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March 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Touchstone director to begin talks at Connellsville Canteen

Shauna Soom, executive director of Touchstone Center for Crafts, will inaugurate this season of Laurel Highlands Ambassador Talks at the Connellsville Canteen.  Her presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday. More...

News

Rotary Club inducts new members

Rotary District Governor Pamela Moore and District Governor nominee Cherie Sears visited the Rotary Club of Connellsville on Thursday.  They inducted two new members into the club during the meeting. More...

Spring Job Fair set for March 15 in city

Connellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Connellsville Area Community Ministries and Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville are once again teaming up to host their annual Spring Job Fair. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Dunbar Township considers selling land

The Dunbar Township supervisors considered selling property given to the township by Enterprise Bank, known as the “Adelaide Hills” development at Thursday night’s meeting.  More...

Opinion

Scottdale mayor explains parking ordinance veto

After reading Scottdale Councilman Bud Santimyer’s comments in the Wednesday, Feb. 22, Letter to the Editor Section of the Daily Courier, I felt compelled to respond. More...

House probe will not resolve Russian issue

(AP) – As long as questions have swirled about the Russian plot to influence last year’s presidential election, it has been fair to wonder whether a partisan Congress could be trusted to conduct thorough and evenhanded investigations into More...

Anonymous news sources necessary

President Trump used a gathering of conservative activists to launch yet another missile attack against the news media. Unethical reporters “make up stories and make up sources,” he fumed. More...

Sports

Fayette women fall to Central Maine CC

The members of the Penn State Fayette women’s basketball team walked off their home court on Thursday night with no regrets in terms of their defensive effort against top-ranked Central Maine Community College in the first round of the USCAA To More...

Area swimmers strong on first day of WPIALs

There were some noteworthy performances from area swimmers on the first day of the WPIAL Championships at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.  More...

Cardinals fly past Roaring Lions

Penn State Fayette men’s basketball coach Mark John reminded his players not to quit until the final buzzer sounded in Thursday’s USCAA Division II consolation game, and the Roaring Lions listened.  More...

Litigation looming

South Connellsville delays projects in light of lawsuits, insurance issues

As South Connellsville Borough prepares to defend itself in several lawsuits filed against the borough and embattled police chief Russ Miller, South Connellsville Council President Karen Holbrook said Thursday she is focused on keeping the borough mo More...

Photo

Two Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School seniors were awarded as first and second place in an essay contest sponsored by Milton L. Bishop American Legion Post 301. More...

Obituaries

Jean K. Harkins

Connellsville

Jean King Harkins, 86, of Connellsville, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, 2017, at Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township, Greensburg.  She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in East Huntingdon Township, the daughter of the late Norman N. More...

Mary E. Kuzar

Everson

Mary E. Skero Kuzar, 91, of Everson, died Wednesday evening, March 1, 2017, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, while being comforted by her loving daughter, Joan. She was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Mt. More...

Melvin L. Swanson

Scottdale

Melvin Louis Swanson, 65, of Scottdale, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at his residence.  Melvin was born Sept. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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On This Date

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), inventor; Jean Harlow (1911-1937), actress; James Doohan (1920-2005), actor; James Merrill (1926-1995), poet; Perry Ellis (1940-1986), fashion designer; George Miller (1945- ), filmmaker; Ir More...

Do Just One Thing

Eggs that have gone way past their expiration date in the fridge can be composted. But if you’re going to toss whole eggs into the compost bin, make sure to crack them open and stir them around with other organic matter. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 AKJV)  Parents need not only to teach but also set the example for our children. When we do, it will bless all involved. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Rummage sale set   The Wesley Family Clothesline, located in the Wesley United Methodist Church, 417 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, will be open from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. More...

School Menus

Menus for the week of March 6:  CONNELLSVILLE  Secondary (Grades 6th through 12th)   MONDAY: Cheese-stuffed breadsticks, side spaghetti with meat sauce, mixed fruit cup, strawberries with topping, milk  More...

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