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March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomas Edison’s legacy to be reviewed at Parlor Talks

Brian Charlton will present “Thomas Edison’s Concrete Vision: Building Cement City” 2 p.m. More...

News

Head of U.N.-backed gov’t sails to Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The head of a U.N.-brokered Libyan unity government arrived in the capital by sea Wednesday to set up a temporary seat of power in a naval base despite threats from competing factions, which prevented him from arriving by More...

Paris prosecutor: Suspect charged with terror offenses

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old Frenchman for allegedly plotting an imminent attack and operating an explosives arsenal of what prosecutors called “unprecedented scale.&rd More...

Man arrested for stealing from family

A Connellsville man accused of breaking into a family member’s Dunbar Township home to steal money is in jail.  Matthew Glenn Critchfield, 25, of 107 1/2 W. More...

Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Bargain sale   The annual bargain sale and baked goods sale at the Central Fellowship Church, located on the corner of Peach and Arch Street in Connellsville, will be held April 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

Remove any hazards to prevent falling at home

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have osteoporosis, so my bones are going to break more easily. My doctor told me I should therefore try to avoid falls, but he didn’t say how. Any ideas? More...

Friday is April Fool’s Day

Friday is April Fool’s Day. Here’s wishing a happy birthday to former Scottdale Borough Manager Barry Whoric. Enjoy your day. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 at the Regional Family YMCA of the Laurel Highlands. More...

Normalville man picked up on warrants

A Normalville man wanted in an unrelated case now faces drug and gun charges. More...

Sewage rate increases approved in South Connellsville

South Connellsville Borough residents will see sewage rates increase beginning on April 1.  Currently, customers pay $22 for their first 3,500 gallons used, plus $3.20 for any additional 1,000 gallons. More...

Prison board to compare overtime costs

The Fayette County Prison Board will compare costs related to overtime pay for part-time employees and full-time workers.  During its Wednesday meeting, the board heard from prison guards who thanked the county commissioners for reinstating six More...

Obituaries

Michael A. Diener

Everson

Michael A. Diener, 58, of Everson, died Saturday afternoon, March 26, 2016 at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born April 4, 1957 in Pittsburgh, a son of Norma Jean Litzenburger Diener of Florida and the late William T. More...

Eleanor Hennessey

Dunbar

Eleanor June Hennessey (Morgan), 83, of Dunbar (Morrell), died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 peacefully at home after her 10 year battle with Lewy body dementia. She was born December 22, 1932 in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Harry G. More...

Glada L. Johnson

Mill Run

Glada L. Prinkey Johnson, 88, of Mill Run, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville, while surrounded by her loving family. More...

Opinion

The Perils of Cooking Intelligence: From Vietnam to ISIS

Guest Commentary

Recent revelations by the Pentagon’s inspector general indicates that U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Easter attack spotlights Christian persecution

Commentary

WASHINGTON — American Christians feel safe in the United States — religious freedom, after all, was one of the rights the American experiment was all about. More...

Sports

Falcons hold off Vikings

Wednesday’s non-section baseball game between Connellsville and visiting Mt. More...

SPORTS NOTICES

BASEBALL C’ville Junior Legion • The Connellsville Junior Legion baseball team will hold tryouts at 4 p.m. Sunday in the auxiliary gym at Connellsville High School. Players must be 15 years of age or younger as of April 30. More...

Baseball  Charleroi at Southmoreland, 4 p.m.  Softball   Connellsville at Kiski, 4 p.m.  Laurel Highlands at Mt. Pleasant, 4 p.m.  Southmoreland at Greensburg Salem, 4 p.m.  Mapletown at Geibel, 4:30 p.m. More...

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