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January 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Marucas perform for Mozart Club

The Mozart Music Club met recently in the Susannah Wesley Room of Wesley United Methodist Church.  The business meeting followed the program in the sanctuary of the church.  More...

Weather forecast in area

This is the extended weather forecast for the Connellsville area.  Today   High 60; low 45. Showers and thunderstorms expected. Chance of rain is 90 percent. Winds at 10 to 15 mph.  Wednesday   High 46; low 36. More...

Protests expected at inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation’s capital for Donald Trump’s inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question. More...

Opinion

Death penalty is not the answer

The death penalty is not a deterrent to horrendous crime. It has never proved to be. And it’s costly. So why do we do it? More...

Obama bids farewell

Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation as president in much the same way he embraced America eight years ago when he took the oath of office— with eloquence, grace and an unyielding faith in the greatness of this country and its people.  More...

Fiscal irresponsibility remains bipartisan affair

Fiscal irresponsibility seems to remain a bipartisan affair.  Members of a Republican-led Congress have pitched a budget resolution this month to add $9.7 trillion of new debt over the next 10 years, a move that would increase the total shortfal More...

Sports

Falcons hold off Red Raiders

For the past few games, the Connellsville girls basketball team has turned in performances that most would consider less-than stellar. Fortunately for the Falcons, sub-par execution hasn’t cost the team in the standings. More...

Mt. Pleasant girls take care of Southmoreland, 59-36

The Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team grabbed an early lead in Monday’s Section 3-AAAA contest against visiting Southmoreland. More...

Pens top Caps in OT, 8-7

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Conor Sheary scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Washington Capitals’ nine-game winning streak with a wild 8-7 victory Monday night that included nine second period goals. More...

2017 Tottie Awards show brings end to Geyer season

For 10 years, members of the local theater community have gathered at the Geyer Performing Arts Center once a year to celebrate theater and honor those who entertain audiences.  The 2017 Tottie Awards will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Scottdale Library provides language learning program

Patricia Miller, director of the Scottdale Public Library, said she would like to see even more people take advantage of the library’s programs, such as the Mango language program.  More...

Obituaries

Timothy J. Cross Jr.

Scottdale

Timothy J. Cross Jr., 22, of Scottdale, died late Friday, Jan. 13, of injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Route 981 in East Huntingdon Township.  Tim was born in Mt. Pleasant, Aug. 27, 1994, a son of Timothy J. and Sharon S. More...

Douglas Lint

Connellsville

Douglas Lint, 39, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Anna M. Nicklow

Bullskin Township

Anna Mae Hiltabidel Nicklow, 84, of Bullskin Township, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg.  She was born Sept. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1773, Captain James Cook and his crew became the first to sail south of the Antarctic Circle.  In 1819, Simon Bolivar proclaimed Colombia a republic.  In 1917, the United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million. More...

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Bible Digest

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” (Romans 1:28 AKJV)  Rejecting God and His Word has dire consequences. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Fundraiser set   The Connellsville Little House Society will have a dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Keedy’s Pizzeria. Tickets are $20. For more information, contact Joan Emanuel at 724-628- 0130 or 724-628-2186. More...

Talk to family doctor before moving kids to vegan diet

Dear Doctor: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-yearold twins. But I’m really worried -- is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? More...

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