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September 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland cuts felt as year starts

The aftershock of budget cuts implemented by the board of school directors in Southmoreland School District is still being felt.  During Thursday’s school board meeting, Southmoreland High School teacher Larry Ansell expressed concern over More...

News

DA: No evidence found in accusations against former Harrisburg bishop

The Dauphin County District Attorney has found no evidence of wrongdoing against Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades during his time in Harrisburg.  The case is regarded as closed according to a release from Dauphin County District Attorney Francis T. More...

Ferocious typhoon slams into Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the country’s northeastern coast early Saturday, with witnesses saying the storm’s ferocious wind and blinding rain ripped off tin roof sheets and knocked out power at the More...

N. Korea calls Sony, Wannacry hack charges smear campaign

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea strongly denied claims by the United States that a computer programmer working for the North Korean government was involved in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and the spread of the Wanna- Cry ra More...

Opinion

Just engage the debate

(AP) – Former President Barack Obama came off the sidelines Friday to criticize the actions of his successor, President Donald Trump, and to bolster the chances that that his party, the Democrats, will take control of Congress in November.  More...

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The lost art of dating

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Meet the dating czar.  She’s Kerry Cronin, the associate director of the Lonergan Institute, a philosophy and theology research center at Boston College, and she’s concerned about your social skills.  More...

Sports

Falcons roll past Mustangs, 30-6

Following a pair of deflating losses, the Connellsville football team looked like a completely different group during Friday’s Section 2-(5A) home game against Plum.  The Falcons played well on both sides of the ball and the result was a c More...

Bulldogs beat up Scotties

It took them a while to get the engine running as smoothly as normal, but once the Beth-Center Bulldogs hit that extra gear, there was no stopping them.  Just ask Southmoreland football coach Dave Keefer.  Keefer’s Scotties were on th More...

Cougars clamp Commodores

The firepower and weapons of the Charleroi offense were on full display Friday at Myron Pottios Stadium.  After a Frazier drive chewed up nearly half of the first quarter, the Cougars needed only one play to score and the rout was on from there More...

Fayette EMS sends teams to S.C. to aid with hurricane response

Two ambulance crews from Fayette EMS are now stationed at the airport in Spartansburg, S.C. to help with whatever Hurricane Florence dishes out.  More...

Mt. Pleasant man charged with home improvement fraud

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More Than Sad: Pitt Greensburg to host suicide prevention program for parents

Understanding warning signs of suicide and the ways to get help are much like learning CPR.  More...

Southmoreland grad compiles book of columns highlighting farmers

Bill Croushore Jr. just wanted to let people know about farmers and what they do.  So the Somerset-based veterinarian began writing weekly columns for the local newspaper (The Somerset Daily American) about that very subject. More...

Obituaries

Lorraine M. Miner

Connellsville

Lorraine Mae Stark Miner passed into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday evening, Sept. More...

James J. Smith

Bullskin Township

James Joseph “JJ” Smith, 69, of Bullskin Township, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at home. He was born Oct. 6, 1948, in Brackenridge, a son of the late Virgil G. and Mabel Anna (Mueller) Smith. More...

Ira W. Murphy Jr.

Dawson

Ira Wade Murphy Jr., 61, of Dawson, passed away at 9:15 p m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Uniontown Hospital.  He was born April 27, 1957, in Connellsville, a son of the late Ira Wade Murphy Sr. and Ruth Ellen Liston Murphy.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

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

Do Just One Thing

Here’s another reason to quit drinking bottled water: It’s often laced with plastic particles. Scientists recently tested a variety of national-brand bottled waters and found that 93 percent of them were contaminated with plastic. More...

Lifestyles

School Menus

Lunch menus for the week of Sept. More...

Church News

Rummage buildings open   The rummage buildings at Fairview Church of God, Route 982 between Laurelville and Kecksburg, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon every Friday through October. More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Sept. 17:  Connellsville  Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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