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October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Emergency personnel work to clear the scene of a multi-vehicle accident along Route 119 North near Bruner Insurance Agency and Morrell Avenue in Connellsville. More...

St. Vincent College ranks in top third in new ranking of top colleges

A new ranking of the nation’s top colleges by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education listed Saint Vincent College in the top third (no. 325) of the 1,000 schools included.  More...

Seton Hill hosts lecture by German author and journalist

Seton Hill University will host a guest lecture by German author and journalist Uwe von Seltmann titled “The Future of the Past: A Family Research Project that Resulted in the Bestselling Book ‘Gabi i Uwe.’”  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1927, “The Jazz Singer,” the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue, premiered in New York City.  In 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on Yom Kippur.   More...


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Bible Digest

“And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”  — (Luke 6:46 AKJV)  Saying and doing are two entirely different things. Real Christians do the will of God.   More...


Rummage sale A rummage sale will be held at Calvin United Presbyterian Church, 311 Mulberry St., Scottdale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7. Bucco More...

Bleak reality of Alzheimer’s may be brighter in the future

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother has Alzheimer’s disease. What should I expect in the coming years? More...

Artist’s family visits Dunbar

Pascal’s ‘Seated Torso’ viewed by daughter, son-in-law

Dunbar Historical Society received a visit last weekend from the daughter and son-inlaw of the artist Pascal who created “Seated Torso,” a masterpiece housed in the Pascal annex of the Dunbar Historical Society Museum. More...

Study: Good heart attack care could add a year to your life

Going to the right hospital for heart attack care could add a year to your life, a new study suggests. More...


William F. Helinski


William F. Helinski, 86, of Scottdale, died late Sunday evening, Oct. 2, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Bill was born November 13, 1929, in Scottdale, a son of the late John F. More...

Lawrence Ritch

Brunswick, Ga.

Lawrence Scott “Larry” Ritch, 58, Brunswick, Ga., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.  He was born April 26, 1958, in Connellsville, a son of the late Anthony J. and Joyce L. More...


Letter to the Editor

This letter is to express my opinion of the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, “cruel and unusual punishment.” I have been an advocate for the inmates and corrections officers at the Fayette County Prison since May of2016. More...

Voice of protestantism is badly needed in world forums


WASHINGTON — Over the years, as a journalist working in many societies, I have often found hints about where people are going — or not going — in the most unusual places.  More...

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Falcons blank Wildcats, 3-0

Needing as many wins as possible in order to make a run at a WPIAL playoff spot, the Connellsville girls soccer team came up with a clutch victory on Wednesday in front of the home fans, and the Falcons did it in dominating fashion.  More...

Steelers relying on practice squad grads

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordan Dangerfield never lost faith, even as the months passed and the dreaded visits to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s office informing the safety he was being released from the team’s practice squad piled up. More...

Mt. Pleasant golfers compete at WPIALs

Mt. Pleasant golfers Ashley Cairns and Gabbi Keefer finished ninth and 13th respectively at the WPIAL Class AA Individual Girls Golf Championships on Wednesday at Treesdale Golf and Country Club. More...

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