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April 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Eagle Scout takes the oath

John Masterbray Jr. takes his Eagle Scout oath Thursday to become the latest Eagle Scout from Troop 180. Masterbray’s service project involved erecting a flag pole and bench for the Dunbar Historical Society. More...

News

Normalville man charged with assaulting pregnant woman

A Normalville man caused serious injuries to a pregnant woman last summer by dragging her with a vehicle during a domestic argument, according to a police affidavit.  More...

C Glee presents library Open House

C Glee at the Carnegie, directed by Gayle Cuneo, will present an two open houses at the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville today and April 8.  Today, the teens will present select features in drama, dance and song. More...

Trump urges Flynn to cut immunity deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged his former national security adviser to strike an immunity deal Friday, even as congressional investigators rebuffed Michael Flynn’s offer of cooperation in exchange for protection from prosecution. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

NCAA Basketball Tournament 6 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ And then there were four. What began a little over two weeks ago as 68 teams in the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament has come down to the Final Four.  More...

Foolishness Is Not Limited To A Single Calendar Day

DEAR ABBY

DEAR READERS: Once again, I can’t let April Fools’ Day pass without printing a few of the more “interesting” letters that have crossed my desk during the past year:  More...

ASTROGRAPH

Let charm lead the way. Offer incentives and treat others with respect. If you listen to the problems of others and make positive suggestions, you will be viewed as a leader. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 AKJV)  No one is good enough to work their way to Heaven. More...

Church News

Easter event upcoming The St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown, will hold its 12th Egg Eggstravaganza from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the social hall. More...

The Road to Emmaus

Eight of the 10 post-Resurrection appearances recorded in the four Gospels are given in relatively brief accounts. Two of the stories are told with greater detail. The appearance on the road to Emmaus prefaces Luke’s conclusion to his Gospel. More...

Scottdale Bank & Trust announce merger with Mid Penn Bancorp

The Scottdale Bank & Trust Company has merged with Millersburg-based Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc., a recent press release announced. More...

Accused bank robber allegedly charged with stealing money from customer

A man accused of robbing a Connellsville bank last month was charged Friday with using a debit card of a customer of the same bank to withdraw money.  William Anthony Mc- Laughlin, 55, used Theodore Turney Jr.’s card to obtain $411 from Tu More...

Obituaries

James E. Arison

Connellsville

James “Ells” Arison, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received until 10 a.m. Saturday, the hour of service, in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Samuel E. Beeghley

South Connellsville

Samuel E. Beeghley, 81, of South Connellsville, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Oct. 18, 1935, in South Connellsville, the son of the late Samuel A. More...

Cheryl L. DeCarlo

Connellsville

Cheryl L. DeCarlo, 67, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Isaac and Olive M. More...

Opinion

The next act for Congress

And now for our next act.  The failure of the American Health Care Act to make it across home plate had the minute-by-minute drama of a closely contested game, right down to the breaking news that House Speaker Paul Ryan was “rushing&rdquo More...

Want the U.S. to keep losing money? Cut the IRS’s budget

It’s time to pay Uncle again. All over the nation people are searching for mislaid W-2 forms, bank statements, receipts from charitable giving and other proofs demanded by the IRS in order to meet the April 15 tax deadline.  More...

What Woodrow Wilson set in motion

The American president was a romantic, a visionary, even a utopian. He was not without flaws; his racial views were offensive for his time, repugnant for ours. But he believed in human rights and the sanctity of human life. More...

Sports

Fayette begins new era in track and field

Joe Carei has spent a lot of time working with high school track athletes throughout Fayette County. Now, he’s doing it again, only this time, it’s at the collegiate level.  More...

Winless Johnson, Hamlin look for turnaround at Martinsville

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Pens beat Rangers in shootout

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist in regulation and then got the clinching goal in the shootout to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night, snapping the Penguins’ four-game skid.  J More...

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