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February 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

YMCA of Laurel Highlands appoints program director

The YMCA of Laurel Highlands recently appointed Erica Davis of Scottdale as the facility’s new program director.  More...

News

Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The network announced Thursday that the “Girls Trip” breakout star will host the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 18.  More...

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel&rsquo More...

Woman warned FBI Florida shooting suspect ‘going to explode’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, “I know he is going to explode.”  More...

Opinion

The G.W. School of Not Being a Jerk

Something that must be understood about me before we can move on: I am a nerd. I am the kind of person who pulls letters from the National Archives and cries over things written centuries ago. That is what you’re all dealing with here.  More...

Russian Revelations

It’s over. It’s just the beginning. The president is exculpated. He’s still vulnerable. The special counsel now has affirmed the White House line. He still could be in the president’s crosshairs.  More...

‘...the kids you read about in textbooks’

(AP) – Don’t look now, America, but the kids who populate our high schools and middle schools — the generation their elders tend to write off as self-absorbed, entitled and glued to their phones — are singlehandedly changing t More...

Sports

Falcons focused on sectionals

The start of the individual portion of the wrestling season begins today for Class AAA wrestlers, as sectional tournaments will be held at four locations throughout the WPIAL.  The 2-AAA Sectionals will take place at Connellsville High School, a More...

Six local wrestlers begin Class AA Southwest Regionals with a victory

The PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional tournament opened on Friday at IUP, and many local wrestlers got off to a strong start in the two-day event.  Mt. More...

Simmons Agency wins in St. Rita’s Basketball League

Hailey Murray and Kaydance Oldham each scored six points as Simmons Agency defeated Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 20-6 in St. Rita’s Basketball League action. Danielle Burnsworth scored four points. More...

Police: Man breaks into home, robs elderly woman

A man in his early 20s forced his way into a Bullskin Township home late Wednesday afternoon and robbed an 88-year-old woman, state police at Uniontown said.  The suspect, described as about 5 feet, 4 inches tall, attractive, clean cut, skinny, More...

Mt. Pleasant Rotary spaghetti dinner today to fund scholarships

With more than 34,000 active Rotary clubs worldwide, Mt. Pleasant is fortunate to have a very active local chapter of the international organization, one that is dedicated to the community and to the youth of the area. More...

Obituaries

Ray R. Garlick Sr.

South Connellsville

Ray R. Garlick Sr., 86, of South Connellsville, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Kane Glen Hazel Regional Center, Pittsburgh.  He was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Connellsville, a son of the late Raymond and Bertha Ritenour Garlick.  More...

Ugo A. Mascioli Jr.

Connellsville

Ugo Anthony “Jake” Mascioli Jr., 92, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the Uniontown Hospital.  Jake was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Uniontown, the son of the late Ugo A. Mascioli Sr. and Anna Pitek Mascioli.  More...

Joyce E. Vilella

Connellsville

Joyce E. Vilella, 82, of Connellsville, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Hillside Estates Suites Personal Care Home, Connellsville.  She was born Nov. 6, 1935, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Wilson D. Sr. and Helen G. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.” (Psalms 42:1 AKJV)  This is the way that God’s people should feel about Him. Seek the Lord.   More...

Church News

Hot lunch served There will be a free community hot lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Central Fellowship Church, 316 N. Arch St., Connellsville. More...

Echoes from the source

The congregation of Jewish followers of Jesus in Jerusalem, as well as in the Galilee, was largely dispersed following the disaster of the Bar-Kokhba revolt in 135 A.D. More...

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