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February 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mahoney pushes school consolidation proposal

More than 150 area residents attended a public meeting , hosted by state Rep. TimMahoney (D-51st), to discuss his ideas involving school district consolidations. More...

News

Cosby wants money back in sex-assault case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is demanding that the accuser in his criminal case repay a confidential sex-abuse settlement because she cooperated with police who reopened the case and arrested him last year. More...

Judge nixes plea deal in robbery

A Fayette County Judge has rejected a plea deal for a Dunbar man accused of robbery, retail theft and burglary. “Take this back to the drawing board,” Judge Nancy Vernon said of the plea deal for Franklin Donald Hiles, 32, of 57 Connellsville St. More...

Toomey unlikely to back Obama pick for Supreme Court

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania held firm to his view that the next president should fill the U.S. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Bill Murray’s got nothing on our own Tom Wolf. Yes, that was the governor in Harrisburg this week starring in his own version of “Groundhog Day.” Forget Punxsutawney Phil. More...

LETTER

Your enthusiasm about the plans for whiskey production at West Overton should be tempered by the following note in the March, 2016 issue of the Wellness Letter from University of California, Berkeley. More...

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Sports

Records fall in final swim meet

Connellsville, Laurel Highlands swimmers set multiple pool, school marks

With the WPIAL swimming and diving championships being contested over the course of the next two weeks, competitors for the Connellsville and Laurel Highlands swim teams each turned in strong performances to close out the regular season in a Section More...

Baseball season is under way

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. More...

Mt. Pleasant girls battle, but Hampton pulls away

The Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team played solidly against Hampton in the early part of Thursday’s WPIAL Class AAA firstround playoff game before the Talbots put together a 16-5 run midway through the second quarter to earn the 70-34 victory. More...

Commissioners take heat for tax hike, job cuts

Correction officers and union officials delivered a heated response to the Fayette County commissioners a week after the board cut jobs and raised taxes to balance the 2016 budget.  The commissioners passed a restructured $32.5 million budget la More...

Colatch: Center to move forward

Connellsville Community Center board President Gary Colatch discussed both the financial situation for the community center as well as the decision to terminate the contract for the center’s former administrative manager, Lori Kosisko, during t More...

Dunbar area residents question tap-in requirements

About 40 residents who must tap in to sanitary sewer lines packed the Dunbar Borough/Township Sanitary Authority meeting room Wednesday.  The authority’s sewer line expansion project involves about 80 units, and letters went out to inform More...

Pope very critical of bishops who reassign suspected pedophiles

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says any bishop who moves a suspected pedophile priest from parish to parish should resign.  Francis spoke about the church’s handling of sex abuse cases while flying home Wednesday from Mex More...

Obituaries

Gertrude R. Allen

FORMERLYOF GREENSBURG

Gertrude R. Allen, (formerly of Greensburg) transitioned to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 16, 2016. She was born on September 18, 1918, to the late William and Lillie Meadows. More...

Robert F. ‘Bob’ Fissella

SCOTTDALE

Robert F. “Bob” Fissella, 65 of Scottdale passed away at 4:07 a.m., Thursday, February 18, 2016 in the Amber House, Mt. Pleasant after a brief battle with lung cancer. More...

Lawrence E. Schmidle

CONNELLSVILLE

Lawrence E. Schmidle, 89, of Connellsville died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at his home.  He was born June 20, 1926, in Connellsville a son of the late George and Sylvia Mae Albright Schmidle.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Last Man Standing 8 p.m. on WTAE WATM Mike is so distraught by the sound of the music group Eve and her friend Cammy form, he schemes to end the act. Sleepy Hollow 8 p.m. More...

Teen daughter’s sex life reveals parental discord

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My 16-year-old perfect kid came to us, very adultlike, saying it was time for her to go on the pill. We knew she had a boyfriend, but didn’t realize it was this serious.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Take responsibility and do what has to be done before you move on to more entertaining pastimes. Love and romance will light up the end of your day. PISCES (Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Church of God at Clinton offers Lenten fish dinners

The Church of God at Clinton, 640 Buchanan Road, will offer Lenten fish dinners 4 to 7 p.m. tonight, March 4 and March 18. The dinner menu comprises a fish sandwich, two side dishes, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $9. More...

Mt. Pleasant Ministerium offering Lenten lunches and guest speakers

For many years, the Mt. Pleasant Ministerium has brought the community together during the Lenten season. The Rev. Bob Kruel, the organization’s president, and his fellow members are always pleased to see a full house at the Mt. More...

CRIME

Dunbar Township   DUI: Brenda L. Groh, 58, of Connellsville, was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle with an open container of Michelob Ultra beer in her hand along Memorial Drive at 4:31 p.m. Dec. 9. Charges were filed. More...

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