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January 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sorry for the error

Incorrect obituary, classified pages appear in Saturday’s paper

The Daily Courier apologizes for publishing incorrect obituary and classified pages on Saturday.  While this was an error on the part of our printer and not The Daily Courier or West Penn Media Group, we apologize to our readers, funeral homes, More...

News

Embassy says Americans missing in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Embassy confirmed Sunday that “several” Americans have gone missing in Iraq, after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. More...

US-Iran ties warming over nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Diplomatic triumph or travesty, America’s relationship with one of its most intractable foes took two giant leaps forward this weekend when Iran released four Americans in a prisoner swap after locking in last summer’s n More...

2 dead, several injured in severe Florida weather

Severe weather sparked a pair of tornadoes that ripped through central Florida before dawn Sunday, officials said. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Excessive drinking strains couples’ longtime friendship

Dear Abby

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been friends with another couple, “Bill” and “Emily,” for 20 years. We usually have dinner together once every four to six weeks. More...

TV’S BEST BETS

Superstore   8 p.m. on NBC  Amy (America Ferrera) reacts badly to Jonah’s (Ben Feldman) stellar performance on an employee test, prompting her to start a competition with him to see who fares better in actual practice. More...

TUESDAY’S HOROSCOPES

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep your eyes on the goalpost. Small distractions can sidetrack you from obtaining your objectives if you let them. Making an impulsive change or giving in to pressure can wipe out any previous progress.  More...

Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Membership meeting The monthly general membership meeting of the Fayette County NAACP will be held Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the SW PA Area Agency On Aging Conference Room, 137 N. Beeson Ave., Uniontown. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. More...

Nonunion employees to receive $450 bonuses

The Westmoreland County Commissioners approved a payment plan in which full time nonunion and regular part-time employees will receive $450 in bonuses in 2016. More...

Chamber seeking nominees for awards

Banquet to present honors set for Feb. 23

The Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees for awards that will be presented to people and organizations that benefit the community. More...

Keeping local schools safe

Connellsville students learn techniques for handling active shooter situations

Connellsville Area High Senior High School retired teacher Bob Renzi contends the concept of schools initiating lockdown in active-shooter situations is outdated.  More...

Changing Harrisburg will take time, Wolf says

1st-time office holder hasn’t secured many campaign promises

HARRISBURG — Democrat Tom Wolf’s first year as Pennsylvania governor was consumed by a knock-down, drag-out budget fight, and perhaps it had to be expected. More...

LONG-TIME VOLUNTEER

The 9th annual Tottie Awards was held Saturday at the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale and gave plenty memorable moments and even some surprises to those in attendance. More...

Obituaries

Bernard L. Frankhouser

CONNELLSVILLE

Bernard L. Frankhouser, 75, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 in Southwestern Veteran Center, Highland Drive, Pittsburgh. He was born September 7, 1940, in Mill Run, a son of the late Eugene S. More...

James W. Porterfield

CONNELLSVILLE (BULLSKIN TOWNSHIP)

James W. Porterfield, 69, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township) passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Sept. More...

Grace Ellen Johnson

NORMALVILLE

Grace Ellen Johnson, 84, of Normalville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 in the Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born May 31, 1931 in Confluence, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Ida Pletcher Rugg. More...

Sports

Next Super Steelers begin here

DENVER The saddest locker room you’d never want to be in offered a couple of unforgettable scenes Sunday night. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert leaned against a wall, his eyes red from fighting back tears. More...

Southmoreland’s Beistel working toward state title

Heavyweight trying to build on runner-up finish from junior year

Jake Beistel is in the midst of one of the most successful sports careers in the history of Southmoreland High School. On the wrestling mat, the senior has 125 career wins and is closing in on Shane Datz’s school record of 137, set in 2004. More...

Penguins breeze to shutout

PENGUINS 5, HURRICANES 0 In their first month under coach Mike Sullivan’s supervision, the Penguins regularly sensed they dictated play against opponents, only to reap little in the way of satisfaction. More...

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