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May 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

American Red Cross offers water safety tips for residents

Summer might not be here officially, but the temperatures are.  With the readings on the thermometers rising, it’s time to beat the heat with swimming, boating and other water related fun.  The American Red Cross is urging people to b More...

Two assaults reported

State police at Uniontown were looking Monday for two men in connection with assaults about 15 minutes apart on Sunday in North Union Township.  A black man about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 165 pounds and wearing a black shirt, black pants and a bl More...

News

U.S. says North Korea behind malware attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a fresh warning Tuesday about malicious North Korean cyber activity, as that nation’s leader dispatched a top adviser to New York to prepare for a possible summit on its nuclear arsenal.&n More...

Police reports listed

Vehicle missing   A Connellsville woman returned to where her vehicle broke down earlier this month and discovered the car was gone, state police at Uniontown said.  More...

In ‘Solo’ stumble, a crossroads for Disney’s ‘Star Wars’

NEW YORK (AP) — The reaches of the galaxy far, far away might not be quite as vast as previously thought. More...

Opinion

Indiana must act quickly on opioid epidemic study

(AP) –– A recently released Indiana University study exposes the staggering costs of opioid addiction in the state, further illuminating the need for a comprehensive plan to discourage abuse and to develop a range of treatments and assist More...

Parents should be held responsible for loose guns

(AP) –– The teenager who shot and killed eight students and two teachers this month at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school got his weapons –– a shotgun and a .38-caliber pistol –– from his father.  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

Vikings blank Cougars, qualify for states

After the Mt. Pleasant softball team’s 1-0 loss in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals, head coach Lauren Armanious said the way her team responded would tell a lot about its character. More...

Falcons fall to AG in eight innings

During the regular season, the Connellsville and Albert Gallatin softball teams split their two games, so it was no surprise that the WPIAL Class 5A consolation final between the Colonials and Falcons came down to the wire, with one team advancing to More...

Rizzo, Cubs beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony Rizzo shook off the boos and sparked a late rally with his ninth home run of the season as the Chicago Cubs held off the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 on Tuesday night. More...

Swan remembered as dedicated volunteer

Connellsville Area Community Ministries will be closed Thursday out of respect for the family of William Swan whose funeral will take place that day.  Swan wasn’t a founder or board member or any other type of dignitary with the ministry. More...

Bail denied for alleged swindler

The case of a New York man, who was charged earlier this year with swindling a Bullskin Township man out of nearly $14,500, is back with federal officials in New Jersey, according to court papers.  More...

Scottdale plans to improve streets

Scottdale’s streets will be seeing some care.  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...

(Ailene) Hope Jones

Mt. Pleasant

(Ailene) Hope Jones died Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Hope was born Jan. 26, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Clyde E. and Evalyn (Porterfield) Jones.  Hope graduated from Mt. Pleasant Area High School and Clarion University.  More...

Audrey R. Echard

Bullskin Township

Audrey R. (Myers) Echard, wife of Harry C. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But Jesus called them to him, and said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:16 AKJV)  Take your children to church. Jesus is waiting for them.   More...

Using public restroom’s hand dryer spreads bacteria around

Dear Doctor: Considering the recent news coverage of how hot-air hand dryers do little more than blow bacteria around, am I better off just wiping my hands on my pants when using a public restroom?   More...

Tri-Town Historical Society accepting donations for auction

The Tri-Town Historical Society is accepting donations for the annual fundraising auction to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, under the big tent in Dawson. The society will arrange for pickup of almost any good-quality new or used items. More...

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