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January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Photographer, girl finally meet years later

LEOLA, Pa. (AP) — It was a sunny September morning in 1977 when a little girl and her brother looked up from playing in the side yard of their eastern Lancaster County home. More...

Pence promises mayors big investment in infrastructure

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President elect Mike Pence is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure.  More...

DeVos vows not to dismantle public schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged Tuesday not to dismantle public education and said she wasn’t selected for the job simply because of her wealthy family’ More...

Opinion

Obama wants to make Trump transition smooth

It’s enormously challenging for a new mayor, county judge or president to take the reins of government and make a smooth transition into office, especially when the departing executive is a member of a different party than the incoming one.&nbs More...

All U.S. presidents have right to appoint cabinet members

All U.S. presidents have the right to appoint members of their cabinets, and they should be able to do so without partisan harassment and preconceived notions. More...

Dem dilemma: Stand with Lewis?

Once Donald Trump responded to John Lewis’s “illegitimate president” attack, the question wasn’t whether Trump’s pushback would cause a Twitter furor. It would. More...

Sports

Falcons’ win streak stopped

Winners of three straight, the Connellsville hockey team looked to stay hot entering Tuesday’s PIHL game against Carrick at the Ice Mine. More...

Geibel boys break out against Mapletown, 76-52

Cole Kendall scored 22 points and Enzo Fetsko netted 21 as the Geibel boys basketball team broke out in the third quarter to put away visiting Mapletown for a 76- 52 Section 2-A win.  Jordan Hayes was also in double figures for the Gators (5-9, More...

Vikings, Scotties get wins on the hardwood

Keith Kalp dropped in a game-high 20 points to lead the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team to a 64-28 victory over visiting Yough in a Section 1-AAAA game on Tuesday. More...

Breakiron’s attorneys challenge death penalty

Attorneys for Mark David Breakiron filed three motions Tuesday challenging the possible use of the death penalty in his case and seeking to stop a prosecution witness from testifying.  Breakiron, 55, formerly of Hopwood, was convicted of first-d More...

Pa. Department of Health issues overdose warning

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued a warning to all state municipalities and citizens over an increase in overdoses from usage of an opioid-based animal sedative.  More...

Rock the Yough to return

To Connellsville on Aug. 12

Last year’s inaugural Rock the Yough Music Festival was so nice, Connellsville has decided to do it twice. More...

Obituaries

Douglas R. Lint

Connellsville

Douglas R. Lint, 39, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital due to sleep apnea. He was born Oct. 29, 1977, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Kimberly Lint and the late Donald E. Lint Jr. More...

Susan E. Mills

Connellsville

Susan E. (Truninger) Mills, 62, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 14, at home.  Susan was born Oct. 13, 1954 in Uniontown, the only child/daughter of Fred and Betty (Sesler) Truninger.  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 1788, English settlers landed in Australia to establish a penal colony. In 1943, the first armed uprising began at the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland. In 1964, planners unveiled the designs for New York’s World Trade Center. More...

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Bible Digest

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” (Romans 1:18 AKJV)  When we suppress the truth, we become the recipients of God’s wrath. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Aid society hosts sales Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society has partnered with Dorothy’s Candies of White Oak to hold a chocolate sale. More...

Too much video-gaming may have adverse effect on teens

Dear Doctor: My son is obsessed with electronic gaming. He spends hours a day doing this. Is this unhealthy?  More...

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