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March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Disbarred attorney sentenced to 33 month in prison

A former Charleroi attorney who is a co-owner of the Mon Valley Independent newspaper was sentenced Wednesday to serve 33 months in federal prison for stealing more than $500,000 from a dementia patient.  Keith Bassi, 61, pleaded guilty in Octob More...

Man accused of robbing Sweet Peas

A Vanderbilt man fought with an employee in a borough convenience store before fleeing with $100, state police at Uniontown said.  Clifford Wade Colbert, 36, of 400 Pennsylvania Ave., was arraigned late Tuesday night on robbery, theft, simple as More...

Results in special election still aren’t final

It was after midnight when the final precincts of the 18th Congressional District reported their votes, but the results in Tuesday’s special election still aren’t final.  More...

Opinion

New puppy mill bill is step in right direction

(AP) –– We realize that Pennsylvania lawmakers could and should be grappling with issues that many residents would deem more important than puppy mills –– taxes, education, passing a budget on time for a change, to name a few. More...

Get more docs certified for medical marijuana

(AP) –– UPMC’s announcement of new medical marijuana guidelines for doctors interested in certifying patients for treatment could well be a game changer in advancing this alternative to traditional pain relief. More...

What would the queen do?

WASHINGTON –– It has suddenly occurred to me that I am in danger of becoming “Britishized.” What is good and noble and lasting about being English surrounds me everywhere.  More...

Sports

Martin making his mark in USA Wrestling

As a wrestler at Connellsville High School, Kyle Martin was a strong-willed competitor that was extremely dedicated to his sport. Years later, Martin’s dedication to the sport not only remains, but is stronger than ever.  More...

Steelers veteran DBs Mitchell, Gay and Golden

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Mitchell brought bluster and a physical if occasionally volatile presence to the Pittsburgh secondary.  William Gay was a steady hand and contributed a decade of consistency to the Steelers.  Robert Golden had t More...

Tiger Woods looking to cap another comeback at Bay Hill

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Students walk out, stand in silence, solidarity

Southmoreland High School is 1,118 miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., but it felt closer Wednesday morning as at least 150 Southmoreland students participated in an organized anti-violence walkout as part of a national More...

Appeals court overturns county in methadone clinic dispute

A co-owner of a proposed methadone clinic in North Union Township said Wednesday he hopes to open the facility later this year.  More...

City man arrested after running from police

A Connellsville man is being held at the Fayette County Prison after being unable to post $15,000 cash bond on a number of charges.  James Edward Taylor, Jr., 35, of 105 Greeley Ave., Connellsville, was arrested Thursday after running from polic More...

Obituaries

Betty J. Eans

Dunbar

Betty Jane Eans, 85, of Dunbar, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at home, comforted by her loving family.  She was born June 3, 1932, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Williams) Younkin.  Betty was Protestant More...

Donald M. Small

Connellsville

Donald M. Small, 92, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, March 12, 2018, in the South Connellsville Personal Care Home.  He was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Connellsville, a son of the late Lawrence and Emma Jean Rhodes Small.  More...

Author, feminist Emily Nasrallah dies

BEIRUT (AP) — Acclaimed Lebanese author and feminist Emily Nasrallah, who articulated women’s experiences in her writing about Lebanon’s civil war, has died at 87, her daughter said.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.” (Psalms 51:12 AKJV)  Have you lost the joy of the Lord? Repent of sin and follow Him.   More...

Preoperative self-care can quicken patients’ recovery time

Dear Doctor: I’m 75 years old and am scheduled to have minor surgery next month. My doctor has been pushing me to walk every day and to perform core exercises –– not to mention eating right –– ahead of my operation. More...

St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend

We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17. Send happy birthday greetings to former Everson mayor Tim Shoemaker. More...

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