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May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Former YMCA swim coach sentenced to ARD program

A former Laurel Highlands YMCA swim coach accused of inappropriate contact with a teenager was sentenced Tuesday.  Laurel Lynn Highlands, 43, of 192 Forsythe Road in Ruffsdale, appeared before President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. More...

News

In final drive, Obama seeks better relations with US foes

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history boo More...

Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.  For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis More...

Man found dead after potential home invasion call to 911

NEW SALEM (AP) — State police and the coroner are investigating a suspicious death after someone called 911 to report a potential home invasion in southwestern Pennsylvania.   Fayette County Coroner Dr. More...

Opinion

Westsylvania

Historical sites get a lot of old stuff. People find things in their attics, groups come across things in their files, and if these things appear to be in any way significant they often get turned over to the local historical society.  More...

Is it true what democrats say about republicans and voting?

As New York Republicans went to the polls for their primary April 19, some opponents of Donald Trump clung to the hope that Ted Cruz, or perhaps John Kasich, might deny Trump a few delegates in some of the state’s congressional districts.  More...

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Lifestyles

Red Cross kicks off summer campaign

The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.  More...

PennDOT, police partner for seatbelt safety

In an effort to promote driver safety and decrease unbuckled fatalities, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will partner with police statewide during the national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization through June More...

Champion Christian High School Honor Society

Submitted Sarah Bupp and Emily Sinsley were recently inducted into the Champion Christian High School Honor Society.Students must have a 3.5 GPA and excel in the areas of Christian Character, Service More...

Residents voice concerns about tenant/landlord issues

Connellsville’s health board didn’t have a quorum this week to conduct business but members heard from concerned residents about problems with slum landlords and harassing tenants. They encouraged the city to take action.  More...

Mt. Pleasant Council backs police promotion

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council unanimously voted Monday to promote the municipality’s police department Sgt. More...

Students raise money for the Wesley Health Center

Students of Intermediate Unit One Colonial Educational Campus have gifted Connellsville’s Wesley Church Health Center In. with $620 raised though an i-school donut sale.  More...

Obituaries

Phyllis H. Albright

Scottdale

Phyllis H. Albright, 94, of Scottdale, passed away, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Highlands Hospital. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. 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...

Sturge Hughes

Farmington

Sturge Hughes, 71, of Farmington, formerly of Dunbar, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with his wife Regina by his side. Sturge was born March 8, 1945, in Dunbar, a son of the late Sessel W. and Margaret (Harbarger) Hughes. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Volunteers needed  RSVP Program of Fayette County is seeking experienced volunteers age 55 and older to fulfill Fayette County volunteer needs. Contact RSVP at 724-430-6426.  Hot lunch   More...

On This Date

In 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia, with George Washington presiding. In 1935, Jesse Owens set three track and field world records and tied a fourth at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More...

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Sports

Wiltrout, Pisarski ready for states

Senior Devin Pisarski and junior Madison Wiltrout will represent Connellsville at the PIAA Class AAA Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University. More...

Sports Notices

RUNNING Highlands 5K • Highlands Hospital’s Bud Murphy 5K Race for Autism will be held at 7 p.m. June 9 at Highlands Hospital. Entry fee is $20 if pre-registered and $25 on race day. More...

Vikings prepared for semi-finals

The Mt. Pleasant softball team has overcome a pair of tough challenges so far in its journey through the WPIAL ClassAAAplayoffs, knocking off two opponents who had only two losses each before falling to the Vikings. Today, Mt. More...

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