August 2017

A volunteer loads sand bags on a pallet as others fill them for resident distribution, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, La. (AP)

Harvey makes landfall, again

HOUSTON (AP) — Five days after Harvey first made landfall as the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 13 years, the now-tropical storm is…


Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Chicago. (AP)

Cubs beat Pirates 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — By his own admission, Jake Arrieta, wasn’t at his best Tuesday night. He still was good enough. Arrieta continued his dominant second…



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Recent Deaths 8/30/17

Barbara Dent Snedegar, 92, of McLean, Virginia, died Aug. 23, 2017. Shirley Confer, 82, of Stow, Ohio, died Aug. 26, 2017. William J. Smerkar, 83, of…



Skor

Pet of the day 8/29/17

Name: Skor Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Age: 6 months Gender: Male Size: Small Color: Black/ Beige Declawed: No House-trained: Yes Adoption Price: $50.00 Skor can…


This Aug. 17, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows a plum clafoutis in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Plum clafoutis

Servings: 10 Start to finish: 40 minutes (Active time: 10 minutes) 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking…


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Thank you for your cooperation

This week brought a very cooperative ruby-throated hummingbird who stuck around for several photo opportunities. It would appear that the speedy bird is a juvenile male ruby-throated…





PIttsburgh's Jordy Mercer (right) is congratulated on his home run.

Cubbies blast past Buccos

CHICAGO (TNS) – The Pirates were already one of the worst offensive teams against left-handed pitchers this season. Their performance against Mike Montgomery on Monday…



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Recent Deaths 8/29/17

William “Bill” Tobin, 70, of Garland Texas, formerly of Oil City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Sarah A. Courtney, 76, of President Township, died…






Sammy

Pet of the day 8/28/17

Sammy is a 16 month old male Chiweenie that was surrendered to the rescue center by his owner. Sammy is reportedly partially house broken, is…