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June 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Trump pardons favor celeb-connected, conservative causes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned a conservative commentator he claims “was treated very unfairly by our government!” and announced he’s thinking about clemency for Martha Stewart and former Illinoi More...

Sponsorships available for golf event presented by C Harper

Sponsorships are available for the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Celebrity Golf Classic on June 11 at the Club at Nevillewood presented by C Harper Auto Group.  More...

Trump tariffs on U.S. allies draw retaliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation.  Stock pr More...

Opinion

Pa. budget could be passed on time

(AP) –– The news Sunday that a lack of shouting in Harrisburg might bring with it the first on-time, controversy-free state budget of the Wolf administration is a modest glimmer of hope.  Merely passing a budget on time, and seeing G More...

Keep eyes on the ball

(AP) –– Two events last week related to former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s tempestuous and truncated term of office offer a lesson for all public officials who have a difficult time separating governance from politics.&nb More...

Common sense missing in immigration policy

WASHINGTON –– Strangely enough, it was Notre Dame’s beloved Father Theodore “Ted” Hesburgh who, many years ago, gave me invaluable insights into the problems we face today with both the brutish Salvadoran gangs in our big cities and with the immigran More...

Sports

Scotties win first WPIAL championship

The Southmoreland softball team has struggled against South Park in recent memory, but the Scotties couldn’t have picked a more opportune time to find a way to beat their section rivals.  More...

Mill Run wins FCBL opener

The Fayette County Baseball League season started on Thursday, but Mill Run pitcher Jimmy Malone was in mid-season form.  Malone, coming off a very strong season at St. More...

SHS players reflect on historic victory

When the Southmoreland softball team made the last out in Thursday’s WPIAL Class 3A championship game at Seton Hill University, the Scotties also made a little history. More...

Judge hears testimony in Caldwell’s bid for new trial

A retired teacher serving prison time on child pornography charges either accepted a revised guilty plea offer or faced other consequences, including a possible tougher sentence, a defense attorney testified Thursday in Fayette County Court. More...

Mt. Pleasant Area High School awarded for student voter registration

Registering to vote has been a part of the curriculum for Dave Capozzi’s current events class at Mt. Pleasant Area High School for the past 20 years. This year, it earned the school a new award. More...

Obituaries

Brandon Brinker

Connellsville

Brandon Brinker, 36, of Connellsville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 28, 2018, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Oct. 12, 1981, in Mt. More...

Sylvia Spader

Connellsville

Sylvia Spader, 85, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born on April 22, 1933, in Elmira, New York, the daughter of the Scott M. and Verna M. More...

Audrey R. Echard

Connellsville

Audrey R. Myers Echard, 63, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), passed away at 7:03 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at her residence.  Audrey was born Sept. 2, 1954, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Merle E. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Broadway’s box office booms, with grosses and attendance up

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway grosses hit another record high last season by pulling in $1.7 billion, fueled by fervent demand to see such draws as Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler and a grown-up Harry Potter.  More...

Cohen hilariously tackles work-life balance in ‘The Glitch’

Shelley Stone is a hard-working CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company that sells a small device called a Conch, which helps improve everyday life. More...

Original map of Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood up for auction

LONDON (AP) — The original version of a map that entranced generations of children is up for auction at Sotheby’s.  The auctioneer said Thursday that E.H. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.” (Luke 17:5 AKJV)  This is a great prayer. Pray it now.   More...

Phantom smells often linked to damaged nasal cavity

Dear Doctor: Last year, for four months, I smelled cigarette smoke all the time –– even though I wasn’t near smokers. The problem went away, but now it’s back. More...

Mountain Area News

A Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Mary Beth Brown will be held Saturday at the Bridgeport Sportsman’s Club, 265 Hammondville St., Mt. Pleasant. The doors open at 2 p.m., and dinner will be available from 3-7 p.m. More...

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