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March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Sexual assault case delayed

A Fayette County judge granted a delay in a Connellsville’s man case on sexual assault charges so parties could discuss a possible plea agreement.  More...

News

Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to “greatly benefit the Putin Government,” The Associated Press has learned. More...

Garden Club raises money for statue

Connellsville Garden Club members raised and donated $500 to the Fayette County Cultural Trust to assist in the restoration of the Col. Crawford statue outside of the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville.  More...

Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to ‘horse and buggy’ era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was wrapping up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that he concealed his vi More...

Opinion

Solution needed for opioid epidemic

(AP) – Our nation is in the grips of an opioid epidemic unlike anything we’ve seen before. Just a few short years ago, heroin was thought to be a drug of past decades. Now, people are overdosing and dying in record numbers. More...

Proposed budget to hurt some states

(AP) – President Donald Trump unveiled a proposed budget Thursday that is a veritable wish list for many Alabamians. More...

Health care proposal attracts opposition

WASHINGTON – Repealing and replacing Obamacare was always going to be a messy, combative, internecine battle. And that’s what it has become.  More...

Sports

Fayette baseball team small, but talented

As Ray Smitley begins his 14th season as coach of the Penn State Fayette baseball team, he knows that he has a roster that does not feature a lot of depth. More...

Confident Conner eager to get to NFL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner long envisioned the day he would walk into the indoor practice facility the Pittsburgh Panthers share with the Pittsburgh Steelers and be welcomed by a sea of NFL scouts and coaches. More...

NHL playoff format drawing criticism

(AP) -- In a cruel twist of the NHL’s divisional playoff format, say goodbye to one of the three best teams in the league in the first round. “I don’t think it was designed for this,” Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. More...

Mt. Pleasant man arraigned in crime spree

A Mt. More...

Community Ministries gives council update on flood fund

Connellsville Area Community Ministries volunteer coordinator Rita Smith donned the hat of Greater Connellsville Flood Recovery Fund Committee spokesperson Tuesday to update Connellsville City Council on how the $680,000 donated to help with Aug. 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...

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Joan Crawford (1904-1977), actress; Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), filmmaker; Roger Bannister (1929- ), athlete/physician; Ric Ocasek (1949- ), singersongwriter; Ron Jaworski (1951- ), sportscaster; Chaka Khan (1953- ), singer-s More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3 AKJV)  The Lord can give us peace that the world cannot give. Let’s focus on Him.   More...

Scottdale park plans historical marker project

A historical marker is a future project at the Pittsburgh Street Park, Scottdale, for the Scottdale High School, built in 1896.  Get in touch with Don Sechrist at 724-887-8103 or Tom Bailey at 724-887-0952 for more information. 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...

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