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March 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ticket sales start for ‘Lion King Jr.’

Ticket sales will begin Tuesday for the Connellsville Junior High School production of “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” The curtain will rise 7 p.m. April 1-2 and 2 p.m. April 3 in the junior high auditorium. Tickets are $7. More...

News

World News IN BRIEF

Economy at center stage as Dems prepare for Flint debate FLINT, Mich. More...

One fish, two fish...

Henry Domasky, 6, plays a fishing game in the library at Southmoreland Primary as the school celebrates Read Across America. More...

Tri-Town Historical Society to meet Tuesday

The Tri-Town Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Historical Society Building on Howell Street in Dawson. New members are welcome. Dues are $10 per year. More...

Opinion

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The medical cannabis issue deserves house vote

Guest Commentary

This legislative session has been a difficult one, with a drawn-out and contentious debate about the budget and slow progress on an issue that is vital to thousands of Pennsylvanians who are facing devastating illnesses— medical cannabis.  More...

Jim Crow Redux: Hillary’s race baiting past

SWEETLANDOF LIBERTY

Three days before the Democrats’ South Carolina presidential primary -- in which Hillary Clinton won nearly 90 percent of the black vote -- a drama unfolded at a private $500-a-ticket fundraiser in an upscale Charleston neighborhood.  More...

Sports

Southmoreland’s Beistel claims Southwest Regional crown

Vikings to send 5 to states

CANONSBURG – It’s understandable that Jake Beistel did not want to be the first one off the awards stand after the medal ceremony Saturday night at Canon-McMillan High School.  It took him long enough to get there.  More...

Top prospects lead Astros past Pirates 11-8

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Houston prospect Matt Duffy homered twice and Carlos Correa had two hits to lead an Astros split squad over the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-8 on Sunday. More...

CAHS’ Mauro earns trip to states

PENN HILLS – Connellsville High School’s rough trip to the WPIAL Class AAA/PIAA Southwest Regional Championships got even rougher Saturday.  The Falcons started the morning consolation round with four wrestlers still alive in the lon More...

Spaghetti dinner hopes to ‘save the fireworks’

The annual July 3 fireworks are in danger of not happening unless the community bands together to save them, said Connellsville councilman Ethan Keedy.  More...

Former chief Capitos celebrated

Dozens gathered at the Aaron’s Building on Friday to thank former Connellsville police Chief Jim Capitos.  After 38 years on the city force, Capitos stepped down on Jan. 4. More...

Playground equipment arrives at 12 St. Park

Although snow fell a week after it was installed, new playground equipment at the 12th Street Park ready for children to try it out. More...

Obituaries

Melvin D. Hensel, Sr.

DONEGAL

Melvin D. Hensel Sr., 68, of Donegal, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe. Melvin was born January 20, 1948 in Connellsville, a son of the late Howard E. and Sarah Olive (Traugh) Hensel. More...

John Edwin Linko

LEISENRING

John Edwin Linko, 51, of Leisenring died Thursday March 3, 2016 at West Penn Hospital.  More...

Lawrence McQuade Jr.

CONNELLSVILLE

Lawrence “Macky” Hugh McQuade Jr., 57, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 in Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born October 11, 1958 in Cleveland, OH, a son of the late Lawrence and Anna Mae (Hodge) McQuade. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received the patent for the telephone. In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered German troops to reoccupy the Rhineland, defying the Treaty of Versailles. In 1985, the song “We Are the World” was release More...

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Lifestyles

Celebrating Read Across America

Dr. Seuss characters ran the halls of Norvelt Elementary School during Read Across America activities. More...

Take these steps to help your child fall asleep more easily

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DEAR DOCTOR K: My 6-year-old son just can’t seem to fall asleep at night. He doesn’t fuss -- he just doesn’t get enough sleep. Is there anything I can do?   More...

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