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May 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Police news reported

Man charged   A 25-year-old man Uniontown man fell asleep on a West Green Street porch in Connellsville, then got into a tussle with the homeowner before fleeing from officers on Saturday, city police said.  More...

U.S. demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after Presiden More...

Senators press Pruitt on new legal defense fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Senate Democrats asked Scott Pruitt on Monday for details about a new legal defense fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency administrator as he weathers a series of federal ethics investigations.  More...

Opinion

Sports betting is can of worms

(AP) –– Sports betting is a can of worms.  The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld New Jersey law that allows sports betting at the state’s casinos and horse tracks. More...

Foster kids need our help

“The world would be a better place if all the mothers were like you,” Kelly Rosati’s 16-year-old daughter wrote in her card for Mother’s Day. There was a time when Rosati didn’t think such sentiments were possible. More...

People should draw the line on dogs dining out

(AP) –– If it seems that you are seeing more dogs out and about these days, you are not imagining it. There is no official Canine Census, but by all estimates their population in the U.S. is on the rise.  More...

Sports

Burd tosses no-hitter in Falcons’ win

Connellsville softball pitcher Mia Burd wasn’t thinking about doing anything extraordinary during Monday’s WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal against Franklin Regional. More...

Mt. Pleasant blanks Knoch, 10-0

The Mt. Pleasant softball team endured a long wait to start the WPIAL Class 4A playoffs, only to face a familiar foe. The Vikings, who received a first-round bye, took on section rival Knoch at Fox Chapel High School. More...

Scotties rally to beat Steel Valley

Southmoreland saved the best for last.  In fact, the Scotties pretty much saved it all for the bottom of the seventh inning of Monday’s dramatic 6-5 win over Steel Valley in the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals Monday at Trinity Middle School. More...

Connellsville Airport lighting project advances

A long-awaited runway lighting project could be completed before autumn at the Joseph A. Hardy/Connellsville Airport in Dunbar Township. More...

Local RIDC hopes to bring more full-time jobs to Pa.

Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania recently entered into a partnership from which the hope is that more full-time jobs will be created in the Commonwealth. More...

Local residents urged to participate in walking audit

Connellsville residents will have an opportunity to get a bit of exercise Thursday while giving their input for the city’s Comprehensive Plan update which is being done by Mackin Engineering.  More...

Obituaries

Mary L. Johnson

Scottdale

Mary Lind Johnson, of Scottdale, passed away early Saturday morning, May 19, 2018, at her residence. Mary was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Lund, Texas, daughter of the late Harry E. and Elin E. Gustafson Lind. More...

Regina E. Skrobacz

Connellsville

Regina Eleanor Skrobacz, 93, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon.  She was born Oct. More...

Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at age 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.” (Proverbs 12:18 AKJV)  Let’s be kind with our words. They can be words of healing.   More...

Reader feedback encourages follow up on BP guidelines

Hello, dear readers! Spring is officially here, and the weather is mostly cooperating. More...

Connellsville’s Geranium Festival set for Saturday

The Connellsville Geranium Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Thousands of geraniums in many colors will be offered for sale at $2.50 per geranium. More than 50 vendors will offer food and craft options. More...

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