worship service at 10:45 a.m. A hot community lunch will be held March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. Scottdale Library More...

Outdoor crucifixion re-enactment to be staged

“Were You There?” a live outdoor crucifixion re-enactment, will be presented 6 p.m. More...

Weather affects arthritis symptoms, but we don’t know why


DEAR DOCTOR K: I swear my arthritis pain gets worse on cold, wet days. My husband is skeptical. Is it possible that the weather could affect my symptoms?   More...

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