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May 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Geibel Class of 2016 graduates Thursday

Geibel Catholic High School in Connellsville will hold commencement exercises Thursday evening for the Class of 2016.  Nicholas Speeney has been named valedictorian. Josiah Martin is the salutatorian.  More...

News

Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

CHICAGO (AP)— The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. More...

Some self-induced abortions result in criminal cases

Across the nation, abortion rights activists are closely following Monday’s appeals court hearing involving an Indiana woman convicted of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs.  Lawyers for 35-y More...

Shots fired at local club

Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at a Mt. Pleasant night club early Monday morning.  According to a report from state police in Greensburg, an unknown actor arrived at approximately 2:19 a.m. More...

Opinion

U.S. Guest Editorials

The EU referendum is becoming a classic story of David vs Goliath. On one side, a small coalition of Brexiters - most prominently Boris Johnson hurtling around the regions in a battle bus. More...

Politics isn’t everything, thankfully

“I’m a relativist,” are words I never expected to hear Father Paul Scalia say. As you might expect of a Catholic priest and the son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, he is not really an “anything goes” kind of man. More...

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Lifestyles

Southmoreland set to graduate June 3

The class of 2016 for Southmoreland High School will have its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. June 3 in the auditorium. There are 145 members in this year’s graduating class.  More...

Geranium Festival to be held Saturday

On Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Connellsville Area Garden Club will host the 12th Annual Geranium Festival. More...

Crispy Fish, Fast

Quickly cooked cod fillets convenient for family dinner, entertaining

When people hear the term “convenience food,” all too often their minds turn to something you probably shouldn’t be eating but have to because of limited time. More...

Four South Connellsville firemen charged

Three South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company representatives were charged with misdemeanors stemming from a false report filed with the South Connellsville Police Department, while a fourth volunteer fireman faces felony charges for Megan’s Law v More...

3 adults charged in relation to teen’s death

Three Mt. Pleasant adults were charged Monday in connection with the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy. James Robert “J.R.” Gustafson was fatally shot March 20 at a home at 151 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant. More...

Bishop to lead procession through city

Greensburg Bishop Edward C. More...

Day of Mercy in Fayette

The first of four Days of Mercy being organized by the Diocese of Greensburg during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis will be held May 28 in Fayette County, including events in Connellsville.  More...

Obituaries

Bessie Lee Hayes

Dawson

Bessie Lee Hayes, 94, of Dawson passed over to be with the Lord at 5:26 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016. Bessie was born May 27, 1921 at Lower Tyrone Township, Dawson, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Heller) Miller. More...

Clayton E. Pletcher

White

Clayton E. Pletcher, 75, of White, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1940  More...

Gloria J. Santore

Dunbar

Gloria June Santore, 81, of Dunbar, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, PA. She was born October 5, 1934, in Connellsville, daughter of James “Billy” Edward Hall and Myrtle Christine Martin Hall. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Registration continues Registrations are still being accepted for Saint Vincent College’s sixth annual Faith and Reason Summer Program, an intensive, oneweek introduction to the Catholic, liberal arts tradition, from June 12, to June 17, directed by More...

On This Date

In 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first electrical telegraph message, “What hath God wrought,” from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to an assistant in Baltimore. In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened in New York City.  More...

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Sports

Mt. Pleasant battles past SHS

There was a lot at stake in Monday’s WPIAL Class AAA softball playoff between Mt. Pleasant and Southmoreland. More...

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Vogelsong injured in Pirates victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — With reliever Ryan Vogelsong making a spot start Monday in a game rescheduled from the day before, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle knew that he was going need a few innings from his bullpen.  More...

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