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April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Martell to hold town hall meeting

Connellsville Area School District superintendent Phil Martell will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Clifford N. Pritts Elementary School. More...

LIBRARY GETS NEW FLAG

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 21 of Connellsville presented the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville with a new American flag to replace the tattered one which flew outside the library for the More...

News

Cruz, Sanders look to edge out front-runners in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders hoped to turn the tables on their parties’ front-runners in Wisconsin Tuesday and emerge from the Midwestern battleground reinvigorated in their pursuit of the White House.& More...

Backlash grows over N. Carolina LGBT discrimination law

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

California lawmaker wants to allow supervised heroin use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A lawmaker wants to allow California addicts to use heroin, crack and other drugs at supervised facilities to cut down on overdoses, joining several U.S. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Volunteer appreciation   Volunteer Appreciation Reception will be held April 16 at Carnegie Free Library. If you volunteer in any way, you are invited. Light refreshments, music and other surprises. Open house is 3 to 7 p.m. More...

On This Date

In 1830, Joseph Smith established the Mormon Church in Fayette Township, New York. In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, 1,500 years after the last recorded original games. More...

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Sports

Pitching solid in Falcons’ loss

Normally, a pitching duel is a very low-scoring affair on both sides. But the Connellsville baseball team’s 5-2 Section 2-AAAA loss to visiting Latrobe still qualified, as both pitchers turned in solid efforts. More...

Sports Notices

BASEBALL C’ville Colt/Pony  • The Connellsville Colt and Pony League will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in room 121 of Connellsville High School. The board would like coaches to attend.  OUTDOORS Trap shooting   More...

Warriors edge Falcons

Being aggressive is a fundamental philosophy that new Connellsville softball coach John Burd is trying to teach the 2016 Falcons. More...

Feasibility study outlines prospective baseball park in Connellsville

Duquesne University marketing students have released a feasibility study into the possibility of bringing a Frontier League baseball franchise and a ballpark to Connellsville.  More...

Request to dismiss charges against former cop denied

A Fayette County judge has refused a request to dismiss sex-related charges against a former Connellsville police officer.  Prosecutors claim Ryan Reese, 43, of Connellsville, engaged in sexual activity with a teenage girl in exchange for lettin More...

Wolf outlines plans to distribute school funds

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor is disclosing how he’ll split up state funding for education after deciding to let the budget take effect without his signature and vetoing a separate bill that included an educat More...

Mt. Pleasant, Glass Festival work toward redefining roles

Mt. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Galasso

Connellsville

Patricia Ann Galasso, 87, of Connellsville, died Tuesday April 5, 2016, in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born March 2, 1929, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Francis H. and Helen M. Heistman Curran. Mrs. More...

Noreen Fencil

Acme

Noreen Susan Faust Crabtree Fencil, 64, of Acme, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at her home,with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 1, 1951 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Joseph Delmor and Ermajane Shepler Fencil. More...

Opinion

Westsylvania

It’s time to enhance bicycling here in Pennsylvania

Riverside, CA, and Venice, FL, are two places that have one thing in common: You can go just about anywhere there by bicycle.  Both have mile after mile of dedicated bicycle paths and trails. More...

Political Cartoon

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Rove says ‘fresh face’ might be best GOP nominee

One thing that unites many supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is the suspicion that party elders might try to hand the Republican presidential nomination to another candidate if neither Trump nor Cruz arrives in Cleveland with the 1,237 delegate More...

Lifestyles

Six new citizens sworn in at Westmoreland County Courthouse

Six people became U.S. citizens Monday afternoon in a packed courtroom at the Westmoreland County Courthouse. It was an extra-special event for Helga Mears, whose son, Common Pleas Judge Scott Mears, administered the oath of citizenship. More...

HONOR ROLL

Clifford N. Pritts  The following students at Clifford N. Pritts Elementary School have been named to the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2015-16 school year.  Fourth Grade  Highest honor: Madison Grimm  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.”  Proverbs 29:15 AKJV  Loving discipline is a must for children. Take time to guide your children.   More...

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