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September 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ride Allegheny

Steve Mummey of Mt. Airy, Maryland, was one of more than 100 bicyclists who came through Connellsville on Thursday participating in a 4-day, 310-mile, journey from Pittsburgh, to Gaithersburg, Maryland, raising money for wounded veterans. More...

News

NJ train crash raises many familiar safety issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation into a New Jersey commuter train that hurtled into a station building Thursday raises many familiar issues from other crashes, including whether the tragedy could have been prevented or mitigated if a key saf More...

Clinton struggling to win over the young voters she needs

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — John Morales was interning for Bernie Sanders’ campaign when the longshot Democratic candidate’s hopes started to fade in the spring. That’s when Libertarian Gary Johnson caught his interest. More...

Connellsville to apply for competitive CDBG funds

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority will apply for a competitive CDBG grant to be used to replace the York Avenue Bridge. More...

Opinion

How did Clinton and Trump fare during the first debate?

Another View

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump squared off Monday night at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, in the first presidential debate of 2016. More...

A simple answer to complex problems

Westsylvania

It was a bit of a predicament: I had a 5:30 p.m. meeting appointment but couldn’t get to the repair shop to pick up my car. Briefly, I considered rescheduling then came up with a better idea. More...

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Sports

Falcons fall to Warriors

The Connellsville boys soccer team has had its struggles against top-tier teams in Section 4-AAAA this season, and on Thursday, those struggles continued. More...

Redding qualifies for regionals

Southmoreland’s Josh Redding shot an 82 to finish in 16th place at the WPIAL Class AA individual finals on Thursday at Allegheny Country Club. Redding shot a 43 on the front, then tallied a 39 on the back. More...

Raiders edge Scotties, 2-1

The Southmoreland boys soccer team was in its Section 3-AA game against visiting Waynesburg from start to finish Thursday night, but the Scotties couldn’t muster enough intensity to step up and tie the game, and the Raiders went home with a 2-1 win. More...

Circles Connellsville to hold month of disaster-related meetings

Circles Connellsville, a volunteer group focused on ending poverty, met Thursday and will meet every Thursday in October to discuss ways to bounce back from the Aug. 28 flood. More...

Court expands right to sue counties over public defenders

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court will allow criminal defendants to sue a county in an effort to prove a public defender’s office isn’t adequately funded to provide the constitutional right to an attorney, a victo More...

Good things are happening in Connellsville

Downtown Connellsville continues its efforts in the city

There are good things happening in Connellsville. New businesses have opened. More...

Obituaries

Norman A. Browell Jr.

Uniontown

Norman A. Browell, Jr., age 79, of Uniontown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. He was born in Vanderbilt, March 17, 1937, son of the late Lt. Col. Norman A. Browell, Sr. and Emily Berdan Browell. More...

Cheryl A. Ciacco

Mt. Pleasant

Cheryl A. Ciacco, 64, of Mount Pleasant died Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at her home. She was born February 20, 1952, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Dolores Hresko Cramer. More...

Linda E. Gainey

Scottdale

Linda E. Gainey, 55, of Scottdale died Monday, September 26, 2016 in Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Feb. 8, 1961, in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Avon Harris and Monetta Gainey. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1935, the Boulder Dam (later renamed the Hoover Dam) was dedicated. In 1947, Game 1 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees was the first World Series game broadcast on television. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;” — (Psalms 63:1 AKJV) This is the best way to begin every day. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Bake sale Dawson Vanderbilt Lions Club will hold a flea market and bake sale at 8 a.m. Oct. 1. It will be held on River Road in Dawson,next to Tiny Bubbles Laundry and Car Wash. Octoberfest More...

Hands-only CPR is best approach for treating cardiac arrest

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I thought CPR involved chest compressions, breathing into a person’s mouth and checking their pulse. But my daughter told me that the “new” CPR involves only chest compressions. Is this correct? More...

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