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Trump captures state’s 20 Electoral College votes

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

News

Trump cruises to Electoral College victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring he will become America’s 45th president.  More...

C Glee at Carnegie gets ready for show

Members of C Glee at the Carnegie practice Saturday for their Christmas show, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville. Tickets will be $10. More...

McCain blasts Navy’s expensive new warships

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is blasting the Navy’s expensive new warships that have been plagued by engine problems and have yet to demonstrate key warfighting functions. More...

Opinion

New bill to invest in opiod abuse, cancer research

There is no better term than “moonshot” to describe the extraordinarily ambitious goal of doing 10 years’ worth of research in half that time to find a cure for cancer. More...

Obama should order investigation of Russian hacking

Russian hackers may not have thrown the presidential election to Donald Trump — his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was a weak and flawed candidate in a year of the outsider. More...

Faith needed in dire times

One of my most moving moments of the year came the Saturday morning I interviewed Father Douglas Bazi. More...

Sports

Porter hits milestone, but Scotties lose

There weren’t a lot of things that went right for the Southmoreland girls basketball team in Monday’s Section 3-AAAA opener at home against Keystone Oaks.  The Scotties struggled to beat the Golden Eagles’ press all game long, More...

Vikings open section with victory over Trojans

Before the season began, Mt. More...

Frazier girls pick up section win over BC

Brooke Poling racked up 25 points and Hannah Fell dropped in 19 as the Frazier girls basketball team (2-2, 1-0) defeated visiting Beth-Center, 71-56, in Section 3-AA action. More...

Shoemaker held for court in woman’s death

A Connellsville woman testified Monday against her former boyfriend in the death of her mother last year. More...

Redevelopment authority adopts 2017 spending plan

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority voted Monday to approve the 2017 administrative budget.  The budget anticipates operating expenses of about $160,000, with revenue estimated at $173,000, leaving a $13,000 surplus. More...

Geibel students win awards

Three juniors from Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School were recipients of the “Women in Science” awards presented by Seton Hill University. More...

Obituaries

Donald Lee Laws

Acme

Donald Lee Laws, 85, of Acme, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 in the Harman House, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born June 25, 1931 in Normalville, a son of the late Roy and Pearl Ritenour Laws. More...

Nellie M. Bartock Leighty

Leisenring 1

Nellie M. Bartock Leighty, 92, of Leisenring 1, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at home.  She was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Adelaide, a daughter of the late Frank and Dessie (Hixon) Bartock.  Nellie was a member of the former St. More...

Terry Lee Martin Jr.

Dunbar

Terry Lee “Dutch” Martin Jr., 37, of Dunbar, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at home.  He was born May 23, 1979, in Mt. Pleasant, son of Terry Lee Martin Sr. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

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

Appalachian Creativity Center offers classes in illustration

Learn fantasy illustration today from noon to 2 p.m. with Lauren LaFisca at the Appalachian Creativity Center, 139 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville. Lauren works well with all ages. The cost is $30 per person per class, and materials are included. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Correction   Information on Fayette County Appreciation Days at Fallingwater, which occurred on Nov. 18 and 20, inadvertently ran in the Dec. 12 edition of the Daily Courier. Fallingwater is not currently offering free admission. More...

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