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Former state Supreme Court Justice Charles Smith dies at 89

SEATTLE (AP) — Charles Z. Smith, Washington state’s first black Superior Court judge and state Supreme Court justice, has died at 89.  More...

Former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis dies in car accident

DENVER (AP) — Weighing just 153 pounds, former Air Force option quarterback Dee Dowis wasn’t the most intimidating presence. More...

Juan Gabriel, Mexican superstar singer-songwriter, has died

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Juan Gabriel, a superstar Mexican songwriter and singer who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said.  More...


The Fed seeks to postpone a federal government default

Guest Commentary

I have been writing for years that our government is essentially broke and the federal debt will never be repaid. More...

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Hillary Clinton bleachbits her past


While Hillary Clinton was preparing to deliver a big speech portraying Donald Trump as a racist, a figure from Clinton’s recent unhappy past — Rep. More...


Falcons primed for success

Experienced Connellsville boys soccer team could be set up for strong season

In the past two seasons, the Connellsville boys soccer team has won with strong defensive play and some timely offense. Connellsville has used that formula to post back-to-back 10-win seasons More...

Steelers’ first-round pick Burns anxious to make debut

Rookie hopes to make big strides in short time period

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns can’t wait to make his debut. It has been a long time coming for the Steelers’ first-round pick,  More...

Mt. Pleasant golf teams win

Kyle Jones and Gavin Zimmerman each shot a 50 as the Mt. Pleasant boys golf team topped Frazier, 262-304 in a Section 2-AA match at Norvelt Golf Course on Tuesday. More...

Bullskin Township issues updates, instructions for victims

Hundreds of volunteers, firemen and emergency workers continued to assist families and reopen roadways in Bullskin Township Tuesday.  Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding decimated the area Sunday night, prompting officials to establish a flo More...

Flood victims share their tragic stories

Debbie Kesler was on her way home from a shopping trip Sunday night, when severe thunderstorms hit, leaving her stranded along the road in her vehicle. More...


Robert A. Lindsay

Mt. Pleasant

Robert A. Lindsay, 83, of Mount Pleasant, Pa. passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016, in the Greensburg Care Center after a long illness. He was born May 3, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Ralph and Hazel Willis Lindsay. Mr. More...

Betty J. Lowry


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Charlotte A. Mullins


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Arts and Entertainment


In 1888, the body of the first victim of London serial killer Jack the Ripper was found.  In 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Neutrality Act.   More...

Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 8-1 Night: 0-5 Pick 3 Day: 3-0-6 Night: 9-5-7 Pick More...


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Marriage Licenses

Westmoreland  • Dustin Joshua Thompson and Allicia Nicole Paschke, both of Scottdale  • Salvador Andrew Cardenas and Victoria Lynn Grubbs, both of Stahlstown  • Michael Ray King and Amanda Marie Hegedus, both of Ruffsdal More...

YSU welcomes Class of 2020

Youngstown State University is proud to welcome more than 2,000 newly enrolled undergraduate students to campus for the Fall 2016 semester, including the following local students:  • Kathryn Biller of Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Area Hig More...

Ask Dr. K

Laser incisions allow more precise cataract surgery

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband had cataract surgery 10 years ago. Now it’s my turn. Have there been any advances in the past decade that I should know about?  More...

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