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March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-cop’s preliminary hearing is continued

Former Connellsville officer facing rape, other charges

A hearing set for Wednesday for former Connellsville Police officer Ryan Thomas Reese before District Judge Charles Moore was continued. A grand jury investigation targeting Reese resulted in rape and other charges. More...

Police seeking fugitive

Connellsville Police are searching for a man who escaped arrest Monday.  Anthony Gould, 413 Highland Ave., has several outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Connellsville police said Gould has 23 summary warrants, one criminal warrant and o More...

News

Couple who took in imposter student defend actions

HARRISBURG (AP) — A couple who housed a 23-yearold Ukrainian man who was attending a Pennsylvania high school under a fake name and helped him get a driver’s license and Social Security card said Wednesday he told them he was much younger and lied ab More...

NASCAR leader under fire for endorsement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - When Brian France endorsed Donald Trump for president, the chairman and chief executive of NASCAR thought of it as nothing more than a “routine endorsement.” He’s been dealing with the fallout ever since. More...

Court nixes deal in justice’s email case

HARRISBURG (AP) — A discipline court considering ethics charges against a suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice over his exchange of explicit and objectionable emails says it will not entertain details of a proposed deal to resolve the case, k More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Seeking photographs Bullskin Township Historical Society is seeking photographs of the former Mount Vernon Park and Pool grounds taken in the 1930s or later. More...

On this Date

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed Ulysses S. Grant’s commission to command the U.S. Army.  In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell spoke the first intelligible words transmitted over a telephone: “Mr. More...

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Lifestyles

Quilt guild meets tonight

The Heart and Hand Quilt Guild will meet 7 tonight at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale. If you enjoy quilting, call 724-887-4682. New members are welcome. Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St. More...

Online behavioral therapy is still in its infancy

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been looking into cognitive behavioral therapy to help with my anxiety. It would be convenient to do this therapy from home and, surprisingly, there seem to be many online CBT options. But would the   More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.”  James 4:17 AKJV  Wow. We must be sensitive to the leading of the Lord. We must be obedient.   More...

Spring has sprung

Spring has officially sprung. These flowers are at bloom at West Overton Village and Museums in East Huntingdon. Officials at West Overton said those attending Sunday’s Parlor Talk at 2 p.m. Sunday should be able to view the beautiful flowers. More...

Planners approve townhouse project

By FRANKLIN LACAVA   Connellsville Planning Commission gave approval Wednesday for a townhouse project on Water Street and a ground level kitchen adjoining the Aaron’s Building on North Pittsburgh Street.  The projects are now eligibl More...

Soup Walk is Saturday

Local Connellsville businesses will break out the ladles Saturday to take part in the Simply Soup – Soup Walk.  The walk, which is sponsored by the Downtown Connellsville initiative, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Catherine (Cat) Roadman

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE

Mary Catherine (Cat) Roadman, 64, of South Connellsville, would like to let you know her work here is done. She received a “call,” a sort of an offer you can’t refuse for an appointment from which she will not be returning. More...

Gary G. Schenck

SCOTTDALE

Gary G. Schenck, 60, of Scottdale, passed away, Friday, March 4, 2016 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. Gary was born November 28, 1955 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late James G. Schenck Sr. and Sarah (Leaman) Schenck of Scottdale.  More...

Opinion

Guest Commentary

Local school districts want to ignore fiscal reality, kill message of change

Toward the end of my well-publicized Feb. 18 town hall informational meeting on countywide school districts, a gathering to which school board members were specifically invited, I asked for a show of hands on how many of them were in attendance. More...

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Hard reality of black-on-black violence is wrongly ignored

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WASHINGTON -- For those of us who live in Washington, reading the Post’s Metro section is often more depressing than watching the drama of the Republican presidential primaries.  More...

Sports

Mt. Pleasant tennis needs contributions from young players

The Mt. More...

Panthers advance in ACC tourney

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 14-point lead evaporated in the second half as Pittsburgh’s NCAATournament hopes hung in the balance. When Syracuse tied the score, James Robinson knew “it was no time to panic.” More...

Geibel baseball strives to start legacy

When Shawn Fuller took over as the coach of the Geibel baseball team prior to last season, he did not have the luxury of preparing the team during an entire off-season.  This year, the Gators seem to be in a better place in terms of preparation, More...

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