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November 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Toys for Tots

Daily Courier searching for anonymous donor

The Daily Courier is searching for an anonymous Toys for Tots donor who left around $300 worth of toys with the newspaper, as part of the annual toy drive. The unknown female donor dropped off the toys during the first few days of the drive. More...

Massive rally begins honoring Fidel Castro

HAVANA (AP) — Regional leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans filled Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution Tuesday night for a service honoring Fidel Castro on the wide plaza where the Cuban leader delivered fiery speeches to mammoth crowds in the years More...

Crime

Bullskin   Harassment: Amanda Lynn Luteran, 20, of Connellsville, was accused of harassment, stemming from an incident at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at 126 Nichelson Lane. Charges filed.  Connellsville   More...

Opinion

Nation enters into new dimension ‘Christmas Zone’

Here we are. The Thanksgiving dishes are washed and put away — well, hopefully — and we have had just enough time to get tired of leftover turkey.  December will soon be here. More...

Facebook faced criticism over fake news stories

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, is undoubtedly a smart guy. He just hasn’t sounded the part lately.  Facebook has faced criticism over fake news stories that circulated on the social media platform during the election. More...

Less agonizing, more organizing needed

Where was all this passion during the campaign?  Now, opponents of Donald Trump are incensed and outraged. Students are walking out of classrooms and campuses. Two protest marches will descend on the capital in January. More...

Sports

Vikings bring talent to the court

In high school sports, losing athletes to graduation is something that happens every season. But the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team’s losses are fairly light this season, especially compared with the experience the Vikings bring back.  More...

Connellsville nips Morgantown, 4-3

After a couple of tough losses and nearly a month without a victory, the Connellsville hockey team was in desperate need of a win heading into Tuesday’s game against visiting Morgantown at the Ice Mine.  The Falcons (2-6) overcame a rough More...

Rookies Burns, Hargrave and Davis making impact for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The learning curve is starting to level off for Javon Hargrave, Artie Burns and Sean Davis. That hardly means it’s flat. Not by a long shot. More...

Brazilian soccer team’s plane crashes

LA UNION, Colombia (AP) — A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match in its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 75 people and leaving six survivors, officials said Tuesday.  More...

Price to oversee health care system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaching deep into conservative territory, President-elect Donald Trump chose Georgia Rep. More...

Obituaries

Gary E. Kuhns

Owensdale

Gary E. Kuhns, 71, of Owensdale, went to be with his Lord and Savior Nov. 28, 2016, at Latrobe Select Specialty Hospital, while being comforted by his family.  He was born June 26, 1945, in Somerset, the son of the late Martin E. and Inez A. More...

Catherine May

Connellsville

Catherine May, 92, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown.  She was born Aug. More...

Kenneth R. McBeth

Tarrs

Kenneth R. McBeth, 81, of Tarrs, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the home of his daughter in Mt. Pleasant.  He was born Sept. 15, 1935, in Tarrs, a son of the late Samuel and Eva McFadden Mc- Beth.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1782, provisional articles of peace were signed in Paris between Britain and the United States, under which Britain recognized U.S. independence. In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Finland. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.” (John 8:24 AKJV)  This verse deserves everyone’s undivided attention. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Holiday Events   Christ United Methodist Church, 201 Market St., Scottdale, will hold a holiday bakery/ gift sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. More...

Goodbye and Thank you

DEAR READERS: Elton John sang that “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” but for me the hardest word is “Goodbye.” Every goodbye is an ending. Long before life ends, individual pieces of that life end. More...

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