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A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years.  More...

‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tobe Hooper, the horror movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. More...

EMT who helped lead response to marathon bombing dies at 63

BOSTON (AP) — Retired Boston EMS Capt. More...

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2017 U.S. Open Tennis1 p.m. on ESPNThe USTA Billie Jean KingNational Tennis Center inFlushing, N.Y., takes centerstage for the final tennis GrandSlam event of the year, theU.S. Open. Angelique Kerberdefends her 2016 women’s More...


Flint crisis has homeowner worried about water supply

DEAR DOCTOR: Ever since the news about lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, I’ve wondered about the water in my own home. I live in Oklahoma, and our house was built in 1988. Should I be worried?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Family reunion scheduled The Shroyer Reunion will be held on Monday, Sept. 4, at the home of Shawn Shroyer, 809 Garden St., Connellsville. Please bring a covered dish or dessert, drinks for your family, and something for the white elephant. More...

PEMA director talks to survivors, tours area

The way the Connellsville community responded to last year’s flooding is being looked at as a new model for disaster response by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA.)  More...


James A. Graham


James Arthur “Art” Graham, 98, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville, with his loving family by his side.  He was born Nov. More...

Beverly L. Winston


Beverly Lynn Winston, 41, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2017 in Family Hospice, Lawrenceville, in the caring presence of her loving family.  More...


Ordinary people come forward to show hate is not welcome in U.S.

(AP) –– Just when hearts weigh heavy from recent emboldened racist and white supremacist actions, hope is restored by ordinary people who come forward out of goodness to show hate is not welcome.  More...

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Trump supporters see him as last hope

I’m dying to hear about the “3-D chess” Trump is playing with his recent announcement that he’s breaking his promise on Afghanistan and throwing more forces into that utterly pointless war. More...


Sophomores to lead Commodores

The Frazier volleyball team will be looking for some young players to grow up fast as it prepares for the 2017 season.  “They are our sophomore seniors,” Frazier coach Mandy Hartman said, referencing a group of dynamic sophomores wh More...

Steelers rookies playing catch-up

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Juju Smith-Schuster felt a twinge in his left leg and limped off the Heinz Field turf, making a halting beeline for Pittsburgh Steelers trainer John Norwig. More...

Frazier falls to McGuffey in opener, 28-13

Julian Muccioli had two catches for 40 yards and also returned a fumble for a touchdown, but the Frazier football team dropped a 28-13 decision to McGuffey in a season-opening nonconference game at the Western Pa. More...

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