All Stories All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2013 Arizona’s Peterson says he has $70-million deal PHOENIX (AP) – Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:38:00 EST Pitching carries Pirates past Giants SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Tuesday night. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:35:00 EST Rebellion game lost in translation One of the weaknesses of the Pennsylvania Rebellion in its inaugural season of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league has been an inability to score runs. They have scored just 76, last in the four-team league. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:20:00 EST Beachum settles at left tackle for Steelers LATROBE – Entering the 2013 season, Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum was viewed as a jack-of-all-trades. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:19:00 EST Rain Day reaches far beyond Greene WAYNESBURG – Tuesday, on what turned out to be a brisk Rain Day morning, special events commission volunteers; Melody Longstreth, Michelle King and Athena Bowman were busy going over last minute details. Only one thing was completely out of their control. After the months of planning for this 2014 Rain Day celebration, would it rain? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:06:00 EST Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams CHICAGO – As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:00 EST Pelini: Get rid of Signing Day CHICAGO – If Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his way, National Signing Day would be a thing of the past. And the result would be an improved recruiting process. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:04:00 EST NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules CHICAGO – The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:03:00 EST ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse NEW YORK (AP) – ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:03:00 EST Man facing charges for urinating on Modell’s grave BALTIMORE (AP) – Maryland authorities plan to prosecute a man for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:00 EST McDonald man faces drug charges after son’s arrest A McDonald man faces drug charges after borough police found bottles of marijuana seeds and fertilizer when they went to his home looking for his son, who was wanted in a Greene County burglary. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:59:00 EST U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia WASHINGTON – Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:58:00 EST Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only power plant. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:58:00 EST 2014 Rain Day results 2014 Rain Day results Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:58:00 EST S. Franklin mother faces drug, endangerment charges A South Franklin Township mother faces charges including endangering the welfare of children and possession of heroin after the drug was found at the home with her children inside after she overdosed earlier this month. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:57:00 EST