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October 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Westmoreland County Parks to celebrate landmark giant slide

Westmoreland County Parks will celebrate the landmark giant slide at Mammoth Park from noon until 4 p.m. on Nov. 4.  The event will be a celebration of the park favorite, as well as a new beginning. More...

News

Southmoreland schools participate in Halloween Candy Give-Back Program

Taking candy from kids sounds cruel, but in this case, it’s all for a good cause and keeps unwanted Halloween candy from sitting in a dish until December.  Southmoreland primary, elementary and middle schools will all be participating in t More...

Trump signs new sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions against Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist group behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings.  More...

Northern Marianas slammed by typhoon

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands braced Thursday for months without electricity or running water after the islands were slammed with the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S. this year.  More...

Opinion

New tool should speed up blight fight

(AP) –– Erie’s decline registers in the big numbers –– thousands of jobs and people siphoned away; persistent, lagging unemployment and wage rates.  It also declares itself in the little things: weedy, unkempt lawns More...

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As deficit balloons, wasteful spending continues

WASHINGTON –– Voters go to the polls next month to send members of Congress their own report card about the way our lawmakers are running our country. And it’s not going to be a pretty picture. More...

Sports

Frazier knocks off Hopewell, 3-1

The Frazier volleyball team has its sights set on a deep run in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. However, taking that first step toward a title was anything but easy.  More...

Rebels defeat Scotties, 3-1

It’s been said that defense wins games, and that was certainly true in Thursday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round volleyball playoff match between Southmoreland and Seton LaSalle. More...

Vikings boys fall, 4-1

Quaker Valley got off to a strong start in the first half of Thursday’s WPIAL Class AA second-round boys soccer game at Seneca Valley High School, eliminating Mt. More...

Mt. Pleasant Library to participate in events

The Mt. Pleasant Library and Norvelt Historical Society are teaming up for an author discussion Nov. More...

City man held for trial in alleged assault

A Connellsville man barged into her apartment in August and assaulted her, a woman testified during a preliminary hearing on Thursday.  Kylee Wombacker accused Alan Kerry McCutcheon Jr., 25, of first attacking her roommate, then herself, in the More...

Obituaries

Lois M. Beatty

Connellsville

Lois M. Ritenour Beatty, 79, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at her home.  She was born Dec. 24, 1938, in New Stanton, a daughter of the late Frank and Martha Ritenour.  More...

Peter M. Casini

South Connellsville

Peter M. “Pete” Casini, 72, of South Connellsville, passed away Oct. 24, 2018.  He was born Dec. 23, 1945, in Scottdale, a son of the late Amerigo (Mid) and Eva Jean (Thomas) Casini.  More...

Margaret DiRisio

Uniontown

Margaret DiRisio, 99, of Uniontown, formerly of Fairport, N.Y., died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at her residence at Beechwood Court, Uniontown.  She was born Aug. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: ‘Mid90s’ is a nostalgia trip without a destination

A year after Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” comes another actor turned-director’s memory-inspired California-set comingof age tale from the boutique film studio A24.  More...

Review: ‘Johnny English’ sequel is an ode to low-tech charm

There’s nothing really new or fresh or bold in “Johnny English Strikes Again,” the third installment of Rowan Atkinson’s bumbling-spy saga/James Bond spoof.  More...

Review: Ty Segall’s ‘Fudge Sandwich’ is full of fun covers

Ty Segall, “Fudge Sandwich” (In the Red)  More...

Lifestyles

Church News

Alpha meetings ongoing More...

Fay-West Calendar

Fudge sold An All About Fudge sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today in the main lobby of Excela Square at Frick, 508 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant. Craft shows scheduled More...

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