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April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Correction

The date of Connellsville’s Geranium Festival was incorrect in Tuesday’s edition. The correct date of the festival is May 27. More...

Senate panel approves Stefano’s transparency bill

The Senate State Government Committee Tuesday passed and sent to the full Senate a taxpayer-protection measure sponsored by Sen. More...

Sabers continue to rattle amid Korean standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills and a U.S. More...

Opinion

U.S. Supreme Court could rule in favor of church

(AP) – Most observers seem to think the U.S. Supreme Court is on its way to finding in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia in a case with implications for the doctrine of separation of church and state. More...

Surcharge on defaulted student loans should end

(AP) – Millions of Americans have fallen behind on their student loans. Data from the U.S. More...

Trump does not have enough loyalists

A new president needs to staff his administration with people who will be loyal to him. Donald Trump’s problem is that he does not have enough loyalists to staff the White House, much less the entire executive branch. More...

Sports

Falcons shut down Hillers, 9-1

The Connellsville softball team wasn’t perfect during Tuesday’s Section 2-AAAAA home game against Trinity. In fact, the first inning provided a few teaching points for coach John Burd.  More...

Rookie Guentzel making a splash for rested, ready Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel was surrounded. Boxed in, really. Three Blue Jackets were within a stick’s reach of the Pittsburgh Penguins rookie as Guentzel stood just off to the side of the Columbus goal. More...

Scotties, Vikings pick up section softball victories

Makenna Myers singled twice, tripled and drove in two runs and Katie Troisi Clark singled twice, doubled and also had two RBIs as the Southmoreland softball team beat host Charleroi, 12-1 in six innings in Section 3-AAA. More...

S. Connellsville’s mayoral debate focuses on ongoing legal issues

The South Connellsville police department and lawsuits filed against the borough took center stage during a debate Tuesday involving two candidates for the community’s mayor. More...

Borough police chief, council president want lawsuit dismissed

South Connellsville’s police chief and council president want an amended complaint filed against them dismissed.  Chief Russell Miller and Karen Holbrook state in a motion filed in federal court in Pittsburgh that Mary Lubich-Riley failed More...

Obituaries

Joanna L. Ball

Uniontown

Joanna Lois Ball, 85, of Uniontown, formerly a longtime resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, April 24, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Aug 26, 1931, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Robert G. and Helen C. More...

Josephine L. Eckenrod

Normalville

Josephine Loretta Eckenrod, 76, of Upton Country Comfort Personal Care Home, Normalville, passed away Sunday, April, 23, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Nov. 16, 1940, a daughter of the late William and Mildred Eckenrod.  More...

Paul T. Keller

Connellsville

Paul T. Keller, 66, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1950, in Monroeville, a son of the late Paul E. and Esther (Gallagher) Keller. More...

Arts and Entertainment

SUDOKU

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Do Just One Thing

Say you forgot to send a gift to a faraway relative, and you need to get one there ASAP. While the option of overnight shipping may seem like a solution, it’s an environmental disaster. More...

Comics

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” (Proverbs 25:11 AKJV)  Speak kindly. It brings wonderful treasures to those hear it.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Volunteers sought   The Greater Connellsville Area Community Center is seeking individuals or groups to volunteer to design and erect an outdoor sign. Donations of materials also are needed.  For information, call 724-626-0300. More...

Large dose of vitamin B12 can provide quick burst of energy

Dear Doctor: I’m almost 90 years old and always tired. I took two capsules of 2,000 mcg vitamin B12 the other night, and felt stronger and not as tired. Is it safe?   More...

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