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January 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

District to update document systems

Southmoreland to use electronic program

Southmoreland School Directorshave decided to implement an electronic document system to provide the opportunity for parents to purchase insurance for the Google Chromebooks that will be used by the students and to wait before mak More...

Donation will fund additional improvements on local bike trail

Regular walkers and cyclists of the Greater Allegheny Passage that runs through Connellsville will see some improvements to the trail in the future thanks to an annual donation from the Marilyn K. Kiefer Foundation.  More...

News

Cancer ‘moonshot’ aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harking back to America’s triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a “moonshot” effort to cure cancer.  Don’t expect miracles in the administration’s la More...

World News IN BRIEF

Islamic State militants claim deadly attack   More...

3 winners take Powerball prize

Winners of the $1.6B jackpot overcame odds of 1 in 292.2M

MUNFORD, Tenn. — Mystery winners in Tennessee, Florida and California should get their affairs in order before they claim their thirds of the unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, lottery officials advised Thursday.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

SCHOOL MENUS

Area school districts have released lunch menus for the week of Jan. 18. Menus are subject to change without notice. Connellsville High school MONDAY: No school. More...

SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES AND MENUS

Senior center activities/menus for the week of Jan. 18:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults. The main center is located at 100 E. More...

Unexpected guest takes a self-guided tour of home

Dear Abby

Dear Abby: I lived with my mother, who passed away recently. I invited my cousins over to the house for Thanksgiving. One of them invited a cousin-in-law I had never met.  More...

Lifestyles

King’s Kids Club invites elementary age youth to join

Children in kindergarten through grade six are invited to join the King’s Kids Club at the Indian Creek Baptist Church in Mill Run. More...

Interval training allows more intense exercise

Dear Doctor K: What is interval training? What are the benefits of exercising this way? Dear Reader: Interval training simply means alternating between short bursts of intense exercise and brief periods of rest (or a less-intense activity). More...

Pitt-Greensburg to host SOPA Hoops

Westmoreland County Special Olympics benefits from annual event

GREENSBURG – The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host its fifth annual SOPA Hoops Saturday. More...

Connellsville’s Got Talent coming to Porter

Competition set for Jan. 23

The Edwin S. Porter Theater Association is looking to showcase local talent.  On Jan. More...

WEATHER ROLLER COASTER

Tricia Hixson of Leisenring washes her car Thursday at the Spirit Car Wash in Connellsville. Temperatures were about 40 degrees Thursday after two days of snow and freezing temperatures. More...

Union town man to attend hearing in cold case

He is accused in 1981 homicide, corpse abuse

A Union town man accused of a murder that occurred 34 years ago in Dunbar Township is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Fayette County Central Court. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth E. Miner Connellsville

Kenneth E. Miner, 82, of Connellsville, died Friday, January 15, 2016 in the South Connellsville Personal Care Home. He was born February 3, 1933 in Mill Run; a son of the late Edward and Gertrude Bowers Miner.  More...

Dorothy D. (DeBolt) Sieber

Hamburg, NY

Dorothy D. (DeBolt) Sieber, of Hamburg, NY, passed away January 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late William A. Sieber, Sr; loving mother of William A., Jr. More...

James A. Banko

DICKERSON RUN

James A. Banko, 62, 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...

Sports

Keeping QB safe key for Steelers

Protection even more important with Ben nursing injury

Ask any offensive lineman, and he will tell you that there is no worse feeling than allowing a sack. There’s no question about that.  More...

FILLIES STAMPEDE

Early-half runs too much for Southmoreland

When the Southmoreland and Laurel Highlands girls basketball teams met at Southmoreland back in December, the Fillies had to rally from a halftime deficit and eventually pulled out a thrilling four-point victory in overtime.  More...

Panthers struggle in defeat

Lowest point total of season offsets strong defensive effort

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — First, the good news. No. 20 Pitt held an ACC opponent under 80 points for the first time in three games. Now the bad news. The Panthers struggled to a season-low point total in a 59- 41 loss at No. More...

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