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June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Plane crashes at Nemacolin

3 passengers, pilot refuse medical treatment

A single-engine plane carrying three passengers and one pilot ran off a private runway and crashed at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa in Farmington Tuesday.  More...


Deadly California wildfires spark debate about development

FRESNO, Calif. More...

Booster rocket fires in key NASA test for Mars missions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s fireworks came early this year with a successful rocket test in Utah. On Tuesday, NASA fired a booster intended to hoist astronauts into true outer space. More...

NOAA reminding people not to touch or pick up seal pups

SEATTLE (AP) — As harbor seals are being born in the Pacific Northwest, marine mammal advocates up and down the West Coast are urging people not to touch or pick up pups that come up on beaches and shorelines to rest. More...


Alleghenies anniversaries: Earplugs optional


The piercing roar of a fired musket splinters the air. Even when you think you are prepared, it’s a challenge to keep from flinching when black powder is ignited. More...

The overlooked substance in Donald Trump’s speech


Most coverage of Donald Trump’s recent speech in New York focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign. More...

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“Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. More...


Fitness class Julie Kumor Godfrey is going to lead a donation, fitness class at Yough River Park to benefit the Yough River Bike Trail. It is July 2 at 9 a.m. Attendees are asked to wear tennis shoes and bring a yoga mat. More...

Room On the Outside:

Anatomy of the Perfect Outdoor Space

When there are no Walls, decorating is a little more challenging. here are expert tips on hoW to set up the perfect outdoor space on a front porch, patio or deck — or in the yard More...

Uniontown pub damaged by fire

Uniontown firemen remove insulation and debris from the kitchen of O’Gillies Pub following an afternoon fire Tuesday at the East Askren Street, Uniontown, establishment. See story Page A3. More...

Wolf won’t endorse House budget plan

He says it’s not balanced

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the main appropriations bill in a nearly $31.6 billion budget plan, but lawmakers failed to persuade Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf that the plan is either balanced or adequate. More...


Joshua James Brooks


Joshua James Brooks, 31, of Dunbar, died Friday, June 24, 2016 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born April 2, 1985, in Mt. Pleasant, son of Ronald Wayne Brooks Sr. and Barbara Jo Wiltrout Brooks. More...

Shirley Ann Almeida

Banning, California

Shirley Ann (Herbert) Almeida died peacefully in her home in Banning on Sunday, May 15, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born in Connellsville, Penn. in 1940 and graduated from Barberton High School in Ohio. More...

Patricia E. Yothers


Patricia E. “Pat” Yothers, 76, of Acme, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 in the Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Dec. 6, 1939, in Bullskin Township, Fayette County, a daughter of the late Clyde L. More...

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On This Date

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the Federal-Aid Highway Act, creating the interstate system.  In 1972, in Furman v. More...


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Do Just One Thing

There are two things that attract mosquitoes to their prey: heat and carbon dioxide. When the pests sense a warm body breathing out CO2, they know they’ve found a snack. More...


Summer tennis camp in full swing

Tennis is one of several activities offered to area kids by the Connellsville Rec Board

Each summer, the Connellsville Recreation Board combines learning with fun, offering a series of sports and activity camps for kids. One popular camp, for both novices and experienced athletes alike, is the tennis camp. More...

Economy Electric tops Mill Run, 8-3

Sometimes the breaks don’t fall a team’s way, and neither does the baseball. On Tuesday evening, the hitters for Mill Run made solid contact throughout the game against visiting Economy Electric. More...

Mt. Pleasant 11-12s eliminate Connellsville

Mt. Pleasant Legion team takes down Hempfield East

Aaron Alakson had two singles and was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts as the Mt. Pleasant 11- and 12-year-old Little League All-Stars knocked off Connellsville, 13-6 in a District 9 elimination game on Tuesday at Carmichaels. More...

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