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September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Man charged with brandishing gun

Connellsville Police have charged a man with brandishing a gun on Meason Avenue.  Harold N. More...

News

Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-yr survival same

LONDON (AP) — Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options. More...

Biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history begins

CHICAGO (AP) — Six purported leaders of Chicago’s powerful Hobos street gang went on trial Wednesday in a case that could provide a rare look inside the kind of criminal activity fueling gun violence in the nation’s third-largest ci More...

South Connellsville woman charged for threats

A South Connellsville woman was charged after an intense outburst at South Connellsville Borough’s monthly meeting Monday.  Patricia Ann Grubbs, 47, of 1613 Hyndman Street, was charged with four counts of terroristic threats, and one count More...

Opinion

It’s time for action in higher education negotiations

Another View

In a speech to the United Nations at the close of World War II, President Harry Truman urged leaders of the assembled nations to adopt a charter that would serve as the U.N.’s foundational treaty.  “There is a time for making plans, More...

Needs of the people

The work of police officers involves a wide range of activities. They are called to major crime scenes such as murders, but they also are called for minor incidents such as vandalism. More...

End of conflict in Colombia proves peace is possible

Commentary

WASHINGTON — Many years ago, when the Marxist guerrillas plaguing Latin America were young, there was no assurance whatsoever as to who would actually win the bitter civil wars against the old oligarchs and military. More...

Sports

Falcons blanked by Knights, 4-0

The result of Wednesday’s Section 4-AAAA girls soccer game between Connellsville and visiting Norwin wasn’t the one that the Falcons were hoping for, but the 4-0 setback to the Knights wasn’t a total loss. More...

Geibel golfers top Mt. Pleasant

Anthony Lovat led all scorers with a 36 and John-Luke Tlumack followed with a 38 as the Geibel golf team defeated Mt. Pleasant, 229-230 in a Section 2-AA match at Pleasant Valley Country Club. More...

Steelers WR Wheaton practices, hopeful to play vs. Bengals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is optimistic his sprained shoulder will be good to go in time for Sunday’s home opener against Cincinnati.  If he wants to keep up with the rapidly maturing players More...

Upper Tyrone family loses home to fire

What began as a normal work day for Scottdale residents Josh Fulton and Sarah Ludwick, quickly turned into a family’s worst nightmare, when a fire destroyed their home Wednesday morning. More...

Sixth Street blaze under investigation

A fire that heavily damaged a Sixth Street home in Connellsville is currently under investigation and the New Haven Hose fire chief said it is being currently termed suspicious.  Firemen from New Haven Hose were called to the fire at 129 N. More...

Obituaries

Helen C. Bullock

West Leisenring

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Howard E. Forsythe Jr.

Connellsville

Howard Edward “Jack” Forsythe Jr., 83, of Connellsville died Sunday September 11, 2016 in the Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown. He was born April 9, 1933, in Connellsville, a son of the late Howard Edward and Margaret Oppman Forsythe. More...

Donald Harshman

Vanderbilt

Donald “Doc” Eugene Harshman, 54, of Vanderbilt, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown.  He was born July 24, 1962 in Connellsville, the son of the late Donald J. and June Maxine (Kerr) Harshman.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws were enacted in Germany, depriving German Jews of their citizenship and imposing the swastika as a national symbol. More...

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Bible Digest

“And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”  — (Psalms 50:15 AKJV)  This is God’s invitation to all of us. He cares about you too.   More...

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Changing white fat cells to brown may help conquer obesity

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: In a column about abdominal fat, you talked about two kinds of fat — brown fat and white fat. I’d like to hear more about them. More...

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