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January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Mt. Pleasant Borough fills council vacancy

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Top Senate Dem warns Trump on Supreme Court Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the Senate is warning President-elect Donald Trump about his eventual Supreme Court choice: Name a “mainstream” nominee or Democrats will oppose the individual “with everything we have.&rd More...

Obama, Pence draw ‘Obamacare’ battle lines at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hardening battle lines for the brawl to come, President Barack Obama urged congressional Democrats to “look out for the American people” in defending his legacy health care overhaul, while Vice President-elect Mike More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1781, British naval forces led by Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold captured and burned Richmond, Virginia.  In 1914, Ford Motor Co. raised basic wages from $2.40 for a nine-hour day to $5 for an eight-hour day.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him.” (1 Kings 19:18 AKJV)  You are not alone. God has others that are standing with Him also.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Class of 1958 meeting   The Connellsville Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at noon today at Keedy’s Restaurant, West Crawford Avenue, Connellsville. All classmates are welcome.  Conn-Area events listed   More...

Phone use at bedtime interferes with sleep

Dear Doctor: I recently sent my mom an email at midnight, and ever since then she’s been after me to stop using my smartphone at bedtime. She insists that the light from the screen interferes with sleep patterns. Is that really true? More...

CASD superintendent explains why schools were open

During Bullskin Township crime spree

The superintendent of the Connellsville Area School District sent home letters Wednesday to parents, guardians and caregivers of students, explaining why schools were not closed during the stolen vehicle incident in Bullskin Township. More...

Ramsey faces murder charge in hit-and-run

A New Stanton man charged with striking and killing a Mt. Pleasant man with a vehicle has had a murder charge added to the list of charges he faces. More...

Obituaries

Catherine Andyjohn

Connellsville

Catherine (Kathleen) Quinn Andyjohn, 86, of Connellsville, died Sunday Jan. 1, 2017, at Hillside Estates.  She was born February 12, 1930, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Andursky) Quinn. More...

Donna L. Bargiband

Formerly of Connellsville

Donna L. (Bart) Bargiband, 77, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville, Md.  She was born Aug. More...

John Depto

Chestnut Ridge

John Joseph Depto, Jr., 76, of Chestnut Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday in the Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, where a prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. More...

Opinion

Reader claims election ‘wake-up call’ for Dems

Letter to the Editor

Snow on Christmas would have been nice, but it did not happen. Gee, I wonder why? Maybe, just maybe, it was the result of global warming, or the Russians had something to do with it. That’s right, blame the Russians. More...

Global warming has serious effects

What will be great for mosquitoes and ticks, potentially disastrous for reindeer and hard on people who have asthma and other breathing disorders?  The answer is changes in climate that already have occurred because of heat-trapping gases put in More...

Most important global issue is mass movement of people

WASHINGTON -- Just in case you are wondering what the most serious question of the New Year will be, you might well start by thinking about Russia’s evil power plays, about the vulgar leaders who seem to be popping up everywhere, or about the rise of More...

Sports

Falcons take down Colonials

New Connellsville wrestling coach Jesse Swink knocked down another career first on Wednesday. More...

Elizabeth Forward trips Southmoreland, 45-30

Southmoreland wrestling coach Steve Santia said the Scotties can learn something from Wednesday’s match against Elizabeth Forward. More...

Connellsville girls defeat Albert Gallatin, 63-36

Molly Bauer scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Connellsville girls basketball team to a 63-36 victory over host Albert Gallatin in a Section 3-AAAAA game on Wednesday. More...

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