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January 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Your comics, puzzles are back!

If you’ve been lacking laughs the past few days, fear not.  Your favorite comics, including your old friend Mark Trail, are back in The Daily Courier. More...

CREWS RESPOND TO FIRE

Several area fire companies responded to a fire at a garage along Second Street in South Connellsville just before noon on Thursday. More...

News

Man killed amid high Paris tension

PARIS (AP) - A man wearing a fake explosives vest and wielding a butcher knife was shot to death by police outside a Paris police station Thursday, jolting an already anxious French capital with a new dose of fear as the nation grimly marked a year o More...

U.S. seeks strong finish sign-ups

11.3million people have enrolled for health law coverage

WASHINGTON— Seeking a strong showing in President Barack Obama’s last year in office, the administration said Thursday 11.3 million people have enrolled for health law coverage with three weeks still left in the sign-up season. More...

Jobless aid applications decline

Fewer people sought benefits last week, suggesting market remains in healthy condition

WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that the job market remains healthy and insulated from the turmoil abroad in Europe and China. More...

Lifestyles

Dunbar Free Library to host ‘Crafter NOON’ events

First program set for Saturday

Dunbar Community Free Library will host monthly arts and crafting events for residents.The “Crafter NOON” events, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

Named to dean’s list Indian Head resident Joshua Johnson, a journalism major at Harding University, is among more than 1,300 university students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2015 semester. Economics grad finalist More...

A year-round college-planning calendar

Preparing your kids for college isn’t just about the money you’ve put aside for tuition, room and board. More...

Southmoreland adopts opt-out resolution

Director Alt votes against measure

As has traditionally been the case in recent years, the Southmoreland School Board adopted the accelerated budget opt-out resolution at its meeting Thursday. More...

EXPANDING BUSINESSES

Local establishment owners discuss taking advantage of GAP traffic

Nearly 20 Connellsville small business owners met at the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce building Thursday to discuss ways to expand their businesses when cyclists visit Connellsville via the Greater Allegheny Passage, which runs through th More...

Daley won’t seek re-election

Lawmaker recounts accomplishments representing Fayette County, Mon Valley

State Rep. Peter J. More...

Obituaries

John Fritsky, Jr.

Connellsville

John Fritsky, Jr., 69, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. More...

Nellie Mae (O’Nell) Osler

South Connellsville

Nellie Mae (O’Nell) Osler, 80, of South Connellsville, died Monday, January 4, 2015 at Shadyside Hospital. More...

Esther V. (Reynolds) Vanorsdale

Connellsville

Esther V. (Reynolds) Vanorsdale, 93, of Connellsville, died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Frick Hospital.  More...

Sports

Hornqvist in position to increase goal output

Patric Hornqvist stood with just a goal frame between himself and a referee and pounded on the top of the net, much like a perturbed toddler might thump a table, as he pleaded for a favorable ruling late during the second period of the Penguins’ 5-2 More...

FALCON QUEST

Lonigro, Evans help Connellsville snap 5-game skid

Riding a five-game losing streak was not the way the Connellsville boys basketball team wanted to enter Thursday’s non-section home game against Brownsville, a strong Class AA team. However, that was the reality for Connellsville. More...

Steelers’ young defenders on the spot

The Steelers have taken plenty of flak, plenty of it deserved, for not drafting as well on defense as offense in recent years.  More...

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