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July 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Court OKs decision to delay judge retirement ballot question

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania court on Wednesday upheld the Legislature’s last-minute decision to invalidate the April primary vote on whether to give sitting judges five more years before they have to retire, a ballot referendum that lost narrowl More...

News

Feds open civil rights investigation in Louisiana shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a swift move by authorities to keep tensions from boiling over, the U.S. More...

Rent increase may close celebrated San Fran. gay bar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the nation’s most celebrated gay bars may soon go out of business after a new landlord more than doubled the rent, part of a trend that has old-timers lamenting that the San Francisco they know and love— dilapidated and di More...

Solution delivered critical electric infrastructure system and energy savings

MIDLAND & ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 6, 2016--Priority Power Management, LLC (“PPM”), a Texas-based leading independent energy management and consulting services firm, has delivered an end-to-end electric energy solution t More...

Opinion

What a difference a year makes

Guest Commentary

On June 30 bipartisan majorities of both the Senate and House sent the Governor a budget that will avoid the long and damaging budget impasse of last year caused by the Governor’s insistence on broad based tax increases on Pennsylvanians. More...

The war on drugs

Another View

It’s not your grandfather’s war on drugs. It can’t be.  Over the years, we’ve watched police officers and agencies fight the good fight. More...

Humane treatment of animals increasingly gains support

Commentary

WASHINGTON— Whenever I contemplate the bad things happening in the world today, I reset my mind and think back over the incredible changes in human life that I have been privileged to live through. More...

Sports

Hundreds take part in Woodruff Race

Community turns out to celebrate life of Olympic champion

The John Woodruff 5K Run and Walk always draws a crowd, and this year was no exception, as nearly 500 finishers turned out for the event, held at Falcon Stadium one day after what would have been the Olympic gold medalist’s 101st birthday. More...

Connellsville Legion blanks Jeff-Morgan

As the number one seed, the Connellsville Legion baseball team came into the Fayette Legion playoffs full of confidence. Based on Wednesday’s playoff opener, that confidence should swell. More...

Bullskin, Dunbar all-stars victorious

Jacob Lee doubled and singled and Evan Means collected two singles as the Bullskin 9- and 10-year-old Little League All-Stars beat Connellsville, 15-3 in five innings in a District 9 Tournament game on Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant. More...

Alleged PNC bank robber enters plea

South Connellsville man accused in December robbery

A South Connellsville man accused of robbing a PNC bank in December entered a general plea in Fayette County Court Wednesday.  Larry Dale Knopsnider Jr., 31, was charged with robbery with threat of serious injury, simple assault, terroristic thr More...

Clock ticks toward budget decision

HARRISBURG (AP) — The clock kept ticking toward decision day for Democratic Gov. More...

Mt. Pleasant agrees to increase borrowing for infrastructure project

Loan increased to just over $1 million

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council Tuesday agreed to increase the limits of potential borrowing to finance repairing antiquated underground sewage lines.  In June, council approved a loan allowing Mt. Pleasant Municipal Authority to borrow $885,000. More...

Obituaries

Gary V. Fox

Coal Center

Gary “Fish” V. Fox, age 76, of Coal Center, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016.  He is loved and missed by his sister, Gail (Fox) Whalen; his brother-in-law, Thomas J. 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

Connellsville

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...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1898, the United States annexed Hawaii as a U.S. territory.  In 1954, Elvis Presley made his radio debut, as his single “That’s All Right” was broadcast by Memphis radio station WHBQ.   More...

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Bible Digest

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.”  —(Matthew 13:44 AKJV)  The kingdom of G 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...

Deep breathing is effective in lowering blood pressure

DEAR DOCTOR K: Could stress be causing my high blood pressure? More...

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