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August 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

U.S. says driving would be riskier if fuel standards get tougher

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards.  More...

Courts news reported

Man pleads guilty in death   A Uniontown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree murder and was sentenced to served state prison time.  More...

Prosecutors: Manafort believed he was above law

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. More...

Arts and Entertainment

SUDOKU

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 8-0 Night: 5-0  Pick 3 Day: 2-3-3 Night: 4-4-0  Pick 4 Day: 9-8-4-9 Night: 9-8-5-2  Pick 5 Day: 5-8-7-9-4 Night: 5-9-5-0-1  Wild Day: 2 Night: 8   More...

Do Just One Thing

Whether you’re frying an egg or sauteing vegetables, it matters what size pan you use on your cooktop. If you’re using a smaller pan on a larger burner, you’re wasting heat and throwing money away. More...

Lifestyles

Patient claims severe foot cramps relieved by Mucinex

Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with COPD and prescribed two inhalers and two nebulizers, only to quickly develop severe cramps in my feet. I noticed, however, that when I take Mucinex (guaifenesin), the foot cramps disappeared completely. More...

Church News

Scholarships offered   Conn-Area Catholic School is awarding tuition scholarships provided by the Amerikohl Mining Corp. Scholarships are now available to new and/or transfer students entering kindergarten through sixth grade.  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Camp continues   More...

Restaurants led way for city’s business development in 2018

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the corrected version of a story that was published in the July 31 edition.)   Restaurants, particularly those catering to local tourism, led the way for Connellsville’s business development in the past year a More...

F.C. Fair’s pig races feature ‘Jurassic Pork’ theme this year

Pig racing has been a staple at the Fayette County Fair for the past 30 years and this year is no exception.  Jill Matiyasic, who has coordinated the pig races for the past 15 years, said the races are always popular. More...

Obituaries

Patricia B. Porterfield

Normalville

Patricia B. “Preasie” Porterfield, 92, of Normalville, died Sunday, July 29, 2018, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Marianna, a daughter of the late Mildred Nickles Heinbaugh.  More...

Robert L. Reese Jr.

Normalville

Robert Lee Reese Jr., 53, of Normalville, died Monday July 30, 2018.  He was born March 14, 1965, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Ella Nicholson Reese of Normalville and the late Robert Lee Reese.  More...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

An ounce of prevention

Dear Editor,  Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” How many times did your mother warn you with that very statement?  More...

Political Cartoon

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GOP midterm fear rises

From time to time, I’ve been catching up with a Republican strategist who is trying to help the GOP keep control of the House in this November’s midterm elections. More...

Sports

McKnights share bond as umpires

When Toby McKnight was 16 years old, he wanted to make a little extra money, so he began calling games as an umpire in the Connellsville Little League. More...

With Le’Veon Bell away, Steeler running backs get extra work

LATROBE (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner knows what to expect.  Two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is skipping training camp at St. More...

Pirates bolster pitching staff, acquire Archer, Kela at trade deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The surging Pittsburgh Pirates are intent on making a run at a playoff spot.  The Pirates bolstered the front end of their rotation at the non-waiver deadline on Tuesday, adding Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer while sendin More...

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