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January 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Iowa court rejects water utility’s effort against agriculture drainage districts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld a le­gal doctrine going back 100 years that protects agriculture drainage districts against law­suits.  More...

ADI applauds Pa. bill to ban wild animal acts

Animal Defenders Interna­tional (ADI) applauds Penn­sylvania State Senator Daylin Leach’s reintroduction of a bill to prohibit traveling wild & exotic animal acts. ADI has been honored to work with Sen.  More...

Study says grass carp have invaded three of the Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. More...

Opinion

Failure to release tax returns indefensible

(New York Times) One of the features on the White House website that didn’t vanish when President Trump took the oath of office on Friday is the “We the People” page, which allows ordinary Americans to petition their government to a More...

Revival of Keystone, Dakota pipelines good for economy

(Wall Street Journal) 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...

Donald Trump, the party of one

More than a half-century ago, Lyndon B. Johnson came here to deliver a speech setting forth his vision of the Great Society.  More...

Sports

Panthers slide past Falcons

Upper St. Clair boys basketball coach Dan Holzer believes that Connellsville coach Andy Hedrick should win Section 2-AAAAAA coach of the year honors due to the fact that the Falcons have improved dramatically throughout the season. More...

Bears maul Gators

Cole Kendall scored a game-high 27 points and the Geibel boys basketball team put in a tough effort on its home court Friday night, but it wasn’t enough. More...

Scotties fall to Prexies

Brandon Stone tallied 18 points, including a 3-pointer, but the Southmoreland boys basketball team suffered a 65-55 loss at Washington in Section 4-AAA.  Tommy Pisula scored 11 points for the Scotties (14-3, 7-2), while Zak Leighty put in 10.&nb More...

String of robberies continue in Connellsville-area

Mayor says city police hope new evidence will lead to arrests of suspects

Connellsville Police are hoping that several new pieces of evidence will help them apprehend those responsible for a string of robberies in the city limits. More...

Ohiopyle photographer named February Artist of the Month

Sara Mitchell, a budding photographer from Ohiopyle, will be the featured artist of the month for February in the Fayette County Courthouse Library. 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...

Laura B. Thrasher

Florida

Laura Belle (Richter) Thrasher, 78, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 9, 2017.  She was born in Connellsville.  She was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School, Class of 1957.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

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...

Flirting With Ex-Boyfriend Lands Girl In Hot Water

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: One of my girlfriends is dating my exboyfriend. They just had a kid, and he started flirting with me. I’m not in a relationship, so I flirted back. More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Let your emotions lead the way. If you feel strongly about something or someone, take action and reveal your intentions. Personal change will boost your morale.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 AKJV More...

Church News

Albright events slated   More...

Happy Landing!

Within the past two months, we lost two pioneering astronauts of the NASA space program. John Glenn passed away on Dec. 8, 2016, and Eugene Cernan died on Jan. 16, 2017. More...

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