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January 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Irwin man arrested after crashing vehicle into house

An Irwin man is in custody after Connellsville Police say he crashed his vehicle into a house on Blackstone Road and fled the scene.  The suspect is identified as Darren R. Warner, 30, of 344 Whitney Chase Lane.  More...

Trump raises millions to cover inauguration’s costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That’s it. More...

Incoming cabinet members show disconnect with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — You can’t really call them “yes men.” Maybe we’re meeting Donald Trump’s “yes, but” men.  Some of the incoming president’s most important Cabinet choices are at odds with hi More...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Your Jan. 5 edition carried a rambling rant by Ed Zadylak, celebrating the supposed death of the Democratic party. More...

Investigate Russia and the truth will come out

(AP) The allegations that the government of Russia actively sought to interfere with the 2016 presidential election are chilling and if true represent a significant threat to the security of the nation and to the very principles of democracy. More...

Presidential images are a work in progress

In the days leading to his inauguration, Donald Trump almost certainly has not paused to consider the presidency of James K. Polk, who occupied the White House from 1845 to 1849. More...

Sports

Falcons get first section win

Playing from behind is not a recipe for success for most teams, and the Connellsville boys basketball team is no exception. More...

Commodores hang on to beat Mikes, 70-63

Friday’s boys basketball game between Frazier and visiting Carmichaels didn’t look to be much of a contest at first, as the Commodores leapt out to a big lead. More...

Scotties knock off Cougars

Brandon Stone scored a game-high 23 points as the Southmoreland boys basketball team picked up a 77-26 non-section victory over visiting Yough on Friday. Tommy Pisula and Zak Leighty each tallied 12 points for the Scotties (11-2). More...

Wolf meets with local officials to discuss taxes and other issues

In Uniontown

Gov. Tom Wolf met Friday with more than 30 local mayors, township supervisors and educators at an informal session hosted by Fayette County Community Action Agency Inc. in Uniontown. More...

Obituaries

James N. Graft

Arkansas

James N. “Jiggs” Graft, 78, of Gillett, Ark., formerly of Dawson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Baptist Health Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark.  He was born Dec. More...

Dorothy M. Martin

Uniontown

Dorothy Mary (Wragg) Martin, 91, Uniontown, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. She passed away peacefully at her residence with loving family at her side.  Dorothy was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Tamworth, England.  More...

Joan K. Penn

Scottdale

Joan K. (Sherrick) Penn, 84 of Scottdale, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Joan was born Dec. 3, 1932, in Kingview, Upper Tyrone Township, a daughter of the late Will George and Dorcas (Haines) Sherrick. She was married to Robert E. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1759, the British Museum opened to the public.  In 1844, the University of Notre Dame received its official charter from the state of Indiana.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision: But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do More...

Fay-West Calendar

NAACP meeting scheduled The Fayette County NAACP will hold its monthly general membership meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the SWPA Area Agency on Aging, 137 N. Beeson Ave., Uniontown. More...

Church News

Pancake breakfast hosted The Holy Name Society of St. Rita’s Church in Connellsville will host a pancake, buckwheat and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 22, in Bucci Hall on S. First St. More...

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