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April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

House, Senate pass ‘veto-proof’ fiscal legislation

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t saying yet how he’ll handle legislation heading to his desk that Republican lawmakers say is designed to solve issues leftover from a protracted budget fight. More...

News

Top Syrian official rules out Assad departure

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A top Syrian official said on Wednesday that the opposition has to let go of its “dream” for a transitional government, saying that such a thing amounts to a coup d’etat and “will never be accepted More...

Two charged in Legion altercation moved to Common Pleas court

The cases against two men charged in an altercation at an American Legion post in Dunbar Township will move to Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

Police issue scam alert

Connellsville police are issuing an alert for an ongoing scam affecting residents in the area.  Connellsville police report that they have received numerous complaints over the last several days from residents receiving calls from persons claimi More...

Opinion

Editor’s View

As parents, we spend many hours doing things for our children.  While my daughters were in elementary school, I was a member of the Parent Teacher Council. More...

Brazil’s past still clouds its future

Commentary

WASHINGTON — Anyone who lives in Rio de Janeiro for a spell, as I did, is bound to hear one or many versions of how big, bountiful and sometimes bad Brazil has been blessed by God with riches undreamed of. More...

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Sports

Spartans slip past Falcons

Wednesday’s Section 2-AAAA baseball showdown between Connellsville and visiting Hempfield could not have been much closer as the game was in doubt until the final pitch. More...

SPORTS NOTICES

BASEBALL FCBL meeting • The Fayette County Baseball League will have a meeting at 8 p.m. Monday at Kezmarsky Funeral Home in Uniontown. This is the final deadline meeting for new teams wishing to join the league in the 2016 season. RUNNING More...

TODAY’S GAMES Thursday, April 14

Baseball   Waynesburg at Frazier, 4:15 p.m.  Southmoreland at Derry, 4 p.m.  Yough at Mt. Pleasant, 4 p.m. More...

Cyber School plan tabled, 6th-grade transition approved

Connellsville Area School Board voted Wednesday to table the plan to enter into a cyber services agreement with Seneca Valley School District to take part in its Academy of Choice until May’s meeting to give leaders of Intermediate Unit 1 a cha More...

Medical marijuana bill on way to governor’s desk

Pennsylvania’s long-awaited Medical Marijuana Bill is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. More...

Garden Club helps keep city green

Editor’s Note: This week Connellsville is recognizing volunteers. The Daily Courier is continuing to feature groups and individuals who volunteer their services within the community. 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...

Albert Lee 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...

Phyllis E. Fisher

Dawson

Phyllis E. Fisher, 81, of Dawson died Monday, April 11, 2016, in the Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She was born September 1, 1934 in Mount Pleasant daughter of the late Ira C. and Bertha Welshonse Shaw. Mrs. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot and fatally wounded President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the next day. More...

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Southmoreland registration   You may register your child for kindergarten through 12th grade for 2016-17 school if you are living in the Southmoreland School District. More...

Who Needs Antibiotics?

A pair of recent studies find that the overuse of antibiotics in children has unintended, long-term health consequences

For parents, it can be an emotional and frustrating challenge to sit by and watch a sick child suffer. More...

Cut the Sugar

It’s easy to eat too much sugar without even knowing it. From healthful, fruit-flavored yogurt to seemingly nutritious granola bars, you might be inadvertently overloading your diet with sugar. More...

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