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May 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposal at the prom

Lindsay Kitta and PFC Joshua Soltis participated in Connellsville Area High School’s grand march, held prior to the annual prom, on Saturday afternoon. More...

News

Police officer fatally shot in traffic stop; suspect on run

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a suspect who shot and killed a police officer during a traffic stop in central Massachusetts, authorities said.  More...

Man takes plea deal in 2014 collision that killed passenger

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A 20-year-old man will be sentenced in a 2014 collision that killed an 18-year-old passenger.  William Buchkoski pleaded guilty to two counts of felony assault ahead of a Monday trial, the Juneau Empire reported (htt More...

Mushroom hunting heating up in wake of Northwest wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — From flames come fungi.  That means mushroom hunters are checking maps outlining last year’s many Northwest wildfires before heading into forests this month searching for the easily identifiable and woodsy-tasting More...

Opinion

U.S. Guest Editorials

Of the things Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s minister of sports, wrote in his “apology” for what he described as Russia’s “problem” with doping, one is true: “It cannot be right that clean athletes should suffer for the behavior of others.” More...

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Revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

Sweet Land of Liberty

Last week, President Obama passed an important historic milestone. The occasion was not marked with ceremony, and no statements were issued by the White House. More...

Sports

Uher proud of softball career

When Meghan Uher pitched for the Connellsville softball team, she continued a long tradition of strong twirlers in the pitching circle for the Falcons. More...

Pens fall in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. More...

Canada wins world hockey championship

MOSCOW (AP) — Canada defeated previously unbeaten Finland 2-0 in the gold medal game at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday.  Connor McDavid teamed up with Matt Duchene to score midway through the first period, cutting in from the More...

Local mail carrier helps family after fall

A Pennsville family avoided potential tragedy when a neighborhood mail carrier came to the aid of a father and son who fell outside their home.  Charles McFadden, 65, returned from the hospital May 3, following emergency heart surgery the week p More...

Memorial Day services to be held in city

Connellsville Veterans Commission will hold a Memorial Day program starting with a parade and then program to follow. The parade lineup will start at 9:30 a.m. on the West Side. The bridge program will be held at 10 a.m. Donald G. More...

Local ministry holds second bicycle giveaway

The Unity of Southwestern Pennsylvania held its second bicycle giveaway Saturday.  Formerly Unity of Connellsville, the ministry works with both Connellsville Area Community Ministries and student volunteers from Connellsville Area High School&r More...

Obituaries

Bessie Hayes

Dawson

Bessie Lee Hayes, 94, of Dawson, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. More...

Sturge Hughes

Farmington

Sturge Hughes, 71, of Farmington, formerly of Dunbar passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at home. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. More...

John E. Linko

Leisenring

John Eugene Linko, 77, of Leisenring, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at home. He was born August 13, 1938 in Connellsville, the son of the late John E. and Helen (Kostelnik) Linko. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.  In 1846, Mexican President Mariano Paredes issued a manifesto unofficially declaring war on the United States.   More...

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Tiny House Come to the Christian W. Klay Winery and meet tiny house designer, builder, dweller and author Vera Struck. She is presenting threehour workshops at the winery in June. More...

Mild heartburn can be treated without prescription

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve had heartburn for years, and I began taking Prilosec as soon as it became available. It gives me relief, but I worry about taking any drug for a long time. Should I be worried? More...

Building brains with music

Bennie Walsh knew the word he was trying to pull out of his head.  “It was like I was sitting right in a ... um ... More...

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