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December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bullskin to hold line on taxes

Bullskin Township supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a tentative 2017 budget in preparation for the calendar to turn over.  The budget, estimated at $1.4 million, sets the property tax rate at 0.459 mills, the same as the 2016 budge More...

News

Masontown native named artist of the month

Brandee Hose, featured artist of the month for December at the Fayette County Law Library, says she was inspired by re-purposing and originality in craft making.  A Masontown native who has made her home in Concord, N.C., for 11 years, Hose has More...

Opioids, mental health reform sails through House

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) helped pass the 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday. More...

Is Trump ‘Draining the swamp’ or diving in?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in the nation’s capital.  Instead, he’s diving right in.  More...

Opinion

School vehicles should follow speed limits

Another View

What we need is school bus and school van drivers to follow the posted speed limits!  Case in point -- Posted speed limit is 50 on Route 119 before Cairns Agway, going toward Mt. Pleasant. I was doing 50, and a school bus passed me. More...

Small businesses are backbone

Last weekend, while Americans were recovering from their Thanksgiving feasting, the nation’s retailers were having their Super Bowl.  The sales push began on Thanksgiving Day and continued into Black Friday for major retailers, leading int More...

Castro finally got what he wanted

Commentary

WASHINGTON -- This week, Fidel Castro finally got something he had always wanted.  More...

Sports

Falcons working hard as season nears

The Connellsville wrestling team is going through an uncharacteristic period of transition, but the hope among the coaches and wrestlers is that change will bring positive results.  More...

SHS wrestlers blend youth, experience

Last season, Jake Beistel became the Southmoreland wrestling team’s first-ever state champion.  This year, Beistel has moved onto college, and the Scotties are looking to fill the holes left by him and regional qualifiers Evan Myers and Ja More...

Versatile Bell reveling in heavy workload for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pieces are all there. The footwork. The vision. The patience. More...

Man charged with attempted homicide

A Star Junction man remains in prison Thursday after being arrested on attempted homicide charges following an argument with a neighbor.  Ronald Charles McPartland, 55, of 145 Newtown Road, was charged with criminal attempted homicide and two co More...

Catholic DAR drops off toys

Members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Annunciata No. 260 dropped off donations they collected for The Daily Courier’s Toys for Tots Drive. More...

Fayette County makes strides with prison improvements

The Fayette County Prison Board, including Fayette County Commissioners, continues to work toward improving existing prison conditions, as well as anticipating future endeavors.  The much-anticipated prison roof replacement project is set to con More...

Obituaries

Marsha Haines

Kecksburg

Marsha Ann Haines (Hammond), 42, of Kecksburg, passed away peacefully after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer, Monday, Nov. More...

Earl R. Mitchell

Formerly of Scottdale

Earl R. Mitchell, 58, formerly of Scottdale, died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2016, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his family.  He was born July 31, 1958, in Mt. More...

George F. Musgrove

New Stanton

George F. Musgrove, 80, of New Stanton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. George was born April 21, 1936, in Youngwood, the son of the late George F. Musgrove Sr. and Bessie Smith Musgrove. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1913, the Ford Motor Company began operation of its first assembly line.  In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking a new era in the civil rights movement.   More...

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Bible Digest

“But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” (1 Samue More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

School retirees meet   More...

Middle school announces honor roll

Charles Michael, principal at Connellsville Area Middle School, announced that the following students have made the honor roll for the first grading period of the 2016- 2017 school year.  EIGHTH GRADE   More...

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