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December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

C Glee holiday performance to take stage tonight

C Glee at the Carnegie will present the second of two holiday performances at 7 p.m. More...

News

‘Obamacare’ holding its own as 6.4 million sign up

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year’s pace. More...

Spectacular sunset captured at airport

Spectacular sunset of the shortest day of the year. This view was taken at the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday. From here on in the days will be a little longer.   More...

Existing U.S. home sales reach highest level since 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade. But rising mortgage rates, a deepening shortage of houses and higher prices are likely to weigh on the market next year. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31 AKJV)   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Blood drive sponsored The Connellsville Area High School student council will sponsor its annual holiday blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the senior high gym. More...

Youth football team wins championship

The Southmoreland Area Midget Football Association came off with a huge accomplishment. They won the first Midget Championship in the Washington-Greene Youth Football League. More...

Fayette County receives grant for Jacobs Creek Park

Fayette County has received a $20,000 grant that will serve as the initial step in possibly creating an activities trail in Jacobs Creek Park in Bullskin Township.  The grant has been earmarked for a consultant to do a master site development pl More...

Airport authority delays 2017 budget

The Fayette County Airport Authority could not adopt a 2017 budget on Wednesday because of discrepancies in projected sales and profits for airplane and jet fuel.  Director John Cofchin of the board questioned estimates in costs and sales that h More...

Obituaries

Emma Jean Sturtz

Scottdale

Emma Jean Sturtz, 93, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.  She was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Edgar Walker Steele and Elizabeth Woodward Steele.  More...

Hilda Onusko

Connellsville

Hilda Marie Onusko, 88, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Monday Dec. 19, 2016, at her home.  She was born July 7, 1928, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John and Josephine Pepperel Lewis.  More...

Opinion

Superintendent explains library changes in CASD

Letter to the Editor

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates  More...

Life expectancy falls

Life expectancy fell in 2015 for the first time in more than 20 years, by itself a shocking and sad statistic that separates the United States from all other high-income nations. More...

Dark dramas continue in Aleppo

WASHINGTON -- The season of Christmas should be filled with joy. Whether you believe in the birth of Christ as the son of God or as the appearance of a great prophet teaching men how to live more wisely, the story is one filled with wonder. More...

Sports

CAHS swimmers split triangular

During the early part of the swim season, one of the highlights for local athletes is the annual tri-meet between Fayette County rivals Connellsville, Laurel Highlands and Uniontown.  This year, the meet was held at Uniontown, and as always, the More...

Gators defeated by Cougars

Jarett Bach scored a gamehigh 23 points to lead the Yough boys basketball team to a 57-49 victory over visiting Geibel in a non-section game on Wednesday. John McClaren scored 17 points for the Cougars (1-5). More...

Steelers safety Mitchell adjusts physical style on the fly

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The midweek letters from the NFL league office indicating he’s been fined have stopped popping up in Mike Mitchell’s locker.  So have the penalty flags for unnecessary roughness that used to follow the Pittsbu More...

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