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June 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City prepares for festivals

U.S., British and colonial French flags are flying over Memorial Bridge on Route 119 in preparation for the 15th annual Braddock’s Crossing Festival.  More...

News

Rotary Club of Connellsville honors students

The Rotary Club of Connellsville recently honored Connellsville Area Senior High School students of the month. Shown (front row, from left) are Connellsville Rotary Club President Rev. More...

Jacobs Creek hosts river float to open new access ramps

A project that began in 2015 will come to fruition along Jacobs Creek Saturday in Scottdale with the grand opening of the borough’s family friendly river trail.  More...

Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. More...

Opinion

Candidate says ‘No more free ride’ to Harrisburg

Letter to the Editor

Most people have had to work hard for what they have. Nothing was ever been given to most of them. You work for what you get. The free ride to Harrisburg is over. More...

Trump chooses sides

WASHINGTON –– Of all the time Donald Trump has been president, this last week has revealed him more to us than all the midnights we have already struggled through with him. More...

With GOP complicity, Trump tramples Constitution

(AP) –– “As president, I, Donald J. More...

Sports

Entering HOF, Swink reflects on friendships

Beth Swink is no stranger to athletic success or the accolades that come with it. Yet, when she found out that she was chosen to be a part of the 2018 Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame induction class, she felt a bit overwhelmed.  More...

Linebacker Tyler Matakevich ready for starting shot with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Matakevich’s signature red beard is a jagged mess.  All knots and snarls, a series of small mushroom clouds exploding from his jowls.  More...

Johnson, three others share lead after first round of U.S. Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The return to a classic U.S. Open course brought back the kind of scoring that gave this major its reputation.  More...

Uniontown woman pleads no contest in child fentanyl case

A Uniontown woman pleaded no contest this week to charges stemming from a 2017 incident in which police said her infant daughter received a nearly fatal dose of fentanyl.  Crystal Dawn Cumberland, 27, entered the pleas to charges of aggravated a More...

Perryopolis hears concerns about flooding

Carla Margie of Perryopolis has faced tens of thousands of dollars worth of flood damage this year alone.  After flooding in February, Margie moved back into her home at the beginning of June.  More...

Obituaries

Rodney Cavanaugh

Scottdale

Rodney (Jerry) Cavanaugh, 81, of Scottdale, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born Dec. More...

Mary T. Yauger

Connellsville

Mary Thelma (Rayoni) Yauger, 94, of Connellsville, passed away June 13, 2018.  She was born Feb. More...

Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.J. More...

Arts and Entertainment

‘Fun, Fun, Fun:’ Beach Boys team up with Royal Philharmonic

LONDON (AP) — Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys’ “Fun, Fun, Fun” with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  More...

Review: Mystery after mystery builds in ‘The Pharaoh Key’

“The Pharaoh Key” (Grand Central Publishing), by Preston & Child  Gideon Crew as nothing left to lose, so he decides to go out with a bang in “The Pharaoh Key,” Preston & Child’s latest — and supposedl More...

Jurassic World crew reacts to real-world volcanic disasters

HONOLULU (AP) — The lava pours from the ceilings. It explodes from the mountaintop. It creeps, then pours and roars down the mountainside as people frantically try to escape — with dinosaurs chasing after them.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.” (Luke 19:8 AKJV)   More...

Slowly progressing cataracts may not affect vision at first

Dear Doctor: I’m 62, and during my routine eye exam yesterday, the doctor said that I am showing the first signs of cataracts. I know that cataracts develop slowly, but she wants to see me in six months. Does a six-month wait make sense?   More...

Honor Rolls

The following local schools have announced the students who have been named to their respective honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period of the 2017-18 school year. More...

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