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April 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mountain chamber to discuss community image

The Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce will meet 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss how community image is important to its economic well-being. The public session will take place in the Donegal Area Community Center. More...

News

Nuclear deal puts U.S. between Iran and a hard place

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is in a bind. More...

Kerry to offer no U.S. apology for Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won’t say sorry for America’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial.  More...

Rabies compliance checks being conducted

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will conduct rabies compliance checks for dogs and non-feral cats in Westmoreland County this week. More...

Opinion

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Guest Commentary

“If you build it, they will come.”  That is a line from “Field of Dreams,” one of my favorite movies. I love baseball and grew up playing the sport. More...

New voices fight to restore student free speech

Commentary

In 1988, the United States Supreme Court restricted the free speech rights of students in the landmark case Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. More...

Sports

Bailor honored by Connellsville LL

When the Connellsville Little League board met earlier this year to determine who would do the honor of throwing out the first pitch this season, it was agreed upon that former Major Leaguer Bob Bailor was overdue for some recognition within the city More...

Bruce leads Reds past Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce hit an RBI triple in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds capped a strong season-opening homestand, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Sunday. The Reds took two of three from the Pirates and are off to a 5-1 start. More...

Willett wins Masters after shocking Spieth collapse

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Danny Willett in a green jacket was hard to believe considering he wasn’t even sure he could play the Masters two weeks ago. Jordan Spieth was even more stunned. More...

PSSA rally preps kids for standardized test

Students throughout the Connellsville Area School District will begin taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests today.  On Friday, in preparation for the tests, students at Clifford N. More...

Volunteers Week kicks off today

Editor’s Note: This week, the Connellsville community is observing Volunteers Week. Throughout the week The Daily Courier will be featuring volunteers at various organizations. More...

Obituaries

Ida L. Breakiron

Connellsville

Ida L. Breakiron, age 94, of Connellsville, went to be with the Lord, on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Harmon House in Mt. Pleasant, surrounded by her loving family  More...

Denver N. Echard Sr.

White

Denver N. Echard Sr., 78, of White, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 9, 2016 at his home, while surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Melcroft, a son of the late Lloyd and Olive Davis Echard. More...

Lois Swink

Connellsville

Lois Jean Swink, 73, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 in the Mountainview Specialty Care Center, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 19, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Willis Hurst Jr. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1814, French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated the throne and was banished to the island of Elba. In 1945, U.S. forces liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp. In 1951, President Harry Truman relieved Gen. More...

Did You Know?

The ‘Sprout Pencil’ is the first sustainable pencil in the world that can be planted after use. More...

Do Just One Thing

If you’re trying to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) when buying food at the supermarket, keep in mind that almost all fresh produce is considered non-GMO. But there are exceptions to this produce rule. More...

Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Grief support   Grief support group at Albright United Methodist Church will be held at 6 p.m. April 24 and May 8 and 22.  Mobile unit   Dunbar Community Free Library will host a mobile medical services vehicle from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

BPH doesn’t always require medication

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have BPH. The symptoms don’t interfere with my work or home life very much. My doctor says there are medicines that might reduce the symptoms, but I like to avoid taking medicines. What’s your advice? More...

What steps are key in choosing the right college?

Choosing the right college is easy for some and confusing for others, but experts agree it’s one of the most important decisions — and many times the first important life decision — students will face.  More...

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