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City Redevelopment Authority approves GCCC roof resurfacing

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority voted Monday to approve the resurfacing of the Greater Connellsville Community Center roof. More...

News

Turkey economy facing fresh problems after coup attempt

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey faces the prospect of waning economic growth, a struggle to attract international investors and financial market volatility for months to come following the failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More...

Man who impersonated dad in Maxim magazine bid gets prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who impersonated his successful father in a bid to buy Maxim magazine has been sentenced to a year in prison after cooperating with authorities.  Calvin Darden Jr. More...

Slain Baton Rouge officers all hailed from same community

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Fresh out of the police academy, Matthew Gerald was so proud to bring his cruiser home that he stood in the driveway, wiping it down under the hot Louisiana sun. More...

Opinion

Another tragedy in France

Another attack in France — the third in 19 months. More...

Charter and public schools should be held to same academic standards

Imagine reading that during a two-year period, 14 schools in Ohio were closed because they were not doing a good enough job for students. Shocking, right?  ...Did we forget to mention these were and are charter schools, not public schools? More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Nearly 550 competitors raced through the streets of Connellsville on July 6 to honor the late 1936 Olympic hero, John Woodruff. More...

Sports

Connellsville Legion crushes South Park

Team guaranteed spot in Region 6 championship

The Connellsville Legion baseball team keeps on rolling. On Monday, Connellsville overcame an early deficit and scored 14 runs in two innings on its way to a 15-2 victory over South Park in seven innings in the Region 6 Tournament in Beaver Falls. More...

Mill Run falls to Carmichaels, 15-8

With seven wins to their credit and only one game remaining prior to the start of the Fayette County Baseball League playoffs, Mill Run was looking to conclude the regular season on a positive note on Monday at Carmichaels. More...

Upheavel is buzzword for NFL heading into 2016 season

Peyton Manning is retired. Tom Coughlin is gone. Heck, the Rams no longer are in St. Louis. Upheaval is the buzzword for the NFL as training camps open. More...

GOP leaders approve convention rules

Insurgents are blocked

CLEVELAND (AP) — Over angry and prolonged objections from anti Donald Trump forces, Republican Party leaders approved rules for their national convention on Monday and rejected demands for a state-by-state roll call vote, a discordant start to More...

East Crawford Avenue accident

A man involved in a vehicle accident on Sunday night along East Crawford Avenue died of a “cardiac event,” according to the Fayette County Coroner’s office. More...

Scottdale man killed in accident

Westmoreland County Coroner’s office has confirmed that a Scottdale man died when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a 2007 Honda Accord.  The Coroner’s office said the accident occurred at around 9:48 p.m. Sunday. More...

Obituaries

John M. Alesantrino

Scottdale

John Michael “Johnny” Alesantrino, 52, of Scottdale, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was born on June 7, 1964 in Connellsville, the oldest son of Susan L. (Rendine) and the late John M. Alesantrino. More...

Richard Harbaugh

Connellsville

Richard P. “Bucky” Harbaugh, 75, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township) passed away peacefully Satursday, July 16, 2016 at his home, while surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born May 25, 1941 in Mt. More...

Michael B. Lane

Everson

Michael B. Lane, 64, of South Everson, passed away peacefully, early Sunday morning July 17, 2016, while being surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home. Michael was born in Mt. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1848, a seminal women’s rights convention opened in Seneca Falls, New York.  In 1941, Winston Churchill launched his V for Victory campaign.  In 1943, Allied forces bombed railway yards in Rome.   More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Community Bible school The Kecksburg and Fairview Churches of God will conduct Deep Sea Discovery Bible School at the Kecksburg Church on Claypike Road from July 25 through July 29. More...

Early postmenopause women can benefit from hormone therapy

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my third year of menopause, and my doctor won’t prescribe hormone therapy. He says it increases the risk of heart disease. I think I recall that you told another reader that this is not true. Is my doctor right, or are you? More...

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