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May 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies

Former Apollo 12 astronaut and painter Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon and later turned his passion for space into art, has died. He was 86. More...

Serge Dassault, French aviation industrialist, dead at 93

PARIS (AP) — French business executive Serge Dassault, a top aviation and arms industrialist and one of France’s richest men, died Monday in his Paris office.  He was 93.  More...

Experts: Starbucks training first step in confronting bias

Starbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon of anti-bias training, a strategy some believe can keep racism at bay.  More...

Opinion

Audio key part of new online craze

(AP) – Fingernails scraping a blackboard sends a chill down the spine for most of us, but what about a sound that has the opposite effect?  That’s what millions of people are claiming with a new online activity called ASMR.  More...

Some tribes are smaller

Guess what? Braids and big hoop earrings are back! For men! Still wearing a man bun? Get with it, would you?  More...

Let’s make good homes

Sometimes a name reveals more than you realize at first glance. “My father, Bill Foster, was a real foster child,” Serrin Foster explains. “He experienced both the best and the worst of foster care. More...

Sports

SHS softball meets familiar foe in finals

The Southmoreland softball team will make its first-ever appearance in the WPIAL Class 3A championship Thursday, but it won’t be the Scotties’ first-time going up against their finals opponent.  More...

Rizzo’s slide overshadows Chicago’s 7-0 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony Rizzo’s seventh home run of the season gave the sleep-deprived Chicago Cubs an early lead on Monday afternoon. More...

Local athletes suffer narrow misses at PIAA track championships

Frazier’s Skye Eicher came close to making the finals at Saturday’s PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships, finishing third in her heat of the 100 with a time of 12.84, just two one-hundredths of a second from automatically qualifyin More...

Flowers, sunshine make for picture-perfect Geranium Festival

Annual Geranium Festival draws crowds

The bright, sunny day Saturday was perfect for this year’s Geranium Festival, with people lining up to buy plants a half hour before the festival opened.  “We had 85 people in line at 8:30 this year,” said Phyllis Kovall, the f More...

Walking audit spots strengths, deficiencies in city accessibility

Connellsville’s pedestrian accessibility was put to the test as a walking audit was conducted recently. More...

Obituaries

Daniel H. Ansell

Dawson

Daniel H. “Dan” Ansell, 79, of Dawson, passed away peacefully at 9:25 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018.  Dan was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Connellsville, a son of the late Earl and Alice (Foreman) Ansell.  He married Evelyn V. More...

Ruth A. Lint

Mt. Pleasant

Ruth A. McFadden Lint, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday afternoon, May 25, 2018, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, in the presence of her loving family. She was born Sept. More...

Thomas F. Bigley

Tarrs

Thomas F. Bigley, 75, of Tarrs, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, peacefully at his home with his wife by his side.  Tom was born Jan. 20, 1943, in Bullskin Township, the son of the late Marshall E.F. and Margaret Shaner Bigley.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.” (Luke 18:13 AKJV)  The Lord hears this kind of praying.   More...

Talk to your doctor before taking a statin with grapefruit juice

Dear Doctor: Years ago, I was told not to consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice with statins. Now I understand that this restriction no longer applies. Is this correct?   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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