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February 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Courier adds feature pages

The Daily Courier continues to undergo changes to improve your newspaper.  Starting today, new feature pages will run in The Daily Courier.  A “Sudoku” page will appear each day. More...

Public encouraged to visit library

Andrew Carnegie “gave” Connellsville a library more than a century ago.  The Carnegie Free Library has served the area for 113 years in many ways. More...

News

World News IN BRIEF

Fiji scrambles to restore power after ferocious cyclone WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Fijians were finally able to venture outside Monday after authorities lifted a curfew but much of the country remained without electricity in the wake of a feroci More...

Gunman kills 6 in Mich. shooting rampage

KALAMAZOO, Mich. More...

War vet shares stories of black soldiers

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Asa J. Davison Jr. has seen a lot in the 92 years he’s been a West Virginian. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Supergirl 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Italia Ricci makes her debut playing another assistant hired by Cat, setting up a competition with Kara. The X-Files 8 p.m. on WWCP WPGH  More...

Couple’s separation issues might benefit from a break

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend, “Allison,” for two years, but lately there have been frequent rough patches. I’m 18 and a college student. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Don’t share personal information with colleagues, friends or relatives until you are sure that the information will not be used against you. More...

Sports

Scotties, Vikings advance in wrestling tourney

CLAYSVILLE — Saturday was a good day for wrestlers from Mt. More...

Fayette advances with OT victory

When the Penn State York men’s basketball team jumped out to a 13-point lead in the first half of Saturday’s Penn State University Athletic Conference semifinal, it looked as though the team would roll to a win and contend for its fourth More...

Daring move gives Hamlin Daytona win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With a Hail Mary move, Denny Hamlin ended Joe Gibbs’ 23-year drought at the Daytona 500.  More...

A tale as old as time ...

Belle (Gabrielle Goodwin) dances with Beast (Tyler Sebek) during Sunday’s performance of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” presented by the Conn-Area Catholic Performing Arts Program at th More...

Bids received for WCVI demolition

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority has received four bid proposals for demolition of the old WCVI building on East Crawford Avenue, authority executive director Michael Edwards said Friday.  The authority will review the bids in its effor More...

Self-defense program for women on tap

According to the FBI, one in three women will be sexually assaulted before age 18; one in four will be sexually abused.  “Out and About,” a self-protection program for women, will be presented 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Jesse Ray Knopsnider

SOMERSET

Jesse Ray Knopsnider, 86, of Somerset, formerly of Indian Head, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in the Somerset Hospital. More...

Frank “Chunky” Anthony Marchelletta Jr.

DUNBAR

Frank “Chunky” Anthony Marchelletta Jr., 88, of Dunbar, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  More...

Philmore Curtin Marietta

DUNBAR

Philmore Curtin Marietta, age 80, of Ohiopyle, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. More...

Opinion

Sick of presidential politicians grubbing for votes

Editorial

Like millions of Americans in the middle of February I have the flu.  Unlike millions of Americans I have a deadline.  Forced to stay at home, sucking Vitamin C drops, I have read newspapers, listened to radio, and watched television as a s More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Will Scalia’s death mean life for death row inmates?

SWEETLANDOF LIBERTY

In September and October, Justice Antonin Scalia told audiences at two different law schools that it would not surprise him if the death penalty were ruled unconstitutional while he was still on the court. More...

Lifestyles

Picky eaters usually grow to like variety

ASK DR. K

DOCTOR K: My preschooler will eat only white foods. I’m worried he’s not getting the proper nutrients to grow and develop. More...

Connellsville Township firefighters having fish fries for the Lenten season

The Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department will again conduct weekly fish fry events 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays throughout the Lenten season. Dinners are $9, and take-outs will be available. More...

Candidates listed for April 26 primary

In addition to the voting for party nominations for the United States presidency in the April 26 primary election, local voters will choose candidates in seven area races.  More...

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