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January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Family offering reward in robbery

92-year-old woman led around house, locked in basement by intruder

The family of a 92-year-old woman who was robbed in a home invasion this week is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the intruder’s arrest. More...

Consolidation options discussed

Connellsville Area School Board weighs closing schools, relocation

The Connellsville Area School Board received five new options for a possible consolidation project. Mark Scheller, of the New Castle-based Eckles Group, presented the options, as follows, Wednesday as part of an ongoing feasibility study. More...


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Last activists should leave wildlife preserve BURNS, Ore. More...

Rancher killed in standoff vowed to die before going to jail

BURNS, Oregon (AP)— A member of an armed anti-government group who was killed in a traffic stop in Oregon vowed a few weeks ago that he would die before spending his life behind bars. More...

Obama to seek $12B from Congress for child nutrition

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $12 billion over a decade to help feed schoolchildren from low-income families during the summer, the White House said Wednesday. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Seton Hill announces spring exhibits, performances

GREENSBURG—The Seton Hill University Division of Visual and Performing Arts has announced the spring 2016 schedule. January More...


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3 accused of attempted homicide

Shots fired during birthday party in Menallen Township

Three area men are accused in an incident in which shots were fired at a house Tuesday during a birthday party at the Menallen Township residence. State police at Uniontown said the incident occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Acting leader will take on post

Martell will receive an annual salary of $122K

The Connellsville Area School Board removed the “acting” designation Wednesday from Phillip Martell’s title. The board voted Wednesday to give Martell a five-year contract as district superintendent. More...

Senate OKs bill to reduce House

HARRISBURG — A move to trim dozens of seats from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has the state Senate’s preliminary approval. More...

Stoneware pieces featured in law library

The Fayette County Courthouse will feature pieces from New Geneva Stoneware Co. in its Artist of the Month exhibit. Work by the McClelland town based company will be displayed in the law library during courthouse hours through Feb. More...


Albert William Clawson


Albert William Clawson, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Alverton, PA, finished his earthly journey and went home to be with our Lord on Monday, January 25, 2016. More...

Wilbur M. “Bill” Echard


Wilbur M. “Bill” Echard, 83, of Scottdale, died late Tuesday evening, January 26, 2016, while being comforted by his loving wife and children. He was born in Greensburg, January 7, 1933, the son of the late Peter and Grace Firestone Echard. More...

Angie Leigh Knight


Angie Leigh Knight, age 40, of Connellsville, PA, died on Sunday, January 24, 2016 in Highlands Hospital. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, PA, on January 24, 1976; the daughter of Walter and Bethany Lynch Knight. More...



Connellsville falls to Belle Vernon in section final

BELLE VERNON 57, CONNELLSVILLE 12 For the Connellsville wrestling team, Wednesday’s Section 2-AAA championship at Peters Township proved to be a roller-coaster night. More...



“Will you not revive us again: that your people may rejoice in you?” — Psalms 85:6 AKJV We need to be praying this prayer. We need revival. More...

Southmoreland graduate in the movie business

Josh King said his entryinto the movie businesswas largely inspired bya journalism class taughtby Southmoreland teacher Chuck Brittain. Congratulations to King,a 2006 Southmoreland HighSchool graduate. More...

Women in 40s must weigh risks, benefits of mammograms

Dear Readers: In yesterday’s column, I answered a question from a 47-year-old woman who had never had a mammogram and wondered if she should have one. More...

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