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December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Inmate’s death ruled suicide

The death of a Connellsville man found Sunday in SCI Pittsburgh has been ruled a suicide.  In a Tuesday news release, SCI Pittsburgh Superintendent Mark Capozza said that at around 3:30 p.m. More...

News

In the holiday spirit

John Guynn, 13, of Dunbar Township, donated two bikes at The Daily Courier office to the Toys for Tots program.   More...

California objects to Uber procedure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hours after Uber began offering people in San Francisco rides in self-driving cars Wednesday, California regulators told the ride-hailing company to stop and said it could face legal action if it does not get a state permit More...

Nominee would bring oil industry connections to Energy Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for energy secretary, has close ties to the Texas oil industry and corporate roles in two petroleum companies pushing for government approval of the proposed 1,200-mile c More...

Opinion

Congress to help retired coal miners

(AP) Everyone on Capitol Hill seems to want to help retired coal miners whose health insurance and pensions are in dire jeopardy. But disagreement over how to do it may leave the miners and their families out in the cold.  More...

Pennsylvania could face budget deficit

(AP) As its name indicates, Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office is supposed to be a nonpartisan agency.  Its function is to prepare revenue projections for the governor and state lawmakers to review in preparing the state budget. More...

Let’s call a thug a thug

WASHINGTON -- True, it is only a small country, far away for most Americans, tucked into a beautiful but scarcely known corner of the world. More...

Sports

Beistel honored at wrestling opener

Jake Beistel graduated from Southmoreland in the spring after becoming the first state champion wrestler in school history. More...

Connellsville boys earn victory on road

Treyvon Clayton scored 19 points to lead the Connellsville boys basketball team to a 51-45 non-section win at Ringgold. Jake Tzan netted 11 for the Falcons (2-2).  Anthony Pampena led all scorers, tossing in 22 points for the Rams.  More...

Bell’s run propels him into MVP conversation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell, by his own admission, was feeling it. And why not? More...

Culinary students prepare Christmas buffet

Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center teacher David Clarke gets a slice of ham from Culinary student Robert Steindl during the center’s Christmas buffet. More...

Trump pledges technical assistance

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, who faced fierce opposition from some Silicon Valley leaders during the election campaign, strove to assure the titans of tech on Wednesday that his administration is “here to help you folks d More...

Fayette County Cultural Trust to kick off wine, dinner series

The Fayette County Cultural Trust announced that the new Second Saturday Wine Dinner Series will kick off in January at the Connellsville Canteen.  Participants can enjoy an evening with friends tasting wine, listening to music and savoring a gr More...

Obituaries

George McWilliams

Dunbar

George Edward McWilliams, 71, of Dunbar, died Monday, Dec. More...

Charles F. Riley

Connellsville

Charles F. “Chuck” Riley, 96, a longtime resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday Dec. More...

Raymond L. Zeiler

Raymond L. Zeiler, 69, died Sunday, Nov. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1791, the Bill of Rights took effect after ratification by Virginia.  In 1939, the film “Gone With the Wind” premiered in Atlanta.   More...

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Bible Digest

“Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.” (Psalms 119:142 AKJV)  God is righteous and true. He never changes and neither does His Word.   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...

Genetic link could cause cravings

Dear Doctor: Everyone in my partner’s family loves coffee, but I’m like the rest of my family -- we can take it or leave it. Is it possible that a love of caffeine is in their genes? More...

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