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February 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Skier dies at Seven Springs

SOMERSET (AP) — Authorities say a skier was killed after he was accidentally struck by another skier at a Pennsylvania resort.  State police in Somerset County said 51-year-old Jeffrey Behr of Delmont was skiing on the Wagner trail near th More...

Carnegie FRIENDS hosting annual sale

“Reading is alive in Connellsville,” said Karen Macko, a member of the FRIENDS of the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville.  The group is preparing for its annual spring book sale, which will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

News

World News IN BRIEF

States reduce jobless checks, adding pressure to unemployed JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. More...

GAP trends to be discussed

Traffic on the Greater Allegheny Passage and other regional trails grows each year. As a result, the need for overnight accommodations along the trails also grows. More...

Grindstone couple are law library’s Artist of the Month

A retired Grindstone couple with creative flair has been named the Fayette County Law Library’s the artists of month for March. The work of Karen Angel Zueger and Martin Zueger will be displayed in the library at the courthouse in Uniontown. More...

Opinion

Editor’s View

Each day at The Daily Courier is a balancing act. We start out with blank pages and fill them with stories, photographs and ads.  On the news end, each story requires a judgement call. Is the story worthy of the front page? More...

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Washington Warlord: Hillary Clinton’s child soldiers

SWEETLANDOF LIBERTY

“Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother.” -- Frederick Douglass  More...

Sports

Six Falcons advance in wrestling sectionals

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — Heading into Saturday’s 2-AAA Sectionals, Connellsville wrestling coach Tommy Dolde said that he wanted to see all nine of his wrestlers in the tournament advance to next weekend’s WPIAL Class AAA/ PIAA Southwest More...

Vikings send 6 grapplers to regionals

McDONALD — No one was more pleased to see Al Beattie graduate from Burrell High School last spring than Jake Beistel. More...

Pitt gets huge win over Duke

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jamel Artis scored 17 points and Pittsburgh gave its NCAA Tournament hopes a needed jolt as the Panthers dominated No. 15 Duke 76-62 on Sunday. More...

Upgrades on MP’s Main Street coming

The Mt. Pleasant Municipal Authority agreed to a PennDot proposal that involves upgrades to Main Street.  Main Street, part of state Route 31, runs from east to west through the business district. More...

Connellsville to unveil new website

Internet users seeking information about Connellsville soon will have a new go-to destination, Mayor Greg Lincoln said.  A quick Google search for Connellsville now sends surfers to www.connellsville.org. More...

Police probing home invasion

Connellsville police are investigating a home invasion that occurred around 7:10 p.m. More...

Coroner called to scene of fall

Fayette County Coroner’s office was called to Dunbar Township Sunday afternoon where someone fell while rock climbing just after 2 p.m., according to Fayette County 911.  The victim was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.  The ac More...

Obituaries

Charles A. Fisher

HUNKER

Charles A. Fisher, 78, of Hunker, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his home due to Parkinson’s Disease which he battled for several years prior to his death. Charles was born November 14, 1937 in Mt. More...

Geraldine “Gerri” L. Welsh

CONNELLSVILLE

Geraldine “Gerri” L. Welsh, 75, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Highlands Hospital. She was born February 24, 1941 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Eugene and Guinevere Gregg Dascani.  More...

Lena Wiltrout

PLACE

Lena Wiltrout, 91 ,of Connellsville passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at her residence comforted by her loving family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1704, French and Native American forces attacked the English settlement at Deerfield, Massachusetts. In 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African- American to win an Academy Award for her performance as Mammy in “Gone Wit More...

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Lifestyles

Family chickens are my fine feathered friends

I ’m a chicken owner. You may think that taking care of chickens is easy to do, but sometimes chickens have minds of their own. If you are considering having chickens, there are a few things you need to know.  More...

How to survive PE

STUDENT VOICES

PE can be the best part of your day or the class that you absolutely dread the most. It holds a variety of activities for different types of students.  More...

BDD sufferers are preoccupied with physical defects

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: The doctor says my 14-year-old daughter has something called “body dysmorphic disorder.” What is it, and can it be treated?  More...

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