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March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Islamic State claims it set off deadly bombings in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Bombs exploded Tuesday at the Brussels airport and in the city’s subway, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. More...

St. Rita Tenebrae continues in its 25th year

The St. Rita Parish choir is preparing for its annual Tenebrae celebration, a long-time Easter season tradition.  It will take place 8:30 p.m. More...

News

US steps up security amid fears of Brussels copycat attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration stepped up security at major transit hubs across the country after Tuesday’s airport and subway bombings in Brussels, as top U.S. More...

Senate GOP in 1997: ‘Playing politics with judges is unfair’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exasperated by a long-running fight over judicial nominees, a Republican senator pleaded with his colleagues to confirm Merrick Garland to the U.S. More...

Infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies after cancer fight

TORONTO (AP) — Knocking over a grandmother while rushing to the defense of his brother, who was insulting spectators in the City Council chamber. Threatening “murder” in a profane, incoherent rant captured on video. More...

Opinion

Artisans are distilling our heritage

Westsylvania

Spurred by the success of craft brewers, small craft distillers are bellying up to America’s bars. More...

Explaining Marco Rubio’s defeat in Florida

EXPLAINING RUBIO’S DEFEAT  MIAMI -- One of Marco Rubio’s informal circle of advisers was nervously looking at his iPhone early Tuesday evening at Rubio’s “Florida primary night celebration” at Florida International More...

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Lifestyles

Single-Cup Coffee Maker Roundup

Big changes in the U.S. single-brew coffee industry mean more variety and affordability for coffee drinkers

The way Americans get their morning caffeine fix is changing thanks to major growth in the single-brew coffee industry. Sales in the U.S. for single-cup coffee products account for 40 percent of the More...

Look Down for the Microwave

No more lurking in the corner or hanging out on rolling carts. Microwaves are on the move

Microwaves are a staple for workers on the go and college students looking for late-night snacks, but in the home, they’re often relegated to a counter or above the stove. More...

Happy Easter to everyone

Happy Easter to all. I hope that everyone enjoys the holiday and the special time that they get to spend with family and friends.  More...

Teen sentenced 3 to 6 years in assault, home invasion

A second Connellsville teen who assaulted a 79-year-old man during a home invasion will spend years in prison.  Fayette County Senior Judge Gerald R. More...

Fayette DA goes after drug dealers

A warrant sweep targeting low- and mid-level drug dealers netted nearly two dozen arrests, Fayette County District Attorney Rich Bower said.  At approximately 7:30 a.m. More...

Two arrested after Legion altercation

Two area men are accused of firing shots Sunday outside of an American Legion post in Dunbar Township. More...

Glass Festival committee, borough to work together

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Obituaries

Edna Bloom

South ConnellSville

Edna “Betty” Hostetler Bloom, 96, of South Connellsville, died Sunday, March 20, 2016, in the South Connellsville Personal Care Home.  She was born April 21, 1919, the daughter of the late Clyde and Grace Brooks Hostetler of Scottdal More...

Mary R. McFadden

SCottdale

Mary R. Banasick Mc- Fadden, 68, of Scottdale, died unexpectedly, Monday morning, March 21, 2016 at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born July 31, 1947, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late John J. More...

Anna Rose Cockrell Walskey

South ConnellSville

Anna Rose Cockrell Walskey, 87, a lifelong resident of South Connellsville, passed away peacefully Mon. March 21, 2016 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, while surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Central Fellowship news   Maundy Thursday Passover Meal will be served at the Central Fellowship Church, 316 N. Arch St., Connellsville, at 6 p.m. March 24. More...

On This Date

In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their return trip east after reaching the Pacific coast. In 1956, Pakistan became the first Islamic republic. More...

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Sports

Zimcosky shifts focus to Olympic trials

In the immediate aftermath of winning her second gold medal at the PIAA Class AA Championships at Bucknell University, Geibel senior Emily Zimcosky started to think about the people who helped her to achieve her goals. More...

Sports Notices

BASEBALLC’ville Colt/Pony• The league will holda meeting in room 121 ofthe Connellsville SeniorHigh at 6 p.m. Thursday.Anyone still interested insigning up may do so atthe meeting. More...

Vikings optimistic in 2016

It’s a new era for the Mt. Pleasant baseball program, as Chris Firmstone takes the team’s reins. The new head coach is optimistic about the upcoming season, believing that anything is possible for the Vikings this year, if they want it enough. More...

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