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February 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CASB eyes reasons for ‘hemorrhaging’ funds

When Connellsville Area School Board passed its 2014- 15 school budget, the district planned to have a final general fund balance of about $4.73 million.  A new audit performed by independent CPA Mark Turnley said that the district ended that fi More...

News

Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) - When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.  More...

Candidates sprint to N.H. finish

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation’s initial primary. More...

Teen’s death shines light on police code of silence

CHICAGO (AP) - For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to co More...

Opinion

Editor’s View

A Catholic girl from South Connellsville marries a Jewish boy from Mt. Pleasant, and what happens – everyone thinks she’s Jewish.  And who could blame them. More...

Editorial

It is difficult to find consistent success in the economic development business, where the misses at times outnumber the hits.  The people who have been involved with the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council over the past 25 years likely would More...

Strain on earth’s resources is beginning to show

WASHINGTON -- In the earliest Republican presidential debates, one of the most frightening moments came when Carly Fiorina described her “memory” of seeing a “fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, whi More...

Sports

Penguins top Ducks as Sid stays sizzling

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge with a 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday nig More...

Hustosky inspires fellow swimmers

Connellsville junior’s dedication has earned respect of his peers

Connellsville High School junior Johnny Hustosky loves to swim. He’s happy when he’s in the water, and that was one of the reasons that he decided to join the Connellsville swim team this season.  More...

Super Bowl MVP Miller anticipates exciting offseason

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller’s docket is quickly filling up.  A parade. Lots of parties. More...

CAHS dancers put spring play into motion

The dance captains for the Connellsville Area High School production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” are looking forward to putting the show’s music in motion.  More...

Police looking to upgrade weapons

The South Connellsville Police Department wants to upgrade its weapons to save money and possibly lives.  More...

New Stanton man jailed after dispute over $5

A New Stanton man accused of kicking a door over a $5 debt is in jail.  State police at Uniontown charged Travis Raymond Spohn, 30, of 117 Yellow Pine Lane, with burglary, criminal trespass, terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct More...

Obituaries

Ora A. Murphy

CONNELLSVILLE

Ora A. Murphy, 64, of Connellsville, died Feb. 4, 2016, at home. She was born Aug. 13, 1951, in Connellsville, daughter of Adelbert Hall and Margaret Dean Hall.  She worked as a CNA for Twin Oaks Home Care. Surviving are children, Samantha  More...

Joseph “Yozie” Halasz Jr.

MONARCH

Joseph “Yozie” Halasz Jr., 100, of Monarch, died Feb. 5, 2016, at Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 9, 1915, in Uniontown, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Halasz.  More...

William J. “Bill” Churilla

UNIONTOWN

William J. “Bill” Churilla, 90, of Uniontown, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

NCIS 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ An unconventional investigation ensues after a deep-sea diver is murdered on the job. New Girl 8 p.m. on WWCP WPGH “Reagan” is both the title of this  More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Get along with others and form alliances. How you handle people will make a difference to your reputation and prospects. Your strength will come from your courage to speak up. PISCES (Feb. More...

DEAR ABBY

Stepson with addicted mom must learn that she is sick

DEAR ABBY: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse. She was granted supervised visits until she can pass two consecutive drug tests.  More...

Lifestyles

Spaghetti fund-raiser

Southmoreland High School students, from left, Travis Sipple, 15, Ian Zimmerman, 16, Logan Stoner, 17, Vinnie Keffer, 17 and Max Zimmerman attend and support a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Joe Pol More...

SERVICE NEWS

Graduates basics  U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Brent S. Whoric has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C.  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”  1 Timothy 6:10 AKJV   More...

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