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April 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local man accused of assaulting teen girl

A South Connellsville man is being held at the Fayette County Prison accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. More...

News

Trump, Putin could meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration opened the door to a potential White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, raising the possibility of an Oval Office welcome for Putin for the fir More...

Police reports filed

Theft attempted   A Uniontown man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly attempted to remove an item from the Family Dollar in Connellsville without paying for it.  More...

South Africa to give state burial to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.  More...

Opinion

Nation needs to study firearms deaths to prevent shootings

(AP) –– Approximately 2,500 people in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, joined more than 1 million people across the nation in the “March For Our Lives” rallies held recently in support of gun law reform. More...

Inspiration, invitation in new film

“They taught me what it really means to be a human person, to love and let the barriers down,” director Randall Wright explains about his experience making “Summer in the Forest,” his new documentary. More...

Nations join to expel Russian diplomats

(AP) –– Apparently, leaders of quite a few democratic nations are boorish. At least, that is what Russian officials say.  More...

Sports

Vikings striving for continued success

The Mt. Pleasant baseball team enjoyed a very successful 2017. The Vikings finished 10-2 in Section 3-AAA and advanced all the way to the WPIAL Class AAA title game. More...

Monday roars sound like Sunday when Woods arrives in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The roar sounded like Sunday at Augusta National.  This was Monday afternoon, and it was so sudden and thunderous that it reached the clubhouse. More...

Moran’s grand slam leads Pirates to 5-4 win over Twins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Colin Moran hit a first-inning grand slam in his debut at PNC Park, Jameson Taillon tied a career high with nine strikeouts and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in their home opener on Monday More...

Trial begins for former Normaville man accused of dragging pregnant woman

A jury of seven men and five women was seated on Monday in Fayette County Court for the trial of a man accused of dragging his pregnant girlfriend outside a vehicle.  More...

Fleeing man jumps in Youghiogheny River

A Scottdale man who had been wanted on bench warrants in Fayette and Westmoreland counties now faces charges of escape as well.  Shawn Prince, 21, ran as he was being taken out of a police car by a state constable Saturday morning at the Connell More...

Photographer uses tintype procedure

Unlike most art exhibited at the Fayette County Law Library, the images on display this month aren’t necessarily for sale, but the artist’s services are. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth D. Bartholomai

South Connellsville

Elizabeth D. Bartholomai, 94, of South Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Buffington, the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Mihalik) Peperak. More...

Doloris J. McWilliams

Dunbar

Doloris Jean “Dee “ McWilliams, 89, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Mount Macrina Manor in Uniontown.  Dee was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Samuel A. More...

Agnes D. Keller

Connellsville

Agnes D. (Kubasky) Keller, 101, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her home, with her son by her side.  She was born in Mt. Pleasant on Jan. 11, 1917, the daughter of the late Stephen and Josephine (Stefl) Kubasky.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” (Luke 4:4 AKJV)  God’s Word will sustain us. Read the Bible. Believe it. Apply it.   More...

Cannabis compounds trick brain into having the ‘munchies’

Dear Doctor: I’ve read stories about Girl Scouts selling hundreds of boxes of cookies outside pot shops to people who are anticipating the munchies. My question is: What is it about cannabis that causes that kind of hunger? More...

Carnegie Free Library announces April programs

The Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville will offer the following events during the month of April:  Children’s Storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays. The story hour includes a reading, song and craft. More...

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