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January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

S. Connellsville Borough, police chief face second lawsuit

A second lawsuit has been filed against South Connellsville Borough and its police chief, Russell Miller Jr.  Bethany Ann Pazicni of South Connellsville alleges in a suit she filed Tuesday in U.S. More...

News

Bullskin, DEP clash over creek cleaning, repairing

Bullskin Township supervisors said they are frustrated over issues the township is having with the Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) over cleaning and repairing Mountz Creek. Mountz Creek suffered damage during the Aug. More...

The Latest: Jackson wants comprehensive violence plan for Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on President Donald Trump’s tweet indicating he would “send in the Feds” to bring down Chicago’s homicide rate (all times local):  Civil rights activist the Rev. More...

PMS seeks nominations for top volunteer physicians

HARRISBURG – The search for Pennsylvania’s top physician volunteer is on. More...

Opinion

Trump’s order to revive pipelines is good news for helping the economy

(AP) President Trump is making short work of campaign promises, and on Tuesday he signed executive orders reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. More...

U.S. withdrawal from TPP may speed up negotiations

(AP) For Asian businesspeople who were expecting greater access to the US market, perhaps the best advice for the time being may be to heed the suggestion of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin to beat the day of grief: “Merry days will come, believ More...

No mention of real wars America is fighting

WASHINGTON -- In the days after the presidential inauguration, there was a lot of talk about “war.” Man-talk. More...

Sports

Falcon wrestlers claim section crown

When the Connellsville wrestling team lost to Belle Vernon in their home gym earlier this month, Falcons coach Jesse Swink’s thoughts immediately turned to a possible rematch with the Leopards.  He knew that his team would be hungry for th More...

Softball rec leagues merge

Mt. Pleasant Girls Fastpitch Softball (MPGFS) and the Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands’s Girls Fastpitch Softball leagues are merging this season to give participants a greater opportunity to enjoy the sport.  More...

Bearcats nip Vikings

Huck Teeters (126), Al Miscovich (138), and Zac Presock (160) all won by fall, but the Mt. Pleasant wrestling team fell to Bentworth, 39-33, in a fifth-place Class 2-AA playoff match at McGuffey. More...

Reese gets state prison sentence

But former Connellsville police officer remains free on bond as he appeals case

A former Connellsville police officer got a state prison sentence Wednesday, but he will remain free on bond as he appeals his case.  Ryan Reese, 44, who spoke to the court before his sentencing and despite awaiting trial in two similar cases, r More...

Ex-teacher convicted in child porn case will remain in state prison

A Fayette County judge denied Wednesday the request of a former teacher to serve his sentence on child pornography and other charges in the county prison.  Robert D. Caldwell Sr. More...

Connellsville councilman talks about his darkest moment in life

During Stand Up and Choose! assembly

Standing before a packed but silent Connellsville Area Middle School auditorium, Connellsville councilman Ethan Keedy opened up to the students in attendance about the darkest moment in his life. More...

Obituaries

James E. Bartlett

Connellsville

James Edward Bartlett, 67, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, with his loving family at his side, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. More...

Donald Black

Connellsville

Donald Black, 82, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Jan. More...

Anthony J. Eannotti

Dawson

Anthony Joseph Eannotti, 91, of Dawson, died Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Greensburg, a son of the late Felice and Loretta Viola Eannotti, who died, Oct. More...

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In 1802, Congress passed a bill that established the position of Librarian of Congress.  In 1837, Michigan was admitted as the 26th U.S. state. In 1950, the Indian Constitution went into effect, marking the birth of the Republic of India.   More...

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Bible Digest

“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Romans 8:8 AKJV)  To please God, we must walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. Are you pleasing God?   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Students welcomed Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School will welcome prospective students and parents to one of two upcoming open house events. The events are set for 9 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 3 and Feb. 17. More...

Laurel Highlands YMCA seeking new members

Join the Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands, 490 Bessemer Rd., Mt. Pleasant by February 28, and there will be no joiner’s fee charged. More...

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