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May 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville Lions Club, Bud Murphy’s to present Kids’ Fest

The Connellsville Lions Club is partnering with Bud Murphy’s Sports Bar and Restaurant to present Kids’ Fest, an annual event to raise public awareness of vision loss prevention for local children.  The 11th annual event will be held More...

News

Mt. Pleasant Borough addresses sewer issues

Plans to replace sewer lines on Geary Street are being fast-tracked by Mt. Pleasant Borough Council. Council Monday authorized the EADES Group to prepare specifications for the replacement project so it can be advertised for bids. More...

Trump says he is willing to consider raising gas tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan.  More...

GOP health care drive slowed by hospitals, doctors lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” is showing surprising staying power, thanks in large part to doctors, hospitals and other health industry players opposing the alternatives that Republicans have proposed.  More...

Opinion

Malosky endorses Vargo for county Recorder of Deeds

My name is David Malosky. I am Fayette County’s Recorder of Deeds. I have been privileged to hold this office for 32 years and will be retiring at the end of 2017. I would like to tell you about my Chief Deputy Recorder, Tracie L. More...

Writer supports Vargo for Recorder of Deeds

I say “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. This is particularly true in the office where I, as an independent abstractor, make my living. More...

Concussions reach epidemic in athletics

(AP) – Concussions are steadily becoming an epidemic in athletics. More...

Sports

Beranek chooses baseball, Pitt-Johnstown

Like many high school seniors, Jason Beranek has had the task of narrowing down his college choices in recent weeks. More...

Tough day for local tennis players

Connellsville’s Seth Dolan fell to Gateway’s Matt Harris, 10-1, in the preliminary round of the Section 1-AAA singles tournament on Monday.  The Falcons’ Ryan Blair dropped a 10-7 decision to Norwin’s Evan Morgan in the f More...

Crosby injured in OT loss

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored 3:13 into overtime and the Washington Capitals overcame a late collapse in regulation to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.  More...

South Connellsville police/fire dispute continues

Woman files another lawsuit alleging police chief, borough have ‘vendetta’ against her

A South Connellsville woman alleges in a lawsuit that she was a “victim of a malicious scheme” and a “vendetta” by the borough’s police chief and others.  Patricia Grubbs, 49, filed suit late last week in federal co More...

Lions Club members assist in flood repairs

Members of several Lions Clubs in Pennsylvania have been assisting victims of the August flood that hit parts of Dutch Bottom, Bullskin Township and Connellsville Township.  More...

Fatal accident victim identified

The Fayette County Coroner’s office has identified the driver killed early Sunday in a fiery one-vehicle accident as Andrew McLaughlin, 27, of Connellsville.  According to the coroner’s office, the primary cause of death was blunt fo More...

Obituaries

William L. Ferencuha

South Connellsville

William Lewis Ferencuha, 73, of South Connellsville, passed away Saturday, April 29, at Excela Health Westmorland Hospital.  He was born May 25, 1943, in Connellsville, a son of the late William L. More...

Ethan A. Shreve

Ruffsdale

Ethan Andrew Shreve, 24, of Ruffsdale, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 28, 2017, at his home.  Ethan was born on April 26, 1993, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of William and Lisa Koontz Shreve of Ruffsdale.  More...

Andrew J. McLaughlin

Connellsville

Andrew James McLaughlin, 27, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Sun. April 30, 2017, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born May 8, 1989, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of David A. and Maryrose Kozel McLaughlin. More...

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While the price of used romance novels and biographies isn’t high, the resell value of college textbooks can be significant. If you have some textbooks at home, you may be sitting on a gold mine of educational tomes. More...

Lifestyles

Weight-loss options exist for the wheelchair-bound

Dear Doctor: Can you give me some ideas on how to lose weight while using a wheelchair? I’m 66 and need a wheelchair to get around. When the distance is short enough, I use crutches. More...

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CAHS Patriots to sponsor celebrity/collectible auction

The 13th Celebrity/Collectible Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the National Guard Readiness Center, 701 Petersburg Rd., Connellsville. There will be a preview at 4 p.m. More...

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