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January 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School board studying budget

Vote on preliminary 2016-17 plan moved up for Act 1 exceptions

The Connellsville Area School Board will consider a 2016-17 tentative general fund budget during Wednesday’s meeting.  More...

Huge prize invites misconceptions

Odds are Powerball jackpot will climb past $1.4 billion

DES MOINES, Iowa — With up to $1.4 billion at stake in Wednesday’s Powerball, questions about the drawing seem to be as abundant as the convenience-store kiosks offering tickets for the record-breaking jackpot. More...

News

Winter weather advisory issued; 1-3 inches expected

Sunday storm knocked out power to 15,000

About 15,000 Fayette County residents lost power Sunday as a storm front ripped through the area, damaging trees and power lines with winds upwards of 50 miles per hour. Today, the area can expect more winter weather. More...

DUAL PURPOSE

The decorations on John and Kara Lypson’s home served two purposes this year, entertaining those who visited the display as well as collecting nonperishable items and monetary donations for Con More...

World News IN BRIEF

Clinton confronts rival Sanders   WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Clinton has spent much of her presidential campaign looking past Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, focusing instead on Republicans and the November general election. No longer.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

Free guitar and violin classes at the library

Free guitar and violin classes will be available at the Carnegie Free Library on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Lessons must be arranged through the Fayette County Cultural Trust After-School Music Classes Rural Arts Collaborative. More...

Phipps’ latest show offers escape from winter blues

Visitors can explore challenge of growing orchids, caring for bonsai

PITTSBURGH — While frigid winter air whips outside, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers guests a chance to escape to a tropical paradise without ever leaving Pittsburgh, and there is no better time to visit than during the Orchid and Tro More...

Germany publishes annotated ‘Mein Kampf ’

MUNICH — An annotated edition of “Mein Kampf,” the first version of Adolf Hitler’s notorious manifesto to be published in Germany since the end of World War II, went on sale last week in an effort to demystify the book and debunk the Nazi leader’s wr More...

Lifestyles

Avoid aortic aneurysm by following healthy heart advice

Dear Doctor K: I had pain in my abdomen, so my doctor did an ultrasound to check for gallstones. It turns out I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What is that?  More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

OnFeb. 15, LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, will host Meet Design, an all-day event for high school juniors and seniors to explore creative careers in the fields of graphic and interior design. More...

Brooks-Hauser

Robert and Deborah Brooks of Connellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Bobbi Lynn Brooks, to Michael J. Hauser, son of Paul and Virginia Hauser of Pittsburgh.  Ms. Brooks, a 2013 graduate of St. More...

SCHOOL BUS CRASH

No students were injured in this crash involving a vehicle and a school bus carrying students from the Mt. Pleasant Area School District Monday afternoon. More...

County may form sports authority

It would be able to seek grants to help develop a baseball facility

Members of the public asked questions and received information Monday about the possibility of establishing a Fayette County sports authority with a goal of attracting a minor-league baseball franchise to the area. More...

Obituaries

Jean L. McClain

HILLSDALE

Jean L. McClain, 92, of Hillsdale, PA, died Monday, January 11, 2016, at the Brookdale Nursing Home in Latrobe, PA. Jean was born March 10, 1923 in Mt. Pleasant, PA, the daughter of Eberet Ridenour and Zella (Kastner) Ridenour.  More...

Victor P. Winzek

EVERSON

Victor P. More...

Marjorie M. George

SCOTTDALE

Marjorie M. George, 95, of Scottdale, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Woodcrest Senior Living Community where she resided.  More...

Sports

Did Porter pull a fast one?

Ages hence, when the insane Steelers-Bengals wild-card game from 2016 comes up, as it surely will, one trivia question shall trump all: Who accounted for the Steelers’ final 15 yards, the 15 that put them in easy field-goal range? More...

QUICK START

Mt. Pleasant girls use 14-0 start to roll past GS

Playing on the road in a section game, the Mt. More...

Backup running backs get job done

It is too early in the week to determine whether Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams’ injured foot will be healed enough for him to play in Sunday’s AFC divisional round game against the Denver Broncos. More...

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