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August 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

City police participate in aggressive driving enforcement campaign

Connellsville police joined the state police and more than 235 municipal agencies in conducting targeted aggressive driving enforcement. More...

News

Retired Pennsylvania Marine seeks return of fallen comrades

PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — Ed “Zimmo” Zimmerman Thursday returned from Vietnam for the third — and hopefully — last time. Zimmerman served with the U.S. More...

Republicans to query firms that ran Clinton’s private server

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans stepped up their attacks on Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee’ More...

Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian musician Toots Thielemans, who turned the lowly harmonica into a virtuoso jazz instrument during an illustrious career that saw him perform with such legends as Charlie Parker, has died. He was 94. More...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

I am the mother of an inmate who recently spent six months at Fayette County Prison, transferred to Camp Hill in July 2016. More...

Letter to the Editor

While Ms. Gyer's commentary addresses a real and sorry state of affairs in our larger inner-cities, her plain and intentional avoidance of the real solution belies her socialist Democratic leanings. More...

Clinton should offer olive branch on abortion

Commentary

If ever there was a time for leadership in the Democratic Party on abortion, it is now. Every day, I talk to Americans still looking for a presidential candidate. They find themselves unable to vote for either major candidate in good conscience. More...

Sports

1991 Falcons will be honored

Community will celebrate team’s achievements at reunion on Thursday at East Park

It’s time to celebrate. The Connellsville community is encouraged to get out its blue and white and head down to East Park on Thursday when a 25th reunion of the 1991 WPIAL championship Falcon football team will meet. More...

Steelers’ Dupree hopes for breakout season in 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Bud Dupree hopes he’s setting himself up for a breakout second season. More...

CAHS golfers knock off Rams

The Connellsville golf team got off to a good start to the new season thanks to a 227- 242 victory over Ringgold in a Section 2-AAA meet Monday at Cedarbrook Red Course. The Falcons’ Lydia Glotfelty led all scorers with a low round of 39. More...

Health board discusses landlord ordinance

Draft similar to language in Mt. Pleasant’s rules

Connellsville’s Board of Health began its discussion on what a potentially new landlord ordinance would look like as members began reviewing a draft of the ordinance Monday with Connellsville City Council member Dr. James McIntire. More...

Dunbar tables chicken ordinance

Council agrees to continue to discuss options

Dunbar Borough Council once again tabled its discussion of a proposed chicken ordinance at its monthly meeting Monday. More...

Anti-bullying music video being created with local students

The Stand Up and Choose! Tour is preparing to go into local middle and high schools this year with one purpose - to create change. More...

Obituaries

Jack Albright Sr.

Connellsville

Jack “Baldy” Albright, Sr., 78, of Connellsville, died suddenly on Friday, August 19, 2016 at his home. He was born March 22, 1938 in Connellsville, the son of the late Michael and Anna Mae (Hennessey) Stasko. More...

Debra A. Nicholson

Connellsville

Debra A. Nicholson, 57, of Connellsville passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 4, 1959, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of Verna (Shaffer) Reho of Smithton and the late James Reho. More...

John O. Sleasman

Stahlstown

John O. Sleasman, 79, of Stahlstown died Sunday, August 21, 2016, at his home. He was born January 16, 1937, at Kregar, a son of the late James and Sarah Sanner Sleasman. Mr. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1305, Scottish leader William Wallace was executed in London. In 1939, Germany’s Adolf Hitler and the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin signed a nonaggression pact. More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” — (Mark 1:35 AKJV) If Jesus was faithful to pray, shouldn’t we? Take time to pray. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Shroyer reunion The Shroyer reunion will be held on Labor Day at the Shawn Shroyer home at 809 Garden St., Connellsville. For directions call 724-628- 6276 or 724-366-5134. Bring a covered dish and drinks and a white elephant gift for the auction. More...

Recent study reinforces science of new statin guidelines

DEAR READERS: You’ve sent me lots of correspondence about the new statin guidelines. Most have come from people whose doctors put them on statins because of the new guidelines. More...

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