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June 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough burning ordinance in question again

Gretchen Mundorff, of 1309 Oak St., addressed South Connellsville Council Monday for a second time, following her presentation regarding borough burning ordinances last month. More...

Summer reading

Carnegie Free Library holding summer youth programs

Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville will again this summer hold several book club events for children and teenagers, all designed to get kids out from behind their computer screen and in front of a book.  More...

News

Prosecutor: FedEx knew of suicide linked to illegal drugs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — FedEx delivered packages containing illegal prescription drugs for internet pharmacies even after it noticed that authorities were cracking down on the businesses and was told that one had shipped drugs to a woman who committed s More...

Russia says it will not attend historic all-Orthodox meeting

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it would not go to a historic meeting of all of the world’s Orthodox churches because other churches have walked out.  The meeting on the Greek island of Crete due to start on Sun More...

Connellsville man sentenced for theft, escape

A Connellsville man charged with breaking into vehicles and evading police when caught officially learned his sentence Monday. More...

Opinion

Need to protect Iraqi civilians

Islamic State terrorists being pushed out of the critical Iraqi city of Fallujah have slowed the advance of Iraqi troops with a very effective tactic - use of human shields.  An estimated 50,000 Iraqi men, women and children are trapped in Fallu More...

Heroin, opioid problem needs to be faced

Heroin and opioid addiction are unlike any drug problem we’ve faced before, and it’s time to start treating it differently.  ...In many cases, these addicts get their first dose quite legally, through a doctor’s prescription. More...

Funding needed to help stop spread of Zika virus

It’s disappointing that congressional Republicans are holding up federal funding needed to stop the spread of the Zika virus. More...

Sports

Malone leads Connellsville past JM

Left-hander strikes out 16 in victory

Having dropped two games in a row, the Connellsville Legion baseball team turned to its ace in the hope of halting its short slide on Monday at home against Jefferson-Morgan. Jimmy Malone didn’t disappoint. More...

Cup win completed Pens’ drastic turnaround

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Back in December, the Pittsburgh Penguins looked like a lost team bound to miss the playoffs. More...

Jordan Spieth on a roll going into U.S. Open

OAKMONT (AP) — Jordan Spieth feels confident about his game, typical talk from most top players going into a major.  Unlike so many others at this U.S. Open, however, Spieth speaks from experience.  More...

Orlando killer appears to have been ‘homegrown extremist’

FBI says no indication plot directed from outside the U.S.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a “homegrown extremist” who espoused support for a jumble of often-conflicting Islamic radical groups, the White House and the FBI said Monday. More...

Dems seek Senate vote on barring guns for terror suspects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will try forcing a Senate vote on a proposal making it harder for suspected terrorists and people on government terror watch lists to buy guns, they said Monday as Congress moved toward a possible partisan fight following More...

TIME TO CELEBRATE

Victory parade set for Wednesday for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city prepared for a victory parade to celebrate the Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship as its police and other public safety officials celebrated a victory of their own: making only one arrest as fans poured into the streets to More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.”  —(Proverbs 3:7-8 AKJV)  True humility can lead to wisdom. More...

Obituaries

Charles R. Brun

indian Head

Charles R. Brun, Capt. Ret. USN, 76, of Indian Head, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Bethlen Home.  He was born March 12, 1940 in Washington D.C., a son of the late Charles Albert Brun and Rosel Pfander Brun Chiles.  More...

Lena Greyno

Leisenring

Lena Kathryn Greyno, 68, of Leisenring, passed away Sunday morning June 12, 2016 in her sleep.  She was born April 7, 1948 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harry B. and Dorothy M. (Mottsinger) Daniels. More...

Eleanor Huggins

Leisenring

Eleanor Jayne (Anderson) Huggins, 78, of Leisenring, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at South Connellsville Personal Care Home. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1775, the U.S. Army was established.  In 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.   More...

Full Story

TV’s BEST BETS

NCIS 8 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Street fair St. Rita Street Fair will be held July 14-16 on the parish grounds on First Street in Connellsville from 5:30 to 10 p.m. each evening. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Brumbaugh-Nicholson

Yvette Renee Brumbaugh and Tyler Grant Nicholson, both of Leisenring, are engaged to be married.  Miss Brumbaugh, formerly of Curryville, is the daughter of the late Arlan and Barbara Brumbaugh and was raised by her grandparents, Donald and Dori More...

DEAN’S LIST

Saint Francis University

More than 770 students from Saint Francis University made one of the Spring 2016 Honor’s Lists, Provost’s or Dean’s.  The following local residents were among those from the University who were recently named to one of the Hono More...

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