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February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Students head up crew for CAHS production

Connellsville Area Senior High School seniors Hannah Anderson (left) and Ethan Crider, along with teacher Steve Wiltrout, head up the musical’s set crew for the school’s performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. More...

News

Senate confirms Sessions despite Dem criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General Wednesday despite strong Democratc opposition.  More...

Rancorous Senate ‘silencing’ gives Warren national boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The turbulent national debate over race, gender and free speech consumed the normally staid Senate on Wednesday after the GOP majority voted to silence Sen. More...

Airline CEOs inbound for the White House

DALLAS (AP) — With U.S. airline executives meeting this week with President Donald Trump, the White House appears skeptical about a push by carriers and their unions to block competition from a European airline. More...

Opinion

How will Dems deal with nomination?

(AP) – With President Trump’s nomination of Coloradan Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, all eyes turn to Senate Democrats.  Will they or won’t they play hardball? More...

Gorsuch good choice for U.S. Supreme Court

(AP) – “If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine, or in any other way interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision.” — Nancy Pelosi  More...

Citizens need to stop shouting, pouting

WASHINGTON -- I seem to be surrounded by fellow citizens who are indelibly confused. They are everywhere. More...

Sports

Connellsville takes down Uniontown

It’s been a long time coming, but the Connellsville boys basketball team finally earned the right to celebrate after a game against Fayette County rival Uniontown. More...

Commodores clinch playoff spot with victory over Rockets, 82-67

They’re in. The Frazier boys basketball team needed to win Wednesday’s Section 2-AA contest against visiting Jefferson Morgan in order to reach the WPIAL playoffs. More...

Pitt beats BC, 83-72

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Young scored 19 of his 30 points in the second half, and Pittsburgh snapped an eight-game losing streak with an 83- 72 win over Boston College Wednesday night in a match of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s bottom two teams. More...

Construction employees build airport hangar

Going up! Two workers from Fairchance Construction were on their way to the roof of the T-hanger at the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport Wednesday. The new hanger will have the capacity to hold six single or twin engine planes when completed. More...

Connellsville area braces for significant snowstorm

The City of Connellsville is ready for a big snowfall predicted Wednesday night and today, coming on the heels of several unseasonably warm February days.  More...

Authorities investigate sheen reported on Yough

Authorities were trying to determine Wednesday the cause of a sheen reported on a section of the high and fast-moving Youghiogheny River near South Connellsville.  One official said the sheen posed no health problems.  More...

Obituaries

Dominec J. Costabile

Connellsville

Dominec Joseph Costabile, 80, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.  He was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Joseph and Angeline (Caletri) Costabile.  More...

Mary M. Flynn

South Connellsville

Mary Margaret “Mickey” Flynn, surrounded by her beloved family, became an “Angel in Heaven” on Sunday, Feb. More...

Alec McCowen, West End and Broadway star, dies at 91

LONDON (AP) — Alec McCowen, a West End and Broadway star who had global success with a one-man show about the life of Jesus, has died. He was 91.  The actor’s nephew, the Rev. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalms 27:1 AKJV) The Lord will give us confidence and strength. Put your faith in Him.   More...

Abuse of Adderall becoming common among young people

Dear Doctor: I know that Adderall is prescribed to children with ADHD. But lately I’ve been reading stories about college kids who use Adderall to help them study. What is Adderall and who should take it?  More...

Christ United Methodist Church hosts spaghetti dinner on Feb. 10

Spaghetti dinner is on the table at Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St, Scottdale, from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday. Eat in with your friends and neighbors, or takeout and delivery are available. Call 724-887-6724.  More...

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