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February 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Conway says she misspoke on ‘massacre’

A top aide to President Donald Trump said Friday she misspoke when she cited a 2011 “massacre” in Kentucky that never happened.  More...

News

Teen can’t plead guilty but mentally ill in Franklin Regional High School stabbings

GREENSBURG (AP) — A judge won’t allow a teen charged with slashing and stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school to plead guilty but mentally ill.  More...

Basketball inches closer to ending ban on religious headgear

NEW YORK (AP) — The international group that governs basketball is close to eliminating a longstanding ban on religious headgear in competition, clearing the way for athletes to wear hijabs, turbans and yarmulkes in international competitions. More...

Trump pledges to end political limits on all churches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt s More...

Opinion

Death of TPP came long before Trump’s signature

(Gloversville Leader-Herald) Among the first actions President Donald Trump took last Monday was to officially kill U.S. participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. More...

Amid today’s realities, we can’t forget who we are

(Sharon Herald) There are two realities that are becoming clear as America heads into what is a new, increasingly gray and oftentimes scary future.  The first is that the rules have changed and that the assumptions that have governed the decisio More...

History explains governing in fraught times

“We must, I now think, prepare ourselves to accept the inevitable. I do it with composure and cheerfulness. To me the result is no personal calamity.” -- Entry in the personal diary of Rutherford B. Hayes, Nov. 12, 1876  More...

Sports

Big Macs take out Falcons

The Connellsville boys basketball team played well in the second half of Friday’s Section 2-AAAAAA contest. More...

Scotties batter Rams

Tanner Schwartz hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead the Southmoreland boys basketball team to a 81-62 Section 4-AAA win over host South Side Beaver. More...

Connellsville’s Harshman set to play for St. Vincent

Although wins have been tough to come by in recent seasons for the Connellsville football team, it doesn’t mean that the Falcons have been void of talent.  In fact, through hard work, at least one player from the 2017 Connellsville senior More...

Steel City Comedy Tour bring show to Connellsville Twp. area

Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a pre-Valentine’s Day treat in the form of an evening of comedy on Feb. 11.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. More...

Area contractor charged with improper handling of waste

A Waltersburg man took demolition waste from a Connellsville site last year and was in the process of dealing with it on his Franklin Township property when state investigators showed up, according to a criminal complaint.  More...

Obituaries

Diane M. Bryner

Dunbar

Diane Marie Cortese Bryner, 61, of Dunbar, passed away peaceably at home surrounded by family and friends on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.  She was born May 26, 1955, in Connellsville, daughter of Joseph A. Cortese and Madelyn J. More...

Judy R. Filburn

Donora

Judy Rae Filburn, 75, of Donora, passed away Feb. 2, 2017, at her home.  She was born March 11, 1941, in Connellsville, daughter of the late Paul T. and Pheroba S. Piper Jones.  More...

John M. Fisher

Uniontown

John Michael Fisher, 51, of Uniontown, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Uniontown Hospital.  He was born Dec. 31, 1965, in Connellsville, the son of the late Robert Lee Sr. and Mary L. (Mellinger) Fisher.  More...

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Bible Digest

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalms 23:1 AKJV)  When we have the Lord we have all that we need. He is the Good Shepherd and He will take care of you.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Information sessions offered Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus will introduce Back2College Information Sessions from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in Room 114 of the Eberly Building. More...

Church News

Albright events slated More...

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