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January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Municipal authority to raise rates

Increase for sewage driven by rising operating costs at plant

The Connellsville Municipal Authority will increase sewage rates April 1.  The base rate will rise from $12.10 to $15.55 per month, based on the average household use of 3,500 gallons of water per month. More...

Normalville woman found guilty of child endangerment

Fractures to arm, leg, ribs of infant son, daughter discovered by hospital in 2011

A Normalville woman was convicted in Fayette County Court this week of endangering the welfare of her 7-week-old twins.  A jury found Kristen Nicole Eicher, 23, guilty Tuesday of two counts of endangering the welfare of children.  More...

News

Louisiana theater shooter’s journal calls U.S. a ‘filth farm’

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mentally unstable gunman who shot up a Louisiana movie theater last summer left a rambling, hate-filled journal in which he called the U.S.  More...

World News IN BRIEF

Search for airliner finds 2nd shipwreck   CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished almost two years ago has found a likely 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australi More...

Connellsville resident found guilty in assault

Authorities say man slapped baby in face

A Fayette County jury this week convicted a Connellsville man who struck a 5-month-old boy in the face.  Damon Wesley Savage, 23, was found guilty Wednesday of aggravated assault, simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and recklessl More...

Arts and Entertainment

Heat therapy can be effective for rheumatoid arthritis

Dear Doctor K: Is heat therapy an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?  More...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Blast off   Carnegie Science Center’s next 21+ Night will launch visitors into an exploration of the space race and the science of rockets. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Bingo   Harmon House/Amber House bingo will be held only on the odd numbered months of 2016 at the Bullskin Senior Center. They will be at the senior center on Jan. 25. The time will remain the same. More...

Preliminary CASD budget ‘unreliable’

Deficit should not concern residents, acting superintendent says

Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday approved a preliminary general fund budget for the 2016-17 school year that includes about a $466,000 deficit. More...

Board to review feasibility study

Connellsville Area district officials considering options for consolidation of schools

The Connellsville Area School Board will consider options for a possible consolidation effort. On Wednesday, Eckles Group construction manager John Pappas reviewed a study that listed multiple options that could result in school closures. More...

Circles-Connellsville plans 2nd-year kickoff

Event slated for Jan. 21

Circles-Connellsville Area continues to help those who want to help themselves through mentoring and education.  The program will open its second year with a kickoff event 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. More...

Obituaries

James A. Banko

DICKERSON RUN

James A. Banko, 63, of Dickerson Run, passed away unexpectedly, and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Jim was born May 2, 1953 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Walter P. and Elizabeth (Kapura) Banko.  More...

Victor P. Winzek

EVERSON

Victor P. More...

Carolyn B. Clark

BERLIN

Carolyn B. Clark, 83, Berlin, went to be with Jesus on January 12, 2016 and is now “In the Garden”. More...

Sports

Karpiak named Connellsville football coach

The Connellsville Area School Board has named Tim Karpiak as the district’s new varsity head football coach.  Karpiak replaces former head coach Dave McDonald, who resigned in November after five seasons.  Karpiak served as an assista More...

GRABBING A WIN

Connellsville girls shake off pesky Franklin Regional

Connellsville girls basketball coach Ken Johnson is trying to teach his team to go for the knockout when it has an opponent on the ropes. More...

Steelers think they can win without Brown

Playing a game — let alone a divisional-round playoff game —– without Antonio Brown isn’t a pleasant thought. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has admitted as much. More...

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