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April 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville School District to vote to sell closed buildings

Connellsville Area School Board will vote Wednesday on whether to advertise for bids for three school buildings that the school board decided to close.  In March, the board voted to close South Side, Dunbar Borough and Clifford N. More...

News

States to begin to track schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? More...

Trump welcomes 21,000 to first Easter Egg Roll at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening his first White House Easter Egg Roll, President Donald Trump extolled the strength of America as thousands of kids, and some adults, reveled in the time-honored tradition of rolling hard-boiled eggs across the manicur More...

Affidavit: Doctor, friend helped Prince improperly obtain opioid painkillers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents unsealed Monday in the investigation into Prince’s death suggest a doctor and a close friend helped him improperly obtain prescription opioid painkillers, but they shed no new light on how the superstar More...

Opinion

Drunk driving deaths still issue

(AP) – Lost in the discussion of prescription pain pill misuse and heroin overdose deaths these days is the still-alarmingly high number of people being killed by drunk drivers.  Last year alone, 40 percent of traffic-related deaths in Ohi More...

Heroin epidemic must be addressed

(AP) – One year ago, a handful of organizers were preparing for an unprecedented event. Recent incidents had heightened the need for a town hall meeting on an insidious predator in our community: Heroin.  Between Jan. More...

Working for peace in the face of terror

Peace – it’s the first thing you notice as you approach the “Coptic cathedral” in Manhattan, on the Upper East Side. St. Mary and St. More...

Sports

Porter to play softball at UPJ

Throughout her entire career at Southmoreland High School, Olivia Porter has been a standout athlete who never took a season off.  More...

Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets scored more goals in the first six minutes of Sunday’s game than in their first two playoff games combined. More...

Cardinals end three-game losing skid, edge Pirates, 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched seven shutout innings, Kolten Wong homered and the St. Louis Cardinals stopped a three-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday night in St. More...

Carnegie Free Library seeks community support

Security system needed after heroin overdose in men’s restroom at library

The Carnegie Free Library’s Board of Trustees is seeking community support to purchase a security system and cameras after a Connellsville man overdosed on heroin Saturday night in the men’s restroom.  More...

Perry woman testifies against laborer in embezzlement case

A former laborer and member of the Perryopolis Area Heritage Society collected his pay without turning in time sheets, a former group treasurer said Monday.  Cynthia Ann Wadsworth, 66, also charged in the alleged embezzlement scheme, testified a More...

City redevelopment authority concerned about CDBG funds

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority is keeping an eye on what is happening at the state and federal levels regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which at present will be out of money after the current round of funding. More...

Obituaries

Bernadette M. Adams

Connellsville

Bernadette M. Adams, of Connellsville, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Scottdale Manor.  She was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Robert and Rose (Medore) Bereiter.  More...

Virginia Brady

Dawson

Virginia “Ginger” (Haas) Brady, 78, of Dawson, went to be with her Lord at 4:20 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Ginger was born Feb. More...

Jim Fitzgerald, longtime AP writer and editor, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Fitzgerald, a longtime Associated Press writer and editor who helped shape the news service’s coverage of stories from terror attacks to the evolving landscape of aging, died Monday.  He was 66.  More...

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Do Just One Thing

Today, newspapers are made primarily from recycled paper; 20 years ago, only 10 percent of a newspaper’s overall content was actually recycled, according to Waste Management. More...

Lifestyles

Cultural trusts hosts Lunch & Learn presentation

Health and wellness coach Cathy Kumor will present, “Mindfulness, The Practice of Awareness” from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Connellsville Canteen. More...

Healthy foods and exercise keep glucose levels steady

Dear Doctor: I’m trying to lower my blood glucose levels, but I have a sweet tooth. What raises blood glucose more –the sugar from fruit, or foods with refined sugar? Is a healthy diet the only way to keep blood glucose steady?   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Volunteers sought   The Greater Connellsville Area Community Center is seeking individuals or groups to volunteer to design and erect an outdoor sign. Donations of materials also are needed. For information, call 724-626-0300. More...

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