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April 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Alleged Connellsville robbery driver sentenced in Mt. Pleasant harassment case

A Connellsville woman charged in a string of robberies in January was sentenced to prison for allegedly taking part in threatening Mt. Pleasant Area Junior Football League officers.  More...

News

Air Force One chief steward to speak in Mt. Pleasant

A former Fayette County man spent most of his Air Force career meeting the needs of U.S. More...

Gorsuch sworn in for Supreme Court seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice.  The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in Monday after a bruis More...

Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide. More...

Opinion

More need to use seat belts to boost safety

(AP) – It pains us to keep having this discussion but once again we need to talk.  About seat belts.  And why so many of us aren’t wearing them.  There is some good news. We are doing better. More...

911 calls need to remain public

(AP) – Most of us rarely feel the need to call 911 and summon the police, the fire department or an ambulance crew. More...

Local churches offer engine for good

This is one of those times of year where people who don’t usually attend church may find themselves attending services. Maybe it’s part of a family visit. Maybe it’s tradition. Maybe it’s an itch in need of scratching. Or maybe it’s a desire. More...

Sports

Falcons blank Indians in section opener

The Connellsville baseball team put together a strong game in all areas on Monday, and the result was an impressive 8-0 home victory over Penn Hills in the Section 2-AAAAAA opener. More...

Connellsville boys tennis team gets first victory

CAHS, Frazier, MP and SHS Softball teams come up big

Ryan Blair and Seth Dolan won at first and second singles respectively to lead the Connellsville boys tennis team to its first win of the season, a 4-1 victory over host Armstrong in a Section 1-AAA match on Monday.  The Falcons (1-7, 1-7) recei More...

Reds belt Pirates, 7-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett hit solo home runs and the Cincinnati Reds pounced on a wild night by Pittsburgh’s Tyler Glasnow in a 7-1 victory on Monday. More...

Mt. Pleasant board cuts positions, still faces deficit

The Mt. Pleasant School Board Monday voted to eliminate five teaching positions, saying the decision is based on reduced enrollment.  Board President Robert Gumbita said the vote was not for lay-offs.  More...

South Connellsville to vote on new insurance carrier

South Connellsville Borough Council will hold a special meeting later this month to pick its new insurance carrier.  During the regular meeting Monday, President Karen Holbrook announced the meeting to be held 6:30 p.m. April 24. More...

Obituaries

Wayne W. Mowry

Acme

Wayne W. Mowry, 86, of Acme, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. More...

Comedian, satirist John Clarke dies at 68

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — After Australia’s then-Prime Minister John Howard refused to formally apologize to indigenous Aboriginal people for past atrocities, an actor who happened to have the same name as the nation’s leader read out a moving a More...

Spain’s first female defense minister Carme Chacon dies

MADRID (AP) — Carme Chacon, Spain’s first female defense minister and a prominent socialist party leader, has died. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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The Middle 8 p.m. More...

Woman Who Fled From Love Now Regrets Her Hasty Retreat

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: A few years ago I met a wonderful person. I spent roughly three months with him in a budding relationship. My issue is that one night he said those three little words, and I panicked and disappeared from his life. More...

ASTROGRAPH

Take a close look at your connections to the people you live and work with. Knowing where you stand and who is willing to stand beside you will make your decisions much easier this year. Gains can be made if you stick to the rules and precise plans. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21 AKJV)  This should be the life goal of all Christians.   More...

Readers’ curiosity the inspiration for future columns

Dear Readers: When we first began writing this column, we wondered how we would know if we were reaching anyone.  The answer came almost immediately, via your letters, all of which are read.  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Tenebrae presented   The St. Rita Parish choir will present Tenebrae Good Friday at 8:30 p.m. April 14 in the church. Hymns will be sung in English, Italian and Latin.  Rummage sale slated   More...

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