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April 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

FRIENDS continues to grow

Editor’s Note: This week the Connellsville community is recognizing local volunteers. Throughout the week, The Daily Courier is featuring some of the volunteers of the community. More...

News

Poll: On range of issues, Clinton edges Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an early general election warning for Donald Trump, Americans say they trust Democrat Hillary Clinton over the Republican businessman on a range of issues, including immigration, health care and nominating Supreme Court jus More...

Sporadic fighting mars first day of cease-fire in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.N.-brokered cease-fire was mostly holding across wartorn Yemen on Monday with scattered violations reported by both sides. More...

Meeting scheduled for Thursday to discuss snow assistance

Local municipalities, authorities, school districts, emergency service providers and hospitals are invited to a meeting at 10 a.m. April 14 at New Haven Hose Company.  More...

Opinion

Supporting volunteers is good for the community

Community fire and emergency medical service (EMS) volunteers are often the first ones on the scene and the first to come to our rescue in times of crisis.  They are moms, dads, friends and neighbors who willingly sacrifice their time and put th More...

Political Cartoon

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Clinton’s abortion remarks miss the point

Hillary Clinton had a remarkable moment recently on “Meet the Press,” as she was talking about abortion. She was responding to Donald Trump’s missteps on that issue, and was full of unanticipated surprises herself.  More...

Sports

SHS honors longtime coach Gilpin

Don Gilpin has been teaching and coaching in the Southmoreland School District for more than 50 years, so it takes a lot to surprise him. But district superintendent Dr. John A. More...

Sports Notices

GOLF Rotary outing More...

Surging Penguins complete turnaround in time for playoffs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen can’t quite find the right words to describe it. More...

Historical society celebrates 45 years

The Connellsville Area Historical Society is preparing to celebrate its 45th anniversary.  The public is invited to a meeting at its headquarters at the Gibson House at 6:30 p.m. April 13.  More...

CASB presented plans for cyber academy, sixth grade transition

Administrators for Connellsville Area School District presented two plans to the Connellsville Area School Board that, if approved, would change the landscape of education in Connellsville Area. More...

Obituaries

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...

Ivan C. Hoover

JUNIATA

Ivan C. Hoover, 85, of Juniata, died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Laurel Ridge Nursing Center in Uniontown.  He was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Youngwood, to the late Guy and Bertha Mae Swink Hoover.  Ivan was retired from U.S. 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

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Hospital Club meets   The Hospital Club of Connellsville will meet on April 13 for an Appreciation Luncheon in the dining room of the hospital.  Mensa meeting   More...

On This Date

In 1861, Confederate forces fired on Union-held Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, in the first engagement of the Civil War. In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died at his retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia.  More...

Sudoku

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Lifestyles

Aggressive immune response to bacteria can lead to sepsis

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: My father had routine surgery. Soon after, he developed something called sepsis that almost killed him. He’s OK now, but I’d like to understand what happened to him.  More...

National Park Week to be observed April 16-24

FARMINGTON — Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary and “Find Your Park” at the five Western Pennsylvania National Park Service Sites during National Park Week, April 16 through 24. More...

PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Springfield Township Elementary School Students having perfect attendance for the third-nine weeks include: More...

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