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May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

South Connellsville postpones amending burning ordinance

South Connellsville Council decided on Monday to postpone amending the borough’s burning ordinance. Councilman Dave Wiltrout motioned to extend burning hours at the April meeting, which council subsequently approved. More...

Commissioners, redevelopment authority to enter into agreements

By KAYLIE MOORE

Fayette County Commissioners discussed agreements with the Fayette County Redevelopment Authority at their monthly agenda meeting Tuesday. More...

Mt. Pleasant approves college credit for students

By FRANKLIN LACAVA

Mount Pleasant Area School Board on Monday approved an agreement that will allow high school students to receive college credits at Westmoreland County Community College.  The agreement goes into effect Aug. More...

Opinion

Pennsylvania’s green law is threatened

Westsylvania

The official gateway, greeting visitors to Apollo, announces that this is a Main Line Canal town. But these days passers-by may pay less attention to the distinguished stone wall there than to the bicycles placed in front of it. More...

What does Paul Ryan want from Donald Trump?

Commentary

Speaker Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highest-ranking official, stunned the political world Thursday when he announced he does not now support his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and might not ever do so.  More...

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Lifestyles

Upcoming barbeque to benefit school

There will be a chicken barbeque dinner and bake sale held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Trauger Mennonite School located along Route 981 in Trauger. The cost of the dinner will be $7 and will include chicken, rolls, chips and coleslaw. More...

Addition opens at Cedar Creek Park on Thursday

Drones with cameras and TV screens — along with radio-controlled model helicopters, jets, and giant-scale planes — will be flying at Cedar Creek Park, Rostraver Township, on May 12 to celebrate the addition of 28 more acres of land to thi More...

Saint Vincent College students study abroad

Thirty Saint Vincent College students are enrolled in three-week or longer study-abroad programs in various countries worldwide this summer and fall, according to an announcement by Sara M. More...

South Connellsville borough, fire department to discuss compliances

South Connellsville Borough Council addressed ongoing efforts to restore peace during its monthly meeting Monday.  Don Ringer, president of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department and Fireman’s Club, addressed council members reg More...

New Geibel principal is named

Greensburg Bishop Edward C. More...

Obituaries

George W. Clark

NormalVille

George W. Clark, 92, of Normalville, passed away at 8:33 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at his residence. George was born June 12, 1923 in Saltlick Township, a son of the late Samuel and Mabel (Shultz) Clark. More...

Deborah Petrowski

Formerly of Connellsville

Deborah Lynn Petrowski, 62, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on May 7th, in her Springfield, Virginia home after a courageous three month battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). More...

Walter G. Lofblad

hyndman

Walter G. “Walt” Lofblad, 84, of Hyndman, formerly of Connellsville, went to be with the Lord Monday May 9, 2016 at UPMC Bedford Hospital.  Born August 1, 1931 in Wisconsin; a son of the late Walter G. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Writers contest More...

On This Date

In 1858, Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.In 1894, the Pullman Strike began, involving more than3,000 Chicago railroad car plant workers.In 1987, the first heart-lung transplant was performed in Baltimore. More...

MODERATELY CONFUSED

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Sports

Falcons rally past Colonials

On Monday evening, the Connellsville softball team found out that its quest for a spot in the WPIAL playoffs would come up short this season thanks to Penn-Trafford’s win over Armstrong. More...

Sports Notices

FOOTBALL CAHS parents • The Connellsville Falcon Football Parents Association will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in room 121 of the senior high school. BASEBALL Legion tryouts More...

Pens edge Caps, win series in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Bonino put a rebound past Braden Holtby 6:32 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night to wrap up the hotly contested Eastern Conference semifinal in six games.& More...

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