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July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

UPMC Horizon outlines rolling with the changes

Eschewing statistics and operational results from 2014, UPMC Horizon President Don Owrey’s annual public remarks Tuesday focused on how the hospital system plans to change with the county’s healthcare system. More...

Special Sections

Commentary

After Arizona fiasco, back to the future for death penalty?

The surreal national debate over the death penalty reached a climax of sorts July 23 in a prison execution chamber in Florence, Ariz. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Some just don’t want to hear the truth of the border crisis

If political courage ever has been displayed in abundance, that certainly is not the case these days. More...

Sports

The decider

RB Bell looking for a more decisive, productive season

LATROBE — Le'Veon Bell kept watching the tape over and over, equal parts pleased and puzzled by what he saw. More...

Huskers’ Pelini: National Signing Day needs to go

Nebraska coach says move would promote integrity

CHICAGO — If Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his way, National Signing Day would be a thing of the past. And the result would be an improved recruiting process. More...

Cleveland’s Gordon hires an attorney

Browns WR faces suspension at NFL hearing this week

BEREA, Ohio — Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. More...

ONE-MAN BAND

Ira Whitney plays “Amazing Grace” at the weekly “Gospel on the Greens” Tuesday at Central Park, Greenville. More...

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. More...

U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. More...

News

Conneaut Lake receives $1M grant to boost business, tourism

CONNEAUT LAKE — The federal government is granting the Borough of Conneaut Lake $1 million to help boost its business and tourism capacity, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Commerce. More...

Only a sprinkle, but enough for Pa. town Rain Day

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s just a sprinkle, but it counts enough for people in Waynesburg to celebrate Rain Day. More...

Youngstown Area Concert Band to perform in Mercer Friday

MERCER — Friday, the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band, under the baton of Joseph Pellergini, will perform the seventh concert of the 2014 Mercer Summer Music Series on the historic Mercer County Courthouse Square. More...

Obituaries

Harry A. Bennett

Harry A. Bennett, 89, peacefully passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Rolling Fields Elder Care Nursing Home in Conneautville, Pa., where he resided for the past year. Prior to Rolling Fields, Harry lived in Greenville and Hadley. More...

John R. Halford

John R. “Jack” Halford, 78, of 923 Indiana Ave., Farrell, and formerly of Greenville, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Greenville on Sept. 13, 1935, to Raymond and Margaret Halford. More...

Daniel L. Hall

Daniel L. Hall, 51, of 2589 West Lake Road, West Shenango Township, Crawford County, Jamestown, passed away at 7:26 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the emergency room of St. More...

Community

Dr. Victor Colaiaco reflects on career as physician: ‘It’s about relationships’

TIMELESS TRIBUTE

The more Timeless Tributes that I write, the more I become convinced that a lot of successful people have a hunch or an insight into what they would like to do with their lives and then develop an action plan to accomplish that goal. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Recycling Saturday in Fredonia FREDONIA — Fredonia area recycling will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the old hardware store on Water Street. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Tanner Lowers, son of Michael Lowers and Dana DeCarmen of Fredonia, celebrated his third birthday July 26, 2014. He has one sibling, Jordan DeCarmen, 11. Grandparents are Kathy and Gary Lowers, and Dave and Joann De- Carmen, all of Transfer. More...