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April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorneys challenge death penalty in toddler’s murder

Two attorneys are challenging the death penalty in connection with the case of a Uniontown man charged with killing his 23-month-old daughter. Jeffrey W. Whiteko and Susan Ritz Harper cite several U.S. More...

News

Throughout Demme’s eclectic career, a nonstop rock ‘n’ roll beat sounded

NEW YORK (AP) — Through Jonathan Demme’s freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock ‘n’ roll beat.  Music was his first love and his first credit. More...

Coulter’s UC Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

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Johnny Depp’s former business managers call him ‘habitual liar’

Johnny Depp’s former business team is calling the star “a habitual liar” after Depp said in an interview that his onetime managers “clearly let him down.”  More...

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Do Just One Thing

Before you pack up your winter accessories, give them a good wash or have them professionally cleaned. These items rarely get washed but are often worn the most during the cold, harsh months. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” (1 Timothy 2:5 AKJV)  To connect to God you must connect with God’s Son, Jesus. Do you know Jesus?   More...

Steelers preparing for NFL draft

Steeler fans, the NFL draft is this weekend, and they have the 30th pick.  The prayer shawl ministry will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 at the Laurel Highlands YMCA. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Strawberry festival scheduled   The Breakneck Church of God will hold its annual strawberry festival from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall. The menu will include homemade cake with sweetened or unsweetened strawberries. More...

Bullskin residents seek flood relief answers from township

Some victims of the flooding last August are feeling a bit victimized once again after being told that their flood-damaged homes are outside the floodplain and that they won’t qualify for mitigation assistance.  More...

CAHS Patriots to hold auction

The Connellsville Area High School Patriots will hold its annual celebrity/ collectible auction May 4 to benefit the group’s mission to provide care packages to U.S. troops serving abroad. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Kingan

Dunbar Township

Raymond Kingan, 77, of Dunbar Township, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Rebecca A. Lessman

Connellsville

Rebecca Ann (Geary) Lessman, 45, of Connellsville, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Highlands Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. More...

Opinion

Winterhalter endorses Vargo

Letter to the Editor

It is an honor for me to personally endorse Tracie Vargo for the position of Fayette County Recorder of Deeds.  Tracie has served in the office for 30 years and has the support of her boss, Dave Malosky.  More...

Nation failing military veterans

(AP) – As a country, we’re failing our military veterans.  From suicides to a high unemployment rate and a frustratingly persistent problem with homelessness, far too many of those who served us are not being served by us when they n More...

Language leads to a lesson of history

WASHINGTON – How absolutely grand a moment it must have been when the White House got the idea of comparing the American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, en route supposedly to scare North Korea, to the Spanish Armada. More...

Sports

Falcons fall to Mustangs, 7-2

The WPIAL baseball playoffs don’t officially begin until May, but for Connellsville, the postseason basically started with Wednesday’s Section 2-AAAAAA home game against Plum.  More...

Mt. Pleasant victorious over Brownsville, 10-3

The Mt. Pleasant baseball team got off to a quick start and held off a late rally from visiting Brownsville to post a 10-3 Section 3-AAA win.  The win avenged a 9-4 loss to Mt. Pleasant at the hands of Brownsville earlier this season.  More...

Frazier teams win

Logan Hartman and Kara Mastowski combined to throw a perfect game as the Frazier softball team earned a 10-0 victory over host Beth-Center in a Section 3-AA game on Wednesday at Beth-Center. Hartman threw the first three innings and struck out four. More...

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