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December 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville police officer’s attorney withdraws from case

Former Connellsville police officer Ryan Reese will be looking for a new attorney.  In a motion filed Thursday in Fayette County Court, Emily Smarto withdrew as Reese’s attorney without explanation.  More...

News

Trump applauds return of 8,000 jobs

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump applauded the return of 8,000 jobs to the U.S. More...

Who’s coming?

700-pound bull finds pen in window well of new home

LONG LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 700-pound bull found a temporary pen in northern Michigan: the window well of a home under construction. Tucker got away from a farm in Grand Traverse County when strong winds opened a gate Monday night. More...

More car break-ins reported

More break-ins of vehicles have happened in Mt. More...

Opinion

Lawmakers shouldn’t hold women’s health services hostage

The Los Angeles Times on federal Title X family planning funds:  More...

Dictators, extremists benefit from weak media

While some in America celebrate the alleged demise of the “lame stream media,” it is crucial to remember that dictators and extremists benefit most when reporters are prevented from doing their jobs. More...

There’s hope in winter solstice

The evening beyond my windshield seemed much later than it was. An overcast sky had blocked all ambient light and suggested midnight, yet the dashboard clock hadn’t even reached 6:00 p.m. More...

Sports

Scotties defeat Gators to win Geibel holiday tournament

The Geibel girls basketball team had good hands, a never give-up attitude, and home-court advantage in Thursday’s Christmas tournament championship game. More...

Pens’ G Murray out with injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with a lower body injury.  Coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday that Murray is “week to week.”  Murray left Wednesday night’s comeback vic More...

Steelers name free safety Davis team’s rookie of the year

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A month into his rookie season, Sean Davis was lost. Asked to split time between free safety and nickel-back, the Pittsburgh Steelers second-round pick could do neither particularly well. More...

Elderly Connellsville woman recounts details of robbery

An 81-year-old Connellsville woman was walking home early Tuesday afternoon when a man approached her on South Pittsburgh Street near Wesley United Methodist Church.  More...

Cal U graduate shows off artwork

Melanie Boop recently completed her marketing degree from California University of Pennsylvania, but she is steadfast in continuing what she describes as her “hobby” of art.  Her artistic creations, ranging from canvases to painted t More...

Obituaries

Chester L. Barnhart

Normalville

Chester L. Barnhart, 58, of Normalville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in the Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  He was born March 2, 1958, in Connellsville, a son of the late Lester E. and Leona P. More...

Jean D. Bolish

Dunbar

Jean D. Bolish, 88, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. More...

Thomas E. Nicholson

Connellsville

Thomas E. Nicholson, 72, of Connellsville, passed away Dec. 28, 2016, in UPMC Shady Side Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, the hour of service, in the Vito C. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1853, the United States completed the Gadsden Purchase, establishing the border with Mexico.  In 1916, a group of Russian aristocrats carried out the murder of Rasputin, private adviser to the ruling Romanov family.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29 AKJV)  God should have the final say in the life of every Christian. We belong to Him.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Memorial names accepted   More...

Mountain Area News

The Church of God at Breakneck, 126 Breakneck Road, Connellsville, will serve breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at its fellowship building. The cost is $5 for eggs, sausage, bacon, homefries, and beverage. More...

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