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December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CASD does not renew solicitor’s contract

The Connellsville Area School Board decided to hire a new solicitor on Wednesday night.  In a split 6-3 vote, the board voted to hire Pittsburgh-based Dodaro, Matta & Cambest as solicitor, replacing Christopher Stern as the district’s More...

News

Search resumes for quake survivors

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia’s Aceh province early Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors that was halted at night by rain and blackouts. More...

Military leaders trying to improve misconduct investigation process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. More...

Michigan judge ends vote recount

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1793, Noah Webster published New York City’s first daily newspaper, the American Minerva.  In 1872, Pinkney Benton Stewart Pinchback became the first serving U.S. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:27- 28 AKJV)   More...

Fay-West Calendar

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

Ask the Doctors: An apple or an Oreo for lunch?

Dear Doctor: I read that sugar might be worse for your heart than fat. Should I give up sweets? More...

Eberly tells story of Civil War soldiers

Uniontown native Robert E. Eberly Jr. presented his work “Bouquets from the Cannon’s Mouth,” that told the story of five Fayette County soldiers who served in the 8th Pennsylvania Reserves in some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. More...

Flood victims to get money

Victims of the Aug. 28 flood will soon receive money raised by one Connellsville based group, just in time for Christmas.  On Dec. More...

Obituaries

Reuben A. Knopsnider Jr.

CONNELLSVILLE

Reuben A. Knopsnider Jr., 91, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Georges Township, a son of the late Reuben A. Sr. and Sarah Burkholder Knopsnider.  More...

Candace Johnson

MONESSEN

Candace (Layton) Johnson, 60, of Monessen, formerly of Connellsville, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  Friends will be received in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Opinion

Overtime changes still needed

Earlier this year, we wrote in this space that the new Department of Labor guidelines on overtime pay that were supposed to take effect today constituted a mostly positive step for workers but could have unintended consequences.  More...

Don’t burn flag or curb freedom to speak out

Thumbs down to flag burners. Also, thumbs down to anyone who believes flag burning ought to be outlawed and punished, including President-elect Donald Trump.  More...

Personal moral decisions change society for better

WASHINGTON -- We are living with an eerie air of failure about our nation today. What has happened to us? We don’t really know. More...

Sports

Commodores hope hard work pays off

Following a 10-win season that included a trip to the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, the Frazier boys basketball team returns six lettermen and are hungry to compete in a revamped Section 2-AA this upcoming season. More...

TODAY’S GAMES

Thursday, Dec. 8  No games scheduled  -----  Friday, Dec. 9  Boys basketball   FCCA Tournament, Connellsville vs. Woodland Hills at Penn State Fayette, 6:30 p.m.  Geibel Tip-off Tournament, 6 p.m.  More...

Steelers striking right balance

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Technically, the calls were different. In the Pittsburgh Steelers huddle, however, the translation was the same: Get the ball to Le’Veon Bell and get out of the way. More...

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