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Mt. Pleasant man charged with assault

A Mt. Pleasant man is in Westmoreland County Prison after Mt. More...

News

Daily Courier Bingo winner

The Daily Courier sales representative Jennifer Martini (left) congratulates Sandy Hyatt of Connellsville, the fourth winner of The Daily Courier Bingo game. Hyatt won $50 in Bingo Bucks by matching the horizontal formation on the game piece. More...

Mt. Pleasant historian compiles list of veterans

Rick Meason feels that anyone who has ever served the country in the military should be memorialized.  Such a feeling has started the official historian of the Mt. More...

Reports: Millions to lose health coverage under bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s health care system, and the number would balloon to 24 million by 2026, Congress’ budget analysts pr More...

Arts and Entertainment

Tv’s Best Bets

2017 NCAA Basketball 6:30 p.m. on TRUTV The 68-team NCAA Tournament field gets pared down to 64 in the “First Four,” played tonight and tomorrow in Dayton, Ohio, and airing on truTV. More...

Daughter’s Efforts Are Never Good Enough For Her Family

Dear Aby

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-yearold girl, and I’m struggling with abuse. I’m mentally and physically abused by my family constantly, yet they make me out to be the abusive one. More...

Astrograph

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Keep personal matters to yourself and stay on top of events that can influence your position or reputation or cause a conflict with someone who has the potential to disrupt your world.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7 AKJV)  Give and be happy about it. You will be blessed and so will others.   More...

Mortgage seminar, job fair highlight week’s events

Buying a house? Somerset Trust Company will host a free mortgage seminar at 6 p m. Tuesday, March 14, at the library. The event is open to the public. There will be a job fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the library. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Cleanup slated   Fayette County Cultural Trust and Highlands Hospital will sponsor a cleanup project from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the former Zach Connell Elementary School, 700 Park St., Connellsville. More...

Snowstorm to dump 8 to 10 inches in area

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issues disaster proclamation, restricts travel

Fayette County is under a winter weather advisory for the next two days while the mountain areas are under a snow warning with predictions of more than a foot of snow.  Gov. More...

CASB to vote on school closings

Connellsville Area School Board will vote on potentially closing three of the four elementary schools considered for consolidation of the district.  The motion, read during Monday’s work session, calls for the closure of South Side, Cliffo More...

Obituaries

Naomi Faye Bradish

Mt. Pleasant

Naomi Faye (Wilbraham) Bradish, 76, of Mt. Pleasant, (formerly of Bullskin Township), passed away at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. More...

Carolyn L. Cage

Formerly of Connellsville

The family of Carolyn Louise Cage announce with great sadness her death on March 12, 2017, at the age of 74.  Carolyn was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School Class of 1960.  She spent her working career at companies in Chica More...

Dante (Dan) Casini

Connellsville

Dante (Dan) Casini, 89, of Connellsville, passed away Friday March 10, 2017 in Hillside Manor Personal Care Home, Connellsville.  More...

Opinion

Wisconsin moves to help opiate addicts

(AP) – Rapid action by both Gov. More...

Automakers want Trump to review mileage mandates

(AP) – If President Donald Trump orders a review of automotive fuel economy standards as he reportedly will do, he will be affirming an important principle: Government should keep its promises.  More...

‘Saturday Night Live’ skit features feminist saying abortion is wrong

Serrin Foster has been talking about Susan B. Anthony probably for as long as she can remember. She’s president of Feminists for Life, and a “Saturday Night Live” skit recently gave her even more opportunity.  More...

Sports

SHS track looking for continued success

Last season, the Southmoreland track team finished second in Section 4-AA. More...

Dorobish ready for second trip to state championships

It’s often said that experience is the best teacher. More...

Pirates shortstop Mercer easing into veteran’s role

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — When Jordy Mercer looks around the Pirates’ clubhouse, the term he instinctively goes to in referring to his teammates isn’t the one he’d always used.  More...

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