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Gerard seeks Democratic nomination for state Senate in 32nd District

Pam Gerard, a long-time educator and community activist, announced that she is a Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the 32nd District.  More...

Police probe killing of New York nursing student


George Sinner, North Dakota governor in tough times, dies at 89

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — George Sinner, the farmer philosopher who served as North Dakota’s governor during one of the state’s roughest economic times, has died. He was 89.  His son, George B. Sinner, confirmed the death Friday. More...


Citizens should protest Trump’s plan to open coastal waters to offshore drilling

(AP) –– Citizens in large numbers, including in Rhode Island, have protested President Trump’s plan to open the nation’s coastal waters to offshore drilling. We’re with them. More...

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Trump’s steel tariff plan may cost jobs

WASHINGTON –– Democrats, leftist labor unions and liberal economists must have been cheering President Trump’s decision to slap hefty trade tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.  More...


Connellsville geared up for semifinals

Last week, the Connellsville hockey team won the first playoff game in the program’s history. More...

Frazier’s Lawrence wins championship

Four other wrestlers earn medals

Frazier sophomore Thayne Lawrence has been enjoying an excellent weekend at the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships at Giant Center in Hershey. More...

Saint Francis tops Robert Morris, 66-56, for NEC title

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Her team ahead but not comfortably so, Saint Francis star Jessica Kovatch’s left ankle turned awkwardly.  The ball slipped out of her hands amid copious amounts of contact.  More...

Southmoreland school board members discuss school safety

The conversation around school safety continued among the Southmoreland board of school directors last week –– this time with the suggestion of possibly hiring another police officer for the district.  More...

Mt. Pleasant VFW, American Legion propose new tablet for Veterans Park

In Mt. Pleasant Borough, tall, granite tablets memorialize hundreds of veterans. More...


Nancy L. Breakiron


Nancy L. Kinneer Breakiron, 71, of Indian Head, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville, while surrounded and comforted by her loving family.  She was born Oct. 28, 1946 in Mt. More...

Melvin R. Shoemaker


Melvin R. Shoemaker, 77, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday March 9, 2018 with his family by his side at Hillside Manor, Uniontown.  He was born July 26, 1940 in Connellsville, the son of the late Ray D. More...

Mary H. Garrity


Mary H. Garrity, 84, of Normalville, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her home, while surrounded by her loving family.  She was born Oct. More...

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On This Date

Today is Monday, March 12, the 71st day of 2018. In 1622, Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, and Francis Xavier were canonized by Pope Gregory XV along with Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri and Isidore the Laborer. In 1864, Lt. Gen. More...


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Years of physical farm labor likely cause of tingling in hand


DEAR DOCTOR: I’m a 75-year-old man who’s done hard physical farm labor since I was a young boy. Now I have painful tingling, burning and numbness in my right palm and fingers. It disrupts my sleep and makes it difficult to hold a pencil. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Meetings scheduled  • Casey Girls will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus in Connellsville. Committee members are Cheryl Snyder, Joan Miller and Joanne Ledbetter. For more information, call 724-277-4959.  More...

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