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October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Connellsville Township VFD chief remembered as a great guy

A quiet guy but a great guy. That’s how friends and local fire officials remember Dwayne A. Krumanacker, a lifetime member of the Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department and a former chief. Krumanacker died Tuesday in Highlands Hospital. More...

News

Prison board renews punishment plan

The Fayette County Prison Board approved a motion to readopt its Intermediate Punishment Plan for one year during Wednesday’s meeting.  Director of Adult Probation James Caccimelio brought the plan before the board for formal approval.&nbs More...

Trump: I’ll run America like my business

WASHINGTON (AP) — His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the center of his political campaign Wednesday. More...

Two studies point to lack of campaign substance on newscasts

NEW YORK (AP) — Two studies of U.S. news coverage suggest that this is a presidential campaign with little substance — unless groping women, tax returns and email servers are your idea of major issues.  More...

Opinion

Honor those who served our country

Guest Commentary

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, it is important to honor those who served our country and ensure that they receive their rightful place among generations of U.S. veterans.  More...

Letter to the Editor

In a world that sometimes seems dark and unfriendly, I found new inspiration recently. It came in the form of young adults – specifically students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Future wars look sadly familiar

Commentary

WASHINGTON — Up until at least Nov. 8, the nation’s attention will doubtless be focused on the “war” inside the country — the tumultuous political conflict ripping us to pieces. More...

Sports

Commodores sweep playoff opener

Frazier’s perfect regular season carried over into the first round of the WPIAL Class A volleyball playoffs on Wednesday evening at Upper St. Clair High School. More...

Falcons fall to Tigers

It’s rare in any playoff situation for a 16th seed to knock off the top seed in the first round. More...

Steelers’ tight end Green practicing this week after injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers tight end Ladarius Green is finally starting to roll with his new team after seven months sidelined with injury. Now comes a three week wait to determine whether Pittsburgh will put him on the 53-man roster. More...

Budget talks continue, focus on expenses

For the second straight week, Connellsville city officials met Wednesday to discuss the 2017 budget. The topic of discussion outlines the early expense numbers. More...

Attempted child luring investigated

State police at Greensburg are on alert after an unknown male allegedly attempted to lure a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle in Mt. Pleasant Township.  The incident occurred between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 200 block of High Street.  More...

Attorney seeks bond modification in Vicites’ case

Deanna Vicites’ attorney filed a motion Tuesday seeking bond modification.  A district judge set Vicites’ bond at $250,000, after she was charged in the shooting of her husband, Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites on July 17. More...

Obituaries

Nellie Bodkin

Cheat Lake

Nellie Carolyn (Raupauch) Bodkin, 98, of Cheat Lake, formerly of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Oct. More...

Sara E. Coughenour

Orangeburg, S.C.

Sara E. Coughenour, 97, of Orangeburg, S.C., formerly Mt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Longwood Plantations Personal Care, Orangeburg, S.C., where she resided for the past 15 months. Sara was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Mt. More...

Sheila A. Jacobs

Connellsville

Sheila A. Jacobs, 45, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Highlands Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1682, the city of Philadelphia was founded.  In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers appeared in a New York City newspaper.  In 1904, the first underground New York City subway line opened to the public.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”  — (Luke 16:13 AKJV)  We must choose. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Cookie sale St. Rita Christian Mothers will hold their annual Christmas cookie sale on Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. in Bucci Hall (St. Rita Social Hall) on First Street in Connellsville. More...

Gradually add whole grains for a healthier diet

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I know I should be eating more whole grains, but for years I’ve been eating white bread, white rice and white pasta. I don’t know where to begin the switch to whole grains. Can you help? More...

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