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March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wrote gets probation in shooting incident

A Connellsville man convicted of recklessly endangering another person was sentenced to two years probation on Tuesday by Fayette County President Judge John Wagner.  “This is a real conundrum,” said Wagner before sentencing John Wro More...

News

Doctors ready patients for quicker recovery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Common sense tells most people to train before running a 10K race to avoid dehydration, injuries and physical exhaustion.  Doctors are applying that same concept to patients preparing for surgery in a growing medical trend acr More...

Wolf blasts new GOPbill in Pa.’s budget fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

CRIME

Connellsville   Retail theft: Carla Darrell, 436 E. Crawford Ave., is charged with retail theft after taking merchandise from the Cricket Wireless store on South Pittsburgh Street. The incident occurred on March 1. Charges filed.  More...

Opinion

Huntingdon’s Chain of Destinations

Westsylvania

Once there was a hiking trail that was named for what was supposed to be. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Do Trump’s rivals benefit by blaming him for Chicago chaos?

LAKELAND, Florida -- Marco Rubio lays much of the blame for the mass protest that shut down Donald Trump’s Chicago rally on Trump himself. But some of Rubio’s supporters see things differently. More...

Sports

Scotties excited for new season

The Southmoreland softball team is coming off one excellent season, and with nearly all the starting lineup returning, the Scotties have the potential to follow it up with another.  More...

Penguins slip by Isles in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins know the freewheeling portion of the regular season — or what passes for it these days — is gone.  More...

Zimcosky ready to go for gold

Geibel senior Emily Zimcosky has always taken her high school swimming career in stride, and she always keeps things in perspective.  This week, Zimcosky will be looking to close out her fantastic scholastic career by gunning for a pair of state More...

Auditor General ‘puzzled’ by CASD Statements

In a press release issued Tuesday, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said that he is puzzled with statements made last week by Connellsville Area School District officials concerning the performance audit of the district released in earl More...

Kendi promoted to Connellsville Police corporal

Connellsville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to promote Connellsville Police’s Bryan Kendi to the rank of corporal.  Kendi, a five-year veteran of the police force, scored the highest on his testing, said Chief Bill Hammerle.  More...

Mt. Pleasant boy’s life has been changed by theater

Bobbie Baldassare said theater has changed her son’s life.  Jace Baldassare, 12, will appear as Fred the Dog this weekend when the Greasepaint Players present “Curiosity Cat” at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.  More...

Obituaries

Edward Swink

Dawson

Edward William “Eddie” Swink, of Dawson, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, equipment operator and Marine Corps purple heart recipient, 65, died Saturday, March 12, 2016. More...

Evelyn Collins

ruskin, florida

Evelyn Joan Collins, 86, of Ruskin, FL., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL.  She was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John H. More...

Carol L. Lynn

south Connellsville

Carol L. Lynn, 80, a lifelong resident of South Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, March 14, 2016 in Mountainview Specialty Care, Greensburg.  She was born Nov. 27, 1935, in South Connellsville, daughter of the late Lawrence O. More...

Arts and Entertainment

New faith-based films tone down religion, amp up star power

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some film goers, hearing a movie described as “faith-based” makes it a must-see. More...

Jesus’ last hours depicted live in ‘The Passion

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The tale of the final hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth has been told countless times — but on Sunday, Fox will broadcast a retelling with a modern-day musical twist, with the resurrected City of New Orleans as the backdrop. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Bingo   Everson Volunteer Fire Company is holding a $5 bingo on March 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Extra cards are $5.  Scottdale Library event   More...

Lifestyles

3 Spring-Smart Color Tips

simple solutions for everyday living

It’s time to shrug off winter’s chill and let the spring in.And there is no better way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather than by fearlessly injecting some warm, bright hues into your home décor, says British interior design writer Will Taylo More...

Come Together in the Kitchen

Open floor plans, curved islands and comfortable seating beckon busy families to slow down and sit down – together

For many, kitchen table holds so much clutter that it functions more like a desk instead of a place for food.The hassle of bringing out plates and silverware puts a damper on the idea of gathering the family at the table for dinner.  More...

Scottdale business owner speaks out on parking issues

A Scottdale restaurant owner told council she is opposed to proposed parking restrictions that might affect her business.  Wise’s Restaurant owner Liz Funk complained during a Monday borough council meeting.  More...

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