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February 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CASD looking at its AE programs

Connellsville Area School District administrators are seeking a more-effective way to teach children in alternative education programs.  Atawork session last week, the school board heard from Lisa Hampe, special education director; Dave McDonald More...

News

World News

IN BRIEF

Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash   RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn’t know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can’t walk, talk o More...

Antonin Scalia’s body at Texas funeral home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia’s body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials awaited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. More...

100 days at SPC

Southmoreland Primary Center students, from left, Caleigh Boyce, 6, Liam Smith, 6, Addyson Billheimer, 7, Morgan Lopez, 7 and Alexis Levendosky, 7, stack 100 cups as one of a number of activities to More...

Opinion

Editor’s View

BY ROXANNE ABRAMOWITZ

I have never considered myself to be a sports fan.  However, my husband, Joe, disagrees. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lessons of history are lost on the plains of Afghanistan

Commentary

WASHINGTON -- Several days ago, I was leafing through my old columns and found myself faced with Afghanistan! Only, it was the Afghanistan of the late 1980s, which was an immeasurably different kind of place than it is today -- or so I thought.  More...

Sports

Johnson, Paige help Tar Heels roll past Panthers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. More...

Taylor rallies by Mickelson to win at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Vaughn Taylor is headed home to the Masters with his first PGA Tour victory in more than a decade, and he can’t believe it.  Neither can Phil Mickelson.  More...

Seton-La Salle rolls to big victory over Frazier boys

For the Frazier boys basketball team, Saturday proved to be a bad day to play Seton-La Salle in a WPIAL Class AA preliminary-round playoff game at Baldwin High School. More...

Employers, job seekers invited to Connellsville Job Fair

The Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce, Connellsville Area Community Ministries and Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville will host a job fair for job seekers and employers.  Chamber office manager Brooke Deason said that the fair will More...

Area man returns musical memento

A Facebook find struck a chord with a Connellsville man who has returned a musical memento to the Fay-West area. More...

Obituaries

Britney L. Bell

MT. PLEASANT (BULLSKIN TOWNSHIP)

Britney L. “Beebz” Bell, 23, of Mt. Pleasant (Bullskin Township), passed away at 11:15 am Friday, February 12, 2016 at her residence. Britney was born April 24, 1992 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Mark W. and Loretta (McKeel) Bell of Mt. More...

Bernice JeanHunt

VANDERBILT

Bernice Jean Hunt, 79, of Vanderbilt died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born Jan. More...

Calvin Johnson

SCOTTDALE

Calvin Johnson, 84, of Scottdale, passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 in the Eldercrest Nursing Center, Munhall. He was born Nov. 30, 1931 at Indian Head, a son of the late Lester and Margaret Miller Johnson. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Televised from Los Angeles’ Staples Center, with LL Cool J — Grammy’s man for all occasions in recent years — returning as host.  More...

DEAR ABBY

Working mom feels tug of guilt for leaving young son at home

DEAR ABBY: I have been working for four years. I need to work to help my husband financially. However, over the last few months, I’ve felt torn about not being a stay-at-home mom.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Don’t concern yourself with what others think. Take a pass when it comes to negative people and situations. What counts is how you feel about your actions. Be true to yourself. PISCES (Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Post-stroke depression can be treated

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother had a stroke that weakened one side of her body. But the bigger problem right now is her depression. Can that be treated, or is it caused by irreversible brain damage from the stroke?  More...

Vanderbilt council to meet Tuesday

Vanderbilt Borough Council will meet 5 p.m. Tuesday, in the Borough Building. The food bank at Leisenring Presbyterian Church will be open 8 to 10:30 a.m. Feb 17. Remember to bring a box or basket to carry your food. More...

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