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February 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Authority is seeking scholarship applicants

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority announced at a Monday meeting that $1,000 scholarships are available for commercial driver license training.  Executive Director Michael Edwards said a grant through Chevron will provide the scholarships More...

News

Bye, dangerous cold; Hello, sleet and snow

NEW YORK (AP) - Residents along the eastern U.S., freed from bitter, dangerous cold on Valentine’s Day, couldn’t even pause to take a warmer breath before the next winter weather hurdle showed up. More...

Deadly strikes hit hospitals, school in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes blamed on Russia hit at least two hospitals and a school in northern Syria on Monday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians and further dimming hopes for a temporary truce, as government troops backed by Russian warp More...

‘Whiskey Rebellion’ tourism eyed for Pennsylvania county

BEDFORD (AP) — Crowds of onlookers filled Bedford’s streets Oct. 19, 1794, as the President of the United States rode into town.  More...

Opinion

Editorial

The New Haven Hose Company is no longer the “other” fire department in Connellsville. In fact, it was the primary fire-service provider even before the city disbanded its paid department last year. More...

LETTER

Many small-town soccer clubs in western Pennsylvania host a winter indoor tournament as a fundraiser for their club. More...

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Sports

Connellsville divers look forward to WPIALs

When the WPIAL Class AAA Diving Championships are held on Feb. More...

Fast start key for Vikings in playoffs

The Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team finished its regular season more than a week ago, but the Vikings haven’t taken a lot of time to relax. More...

Penguins fall to Panthers in shootout, 2-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jussi Jokinen scored the winning goal in a shootout to lead the Florida Panthers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday.  Nick Bjugstad also scored in the shootout and in regulation for the Panthers. More...

GCCC struggled with past-due bills

Records show that the Greater Connellsville Community Center has struggled to pay utility bills, resulting in several shut-off notices, including one as recently as October.  Copies of the utility bills revealed two such instances in 2015. More...

Everson officials await occupancy report responses

Everson Councilwoman Mindy Dugger said Monday that while 76 occupancy reports have been mailed to landlords only three have responded.  The requests for the number of residents per unit are important, council President Banaszak said.  More...

Missing van found behind Zach Connell Elementary

A stolen Armstrong Cable van has been found in Connellsville.  Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln confirmed in an email that the van was found around 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

DEATHS

Elizabeth L. Wood Baker , 67, Jeannette James A. Garlets, 63, White Mark Ross Griffin, 65, Mt. Pleasant   Robert D. Griger, 93, Indian Head  William Ray Harbaugh, 84, Mill Run Lillian Virginia Milliron, 91, Mt. Pleasant   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...

Britney L. “Beebz” 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...

Arts and Entertainment

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Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2016. There are 319 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlights in History   More...

Celebrity Cipher

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Lifestyles

Love is in the air

At left, Shawn Eicher, 7, is ready to receive valentines in his red garbage truck at Soutmoreland Primary Center. More...

Premenstrual disorder symptoms can be relieved

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I always assumed my premenstrual mood swings were normal. But then I talked to some friends whose emotional symptoms are much less severe than mine. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.”&n More...

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