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June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Prison prepares for population assessment

Warden presents population breakdown

The Fayette County Prison Board Wednesday discussed its most recent population analysis in light of an impending prison assessment.  More...

News

Regulators fine BancorpSouth $10.6 million for redlining

NEW YORK (AP) — The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Mississippi based BancorpSouth $10.6 million, alleging the bank deliberately discriminated against minorities in its lending practices. More...

Nails spill flatten tires during rush hour in Ohio

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP)—Authorities in Ohio say a load of nails spilled on a roadway during rush hour, leaving about a dozen commuters with flat tires. More...

Family of slain train worker looking into final radio call

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Utah rail line worker who authorities say was abducted and killed on the job is investigating whether a swift response to a final harried radio call could have saved him, their lawyer and family spokesman said. More...

Opinion

Conscience and Republican Convention delegate voting rules

Another View

Over the weekend a reporter on Fox News said something that struck my attention: “There is a move to have the Republican Convention Rules Committee enact a measure that would prevent bound delegates from abstaining from votes on the first ballo More...

Economic insecurity is core of Brexit vote

WASHINGTON — In these days after British citizens astonished the world — and themselves — by voting to leave the European Union, there have, not surprisingly, been a considerable number of comparisons made between the United Kingdom and American situ More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.”  —(Matthew 10:39 AKJV)  Real life is living for the Lord. Find Him and find life.   More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Fitness class Julie Kumor Godfrey is going to lead a donation, fitness class at Yough River Park to benefit the Yough River Bike Trail. It is July 2 at 9 a.m. Attendees are asked to wear tennis shoes and bring a yoga mat. More...

Swift Saute

Chicken Marsala a quick fix for summer dinner

A part from the holiday season, of course, summer seems to be the busiest time of the year. But unlike food-centered fall and winter celebrations, from June through August people want to get out of the kitchen as much as possible. More...

CASD approves budget with millage increase

Connellsville Area School District approved the 2016- 2017 budget Wednesday, including a millage increase from 12.952 to 14.2481 mills. More...

Senate advances House budget bill Funding in limbo

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate took quick action on the House’s just-passed budget package Wednesday, a day before the state government’s fiscal-year deadline, although divisions remained over how to pay for the nearly $31.6 billion spendi More...

No paper July 4

The Daily Courier will not publish on July 4.  The offices will be closed and will reopen on July 5.  However, the newsroom will be staffed to take death notices.   Deadline for obituaries remains at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Iva M. Leighty

Scottdale

Iva M. Leighty, 85, of Scottdale, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at The Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born December 25, 1930 in Rostraver Township, a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Amanda Cowan Byers. More...

Michael Cavalier

Mt. Pleasant

Michael Alexander Cavalier, 7, Son of Michael Aaron and Jana Renee Funk Cavalier, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2016, in Childrens Hospital, Pittsburgh of UPMC while surrounded by those who loved him dearly. More...

Patricia E. Yothers

Acme

Patricia E. “Pat” Yothers, 76, of Acme, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 in the Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Dec. 6, 1939, in Bullskin Township, Fayette County, a daughter of the late Clyde L. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1934, the “Night of the Long Knives,” a series of murders ordered by Adolf Hitler to eliminate his political rivals, began in Germany.  In 1936, Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” was published.   More...

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Sports

CAHS players working with young kids at summer hoops camp

The Connellsville varsity boys basketball team recently held its Future Falcons basketball camp. Now, a couple of Falcons players are hosting their own camp, in a manner of speaking. More...

Connellsville Legion knocks off Smithfield

Throughout the course of the Fayette Legion season, only one team has gotten the better of Connellsville. More...

Rostraver tops Mt. Pleasant for District 9 crown

Caleb Leechalk homered and hit a pair of singles, but the Mt. Pleasant 11- and 12-yearold Little League All-Stars fell to Rostraver, 5-3 in a District 9 title game on Wednesday at Carmichaels. Aaron Alakson doubled and singled. More...

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