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February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Mt. Pleasant Council discusses traffic, landlord ordinance

Borough Manager Jeff Landy voiced concerns that Route 981 will become more of a commuting road for coal truck traffic impacting the streets of Mt. More...

Rise in premiums affects many Americans on Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. More...

Trump denounces anti-Semitism in new condemnation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. More...

Opinion

Scottdale president explains parking law

At the January regular council meeting of the Borough of Scottdale, council had unanimously voted to have its solicitor prepare a new ordinance.  More...

Reader impressed by Daily Courier

Dear Editor,  I am glad you carry Cokie and Steve Roberts. We need their perspective.  Indeed I am impressed by how the Courier has improved under the present ownership.  Daniel Hertzler Scottdale   More...

Some communities welcome all neighbors

(AP) – One need not fall into a quagmire of political rhetoric to be welcoming of diverse neighbors. More...

Sports

Class AA grapplers ready for regionals

When the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling tournament gets underway on Friday, local schools will be well-represented. Five Mt. Pleasant grapplers will compete, along with three Southmoreland wrestlers and one Frazier athlete.  More...

Chargers cruise past Commodores, 82-32

The Frazier boys basketball team had hopes of pulling off a big upset during Tuesday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff match-up with Our Lady of Sacred Heart.  Unfortunately for the Commodores, a series of early turnovers and some hot s More...

Crosby’s power-play goal lifts Penguins past Canes

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Convict faces charges after fight at SCI-Fayette

A man convicted of murdering a mentally challenged girl in Allegheny County has been charged with new offenses in connection with a fight with correction officers at SCI-Fayette, according to court papers.  Akeem Page-Jones, 22, was arraigned Tu More...

Rockin’ Rib Fest returns to Connellsville June 30 to July 2

For the third straight year, Connellsville’s Rockin’ Rib Fest will grace the city limits during Independence Day weekend.  More...

Obituaries

Kathryn N. Grimm

Formerly of Connellsville

Kathryn Naomi Grimm, 97, of Erie, formerly of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in St. Mary’s East Nursing Home, Erie.  She was born Feb. More...

Frances L. Nicholson

Connellsville

Frances L. Nicholson, 93, of Connellsville died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at her home. She was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Indian Head, a daughter of the late Samuel and Marie Miller Miller. More...

Nancy J. Swink

Dawson

Nancy J. (Franks) Swink, 79, Dawson, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, surrounded by her loving family.  Nancy was born May 18, 1937, in Dawson, a daughter of the late William L. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

The Goldbergs 8 p.m. More...

Daughter’s Identity As Asexual Is Not Welcomed By Her Mom

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I have recently started disclosing to close friends and family that I am asexual (someone who experiences no sexual attraction to any person). More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You need to be the one to decide what’s best for yourself. Look over personal paperwork, contracts or records to find information that will help you make better choices going forward.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.” (Psalms 32:5 AKJV)   More...

Connellsville Area Middle School announces honor roll

Charles Michael, Principal, Connellsville Area Middle School, announced that the following students are on the honor roll for the second grading period of the 2016-2017 school year:  GRADE 8  HIGHEST HONORS   More...

Clifford N. Pritts Elementary releases student honor roll list

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Clifford N. Pritts Elementary School for the second nine weeks:  GRADE 4  HIGHEST HONORS   Nathan Kalp, Kendra Kuhns, Emma Nicholson  HIGH HONORS   More...

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