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March 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Final touches

Courtney Crider and Andrea Mellinger present a scene from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Monday at the Conellsville Area High School during a dress rehearsal. More...

Connellsville couple welcomes leap year baby

“We’re really excited grandparents,” Linda Prolenski of Vanderbilt said of the birth of her first grandchild – who entered the world as a leap year baby.  Gabriella Grace was born at 10:07 Monday to Jared and Katie Kerns More...

News

Cardinal says he has Pope’s backing

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — One of Pope Francis’ top advisers has told reporters he has the pope’s backing as he prepared to testify for a second day at an Australian inquiry into child abuse. More...

Australian cardinal says he has ‘full backing’ of pope

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - One of Pope Francis’ top advisers has told reporters he has the pope’s backing as he prepared to testify for a second day at an Australian inquiry into child abuse.  Australian Cardinal George Pell met with More...

GOP split as Trump, Clinton seek Super Tuesday wins

VALDOSTA, Ga. More...

Opinion

Is it Voter Fraud Season? Let’s Hope Not

Guest Commentary

In recent years there have been far too many cases in which elections in America have been rigged. More...

Political Cartoon

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Changes in gratitude, changes in attitude

Back in December, Princeton professor Robert P. George was in the hospital with heart trouble and it did not sound good. At the time, I happened to be at a conference with many of his friends, colleagues and admirers. We prayed. We were not alone. More...

Sports

MP swimmers expect strong effort at WPIALs

Mt. Pleasant junior Cole Dombrosky has two goals for the WPIAL Class AA Swimming Championships being held Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool: Qualify for the state meet and set a couple of new school marks.  More...

Scotties coach to step down

Ryan Shaw will sit in the corner of wrestling mats the next two weekends, trying to help Southmoreland High School wrestlers like Tyler Griffiths, Jake Beistel and Evan Myers get as high up the medal stands as possible in the Class AA Southwest Regio More...

Falcons gearing up for WPIALs

As the WPIAL Class AAA Swimming Championships approach, activity at the Connellsville High School pool still looks very much like a team practice rather than individual training sessions.  That’s a very good thing.  This season, the F More...

Tourism group could have a strong voice in Harrisburg

The Fayette County Tourism Alliance can be a strong voice in Harrisburg, said Muriel Nutall, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce executive direction, on Monday.  Nutall delivered that message to about 40 business and tourism officials during a me More...

Sharing the Harvest raises $100,000

Connellsville Community Ministries’ Sharing the Harvest Campaign has surpassed its $100,000 goal.  The campaign began in November and generated $102,615.80 by the time it ended on Feb. More...

Climber’s identity released

The Fayette County Coroner’s office released the identity of a man who died after falling while rock climbing in Dunbar Township Sunday afternoon.  The coroner’s office identifed the victim as Calvin Swoager Jr., 56. 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...

Benjamin H. Urbach

FORMERLY OF LITTLE SUMMIT

Benjamin H. Urbach, 90, formerly of Little Summit, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2016, while in the Hillside Estates Suites, Connellsville. He was born Sept. 8, 1925 in Connellsville, a son of the late Minter R. More...

Gerald G. “Gib” Hayes

MT. PLEASANT, EAST HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP

Gerald G. “Gib” Hayes, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, East Huntingdon Township. passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Veterans Hospital Aspinwall.  The family is inviting friends from 2 to 8 p.m. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sudoku

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On This Date:

In 1781, the Continental Congress officially adopted the Articles of Confederation. In 1803, Ohio was admitted as the 17th U.S. state. In 1867, Nebraska was admitted as the 37th U.S. state. In 1961, President John F. More...

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Lifestyles

Vendors sought for new event at West Overton

If you make it, bake it or grow yourself, you can rent a space and sell it at the new Makers’ Market on May 7, at the Village Shops at West Overton Village and Museums.  More...

Open house

SUBMITTED Verna Montessori School is currently registering for the 2016-2017 school year from Pre-K through eighth grade. An open house will be held March 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Cast meal

Members of the cast and crew of Connellsville Area High School's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" take a break from rehearsals and enjoy a meal donated by Italian Oven in Connellsville. More...

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