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April 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners mull acquiring former reserve center

The Fayette County commissioners are mulling an attempt to acquire the U.S. More...

YRTC volunteers maintain 23 miles of trail

Editor’s Note: This week, the Connellsville community is honoring volunteers. Throughout the week, The Daily Courier will feature various organizations and people who are helping the community through their volunteer spirit.   More...

News

Iraq border town freed from militants now isolated by war

RABIA, Iraq (AP) — Outside the police station, Iraqi men in robes and headscarves wait for permits to leave the dusty border town of Rabia, which was wrested from the Islamic State group 18 months ago but remains isolated and impoverished by th More...

Obama’s comments on Clinton email raises concerns of bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he believes his former secretary of state did not intentionally endanger national security in her handling of classified information. More...

Connellsville man charged with assault

A Connellsville man is in Fayette County Prison after Connellsville Police say he performed a sex act on a 15-year-old girl. Scott Arthur Brozik, 50, 105 W. More...

Opinion

Westsylvania

A hardwoods holiday is coming soon

Later, sunshine will filter through the budding trees and sparkle on the crisp riffles of the mountain run. More...

Political Cartoon

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Is the GOP headed for its own Bush v. Gore?

It’s now likely Republicans are headed toward a contested convention in July. More...

Lifestyles

Champion girl leader in IUP Take Back the Night

Two Indiana University of Pennsylvania students, including a girl from Champion, have turned their passion for raising awareness about sexual assault and support for survivors of violence to a new level, including raising more than $5,100 in sponsors More...

‘Monarch Magic’Garden Talk at West Overton

A Penn State master gardener will present “Monarch Magic” in the Garden Talk series at West Overton Village in Museum in East Huntingdon Township.  Jackie Hochard of Irwin will explore plight of the monarch butterfly and her role in More...

Wesley Health Center

Marilyn Weaver, director of the Wesley Health Center, demonstrates the use of equipment used at the center for retinal screenings. More...

S. Cville fills council seat

South Connellsville Borough Council on Monday named James Groh Jr. to fill a seat left vacant last month.  The council seat was vacant after council named Councilman Jim Swink as mayor in March. More...

Medical marijuana bill clears Pennsylvania Senate

HARRISBURG (AP) — For the second time in less than a year, the Pennsylvania Senate passed medical marijuana legislation Tuesday, and backers hope the House will accept the changes and send it to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk later this week.  More...

Progress along Indian Creek Valley Trail to be discussed

The Indian Creek Valley Trail Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday to plan an Indian Creek Hike and Bike Trail cleanup project.  The public session will take place at the C.W. Resh Memorial Park in Saltlick Township. More...

Lawyer for Weimer witness wants testimony excluded

A witness who testified in Crystal Weimer’s first murder trial wants his testimony excluded from her new trial.  The request came in a petition Pittsburgh attorney Richard J. More...

Obituaries

Harry Cross Jr.

Scottdale

Harry Cross Jr., 65, of Scottdale, died Thursday afternoon, April 7, 2016, at Oak Hill Health & Rehab Center, Greensburg. He was born March 5, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Harry and Dolores Jean Biller Cross Sr. More...

James A. Weaver Sr.

Greensburg

James A. Weaver, Sr., 63, of Greensburg, formerly of Connellsville passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Westmoreland Regional Hospital. He was born April 13, 1952, in Connellsville, a son of the late Albert S. and Marian V. (Domer) Weaver. More...

Albert Firestone

Connellsville

Albert Lee Firestone, 87, of Connellsville ( Pleasant Hills) passed away at home on April 9, 2016. He was born April 6, 1929, in Bullskin Township, the son of Eloise Thomas. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Class reunion   Connellsville Area High School Class of 1971 is planning its class reunion. Addresses are needed. Contact Marti C. Pletcher at marticarla@zoominternet.net.  TOPS meetings   More...

On This Date

In 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in New York City. In 1941, the Soviet Union and Japan signed a fiveyear non-aggression pact.  More...

Sudoku

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Sports

Spartans double up Falcons

Tuesday’s Section 1-AAAA softball game between Connellsville and visiting Hempfield showcased a pair of exciting young pitchers, each with a bright future ahead. More...

SportS NoticeS

RUNNING  Tri-Town Trot   More...

Vikings blank Scotties

A combination of solid hits from the Mt. Pleasant baseball team and some miscues by visiting Southmoreland helped the Vikings open Section 2-AAA with a 10-0 victory in five innings. More...

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