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August 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


CDC warns pregnant women against Zika-stricken part of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami and told couples who have been there recently to put off having children for at least two months, after the number of people feared inf More...

Box Office Top 20: ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Bad Moms’ start strong

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Damon came back strong after his nine-year hiatus from the Bourne series this weekend. “Jason Bourne” earned $59.2 million in its first days in theaters, according to studios Monday. More...

The Latest: 3 who died after California rave are identified

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of three people who attended a California rave (all times local):  Authorities have identified three people who died at hospitals after attending a weekend rave in Fontana, California.  More...


The devil and the deep blue sea

Politically Uncorrect

Historically Americans have complained that elections offer little real choice between presidential candidates or policies. Democrats and Republicans look much alike, act much alike and govern much alike. More...

Real freedom from fear in Poland


KRAKOW — “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”; Hillary Clinton paraphrased FDR’s famous declaration during her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for president. And she also said that Americans aren’t fearful. More...

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Area players part of state championship

Connellsville players help Yough win Junior League title

On Monday afternoon, the Yough Junior League baseball team completed a tough stretch of games by defeating Back Mountain, 1-0 to capture the state championship at Cranberry Little League. More...

Pirates deal Liriano, Niese at trade deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays bolstered their starting rotation at the trade deadline, acquiring Francisco Liriano and two minor league prospects from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday for pitcher Drew Hutchinson.  More...

Steelers’ CB Cockrell fitting in with new draft picks in secondary

Steelers’ CB Cockrell fitting in with new draft picks in secondary Ross Cockrell isn’t really sure where he’s at on the depth chart, but he doesn’t care. More...

Coal and Coke Trail could connect to GAP Trail

Coal and Coke Trail Committee’s Dr. Bob Keeler told Mt. More...

State government overtime grew 10 percent last year

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state workers were paid a two-decade high of $250 million in overtime last year, an increase of nearly 10 percent over 2014, according to a report. More...

Obama: Strides on helping veterans but more work to do

ATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. has made serious strides in improving services for military veterans, but work remains to overcome shortcomings in the delivery of health care, housing and mental health services. More...


Marlene L. Clements


Marlene L. Clements, 62, of Dunbar, Pa. passed away on Saturday at Manor Care in Monroeville, Pa.  More...

Kathleen M. 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. She was born Aug. More...

Doris L. Hough


Doris L. Hough, 90 of Fairchance, formerly of Connellsville died Monday August 1, 2016 in the Uniontown Hospital.  She was born September 30, 1925 in Monarch a daughter of the late Henry and Hazel Washabaugh Seighman.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1790, the first official census of the United States was conducted.  In 1923, President Warren Harding died in San Francisco. Vice President Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as president before dawn the next day.   More...


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“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”  —(Psalms 27:14 AKJV)  Be patient. God is at work.   More...


Nicholson reunion The 58th annual Nicholson reunion will be held Aug. 7 at Nicholson’s Grove in Normalville. There will be a covered dish dinner at 1 p.m. followed by a committee meeting,kids games, bingo and a Chinese auction. More...

Medication for ADHD has been shown to be effective and safe

DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter has ADHD. I have heard conflicting reports about ADHD medication for kids. Please tell me, is it safe and does it work? More...

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