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August 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville seeks CDBG input from public

Public input is being sought as to how Connellsville should spend its 2018 Community Development Block Grant funds.  The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority will hold a public hearing on the matter at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. More...

F.C. prison staff members stop attempted suicide in lockup

Fayette County Prison staff stopped a female inmate who attempted suicide in the lockup on Tuesday, a county commissioner confirmed.  “It was prevented by the guards who were making their rounds,” said Vince Vicites, chairman of the More...

News

Dawson Grange Community Fair continues through Saturday

The Dawson Grange Community Fair continues through Saturday with contests, tractor pulls, performances and more weekday evenings.  Wednesday, Aug. More...

Trump to impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will go ahead with imposing 25 percent tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports. Customs officials will begin collecting the border tax Aug. More...

Iran weighs response as U.S. sanctions bite

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone’s mind remained: What happens now?  More...

Opinion

EPA proposed fuel standards leave our kids with nothing but problems

(AP) –– Climate change and all its troubles –– wildfires, droughts, flash floods and extreme storms –– once were a matter of theory.  Now they’re playing out in real time.  More...

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After bad month, 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

Bittner headed to PS-Fayette

Mt. Pleasant wrestler Doug Bittner (seated, center) will continue his academic and athletic careers this fall at Penn State Fayette. More...

SHS cross country a small but hopeful squad

The Southmoreland cross country team is dealing with a small roster as it prepares for the fall season, with only 11 runners currently on the list. More...

NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch looking to dominate playoffs

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch hopes his latest dominant NASCAR season lasts one race longer than his previous two years.  More...

City woman pleads guilty in mother’s death

A Connellsville woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with the death of her mother in 2015.  Lisa Nelson, 35, will serve three to six years in prison as part of a plea agreement she reached with the More...

Police: Man threatens to burn down house

A Connellsville man threatened to burn down a home during a domestic argument on Saturday, state police at Uniontown said.  Dennis J. More...

Police seek public’s help in finding suspect

State police at Uniontown are asking for the public’s help in finding a North Carolina man who is accused of assaulting his girlfriend’s father in April.  Authorities issued a release on Tuesday seeking information from the public ab More...

Obituaries

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...

Rachel M. Pierce

Formerly of Dunbar Township

Rachel Marie Pierce, 95, passed away on Jan. 3, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.  She was born in Dunbar Township on Feb. 13, 1922, to the late George and Esther Pritts Flydell.  More...

Deborah L. Johnston

Vanderbilt

Deborah Lee Johnston, 65, of Vanderbilt, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, Aug. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 8-0 Night: 6-7  Pick 3 Day: 4-9-7 Night: 0-3-8  Pick 4 Day: 3-1-8-6 Night: 6-3-2-7  Pick 5 Day: 0-0-0-4-8 Night: 2-8-5-0-9  Wild Day: 8 Night: 4   More...

Do Just One Thing

If you have annoying houseflies and fruit flies zipping around your kitchen, avoid the temptation to grab a chemical spray, hang glue traps or even swat them with your hands. More...

Lifestyles

Consider getting most of your ‘eye vitamins’ from your diet

Dear Doctor: Do “eye vitamins” have any benefit at all? I know a lot of seniors who believe in them, but I’m skeptical.  More...

Church News

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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...

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