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February 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Planning, planting begin months ahead for farmers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spring may be weeks away, but Westmoreland County farmers already are sowing the seeds for summer success.  Paul Sarver, 55, owner of Sarver Hill Farms in Hempfield Township, is seeing sprouts of his customers’ favo More...

Ligonier looks back on its role in iconic movie ‘Slap Shot’

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — Former Ligonier Mayor Chick Cicconi was a bit star-struck one morning 40 years ago when Art Newman, brother of Hollywood legend Paul Newman, walked into his office in town hall.  More...

Candidate off ballot for not using enough water

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Obituaries

SERVICES

REDFOOT — Raymond Carl, age 85, of Millcreek Township, Erie. Friends are invited to call at Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 169 Second St., Fredonia, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Robert M. ‘Robbie’ George

Robert M. “Robbie” George, age 63, of 110 Fredonia Road, Hempfield Township, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. More...

Community

Mercer speech team places second at West Allegheny Invitational

Fifteen speakers bring home awards

The Mercer High School Speech Team made its final invitational tournament appearance of the regular season prior to the start of three weeks of state and national qualifying competition Feb. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Skylar Woods, daughter of Cory Woods and Vikki Crawford of West Salem Township, will celebrate her second birthday Sunday, Feb. More...

BIRTH

The Birth Place at UPMC Horizon   Bristol Lynnell Johnson, daughter of Michael and Megan (Heathcote) Johnson, was born Feb. 22, 2017.  She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.  She has one brother, Cameron, 17.  More...

Dancu marks 107 years of clean living

WEST SALEM TOWNSHIP — For Mary Dancu, living a clean life — not smoking, drinking or swearing — partnered with working hard has set her up for a long life.  Dancu, surrounded by her family, marked her 107th birthday during a lu More...

 

 

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Governor’s budget strikes better tone but doesn’t add up

When I sat down at my desk on the House floor for the governor’s budget address on Feb. 7, I was rather surprised.  More...

WORLD ALMANAC DATA BANK

Today is the 56th day of 2017 and the 67th day of winter.  TODAY’S HISTORY   In 1836, Samuel Colt received the patent for his revolving cylinder pistol.  In 1901, J.P. More...

Sports

Trojans march on

Greenville breaks the slump in second half, beats Mercyhurst 50-44

MEADVILLE — Two weeks ago, the Greenville Trojans were 20-0, and favorites to win the district tournament. But then they lost point guard Ethan Reiser, then their first game, and then a second. More...

Reynolds, Greenville lead after day one of District 10 meet

SHARON — Reynolds and Greenville sit atop the team standings after day one of the District 10 tournament, and all six local programs have at least one competitior still in the hunt for a district championship going into today.  More...

Sailors fall to Hounds in quarterfinals

FARRELL — The Lakeview Sailors were only outscored 51-48 over the final three quarters Friday against Wilmington, but it was the Sailors’ slow start that out them in a hole early. More...