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December 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday spirit continues

The Good Looking Girls Bowling League donated two children’s bikes and a car carrier to the Toys for Tots program. Presenting the toys (from left) are Margaret Coughenour and Barbara Striner, both of Connellsville.   More...

News

Dems to use Trump picks to change voters’ minds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to hold around two dozen Senate seats in 2018, Democrats will use the coming series of confirmation hearings to try to distinguish themselves from President-elect Donald Trump’s billionaire nominees and convince working-c More...

Picking up Toys for Tots

Fred Pocratsky of Uniontown (left) and Daniel Martin of Perryopolis, Toys for Tots coordination with the U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve, picked up toys this week at the Daily Courier office. More...

Recent months bring positive economic news

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recent months have brought a spate of positive economic news, suggesting to many economists that American industry is finally starting to pick up again after a long, post-recession hangover.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1903, Orville Wright made the first controlled, sustained flight in a power-driven airplane.In 1989, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Christmas show staged   More...

Talk to your physician before taking glucosamine

Dear Doctor: I love to go for long walks and lately have noticed that I’m developing pain in my hip joints. I think that’s just part of aging, but my daughter is urging me to try a glucosamine supplement. Can this really be helpful? More...

Attorney shares views on charges against chief

South Connellsville Borough’s police chief acted as a private citizen when he sought charges to be filed against a borough resident and sent her a letter telling her to stay away from him and his family, his attorney said Friday.  More...

‘YMCA Muscle Mayhem’ to challenge participants

A new program at the Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands plans to help those involved to push their body to its limits, while obtaining their fitness goal.  More...

Obama urges Trump to take Russian hacking seriously

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday warned against turning Russian hacking in the United States into a “political football” and said he hoped his successor, Republican Donald Trump, will take foreign influence in American elections ser More...

Obituaries

Clyde E. Miller

Acme

Clyde E. Miller, 89, of Acme, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Allegheny General Hospital.  He was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Laurelville, a son of the late Thomas and Agnes Emma Bittner Miller.  More...

Dale A. Bowers Jr.

Dawson

Dale A. Bowers, Jr., 38, of Dawson (Perry Township), passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.  Dale was born June 8, 1978 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Dale A. Bowers and wife Rebecca and Karen Keefer Bowers and the late John Fesh. More...

Opinion

Long-term solution for coal miners

The short-term rescue retired coal miners were handed by Congress last week will have to do — for now. But coal-state lawmakers are right to reject it as a shut-up-and-go-away moment in Washington. More...

Act 13 needs monitored for fairness

When the Pennsylvania General Assembly passes a law, it ought to ensure that it’s being administered properly — and, if not, find a way quickly to fix what’s wrong.  More...

Contradictions surround Trump as he gets ready to take office

Franklin Roosevelt was a flexible president immobilized in a wheelchair. Dwight Eisenhower personified military precision but as president luxuriated in imprecise language. More...

Sports

Scotties top Mustangs in OT

Southmoreland boys basketball coach Frank Muccino is more than happy to see his team get challenged and face some adversity during the early non-section portion of the schedule. More...

Toffoli scores in OT for Kings, snaps Pens’ streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored a minute into overtime, helping the Los Angeles Kings end the Pittsburgh Penguins’ seven-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Friday night. More...

Steelers can eliminate Bengals from playoff race

CINCINNATI (AP) — The previous time the Steelers came to town, they knocked the Bengals out of the playoffs with a stunning last-minute rally. They’re headed back with a chance to inflict another loss that will leave a lasting mark. More...

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