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May 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville Township hears water complaints

Connellsville Township residents want something to be done about groundwater inundating their property.  More...

News

Trump declares he planned to fire FBI Director Comey all along

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along, regardless of whether top Justice Department officials recommended the stunning ste More...

Police reports listed

Traffic signal funding approved   Connellsville will be among 94 municipalities statewide to receive $33 million to upgrade traffic signals, according to a news release from Gov. Tom Wolf.  More...

Top Texas official out over ‘unacceptable’ Iraq consulting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former watchdog over U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq has been forced out of a powerful Texas job after he moonlighted as a consultant for the Iraqi government.  More...

Opinion

Congress should not authorize new offshore drilling

(AP) – President Donald Trump used the seventh anniversary of the BP oil disaster last month to set the stage for new and dangerous drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.  He signed an executive order directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to re More...

Mylan’s chairman pockets $164 million

(AP) West Virginia-born Mylan Pharmaceuticals just revealed that its chairman, Robert Coury, pocketed $164 million in 2016 — despite some public outrages against the firm. More...

Memories grow at Farmers’ Markets

For my daughter and granddaughter, it was all about root beer and pierogies. A number of years ago, my daughter’s family lived near Latrobe. More...

Sports

Local playoff softball teams seeded highly

There was no shortage of powerful softball teams in the local area during the regular season, so it should be no surprise that Connellsville, Mt. More...

Falcons fall in eight innings to Latrobe, 6-5

Mia Burd struck out seven batters and hit a solo homer, but the Connellsville softball team dropped a 6-5 decision to host Latrobe in eight innings in a non-section game on Thursday. More...

Steady Sullivan guides Penguins back to Eastern Conference finals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins looked like they needed a day off. More...

Fayette County students honored for achievements in arts

Students from the high schools in the six public school districts in Fayette County and Geibel Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School were honored recently for their accomplishment in the arts.  More...

Highlands Hospital recognizes nurses

As Nurse Appreciation Week concludes today, Highlands Hospital has recognized the nurses that keep the hospital running. Nurses Charlotte Keller, Susan Mongell, Christine Richey and Dawn Toth have each worked for Highlands for more than 30 years. More...

Obituaries

Gerald L. Craig

Connellsville

Gerald L. Craig, 83, of Connellsville, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  He was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Normalville, a son of the late Jacob A. More...

Delores L. Cunningham

Connellsville

Delores L. Cunningham, 78, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, May 8, 2017, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg, with her loving family at her side.  She was born Nov. More...

Ernest E. Kinneer

Connellsville

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Do Just One Thing

Does your small business go through a lot of toner and ink cartridges every month? Yes, you can recycle them for free -- or you can earn some cash for recycling them! The website usrecycleink.com pays cash for empty ink and toner cartridges. More...

Lifestyles

No matter the acidity, water is best drink choice

Dear Doctor: We’ve lived in our house for years – and raised three boys on well water. All have been reasonably healthy. But I recently learned that the well water’s pH is 8.5-plus. Should we be concerned?   More...

Mountain Area News

A Mother’s Day Dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Chestnut Ridge Community Volunteer Fire Company Center (formerly known as the Donegal Community Center). Advance tickets are $10 and $12 at the door. You must be 21 to attend. More...

School Menus

Menus for the week of May 15:  CONNELLSVILLE  Secondary   MONDAY: White pizza, side spaghetti, small salad, steamed green beans, fresh grapes, milk  TUESDAY: Turkey wrap, macaroni and cheese or French fries, lettuce and tomato, fr More...

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