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February 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Be Their Guest

It’s almost Tech Week as Connellsville Area Senior High School will open their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at 7 p.m. Thursday and continue to March 5. Tickets are on sale now through March 5. More...

News

Efforts to stop anonymous sources clash with First Amendment

President Donald Trump railed against the news media Friday, saying reporters shouldn’t be allowed to use anonymous sources. More...

State police at Uniontown search for vehicle thief

State police at Uniontown are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect who stole a vehicle, then crashed it, according to a report.  Someone swiped the vehicle, owned by Derrick L. Barber, at about 8 p.m. on Feb. More...

Transgender boy wins first two matches of girls tournament

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs won two matches at the Texas state championships Friday. But the larger conflict — over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls — remained unsettled. More...

Opinion

Obama’s legacy shaky over Syria

(AP) Former President Barack Obama’s legacy has taken a bit of a hit. More...

C-SPAN president poll consistent, top to bottom

(AP) Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. George Washington was the father of his country. Franklin D. More...

President Trump still needs philosophy answers

If the early controversies of the Reagan administration are any indication — the contretemps over whether the Agriculture Department should count ketchup as a vegetable in school lunches and whether Interior Secretary James Watt’s view th More...

Sports

Gators fall to Raiders in quarterfinals

All things considered, the effort turned in by the Geibel girls basketball team during Friday’s WPIAL Class A quarterfinal playoff game against second-seeded Cornell was nothing short of impressive, at least in the first half.  More...

Flyers, Penguins hoping for a dash of winter at Stadium Series game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mother Nature appears ready to make a kick save on spring ahead of the Stadium Series game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at Heinz Field.  More...

Griffiths, Lawrence reach semifinals

Southmoreland’s Tyler Griffiths (132) and Frazier’s Thayne Lawrence (138) advanced to the semifinals after the first day of action at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Tournament on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

St. Rita hosts Mardi Gras event today

Everyone is invited to a Mardi Gras celebration, scheduled for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Bucci Hall, adjoin St. Rita of Cascia Roman Catholic Church. Tickets for the event are $10 and may be purchased.The event is limited to 100 tickets.  More...

Ahead of tax season, Connellsville Tax Office announces update and new requirements

The Connellsville Tax Office has announced new tax requirements ahead of property tax season beginning.  The requirements, which are posted at the tax office, require a phone number when making a payment to city or school taxes. More...

White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing Friday. More...

Obituaries

Dale A. Detwiler

Dunbar

Dale Alan Detwiler, 33, of Dunbar, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628- 9033, and will be announced when complete. More...

Donna F. Halfhill

Connellsville

Donna Faye Halfhill, 70, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born Aug. More...

Richard C. May

Masontown

Richard Charles May, 35, of Masontown, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.  He was born Aug. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

The Princess and the Frog 12 p.m. More...

Don’t assume a pregnancy unless you know for sure

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: Recently, while making a purchase at a local store and handing the cashier my money, she asked, “How many months along are you?” I was confused for a moment, until I realized she had assumed I was pregnant. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Past mistakes will come back to haunt you. You’ll be taken advantage of if you agree to take on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. Practice saying no.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed. More...

Church News

Hot lunch offered   A community free hot lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Central Fellowship Church, 316 N. Arch St., Connellsville. More...

Koukl’s book ‘The Story of Reality’ lives up to its title

Sometimes, the best part of a new book is its title.  Gregory Koukl’s new book, titled “The Story of Reality” almost meets that description. More...

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