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March 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Those who wait longer to collect Social Security get more money

Tuesday’s Lunch and Learn at the Connellsville Canteen offered information on Social Security retirement benefits. Victor Kopen of Franklin Templeton Investments was the featured speaker. More...

News

Mt. Pleasant Council looks at grant for Main Street improvements

While PennDOT works on improving Mt. Pleasant’s Main Street, borough council is looking at a grant to spruce up the area around it. More...

UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity.  More...

Mt. Pleasant Borough considers fixing pipe on St. Clair Street

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council has been searching for answers on flooding issues that have plagued residents, and one possibility is being put into motion.  More...

Opinion

Gov. Wolf’s ethics reform proposals deserve consideration

(AP) –– When it comes to ethics reform in Pennsylvania politics, state Capitol dwellers are content to talk about it like most talk about the weather: They’ll complain some and make noises about wanting to clean up state government& More...

Ball of confusion

What are we to make of precise poll data that reflect nothing short of confusion and contention? Are the polls confused, or is it simply that the interpreters of those public-sentiment gauges are confused? More...

It is time to end free pass for Facebook

(AP) –– Even in the Wild West of online marketing, legitimate enterprises ask consumers to opt in or out of sharing their data.  More...

Sports

SHS softball aiming high

The Southmoreland softball team has done well in the past few seasons, and head coach Todd Bunner doesn’t see any reason that this year should be different.  “Just like every year, our goal is to be competitive in the section,” More...

Devils top Pens in OT, 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Taylor Hall beat Matt Murray on a breakaway 27 seconds into overtime to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. More...

Phillies beat Pirates, 8-2

BRADENTON, Fla. More...

Deputy not opposing stay in suit against sheriff

A Scottdale man is not opposing a request to stay a suit he filed in December against Westmoreland County’s sheriff and others.  More...

Dunbar man charged in city convenience store robbery

A woman’s tip helped land a Dunbar man in prison in connection with the robbery of a Connellsville convenience store earlier this month, according to court papers.   More...

Vanderbilt man accused of burglary

A man charged earlier this month with fighting with a convenience store employee and fleeing with $100 is now charged with breaking into a Dunbar Township business. More...

Obituaries

Margaret B. Fornataro

Scottdale

Margaret B. Boretsky Fornataro, 96, a longtime resident of Scottdale, died Wednesday evening, March 21, 2018, at Redstone Highlands Personal Care Home, North Huntingdon.  She was born Dec. 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...

TV personality known for playing Bozo the Clown dies

BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children’s TV program “Bozo the Clown,” has died.  He was 89.  Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” (Psalms 55:22 AKJV)  You don’t have to bear that burden alone. Give it to the Lord.   More...

Studies show that flu virus can be spread by just breathing

Dear Doctor: How does the flu virus spread? I’ve always thought it was mostly from coughing, which contaminates the air and the surfaces we touch. But now I’ve heard that people who are sick actually breathe the virus out. More...

Davis named YMCA program director

Scottdale welcomes Erica Davis as the new program director of the Laurel Highlands Regional Family YMCA. New programs and ideas will be brought forth. We are glad you are bringing new ideas to the community. More...

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