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August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pokemon held at West Overton

More than 100 participate in game

West Overton Village and Armstrong Cable Services teamed up Wednesday to host a Pokemon Go event to showcase the village.  Over 100 people attended the event and takes advantage of West Overton Village’s two Pokestops and one Gym.  Th More...


Latest: Dallas protesters march toward jail

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a planned protest in downtown Dallas (all times local):  About 25 demonstrators rallied at a downtown Dallas park — half to demand changes in police use of force against black people and half to call for a More...

Someone will pay a pretty penny for these 2 rare coins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you see these pennies, pick them up. You’ll have a whole lot more than good luck. More...

Trump’s playbook leading him out of bounds


Donald Trump’s primary playbook leading him out of bounds ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — In the 2016 presidential campaign, it’s long been an article of faith: The rules of political gravity don’t apply to Donald Trump. Maybe now they do. More...


Letters to the Editor

My great-grandfather Andeas Bernath went missing on the morning of April 5, 1917 when the day shift man came in to work. This newspaper has noted his death every 10 years until 1967 (50 years). The 100th year of his passing will be April 5, 2015. More...

Brighter days may be beyond Brazil’s troubled Olympics


WASHINGTON — It’s hard to erase the “Walking Dead” stories leading up to the Summer Olympics now underway in Brazil. More...

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Commodores low on numbers, not drive

Program still seeking runners before the season starts

One of the challenges that always seems to face the Frazier cross country program is a numbers crunch. More...

Roethlisberger not expected to play against Lions

Brown, Bell and others also expected to sit out

Several Pittsburgh Steelers’ stars aren’t expected to be in the lineup for the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions.  More...

Pirates fall to Padres, 4-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edwin Jackson pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Travis Jankowski capped the scoring with a straight steal of home and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Wednesday night. More...

Supporting the troops

CAHS Patriots prepares packages to send overseas

CAHS Patriots were joined Wednesday by volunteers from an area church, JROTC members from the Connellsville Area Senior High School, and members of the Family Readiness Group at the Readiness Center in Connellsville Township (B Company 1st Battalion More...

Woman sentenced for vehicle accident death

A Connellsville woman charged in a 2015 fatal vehicle incident was sentenced Wednesday at the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.  Kathleen S. Leighliter, 38, of 307 S. More...


Shirley A. Gallatine


Shirley A. Gallentine, 82, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at home. She was born February 6, 1934 in Normalville, the daughter of the late Clyde and Margaret Eicher Anderson. Shirley was protestant by faith. More...

Amanda Hollis


Amanda Joyce “Amy” (Kuhns) Hollis, 50, of Scottdale, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016. Amy was born February 3, 1966 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Levi and Mildred (Marks) Kuhns. She married Aaron Edward Hollis, Sr. More...

Brad C. Miner


Brad Cris Miner, 50, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday,. Aug. 9, 2016 in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Sept. 10, 1965, in Connellsville, a son of Freda Caldwell Miner of Bullskin Township and Jon C. Miner, Sr. More...

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On This Date

In 1934, the first federal prisoners were incarcerated at the Alcatraz Island prison in San Francisco Bay.  In 1965, rioting began in the Watts district of Los Angeles.  In 1972, the last U.S. ground combat unit left South Vietnam.   More...


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Babies and pregnant women should eat other grains than rice

DEAR DOCTOR K: You recently wrote about the dangers of feeding rice cereal to babies. Can you tell me more about this? What should I give my baby instead?  More...

Regional Family YMCA offering PIYO

A new word for you — PIYO. It is a class held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands in East Huntingdon. Call 724-542-9622 for information. More...

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