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June 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget makers eye tax revival

Natural gas gross receipts may be taxed

HARRISBURG (AP) — Budget makers in an 11th-hour search for cash to support a deficit-strapped budget are considering reinstating a gross receipts tax on natural gas sales in Pennsylvania, senators said Thursday.  More...

Man charged in vehicle break- ins waives preliminary hearing

Additional charges were filed against Nathan Smyth

A Connellsville man charged with breaking into multiple vehicles and stealing money, debit cards and valuable items waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday.  Nathan Smyth, 22, of 101 Watt St., was originally charged with multiple cou More...

News

After officer acquittal, residents negotiate hope for change

BALTIMORE (AP) — It was supposed to be an open-and-shut case: The 25-year-old black man was healthy before his arrest and arrived at the nearby station dying from a broken neck. More...

Japanese who created the popular Othello board game dies

TOKYO (AP) — Goro Hasegawa, the Japanese man credited with creating the Othello board game, has died. He was 83. More...

Man found dead behind wheel of car

TUCSON, Ariz. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1901, the first major exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work opened in Paris.  In 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Selective Service Act, requiring all men between the ages of 18 and 25 to register for military service.   More...

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Sports

Connellsville basketball wraps up Future Falcons camp

Nearly 50 kids take part in event

The Future Falcons basketball camp is back. In the past, the Connellsville varsity boys basketball team has sponsored an instructional summer camp for area kids. More...

Panik, Giants beat struggling Pirates, 5-3

Bucs fall to five games under .500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A makeshift lineup was more than enough for the San Francisco Giants. More...

Twins sign Plum High School grad

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed first-round draft pick Alex Kirilloff, a corner outfielder from Pennsylvania they acquired with the 15th overall selection.  More...

Fire destroys Bullskin home

Six fire departments respond to blaze

A Bullskin Township family lost their home early Thursday morning after escaping a fire.  Six area fire departments responded to the blaze at 207 Dry Hill Lane, including Bullskin Township, Connellsville Township, Everson, Saltlick and South Con More...

Connellsville Sunoco robbery charges held for court

Charles Bell, Wendy Victor remain in jail

Charges against a Uniontown duo accused of robbing a Connellsville gas station were held for court Thursday.  Charles Leonard Bell, 50, of 74 Lenox St. and Wendy Jean Victor, 23, of 550 Wilson Ave. Ext. More...

Fatal ATV accident reported in Saltlick

State police at Uniontown are investigating an ATV accident that claimed the life of a Saltlick Township man.  Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department chief Max Gales confirmed the accident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. More...

Hotel construction continues

Construction continues at the Cobblestone Hotel on the West Side. The third floor is now being added. More...

Obituaries

Jack L. Eicher

Meadville

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...

Randy J. Miller

Connellsville

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Opinion

The incredible hopelessness of America’s gun ‘conversation’

Another View

For millennia, the ability to interpret hieroglyphics had been lost to the ages. So when Jean-Francois Champollion decoded the Rosetta Stone it was a monumental breakthrough. More...

Will Trump last the election?

Commentary

An ordinary sociopath would have known to pretend shock and sorrow after the terrible mass murders in Orlando. More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find i More...

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Brown fat hormone may help treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have polycystic ovary syndrome and treatments are helping only a little. My doctor says there has been recent progress in understanding what causes it, and that I should not give up hope. What is your opinion? More...

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