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February 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber awards highlight the best of Connellsville

The best of Connellsville will be highlighted this month during an awards banquet sponsored by the Greater Connellsville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Nominations were sought from the general public for the various awards which will be presented Fe More...

News

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button.  Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will probably ask you to remove it or cover it up.  More...

Doping charge could hurt Russia’s chance at reinstatement

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.  More...

Religious protests against gay films show divide in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screenings of two movies featuring gay themes, saying they violate traditional values. More...

Opinion

At least it’s a little more happiness in the world

Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry!!! I can barely contain myself. I suppose my invitation will come in the mail any day now. What should I get them for a present? A candle snuffer? A juicer? Some nice towels? More...

Reflections from the Vatican

VATICAN CITY -- There was a woman this morning who came up to me while I was about to caffeinate at the McDonald’s here on Borgo Pio. I had seen her before, from a block or two away. More...

Drug court helps addicts navigate a hard road

(AP) – The road away from drug addiction is long, winding and strewn with obstacles.  By all accounts, people who want to escape drug addiction face an almost superhuman task. More...

Sports

Mt. Pleasant’s Bloom picks Seton Hill

Mt. Pleasant senior Ally Bloom has been playing soccer since she was just 4 years old. More...

Once again, U.S. women will meet Canada for hockey gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. Four-time defending champion Canada will be waiting for them. More...

Musgrove sees opportunity with his trade to Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Joe Musgrove started in the All-Star Futures Games two years ago when he was a Houston Astros’ prospect. Now, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope the right-hander can be a big part of their future. More...

Weimer defendants want her federal suit dismissed

Fayette County, the county district attorney’s office, a former district attorney and four current and former police officers want a federal judge to dismiss a suit filed by a Connellsville woman who spent 11 years in prison before being freed. More...

Grant-funded repairs coming to East Park

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority Monday directed Widmer Engineering to prepare specifications for improvements at East Park.  More...

Southmoreland board hears updates on high school

The science curriculum at Southmoreland High School could see some tweaks.  Principal Dan Krofcheck took the board of school directors through the high school’s testing scores and achievements during their recent meeting.  More...

Obituaries

Ruth Anastasion

Connellsville

Ruth Anastasion, 91, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at home.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Beverly E. Brooks

Formerly of Mill Run

Beverly Eileen Prinkey Brooks, 77, of East Liverpool, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord at her home, surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, Feb. More...

Charles Corbin

Dunbar

Charles “Chuck” Corbin, 76, of Dunbar, died Friday, Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:32 AKJV)  We need to honor our elders. This is God’s way.   More...

Readers offer advice on teething devices and portion guidelines

Hello again, dear readers! How is 2018 treating you so far? Thank you, as ever, for your emails and letters. More...

Mt. Pleasant Library to present garden, genealogy talks

The Mt. Pleasant Library, 120 S. Church St., will present “Unusual Succulents and their Care,” a garden talk by Nancy Neel, owner of Sunny Sprouts greenhouses in West Newton, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb, 22. More...

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