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August 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara dead at age 87

HELSINKI (AP) — Einojuhani Rautavaara, arguably Finland’s most famous classical composer since the era of Jean Sibelius, has died at the age of 87.  Rautavaara produced eight symphonies, seven operas, 14 concertos and dozens of other More...

Pope to young on Poland trip: Believe ‘in a new humanity’

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people at a global gathering Sunday to “believe in a new humanity” that is stronger than evil and refuses to see borders as barriers. More...

Fayette Fair Little Princess and Prince crowned

Shawn Victor, 4, does his best scarecrow impression during the Best Fair-themed Outfit portion of the Fayette County Fair’s Little Princess and Prince Pageant Saturday. More...


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It’s time to stop the spending madness

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I’m not generally a superstitious person, but the number 13 certainly proved to be bad luck for Pennsylvania taxpayers this month.  More...

A father’s question for Trump: ‘Have you even read the Constitution?’

Sweet Land of Liberty

Fox News’ prides itself on being “fair and balanced,” as reflected in its adoption of this phrase as its motto. When tested against its coverage of the last night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the use of the slogan strains credulity. More...



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If you have high blood pressure, use a home monitor

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have hypertension and am on treatment. When my doctor checks the pressure, he says I’m doing “OK.” Should I be monitoring my blood pressure at home? More...


Westmoreland  Corey Reid Jacobs of Greensburg and Marley Rena Kozar of Mt. Pleasant  David Edward Orischak and Jennifer Lyn Rodkey, both of Mt. Pleasant  Shane William Suranski and Stephanie Marie Pravlik, both of Mt. More...

Pennsylvania cigarette tax rises

Smokers, retailers feel the burn

CARLISLE (AP) — When Pennsylvania’s cigarette tax goes up by a buck per pack on Monday, it will give smokers one more reason to quit or cross the border.  The tax, headed to $2.60 from $1.60, will push the price of a pack above $7, t More...

Trials of living below the poverty line

Connellsville Circles teaching the misconceptions

Connellsville Area Community Ministries and Connellsville Area Circles invited area residents to give up the comforts of their lives and walk in the shoes of a family living below the poverty line.  More...


Kathleen Soika-Galipeau

South Connellsville

Kathleen M. Soika-Galipeau 69, of South Connellsville, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. More...

Mad magazine artist and prolific illustrator Jack Davis dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Davis, the prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, has died. He died Wednesday morning, according to his son-inlaw, Chris Lloyd. He passed away in St. Simons, Georgia, of natural causes. He was 91. More...

Longtime Weather Channel meteorologist Dave Schwartz dies

ATLANTA (AP) — Longtime Weather Channel meteorologist Dave Schwartz has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 63. More...

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In 1834, Britain abolished slavery in all of its colonies.  In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state.  In 1957, the United States and Canada announced the formation of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). More...


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Carmichaels outlasts Mill Run

Copperheads take 2-0 lead in best-of-five championship series

The Mill Run baseball team doesn’t give up, a fact which was evident in Sunday’s Fayette County Baseball League championship series game. More...

Steelers’ tight ends look to fill in for retired Miller

James looking to make the most of his opportunity

LATROBE (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called retired tight end Heath Miller the best teammate he ever had. Roethlisberger doesn’t expect anyone in the current group to imitate the most-decorated tight end in franchise history. More...

Pirates continue to struggle at Miller Park

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates just keep struggling at Miller Park. More...

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