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Freeport Area middle-schoolers get scientific

Freeport Area Middle School sixth-graders had the opportunity Friday not only listen to a distinguished educational lecturer -- they also had their enthusiasm for science enhanced through experimental observations.  More...

News

Trump inherits a healthy job market, with solid hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has inherited a healthy-looking job market from his predecessor, with the U.S. economy registering a burst of hiring in January and an influx of Americans looking for work.  More...

House GOP’s corporate tax scheme has skeptics in party

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers — other Republicans.  “I’m not very enthused about it,” said Re More...

Republican lawmakers face tough questions on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry constituents confronted Republican lawmakers at separate town halls in California and Florida, fearful of the GOP promise to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law without a comprehensive alternativ More...

Sports

Wolves look to cement place in Heritage Conference

With the addition to the Heritage Conference, the West Shamokin Wolves have not only helped the conference obtain the necessary numbers to have the current playoff format, but also makes the District 6 conference much more formidable. More...

Pats down Falcons for 5th title in franchise history

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history highlighted by an unbelievable Julian Edelman catch that helped lift New England from a 25-point hole against the Atlanta Falcons to the Patriots’ fifth Super Bo More...

With NHL Debut, Rowney Completes Ascension Through Pens System

WILKES-BARRE — When Carter Rowney made his NHL debut this past Tuesday, there were more than a few players in both Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre that tuned in to watch.  At 27, Rowney’s a fair bit older than most players you’ll see More...

County awaits Gov. Wolf’s budget address

Gov. Tom Wolf will present the annual state budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly at the State Capitol in Harrisburg at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7. More...

‘Shattered’ pulls pupils together

Student representatives at Armstrong Junior-Senior High School met recently with local artist Rod Morris to thank him for his donated piece of artwork, “Shattered,” which now hangs in the More...

Obituaries

Vickie S. Barnett

OF KITTANNING

Vickie S. Barnett, 59, of Kittanning, passed away Feb. 4 at Butler Memorial Hospital.  Vickie was born on Nov. More...

Irene M. McLafferty

OF FENELTON

Irene M. McLafferty, 97, of Fenelton passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at her residence while surrounded by her family.  Born March 29, 1919, in Fenelton, Irene was a daughter of the late Richard J. More...

David Faith

OF FORD CITY

David “Tim” Faith, 64, of Ford City died Saturday, Feb. More...

Arts and Entertainment

ON THIS DATE

In 1778, representatives of the United States and France signed an alliance in Paris.  In 1788, Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the sixth U.S. state.   More...

Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 6-7 Night: 9-6  Pick 3 Day: 2-7-8 Night: 8-1-7  Pick 4 Day: 9-5-4-1 Night: 8-5-8-6  Pick 5 Day: 7-4-4-1-2 Night: 7-6-9-7-6  Treasure Hunt: 02-04-14-15-29   More...

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