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September 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Geibel Catholic class awards $2,500 to scholarship fund

As Geibel Catholic’s class of 1967 celebrated its 50th reunion, they passed on a gift to help the school’s current students in need.  Representatives of the class presented a check for $2,500 toward the school’s Guardian Angel More...

News

Former Obama officials launch challenge to education policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of former Obama education officials on Thursday launched a legal aid organization to challenge the Trump administration’s policies on student lending and civil rights. More...

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn’s stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian la More...

S. Connellsville man charged with forgery

A South Connellsville man used his mother’s credit card without permission and ran up $1,185.32 in debt, borough police said.  Richard W. More...

Opinion

Journalists needed to deliver the news

(AP) –– About one year ago, a small group of students battled to keep the Mitchell High School newspaper together.  It was significant extra work, some of it thankless. But the hours added up.  More...

Schools, students need to discuss race issues

(AP) –– Race remains a thorny subject in the United States, and in schools, too. More...

Economy remains on shaky ground

WASHINGTON –– America’s middle class incomes shot up by 3.2 percent last year, after a decade marked by the Great Recession, weak economic growth and widespread unemployment.  The U.S. More...

Sports

Commodores top Maples, 3-0

Entering Thursday’s volleyball action, Frazier, Carmichaels and Geibel were all tied for first place in Section 2-A.  With so many competitive teams in the section, every win will be precious going forward. More...

Geibel beats West Greene

Shannon Watkins notched 36 assists, and Jurnee Lantz racked up 23 digs as the Geibel volleyball team (5-1, 5-1) picked up a 3-0 Section 2-A win over host West Greene, 25-22, 25-18, 26-24. More...

Steelers’ Smith-Schuster making a splash

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL’s youngest player rides his bike to work, runs to the local ice cream place in SpongeBob Squarepants slippers and will happily take you on in Madden or Call of Duty if you happen to find him online during a given More...

Fayette moves ahead to refinance loan

Fayette County Commissioners will need more time before they can finalize refinancing of a loan taken out by a previous board.  Commissioners Vince Vicites and Dave Lohr tabled a final vote on the refinancing to give more time to complete necess More...

Connellsville teacher suspended for alleged inappropriate misconduct

A teacher has been suspended without pay in the Connellsville Area School District after allegations were made of inappropriate conduct between the teacher and a former student.  The district’s solicitor, Steve Toprani, confirmed that Conn More...

Obituaries

Dolores E. Frazier

Dunbar

Dolores E. (Nicholson) Frazier, 88, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Scottdale Manor. She was born Oct. 13, 1928, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late George Nicholson and Mae (McFern) Nicholson Shandorf. More...

Timothy S. Hann

Bullskin Township

Timothy Scott Hann, 54, of Bullskin Township, died at home on Sept. 19, 2017, due to a heart attack.  He was born Nov. 21, 1962, in Uniontown, a son of Jack A. and Carole M. (Meyers) Hann of Bullskin Township.  More...

Evelyn M. Key

Michigan

Evelyn Key, 69, passed away peacefully of Saturday, Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.” (Psalms 5:4 AKJV)  God will never condone evil.   More...

Studies suggest moderate drinking lessens diabetes risk

Dear Doctor: News coverage of a study recently suggested that frequent, moderate drinking could ward off Type 2 diabetes. Could this be true?   More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Sept. 25 are as follows:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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