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May 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Shake-a-thon to benefit Dravet Syndrome patient

The annual Shake-a-thon to benefit medical treatments for a Connellsville child with Dravet Syndrome will take place May 12 at the Connellsville Area Middle School.  The event for 8-year-old Sydney Michaels will include basket raffles, food sale More...

News

Geibel Catholic hosts prom

Jon Skotnicki spins Emily Petro during Geibel Catholic High School’s Grand March prior to Friday’s prom.   More...

CIA nominee says she wouldn’t resume brutal interrogations ahead of hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA has told senators privately that she would stand firm against any effort to restart the brutal detention and interrogation program the spy agency ran after 9/11, administr More...

Trump says he’d ‘love to’ talk to Mueller, wants fairness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he would “love to speak” to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation but cautioned he would only do so if he’s “treated fairly,” and he More...

Opinion

Medicaid is broken; work requirements can help

Letter to the Editor

Pennsylvanians deserve every opportunity to live fulfilling, prosperous lives. But too often, government programs end up holding back our friends and neighbors by discouraging them from pursuing independence. More...

All political hope is local

This has nothing to do with Donald Trump, or everything to do with Donald Trump, or maybe someplace in between. This was caused by the election of Donald Trump, or this caused the election of Donald Trump, or maybe a little of each. More...

Pa. overdue to better prosecute hate crimes

(AP) – In 2016, a 14-year-old white high school student in Northampton County targeted a 16-year-old black youth for harassment in a racist video. More...

Sports

Commodores knock off Trojans

It’s late in the season and the playoffs are no longer a possibility, but the Frazier baseball team is doing some good things as the weather gets warmer.  On Friday, the Commodores did a lot of things well and they were rewarded with an im More...

It’s Trotz’s move in chess match of Capitals-Penguins series

Now that Mike Sullivan and Barry Trotz have matched wits in a playoff series for three consecutive years, they harbor very few secrets.  The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals know each other inside-out from 17 postseason games since 20 More...

Scotties trip Vikings, 6-4

Cade Richter drove in two runs and Mark Farmer and Travis Sipple each had a single and an RBI as the Southmoreland baseball team won its second straight game, beating visiting Mt. Pleasant, 6-4 in a Section 3-AAA game on Thursday. More...

Officials cut ribbon on new District Court office

District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr.’s new space is official.  Court and government officials gathered with Haggerty Friday to cut the ribbon on the building after moving into the space last month.  Haggerty said the new office is set More...

Trial continued for Uniontown man charged with homicide

A Uniontown man won’t stand trial in connection with the death of his daughter until March, at the earliest.  Fayette County Judge Linda Cordaro granted a continuance on Friday to Michael Lynn Wright Jr.  Wright, 34, and his wife, And More...

Obituaries

Robert E. Leapline Sr.

Dunbar

Robert Eugene “Leap” Leapline, 60, of Dunbar (Franklin Township), passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Uniontown Hospital.  He was born Oct. More...

Romanian anti-communist dissident Doina Cornea dies

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doina Cornea, a Romanian anti-communist dissident who was beaten and arrested after criticizing the destruction of Romanian villages and churches during the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, has died.  She was 88.  More...

Former Michigan lawmaker Patty Birkholz dies at age 74

HOLLAND, Mich. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6:7 AKJV)  Take the time to tell your More...

Sinus infections are common; complications are rare

Dear Doctor: Just how risky are sinus infections? I read about a teenager who died recently after a sinus infection spread to his brain. Is this common? How do you prevent a sinus infection? More...

Church News

Novena celebrated The Novena to Saint Anthony of Padua is celebrated at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. in Saint Rita’s Church and continues for nine consecutive weeks until the Feast of Saint Anthony in June. All are welcome. Vendor show held More...

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