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July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Turkey fires tens of thousands in coup plotters hunt

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish government on Tuesday escalated its wide-ranging crackdown against people it claims have ties to plotters of last week’s attempted coup, firing tens of thousands of public employees across the country. More...

German train attacker vowed ‘revenge on the infidels’

WUERZBURG, Germany (AP) — A17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker received word that a friend had died in his home country days before he went on a rampage with an ax and knife on a German train, wounding five. More...

How to get started playing ‘Pokemon Go’

NEW YORK (AP) — Ready to hit the streets in search of a Pikachu?  The “Pokemon Go” smartphone game has become a phenomenon since its debut nearly two weeks ago. More...


Enjoy the outdoors with Pokemon Go

Another View

Pokémon Go is a runaway hit like nothing before it.  The augmented reality, GPS-based game is crushing records for mobile games and rivaling the popularity of apps seen as daily necessities, such as Facebook.  Visit any major parks and you& More...

Obamacare loses another limb in Illinois

The Affordable Care Act is again proving itself to be the Unaffordable Care Act now that Illinois has moved to close its health insurance coop, Land of Lincoln Health, after it lost $90 million last year. More...

We like keeping our state parks natural


Ever since the days of Maurice K. Goddard, the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Resources who set a goal of having a state park within 25 miles of every Pennsylvanian, our state’s park system has been nationally recognized. More...


Connellsville Legion falls to Hopewell

Despite loss, Connellsville will play for Region 6 championship today

For the second day in a row, Derek Orndorff connected for a pair of home runs, but the Connellsville Legion team suffered its first loss of the Region 6 Tournament on Tuesday at Chippewa Park in Beaver Falls. More...

Connellsville LL All-Stars ready for sectionals

For the Connellsville 10- and 11-year-old Little League All-Stars, the District 9 Tournament could not have gone any better. Connellsville defeated Bullskin, 17-1 before knocking off Mt. Pleasant, 8-2 and 13-3 to win the district title. More...

Pirates clip Brewers, 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison tripled leading off the bottom of the ninth and scored when the throw from the outfield skipped past Milwaukee third baseman Hernan Perez and out of play to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory Tuesday ni More...

Trump triumphs

Candidate completes stunning climb and is chosen as GOP nominee

CLEVELAND (AP) — United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman’s stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Demo More...

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ being staged at Porter Theater

Performance set for July 23 at 11 p.m.

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show with Shadow Casting” will be presented at 11 p.m. More...


John M. Alesantrino


John Michael “Johnny” Alesantrino, 52, of Scottdale, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was born on June 7, 1964 in Connellsville, the oldest son of Susan L. (Rendine) and the late John M. Alesantrino. More...

Richard P. Harbaugh


Richard P. “Bucky” Harbaugh, 75, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township) passed away peacefully Satursday, July 16, 2016 at his home, while surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born May 25, 1941 in Mt. More...

Ruth M. Harper


Ruth M. Harper, 81, of Vanderbilt (Franklin Township) passed away peacefully Friday, July 15, 2016 at her home while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1944, Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt orchestrated by several senior-level German military officials. More...


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“And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”  — (Matthew 18:3 AKJV)  We must have the faith and humility of children to become chil More...


Community Bible school The Kecksburg and Fairview Churches of God will conduct Deep Sea Discovery Bible School at the Kecksburg Church on Claypike Road from July 25 through July 29. More...

Smartphone apps can help with minor hearing loss

DEAR DOCTOR K: I suffer from minor hearing loss, but not bad enough for a hearing aid. My wife complains about the volume on the TV, and I can’t always keep up with conversations at a party or restaurant. More...

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