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Deadline for filing federal, state taxes is Tuesday this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hey, procrastinators: Don’t freak out if you haven’t finished your taxes. The IRS is giving you a reprieve until Tuesday  The usual April 15 deadline falls on Saturday this year. More...

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Daily Courier Easter Egg Hunt winner

The Daily Courier’s Joanne Richey (left) congratulates Gene Burkholder for winning the annual Daily Courier Easter Egg Hunt. A subscriber of 35 years, Burkholder won an Easter basket filled with over $400 worth of prizes.   More...

Trump strategy on North Korea? ‘Maximum pressure and engagement’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has settled on its North Korea strategy after a two-month review: “Maximum pressure and engagement.” More...

Police reports listed

Teen pleads guilty A Mt. Pleasant teen pleaded guilty this week to charges he put four explicit photos of a 17-yearold girl online last year, according to Fayette County Court records. More...

Opinion

Rooney’s loyalty to staff, city was special

Bill Cowher was surprised the first time he ever talked to Dan Rooney that football and philosophy was never mentioned in the conversation.  It was in 1992 and Cowher, a third-year defensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, was one of th More...

Good opportunity to raise state smoking age

As Massachusetts lawmakers wrestle with a law governing the sale of recreational marijuana, they are reportedly considering including a provision raising the age in which residents can legally purchase tobacco in the state to 21. More...

‘Making It’ at 50: The vindication of Podhoretz

The book is “Making It” by Norman Podhoretz, and when it was released 50 years ago this month, it caused a sensation, and not the sort that any author craved, then or now. More...

Sports

Traynor to play soccer at Mount Union

When Connellsville senior Zach Traynor was deciding where he would like to attend college, his first factor in the decision was the education he would receive. More...

Rooney Rule leaves a legacy and impact far beyond NFL

(AP) -- Of all the contributions Dan Rooney made to the NFL, the Rooney Rule was the most important and far reaching.  The policy on minority hiring that carries his name has been adopted not only by other sports but by businesses and organizati More...

Pens beat Blue Jackets, 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury stayed sharp in his second straight playoff start and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away for a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night in Game 2 o More...

Play Ball!

Miles Holyfield, 5, of Pittsburgh, prepares to throw a softball for Mimi the dog, who belongs to grandmother Sandra Betters of Connellsville.   More...

Drug tests complicate hiring for western Pa. companies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cover letter, an interview and a trip to the bathroom with a small plastic cup. Companies across Westmoreland County drug test in the workplace, either before offering jobs to candidates or after accidents involving employees. More...

Obituaries

Bridget A. Andursky

Connellsville

Bridget A. (Labuda) Andursky, 83, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Harmon House. She was born April 29, 1933, in Smock, a daughter of the late John and Susan (Yakimak) Labuda. She was a member of St. More...

Charles G. Wilson

Connellsville

Charles Glenn “Chuck” Wilson, 68, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital. Chuck was born on Aug. 15, 1948, the son of late Helen and Don Oldham of Fishertown, Pa. More...

Guice, Biloxi mayor during Hurricane Camille, dies at 92

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Former Biloxi mayor Daniel “Danny” Guice Sr., who helped integrate the local government and led the city during the devastation of Hurricane Camille in 1969, died Thursday. He was 92. Danny Guice Jr. More...

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Do Just One Thing

With warmer spring weather here, many of us turn to power washers to blast away grime, dirt and debris from outdoor furniture, decking and the sides of houses. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7 AKJV)  When Jesus c More...

Church News

Rummage sale slated   Fairview Church of God, Route 982 between Laurelville and Kecksburg, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Lunch and baked goods will be available in the church.  Albright events announced   More...

Breakfast with the Master

Situated along the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee is a spot the Greeks called Heptapegon, or Seven Springs. The Arabic corruption of the name yielded the designation Tabgha. More...

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