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January 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Council members vote on new Mt. Pleasant president

Three new members and one incumbent were sworn into office during Mt. Pleasant Borough Council’s reorganization meeting on Monday. More...

News

Searchers find 3rd body in lake

EAST TROY, Wis. More...

Levees among possible cause of frequent floods

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Mississippi River floods more often than it used to, and at higher levels. More...

Obama moves to require background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama moved Monday to require all gun sellers to register as dealers - even those who sell at gun shows and online - and to run background checks on all prospective purchasers, aiming to curb a scourge of gun violen More...

City council members take oath

Newpolice chief fills vacant post

Connellsville City Council reorganized on Monday. Three new council members were given the oath of office and a new police chief was introduced. More...

Vicites voted in as Fayette chairman

Connellsville’s Lohr named vice-chairman

Newly elected Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites was voted in as chairman of the board of commissioners on Monday during the board’s reorganization meeting. Vicites won a spot at the table in the November election. More...

FAY-WEST GETS 1ST SNOWFALL OF YEAR

Snow fell and started to dust Storey Square in Uniontown on Monday morning. It was the first snowfall of 2016 to hit the Fay-West region. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor Grace Newell Martray

Normalville

Eleanor Grace Newell Martray, 83, of Normalville, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at home. She was born June 18, 1932 in Dawson, a daughter of the late Charles and Lavina Lint Newell. She was a member of Spring Grove Chapel in Dawson.  More...

Lewis Fletcher Rimel

El Paso, Texas

Lewis Fletcher Rimel, 69, of El Paso, Texas, died December 21, 2015 at his home in El Paso. He was born August 10, 1946, son of the late Charles and Ruby Sullenberger Rimel of Dawson.  He served 3 years in the U.S. More...

Sports

Steelers focusing on keeping cool

If you are expecting another social media war ... If you are expecting another pre-game scuffle ... More...

Steelers need ‘Good’ Ben against Bengals

I can’t get this Marvin Lewis “exorcism” quote out of my mind. Lewis, the Cincinnati Bengals coach-who’s-never-won a playoff-game, said it’s time to slay the demons against the Steelers. “It’s time to right the ship,” Lewis told reporters Sunday. More...

SCORING STRUGGLES

Penn-Trafford girls too much for Connellsville

A strong start was nice, but unfortunately for the Connellsville girls basketball team, it was not sustainable as the Falcons scored just 14 points in the second half and fell to visiting Penn-Trafford, 53-30, in a Section 1-AAAA game Monday. More...

Lifestyles

CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS

Karen Burkholder of White (left) and Melanie Keller of Connellsville take a look at holiday-themed wreaths at Brown’s Floral in Donegal during the Christmas in the Mountains event. More...

HARMON HOUSE CELEBRATES

Harmon House Care Center resident Gladys Keffer (left) and her daughter Verla Miller of Mt. Pleasant, who portrays Mrs. Claus, revel during the Christmas celebration. More...

COMMITTEE DISTRIBUTES TOYS

Mt. Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival Committee distributed more than 70 gifts to children at Norvelt, Ramsay and Rumbaugh elementary schools this holiday season. More...

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