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May 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunbar Township resident hopes to clean up roadways

As John Tremba drove along Dunbar Township roads, he saw “enough furniture to start a small Levin outlet.”  Couches, dressers, TVs and more joined the roadside litter that can be found along nearly any road.  More...

News

County’s EMA to keep public informed with CodeRED

Fayette County Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to keep the public informed about potential hazardous situations, to mitigate them and to assist in the recovery from them.  More...

German-Russian pipeline takes shape

MUKRAN, Germany (AP) — Sparks fly and machines whir as workers busily prepare thousands of steel pipes that will become part of a vast undersea pipeline bringing gas from Russia to Germany’s northeastern Baltic coast.  More...

Markle’s dad too ill for her wedding

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle said Thursday that her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. More...

Opinion

State schools, teachers honored

(AP) –– Whoever said there can be too much of a good thing could not have been talking about schools. Every child deserves to go to an excellent school. How great it is for the children of Lancaster County that there are so many of them here. More...

‘America’s pastime’ in living color

“God bless America!” I exclaimed to nobody, as the dog and cat watching the Red Sox game with me were napping. More...

People with mental illness shouldn’t land in jail

(AP) –– Quinn Glover, 56, is trapped in more ways than one. His mental illness is a straitjacket that’s left him with the cognitive skills of a 5-year-old. More...

Sports

Local track athletes qualify for states

Connellsville sophomore Aden Bruich didn’t really know what to expect from himself entering the WPIAL Track and Field Individual Championships on Thursday at Baldwin High School. He just went out and competed.  More...

IndyCar adds eye-tracking system to concussion testing protocol

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly every indicator suggested Will Power was suffering from concussion-like symptoms after his car hit a wall during one of the first practice sessions of the 2016 season. More...

Pirates nip Padres, 5-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco led off the seventh inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on an error, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games. More...

Washington Co. history, strange but interesting

“I’m not weird, it’s Washington County history!” That line was repeated more than once by Clay Kilgore, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society, during the final Laurel Highlands Ambassador program of the season at the Connells More...

Fayette County becomes Purple Heart county

Fayette County Commissioners recognized Purple Heart recipients on Thursday, becoming a Purple Heart County.  Five county residents who earned Purple Hearts were recognized during the regular meeting with the reading of a related proclamation. More...

Obituaries

Randy W. Geyer

Connellsville

Randy W. Geyer, 62, of Connellsville, died unexpectedly Monday, May 14, 2018, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Mr. Geyer was born April 4, 1956, in Connellsville, the son of the late William and Mary Jordan Geyer. He was a member of St. More...

Sandra Loughman

South Connellsville

Sandra Loughman, 75, of South Connellsville passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Cherry Tree Personal Care home in Uniontown comforted by her loving family.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Romanian director Pintilie, who irked communists, dead

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian theater director and filmmaker Lucian Pintilie, who emigrated after falling out with the communists and then made a career in France and the U.S., has died. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: ‘Book Club’ is a corny but sweet look at sex, aging

Jane Fonda said recently that “Book Club” was the most fun she’s ever had making a movie. More...

Review: “Ember” by Breaking Benjamin

Fans of the modern hard-rock band Breaking Benjamin will surely embrace the band’s most recent studio offering, “Ember,” released last month. More...

Backstreet Boys release new single and video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Backstreet Boys have a new single.  They released “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” on Thursday, along with a video that shows the quintet dancing in sync. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD your God.” (Deuteronomy 22:5 AKJV)  God has spoken.   More...

Naloxone can quickly save someone overdosing on opioids

Dear Doctor: Did the surgeon general really just suggest that the general public carry naloxone in case they encounter someone having an opioid overdose? For starters, where would you even get such a thing? More...

Mountain Area News

Breakneck Church of God, 812 Breakneck Road, will hold its annual strawberry social from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall. Fresh strawberries over homemade cake will be served, as well as vanilla ice cream. More...

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