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October 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Justice Department advised FBI against Clinton email letter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department discouraged the FBI from alerting Congress to the unexpected discovery of emails potentially related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, given the proximity to the presi More...

US economy grew at its strongest pace in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect much more from the U.S. economy this year — it may have already peaked.  More...

PennDOT lists road maintenance projects

Acting Fayette County Maintenance Manager, Jason L. Spangler, announced the following tentative work plan for the week of October 31, 2016. All maintenance activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. More...


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The Obamacare tipping point

Guest Commentary

It’s that time of year again. Time for vibrant fall colors, cool crisp morning air, and open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchanges— the government-regulated, state-based healthcare plans set up as part of the act. More...

From a director’s point of view

Guest Commentary

After 30 plus years in health care, it hit me that my job is exactly the same now as it was my first year of teaching. I was a high school band director, and my work involved putting it all together. More...


Wiltrout happy with UNC choice

Connellsville senior Madison Wiltrout is taking her talents south.  Wiltrout, who is regarded as one of the top young javelin throwers in the United States, has made the decision to accept a full scholarship offer to compete for the track and fi More...

Matsuyama wins HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama of Japan never gave anyone a chance Sunday, closing with a 6-under 66 to win the HSBC Champions and become the first Asian winner in the 18 years of the World Golf Championships. More...

Johnson wins Martinsville to gain spot in NASCAR’s finale

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A slot in NASCAR’s record books is absolutely within reach for Jimmie Johnson.  More...

Opioid epidemic topic of candidates

Fayette, Westmoreland see high number of confirmed overdoses

With the 2016 presidential election less than two weeks away, the United States’ current opioid epidemic has been a topic of discussion.  More...

New lighting could mean big savings for city

West Penn Power will be replacing the lights throughout Connellsville soon, saving the city between $40,000 and $60,000.  The new LED lights use less energy and burn longer, said Mayor Greg Lincoln.  Connellsville City Clerk Vern Ohler said More...

Fire in the roof

  Multiple fire departments from Fayette and Westmoreland counties were called to the Crown, Cork and Seal in South Connellsville just before 4 p.m. Sunday where firemen were reporting fire in the roof. No further information was available. More...


William Wiltrout


William “Cody” Wiltrout, 40, of South Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 25, 2016, at his home. Cody is the son of Janet Galik of Connellsville and the late Bill Wiltrout. More...

Charles J. Clark


Charles J. “Jack” Clark, 77, a lifelong resident of Scottdale, died Friday evening, Oct. 28, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family.  Jack was born Dec. More...

Virginia Ridenour


Virginia May (Rolla) Ridenour, 84, of Scottdale, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 28, 2016 in the Scottdale Manor & Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon Township. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “Ninety-Five Theses” on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, in protest of the selling of papal indulgences. In 1926, magician Harry Houdini died of complications from a ru More...


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Implantable device helps reduce heavy menstrual flow


DEAR DOCTOR K: I bleed very heavily during my menstrual periods. Is there anything that can be done about this? Or do I just have to put up with the discomfort and inconvenience every month? More...

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