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March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

S. Connellsville man faces assault charges

A South Connellsville man punched and kicked a woman, then refused to let medical personnel treat her, borough police said.  Aaron Douglas Katona, 36, of 204 Mentzer St., was arraigned Tuesday night and jailed in lieu of posting $50,000.  More...

News

Russian agents, hackers charged in Yahoo breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Russian intelligence agents and a pair of hired hackers have been charged in a devastating criminal breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, the Justice Department said Wednesday in bringing the More...

Connellsville Area Garden Club meets

The Connellsville Area Garden Club held its March meeting on Wednesday. The speaker for this month’s meeting was Bert Sesler, master gardener from Penn State Extension who spoke on soil and fertilization. More...

Trump’s budget boosts military but reduces domestic programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other domestic programs while significantly increasing spending More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

NCAA Basketball Tournament 12 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ March Madness comes to a head as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins with the official First Round, known as the Round of 64, which begins Thursday and continues Friday.  More...

Dad’s Dumpster- Diving Habit Causes His Family Concern

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I have an issue with my father and don’t know where to turn. Dad is in his early 80s and -- aside from poor eyesight -- he’s in good health. I’m concerned because he has developed an unusual habit. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t get angry or frustrated over trivial matters. Keep your finances in order and refuse to divulge information about your personal life, assets or liabilities.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do to me.” (Psalms 56:11 AKJV)  Faith and courage are byproducts of looking to God. Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Fundraiser set   The Connellsville Little House Society will hold a dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Monday at Keedy’s Pizzeria. Tickets are $20. For more information, contact Joan Emanuel at 724-628- 0130 or 724-628-2186. More...

Spring activities cropping up in Scottdale

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. It also is the birthday of Everson’s former mayor, Tim Shoemaker. Scottdale wishes you a great day and many more to come in your future.  More...

$2.2 million hangar project continues at county airport

The Fayette County Airport Authority approved a $210,875.40 payment Wednesday evening to Fairchance Construction Company Wednesday evening for work completed on two new hangars currently under construction at the Joseph A. More...

Geibel to present ‘Sister Act’ this weekend

Geibel Catholic Junior Senior High School will perform its spring school musical, “Sister Act,” beginning 7 p.m. Friday at The State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown. More...

Obituaries

Larry E. Ambrosini Jr.

Connellsville

Larry Earl Ambrosini Jr., 52, of Connellsville, died suddenly Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at home.  He was born Feb. 13, 1965, in Connellsville, the son of Larry Earl Ambrosini Sr. and the late Geraldine L. (Burnsworth) Ambrosini.  More...

Harold R. Eans

Dunbar

Harold R. “Bob” Eans, 89, of Dunbar, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 21, 1927 in W. Va., a son of the late Dewey and Audrey (Nabors) Eans.  More...

Josephine P. Widmer

Connellsville

Josephine Patricia (Alesantrino) Widmer, 95, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Highlands Hospital. She was born March 17, 1922, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Pellegrino and Mary (Panzella) Alesantrino. More...

Opinion

Sunshine Week shines light on transparency

(AP) – This week is Sunshine Week, a time when advocates and the press shine a light on governmental transparency. More...

GOP health plan doesn’t protect older, rural citizens

(AP) – West Virginians should take note: the Republican-led Congress is coming for your health care — with President Donald Trump’s blessing.  More...

Denying reality doesn’t change facts

Some years ago, I visited the local Boys Club early one morning. There had been a break-in. Two young brothers had gotten caught making off with pool balls and cues. They weren’t going to be arrested, merely suspended. Police phoned their mother. More...

Sports

Falcons building toward success

Heading into the 2017 season, the Connellsville baseball team isn’t starting from scratch, but the Falcons do have some building to do before games get underway.  Connellsville lost nine players from last year’s 11- win team due to g More...

Mt. Pleasant track seeking improvement

The recent bout of cold, snowy weather not only has proven disruptive to area schools’ daily schedules, but it also has impacted students in other ways. More...

Pens end long road trip with loss to Flyers, 4-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wayne Simmonds scored the 200th goal of his career and Steve Mason made 23 saves to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday. More...

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