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June 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

East Park resurfacing project approved

Redevelopment authority plans CDBG hearings

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority voted Monday to approve a contract with Sportscape, LLC., Bridgeville, to mill and resurface the tennis and basketball courts at East Park.  The project, funded in partnership between the authority and Conne More...

News

Baltimore prosecutors: Inaction shows officer meant to harm

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor stood at the top of a sweeping staircase last spring and declared that six police officers would be held accountable for the broken neck of a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody set the More...

CAHS student releases first rap EP

Tristin Szabo is student of Sammy Brooks

Tristin Szabo remembers growing up surrounded by music, in a household where his uncles played guitar all day long, and he danced in the kitchen with his mother before bed every night.  It came as no surprise when Szabo, an honors student and so More...

Trial date set for Franklin Regional stabbing suspect

GREENSBURG (AP) — A teen charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his school will either stand trial or plead guilty Aug. 1, his attorney said after a pretrial conference Monday. More...

Opinion

PA still hasn’t gotten booze sales right

Another View

An episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” telling the tale of alcohol sales in Pennsylvania could be pretty amusing. More...

The true importance of women

Commentary

Most of us can look around and appreciate much of what has been given to us. Maybe it’s family, talent, a job or a roof over our heads and food on the table. I say most of us, but many, too, struggle with life and with gratitude. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

For some the summer months mean travel and if by car one can now plan a trip by simply going to a website that will plan a trip as to the shortest distance, miles and time traveled. More...

Sports

Connellsville knocks off Farmington

Team rebounds from last week’s tough tournament

Playing in the Hillbilly Classic last week in Elkins, W.Va., the Connellsville Legion baseball team had the opportunity to take a break from league action and see some unfamiliar opponents. More...

MP Legion falls to Unity

Jason Beranek had two singles, but the Mt. Pleasant Legion baseball team dropped 7-1 decision to host Unity in a Fayette Legion game on Monday. Jared Kristoff singled in a run for Mt. Pleasant (4-9). Cody Reese was the losing pitcher. Mt. More...

Locke, Kratz help Pirates end 5-game losing streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Erik Kratz hit his first home run since 2014 and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 1-0 on Monday night, ending the Giants’ eight-game More...

House returns with budget deadline looming

No vote is planned yet

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives returned to session Monday as the fiscal year deadline ticked down and a vote on the state’s largest expansion of gambling in a decade loomed while lawmakers scrounged for money to prop up s More...

City to remember Orlando victims

Memorial service on Wednesday

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Braddock’s Crossing plans finalized

Connellsville Historical Society hosts weekend event

The Connellsville Area Historic Society is planning its 13th commemoration of Gen. Edward Braddock’s crossing of the Youghiogheny River on his way to the failed attempt to defeat the French garrison at Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburgh’s Point, in 1755. More...

Obituaries

Audrey Jean McDowell Hall

Springfield TownShip

Audrey Jean McDowell Hall, 79, of Connellsville (Springfield Township), passed away unexpectedly Sun. June 19, 2016 at her home. She was born Aug 31, 1936 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Lowry McDowell. More...

Lois D. Shaw

Greensburg

Lois D. Shaw, 84, of Greensburg, formerly of West Newton and Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. More...

Brian L. Baker

Dunbar

Brian “Tooter” L. BAKER, 40, of Dunbar, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Dunbar. He was born September 11, 1975, in Mt. Pleasant, son of Gary “Chum” Darnell and Jacqueline Sue Baker. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1788, New Hampshire ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the ninth state.  In 1898, U.S. troops captured the island of Guam. More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

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Electronic skin patch holds promise for Type 1 diabetes

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 54 and have had Type 1 “childhood” diabetes since I was 7. A friend with diabetes heard about a new skin patch that More...

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