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August 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Over 40 percent of VW owners seek emissions cheating settlement

DETROIT (AP) — About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with the company under the terms of a June court agreement.  More...

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird’s-eye view of a vast tomato field in California’s Central Valley, the nation’s most productive farming region. More...

Contact tax collector for school real estate tax notices

The Fayette County Tax Collectors’ Association would like to remind all property owners to contact their local tax collector if they have not received their 2016 school real estate tax notice.  If you do not know who your elected tax colle More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1305, Scottish leader William Wallace was executed in London.  In 1939, Germany’s Adolf Hitler and the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin signed a nonaggression pact.   More...


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Bible Digest

“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”  — (Mark 5:36 AKJV)  When we walk with Jesus He can replace fear with faith. Have faith in God.   More...


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Strength and power training counteract loss of muscle mass


DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 60s. Despite exercising regularly, I have been losing muscle as I get older. Why does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it?  More...

Crews assist Bullskin families devastated by flooding

In the wake of severe thunderstorms and intense flooding Sunday evening, local leaders and first responders were forced to establish a command center at the Breakneck Market in Bullskin Township.  The Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Company arr More...

First day delayed: Connellsville closed until Thursday

Monday was supposed to be the first day of school for Connellsville Area School District. However, the devastating flooding caused by Sunday’s storm has put a wrench in that plan. More...


Michael Mazza


Michael Mazza, 88, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Connellsville, a son of the late Ferdinand and Catherine (D’Auria) Mazza. Mike was a member of St. More...

Mary Louise Torrence


Mary Louise Torrence, 75, of Dawson, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh surrounded by her family.  She was born Feb. More...


Connellsville stands together when times are tough

Another View

Sunday’s flooding in Connellsville and Bullskin Township has left many residents facing loss of personal property.  We are thankful to say, however, that no deaths or injuries were reported.  We are devastated by the loss our communit More...

Driver-less cars pose risks we’re not ready to take

We love technology ... most of the time.  We use it everyday.  Sure, it can be a pain ... and it does become addicting.  Look at all the people walking around staring only — and long and hard — at their cellphones.  More...

The Real Breitbart


I am not the first and won’t be the last to remark on how utterly bizarre aspects of this campaign season are. More...


SHS boys golfers shooting for the top

Scotties hope to build on last season’s success

The Southmoreland boys golf team wrapped up a successful campaign last year and are starting off on the same footing this season. The difference is that the Scotties are setting their goals even higher in 2016.  More...

SHS golfers down Derry

Geibel golfers, MP netters win

Josh Redding shot a 37 as the Southmoreland boys golf team (3-0, 3-0) defeated Derry, 223-239, on the road in Section 2-AA. Noah House and Bailey Stapleton each carded a 45, with Nathan Rizza shooting a 47. Ryan Lemmon tallied a 49.  More...

Animosity between Bengals & Steelers flavors AFC North race

CINCINNATI (AP) — Round 1 was a raw affair in Pittsburgh on Nov. 1, when the Bengals rallied to win after a week of long-distance name calling. The rematch on Dec. More...

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