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December 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Facebook gets serious about fighting fake news

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. More...

Historical society, artist preserve ‘Subway Therapy’ notes

NEW YORK (AP) — The subway sticky notes that New Yorkers used to express their thoughts about the future of the nation after last month’s election will be preserved in a museum, officials announced Friday.  More...

Corpus Christi lifts water ban after tests find no corrosive

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A nearly four-day ban on drinking the water in Corpus Christi, Texas, was lifted on Sunday after test results showed no contamination due to a chemical leak, the city’s mayor announced. More...


E-cigarettes called emerging health threat

Just as possession of marijuana for personal enjoyment becomes legal in this state, the U.S. More...

New England pays more for electricity

As a region, New England pays more for its electricity than any other part of the continental United States.  Homeowners and business owners who care to know why might want to look at what happens during the winter, when the cost of natural gas More...

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Kisiel qualifies for diving nationals

For someone who never really intended to become a diver, Luke Kisiel has done pretty well at it. More...

Boswell’s 6 field goals lead Steelers over Bengals, 24-20

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Steelers took control of the AFC North by doing a little bit of everything during a month-long winning streak: throwing it, running it, playing some steely defense.  Their fifth straight victory came a whole new way. More...

Connellsville teams fall to Hempfield

Alek Detwiler scored a game-high 15 points, but the Connellsville boys basketball team dropped a 68-56 decision to visiting Hempfield in a nonsection game on Saturday. More...

Daily Courier to publish letters to Santa Claus in this year’s special Christmas Eve edition

The Daily Courier will be accepting letters written by local children to Santa Claus through Wednesday, Dec. More...


John V. Graziano


John V. Graziano, 88, of Jeannette, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at his home.  He was born June 10, 1928 in Dunbar, the son of the late John S. and Anna M. (Bell) Graziano.  More...

Donald Lee Laws


Donald Lee Laws, 85, of Acme, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 in the Harman House, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born June 25, 1931 in Normalville, a son of the late Roy and Pearl Ritenour Laws. More...

Nellie M. Bartock Leighty


Nellie M. Bartock Leighty, 92, of Leisenring 1, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at home.  She was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Adelaide, a daughter of the late Frank and Dessie (Hixon) Bartock.  Nellie was a previous member of the former St. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1777, the Continental Army under George Washington set up winter quarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In 1932, the first BBC World Service radio broadcastaired, as “Empire Service.”In 1998, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to More...


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Christmas show staged   More...

Vitamin D supplement may not be necessary

Dear Doctor: Should I take large doses of vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? Dear Reader: This is an excellent question. Vitamin D appears to be a wonder vitamin in regard to health. For whatever ails you, it seems, vitamin D is the cure. More...

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