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March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville Township man confesses to 25-year-old crime

A Connellsville Township man went to the state police barracks in Uniontown in December and said he needed to tell police about something that happened approximately 25 years ago, according to court papers.  Clyde Ellwood Brothers Jr., 66, said More...

News

Mt. Pleasant Police investigate break-in at water treatment plant

Mt. Pleasant Borough Manager Jeff Landy announced Monday that police are investigating a break-in at the water treatment plant.  “There is an on-going investigation by our own police and the state police,” Landy said.  More...

New police officer sworn in at Mount Pleasant Borough

Connellsville resident Cody Ward is seen being sworn in as a part-time police officer at Monday night’s meeting of Mt. Pleasant Borough council. More...

Pepsi pulls products over ‘soda tax’ in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pepsi is pulling 2-liters and 12-packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city’s new tax on sweetened drinks. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

The Goldbergs 8 p.m. on WATM Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) tries to take cues from Robin Williams’ character in “Dead Poets Society” while substitute-teaching Barry’s (Troy Gentile) chemistry class in “O Captain!  More...

Mom Must Bear Son-In-Law For The Sake Of Her Daughter

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I’m not proud to write this, but I don’t like my son-in-law. I think the feeling is mutual. He’s arrogant and thinks he knows everything.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

Take care of details and be precise in all your actions. Having a solid strategy and a willingness to go the distance will help you succeed this year. Don’t follow the crowd when you should be leading the way. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” (Galatians 5:9 AKJV)  We must be careful as to what we allow into our lives. Just a little bit could hurt a lot.   More...

Carpal tunnel syndrome usually easily treatable

Dear Doctor: Sometimes when I awake from a good sleep, one of my hands is asleep, and I have to shake or massage it back to normalcy. It’s usually my thumb and the two fingers next to it. Is this normal?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Festival upcoming   The Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Spring Fever Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Prosecutor says Reese should stand trial in county

A former Connellsville police officer should stand trial on all criminal charges filed against him, and his case should remain in Fayette County, a prosecutor states in a motion filed in county court. More...

Girl, 7, dies from injuries in crash that killed her father

Keira Greenlee Black, 7, of Acme died Sunday at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh from injuries she suffered March 11 in a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of her father, James E. More...

Fearing pending closure, senior center seeks tax exemption

Citing a fear that the Connellsville Senior Citizens Center could close if it continues having to pay taxes to the City of Connellsville, Fayette County and the Connellsville Area School District, center treasurer Rev. More...

Obituaries

James E. Black

Acme

James E. Black, 39, of Acme, died March 11, 2017, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was born Nov. 30, 1977, in Connellsville, a son of Gaylord and Katherine “Kat” (Porterfield) Black of Palatka, Fla. More...

Keira G. Black

Acme

Keira Greenlee Black, 7, of Acme, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, as the result of an automobile accident.  She was born April 27, 2009, in Greensburg, a daughter of Heather (Leyda) Black and the late James More...

Nancy Hyatt

Mt. Pleasant

Nancy Hyatt, 61, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Dunbar, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born Dec. More...

Opinion

Tech tools aid transparency

(AP) – Technology provides ever-growing opportunities for government transparency.  Local government agencies should seize upon every opportunity to harness inexpensive digital tools in furthering open government.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Part of Trump-Russia story is wrong

A key talking point in the theory that Donald Trump and the Russians conspired in the 2016 election is the allegation that last summer, during the Republican convention, the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia&rsquo More...

Sports

Falcons primed for big track season

With a combined roster of more than 140 athletes, Jeff Galand, the coach of the Connellsville track program, knows there is plenty of talented individuals up and down the rosters for both the boys and girls teams this spring.  The trick for Gala More...

Penguins beat Sabres, clinch playoff spot

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Bonino scored the go-ahead goal with 5:29 left and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched their 11th straight playoff berth with a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.  More...

Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team lacks experience, but not enthusiasm

“New” is a word that probably will be used quite a bit around the Mt. More...

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