February 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Honor a veteran with a Valentine’s Day card

Valentine’s Day sentiments come in a variety of forms: candy, flowers, more-intimate gifts. (Woo-hoo!) Cards, though, are the most common tokens of the day, and carry various meanings. More...

Card-making at Artworks

Valentine's Day will be upon us soon so Noah Zawislan of South Connellsville stopped in at Artworks Connellsville to make his Valentine’s cards. More...

Correction

Eagle Scout Chance Longton is a resident of Dickerson Run. His hometown was incorrectly stated in a story which appeared on Page A1 of Thursday's Daily Courier. More...

News

Clinton, Sanders face off

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Their race newly energized, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head into the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic presidential contest Thursday night in a tussle over their very political identities. More...

Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted his questioners as “imbeci More...

World pledges $10B for Syrians, peace outlook bleak

LONDON (AP) - World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will save lives, will give hope, will giv More...

Opinion

Toomey’s Take

“Help me, Dad . . .”

Those were Kate Steinle’s final words as she died in her father’s arms last July, bleeding to death from a gunshot wound. More...

Trump’s woman problem

I used to have this poster in my office reflecting the timeless wisdom of a relief pitcher named Larry Andersen. Today he does radio broadcasts for the Philadelphia Phillies. A friend who’s a calligrapher made it for me. More...

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Sports

Commodores miss chance at section title

The Frazier girls basketball team handed Washington its only Section 4-AA loss in the teams’ last meeting. More...

Manziel won’t be charged

CLEVELAND (AP) — Despite disturbing allegations that he struck his ex-girlfriend, troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has not been charged with a crime and two Texas police departments have closed their cases on a possible assault. More...

Falcons close with easy victory over Colonials

It’s been a tough season for the Connellsville girls basketball team, but at least the Falcons were able to end the 2015-16 season on a high note. More...

Southmoreland expected to vote on feasibility study

The Southmoreland School Board is expected to vote at its Feb. 11 meeting on whether to approve a feasibility study involving utilization of space in the district. More...

Dunbar to upgrade 3 stream crossings

The Dunbar Township Supervisors unanimously awarded a contract Thursday for a project to upgrade three flood prone stream crossings. Bella Enterprises Inc. of Cecil Township in Washington County will receive $110,153 for the work. More...

Hoops for Heart

Brayden Ansell, 17, creates a poster for the upcoming Hoops for Heart event at Mt. Pleasant Area High School. The fundraiser for the American Heart Association will take place Feb. 24 at the school. More...

Juvenile vandalizes vehicles

A 12-year-old juvenile admitted to damaging four vehicles with a BB gun. More...

Police: Man cheated customers while installing satellite TV

State police at Uniontown are seeking a man accused of cheating customers while installing satellite television equipment and failing to return his employer’s vehicle. More...

Obituaries

Michael J. Brodak

MOUNT PLEASANT

Michael J. Brodak, 85, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Excela-Health- Latrobe Hospital. More...

Dennis J. Bigam

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., FORMERLY OF PLEASANT HILL

Dennis J. Bigam, 68, of Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in the Forsyth Medical Center, Winston- Salem, NC. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home Inc. 111 E. Green St. More...

MaryAnn Capezzuto

FOREST HILLS

Mary Ann Capezzuto, 72, of Forest Hills, passed peacefully in the home of her daughter in McDonald, North Fayette Twp. on Monday, February 1, 2016. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Last Man Standing 8 p.m. on WTAE WATM Mike (Tim Allen) convinces Kristin and Ryan (Amanda Fuller, Jordan Masterson) that they should buy their own home instead of continuing to rent an apartment. More...

Small Displays Tell Larger Tale Of Late Husband’s Life

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My husband passed away recently and I have some items of his I’m unsure how to tastefully display to honor his memory. They are his Bible, a U.S. More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Get into tip-top shape. Invest in yourself and be disciplined in your quest to be the best you can be. Bring about positive change and strive for perfection. PISCES (Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Normalville Area firefighters selling hoagies Saturday

The Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will sell hoagies Saturday at the intersection in Normalville and at the Saltlick Township fire hall. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Spaghetti dinner A spaghetti dinner will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Everson Fire Hall. Cost is $6 for adults and children age 6 to 12, $3. Children under the age of 5 eat for free. Ash Wednesday service More...

Not all DCIS breast cancers require aggressive treatment

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ. My doctor wants me to have surgery. But recently I read about a study that said not all women with this type of breast cancer even need to be treated. Can you help clear this up? More...

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