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June 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council announces various schedules

The changes to waste and recycling collection in Mt. Pleasant Borough are here.  Pickup for waste and recycling has moved from Tuesday to Wednesday, with recycling collection based on a biweekly system.  More...

News

Storm water fix will not work in Mt. Pleasant Borough

The subdivided property the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association hoped to sell to the borough won’t really work as a storm water fix council had hoped for.  More...

Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. More...

Judge sets hearing on Manafort witness tampering allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge will weigh whether to jail former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort while he awaits trial after prosecutors accused him of making several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his criminal case.  More...

Opinion

Congress should increase funding for Alzheimer’s research

Letter to the Editor

Dear Neighbors,  More...

Texas governor praised for combatting school violence

(AP) –– Gov. Greg Abbott deserves a lot of praise for developing such an in-depth proposal to better protect Texas school children less than two weeks after the deadly shooting spree at Santa Fe High School.  More...

Novelist Philip Roth’s death shocking

(AP) –– The recent death of Philip Roth, America’s greatest living novelist, came as a shock. Although he was 85, and had written movingly of his failing health, the strength of his voice never faltered. More...

Sports

Scotties, Vikings embracing challenges ahead

There wasn’t a huge celebration by the Southmoreland softball team following Monday’s 10-7 victory over Central in the first round of the PIAA Class 3A playoffs. It wasn’t that the Scotties weren’t excited about the win. More...

Steelers place OL Hawkins, TE McGee on IR

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins and tight end Jake McGee on injured reserve after they were hurt during organized team activities last week. More...

Mill Run, Mitch’s tie, 10-10

Mitch’s Bail Bonds overcame an early nine-run deficit to salvage a 10-10 tie with Mill Run Tuesday in Fayette County Baseball League Play at Vets Field in Charleroi. More...

Man accused of shooting disabled motorist

A Springfield Township man fired a .22-caliber handgun earlier this month at a 32-year-old man, striking him in the right buttock as he tried to get away, state police at Uniontown said.  More...

Ex-worker files amended complaint against Fayette County

A former Fayette County director of public works is accusing the county commissioners of undertaking “a course of conduct to harass and discriminate” against him as part of efforts to fire him.  More...

Kids can enjoy swimming, outdoor fun at Laurelville summer camp

Days spent languishing in the sunshine and swimming in a pool might sound like a dream for many kids who like to enjoy their summer vacation.  But youths 5 through 12 can actually enjoy a week filled with outdoor fun when they attend the summer More...

Obituaries

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...

James E. Nahar

Dunbar

James Edward Nahar, 78, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, June 4, 2018, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born June 28, 1939, in the Dunbar Mountains, the son of James and Martha (Hall) McKnight. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6 AKJV)  Have faith in God. More...

Further study needed on magnesium, kidney stone formation

Dear Doctor: Can patients with chronic kidney stones reduce their likelihood of problems by adding daily magnesium to their diet? 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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