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CASD addresses bus bullying claims

Connellsville Area School District officials are looking into allegations of bullying on school buses.  More...

News

Gates, Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative

SEATTLE (AP) — Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning — an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science.  The Bill and M More...

U.S. health panel leaves prostate screening up to men, their doctors

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of health care e More...

Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical care, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — They’re the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. More...

Opinion

Press freedom under threat

(AP) –– Television journalist Chris Hayes got handcuffed and shackled to a bench after objecting to being barred from a public meeting on June 30, 2016. More...

Big factory gets to pollute, and you get to wheeze

(AP) –– If you run a restaurant and pile up a lot of trash –– plastic forks, empty cans, chicken bones and old grease –– you can’t just throw it over the fence into your neighbor’s yard.  You have More...

Dems and Trump impeachment trap

George W. Bush was in terrible political shape in the spring of 2006. The Iraq war was going disastrously, and voters were tired of the president, whose job approval rating in the RealClearPolitics average of polls was around 35 percent.  More...

Sports

Vikings defeat Scotties, 7-2

With the playoffs just around the corner, the members of the Mt. Pleasant and Southmoreland softball teams each have their eyes set on a deep postseason run. More...

Emrick not surprised at the play of Fleury for Golden Knights

(AP) -- Michael “Doc” Emrick is a bit surprised about the success of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, but not about goalie Marc Andre Fleury’s role in leading the team deep into the NHL playoffs.  More...

Mt. Pleasant rallies past Yough

The Mt. Pleasant baseball team scored seven runs in the seventh inning to pull out an 8-6 victory over host Yough in a non-section game on Tuesday. More...

Rendu Services to end ministry in F.C.

After 18 years of service to people living in poverty in Fayette County –– one of the poorest counties in the U.S. –– Rendu Services Inc. announced that it will conclude its ministry in the county and the Diocese of Greensburg by the end this year. More...

Trial continues for man accused of forgery, theft

Roger Baldwin did not submit time sheets, starting about mid-2014, despite requests that he do so, a former treasurer for the Perryopolis Area Heritage Society testified on Tuesday.  Cynthia Wadsworth, 67, said she paid Baldwin, even though she More...

Jury convicts woman on assault charges

A Fayette County jury convicted a woman Tuesday on most charges stemming from an incident in December 2016. More...

Obituaries

Mary M. Bordas

Dickerson Run

Mary Margaret (Thomas) Bordas, 76, of Dickerson Run, passed away at 9:05 p.m. More...

John R. Gildroy

Mt. Pleasant

John R. Gildroy, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, May 7, 2018, at his home.  He was born July 17, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John W. and Ruth Olive Foster Gildroy.  More...

Pauline C. Esper

Connellsville

Pauline (Conte) Esper, 92, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Marquis House Care Home, Uniontown.  She was born a daughter of the late George and Marie Conte.  She later married Mike Esper, a business owner in Connellsv More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.” (Proverbs 12:2 AKJV)  It can’t get any plainer than this. Where do you stand with God?   More...

Genetics of depression, suicide are not fully understood

Dear Doctor: Does depression run in families? That is, is it inherited? Enough to make a person suicidal?   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. More...

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