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November 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Presidency faces high stakes in midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. More...

Longtime leader of ACLU’s S. California chapter dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramona Ripston, a longtime activist who built up the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California into a major organization, has died. More...

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of styles and won two Grammys, has died at age 49, his manager said Saturday.  Hargrove died in New York on Friday of c More...

Opinion

The government has no right to define who we are

(AP) –– A report earlier this month that the Trump administration is moving toward a strict definition about what defines a person’s gender should be unsettling, not just for members of the LGBTQ community, whom it clearly targets, More...

Only 36 percent of Americans would pass citizenship test

(AP) –– A survey by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, released earlier this month, produced sobering results: Only 36 percent of Americans would be able to pass the citizenship test that is given to immigrants. More...

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Sports

Frazier volleyball team falls in title match

All season long, the Frazier volleyball team overcame just about every challenge presented to it. More...

Steelers defeat Ravens, 23-16

BALTIMORE (AP) — Going up against the NFL’s top-ranked defense, Ben Roethlisberger showed his versatility, grit and ability to bounce back from injury. More...

Killinger, Kopich compete in state cross country finals

Uniontown senior Sam Killinger ended his high school cross country career by finishing 56th overall in the boys Class AA race at the PIAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey. More...

Students say they are excited to represent Southmoreland

Kaelei Whitlatch and Dylan Opalinski each admit they’re excited by the role they will get to play throughout the school year as the student representatives to the Southmoreland School Board.  More...

Mt. Pleasant woman to celebrate 100th birthday with party

There is a party for Claudia Stahl’s 100th birthday, and there’s an open invitation.  The party is planned for 2-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant, which also is known as the Town Clock Church, 645 W. More...

Obituaries

Paul E. Mays

CONNELLSVILLE

Paul E. Mays, 81, of Springfield Pike, Connellsville, went to be with his Lord Nov. 1, 2018.  He was born Oct. 6, 1937 a son of the late Robert F. More...

Eleanor L. Polyblank

SCOTTDALE

Eleanor L. Polyblank, 94, of Scottdale, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.  She was born Nov. 25, 1923 in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of the late Harry and Goldine (Hart) Lechliter.  Mrs. More...

Joseph P. Zozula

SCOTTDALE

Joseph Peter Zozula, “Joe,” 82, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Hillside Estates, Connellsville, surrounded by his loving family. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sudoku

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Pennsylvania Lottery

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Art & Literature Trivia

What is the first name of the fictional character “Miss Marple”?  a. Jane b. Sarah c. Elizabeth d. Louise  Answer: a. More...

Lifestyles

Meningitis vaccine can be a lifesaver

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: My son is headed for college, and I’ve heard he should get the meningitis vaccine. Our doctor didn’t recommend it, so I figured he’d be fine without it. Is the vaccine really that important?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Library events listed  Dunbar Community Library is selling raffle tickets for a Christmas shopping spree. The winning number will be determined by the Pa. Lottery’s evening Pick 3 on Nov. More...

Church News

Alpha meetings ongoing More...

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