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March 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Trump wildlife protection board defends trophy hunting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big-game hunters tapped by the Trump administration to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants and lions as trophies defended the practice Friday, arguing that threatened and endangere More...

Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee’s black site past

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel’s long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency. More...

Bridge collapse puts spotlight on rapid building technique

As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. More...

Opinion

Fainting sheep and finding home

I’ve sometimes wondered if it’s possible to be homesick for a place where you’ve only ever spent a week, but then March rolls around and I can say confidently that yes, yes it is.  More...

Disruption all around

The conventional wisdom is that last week -- with a much-watched congressional special election, a shakeup in the diplomatic profile of the country, and internal White House debates about how and against whom to impose steel and aluminum tariffs -- a More...

Get it right the first time

(AP) – Just in case there’s any doubt, let’s make it clear: People should not be allowed to speed in school zones. More...

Sports

Falcons looking to build on section title

After missing the WPIAL playoffs two seasons ago, the Connellsville softball team not only returned to the postseason in 2017, the Falcons also won a section championship.  This season, the goal is progression.  More...

Carter leads West Virginia past Murray State, 85-68

SAN DIEGO (AP) — This long into their time together at West Virginia, Bob Huggins is only surprised when Jevon Carter has a bad game. What Carter did on Friday in the first-round of the East Region against Murray State is simply what Huggins expects. More...

MP’s Gardner takes second at state meet; Ek medals in diving

Mt. Pleasant sophomore Heather Gardner placed second in the 50 freestyle Friday at the PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University. More...

Westmoreland County sheriff requests stay in lawsuit

Westmoreland County’s sheriff asked a federal judge on Friday to stay proceedings in a lawsuit filed against him, citing the criminal charges filed against him.  Jonathan Held, 44, in his second term, made his request one day after a distr More...

Southmoreland board approves hiring of two armed officers

After a recommendation at their meeting last week, the Southmoreland school directors voted Thursday to hire two armed officers in a parttime capacity.  The move, Superintendent Dr. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy L. Beck

Melcroft

Dorothy L. Beck, 93, of Melcroft, went home to heavenly reward on March 15, 2018. She was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clark L. and Mildred Young Plyler. More...

Loretta M. Holland

Dunbar

Loretta M. Holland, 80, of Dunbar, died March 14, 2018, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born March 7, 1938, in Mt. More...

Florence Reynolds

Connellsville

Florence “Shutsy” Reynolds, 95, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at home.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36 AKJV)  Jesus tells us that God is father. He will provide for His own. More...

Church News

Wild game served Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, will hold a wild game dinner at 5 p.m. today. For more information, call 724-404-8052. Chili cook-off sponsored More...

James, the Lord’s brother

When the apostle Paul lists the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus in I Corinthians 15, he includes an appearance to James. We do not have any further information on this event, but Paul was well-acquainted with James. More...

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