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GOP vows quick action to enact new health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans said Sunday they’ll move quickly to enact a new health care law, but they won’t say how long that might take or what might replace President Barack Obama’s version.  More...

Extended weather forecast for Connellsville area

Today   Morning clouds/afternoon sun; high 34, low 26; 20 percent of precipitation  Tuesday   Evening showers; high 47, low 44. There is no chance of precipitation  Wednesday   More...

School holds National Geographic Bee

Finalists in a National Geographic Bee held recently at Ramsay Elementary School include (first row, from left) Morgan Baughman, 12, Raylee Williams, 10, and Allison Tepper, 11; along with (second ro More...


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Trump should make cleaning up VA one of his top priorities

The body of a military veteran was left in a Veterans Affairs health care facility shower room for more than nine hours before someone finally had it moved to a morgue, the Tampa, Florida, Bay Times reported last month.  Then, once their neglige More...

Lawmakers in Washington out of touch with the people

In 2013, 10 members of Congress, three former aides to President Barack Obama, several spouses, and 32 staff members attended an all-expenses-paid conference in Azerbaijan. More...


Sisters enjoy playing together at WCCC

Last season, Mt. More...

“Big Three” power Steelers past Dolphins, 30-12

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell spent the last two Januarys watching helplessly while the Pittsburgh Steelers tried to make a deep postseason run without him. More...

Local wrestlers place at weekend tournaments

Southmoreland’s Tyler Griffiths picked up a 2-1 decision over Penn-Trafford’s Job Chishko in the 132-pound weight class to win his second Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament title. More...

Napolillo steps down as 911 coordinator

Fayette 911 Coordinator Guy Napolillo is leaving his position after 26 years.  Napolillo was an integral part in the development of the county’s 911 system. More...

Hacking questions continue as Trump enters final week

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and his aides are entering a crucial week in his presidential transition as he and his Cabinet nominees undergo public questioning about their approach to Russia and potential conflicts of interests.  More...


Gilbert Coffman


Gilbert Coffman, 80, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Dec. 31, 2016.  Gilbert was born in White, PA to the late Stanley and Edith (White) Coffman. He married Patricia Terescik in Cleveland, Ohio and she survives.  More...

Ruth Elaine Koontz


Ruth Elaine Harshman Koontz, 84 of Dickerson Run, Pa. was called home by the Lord on Jan. 7, 2017.  More...

Leslie A. Vereb


Leslie A. Vereb, 69 of Acme died Friday Jan. 6, 2017 in the Somerset Hospital.  She was born June 7, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minn., a daughter of the late Linden Nordstrom and the late Carol Mary Withrow Pacey. More...

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In 1788, Connecticut ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the fifth U.S. More...


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Fay-West Calendar

Rummage buildings open Fairview Church of God, located on Route 982 between Laurelville and Kecksburg, will open its rummage buildings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday, weather permitting. Coffee house returns More...

Practice coping skills to combat stress of infertility


DEAR DOCTOR: My husband and I are trying to have a baby, but we’re having problems conceiving. Could my stress be to blame?  More...

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