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February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bullskin teen refurbishes sign to Vanderbilt VFD station

With an improved sign in place, people driving through Vanderbilt will more easily be able to find the DL&V fire station.  Thanks to the efforts of Chance Longton, 18, of Bullskin, the sign has been refurbished and the lights once more are w More...

News

Fast-growing motorcycle group is largely for law enforcement

DENVER (AP) — One of the nation’s fastest-growing motorcycle clubs is composed largely of military, police officers and prison guards. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Mixer-Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce will hold a trail mixer on Thursday at 5:30 pm at Greenhouse Winery, 316 W. Crawford Ave. in Connellsville. RSVP to the chamber at 724-628- 5500 or cvchamber@zoominternet.net. More...

Pa.’s Punxsutawney Phil ‘predicts’ early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he “predicted” an early spring.  More...

Opinion

We’re working hard to be YOUR Daily Courier

Publisher’s View

Hello Daily Courier Readers.  We continue to move 55 mph on this 18-wheeler of a newspaper — simultaneously filling it with fuel and washing the windshield.  More...

Another View

Tough on crime tough on taxpayers

The very popular mandatory sentencing laws that went on the books 20 and 30 years ago might have made people feel more secure by putting more criminals behind bars. But the price for that peace of mind is staggering.  More...

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Sports

Two Scotties sign with St. Francis

Leighty, Beistel to play football for the Red Flash

This fall, two Southmoreland football players will continue their careers at the collegiate level, and they won’t even have to change their school colors. Offensive linemen Douglas Leighty Jr. More...

Falcons pinned by Seneca Valley

The WPIAL team wrestling playoffs ended quickly for Connellsville on Wednesday night.  The Falcons fell behind by a big deficit early and could not battle back in a 36-29 Class AAA first-round loss to Seneca Valley at Belle Vernon High School.&n More...

Hamlin tops Pitt recruits

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi pledged to keep the best players in western Pennsylvania in western Pennsylvania when he took over as head coach at Pittsburgh less than 14 months ago.  It appears he’s 2 for 2.  More...

CASD to hold hearings on closing elementaries

Connellsville Area School Board voted Wednesday to hold two hearings where discussion will take place on if the district should close either Dunbar Borough or South Side elementary schools. More...

Reality Tour returns to Mt. Pleasant

In the battle against a purported heroin epidemic, the Mt. More...

Donations sought for new Scottdale veterans memorial

A group of Scottdale residents set out to establish a place to honor those who have served in the United States military. More...

Scout Chance Longton

Scout Chance Longton, 18, completed this sign as his Eagle Scout project as part of Troop 150.   More...

Obituaries

Michael J. Brodak

mount Pleasant

Michael J. Brodak, 85, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Excela- Health-Latrobe Hospital.  More...

Mary Ann Capezzuto

forest hills

Mary Ann Capezzuto, 72, of Forest Hills, passed peacefully in the home of her daughter in McDonald, North Fayette Twp. More...

Pauline A. Dynes

south connellsville

Pauline A. Dynes, 85, of South Connellsville, died Monday February 1, 2016 in the Golden Living Center, Uniontown. She was born September 24, 1930 in Donora, a daughter of the late Joseph, Sr. and Mary Toth Majoris. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

The Big Bang Theory You, Me and the Apocalypse 8 p.m. on WJAC WTOV WPX International riots break out as the comet draws nearer, so all eyes are on Scotty McNeil (Kyle Soller). American Idol More...

DEAR ABBY

Visits to Motherin Law Feel Like Stepping Into a Fight Ring

DEAR ABBY: I am dreading an upcoming trip that includes a visit to my husband’s mother, “Harriet.” She is prone to “accidents” when I visit, and I always end up getting hurt. More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)  Look for a practical way to help others. You have more to offer than you realize. A vocational change will stabilize your personal life and boost your confidence.  PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)   More...

Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“Ah Lord God! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you.” - Jeremiah 32:17 AKJV  God is great and He never changes. More...

ASK DR. K

Lifestyle changes will combat prediabetes

DEAR DOCTOR K: After years of normal blood sugar levels, I’m suddenly in the prediabetes range. Am I on an irreversible path to Type 2 adult-onset) diabetes? DEAR READER: No, you’re not, but you’re facing a challenge. More...

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