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Connellsville City Police search for robbery suspect

Connellsville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a male that robbed the Honey Bear gas station on Route 711 Saturday afternoon.  More...

News

Facebook aims to save lives with new actions

ATLANTA (AP) — The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff’s deputies to find and save her — a repeat phenomenon that has prompted mental health experts and Faceboo More...

Clinton, Patterson co-writing a thriller

NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Bill Clinton nor James Patterson has ever tried something like this before.  More...

Defense chips away at total amount ‘Dance Moms’ star hid from court

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys for former “Dance Moms” reality star Abby Lee Miller spent the day Monday trying to chip away at about $775,000 in income federal prosecutors said she tried to hide from a bankruptcy judge.  More...

Opinion

Charges needed in jail death case

(AP) – Given the details revealed in the inquest into the death of Terrill Thomas, charges appear to be warranted against several jail employees, as the inquest jury recommended Monday. More...

Dairy flap shows risk of trade wars

(AP) – Most of Wisconsin’s dairy farmers will be OK, at least for now, without Canadian buyers for their specialty milk.  State leaders happily announced this week that 56 of 58 Wisconsin farms being dropped by Grassland Dairy Produc More...

Little Sisters of the Poor praised

There’s something about politics, and maybe the Trump administration in particular, that makes me think of original sin. Sometimes, even when there’s something good happening, it’s not entirely right.  More...

Sports

Falcons clinch playoff berth with victory

The WPIAL baseball playoffs don’t begin until sometime next week, but for Connellsville, the postseason basically started on Monday.  Facing a situation where a win would put them in the playoffs, the Falcons rallied with a run in the bott More...

Vikings rally past Scotties

When the Mt. Pleasant softball team meets Southmoreland, it’s always a good game. Monday’s non-section matchup was no exception. More...

Commodores slip past Greyhounds, 4-3

Megan Celaschi hit a walkoff double to help the Frazier softball team to a 4-3 non-section win over Monessen at home. Celaschi added a triple and two RBI to her tally, and Logan Hartman fanned nine batters to earn the victory. More...

Mt. Pleasant trying to cut deficit and 3-mill increase

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Historical society hosts trolley archivist this week

It took more than the automobile to kill the trolley industry and Ed Lybarger, the archives manager at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, will be sharing his insights into the history of the West Penn Railway Wednesday.  More...

Saltlick Republicans see déjà vu in race

For supervisor in May primary election

The race on the Republican side of the Saltlick Township supervisor sees current supervisor Tim Coffman take on former supervisor Rick Gales in a rematch from the 2011 race. More...

Obituaries

George E. Arison

Smithfield

George Edgar Arison Jr., 59, of Smithfield, formerly of Connellsville, died Sunday May 7, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  He was born July 11, 1957, in Connellsville, a son of the late George Edgar Arison Sr. More...

William H. Basinger

Connellsville

William Henry Basinger, 75, of Connellsville, passed away May 6, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his loving family.  Bill was born May 23, 1941, in Connellsville, a son of the late Clarence Hayes and Sylvia Mae (Gi More...

John W. Matrunics

Connellsville

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Do Just One Thing

For many people, vacationing means camping and enjoying the great outdoors. When camping, it’s important to leave the smallest footprint behind at campsites. More...

Lifestyles

Health care fight shifts to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week.  Don’t expect the process to be less arduous in the Senate, though more of the angst in that More...

South Connellsville Council, solicitor to review roof bids

South Connellsville Council and the borough solicitor will review three bids opened Monday for a new metal roof on the borough building.  The bids range from $124,950 to $191,900.  “What we’re looking for is a 50-year roof, meta More...

Three plead to murder in drug case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the kidnapping and slaying of a Pittsburgh man last year that authorities said stemmed from a drug deal gone bad.  Twenty-two-year-old Mitchell Coles, 21-year-old More...

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