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February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Conn Area Catholic staging ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

Conn Area Catholic School will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” this weekend at the Edwin S. More...

News

Turkey pushes case for ground operations

BEIRUT (AP) - Turkey said Tuesday it is pressing for ground operations in Syria, hoping for the involvement of the U.S. More...

Connellsville City Council names Beucher as new police patrolman

Connellsville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Sam Beucher as a patrolman for the Connellsville Police Department, effective April 3, 2016.  Mayor Greg Lincoln said Beucher came highly recommended by police Chief Bill Hammerle.&nbs More...

Lemont Furnace man charged after leading police on Monday chase

A Lemont Furnace man who led police on a chase along wet, icy roads Monday before crashing is behind bars. More...

Opinion

GOP Iraq battle shines new spotlight on Jeb Bush weakness

It’s entirely reasonable to say the war in Iraq was a disaster. Maybe you disagree, or maybe you think that’s too harsh, but it’s an arguable proposition. To Jeb Bush, though, it’s an attack on his family, and therefore out of bounds. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Taking out the trash who dump it

Quite frankly, they look just like you and me: men and women; some younger, others older; some with dark-skin, others with light-skin; some driving spiffy new vehicles, others with older models. More...

Sports

Coaches reluctantly accept WPIAL realignment

When the WPIAL released section realignments for the 2016-17 school year, coaches from around the area had to start coming to grips with the fact that changes are on the way.  More...

Panthers slip past Deacons

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Robinson scored 22 points, including five free throws in the final minute to seal it as Pittsburgh escaped with an ugly 101-96 double overtime win over Wake Forest on Tuesday night. More...

Teamwork key to Lions’ success

Penn State-Fayette women’s basketball coach Scott Hillen said his Roaring Lions match up well against Penn State-Brandywine, with whom they square off Wednesday in a Penn State University Athletic Conference quarterfinal playoff game. More...

Colatch vows to fix center’s financial woes

Connellsville Community Center board President Gary Colatch on Tuesday addressed Connellsville City Council on the financial issues at the center.  Utility bills obtained by The Daily Courier showed that the community center received a shut-off More...

Connellsville man charged in cable van theft

A Connellsville man is accused of stealing and burning an Armstrong Cable van.  Sean M. Snyder, 41, of 301 N. More...

Photo

Linda Harkcom | For The Daily Courier This weekend the students of Conn Area Catholic School will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at Edwin S. More...

Obituaries

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...

Nancy Jane Harrer Christner

MT. PLEASANT

Nancy Jane Harrer Christner, 82, of Mt. Pleasant, died peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2016, at Walnut Ridge Memory Care. More...

Margaret “Margo” Langor

FORMERLY OF MONARCH

Margaret “Margo“ Langor, 102, formerly of Monarch, passed away peacefully February 15, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Hummelstown, PA. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Party at the Palace is scheduled for Feb. 27

Westmoreland Cultural Trust is rolling out the red carpet for its signature fundraising event, Party at The Palace on Feb. 27. The Palace is located at 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. More...

Cal presents ‘Deathtrap’

Submitted California University’s Department of Theatre and Music opens its 2016 spring theater season with “Deathtrap.” The play will be staged in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney The More...

TV’s BEST BETS

Survivor 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Those vying for the win range from a military veteran and an emergency-room doctor to a bounty hunter and a “Big Brother” alum. The Middle 8 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Students of the month

The Connellsville Elks Lodge 503 named students of the month for December, January and February. The December student of the month is Abigael Siecinski from Connellsville Area Senior High School. More...

‘Urinetown’ coming to Scottdale

Don’t let the name fool you.  “Urinetown,” a Geyer Performing Arts Center production, will be entertaining, satirical and feature great music.The cast will include some of the area’s finest performers.  More...

Massage is good therapy for back pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: My back is always sore. A friend suggested that massage therapy might help. Massages are expensive, so I want to make sure there’s some evidence behind this. Is there? More...

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