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January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Low demand for coal closes mines

Company with operations in Fayette County furloughs 430

Nearly half of Rosebud Mining Co.’s workers were laid off and all of its mines in Pennsylvania were shut down Monday, after an unseasonable winter has driven down the demand for coal.About 430 employees at the 37-year-old company, based in Kittanning More...

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El Nino’s storms hitting parched Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forced by drought to become miserly with water, Californians were warned against reverting to old habits Tuesday as the first of several storms spawned by a record tying El Nino began drenching the state. More...

Obama acts alone on gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tears streaking his cheeks, President Barack Obama launched a final year push Tuesday to tighten sales of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of tougher gun restrictions that Congress has refused to pa More...

Bundy says he’s on mission from God

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The man behind the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge comes from a Mormon family that has been challenging government authority for at least two decades. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: At the age of 15 I was raped by my first boyfriend. It's how I lost my virginity. Shortly afterward, I became severely depressed and bulimic. I blocked my trauma until 11 years later, when I had a flashback. More...

Additional picnic tables planned for Mountz Park

Recreation board seeking ways to honor former board member

Connellsville Recreation Board on Tuesday said it is hoping to add additional picnic tables at Mountz Park. More...

Mt. Pleasant Area board to debate policy on naloxone

School administrators could be authorized to use lifesaving antidote for opiate overdoses

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Local First Lego League teaches concepts, builds teamwork

Connellsville business backs group preparing for weekend challenge at LaRoche College

A local company that became popular by making a party out of building blocks continues to draw participation from local youth who show off their teamwork skills for a world-wide challenge involving Legos.  The Block Party Builders is affiliated More...

Obituaries

Mildred J. “Mid” Kurtz

Donegal

Mildred J. “Mid” Kurtz, 86, of Donegal died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Excela Health Frick Hospital. She was born March 27, 1929, in Central, daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Vesely Roman.  More...

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...

Nellie (O’Nell) Osler

South Connellsville

Nellie (O’Nell) Osler, 80, of South Connellsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 4. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., and will be announced when complete.   More...

Sports

Bengals coach Lewis better than W-L record

There is a part of Steelers Country where Cincinnati’s Bengals are the good guys. More...

MISSING OUT

Early mistakes haunt Falcons in loss to Penn-Trafford

Tuesday’s Section 1-AAAA boys basketball game between Connellsville and visiting Penn-Trafford may have been a much closer affair had the Falcons taken advantage of some early opportunities. More...

Tomlin turns to Toussaint, Todman

Steelers prepare to face Bengals without running back Williams

Just like last season, the Steelers are turning to their third-string running back while preparing to play in a Saturday wild-card game against an AFC North opponent. More...

Lifestyles

Great game day grub

When game day arrives and friends and family are gathered around the big screen to cheer your team to victory, the only thing missing is some great grub to make the celebration complete.  More...

Swap up for big game day

Chicken wings, guacamole, and cheesy dips are America’s top choices for most Big Game day menus, but the same recipes year after year can get tiring. More...

A winning strategy

Sensible tips for healthy eating

With so many social events that revolve around food, it’s not easy to get a fresh start on making healthy food choices. More...

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