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April 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebration concludes National Volunteer Week

At a gathering Saturday at the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville, volunteers from around the city were recognized for their efforts.  In a program led by Mary Dreliszak, more than 30 groups and numerous individuals were honored  &ldqu More...

News

Finance leaders pledge effort to boost global growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are vowing to try to reinvigorate a lackluster global economy and urging governments to embrace free trade and do more to fight tax evasion.  More...

Target’s Marimekko launch fails to ignite shopping frenzy

NEW YORK (AP) — It was hardly a Lilly-lollapalooza.  Target’s much anticipated exclusive, limited-time-only launch of the Marimekko Collection on Sunday did not spark the frenzied shopping of some of its past collections. More...

Kalamazoo shooting victim praised at church, gets cash gift

KALAMAZOO, Mich. More...

Opinion

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#ObamaAndKids: the truth behind the hashtag

Commentary

During the last week in February, the hashtag #ObamaAndKids swept Twitter with a nostalgic celebration of Barack Obama’s presidency. More...

Letter

Angela Zimmerlink proclaims she always does her due diligence. Vincent Vicites claimed in a public meeting he vetted all board appointments, and David Lohr claims he supports the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport.  More...

Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

TOPS meetings TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) holds weekly meetings on Mondays at the Albright United Methodist Church, South Pittsburgh Street, South Connellsville. Weigh ins are from 5 to 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 6 p.m. Registration More...

Repeated trauma isn’t only cause of post-traumatic stress

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: Last year, a truck ran a red light, totaled my car and nearly totaled me. I spent several weeks in the hospital. Since then my body has healed, but I’m not myself. I’m very irritable, easily angered and sleeping poorly. More...

5 CW shows that are actually good

Somewhere between “High School Musical” and “Twilight,” the stereotypical “teenage love story” was born. More...

PA launches 24th US medical marijuana program

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.  Democratic Gov. More...

Southmoreland presented interim feasibility study

The Southmoreland School Board heard an interim report on a facility feasibility study at a meeting last week. Eckles Architecture was authorized in February to conduct the study at a cost of $16,500. More...

Fayette studying park improvements

The Fayette County Commissioners will explore plans to continue efforts to improve parks and trails.  The commissioners recently discussed a Planning and Zoning Department request to submit an application for a state Department of Conservation a More...

Obituaries

John Burke

Greensburg

John “Jack” Burke, 86 of Greensburg, formerly of Owensdale, died Sunday morning, April 17, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born in Owensdale, February 18, 1930, a son of the late Michael J. More...

William Ober

Dickerson run

William ‘Bill’ E. Ober, 76, of Dickerson Run, formally of Charlotte, NC, went to be with the Lord, April 15, 2016 at Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown.  More...

Diletta Orlando

VanDerbilt

Diletta (Ruggieri) Orlando, 89, of Vanderbilt, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital.  She was born January 4, 1927, the daughter of the late Matteo and Rose (Corrado) Ruggieri.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride, warning, “The British are coming!” In 1906, the Great San Francisco Earthquake struck, killing an estimated 3,000 people and destroying 80 percent of the city.  More...

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Sports

Runner reaches goal of Boston Marathon

Bethany Campbell’s daily running route will look a bit different from the streets of Scottdale when she puts on her running shoes today. More...

Falcons whip Warriors

The Connellsville baseball team scored six runs in the fourth inning and sixth in the fifth on its way to a 14-3 victory in five innings over host Penn-Trafford in a Section 2-AAAA game on Saturday afternoon.  More...

Pirates belt Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered for the second straight day, Matt Joyce and Gregory Polanco each had three of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 17 hits in their 9-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. More...

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