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March 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Opening night

Mark Hofmann | The Daily Courier Performing “Truly Scrumptious” during the opening night of Connellsville Area Senior High School’s produciton of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang&rdqu More...

News

US seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly protections

BILLINGS, Mont. More...

Romney, McCain: Trump a danger for America’s future

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party’s most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, lambasted current frontrunner Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a danger More...

In field on edge of Greece, refugees’ desperation grows

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) - By the hundreds they come, trudging along the sides of highways and across fields, dragging tired toddlers and pushing the elderly and injured in wheelchairs - a seemingly endless stream of humanity heading north for a better l More...

Opinion

LETTERS

Well, it appears the Fayette County commissioners’ office has clearly taken a 20-year step backward into the overwhelming realm of unprecedented petty politics.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Clinton’s America never stopped being great

Sometimes, you take your laughs where you find them. For me, the funniest moment in an otherwise dreary and intermittently scary election year came when Candidate Trump visited the old state fairgrounds in Little Rock. More...

Sports

Roaring Lions fall in USCAA quarterfinal

Throughout the course of the 2015-16 season, the Penn State Fayette men’s basketball team has done an exceptional job of staring down nearly all challenges.  More...

Fayette women lose to tourney’s top seed

The Penn State-Fayette women’s basketball team did a good job of staying close to top-seeded College of St. More...

Southmoreland wrestlers have sights set on states

Southmoreland wrestlers will take to the mat this week for the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Tournament, and coach Ryan Shaw said all of them have what it takes to make it to the next level.  “They all have the capability of getting int More...

CASD audit questions financials, leadership

An audit released Thursday by state Auditor General Eugene A. More...

Dunbar Twp. residents upset over tap-in fees

Residents at a Dunbar Township supervisors meeting complained about fees related to a sewer line project.  In letters dated Feb.1, the Dunbar Borough/Township Sanitary Authority informed about 80 township residents on Pechin, Ferguson and Mahoni More...

Southmoreland directors worried about finances

As the continuing saga of the state budget impasse proceeds, more and more school districts will have to take steps to make up for the state subsidies that are not being received, such as borrowing money.  At past board meetings, Southmoreland S More...

Chamber of Commerce reviews print options at mixer

Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce discussed how best to publish business addresses for tourists visiting Connellsville via the Great Allegheny Passage at Thursday’s monthly trail mixer.  The mixer was held at Wavie and Janes Empori More...

Obituaries

Nancy J. (Holland) Walker

CONNELLSVILLE

Nancy J. (Holland) Walker, 76, of Connellsville died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. More...

William Edward Hardy

SCOTTDALE

William Edward Hardy, 86, Scottdale, formerly of Connellsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 10 p.m. at the Harmon House, surrounded by his loving family. More...

Cheryl Marie Welc

CONNELLSVILLE

Cheryl Marie Welc, 64, of Connellsville, died Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Highlands Hospital. She was born Aug. More...

Arts and Entertainment

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

At left, Caractacus Potts (Jordan Kosisko) drives his children, Jeremy and Jemima Potts (Courtney Crider and Andrea Mellinger), during the song “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” during the openin More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Year of Mercy  In response to Pope Francis’ call to have the sacrament of reconciliation available around the world on March 4-5 in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Greensburg will host “24 Hours for the Lord” this Fri More...

On This Date

In 1789, the first session of the United States Congress was held in New York City as the new Constitution took effect. In 1791, Vermont was admitted as the 14th U.S. state. In 1913, the U.S. Department of Labor was formed.  More...

Lifestyles

Lenten fish dinners at Church of God at Clinton

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

Aging feet need tender loving care

DEAR DOCTOR K: As I’ve entered my 60s, I’ve noticed that my toenails are thicker and the skin on my feet is drier. Should I change my foot care routine?  More...

Boy who almost lost arm gets boost from ex-Major Leaguer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seth Apel caught a baseball Wednesday with his left hand and then, in a seemingly single motion, flipped off his mitt, caught the ball with the same hand and threw it back.  More...

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