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COVID-19 UPDATES

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State Health Department to text those who didn't get second vaccine doses

The state Department of Health will launch a text messaging campaign next week to remind the partially vaccinated against COVID-19 to get the required second dose. Read more

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Fayette County Fair returns at full capacity

The Fayette County Fair is back and at full capacity with food trucks, sales tents, exhibitions and shows. Read more

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Veterinarians impacted by pandemic, labor shortage

With more people adopting pets during the pandemic and staffing issues, area veterinarians are being stretched thin and are overwhelmed with clients. Read more

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4-H club members eager for Fayette County Fair

Fayette County 4-H members are excited to show off their projects at the upcoming Fayette County fair, especially since it was cancelled last year. Read more

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Sports

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Staying alive: Mitch's Bail Bonds forces Game 5 with 2-1 win

CHARLEROI -- Masontown traveled to Charleroi last summer with the chance to close out the Fayette County Baseball League championship, but Mitch's Bail Bonds extended the series with a contentious 4-3 victory. Read more

Monessen athletics get green light from WPIAL

After serving three years of a five-year probation, the Monessen School District athletic program had the final two years of the trial period dismissed last week by the WPIAL’s board of directors. Read more

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Faneca set tone for Steelers' O-line on way to Hall of Fame

Alan Faneca cracked open a fresh notebook at the start of each of his 13 NFL seasons and diligently filled it throughout the year with anyt… Read more

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Obituaries

William Jerome Carr

Jerry "Konko" Carr, 80, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Read more

Donna L. Lough

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Anna Mae Smyksy

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Charles P. Tucker

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Mary Catherine Malaspina Matis

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Entertainment

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Penn State Fayette students receive grants

Quentin Hales and Tara Lyons, students of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, were among the fifty-four Penn State students awarded 2021… Read more

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Penn State Fayette retirement

Cheryl Tkacs, instructional designer, has retired from Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus after fifteen years of service. In her positio… Read more

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Penn State Fayette students take part in mentorship program

A cohort of three students from Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, completed the second-annual mentorship program at the Fayette Launch… Read more

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Opinion

Breakthrough needed to fight Delta variant

Americans – as well as other people in nations around the world – are being bombarded almost daily with updates about the highly transmissible coronavirus Delta variant. Read more

A message from Mr. COVID-19

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Accepting defeat in Afghanistan a terrible choice

Talking to reporters on July 2, President Biden was pressed about the sudden, embarrassing evacuation of our air base in Afghanistan and widespread predictions the Afghan government would fall quickly to the Taliban. The president testily replied: "I want to talk about happy things, man." Read more

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