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April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

100th anniversary of Connellsville Red Cross founding noted

One hundred years ago today, April 28, 1917, the Connellsville Chapter of the Red Cross was admitted into the national organization and the certificate of recognition was acknowledged with a news article in the Daily Courier.  More...

News

Mississippi deputy sues R. Kelly over affair

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a years-long affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. More...

Train delays likely this summer because of work at Penn Station

NEW YORK (AP) — Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at Penn Station, the nation’s busiest rail station, are likely to see more delays this summer because it’s in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said More...

Slain trooper’s young sons in court as killer gets death

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Opinion

Postmaster calls on public to stop dog bites

Letter to the Editor

In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help makes this National Dog Bite Prevention Year.  More...

Stack deserves the rebuke

With an opioid epidemic to confront, a huge budget hole to plug and other important issues on his desk, it’s a shame that Gov. Tom Wolf had to take time out of his schedule last week to spank his supposed partner, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack. More...

Good things are happening in our Alleghenies

The past couple of decades have not been easy ones here. Our population continues to decline. The economy has, at best, been stagnant. More...

Sports

Wiltrout wins championship at Penn Relays

Madison Wiltrout saved her best javelin throw for last, and it resulted in a championship for the Connellsville senior on Thursday at the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field in Philadelphia. More...

Falcons clinch section title

The Connellsville girls softball team scored four runs in the third inning and won the Section 2-AAAAA championship thanks to a 4-1 victory over host Thomas Jefferson on Thursday. More...

Penguins edge Caps, 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Nick Bonino had the winner in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night.  More...

New study shows Washington D.C. voucher students doing worse in math

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students attending private schools in the nation’s capital through a federally funded voucher program are doing worse in math compared to their peers, according to a government study released Thursday. More...

CACM recognizes their ‘backbone’ of ministry

Connellsville Area Community Ministries Executive Director Chip Rowan sings the praises of the Ministries’ volunteers whenever he gets a chance. More...

Obituaries

Raymond A. Kingan

Dunbar Township

Raymond “Ray” Arthur Kingan, of Dunbar Township, passed away at 11 a.m. 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. She was born Feb. More...

Michelle A. Miller

Normalville

Michelle A. Miller, 55, of Normalville, died Wednesday April 26, 2017, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.  She was born April 29, 1961, in Connellsville, a daughter of D. Dale and Jean Porterfield Burkholder of Connellsville.  More...

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Do Just One Thing

Even with warmer temperatures outside, there can still be some nights when freezing temperatures could affect potted plants and seedlings in your vegetable garden. To protect your plants at night, upcycle old bubble wrap into mini greenhouses.  More...

Lifestyles

Apple cider vinegar’s benefits still not fully known

Dear Doctor: What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar? I hear about it on social media, but I don’t understand how vinegar can lead to weight loss or help me control my blood sugar.   More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of May 1 follow:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults. The main center is located at 100 E. More...

Mountain Area News

There will be a drive-through rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Indian Head Church of God, 691 Indian Creek Valley Road. The cost per pet is $9. More...

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