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January 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page


New technology gadgets are following the sound of your voice

What’s the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice.  Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google . More...

High or Dry? California legal marijuana to test supply pipeline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state’s legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway — at a retail shop.  More...

Trump washes his hands of insurgency

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s done campaigning for insurgents challenging incumbent Republican members of Congress.  More...


New tool helps people choose nursing homes

(AP) –– Anyone who has ever had to choose a nursing home for a loved one knows it can be a daunting process.  Is it clean? Does it seem to have enough nursing staff? Does it take Medicaid? More...

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Al Franken’s touching departure

I never thought I’d see it, but Al Franken has finally gotten around to calling a moving van. More...


Wiltrout donates to Connellsville Little League

The Connellsville Little League must have been on Santa’s nice list in 2017. The league received a substantial gift in the form of a grant from Connellsville Area High School graduate Madison Wiltrout. More...

Dustin Johnson wins at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — A new year brought out the best in Dustin Johnson, who powered his way to an 8-under 65 and an eight-shot victory Sunday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. More...

Local wrestlers excel in tournament action

The Connellsville wrestling team rolled through the Central Dauphin Duals over the weekend, picking up four straight wins before falling to the host team in the fifth round of action.  More...

Mt. Pleasant Township natives hike 2,189 miles

Roger, Gail Stairs walk from Georgia to Maine on Appalachian Trail

Another year draws to a close, providing an opportunity to look back on accomplishments and forward to new challenges and resolutions. For Roger and Gail Stairs, two Mt. More...

Highlands receives $250,000 grant to expand autism center

Highlands Hospital Regional Center for Autism has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to support the expansion of its autism center into a new facility.  More...


Don L. Clawson


Don L. Clawson, 77 of La- Jose, Pa., formerly of South Connellsville, died Friday Jan. 5, 2018 in Penn Highlands Hospital, DuBois.  He was born Feb. 4, 1940 in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry M. and Elsie A. Ansell Clawson, Sr.  More...

Lucinda A. ‘Cindy’ Borris


Lucinda Ann “Cindy” Borris, 66, of South Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born March 8, 1951, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Wendell R. and Dorothy M. More...

William M. ‘Bill’ Miller


William M. “Bill” Miller, 73, of Scottdale, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Bill was born June 23, 1944 in Springhill Township, a son of the late Charles and Sylvia (Martin) Miller. More...

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On this date

Today is Monday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2018. There are 357 days left in the year. In 1642, astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy. More...


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Treating Meniere’s with drug combination can be effective


DEAR DOCTOR: I have been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease in my right ear. So far I’ve used conservative measures, such as dietary changes, diuretics, sedatives and oral steroids, but they haven’t helped. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Activities suspended  Brownfield Community Center’s regular evening activities, Tuesday music nights and Thursday karaoke, will be closed for the months of January and February. More...

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