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December 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents voice concerns over school closure plans

Several community members, including Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln, voiced concerns on the potential closure of a combination of Clifford N. More...

News

Candlelight service marks Pulse tragedy

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

North Dakota police seek federal help

BISMARCK, N.D. More...

Oil spurt drives Dow to record despite drop for most stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks mostly fell on Monday, but a spurt in oil prices helped push the energy sector higher and the Dow Jones industrial average to another record. More...

Opinion

Infrastructure needs fixed now

Another View

President-elect Donald J. More...

Obama says women should register for Selective Service

President Barack Obama said last week he supports requiring women to register for Selective Service when they turn 18. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, the first female veteran in the U.S. Senate, agrees. More...

Astronaut John Glenn became national icon

The country knew John Glenn from that day in February 1962, when he became the first American to orbit Earth...  What Glenn did afterward enhanced his status as a national icon. More...

Sports

Scotties knock off Mustangs

Olivia Porter scored a game-high 28 points to lift the Southmoreland girls basketball team past visiting Laurel Highlands, 66-31, in a non-section contest. More...

Beistel to be honored by SHS

Jake Beistel put the cap on an excellent athletic career at Southmoreland High School when he became the school’s first state wrestling champion in March.  Beistel is going to be honored for that accomplishment - which came after a 3-2 win More...

Falcons take down Warriors, 47-42

Abbey Davis scored a game-high 15 points as the Connellsville girls basketball team defeated host Elizabeth Forward, 47-42 in a non-section game on Monday. Madison Wiltrout and Molly Bauer each tossed in 10 points for the Falcons (2-1). More...

S. Connellsville chief put on administrative leave

South Connellsville Borough Council put the borough police chief on paid administrative leave Monday in light of criminal charges that were recently filed against him. More...

Recount verifies Trump victory

(AP)­— Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College stakes.&nb More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Connors Jr.

Dunbar

Robert J.“Pappy” Connors, Jr., 64, of Dunbar, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at home.  He was born Oct. 4, 1952, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Robert J. and Erma (Tulley) Connors Sr.  More...

Robert A. Dunston

Connellsville

Robert A. Dunston, 79, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at home. He was born Dec. 21, 1936, in Connellsville, a son of the late Arthur and Katherine (Abraham) Dunston. More...

Isaac R. Sherwood Jr.

South Connellsville

Isaac R. Sherwood, Jr., 76, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at his home.  He was born Feb. 17, 1940, in South Connellsville, a son of the late Isaac R. Sr. and Julia Shoenberger Sherwood.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1577, Sir Francis Drake left England on a three-year voyage around the world.  In 1972, American astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt began the third and final lunar excursion of the Apollo 17 mission. More...

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Bible Digest

“I am the vine, you are the branches: He that stays in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5 AKJV)  The Christian life is empowered by Jesus Himself. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Santa touring area   Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Company will be taking Santa through the area from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16-18. More...

Story time wrapping up at Garnegie Free Library

• Children’s story time will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Carnegie Free Library, with the program’s last day for the year held on Dec. 14. All children from birth to preschool age are invited to attend. More...

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