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September 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Free flu shot clinic scheduled at Wesley Health Center

Wesley Health Center in Connellsville will be offering free flu shots on Oct. 1.  The flu shot clinic will be held 9 a.m. to noon at the center, located at 410 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville.  More...


Information session planned on science program

Saint Vincent College will host an information session for persons interested in learning more about its Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) program at the Alex G. More...

Up to 10 inches of Midwest rain leaves 1 dead, soggy mess

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several Midwestern states were a soggy mess Thursday after up to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa and triggered mudslides that caused one death. More...

Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit colleges on Thursday, a decision that could force schools to close and threaten financial aid to hundreds of thousands of stu More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1806, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis from its exploration venture to the Pacific coast. In 1845, the New York Knickerbockers baseball club was founded. More...


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Bible Digest

“And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.”  — (Mark 15:39 AKJV)  There is no doubt about it. 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. There will be 50/50 tickets and refreshments. More...

Non-drug solutions may help treat congnitive impairment

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I suffer from depression. My doctor told me that depression can cause cognitive impairment. Antidepressants improve my mood -- can they help improve my thinking skills as well?  More...

Unrestricted fishing permitted in Donegal Lake

Officials discuss rehabilitation of the popular recreational site

A crowd of approximately 25 area citizens and state officials attended a meeting last night in the Donegal Community Center to review the itinerary for draining and rehabilitation of Donegal Lake. More...

Reaching out to neighbors

Fundraisers aid Connellsville’s flood relief

Many members of the Southmoreland School District wanted to offer help in some way to their neighbors in Connellsville and Bullskin Township, who were deeply affected by the storms and flooding of Aug. More...

Downtown Connellsville to host fall mixer on Sept. 28

Downtown Connellsville will hold its fall mixer on Sept. 28.  The event will be held 6 to 8 p.m. More...


Paul Thorpe

Mill Run

Paul Thorpe, 79, of Mill Run, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. More...


A prescription for disaster

Guest Commentary

For those who may be unfamiliar with the players in the pharmaceutical business, Mylan is a successful, mid-sized manufacturer of branded and generic drugs. More...

Picture an exhibition combining art and nature


Most of the songbirds are gone. Daylight is just beginning to appear around 6:30 a.m. and leaving by 7:30 p.m. My office air-conditioner may still run during the day, but my bedroom unit no longer is needed at night. More...

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Gators nip Pioneers in five sets

Geibel volleyball head coach Rick Watkins said the Gators have been in a number of close games this season. Thursday’s Section 2-A battle against visiting West Greene was no exception. It took Geibel five sets, but the team pulled out a 3-2 victory. More...

Falcons fall to Spartans

The Connellsville girls volleyball team has been locked up in some extremely tough battles in Section 3-AAAA to start the season. Unfortunately for the Falcons, most of those tight matches have gone in favor of the opponent. More...

Vikings blank Trojans, 8-0

Bryce Williams scored three goals as the Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team defeated host Derry, 8-0 in Section 2-AA on Thursday. Alex Pomarico scored twice. Sam Napper, Bradley Tait and Jack Shirley each scored a goal. More...

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