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April 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Preliminary Southmoreland budget shows no tax increase

It’s early in the process of developing a budget for the Southmoreland School District for the 2017-18 school year, but as of now there is no tax increase included.  Business Manager Jim Marnell discussed the status of the spending plan at More...

St. Rita’s Choir prepares for Tenebrae

Members of the St. Rita’s Choir practice for the 26th-annual Tenebrae Service, which will be held 8:30 p.m. Good Friday at the St. Rita’s Catholic Church.  More...

Stefano announces opening of Pa. ABLE Program

Area residents can now sign up for the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Savings Program, which provides tax-exempt accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32).  More...

Opinion

Closing Rikers Island without a clear road map

(AP) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is suddenly on the side of closing Rikers Island, the New York City jail complex synonymous with brutality, incompetence, corruption and neglect. More...

Fights against barges must be unrelenting

If the first few months are any judge, President Donald Trump’s policies will be a dangerous assault on the environment, reversing hard-fought progress that took decades to accomplish.  More...

When the ‘New Frontier’ burned bright

Thursday morning they trooped to a Virginia hillside, speckled with white monuments standing out against the gray April skies, to reflect on, to salute, and then, with a bugler’s sad tattoo, to bury the New Frontier.  More...

Sports

Frazier’s Kmetz headed to Grove City

Frazier senior Dalton Kmetz is pretty good at tackling opposing players on the football field. More...

Freese, Cervelli power Pirates by Braves, 5-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese and Francisco Cervelli hit back-to-back home runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates won their home opener in snow flurries, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Friday.  Freese and Cervelli went deep off reliever Josh Col More...

Steelers’ Roethlisberger plans to return in 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t quite ready to head off into retirement.  Roethlisberger announced on Twitter Friday that he’s told the Steelers he plans to be under center in 2017.&nb More...

Connellsville Career and Technical Center considering new programs

During April’s Connellsville Area School Board meeting, the board will vote on whether to move and add courses to the curriculum offered at Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center.  More...

Ice Mine owners seeking approval for restaurant liquor license

Pending final approval of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the Ice Mine in Dunbar Township will be opening a restaurant with a liquor license. More...

C Glee presents second library Open House

C Glee at the Carnegie will present another open house at the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville today.  Beginning at 2 p.m.,the C Glee Wee Ones and Adults will take the Carnegie Library stage.  More...

Obituaries

Kevin J. Gallagher

Roswell, Ga.

Kevin J. Gallagher, 74, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Brighton, Mass., passed away on March 30, 2017.  Kevin graduated from St. Aidan’s Grammar School and St. More...

Ronald J. King

Formerly of Scottdale

Ronald J. King, 45 of Pittsburgh, formerly of Scottdale, (Kingview), died unexpectedly, Sunday, April 2, 2017, at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.  He was born June 23, 1971, in Mt. More...

Carol Koontz

Connellsville

Carol (Darby) Koontz, 62, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2017, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, comforted by her loving family.  Carol was born June 22, 1954, a daughter of the late Robert B. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Ransom 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Talk about someone with apparent bad luck: A man is held hostage for the second time in the new episode “Refuge,” this time along with the rest of his family.  More...

Frustrated Husband Seeks Solution For His Jealousy

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 11 years, but together for 15. We’ve had our ups and downs as normal couples do, but lately it seems like everything she does, I try and find something to nitpick and argue over. More...

ASTROGRAPH

You’ll have mixed feelings regarding your work and professional goals. Listen to your heart, but be realistic about your dreams. Go to the experts and determine what’s best for you. Too many choices will lead to confusion. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4-5 AKJV)  Life is sacr More...

Church News

Sunday school meeting set The Fayette County Sunday School Association Board will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Mount Olive Evangelical Church, 363 Pleasant Valley Road (Route 982), Connellsville. More...

Healthy lifestyle may reduce risk of prostate cancer

Dear Doctor: Is there anything I can do to reduce my risk of prostate cancer? No one in my family has had cancer, but I just turned 55 and want to do whatever I can to stay healthy. More...

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