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April 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Retired Penn State administrator devotes time to woodcarving

“Now that I have the time, I’ve gotten serious about something I’ve been interested in for a long time,” Dennis Nurkiewicz said of woodcarving.  Nurkiewicz is the Artist of the Month for April, and his work will be displa More...

News

Trial for Ohio man charged with killing 3 women set to begin

CLEVELAND (AP)— The discovery in 2013 of three women’s bodies wrapped in garbage bags raised fears and drew national attention to the possibility that another serial killer like Anthony Sowell had been killing women in and around Clevelan More...

Activists try to calm fears over transgender bathroom access

NEW YORK (AP) — Stung by setbacks related to their access to public restrooms, transgender Americans are taking steps to play a more prominent and vocal role in a nationwide campaign to curtail discrimination against them. More...

Everson woman charged with false prescription

An Everson woman is accused of attempting to fill a bogus prescription to obtain the muscle relaxer Soma, a controlled substance. More...

Opinion

Connellsville chamber here to help

Guest Commentary

When I applied to the Connellsville Area Chamber of Commerce for the manager position, I wasn’t entirely sure what it would entail. More...

Political Cartoon

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Alterman’s timeless jazz to make Birdland debut

SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY

Although I have been writing about jazz for over 70 years, I don’t like to think of myself as a jazz historian. Being described as a “historian” implies that what you are writing about is dead and in the past. More...

Sports

Gatti enjoying solid season at Syracuse

Looking back, it’s hard to believe that AnnaMarie Gatti once played right field. More...

Liriano dominates, Pirates open with 4-1 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle spent spring training tinkering with the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup and preaching the importance of selflessness. Of moving runners over. Of being patient at the plate and aggressive on the bases. More...

Penguins crush Flyers 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett and Patric Hornqvist scored to help Pittsburgh build an early lead, and the surging Penguins equaled their longest winning streak of the season at six games with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia More...

Second phase of Frick project begins

Excela Health today is beginning the second phase of a five-year transformation of Frick Hospital.  Phase II will expand the lobby and rotunda area and upgrade the café and Quick Draw Plus. More...

Public meetings to focus on stormwater issues

The Westmoreland County Conservation District will conduct a series of public meetings to discuss stormwater issues. It will seek public input 1 to 3 p.m. April 19 at the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center at 218 Donohoe Road in Hempfield Township. More...

Fayette preparing for upcoming primary election

With the primary election scheduled April 26, the Fayette County Election Bureau began testing voting machines Friday.  “It’s called a logic-and-accuracy test,” clerk Janice Lake, said. More...

Obituaries

Drucella M. Ames

Dawson

Drucella M. Ames, 90, of Dawson, died Thursday, March 31, 2016, in South Connellsville Personal Care Home. She was born May 5, 1925, in Dawson, a daughter of the late Angelo and Harriet (Lint) Lape. More...

James T. Lycett

Connellsville

James T. Lycett, 89, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, at home. He was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Washington, Pa., a son of the late James T. and Anna Marie (Dreamer) Lycett. More...

Ronald S. Cramer

Connellsville

Ronald S. Cramer, 53, of Connellsville died Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the home of his mother in Indian Head. He was born Sept. 16, 1962, in Connellsville, a son of Bonnie Sherbondy Cramer of Indian Head and the late Donald K. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1949, 12 nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) pact. In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. More...

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Seniors for Safe Driving Seniors for Safe Driving will be presented 1 to 5 p.m. April 8 at the Connellsville Senior Center. To register call 1-800-559-4880 or www.seniorsforsafedriving.com Meet for lunch More...

Do’s & don’ts of detoxing

Have you found yourself turning to sugary sweets too often? We all have our food vices — that one treat that we can’t get enough of. More...

Heroes on the half shell parachute into Manhattan

GAME PREVIEW

Platinum Games has had an unexpected hit working with old cartoons from the 1980s. “Transformers: Devastination” drew favorable reviews by going back to the original animated series for inspiration. More...

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