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City man charged with stabbing

Connellsville Police have successfully detained a Connellsville man on the run for stabbing another person.  Danny Scott Nicholson II, 20, 150 N. More...


Clinton to bash Trump at site of Atlantic City casino strike

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is coming to Atlantic City to bash Donald Trump’s handling of his former gambling empire, but striking casino workers say their beef is with a different billionaire. More...

Keedy’s to open dining area

Ribbon cutting set for 5 p.m. today

Keedy’s Pizzeria is aiming to grow beyond the pizzeria shop mantra, opting to open a dining area next door to the original shop.  The official ribbon cutting will be at 5 p.m. More...

Scottdale man charged with possession, aggravated assault

A Scottdale man is accused of squirting blood into the face of a woman after injecting himself with heroin.  More...


The birds are putting on a show


Let’s start with full disclosure: I know almost nothing about birds. On a relatively long list of things I wish I knew more about (a list that also includes speaking Japanese, classical music and carpentry) birds have a place near the top. More...

GOP blue-collar heroes laud Trump


The Washington Examiner’s Jim Antle recently noted that despite talk of a Republican “consensus” on trade, “three runners-up for the Republican nomination who received strong conservative support — Pat Buchanan in 1996, Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick More...

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Volleyball camp draws dozens

Summer program appears to be growing in popularity

Of all the summer camps for kids the Connellsville Recreation Board offers, it appears that volleyball is the most popular. More...

Connellsville Legion confident heading to playoffs

Team has already qualified for Region 6 Tournament

The Connellsville Legion baseball team has spent the last six weeks ripping through opponents in the Fayette Legion. Connellsville cruised to a first-place finish in league play with an outstanding 14-1 record. More...

Bullskin, Dunbar all-stars win

Titan Beckerleg smacked two doubles and Grayden Gillott ripped a triple as the Bullskin 9- and 10-year-old Little League All-Stars defeated Rostraver, 18-17 in eight innings in a District 9 first-round game on Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant. More...

Budget talks enter new week

No news of a deal on taxes

HARRISBURG (AP) — Negotiators reported no agreement on financing state government’s $31.5 billion budget plan as top lawmakers met privately and apparently fruitlessly Tuesday in the quiet state Capitol five days into the state’s fiscal year. More...

Oppman named deputy secretary

City native works with corrections department

HARRISBURG - After serving in an acting capacity for nearly one year, Christopher H. Oppman has been named Deputy Secretary for Administration for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.  He is a Connellsville native.  More...

Rotary gives back to the community

Various organizations benefit from its grants program

Connellsville Rotary Club recently handed out $10,800 to local nonprofit organizations to help them with various projects that will benefit the local community.  Leah Bierer, Rotary president at the time of the distribution, said the program ha More...


Virginia R. Kessler

Mill Run

Virginia R. Kessler, 83, of Mill Run, passed away July 5, 2016 in Hillside Estates, Connellsville She was born Jan. 24, 1933 in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Clyde B. and Anna (Hall) Friend. More...

Richard R. Lowther


Richard R. Lowther, 69, of Connellsville, died Monday, July 4, 2016 in UPMC Shady Side Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born October 21, 1946 in Connellsville, a son of the late Richard W. and Loretta O. (Shazer) Lowther. More...

Harold E. Hartz


Harold E. “Snipe” Hartz, 83, of Connellsville passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at his home while surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. More...

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In 1785, Congress chose the dollar as the monetary unit of the United States.  In 1854, the Republican Party was formally launched at a convention in Jackson, Michigan.   More...


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Bible Digest

“Who has ears to hear, let him hear. ”— (Matthew 13:9 AKJV)  Are you open to hearing from God? He’s speaking. Are you listening?   More...


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...

Losing weight will help improve your sleep

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m overweight. My doctor told me, among other things, that losing weight would help me sleep better. What’s the connection? DEAR READER: It’s true. More...

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