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February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

In split decision, CASD changes tax collectors’ rates

Connellsville Area School Board voted Wednesday to change how the area’s tax collectors are compensated for their services.  More...

Connellsville students disciplined for bringing Xanax pills to school

Connellsville Area School District superintendent Phil Martell said that four Connellsville Area Middle School students have been entered into the disciplinary process following an incident where a student brought Xanax to school.  The incident More...

News

Judge denies bond for teacher appealing child porn charges

A Fayette County judge denied Wednesday a request by a former substitute teacher to be free on bond while appealing his sentence on child pornography charges.  Robert Caldwell II, 37, who pleaded no contest to two counts of child pornography and More...

Opioid epidemic leading cause of death for middle-aged PA residents

Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for middle-aged Pennsylvania residents, according to Donald S. Burke, M.D., a renowned epidemiologist at the University of Pittsburgh. More...

What is Senate’s ‘nuclear option’?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should “go nuclear” if necessary to approve his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. More...

Opinion

Unwritten rules surround conflict over Yates firing

America’s history of orderly freedom reflects the strength of our Constitution and laws. More...

Iran offers Trump first foreign policy crisis

(AP) Iran is offering the Trump administration its first foreign policy crisis. In a provocative act likely intended to take advantage of U.S. More...

Warning: Don’t drink the water in Pittsburgh

PGH2 0, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority put out a notice recently that they found the risk of giardia cysts in the water. More...

Sports

Falcons fall to Warriors in playoff opener

After making an exciting run to the Section 2-AAA championship last week, the Connellsville wrestling team couldn’t sustain its momentum, coming up short against Penn-Trafford, 39-30, in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs on Wednes More...

Safety Paris Ford highlights Pitt recruiting class

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi figures he started recruiting defensive back Paris Ford since Narduzzi “walked in the door” to take over the Panthers two years ago.  Narduzzi loved Ford’s raw ability, but More...

Gators ground Rockets, 86-83

Cole Kendall led all scorers with 31 points, and Enzo Fetsko was close behind with 30 as the Geibel boys basketball team defeated host Jefferson Morgan, 86-83, in a non-section contest Wednesday.  Ryan Anderson added 10 points for the Gators (6 More...

With ACA repeal looming, Highlands focuses on future

As President Donald Trump’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continues to move forward, rural hospitals in the U.S. could face issues.  A Jan. More...

CAHS students rehearse ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Freshman Bobby McLuckey and Senior Chloe Guie rehearse a scene from Connellsville Area High School’s production of Beauty and the Beast. McLuckey plays Maurice while Guie is one of two students playing Belle in the production.   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...

Charlotte Mowry

Acme

Charlotte Saloom Mowry, 78,of Acme, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Mowry was born May 13, 1938, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late George and Isabelle Karfelt Saloom. 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...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1790, the Supreme Court of the United States convened for the first time.  In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the war between the United States and Mexico.   More...

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Bible Digest

“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalms 24:1 AKJV)  We are guests in God’s world. We would do well to remember this.   More...

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Reports of children with rare, polio-like illness cause concern

Dear Doctor: I’ve been reading about a new illness that’s a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried? More...

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