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August 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Starr resigns as Baylor law professor, severs school ties

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor University President Ken Starr resigned his post as a law school professor Friday, severing his last tie with the faith-based campus still reeling from a sexual assault scandal involving its football team. More...

Mental scars showing on youngest victims of Louisiana floods

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Michelle Parrott’s children hear thunder when there is no storm. More...

Sailor gets year in prison for taking photos in nuclear sub

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear attack submarine while it was in port in Connecticut.  More...


At the GOP, a wardrobe change

National Perspective

Now that the Republican Party is in an important transition, how well does its new identity fit? More...

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Falcons expect to be better

Connellsville girls tennis team looking to improve on two-win season

In terms of wins and losses, the past few seasons haven’t gone the way the Connellsville girls tennis coach William Ricks had hoped. More...

Steelers’ Bell suspended first 3 games of season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL on Friday suspended Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for the first three games of the season for missing multiple drug tests, a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. More...

Steelers defend Jones after 4 interceptions

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t put all the blame on quarterback Landry Jones for Thursday’s preseason loss against Philadelphia. Jones threw four first-half interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown. More...

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine.  In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravag More...

Connellsville prepping for Fayette Italian Festival

Connellsville to host annual event for the first time

Terry Cellurale can’t wait until Friday.  That will be the first day of the Italian Festival that will be held for the first time in Connellsville.  “I’m excited and extremely happy,” said Cellurale, with Fayette Fe More...


Robert A. Booker


Robert A. Booker, age 77, of Norvelt, PA, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Excela Health- Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, PA. More...

Linda L. Quairiere


Linda L. (McCoy) Quairiere, 66, DuBois, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at her home.  Born November 7, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Ernest R. and Mary (Fite) McCoy Jr.  She married Barry R. More...

Harry Tharp

Dickerson Run

Harry “Bub” Tharp, 87, of Dickerson Run, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 in Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Dickerson Run, a son of the late Harry and Ruth Tharp. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1940, exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, allocating nearly $1 billion in an unprecedented anti-poverty measure. More...


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“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”  — (Psalms 34:19 AKJV)  God’s people will face difficulties but we will not face them alone. God will take care of us.   More...


Class reunion East Huntingdon High School Combined Class Reunion will be held September 3 at Scottdale Social Hall. Anyone interested but has not received an invitation, please call 724- 887-9872. Flea market More...

Dense breast tissue may call for further screening tests


DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have dense breasts, and a friend says that means I have an increased risk of breast cancer. I’m hoping you’ll tell me that’s not so.  More...

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