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October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville budget talks begin with income analysis

Connellsville’s city officials have officially begun analyzing the 2016 budget in preparation for the 2017 city budget.  On Wednesday, officials met to discuss the city’s revenue and ways to adjust the budget for next year.  More...

News

Airport authority begins hangar construction

The Fayette County Airport Authority took its first official step Wednesday to construct new hangars by authorizing $75,929 to RW Sleighter Engineers and Architects.  More...

Halvorson cited for harassment in alleged Fayette Fair incident

Art Halvorson, the Democratic candidate for the 9th Congressional District, was cited for allegedly harassing an opposing campaign staffer during the 2016 Fayette County Fair.  More...

Pastor teaches handgun class amid crime fears

YORK, Pa. (AP) — As a pastor, Gary Smith has been guiding people in their Christian faiths for 30 years. Smith also trains people to shoot would-be attackers with a handgun — and he doesn’t see any conflict with these two roles. More...

Opinion

Let’s get real ID

Another View

Living in Pennsylvania could become more difficult soon.  On Jan. More...

The good king

Commentary

WASHINGTON — It sometimes seems that all the world might be dressed in black these days, whether for the battles spreading across the Middle East or over the vulgar expressions of the American political scene.  More...

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Sports

Falcons prepare for River Hawks

This season for the Connellsville football team has been filled with plenty of disappointments. More...

WPIAL soccer pairings released

The WPIAL released its boys and girls playoff soccer pairings on Wednesday, and several teams won’t have to wait very long to begin action in the postseason. The Mt. More...

Jones’ message to Steelers teammates: “Don’t panic”

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones is a realist. Call it the byproduct of spending the last three-plus years fighting for a job and fending off repeated attempts by the Pittsburgh Steelers to find somebody better to back up Ben Roethlisberger. More...

CASD to hold public hearings for potential closures

Connellsville Area School Board Directors unanimously approved motions to hold 780 hearings to discuss potentially closing four of its eight district elementary schools.  Vice President James Duncan led the meeting, as School Board President Jay More...

Police stop home burglary

A Connellsville man was in prison Wednesday, after breaking into a home and resisting arrest.  Seth Randall Fisher, 25, of 235 E. More...

Trump refuses to say he will accept election results

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Threatening to upend a basic pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused Wednesday night to say he would accept the results of the November election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. More...

Obituaries

Donald B. Bossart Jr.

Scottdale

Donald B. Bossart Jr., 73, of Scottdale, East Huntingdon Township, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2016, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by those who loved him, following a brief Illness.  Donald was born in Youngwood, Nov. More...

Christina M. Frey

Farmington

Christina M. (Hull) Frey, 38, of Farmington, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at her home. She was born July 15, 1978, in Uniontown, a daughter of James G. and Patricia Nicklow Hull of Farmington. More...

Virginia Richter

Melcroft

Virginia Irene (Dillinger) Richter, 73, of Melcroft, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born April 1, 1943 in White, a daughter of the late Henry and Rose (Layman) Dillinger.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1944, U.S. forces landed on Leyte Island, beginning a months-long campaign to free the Philippines from Japanese control. More...

Comics

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ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2016. There are 72 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlights in History  In 1714, the coronation of Britain’s King George I took place in Westminster Abbey.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.”  — (Deuteronomy 32:7 AKJV)  We can learn a lot from those who have walked with More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Divorce workshop   More...

Kid Stitch to meet Saturday at Scottdale Library

Kid Stitch will meet 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Scottdale Library, located on Spring Street. All finished items are donated to the Blackburn Center. Call 724- 887-6140 for additional information. More...

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