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August 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Lions and tigers and bears, Oh my!’

The Fayette County Fair ended on Saturday, but not before the tigers commanded attention.  More...

News

Message led to discovery of 11 kids in compound

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A message that people were starving, believed to come from someone inside a makeshift compound in rural northern New Mexico, led to the discovery of 11 children living in filthy conditions.  More...

H.F. ‘Gerry’ Lenfest, former media mogul, philanthropist, dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — H.F. More...

Barry Chuckle of UK comedy duo Chuckle Brothers dies at 73

LONDON (AP) — British children’s entertainer Barry Chuckle, half of sibling duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died at age 73.  Manager Phil Dale said Sunday that Chuckle, whose real name was Barry Elliott, died at home after an illness, More...

Opinion

Development in Alzheimer’s drug research offers glimmer of hope

(AP) –– The news last week about a “promising” development in Alzheimer’s drug research was received by experts and patient advocates with cautious optimism, and the required skepticism.  The last thing anyone needs More...

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ACLU won’t rest until every illegal gets in

After all the wailing about the children streaming across our wide-open, wallless border, there was very little media interest in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday on this very subject. More...

Sports

SHS volleyball looking forward to new season

The season hasn’t even begun yet, and already, there is bad news and good news for the Southmoreland volleyball team.  More...

Matakevich, Bostic battle for starting ILB job with Steelers

LATROBE (AP) — Tyler Matakevich wants to prove he can handle the job. More...

Cardinals nip Pirates, 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Flaherty cruised through six innings, Matt Carpenter hit another homer and the St. More...

Two lucky kids receive bikes at Everson’s summer program

For the fifth year, two lucky kids left the last day of the summer lunch program at Everson’s Centennial Park with a new bike.  More...

Repairing Dunbar Twp. landslide could cost $500,000

By KILEY FISCHER   Dunbar Township’s Hollow Road was described as a shortcut by the township engineer, but getting from one end to the other is difficult because of a landslide and washed-out bridge.  More...

Obituaries

Regina G. Barkley

NORMALVILLE

Regina G. Barkley, 80, of Normalville, died Saturday Aug. 4, 2018 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born Nov. 29, 1937 in Normalville, a daughter of the late John and Grace Witt Bungard.  More...

Robert G. Benson

BULLSKIN TOWNSHIP

Robert G. Benson, 83, of Mt. Pleasant (Bullskin Township) passed away Friday, August 3, 2018.  He was born March 13, 1935 in Connellsville, a son of the late Robert and Mary (Wingrove) Benson.  Robert was a U.S. More...

Ernest L. Doyle

NORMALVILLE

Ernest L. Doyle, 64, of Normalville, passed away on Aug. 1, 2018 in Highlands Hospital.  He was born Aug. 31, 1953 in Kentucky, the son of the late Uley Doyle and stepmother Ella Mullins.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sudoku

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On This Date

Today is Monday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2018. In 1787, the “Great Debate” over the future of the U.S. Constitution began at the Constitutional Convention. In 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Russia and Serbia declared war against Germany. More...

MONDAY’S TV BEST BETS

The Bachelorette 8 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Stretching ca help alleviate pain of plantar fasciitis

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: I recently began running again after a six-year hiatus. My only problem is that my heels hurt after I run –– so much so that I limp for a few minutes the next morning until my body adjusts. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Donations accepted  Connellsville Community Center Thrift Store, 201 E. Fairview Ave., is accepting donations of clothing, household items, and small appliances. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Church News

Scholarships offered  More...

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