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December 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Let it be Christmas’

Connellsville resident inspired to write musical

Aspiring playwright Scott Mastro became inspired during a stroll through New York City in August.  “I was walking through Times Square and I noticed something. More...

News

Allstate poll finds holidays can be hazardous

MALVERN, Pa. – “Festive”, “joyful” and “togetherness” are just a few words that come to mind when thinking about the holidays. More...

Beemer announces settlement with drug company

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer today announced the filing of a $19.5 million settlement with a major bio-pharmaceutical company related to the company’s alleged improper marketing of Abilify, an anti-psychotic drug. More...

Auditor General DePasquale supports legislation to close USPS loophole

HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today praised national legislative efforts to help prevent the shipment of dangerous synthetic drugs into the country through the United States Postal Service.  Drug traffickers are killing th More...

Opinion

Retiree’s honesty raises questions

Another View

(AP) - Many of us have been told that honesty is the best policy and the truth will set you free.  Michael Stuban applied those tenets to his exit survey when he retired from his mid-level manager position with the Pennsylvania Turnpike after 35 More...

Let Attorney General determine Clinton’s future

(AP) - President-elect Donald Trump may be trying too hard to put election campaign bitterness behind us.  Trump has said he does not want to pursue criminal charges against former opponent Hillary Clinton.  More...

Joys of the Hunt: No Gun Needed

Westsylvania

The 50-degree air was just this side of still, barely moving the freeze-dried field grass atop the dwindling Laurel Ridge. More...

Sports

Versatile Frazier girls boast size, speed

The Frazier girls basketball team has made the playoffs in each of the past two seasons under head coach Ken Poling, and the Commodores have the tools to do it again.  Frazier returns eight letter winners, including its leading scorer and its le More...

Crosby leads Penguins past Panthers, 5-1

SUNRISE, Fla. More...

Steelers defense leads NFL in red-zone performance

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Once opponents get into the red zone, the Steelers take it as a challenge to keep them out of the end zone. More...

School closings?

Teachers express concerns about potential furloughs

The second of three public hearings to discuss the potential closure of four Connellsville Area School District elementary schools took place earlier this week at Connellsville Area High School.  The school board is considering whether to close More...

Connellsville Township approves new mapping

Connellsville Township finalized its contract with K2 Engineering to update and modernize township maps. More...

Owner, employee enter guilty pleas in clinic case

North Union Twp. business targeted in federal raid

The owner of a closed North Union Township methadone clinic and an employee entered guilty pleas this month to unlawful dispensing of a controlled substance, according to records in U.S. District in Pittsburgh.  Addiction SpecialistS Inc. More...

Obituaries

Fred D. Collins

Mt. Pleasant

Fred D. Collins, 66, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at his home.  He was born June 20, 1950, in East Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Albert and Alma Bowman Collins.  More...

Erma A. Fuller

Vanderbilt

Erma A. Fuller, 84, of Vanderbilt, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born March 26, 1932, a daughter of the late William Calvin and Olive Mae Thomas Sumey. More...

Harry E. Lowden

Gibbon Glade

Harry E. Lowden, 69, of Gibbon Glade, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at home, comforted by his loving family.  He was born Feb. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

Note: yesterday’s column mistakenly listed today’s information. Today’s column is for December 8. We apologize for the error. In 1941, the United States declared war on Japan and officially entered World War II. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27 AKJV)  Jesus can give you the peace that will last. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Lunch buffet   Connellsville Area Career & Technical Center will hold its annual Christmas lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Culinary Arts dining room at 720 Locust St., Connellsville. More...

School menus

Menus for the week of:  Dec. More...

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