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July 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mega Millions jackpot hits $540 million

Local residents taking a chance on the lottery

The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to $540 million, as brisk ticket sales fuel the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing.  Jamie Currey, a clerk at Marky Finner’s Super Mart in South Connellsville said that, “When it gets More...

News

N Korea: US sanctions tantamount to act of war

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that U.S. sanctions on leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials for human rights abuses are tantamount to declaring war.  More...

Sailor’s medical background questioned after training death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The drowning of a sailor who was repeatedly pushed underwater by an instructor during Navy SEAL basic training raises a host of questions, beginning perhaps with this: Why would a highly elite unit made up of some of the toughest, fi More...

Ex-church volunteer gets more than 14 years for child porn

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania church youth worker will spend more than 14 years in prison for possessing child pornography, including some depicting adults performing sex acts with infants and violent content.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was published for the first time.  In 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to its lowest point of the Great Depression, at 41.22. More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”  —(Matthew 13:49-50 AK More...

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Community Bible school   More...

SENIOR MENUS/ACTIVITIES

Senior menus and activities for the week of July 11 follow: Connellsville Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults. The main center is located at 100 E. More...

Trail meeting discusses bike lanes for GAP trail

Connellsville businesses met again Thursday to discuss how the cyclists coming from the Great Allegheny Passage will be protected when they ride into town. More...

Dunbar, Morrell hosts convention

Event kicks off with memorial service on Sunday

The 78th Annual Fayette County Firemen’s Convention kicks off Sunday in Dunbar. This year, the convention is being hosted by Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department and Morrell Volunteer Fire Company. At 4:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Margaret G. Palladino

Zelienople

Margaret G. Palladino, age 82, of Zelienople, formerly of Connellsville, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016 while in the comfort of her own home. More...

Opinion

The death of a pet

Guest commentary

I read a quote at my vet’s office which basically said that you can determine a man’s character by the way he treats his pet. That may be true, but I know of many people who treat their pets better than they treat people. More...

Another so-called scandal fails to hinder Hillary

You read it here first: “Fearless prediction,” this column began on April 6, “No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton ... More...

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Sports

Connellsville tops Farmington in playoffs

Connellsville will play Uniontown tonight in Fayette Legion semifinal

There have been many components to the success of the Connellsville Legion baseball team this season. However, the one aspect that has been dominant in the first two games of the Fayette Legion playoffs has been pitching. More...

Connellsville all-stars stay alive

Anthony Mickens had two singles and was the winning pitcher as the Connellsville 9- and 10-year-old Little League All-Stars defeated Fairchance, 9-8 in a District 9 elimination game on Thursday at Mt. Pleasant. More...

Glasnow impresses Hurdle but Pirates fall to Cardinals

Loss halts Bucs’ 7-game winning streak

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another young arm put a smile on Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s face,. Tyler Glasnow didn’t let a rough finish spoil his debut, working into the sixth inning of a 5-1 loss to the St. More...

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