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April 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Vets gather to celebrate VFW anniversary

Local veterans were honored during a commemorative banquet Saturday evening at the New Haven Social Hall in Connellsville. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 21. Named in honor of Walter E. More...


Serbia’s pro-EU populists win vote, initial projections show

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The incumbent pro-European Union populists swept Serbia’s parliamentary election in a landslide Sunday, leaving pro-Russia nationalists far behind, according to preliminary unofficial results.  More...

Mexican police tortured suspects in students’ case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There is strong evidence that Mexican police tortured some of the key suspects arrested in the disappearance of 43 students, according to a report released Sunday by an outside group of experts.  More...

Clean-up a success in Mt. Pleasant

Approximately two dozen volunteers took part in the clean-up of six targeted areas and six parks on Sunday afternoon in Mt. More...


U.S. Guest Editorial

“Disaster.” ‘’Incredible economic burden.” ‘’The biggest job-killer in this country.”  Central to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has been the claim that the Affordable Care More...

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Coffeehouse A Young Adult Coffeehouse will be held 7 to 10 p.m. April 29 at Bucci Hall (St. Rita Social Hall, across the street from St. Rita Church, 116 South 2nd Street, Connellsville). More...

Get your antioxidants from foods, not pills


DEAR DOCTOR K: It seems like several years ago all my friends were taking antioxidant pills. Now I don’t hear about antioxidants as much. Are they worth taking?   More...

Props to ‘Pop’

Revealing interview with cast of Nick’s ‘Make It Pop’

Q: How did you get into the show?   Dale: We all went through a vigorous audition process. We all sent in self-tapes originally.  More...

CAHS Patriots annual auction slated

The CAHS Patriots, Inc. will hold one of its biggest fundraisers next week.  The annual Support Our Troops Auction will take place at 6 p.m. May 5 at the National Guard Readiness Center along Petersburg Road in Connellsville. More...

Small businesses learn details on Streetwise MBA

More than 20 small business owners met with Boston-based Interise director of programs Bernard Johnson Friday at the Connellsville Canteen to discuss partnering to bring Interise’s Streetwise MBA to the area. More...


Susan R. Ballon


Susan R. (Doctor Sue) Ballon, age 59, of Brownsville, ,died on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at home with her loving family by her side.  She was born on June 16,1956, in Connellsville, to the late John C. More...

Daisy M. Nicholson


Daisy M. Tressler Nicholson, 91, of Uniontown, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Meadowbrook, PA. a daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Weaver Tressler. More...

Anthony A. Christopher


Anthony A. Christopher, 95, of Connellsville died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at home. He was born Sept. 29, 1920 in Brownsville, a son of the late Anthony and Venzenza Christopher. Anthony retired from the US Army. More...

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In 1859, British, French and German engineers began construction on the Suez Canal in Egypt. In 1898, the United States declared war on Spain. In 1945, U.S. More...


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Cat’s Courts are a source of pride

A little over two years ago the Connellsville Recreation Board decided to construct a double set of sand volleyball courts at the Mountz Creek Park on the north end of town. More...

New faces making instant impact during Penguins’ surge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby danced through the neutral zone, slipped across the New York Rangers’ blue line and waited for help. It arrived in the form of a blurring No. More...

Falcons knock off Golden Lions

Hayden Harvey tossed a one-hitter as the Connellsville baseball team picked up a 4-1 non-section victory over visiting Greensburg Salem on Saturday. Harvey also connected for two singles and drove in a run. More...

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