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September 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Auxiliary police force receives donations for radios

Connellsville Auxiliary Police Chief Ed Younkin knows the secret of energy in a high-stress situation. “Adrenaline, mostly. I’m tell you. It keeps you going.” More...


Benefit raises $100,000

Pictured with a check to Connellsville Area Community Ministries for more than $110,000 are (from left) Scott Blasey, Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln, Tuffy Shallenberger and Community Ministries Ex More...

Authorities call NYC explosion a bombing

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators scrambled Sunday to find out who planted a bomb that rocked a bustling New York City neighborhood, scouring shrapnel, forensic traces and surveillance video for any link to an unexploded pressure-cooker device foun More...

State police chaplains serve those who serve and protect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It took a tragedy.  And there was never any question that the crash of United Flight 93 in a reclaimed Somerset County strip mine on 9/11 was a tragedy of national significance.  More...


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Don’t ignore risks of new overtime rule

Another View

This December, the U.S. Department of Labor plans to implement a new overtime rule that will affect millions of American workers.  More...

The Great Ty Cobb

Guest Commentary

Charles Leerhsen’s “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty” may be the most important baseball book in decades. More...


Porter makes history on gridiron

Senior becomes first Southmoreland female to score point in football game

During the course of her high school career, Southmoreland senior Olivia Porter has made a name for herself in basketball, soccer, and softball. But it’s football in which she’s made history. More...

Steelers grind their way past Bengals, 24-16

PITTSBURGH (AP) — No chaos this time. No meltdowns either. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals stuck to football this time. More...

Penn State-Fayette volleyball earns split

Caitlyn Williams racked up 52 digs, and Tori Helmantoler notched 35 assists as the Penn State-Fayette women’s volleyball team defeated St. Vincent, 3-1, in the first match of a triangular event. More...

Tourism Grant Chat scheduled for Oct. 6

Application and award process adjusted

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau will host a Tourism Grant Chat to review changes to the 2017 Fayette County Tourism Grant Program.  The Question and Answer session will be held at Penn State Fayette, Oct. 6.  More...

Obama aims to define his global leadership in last UN speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, President Barack Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. More...


Deborah L. Bevan


Deborah Lynn Bevan, 64, of Connellsville, passed into eternal rest and peace on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Latrobe Hospital.  She was born February 7, 1952 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Donald D. More...

Kenneth Bowman

Bullskin ToWnship

Kenneth Earl Bowman, 87 of Wooddale ( Bullskin Twp.) died Friday September 16, 2016 at his home. He was born April 24, 1929 to Robert L. Bowman and Lyda Creighton Bowman of Carpentertown. More...

Jasmine Alyse Blackwell


Jasmine Alyse Blackwell, 23, of Connellsville lost her battle with heroin addiction Thursday, September 15, 2016. She was born Aug. 30, 1993. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1881, President James Garfield died from gunshot wounds sustained during an assassination attempt on July 2.  In 1957, the United States conducted its first entirely underground nuclear test, in a mountain tunnel in Nevada.   More...


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Hospital fundraiser   More...

Blowing Smoke

Vaping is a Valid tool in smoking cessation, but experts insist potential risks are unknown

Vaping is gaining acceptance as a stepping stone toward smoking cessation, but researchers have yet to determine what harmful effects it could have on health. More...

Help is available for overtaxed caregivers


DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m the primary caregiver for my ill, elderly father. I’m exhausted and upset all the time. What can I do to lighten my load without costing us much? Neither of us is well off. More...

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