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March 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Pennsylvania House votes to trim Legislature, but bill’s fate is unclear

HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposal to cut about a quarter of state lawmakers from the Pennsylvania General Assembly moved ahead with a favorable House vote Tuesday, but it’s still not certain that the constitutional amendment will make it onto More...

Storm blasts winter-weary Northeast; thousands lose power

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter that could deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas socked New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions to coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island, blanketing highways with fluffy snow and knocking out power to ten More...

Zinke defends plan to raise park fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bristled Tuesday under questioning by Democrats about his travel spending as the Trump administration seeks deep cuts to conservation programs and fee increases at national parks.  Zinke test More...

Opinion

Everyone, not just the press, has stake in open government

(AP) –– There are two kinds of governments: those that are driven by the people, from the bottom up, and those that are run by rulers, from the top down.  There is an adage that knowledge is power.  When it comes to representati More...

U.S. senator pushes the ‘Fix NICS’ bill

(AP) –– It is unfortunate that the U.S. Senate has to pass legislation requiring government agencies, not to mention the U.S. military, to do something they should already be doing, but so be it.  More...

GOP delivers blow to Trump-Russia story

It has long been the key question of the Trump-Russia affair: Did Donald Trump’s presidential campaign collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election? Now, we have the first official, albeit partisan, answer.  More...

Sports

Vikings anxious to start new season

A familiar face is at the helm of the Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team this season.  Former coach Matt Gross has returned to the team after Jerry Way stepped down for health reasons. More...

Nova will start opener, might not finish season with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ivan Nova will be the Pirates’ opening-day starting pitcher at Detroit in March 29. It is unclear whether he will remain with Pittsburgh through the entire season. More...

Dorobish excited for return to state championships

Geibel junior Cole Dorobish knows the importance of peaking at the right time. More...

Police use K-9 to search for fugitive

Connellsville Police were assisted by state police and a neighboring K-9 officer Tuesday evening in the search for a suspected fugitive believed to have run into the Brimstone Building. More...

Hearing scheduled in former teacher’s request for new trial

A Fayette County judge has scheduled a hearing for May in connection with a request by former teacher in the Uniontown Area School District for a new trial.  President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. More...

Obituaries

Linda L. Bitner

Connellsville

Linda L. Bitner, 74, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.  She was born March 10, 1944, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Frank N. and Helen H. More...

Nancy L. Breakiron

Indian Head

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...

Linda A. Dziurzynski

Scottdale

Linda A. (Firestone) Dziurzynski, 65, of Everson, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 10, 2018, surrounded by her family.  She was born Jan. 25, 1953, in Mt. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalms 51:10 AKJV)  God will answer this kind of praying.   More...

Adenovirus has many subtypes

Dear Doctor: I’ve been hearing about adenovirus, which is often mistaken as the flu. How can you tell the difference? And is it as serious as the flu?   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Meetings scheduled   • The General Arthur St. Clair Chapter of Fayette, Westmoreland, and Indiana counties of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at noon Saturday, March 17, at Hoss’s Restauant, Route 119 in Greensburg. More...

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