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Search for burglary suspect ends

Lonnie Greenawalt is placed in county jail

A Lemont Furnace man accused of burglarizing a former co-worker is in Fayette County Prison, after eluding police for almost one week. Lonnie Dean Greenawalt Jr., 36, was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. More...


Anton Yelchin’s accidental death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anton Yelchin’s accidental death Sunday ended the actor’s life and career far too soon, yet audiences will be able to see his talent and devotion to his craft in several unreleased projects. More...

Nuclear power plants becoming obsolete

The rooftop panels and churning turbines of booming solar and wind energy are helping make U.S. nuclear power plants, with all the safety fears and rising costs they bring, obsolete, some experts say. More...

Mt. Pleasant mayor resigns committee chairmanship

Lucia said he has been left out of the loop

At Monday’s Mt. More...


Where to hike when it is tough to walk


Mary Ann Smith sent me a great little e-mail recently. Mary Ann, a reader who grew up in Johnstown but now lives in Huntingdon, suggested a column idea: More...

Is Donald Trump headed for a loss of ... ordinary Republican proportions?


The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent — 39.1 percent, to be precise — while Mitt Romney, in the entire losing 2012 campaign, never fell below 43 percent. More...

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“But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. More...


Birding group Starting a Fayette County Birding Group. Meeting will be held at Panera Bread in Uniontown at 6 p.m. July 2. Public invited. Meetings will be the first Saturday of the month. More...

Open the Door to a Stylish Home

Interior doors don’t have to be an afterthought – here are 4 unique trends to consider

CTW Features Nearly every room in a house has a door and, in modern times, those doors have trended toward incredibly plain – most often of the molded, lightweight and white variety. More...

City council increases GCCC board

Members hear from city residents concerned about neighboring property

Connellsville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the Greater Connellsville Community Center’s board of directors from five members to seven.  The request came from board President Gary Colatch, who told council that he beli More...

Mill Run woman held for court

Police say Madeline Bowers abandoned child with strangers

A Mill Run woman accused of abandoning a child with strangers, following a vehicle accident, remains in prison, following a preliminary hearing Tuesday.  Madeline Marie Bowers, 25, appeared before District Judge Ronald J. Haggerty Jr. More...

Wolf says budget can hit goals without major tax increase

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf backed off his latest proposal for an increase in sales or income taxes, saying Tuesday his budget priorities can be met without it. More...


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...

Jack L. Eicher


Jack Lomison Eicher, 85, of 17701 Dawn Court, Meadville, formerly of Ridge Blvd., Connellsville, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. More...

Martha Summers


Martha Summers, 80, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL More...

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On This Date

In 1815, French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated his throne for the second time.  In 1870, Congress created the U.S. Dept. of Justice.  In 1942, Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance as part of the U.S. Flag Code. More...


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Connellsville defeats Uniontown

Connellsville moves into sole possession of first place in Fayette Legion

There are no guarantees in sports, but whenever the Connellsville and Uniontown baseball teams square off in Fayette Legion action, it’s almost a sure thing that the game will be a tightly-contested, well-played battle. More...

Carmichaels outslugs Mill Run, 15-5

Typically, a Fayette County Baseball League game between Mill Run and Carmichaels is a low-scoring, defense-oriented affair. The last two match-ups have been anything but typical. More...

Giants crush Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Angel Pagan hit a grand slam during a seven-run fourth inning, Johnny Cueto shut down Pittsburgh into the seventh and the San Francisco Giants clobbered the Pirates 15-4 on Tuesday night. More...

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