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December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Southmoreland to hire school resource officer

At its last meeting of 2016, the Southmoreland School Board moved one step closer to hiring a school resource officer The board voted 7-0 Monday to enter into an agreement with Scottdale to have a school resource officer in the district. More...

R&R Hotel reopens for business

Hallie Chatfield, revitalization coordinator for the Redevelopment Authority for the County of Westmoreland, stands behind a bar in the basement at the newly minted R&R Hotel & Lounge, which once was operated for many years as the R&R Sta More...

State Rep. Snyder invites Trump to Greene County

As President-elect Donald Trump embarks on a “thank-you” tour to states that helped him win, state Rep. Pam Snyder (D-50th) is inviting him to Greene County to meet coal miners and view the economic importance of their industry. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.  In 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing 2,403 American soldiers and civilians.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” (John 11:25 AKJV)  The way to Heaven and eternal life is through Jesus.   More...

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CASD discusses possible school closings

Residents and parents of Clifford N. Pritts Elementary School met with Connellsville Area School Board directors Monday during the first of three public hearings to discuss the consolidation of Connellsville Area School District.  More...

Veteran’s Pearl Harbor story recalled by widow

He never spoke too loudly, nor too proudly, about his status as a survivor of the historically tragic attack on Pearl Harbor. It simply wasn’t necessary. That’s because late U.S. More...

Obituaries

Candace Johnson

Monessen

Candace (Layton) Johnson, 60, of Monessen, formerly of Connellsville, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born August 26, 1956, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Eugene A. and Doris I. (Yowler) Layton.  More...

Doris Rockwell

Dunbar

Doris Mae Porter Rockwell, 93, of Dunbar, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Dunbar, daughter of the late George Andrew Porter Sr. and Iva Black Porter Wolford.  More...

Opinion

What will happen after Trump repeals Obamacare?

It’s quite clear that the Donald Trump era in the White House will likely begin with the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), now known as Obamacare, high up on the to-do list.  What’s far less known is what will happen af More...

Is it time to end war on marijuana?

In the words of Nobel laureate Bob Dylan’s seminal 1966 album Blonde on Blonde: “But I would not feel so all alone / Everybody must get stoned.”  He’s not feeling so alone after November’s elections.  More...

Senate Democrats plan to ‘Ashcroft’ Sessions

Commentary

There’s been talk among some conservatives and Republicans that Democrats are plotting to “Bork” the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. That’s not right.  More...

Sports

Falcons gearing up for new season

In his third year as coach of the Connellsville boys basketball team, Andy Hedrick is entering this season with a solid level of optimism. More...

Crosby on a goal-scoring tear for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby can’t seem to find the right word for what’s happening. If the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is being honest, he is not really interested in finding one. More...

Tomlin happy with cornerback Ross Cockrell’s evolution

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin is not a big picture guy. More...

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