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August 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority unveils new app

The future is now when it comes to shopping in Mt. Pleasant.  The Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority unveiled the Shop MP app in May, and BDA president Ed Christofano said the app is helping to enhance the business experience in Mt. More...

News

Jacobs Creek to hold second annual Headwaters Party

For the second annual Headwaters Party, the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association is jumping in with both feet.  “Last year we stepped into the water,” JCWA executive director Annie Quinn said. More...

Sen. Stefano to host ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meetings this week

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Mt. Pleasant Library offers technology, smartphone classes

Technology can be intimidating, but the Mt. Pleasant Library wants to help.  Five new computer classes will be held in August and September through the Friends of the Mt. More...

Opinion

Trump’s wall funding should not cause government shutdown

(AP) –– Congress is right to push back on president’s irrational demand.  In issuing his threat to shut down the federal government this fall if Congress doesn’t cough up funds for his proposed border wall between Mexico More...

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A blessed event and example

“Adoption is a beautiful thing. But it is also a terrifying thing. It is a maddening thing. It is a mystifying thing.” Emily Stimpson Chapman was writing about the woman who would make her dream of being a mother come true.  More...

Sports

Football heat week begins

The sounds of helmets and shoulder pads colliding could be heard on Monday morning as football teams across the state engaged in the first day of heat acclimatization practices.  More...

Thunder win title

The Connellsville Thunder 12U baseball team won the silver division championship at the week-long LeConte Tournament at The Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. More...

Heat serves as muggy reminder of the final PGA in August

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The PGA Championship finally found its identity. It’s the one major where players are allowed to practice in shorts.  They might not need to next year.  More...

City dismissed as defendant in Reese-based suit

A U.S. magistrate judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Connellsville by a man who questioned his arrest by former city police officer Ryan Reese.  On Friday, Lisa Pupo Lenihan granted the city’s request to dismiss Anthony K. More...

Man in officer-involved shooting sues Pennsylvania state troopers

A man who was wounded in June in an officer-involved shooting has sued two unnamed state troopers in federal court in Pittsburgh, claiming he was shot for no justified reason.  More...

Scottdale man alleges he lost job because of his age

A Scottdale man has sued Westmoreland County Community College, claiming the college began a “younging up” policy that resulted in him and other older employees being replaced unjustly by younger people.  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...

John Housel

Normalville

John “Rat” Housel, 54, of Normalville, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.  Rat loved his family and friends. He loved listening to rock music and his dog, Lula Bell.  He was born Oct. More...

Howard L. Burkholder

Mt. Pleasant

Howard L. Burkholder, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Laurelville, a son of the late Irvin and Lida Davis Burkholder.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

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Do Just One Thing

Tired of snails and slugs eating all of the flowers, herbs and vegetables in your garden? Instead of using chemicals and traps, get cracking with eggs instead. When you scatter eggshells around the base of a plant, they do two things. More...

Lifestyles

Readers follow up with questions regarding past columns

Hello, dear readers, and happy summer! We hope you’re getting a chance to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather. Here at Ask the Doctors headquarters, our mailboxes continue to overflow. Let’s dive in.  More...

Church News

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Fay-West Calendar

Camp continues   More...

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