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April 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

VFW Post 21 celebrates its 100th

On April 20, 1916, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 21 was chartered. Post 21, which will celebrate 100 years on Wednesday, was named in honor of Walter E. Brown, the first Connellsville soldier killed in the Spanish-American War of 1898. More...

News

How 4 AP reporters got the story ‘Seafood from Slaves’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press expose on slavery in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday, was born of a painstaking investigation by four reporters who documented the harsh treatmen More...

PepsiCo CEO: We’re reducing our reliance on colas for sales

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said Monday the company is reshaping its product lineup to better reflect the growing interest in healthy eating and noted it has reduced its reliance on colas for sales.  More...

Memory lights

The loss of a loved one under accidental causes is hard to grasp with each survivor mourning in their own way. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Clean-up days in Dawson Dawson Borough clean-up days will be May 2 through 7. More...

On This Date

In 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War were fought at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. In 1943, an uprising began in the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland.  More...

Sudoku

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Sports

Vikings slip past Scotties

The Mt. Pleasant and Southmoreland softball teams each have high hopes of qualifying for the playoffs and making a deep run in the postseason. More...

SPORTS NOTICES

RUNNING Tri-Town Trot More...

Mt. Pleasant rallies to nip Little Indians

Jason Beranek has been one of the Mt. More...

Mt. Pleasant Medic 10 kicks off drive

In the four decades that Mt. More...

Concerns raised over WCVI demo

Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln and City Clerk Vern Ohler went to Monday’s Connellsville Redevelopment Authority meeting to address concerns relating to the demolition of the WCVI building on East Crawford Avenue.  In March, directors vot 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...

Carole Hess

Titusville

Carole Boyd Hess, 71, of Titusville, New Jersey, died of cancer on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born Carole Rae Boyd to Murray Boyd Sr. and Geraldine Harris Boyd in Connellsville, she had been a resident of Titusville since 1977. More...

Helen E. Bull

Connellsville

Helen E. (Rugg) Bull, 49, of Connellsville died Saturday, April 16, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 25, 1966 in Connellsville, a daughter of Pearl (Herman Yealey) Rugg and the late Homer Rugg. More...

Opinion

Taking Gumbands to The Oval Office

Southwestern Pennsylvania, our unique spot on the map scattered with farms, steel mills, and sports fans that bleed Black & Gold, is a place with huge heart where we use gumbands, wear tennis shoes, eat hoagies, drink pop, and go to Kennywood Par More...

Slowing down in a frenetic world

In a speech to religious educators, the president of the College Board didn’t talk about acing tests, but enlarging our souls.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Environment and lifestyle are main causes of cancer

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: A while back, you commented on a study that said getting cancer was mainly caused by bad luck. You said you thought the study was wrong. Then recently, I heard that another study agreed with you. Can you explain?  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.” Proverbs 29:23 AKJV Pride is a problem and causes problems. Walk with God in humility. More...

MTA 2016 Talent Showcase planned for Friday

The Connellsville Area High School Musical Theatre Arts students will present the MTA 2016 Talent Showcase titled “FINALE” at the CAHS Auditorium on Friday at 6 p.m. More...

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