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Dunbar has link to president

Fayette County – specifically the Dunbar Historical Society – has a connection with President Donald J. More...

News

Breakiron’s attorneys want him tried in another county

A man scheduled to be retried next month in connection with a 1987 death might use a diminished capacity defense, according to papers filed Thursday in Fayette County Court.  Attorneys for Mark David Breakiron further want his jury to come from More...

Garden Club holds monthly meeting

The Connellsville Area Garden Club had its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Many upcoming plans and activities were discussed, including beginning preparations for this year’s Geranium Festival on Saturday, May 27. More...

Obama criticizes Congress for refusing to close Cuba prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Congress for his failure to keep a promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying there’s “simply no justification beyond politics” to keep it o More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1841, China ceded the island of Hong Kong to the British.  In 1885, LaMarcus Thompson patented the first roller coaster.  In 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union was founded.   More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9 AKJV)  Have you made the commitment to Jesus that is mentioned above? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Bullskin Opry scheduled The next Bullskin Opry will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Bullskin Grange Hall at 938 Pleasant Valley Road, Mt. Pleasant (Rt. 982 in Bullskin Township). Doors open at 5 pm. More...

School Menus

Menus for the week of: Jan. More...

Political leaders say Trump will help SW Pennsylvania

The Trump administration will help Southwestern Pennsylvania and small businesses, in particular, because of an end to crippling regulations that stunt growth, area lawmakers said.  The four legislators, all Republicans, shared their outlooks as More...

Canadian journalist visits city for Obamacare story

The Canadian Broadcasting Company sent a reporter and film crew to Connellsville Thursday to interview hospital officials and residents about the Affordable Care Act, its impact on the community and President Trump’s plans to repeal and replace More...

Obituaries

Andrew J. Hresko

Mt. Pleasant

Andrew Joseph Hresko, 90, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  He was born March 16, 1926, in Central, a son of the late George and Nellie Mintus Hresko.  Mr. More...

Mary E. Ringer

South Connellsville

Mary Elizabeth Hoover Ringer, 89, of South Connellsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with her loving family by her side.  She was born Sept. More...

John R. Rulli

Connellsville

John R. Rulli, 58, owner of City Electric Co. in Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.  John spent his last days at home surrounded by family and friends.  More...

Opinion

Manning’s release show of leniency

The Wall Street Journal on President Obama’s decision to commute the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning: More...

Obama makes right decision to end policy

There’s no solution to the half-century old Cuba problem that will satisfy everyone, but we strongly believe President Obama made the right decision to end the troubled “wet foot, dry foot” policy.  For years, the Sun Sentinel More...

Historic buildings have much value

People claim there’s a building falling down in Downtown Johnstown. But it is not your typical downtown building. More...

Sports

Hillers hold off Falcons

Every now and then, losses don’t really feel like losses. That seemed to be the case for the Connellsville girls basketball team following Thursday’s game against visiting Trinity. More...

CAHS swimmers hit WPIAL marks in defeat

Tatum Detwiler finished first and qualified for WPIALs in the 50 freestyle (25.31) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.51), but the Connellsville girls swim team dropped a 91-88 decision to host Hempfield in Section 1-AAA. More...

Bell & Blount’s friendship transcends abrupt end as teammates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The football player and friend in Le’Veon Bell understood why LeGarrette Blount walked off the job that cold night in Nashville more than two years ago, jogging to the locker room with the clock still running as Bell and More...

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