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June 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Saltlick ATV accident victim identified

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office released new details from an ATV accident in Saltlick Township Friday.  Rocky Nicholson, 58, of Normalville, died in the single-vehicle accident, which occurred around 12:30 p.m. More...

News

Rock the Yough coming to East Park

After attending music festivals across the country for seven years, Stephen Ritenour decided to bring the party to his own backyard. “I thought it would be a great idea to use the permanent stage at East Park. More...

Geibel grad receives Hospital Club scholarship

2016 Geibel High School graduate Alyssa Hutchinson (center) received a $500 scholarship from The Hospital Club of Connellsville Friday. Alyssa plans to attend Shenandoah University in the fall and major in physical therapy. More...

14 dead in West Virginia floods; focus on search and rescue

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As a deluge swamped southeast West Virginia — a disaster that killed at least 18 people— Ronnie Scott’s wife called him and told him their house was filling up with water. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1788, Virginia became the 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1876, Lt. Col. George Custer and 263 soldiers under his command were killed by Cheyenne and Sioux fighters in the Battle of Little Bighorn. More...

Comics

Full Story

ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, June 25, the 177th day of 2016. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History In 1788, Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution. More...

Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.”  — (Proverbs 3:11-12 AKJV)  God’s discipline sh More...

Replacing both knees at once makes sense for some patients

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees. Should I have both knees replaced at one time, or separately? DEAR READER: A patient of mine who was a newlywed once said to me: “We want three kids. More...

Officials react to gambling bill

Local officials responded to the Commonwealth’s action on an amendment regarding slot-machine-style gambling in bars across the state. More...

City to sponsor fireworks July 3

Thanks to Shallenberger Construction and Somerset Trust Bank, Connellsville area residents will enjoy a large fireworks display on July 3. Fireworks will be provided by Connellsville Festival Association starting around 9:30 p.m. More...

Leisenring Presbyterian going strong

The Leisenring Presbyterian Church is one of the enduring landmarks of the small coal town just south of Connellsville off Route 119. More...

Obituaries

Julia Mae (Silbaugh) Simon

Flatwoods

Julia Mae (Silbaugh) Simon, age 95 of Flatwoods, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Frick Hospital, Mt Pleasant with her loving family by her side. More...

Eleanor Dove Linger Hess

Connellsville

Eleanor Dove Linger Hess, 96, a 54-year resident of Connellsville, died at her home on June 23, 2016 after suffering poor health for a number of years.  More...

Dolores J. Avery

Monarch

Dolores J. Avery, 85, of Monarch died Thursday June 23, 2016 in the South Connellsville Personal Care Home. She was born March 20, 1931 in Monarch, a daughter of the late Charles R. and Gladys Shoemaker Avery. More...

Opinion

Creating a gray area

Another View

In trying to protect citizens, a new Supreme Court ruling may create gray areas with a police officer’s ability to stop people.  The Supreme Court ruled Monday that evidence of a crime may be used against a defendant even if the police did More...

Expedite stricter vaccine rules

State health and education officials are right to tighten rules on vaccine requirements for public school children. Here’s the question, though. Why is the process taking so long?  More...

Trump voters hold firm

National Perspective

PITTSBURGH -- What happens when the veteran pollster Peter D. Hart invites 11 blue-collar and service-industry voters into a downtown office suite here and bids them to talk politics? More...

Sports

Konieczny has worked with golf’s biggest and best

Everson resident worked at this year’s U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club

Being around the golf course for nearly his entire life, Everson’s Tom Konieczny has worked at some of the sport’s most famous tournaments and with golf’s biggest names. His experiences are the stuff of dreams for many golf fans. More...

NFL to interview Harrison in PEDs probe

Report links Steelers’ LB, others to PEDs

NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by National Football League officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. More...

Wiltrout places fifth at USATF Nationals

Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout earned a fifth place in the women’s javelin event at the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals in Clovis, Calif., with a throw of 152 feet even. More...

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