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November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Martell responds to lawsuit filed by Connellsville school director

A lawsuit filed by Connellsville Area School District school director against the district’s superintendent and his wife stemmed from a 25-year-old grudge, the superintendent stated Tuesday in an emailed response. More...

News

Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO

NEW YORK (AP) — An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as “Game of Thrones,” at one point taunting the network with a twist on a catch ph More...

Coming out as trans just start of journey for teen, family

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It was May of seventh grade, and 14-year-old Theo Ramos was in a new school. More...

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among U.S. girls, according to study

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. More...

Opinion

Manson answers to higher power

(AP) –– For nearly five decades the name Charles Manson has been synonymous with pure, unadulterated evil.  Yes, there have been those throughout history who killed more people, who committed more atrocities, who tortured and raped a More...

Local support needed for Small Business Saturday

(AP) –– Big companies like Amazon and Walmart have made it easier to find deals, shop from home, and get purchases fast. But “easy,” oftentimes, comes at a cost later realized. More...

Moore Senate race is GOP disaster

“Given the unusual circumstances and very unusual personality involved, it’s hard to see this working out well,” one laconic Republican lawmaker said recently of the Roy Moore situation. More...

Sports

Connellsville beats Kennedy Catholic

When the Connellsville hockey team played Kennedy Catholic on the road back in October, defense, or lack thereof, was a big problem for the Falcons. Connellsville gave up 41 shots, which was a recipe for a 6-2 defeat. More...

Steelers activate rookie CB Sutton, but role still uncertain

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reinforcements are on the way for the injury-plagued Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. More...

Pens’ Malkin out at least one game with injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will miss at least one game with an upper body injury.  Coach Mike Sullivan announced the injury on Tuesday. More...

Woman seeks to suppress statements in homicide

A woman held in a booking cell in the Uniontown police station last February asked to speak with him, a city police captain recalled Tuesday during a suppression hearing in Fayette County Court.  “She said she wanted to make a statement,&r More...

Holiday gets early start today in city

Thanksgiving gets an early start today in Connellsville with a free Thanksgiving meal at the Connellsville Community Center from 11 a.m. More...

City opens bids for Dutch Bottom

Connellsville City Council Tuesday opened bids for flood mitigation work in Dutch Bottom.  More...

Police: Man uses hatchet to rob Bullskin gas station

A Scottdale man held a hatchet and robbed a Bullskin Township gasoline station last week, state police at Uniontown said.  Kurt Edward Wilson, 40, is charged with robbery, simple assault and theft in connection with the incident Thursday night a More...

Obituaries

Mary Y. Hertzler

Mt. Pleasant

Mary Yoder Hertzler passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, in Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born on Jan. More...

Samantha M. Lusty

Mt. Pleasant

Samantha Marie Lusty, 30, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.  She was born Aug. More...

Patricia S. Karfelt

Formerly of Connellsville

Patricia Sue (Hoover) Karfelt, “Gummy,” died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at 3:06 p.m. Patricia, 78, passed gently surrounded by loving family at Bethany Village in Horseheads, New York.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Matthew 18:6 AKJV)  Don’t stand bet More...

Female athletes often take longer to recover from concussions

Dear Doctor: My granddaughter plays soccer, and I’ve long been worried about the risk of concussion. Now I read that they last longer in girls. Why? More...

Fay-West Calendar

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