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December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

S. Connellsville woman files suit

A South Connellsville woman has sued the borough, the community’s police chief and other officials with claims her free speech and other constitutional rights were violated. More...

Senior community will host annual Walk of Trees event

For one day during the Christmas season, the doors of Woodcrest Senior-Living Community swing open to the public for the Walk of Trees at 5 p.m. on Saturday Dec. More...

News

With Tillerson, Trump keeps betting big on business leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — In selecting Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, President-elect Donald Trump is making the same bet he asked voters to make on him: that a track record of business accomplishment will translate into succe More...

Marriage licenses

Westmoreland County  James Arthur Bluey and Joslyn Marie Iapalucci, both of Jeannette  Kevin Robert Churik and Tiffany Michelle Bowser, both of Pittsburgh  John Thomas Martin and Amber Lynn Drost, both of Jeannette  Thomas Edward More...

Board approves high-speed rail funding as new lawsuit filed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1799, George Washington died at Mount Vernon, his home in Virginia.  In 1819, Alabama was admitted as the 22nd U.S. state.  In 1911, explorer Roald Amundsen and his party became the first humans to reach the South Pole.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.” (John 15:18 AKJV)  Christians should not be surprised to be hated by some. Look what some did to Jesus.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Santa visit scheduled   The Morrell Volunteer Fire Company will bring Santa and his elves to visit its Dunbar Township service area from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 724-603-2176.  Submissions accepted   More...

Taking aspirin may decrease chance of heart attack

DEAR DOCTOR: If you don't have risk factors for having a heart attack, should you be taking aspirin every day? More...

Fayette County to hold line on taxes

Fayette County Commissioners will consider adopting a trimmed-down 2017 budget totaling approximately $36 million on Thursday. “There will not be a tax increase,” Chairman Vince Vicites said during a meeting Tuesday. More...

No tax increase set in Scottdale

Scottdale Borough finalized its 2017 budget that calls for no projected tax increase on Monday. The real estate tax rate will remain at 20 mills. More...

Reese sentencing continued in sexual assault case

Former Connellsvillle Police Officer Ryan Reese will have to wait another month to find whether he will serve jail time.  In November, Reese, 44, was found guilty on one count of corruption of minors. More...

Time for some winter fun

Cousins Keith “A.J.” Prinkey, 11, (left) and Katelyn Hutchison, 10, (right) put the finishing touches on a snowman. Keith is the son of Keith Prinkey Sr. and Katelyn is the daughter of Jeanie Faust both of Connellsville.   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...

William Snyder

Connellsville

William Snyder, 82, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at his home.  He was born July 24, 1934, in Connellsville, a son of the late Elmer and Pearl Etling Snyder.  Mr. More...

Opinion

Glenn might be last ‘true national hero’

Another View

(AP) “We are placed here with certain talents and capabilities. It is up to each of us to use those talents and capabilities as best you can. More...

U.S. Congress moves to curb third-party sellers

(AP) How often have you tried to get tickets to a popular athletic event or concert, only to find that available tickets are gone, sold out within minutes of going on sale?  And then comes sticker shock. More...

Trump resistance pins last hope on electoral college

The Electoral College meets this Monday in what will be the final step in Donald Trump’s improbable rise to the presidency. But it will also be the last chance for #NeverTrump dead-enders to keep Trump out of the White House. More...

Sports

Falcons too much for Vikings

Entering Tuesday’s non-section game, the Mt. Pleasant and Connellsville boys basketball teams were each in search of their first win of the season. Connellsville’s Seth Younkin made sure the Falcons could end their search. More...

Tomlin has no plans to revisit ugly history with Bengals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin’s got enough to worry about without having to remind his team to keep its cool on Sunday in Cincinnati.  More...

Scotties drop heart-breaker

Brandon Stone scored a game-high 21 points and Tommy Pisula netted 20, but the Southmoreland boys basketball team dropped a 71-69 non-section heart-breaker to visiting Canon-McMillan. Zak Leighty added 11 points for the Scotties (2-1). More...

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