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February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant grad finds career path

Glenn Brown said he owes Dennis Gilbert a debt of gratitude for Christina M. Whetzel.  More...

News

Dems force delays in votes on Cabinet nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats blocked committee votes on three of President Donald Trump’s highest-profile Cabinet picks Tuesday as spiraling partisan hostility over the fledgling administration’s refugee curbs and other initia More...

Speaker defends Trump ban as Pence addresses GOP concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan defended President Donald Trump’s divisive executive order on refugees and immigration Tuesday, while Vice President Mike Pence promised frustrated Republican senators better communication on major policy iss More...

Obama’s loyalists resist new president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismayed by the Trump administration’s first days, former President Barack Obama’s loyalists, former aides and even his spokesman are speaking out and even actively resisting the new American leader. More...

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On This Date

In 1861, a Texas state convention voted 166-8 in favor of a measure to secede from the Union.  In 1884, the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.   More...

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Bible Digest

“Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.” (Psalms 25:4 AKJV)  The world would be a better place if we did the verse above.   More...

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Optimism is important to improve health, extend life

Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I’m not a wet blanket, but I don’t have a relentlessly sunny disposition either.  More...

Father, son teachers appeal child porn sentences

Father and son teachers sentenced last month on child pornography charges are appealing their sentences.  Notices of appeal to Pennsylvania Superior Court were filed last week and Monday in Fayette County Court for Robert Caldwell Sr. More...

Carnegie Free Library will offer programs

Carnegie Free Library will offer several programs in February.  Children’s Storytime will be held at Carnegie Free Library, beginning Feb. 15 and will continue each Wednesday at 11 a.m. More...

Mayor Lincoln announces plans to seek second term

Mayor Greg Lincoln announced Tuesday night that he will run for a second term as Mayor of the City of Connellsville.  “It has been an honor to serve the City, and together, we have accomplished many things to be proud of. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn D. Loucks

Connellsville

Evelyn D. “Betty” Loucks, 69, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at her residence.  She was born April 14, 1947, in Mt. More...

Arlene F. Masciarelli

Connellsville

Arlene F. Masciarelli, 80, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.  She was born April 2, 1936, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Helen (Lape) Gilpin.  Arlene was Protestant by faith. More...

Lonnie W. Shultz

Connellsville

Lonnie W. Shultz, 59, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at his residence.  He was born Dec. 27, 1957, in Connellsville, a son of the late Wade and Dorothy Stahl Shultz.  More...

Opinion

Let’s talk about cancer with our kids

(AP) Maybe nobody feels comfortable talking about sexually transmitted diseases with their kids.  As a society, we look to parents to have these conversations, to talk to young people about the consequences of their choices. More...

Trump praised for resuming progress on oil pipelines

(AP) President Donald Trump has resumed progress on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.  Good.  The world economy needs petroleum.  The U.S. needs the jobs that will be created by the pipeline.  More...

Trump’s radical approach to immigration: Enforce the law

There’s one fundamental difference between the new White House and the old when it comes to immigration: Barack Obama ordered his administration not to enforce a number of immigration laws. Donald Trump has ordered his administration to enforce them. More...

Sports

Scotties clip Falcons, 81-54

Many times this season, the offense displayed by the Southmoreland boys basketball team has been extremely potent. In fact, in 10 games, the Scotties have scored at least 70 points, all victories. More...

Valley boys down Mt. Pleasant, 59-44

The Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team matched up well against visiting Valley for nearly three quarters of Tuesday’s Section 1-AAAA game. More...

Connellsville falls to Mt. Lebanon, 60-48

Seth Younkin scored 15 points, but the Connellsville boys basketball team (7-11, 2-8) dropped a 60-48 decision to host Mt. Lebanon in Section 2-AAAAAA.  Mark Lamendola led all scorers with 19 points for the Blue Devils (12-7, 8-1). More...

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