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February 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

North Manor, Riverview rents to decrease

North Manor and Riverview Apartments residents will see their rent decrease starting April 1.  The Connellsville Housing Authority agreed to accept new flat rent rates for each housing complex, based on a December ruling from the U.S. More...

News

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.  More...

Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country’s deadliest prison melee in years.  More...

If Ferguson dissolves police, who would step in?

FERGUSON, Mo. More...

Opinion

Governor Wolf PERCs Up

Guest Commentary

After just one year in office it is clear Pennsylvania Governor TomWolf is the most spendthrift governor in the nation. More...

Understanding the ‘Bernie Bros’

Sometimes I think I learned more politically relevant lessons playing ball than anywhere else. If nothing else, sports teach realism: what you can do, what you can’t, how to deal with it. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sports

Spanier suits target Sandusky report, Penn St.

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh defamed him through a blisteringly More...

Frazier teams primed for playoffs

With strong regular seasons now behind them, the Frazier boys and girls basketball teams are each focused on the task at hand, which is winning a preliminary-round WPIAL Class AA playoff game.  The Frazier girls take on Apollo-Ridge at 6:30 p.m. More...

NCAA replay officials could get more say in targeting penalties

Replay officials are likely to have more power when it comes to calling targeting penalties in college football next season.  The NCAA football rules committee proposed giving replay officials more authority to overturn incorrect targeting fouls More...

Blasts rattle Connellsville

Area residents surprised by training drill

Some Connellsville residents were startled Thursday by several loud explosions that echoed through the city.  Shortly after, people began to call City Hall to ask about the loud booms, City Clerk Vern Ohler said.  Ohler confirmed the explos More...

Frazier approves new information system

The Frazier School Board unanimously approved a contract for new student information system, contingent on a review by the Solicitor Samuel Davis.  The action took place during a special meeting.  More...

Lemont Furnace man charged in Dunbar Township accident

A Lemont Furnace man is accused of driving drunk through an accident scene and hitting a pedestrian.  State police at Uniontown charged Lonnie Dean Greenawalt Jr., 37, of 169 Morgan Station Road, with aggravated assault with a vehicle while dri More...

Obituaries

William H. ‘Crow’ Farino, Sr.

MOUNT PLEASANT

William H. More...

Elsie Mills Kirk

CONNELLSVILLE

Elsie Mills Kirk, 90, of Connellsville, formerly of Dickerson Run Hill, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at her home while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born Aug. More...

James Harry ‘Red’ Hennessey

DUNBAR (MORRELL)

James Harry “Red” Hennessey, 89, of Dunbar (Morrell), died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Uniontown Hospital with his children by his side.  He was born January 20, 1927, in Dawson, the son of the late George and Margaret  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

NBA Basketball 7 p.m. on ESPN There are big doings in Toronto, as festivities start up tonight for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.   More...

Parenting at ex’s house is an issue for new wife

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced father who has recently remarried. I have parenting time with my children one weeknight and every other weekend.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) A dedicated, disciplined approach to getting what you want will far exceed attempts to bully someone into doing things your way. If you avoid arguments, you’ll have no regrets. PISCES (Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Jewelry buyers’ guide

You can’t buy love, but onValentine’s Day those in love certainly like to treat the special people in their lives to some lavish tokens of affection. More...

Valentine’s Day flowers can go beyond roses

Valentine’s Day is a great day for florists. According to the National Retail Federation, Valentine’s Day is the No. 1 holiday for florists, as 40 percent of the holiday’s dollar volume goes toward the purchase of fresh flowers. More...

Did you know...

“Love” is a powerful word that describes one of the most potent human emotions. More...

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