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March 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville man charged with possession of heroin

A Connellsville man has been charged with drug offenses after police said they found three bricks of heroin during a traffic stop Thursday in the Connellsville Township. More...

News

Man charged with threatening Jewish centers to frame his ex

NEW YORK (AP) — A former journalist fired for fabricating details in stories made at least eight of the scores of threats against Jewish institutions nationwide, including a bomb threat to the Anti-Defamation League, as part of a bizarre campaign to More...

Trump, hitting back, accuses Schumer of ties with Putin

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump, his administration under siege for contacts with Russian officials, is calling for “an immediate investigation” into Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s own ties to Russian Presiden More...

Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana’s governor, including emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was hacked last y More...

Opinion

Joint session speech needs to be the start of President Trump

(AP) Political pundits are making much of how presidential the president appeared in his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Indeed he did. That’s a low bar, perhaps, but a welcomed development for this president. More...

DNC vote horrible step in the wrong direction

(AP) A liberal Democrat defeated another liberal Democrat in the race to head the Democratic National Committee.  And a large number of liberal Democrats were plenty unhappy.  How does that make sense?  More...

The Russian Revolution is still turning

It was a land of peasants, and yet it was industrializing with astonishing speed. It was ruled by an ancient, autocratic royal family, and yet there were remarkable stirrings of demands for democracy. More...

Sports

Five Falcons still alive at WPIALs

The first day of action at the WPIAL Class AAA/PIAA Southwest Regional Wrestling Championships started out well for the Connellsville wrestlers.  However, as day turned to night, a promising start faded just a bit as five wrestlers were eliminat More...

Fayette women edge Albany in OT, 86-85

The Penn State Fayette women’s basketball team got big efforts from seniors Taylor Smith and Courtney Haines to pull off a dramatic overtime victory in the Roaring Lions’ final game of the season.  More...

Detwiler sets school record at WPIALs

Connellsville’s Tatum Detwiler placed fifth in the girls 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.64 to set a new school record in the WPIAL Class AAA championship swim meet at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. More...

Former employee charged with stealing from Perryopolis Boro

A Perryopolis man stole $52,553 from the community’s heritage society, a nonprofit organization for which his late mother once served as president, by obtaining fraudulent payments or inflating his own work hours or the hours of others and collecting More...

Alleged shooter withdraws guilty plea

A 19-year-old Uniontown man, charged this week with criminal homicide in connection with a shooting, and his attorney changed their minds Friday about pleading guilty to a weapons charge in Fayette County Court.  Arsuan Patterson appeared before More...

Trump tours private school in Florida, promoting choice

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump toured a private religious school in Florida on Friday, praising it as an ideal institution for “disadvantaged children” while re-emphasizing that his education agenda will focus on school choice. More...

Obituaries

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...

Francis X. Zorichak

Lemont Furnace

Francis Xavier Zorichak, 82, of Lemont Furnace, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, March 1, 2017, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 12, 1934, in Uniontown, the son of the late Andrew and Susan Zorichak. More...

Haitian technocrat Preval dies at 74

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Rene Preval, a low-key technocrat who led Haiti as president during the devastating January 2010 earthquake and a messy and prolonged recovery, has died. He was 74. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

Savage Kingdom 7 p.m. on NGEO The special episode “Big Game of Thrones” explores how the strongest animals in the wilds of Africa jockey for power on the basis of the most effective natural tools at their disposal. More...

Teen in Turmoil Has Many Questions and Few Answers

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 13-yearold female and I can’t find a job. My mom is cheating on my stepdad. I feel like I have to be as independent as possible right now, otherwise I won’t be able to do things.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Be true to yourself. Don’t feel bad if you want to do something that doesn’t include others. You will get much more accomplished if you do your own thing.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.” (2 Corinthians 4:4 AKJV)  Don’t let Satan’s More...

Church News

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. today. More...

Easter season brings good news for Christian faithful

“We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us.”  This is the one quotation from Walt Kelley’s (1913– 1973) “Pogo” cartoon that everyone seems to remember.  More...

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