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August 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigating Mt. Pleasant vehicle shootings

State police in Greensburg are investigating several shooting incidents that occurred Friday evening in Mt. Pleasant Township. Mt. Pleasant Mayor Jerry Lucia confirmed Mt. More...

News

Family of Muslim teen arrested for homemade clock files suit

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Texas school officials and others, saying the incident violated the 14-year-old boy’s civil rights, More...

Mother of dead California skydiver says jump on bucket list

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of a skydiver who plummeted to his death with an instructor in a California vineyard said her teenage son was an adventurous spirit who was willing to try just about anything — including the jump that was on his bucket More...

Tainted candy at San Francisco party likely edible marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A special unit of the San Francisco Police Department is investigating how 19 people including a 6-year-old child could have eaten gummy candies at a birthday party that most likely were marijuana edibles, authorities said More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1842, the Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed by the United States and Canada, delineating the eastern section of their shared border.  In 1945, the United States dropped the “Fat Man” nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.   More...

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Sports

Football teams begin heat training

Local squads can conduct non-contact practices in helmets and shoulder pads

For many high school football programs, the season never really comes to an end. More...

Steelers increase intensity with goal-line, two-minute drills

The Pittsburgh Steelers received a standing ovation from the fans in attendance when they walked off the field at St. Vincent College on Sunday. And for good reason. More...

Junior League team ousted at regionals

The Connellsville/Yough Junior League baseball team rolled through the district and section tournaments, capturing both championships with seeming ease. More...

Saltlick family loses home in fire

Fundraisers planned for Connie and Vince Fulton

A Saltlick Township family lost its home in a late night fire Saturday.  Connie and Vince Fulton were away with her daughter Jennifer Stillman. More...

Dawson Grange Fair kicks off

The Dawson Grange Fair opened Monday night. A new queen, princess and mini-princess were crowned. More...

Mt. Pleasant man charged with beating cat to death

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Obituaries

Stanley B. Helinsky

Connellsville

Stanley B. Helinsky ,78, of Connellsville passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Nov. 16, 1937 in Connellsville, a son of the late Stanley J. and Sophia (Rewes) Helinsky. More...

Kimberly S. Kelly

Cleveland, Ohio

Kimberly S. Kelly (nee Geary), 54, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Aug. 1, 2016.  She was born Oct. 28, 1961 in Connellsville.  More...

Mary Ann Knipple

Scottdale

Mary Ann Knipple, 81 of Scottdale, passed away, Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 11, 1935 in Everson a daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Wisniewski) Szczekocki. More...

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

In the Courier article last week covering the recent Mount Pleasant Borough Council meeting, news of the Coal and Coke Trail expansion to connect with the Great Allegheny Passage was featured. More...

Politics, hope and the power of love

Commentary

TORONTO — I arrived in the Canadian capital from Krakow, after a week of being asked by anyone who spoke English about what is going to happen in the U.S. More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“But Peter followed him afar off to the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.”  (Matthew 26:58 AKJV)  Peter got in trouble by following Jesus from a distance. More...

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Someday lost memories may be recoverable

DEAR READER: In yesterday’s column, I answered a reader’s question about what memories are. The reader asked: “When we lose memories, do we lose them forever?” Today, I want to return to that profoundly important question. More...

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