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June 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

North Union man charged with threatening two people

A Westmoreland County man threatened two people with a butcher knife and assaulted one of them after demanding drugs or money in a North Union Township home over the weekend, state police at Uniontown said.  David Dewayne Walters, 39, of 931 For More...

News

Newspaper: Dismiss former editor’s lawsuit

The owners of a Uniontown newspaper deny discriminating against a former editor because of age and ask a federal judge to dismiss the editor’s lawsuit. More...

DC’s Newseum honors 18 journalists killed while working

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reporters killed in such far-flung places as Iraq, Syria, Mexico, Russia and South Sudan were honored Monday at the Journalists Memorial in Washington, praised for their commitment to seeking truth in a dangerous world. More...

Aide: EPA’s Pruitt sought used Trump hotel mattress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had a top aide seek a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and perform other personal chores for him, including house-hunting and booking personal travel to a foot More...

Opinion

Stalled farm bill falls victim to partisanship

(AP) –– To know how far relationships have broken down in Congress, consider this: Just as lawmakers should have been negotiating furiously to nail down the 2018 farm bill, a $489 billion behemoth that would fund agriculture and food assistance for f More...

New NFL rule does almost nothing

(AP) –– The National Football League’s decision to not allow its players, coaches or other personnel to kneel in protest during the playing of the National Anthem before games should not be construed as a victory for patriotism.&nbs More...

The saving power of love

“You have to be ready to have your heart broken.” If I’ve heard that sentence once, I’ve heard it 40 or so times over the past weeks. More...

Sports

Scotties rally for win in PIAA opener

There was no WPIAL championship hangover for the Southmoreland softball team. More...

Mt. Pleasant edges Slippery Rock in extra innings

It took a little extra effort, but the Mt. More...

CAHS two-year tri-athletes

The Connellsville High School two-year tri-athletes for the 2017-18 school year are (front row, from left) Blake Lancaster, Jalen Rogers and Kyle Jordan; top row, Harley Martin, Morgan Lukaesko, Garrity Bungard and Callie Cunningham.   More...

Ruffsdale man charged with attempted homicide

A Ruffsdale man is charged with attempted homicide after police said he fired a shotgun at a man after an alleged drug deal.  On Thursday evening, Michael Alan Hinerman, 42, took $100 for Xanax from a man at Hinerman’s McCune Road residenc More...

Westmoreland County launches CodeRED on tornado anniversary

Emergencies can happen at any time, and the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety (WCDPS) wants the public to be prepared.  “We believe in trying to find different ways to reach out and make sure the public is prepared for any e More...

4-year-old boy injured in accident

A 4-year-old Connellsville boy rode his bicycle off a sidewalk and into the side of a vehicle Sunday night near the intersection of Johnson Avenue and West Fayette Street, city police said. More...

Obituaries

EvaBelle Christner

Formerly of Scottdale

EvaBelle Christner, 92, of Monaca, formerly of Scottdale, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018, in the Providence Care Center, Beaver Falls.  EvaBelle was born Dec. More...

Robert Dulla Jr.

Formerly of Scottdale

Robert Dulla Jr., 52, formerly of Scottdale and Brownsville, passed away May 24, 2018.  He was born Sept. 11, 1965, in Brownsville, a son of the late Robert Dulla Sr. and Marian “Tootie” (Kvortek) Dulla, who survives.  More...

Frances K. Fulton

White

Frances Kay Fulton, 70, of White, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, in the Select Specialty Hospital at Latrobe Hospital.  She was born May 18, 1948, in White, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Eutsey Etling.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord; and shall glorify your name. For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone.” (Psalms 86:9-10 AKJV)  That day is getting closer. More...

Adding weight-lifting regimen as we age improves overall health

Dear Doctor: I retired from a demanding desk job last year and, at age 65, have had to face the facts –– I have become sedentary and need to lose at least 20 pounds. My wife is helping me out with a more healthful diet. More...

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ coming to Porter Theatre

The Connellsville Community Center will present “The Marvelous Wonderettes” Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, in the Edwin S. Porter Theatre. The musical will feature the sounds of the 1950s and ‘60s. More...

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