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February 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man arraigned for homicide by vehicle

A Michigan man was arraigned Thursday on homicide by vehicle and other charges in connection with his vehicle striking and killing a man walking along Route 51 in North Union Township in 2015.  Cody Jay Pritchard, 23, of Clare, is free on $100,0 More...

News

Perryopolis to bring flood plain maps in compliance

Perryopolis Borough Council is moving ahead with plans to bring its flood plain maps in compliance with current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations.  Councilman Frank Masney told council that he had received notice that the bo More...

Tea party gains voice in cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office.  More...

Trump’s contempt for trade deals spurs anxiety: What is next?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. More...

Opinion

Flynn misled Pence, other senior officials

(AP) – The resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser offers President Trump an opportunity to right what has been a dysfunctional policy making apparatus.  More...

Flynn’s fall is tale of misplaced trust

The startling fall from office of Michael Flynn, for just 24 days the national security adviser to Donald Trump, is on the face of it a classic political tale of misplaced trust and deception.  More...

Birdsong doesn’t mean spring is near

Just a couple of days after Groundhog Day, I exited the house to be greeted by sunshine, mild temperatures and a lively cacophony of bird calls. Which is not exactly what Punxsutawney Phil was predicting.  More...

Sports

CAHS swimmers fall to LH

The last home meet of the season proved to be a special affair for the Connellsville swim team. More...

Late spark lifts Connellsville hockey team past Ringgold, 5-2

Through two periods of play, Thursday’s PIHL Division 2 ice hockey match-up between Connellsville and Ringgold was about as even as it could get. The score was tied at 2-2, and both teams had mustered 17 shots on goal. More...

Crosby gets 1,000th point, then leads Penguins by Jets in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby ended his march to 1,000 career points in typically unselfish fashion. The Pittsburgh Penguins star wasted little time before starting his quest for the next thousand.  More...

Two charged in drug bust

In Mount Pleasant

Two Allegheny County men are in Westmoreland County Prison after county detectives discovered crack cocaine and heroin in a Mt. Pleasant home.  More...

Springfield Elementary helps parents to teach kids

Springfield Elementary School in Normalville hosted a special program for both parents and students this week.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade were busily engaged in fun activities that taught them such skills as team work and prob More...

Obituaries

Viola B. Miller

Connellsville

Viola Burnsworth Nicholson Miller, 90, of Connellsville, died Tuesday Feb. More...

Sandra R. Ward

South Connellsville

Sandra Rae “Sandy” Hatfield Ward, 82, of South Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born Nov. More...

Joseph G. Rudnik

Mt. Pleasant

Joseph G. Rudnik, 67, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, Feb.14, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving wife Patty, niece McKenzie, and family. Joe was the son of the late Joseph W. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

NBA Basketball 7 p.m. on ESPN The NBA’s All-Star weekend tips off with the All-Star Celebrity Game, which has been in existence since 2003. Participants include actors, musicians, broadcasters, former NBA players and even athletes from other sports. More...

Grandpa Foils Kids’ Vegetarian Diet With Fast Food Chicken

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I have been a vegetarian for 12 years. My husband has been one on and off for five years. I thought our children, 7 and 3, had never had meat in their lives.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Holding discussions and making suggestions will help matters, but you must add physical force if you want to excel. It’s up to you to do the grunt work if you want to reap the rewards.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:20 AKJV)  Christians are bought with the precious blood of Jesus. We belong to Him.   More...

School Menus

Menus for the week of:  Feb. 20  CONNELLSVILLE  Secondary (Grades 6th through 12th)   MONDAY: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed broccoli, homemade roll, pineapple tidbits, milk  More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of  Feb. 20 follow:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults. The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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