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April 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pittsburgh man found guilty on terroristic threats, assault

A Pittsburgh man who had been accused of robbing a Connellsville couple was convicted Thursday – but not of the most serious charges against him.  After several hours of deliberation, a Fayette County Jury found John Anthony Saban Jr., 23, More...

News

Siege tactics complicate fight for key IS-held Iraqi town

HIT, Iraq (AP) — As they advanced on the Islamic State-held town of Hit, Iraqi counterterrorism troops had to decide how to press the attack.  If they stormed in with armor and airstrikes, they risked heavy casualties and might allow the m More...

Cruz’s ‘New York values’ jab comes back to haunt him

NEW YORK (AP) — Ted Cruz’s attempt to upset native son Donald Trump in the Empire State primary has so far turned on three words: “New York values.”  More...

Saudi coalition used U.S. bombs in obliterating Yemen market

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen used U.S.-supplied bombs in an airstrike last month on a market that killed at least 119 people, a human rights group said Thursday, further highlighting Americ More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Abuse awareness month   More...

On This Date

In 1904, Britain and France signed the Entente Cordiale, a series of agreements that formalized peace between the two countries. More...

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Lifestyles

SCHOOL MENUS

Menus for the week of April 11 include:  CONNELLSVILLE  Senior high  MONDAY: Chicken strips, baked sweet potato and apples, whipped potatoes/gravy, homemade roll, orange halves, mixed fruit cup, milk  More...

Several options available for total knee replacement

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I am going to have my knee replaced. What types of artificial knee joints are available?  More...

PennDOT gives road maintenance plans

Fayette County Maintenance Manager, Chris Sleighter, announced the following tentative work plan for the week of April 11:  All maintenance activities are conducted on a weather permitting basis.  Motorists should drive with caution through More...

6th-grade transition topic of public meeting

Connellsville Area School District will hold a second presentation on the proposed move of sixth grade to Connellsville Area Junior High School.  The presentation will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Mt. Pleasant unveils street sign in honor of a former police chief

Rick Meason sees it as Mt. Pleasant Borough making up for serious lost time.  The Mt. More...

Obituaries

Ida L. Breakiron

Connellsville

Ida L. Breakiron, 94, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME 123 S. More...

Opinion

Panama Paper Chase: A Klieg light shines on the shell company economy

The leak of 11.5 million documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca has revealed the financial operations of some major world leaders, with names of the Americans involved still to come.  Mossack Fonseca is based in Panama, for decades a beehiv More...

Political Cartoon

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Clinton can only be defeated at ballot box

Fearless prediction: No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton. More...

Sports

Southmoreland track tops Serra

Persistent rain and chilly temperatures caused the cancellation of most local sporting events. More...

Sports Notices

GOLF Rotary outing More...

TODAY’S GAMES

Friday, April 8   More...

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