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June 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MPASB approves 2.75 mill tax increase for 2016-17

The Mt. Pleasant Area School District residents will see an increase in property taxes.  The school board Monday approved a final budget for 2016-17.  More...

Heritage society ordered to vacate Sampey Park

What began as a confrontational meeting of some 20 Perryopolis area residents at a meeting of the Perryopolis Area Heritage Society ended on a note of cooperation although the Perry Parks and Recreation Authority (PPRA) intends to go on with an evict More...

News

Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overdoses don’t happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation’s epidemic, too. More...

IN BRIEF

Trump to give speech on trade

MONESSEN (AP) — Donald Trump will be campaigning in western Pennsylvania on Tuesday. The Republican presidential hopeful will be giving a speech on trade at Alumisource in Monessen, about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh. More...

Correction

During a recently held, Mt. Pleasant Borough Council meeting, borough Mayor Gerald Lucia officially resigned his position as the chairman of the Mt. Pleasant Medic 10 Emergency Medical Service board of directors. More...

Opinion

Trump vs. Reagan: What is a Conservative?

Another View

In my previous piece in this series, I quoted a Ronald Reagan speech to CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, from February 6, 1977, where Reagan defined conservatism. More...

Let’s listen to Cardinal Wuerl: The ‘other’ Donald

Commentary

“When I go back to Berkeley, I will be lost, and with all the damned depression, riots, and attempts by everyone to get me on pot, I am afraid I shall just flip.” The other day, I read this letter that was sent to William F. More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.”  —(Psalms 14:1 AKJV)  Don’t be foolish. Look around you. More...

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...

Relaxing distraction can help counter nighttime pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have chronic pain from arthritis. Lately it’s so bad that I can’t get a good night’s sleep. What can I do? More...

Charges in city murder case dismissed

Crystal Weimer convicted in 2004 in death of Curtis Haith

After 15 years, the case against Connellsville’s Crystal Weimer was dismissed Monday. Weimer, 38, was convicted in 2004, for the 2001 murder of Curtis Haith of South Connellsville. More...

Landlord bill discussed

Proposed ordinance taken from Mt. Pleasant

Even though Connellsville’s Board of Health did not have a quorum Monday, they still discussed the idea of implementing a new landlord ordinance.  More...

House GOP drives toward budget bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — With just days until Pennsylvania’s fiscal-year budget deadline, the House Republican majority drove toward an approximately $31.5 billion spending plan and a package of tax increases on tobacco products whose support from Democrati More...

Obituaries

Charles Neighbors

Dunbar

Charles (Charlie) Robert Neighbors, 85, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was born September 10, 1930 in Dunbar, the son of the late Joseph L. and Elsie E. Forman Neighbors. He was a graduate of the Dunbar Township High School class of 1948. More...

Joshua J. Brooks

Dunbar

Joshua James Brooks, 31, of Dunbar, died Friday, June 24, 2016 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.   He was born April 2, 1985, in Mt. Pleasant, son of Ronald Wayne Brooks Sr.and Barbara Jo Wiltrout Brooks.   More...

J. William Slaughter

Leisenring

J. William (Billy) Slaughter 57, of Leisenring, son of Elizabeth A. (Domaracki) Slaughter and the late James K. (Bill ) Slaughter passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 25, following a life-long survival of cerebral palsy. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1914, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist, sparking World War I.  In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending World War I.  In 1950, North Korean troops captured Seoul.   More...

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Do Just One Thing

There’s a debate over the true eco-friendly nature of artificial grass. On one hand, fake turf saves water and needs very little maintenance over a 15- to 20-year period. More...

Sports

Capo, Campbell win Woodruff Scholarship

Connellsville grads showed dedication toward academics and athletics

Connellsville graduates Ashley Capo and Josh Campbell worked hard throughout their years in high school. Whether it was in academics or athletics, both showed the desire and dedication necessary to succeed. More...

Connellsville Legion clubs Colonial, 13-3

After a bit of a shaky start, the Connellsville Legion baseball team shored up its defense and broke out its bats Monday, improving to 12-1 with a 13-3 win over Colonial 3 in seven innings at Rowes Run. More...

Dodgers top Pirates 5-4, avoid sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were in deep trouble before Scott Kazmir settled down and the lineup went to work.  A.J. More...

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