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December 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Dog dies in Connellsville fire

A Monday morning fire in an North Manor apartment claimed the life of the apartment tenant’s dog.  New Haven Hose Company Chief Bob Topper confirmed they responded to the call at around 5:30 a.m at Apartment 2A of North Manor.  The fi More...

Sandwich leads to arrest

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich found at the scene leads Wyoming police to arrest a burglary suspect. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Zachery Munoz has pleaded not guilty to three counts of burglary. More...

Correction

The Connellsville Police Department purchased new handguns with money forfeited from drug dealers. Incorrect information was published in the Daily Courier.   More...

Opinion

Our heroes should never be forgotten

Letter to the Editor

As the holiday season kicks into full swing, many peoples’ minds naturally turn to Christmas shopping or planning for time spent with loved ones and family. More...

Liberal attempt to overturn election ends with whimper

(AP) – Rather like those much touted recounts (which ended up giving more votes to Donald Trump), the liberal left effort to overthrow the November election has ended with a whimper, not a bang. More...

Dunbar showcases heritage, glass piece donated by Trump

This column couldn’t have been written months ago – because it would not have been well-received. But Pascal’s Seated Torso is a great tale of local heritage that should be told beyond the southern slopes of Chestnut Ridge. More...

Sports

Falcons rough up Rams

Connellsville girls basketball coach Jamie McPoyle always expects his team to play good defense, but when the offense is just as potent, the Falcons can be a tough team to beat. More...

MP swimmers edge Connellsville

Cally Hixson, Lynn Joelle Gardner, Hannah Bell and Heather Gardner teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay (4:04.44) to help the Mt. Pleasant girls swim team earn a narrow 89-87 victory over host Connellsville in a non-section meet on Thursday. More...

Steelers hurting at wide receiver as Ravens loom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The previous time Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown were in uniform together for the Steelers at Heinz Field against the Ravens, Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six touchdowns in a 43-23 romp midway through t More...

Martell outlines plans while school closings loom

As Connellsville Area School District waits the mandatory 90-day cool down period prior to voting on whether to close as many as four of the district’s eight elementary schools, the district’s administration has begun to outline its plans More...

Father, son teachers will serve jail time for child pornography

A Fayette County judge on Thursday ordered a father and son who both had worked as teachers and were found with child pornography to serve state prison time.  More...

Bullskin Twp. man dies of cardiac event while stealing drugs

A man whose body was found along a Bullskin Road in May allegedly collapsed while fighting and robbing others of drugs and money with a Connellsville man, according to court papers.  More...

Obituaries

James J. Foltz

Pittsburgh

James J. “Jay” Foltz Jr., 74, formerly of Pittsburgh, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born Nov. 1, 1942, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late James J. and Mary Helen St. More...

Barbara Fudella

Vanderbilt

Barbara Ann Fudella, 74, of Vanderbilt, died Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1942, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late William H. Jr. and Margaret Jane Madden Martin. More...

Michele Zello

Connellsville

Michele Marie Pastors Zello, 50, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1783, George Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continental Army.   More...

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Bible Digest

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 AKJV)  That name is Jesus. Have you put your life into His Hands?   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. today in the senior high gym. More...

Rice cereal in moderation should be fine for infants

Dear Doctor: I want to start feeding my baby solid food, but I read that rice cereal is contaminated with arsenic. What should I do? More...

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