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January 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Fay-Penn creates new business partnership

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council announced a new strategy at its first quarterly meeting of 2017 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus yesterday. More...

Topper speaks to Rotary Club

Bob Topper Jr., vice president of the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker Thursday at the Rotary Club of Connellsville.  Topper updated the club on all of the 2016 projects and accomplishments in Connellsville.  More...

Cow killer on the loose in Mt. Pleasant Twp.

State police are looking for suspects who shot a cow with buckshot earlier this month in Westmoreland County.The cow, owned by a 35-year-old man, was shot about 6:20 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 800 block of Armburst Hecla Road in Mt. More...

Opinion

Death penalty is immoral at its core

In his final days in office, President Obama brought the number of federal prison sentences he has commuted to 1,715, the most acts of such clemency by a president in modern history.  More...

U.K. wants to make Trump work for its benefit

The Telegraph, United Kingdom, on the UK’s relationship with Donald Trump: More...

Nature centers offer a cure for cabin fever

The holidays are over. Days are still short, and nights remain long and dark. Our limited snowfalls haven’t lingered long enough for those of us who enjoy it. More...

Sports

Gators ground Eagles, 48-39

The Geibel girls basketball team didn’t start off the week on a winning note, but on Thursday, the Gators found a way to put a tough loss behind them as they rebounded for a hard-earned 48-39 win over visiting Avella in a key Section 2-A game. More...

Frazier girls blast Carmichaels, 59-18

When the Frazier girls basketball team took on Carmichaels earlier this month on the Mikes’ home court, the Commodores got away with a 12-point victory. More...

Scotties crush Cougars

Olivia Porter scored 19 points as the Southmoreland girls basketball team (12-6, 4-6) rolled past host Yough, 49-19, in Section 3-AAAA action.  Marissa DeZorzi led the Cougars with five points.  Elizabeth Forward 74, Mt. More...

Judge Solomon denies lower bond for Deanna Vicites

For the second time, a Fayette County judge has denied lower bond for a county commissioner’s wife accused of shooting her husband.  In an order filed this week, Senior Judge Gerald Solomon denied a motion to reconsider bond for Deanna Vic More...

Chamber allocates funding to Crawford statue restoration

The Connellsville Area Chamber of Commerce has joined the growing list of area businesses and residents pushing to restore the bronze statue of Col. 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...

Pascal Firestone

Connellsville

Pascal Firestone, 31, of Connellsville, died January 14, 2017.  Pascal, a quiet boy, was born Sept. 14, 1985, in Bad Homburg, Germany, a boy who grew up with a love for adventure, and for his family.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1924, the body of Vladimir Lenin was placed in a tomb in Moscow’s Red Square.  In 1944, the German siege of Leningrad ended after 872 days.  In 1945, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in Germany.   More...

Comics

Full Story

TV’S BEST BETS

Singin’ in the Rain 6 p.m. on TCM Gene Kelly gained a signature song and dance with the title number from this exuberant 1952 musical. He plays a movie star poised to make the big jump from silent films to talkies. More...

Lifestyles

Fay-West Calendar

Comedy tour hosted The Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department will host the Steel City Comedy Tour on Saturday, Feb. 11. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include a pasta dinner with a cash bar. More...

Bible Digest

“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6 AKJV)  Do you want true life and peace? Walk with God.   More...

Recent study links alcohol to increased melanoma risk

Dear Doctor: Given a choice, I’ll always choose white wine over red. But a recent study linking white wine to increased melanoma risk made me reconsider. Am I overreacting?  More...

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