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September 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Continuing Education classes offered for adult learners

Both businesses and individuals can benefit from the variety of educational offerings available beginning in October from the Office of Outreach & Continuing Education at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. More...

Jordanians elect new parliament in cautious reform move

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanians voted Tuesday for a new parliament under revised rules that officials say are meant to strengthen political parties but are seen by some as a small step, at most, toward democratic reform.  More...

Brazil judge orders corruption trial for ex-President Silva

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial on charges of money laundering and corruption, a Brazilian judge ruled Tuesday.  Judge Sergio Moro said there is enough evidence to start a judicial process More...


Optimism in America

Another View

America has a reputation for its optimism, its can-do spirit, its willingness to explore and innovate. And yet an atmosphere of pessimism has spread across the landscape, a dark vision telling us that we are besieged and in decline. More...

Addressing terror, Clinton plays it safe, Trump promises bold change


The terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey, which injured 29, and the terrorist stabbings in Minnesota, which injured nine, were nowhere near as serious as the terrorist shootings in Orlando, which killed 49, and in San Bernardino, which kille More...

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Bible Digest

“Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.”  — (Mark 14:38 AKJV)  There is a spiritual battle taking place in us and around us. More...


Vendor show   A vendor show, sponsored by the Highlands Hospital Auxiliary will be held Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelist Church Social Hall, 508 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville. More...

More companies offer rewards for healthy lifestyle changes

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: My employer has started offering employees financial rewards for weight loss. I’m skeptical. Does this kind of financial incentive really work? More...

Gov. Wolf declares Fayette County a disaster area

Assistance approved for flood victims

Following his tour of the areas affected by the Aug. 28 flood, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that the Commonwealth has approved disaster assistance for victims of the flood.  More...

City Council approves hazard mitigation letter of intent

In the first Connellsville City Council meeting since the Dutch Bottom area of Connellsville flooded on Aug. 28, council voted unanimously to begin the process of hazard mitigation. More...

Pennsylvania higher ed system seeks mediator in strike talks

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has asked the state’s labor board to appoint a fact finder to help in negotiations with a union representing faculty at 14 state universities, but the union contends the More...


Marilyn Hone


Marilyn Marleen Hone, age 56, of Uniontown, Pa. and formerly of Dawson, passed away September 12, 2016 with her family by her side.  She was born December 17, 1959 in Connellsville, Pa. More...

Timothy R. Schomer Sr.


Timothy R. Schomer, Sr., 74, of Connellsville passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1942 in Connellsville, a son of the late John G. and Viola (Shong) Schomer. Tim was Catholic by faith. More...

Joseph Shallenberger


Joseph Shallenberger, 88, of Scottdale, husband of Dione J. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1792, the French National Convention declared France a republic and voted to abolish the monarchy. More...


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Connellsville runners pick up 3 wins

The Connellsville cross country team only gets to run on its home course once during the season, and on Tuesday, the Falcons certainly made the most of their opportunity to pick up a few Division I, Section 2 wins behind the Connellsville Junior High More...

Commodores, Scotties get volleyball victories

Skye Eicher connected for 14 kills and 12 service points as the Frazier volleyball team beat host Bentworth, 26-24, 25-16, 25-10 in Section 2-A. Annya Kossol had 12 kills and Alex Muccioli picked up 11 points for Frazier (5-0, 5-0). More...

Pirates defeat Brewers, 6-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen, Jody Mercer and Josh Bell each drove in two runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates preserved their faint playoff hopes alive with a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.  More...

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