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March 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Robust jobs report points to resilient economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a brisk pace — signs that a resilient economy has given many companies the confidence to hire in anticipation of solid growth ahead. More...

Trump transition knew Flynn might register as foreign agent

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s transition team learned before the inauguration that incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might register with the government as a foreign agent, White House officials acknowledged Friday. More...

GOP plan offers fewer tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans hate “Obamacare,” so House GOP leaders freak out whenever their health care bill is compared to President Barack Obama’s law. More...

Opinion

GOP can’t agree on new health care bill

(AP) – You would have had to have been in a coma for the last six years if you didn’t know that many, many Americans hate the Affordable Care Act, especially when it goes by the name “Obamacare.”  But you can be excused i More...

War veterans play role in politics

When Johnny comes marching home again, he sometimes runs for Congress. Jeannie, too. More...

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Sports

Scotties looking to juniors for leadership

Often, high school coaches like to talk about senior leadership. More...

Detwiler excited for return to PIAA Championships

When Connellsville swimmer Tatum Detwiler qualified for the PIAA Class AAA Championships as a freshman last year, she really didn’t know what to expect going into the event at Bucknell University.  “I was really nervous,” Detwi More...

Griffiths reaches finals at PIAA championships

Southmoreland’s Tyler Griffiths (132) is one bout away from a PIAA Class AA wrestling championship. More...

South Connellsville officials face federal lawsuit

A man claims in a federal lawsuit that he “was used as a pawn” in a “sinister plot” directed at the borough’s fire department by South Connellsville’s police chief and others.  More...

Scottdale woman faces charges for overdosing while infants were home

A preliminary hearing will be held March 22 for a Scottdale mother who faces two charges each of possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of her two infant children.  More...

Ambassador Talk focuses on local whiskey history

“Tillers ton Distillers,” will be the title of Monday’s Laurel Highland’s Ambassador Talk to be offered at the Connellsville Canteen by Scottdale native Aaron Hollis.  More...

Obituaries

Dante (Dan) Casini

Connellsville

Dante (Dan) Casini, 89, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, in Hillside Manor Personal Care Home, Connellsville.  He was born May 16, 1927, in Scottdale, a son of the late Pietro and Amalia (Amici) Casini.  More...

Andrew L. Croftcheck

Connellsville

Andrew L. More...

Charles D. Firestone

Formerly of Connellsville

Charles Denver (Denny) Firestone passed away at his home Sunday, March 5, 2017.  He was born on May 11, 1949, to the late Charles R. and Geri (Pritts) Firestone in Connellsville.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Planet of the Apes 2 p.m. on AMC This 1968 sci-fi classic earned Academy Award nominations for its costumes and music and an honorary Oscar for the masterful makeup work. More...

Flying Solo Changes Woman’s Perspective On Her Life’s Path

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for two years. Until recently, we were inseparable and I loved his company. I got a job that required me to temporarily relocate and be on my own, so we saw each other only every other week. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t let uncertainty lead to impulse. You must stabilize a situation before you can turn it into something workable. Trust in your wisdom and intuition to help you make the best decision. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Psalms 51:5 AKJV)  This is the root problem for all humanity. Only God can fix it.   More...

Church News

CCOG cafe hosted   The cafe at Connellsville Church of God, 126 Breakneck Ave., will be open from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from September through June. Cost is $6 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12. More...

Saint Vincent theology professor King publishes book

LATROBE – Dr. Jason E. King, professor of theology at Saint Vincent College as well as editor of The Journal of Moral Theology, recently published a book, entitled, Faith with Benefits: Hookup Culture on Catholic Campuses.  More...

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