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Connellsville Twp. officials to review updated ordinances

The Connellsville Township supervisors will review updated subdivision and land development ordinances. Changes could come as soon as their April meeting. More...

News

Long a niche, street medicine for homeless heads mainstream

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — They’re house calls without the house.  More...

N. Korea to liquidate S. Korean assets, fires missiles into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea responded Thursday to new sanctions from South Korea by firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of defiance and vowing to “liquidate” all remaining South Korean assets at former c More...

Germany: Files listing Islamic State fighters are authentic

BERLIN (AP) - Thousands of files have surfaced with personal data on members of the Islamic State group - documents that might help authorities track down and prosecute foreign fighters who returned home after joining the extremists, or identify thos More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Lodge meets  The Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge No. 1686 of Connellsville will meet at the lodge hall on Rogers Avenue March 15 at 6 p.m. for a polenta dinner before the meeting. Committee chairperson is Mary Ann Nativio. More...

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On This Date

In 1861, delegates from seven states adopted the Constitution of the Confederate States of America. In 1888, the “Great Blizzard of ‘88” struck the Northeastern United States, killing more than 400 people.  More...

Lifestyles

Fallingwater opens for 52nd tour season

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will officially open March 12 for its 52nd tour season. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors from around the world.  More...

Art exhibit at Diocesan Heritage Center focuses on mercy

GREENSBURG — More than 150 years ago, an immense oil painting of the Pieta traveled by boat from Germany to the United States, then by train to central Pennsylvania, and finally by wagon to Blairsville.  More...

Funeral home’s billboards send message

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CASD approves staffing review

The Connellsville Area School Board directed district administrators to review staffing needs. The review, approved at a Wednesday meeting, will be based on instructional program requirements and enrollment. More...

Frazier explores payment policy

The Frazier School Board will explore the possibility of a payment policy for school activities that require transportation.  “We’ve been addressing transportation requests on an as-needed basis,” board member Deborah Vargo- Al More...

Southmoreland schools study financial options

The Southmoreland School District is not quite ready to vote on whether to borrow money or maybe withhold the payment of certain bills – and perhaps salaries – in light of the on going state budget impasse. More...

Obituaries

Edgar R. Rolla

SCOTTDALE

Edgar R. Rolla, 87, of Scottdale, passed away at Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Edgar was born Aug. 2, 1928, in East Huntingdon Township, son of the late William and May (Sutor) Rolla. More...

Opinion

A new national security strategy for the 21st century

For the first time since 2006, terrorism tops the economy as our number one concern, and eight in ten Americans believe that another attack is at least somewhat likely. More...

Understanding the ‘moral molecule’ of our pets

“People must have renounced, it seems to me, all natural intelligence to dare to advance that animals are but animated machines. ... More...

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Sports

Falcons look to make strides

Each year, Connellsville boys tennis coach Bill Ricks tries to build his team with the goal of seeing the players improve from the start of the season to the end.  This year is no different, and with a team filled primarily with underclassmen, t More...

Local wrestlers struggle on first day at states

HERSHEY – Take away Jake Beistel’s super quick pin and it wasn’t much of a morning for area wrestlers in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on Thursday.  The Southmoreland senior heavyweigh More...

Vikings seek overall improvement

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