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March 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ambassador program opens Monday

The Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program will open its lecture series 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Connellsville Canteen on Crawford Avenue.  Author Cassandra Vivan of Mt. Pleasant will present “Early Coal Mines of H.C. More...

News

Police question Brazil’s ex-president

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian police hauled former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from his home and questioned him for about four hours Friday in a sprawling corruption case involving state-run oil company Petrobras that has already ensnared s More...

Trump reverses position on torture, targeting civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump retreated Friday from his promise that if elected president he would order the military to kill family members of militants who threaten the United States. More...

CRIME

Bullskin   Harassment: Mark Daniel Schrock, 61, of Scottdale allegedly shoved Sean Henry Schrock, 50, during an argument along Kingview Road at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 29. Charges were filed.  Dunbar Township   More...

Opinion

Guest Opinion

Medicare For All: Clarifying Costs and Benefits

Win or lose in his presidential quest, Bernie Sanders will have contributed greatly if he convinces Americans that Medicare For All is a good idea. To date, however, he has not done this.  More...

Political Cartoon

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The GOP, disestablished

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Dispirited by their failure to unite -- and in despair over two terms of a Republican president whose initiatives frustrated if not horrified them and whose appeal befuddled them -- the Democrats created Super Tuesday in 1988 so they could climb behi More...

Sports

Zimcosky wins gold, breaks record

Geibel senior Emily Zimcosky made her last race at the WPIAL Class AA Swimming Championships a memorable one as she broke her own WPIAL record and captured her fourth straight gold medal in the 100 freestyle on Friday at the University of Pittsburgh’ More...

Fayette seniors go out with win

Closing their season in the consolation round of the USCAA National Tournament wasn’t the storybook ending that the Penn State Fayette men’s basketball team had hoped for this season. More...

Four Falcons remain in AAA consolations

PENN HILLS – Two of the six Connellsville High School wrestlers who qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA Championships at Penn Hills High School advanced to Friday night’s quarterfinals. More...

2 Charged with Threatening League Officers

Two area residents are accused of threatening officers of a Mt. Pleasant Townshipbased youth football league. Joseph Vincent Loughner, 51, of 158 Caughy Road, Greensburg, and Kimberly Dawn Ross, 34, of 407 S. More...

Mt. Pleasant K-9 team going strong

He might not be of the tallest or the biggest Mt. Pleasant police officer, but Gerro is one of the bravest, Chief Doug Sam said.  Joining the force in late 2010, Gerro, a Dutch shepherd dog, is the departments K-9 officer.  More...

Obituaries

Betty M. Cramer

JONES MILLS

Betty M. Cramer, 79, of Jones Mills died Friday, March 4, 2016 in the Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She was born September 5, 1936, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Alex and Sarah Lint Wilkins. She was a member of the Mt. Nebo Church of God. More...

Victoria E. Sirianni Grimm

BULLSKIN TWP.

Victoria E. Sirianni Grimm, 92, of Everson Valley Road, died Thursday afternoon, March 3, 2016 at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. More...

William Edward Hardy

SCOTTDALE

William Edward Hardy, 86, of 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...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1770, British troops fired into a crowd of Americans, killing five, in what became known as the Boston Massacre.   More...

Did You Know?

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Do Just One Thing

Power strips are an easy way to protect your pricey electronics and also prevent phantom power use when they aren’t in use. More...

Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Catholic Daughters meet Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Annunciata No. 260 will meet March 22 at Bucci Hall in Connellsville. Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Communion Mass and breakfast will be held on April 3 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Tricks to avoid ear pain on airplanes

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I get pain in my ears every time I fly and the plane descends for landing. A friend says that chewing gum works for him, but it doesn’t work for me. What can I do?   More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 AKJV  We can’t please God without faith. More...

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