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March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Record-breaking snow blankets region

Spring and Easter decor around the area were juxtaposed with inches of snow across the region Wednesday. More...

News

Mt. Pleasant couple files lawsuit against gun manufacturer, retailer

The parents of a Mt. Pleasant boy who was accidentally shot and killed in 2016 have filed a lawsuit against the gun manufacturer and store that sold the gun. More...

Cynthia Nixon’s political debut puts gay rights in spotlight

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In her first appearance as a New York gubernatorial candidate, “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon hammered her Democratic opponent Gov. More...

Breaking up with Facebook? It’s harder than it looks

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social net More...

Opinion

Trump cannot interfere with Mueller probe

(AP) –– When Donald Trump entered the race for president, he was introducing a new component into our form of government.  He was making the leadership of the executive branch practically out of whole cloth –– a non-Washi More...

Students need to be kept safe in schools

(AP) –– Since the tragic murders of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, this nation has been in a discussion concerning how to keep students safe in our schools.  The debate has been both formal More...

Trump abides as ‘new Russia’ flouts Western conventions

WASHINGTON –– Just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, I was in Moscow, talking to our respected and well-informed American ambassador about the future of that long-tortured nation.  More...

Sports

Scotties reaching for continued success

The Southmoreland track team can be proud of its 2017 season.  “We won the section championship with the girls. We beat Greensburg Central at GCC, and Derry was there, too,” head coach Dave Keefer said. More...

Pirates happy to again have Rodriguez

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has a fondness for Sean Rodriguez, who has played every position except pitcher and catcher during his 10-year big league career. More...

Arizona coach Miller says he’s not candidate for Pitt job

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scratch Arizona coach Sean Miller off the list of potential men’s basketball coaches at the University of Pittsburgh.  Miller said in a statement Wednesday he isn’t a candidate for the coaching vacancy created More...

Connellsville man arrested for thefts

Connellsville police Monday arrested Zachary Leonard, 25, of Connellsville, on numerous charges after he was found at Carnegie Free Library passing in and out of consciousness.  “He had what appeared to be a handgun. More...

City council approves new computer system for police

Connellsville City Council has approved a computer system upgrade meant to increase the efficiency of the police department.  Chief William Hammerle asked council to approve the purchase of the Visual Alert system at a cost of approximately $15, More...

F.C. judge to rule on homicide suspect’s bail

A Fayette County judge has scheduled a hearing for later this week for county prosecutors to show why a Washington County man should not be granted bail.  Judge Steve Leskinen set the hearing for Nathan A. Yasek, 35, of Eighty-Four, for 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Vicki L. Dix

Mt. Pleasant

Vicki Lynn Sampey Dix, 50, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 19, 2018, at her home. She was born May 19, 1967, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Carol Forsythe Sampey of Vanderbilt and the late Harry Sampey. More...

William G. Miller Sr.

Latrobe

William G. Miller Sr., 88, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at UPMC Family Hospice, Pittsburgh.  Born July 9, 1929, in Indian Head, he was a son of the late Earl Miller and Martha (Siok) Miller.  More...

Harry J. Stafford III

Connellsville

Harry James Stafford III, 69, of Connellsville, died March 19, 2018, at home.  He was born Sept. 5, 1948, in Connellsville, son of Harry James Stafford Jr. and Myrtle Grace Marietta Stafford.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And he said to them, Be not affrighted: You seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” (Mark 16:6 AKJV)  Jesus is alive. He conquered sin and death. More...

Practicing NPs and PAs must complete rigorous education

Hello again, dear readers, and welcome to another edition of our ongoing conversation. We’re very happy that, a little more than a year into our column, we continue to hear from you. How are your New Year’s resolutions faring thus far? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Fish fries held   • Hiller Volunteer Fire Company will hold a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. Ask about lunch delivery. More...

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