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Happy Father’s Day, Dad. It’s been four years since you’ve been gone. Although it seems like yesterday we were enjoying a beverage and having a conversation about life on the phone.

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Like many of my neighbors and fellow residents of western Pennsylvania, I continue to be dismayed by the ongoing situation between UPMC and Highmark.

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It is tempting for normal people to ignore our president when he starts ranting about treason and corruption at the FBI. I understand the temptation. I'm the object of many of his rants, and even I try to ignore him.

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Summer is upon us. You know how I know? Proms were just held and graduations are right around the corner. Oh, and the weather — for the most part — has been pretty good and will only get better from here on out.

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As Americans observe Earth Day on April 22, let’s take a moment to reflect on the power of the grassroots movement behind that first celebration in 1970, which led to dramatic changes that improved the quality of our lives through cleaner air and water.

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Nestled in a small patch of forest in Neshannock Township a building is situated back from the roadway. And it just became $100,000 richer this week.Hess Ice Rink was named the winner of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s “Renovate the Rink” contest, and will soon begin a transformation pr…

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The news media are taking quite a bruising these days. Politicians, including the current occupant of the White House, revel in bashing reporters, newspapers, television and cable networks, Internet news outlets and just about anyone else who dares to shed light or comment on the workings of…

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When President Theodore Roosevelt recommended that politicians should “speak softly and carry a big stick — you will go far,” he was offering wise advice that seems to have been forgotten just over a century later.

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Washington has become a mad political war zone. Republicans and Democrats are responsible, tossing partisan grenades at each other on nearly every issue, including the role of the press in our democracy.

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The U.S., Canada and Mexico deal to scrap NAFTA and replace it with a new trade accord narrowly met a self-imposed deadline for consensus.

Obituaries

Jessie M. Streb, 83, of New Castle died June 16, 2019. There are no calling hours. Arrangements by Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home S. Mill St. Online condolences may be offered at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.

Milton F. Hogue, 61, of 505 Continental Lane, New Castle, passed away the afternoon of June 14, 2019, at his residence. Milton was born on July 3, 1957, to the late Lawrence Hogue and Patricia Norman Lyskowka. Milton worked as a laborer for the Poland Concrete Company in the fabrication divi…

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