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News

Contents of Trump’s folders spark speculation at news conference

NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of President elect Donald Trump’s closely watched news conference, a burning question remains: What, exactly, was in those folders stacked on the desk next to him?  The campaign wouldn’t let rep More...

Carson defends experience, credentials to serve as new U.S. housing secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his experience and credentials Thursday to serve as the nation’s new housing secretary, turning to his life story to show that he understands the needs of the More...

Venezuela arrests three opponents amid threat of crackdown

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela jailed three anti-government politicians in what the opposition denounced on Thursday as a new crackdown on dissent in the economically struggling country. More...

Opinion

People convicted of low-level crimes deserve second chance in life

Just because someone has been incarcerated for a low-level crime doesn’t mean he or she is a bad person.  A lot of people who have been convicted of non-violent and low-level felonies deserve a second shot at being a productive member of s More...

It is impossible for GOP to replace Obamacare with something worse

President Barack Obama may well be hoping to paint congressional Republicans into a corner regarding the health insurance fiasco that bears his name.  More...

Regional trail groups look locally

If you’ve lived long enough to think back over the past four decades within this portion of Pennsylvania that we call home, what socio-economic changes would you say have taken place? More...

Sports

Falcons soar past Fillies, 54-39

In basketball, size matters, and the Connellsville girls certainly made good use of their height advantage during Thursday’s Section 3-AAAAA game at Laurel Highlands. More...

Commodores clip Eagles in OT, 48-44

It’s been a rough week for the Frazier girls basketball team. The Commodores grappled to a one-point win over Jeannette on Monday before suffering their first section loss Thursday against Greensburg Central Catholic.  More...

CAHS swimmers earn split

Noah Barczyk took first in the 100 freestyle (52.97) and the 100 backstroke (1:00.03) as the Connellsville boys swim team defeated visiting Latrobe, 94-79, in a Section 1-AAA meet. More...

Vicites remains jailed in husband’s shooting

Deanna Vicites will remain jailed on $250,000 bond in connection with her alleged shooting of her husband, a Fayette County Commissioner, in their home last summer.  In an order filed this week, county Judge Gerald Solomon ruled that lowering Vi More...

Obituaries

Paul P. Swenglish, Jr.

Uniontown

Paul P. “Bud” Swenglish Jr., 90, of Uniontown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at home. He was born July 28, 1926, in Miller Farm, the son of the late Paul P. SwenglishSr. More...

Andrew R. Zerecheck

Monarch

Andrew Robert “Rudy” Zerecheck, 79, of Monarch, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Latrobe Select Specialty Hospital.  He was born Jan. More...

James P. Wolak

Everson

James P. “Jim” Wolak, 63, of Everson, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family. He was born July 25, 1953, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Raymond P. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1898, French writer Emile Zola’s editorial “J’accuse” was printed in the newspaper L’Aurore, exposing the military cover-up known as the Dreyfus Affair. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“God judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” (Psalms 7:11 AKJV)  God is holy and He can never be anything less.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

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Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Jan. 16 follow:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults. The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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