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May 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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CAHS to represent Fayette at Envirothon

A Connellsville Area High School Envirothon team will represent Fayette County in the state competition on May 23-24 at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. More...

Mt. Pleasant man sentenced to state prison for crime spree

A Mt. Pleasant man, who stole a pickup truck that crashed into a Bullskin Township home in January during a crime spree, was sentenced this week to serve time in state prison and to pay more than $30,000 in restitution.  More...

Mill Run man threatens to shoot state troopers

A Mill Run man, known for making numerous drunken calls to Fayette County 911, threatened to shoot state troopers earlier this week, according to court papers.  More...

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Do Just One Thing

Many of us use paper shredders to protect our personal information from getting into the wrong hands. But what do you do with that shredded paper? More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Boast not yourself of tomorrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1 AKJV)  You have today. You may not have tomorrow. Make the most of today. It is a gift from God.   More...

New website striving to create modern-day disciples

Joan and I arrived in Tampa in 2004. That was 13 years ago, if my math is accurate. I remember the year because when we bought the new car, it was the previous year’s model, and my Nissan is a 2003 Altima. I had to look that up. More...

‘Petals of Love’ exhibit opens today at Greensburg’s Bishop Connare Center

GREENSBURG — A six-piece painted ceramic grouping showcasing the Oct. 13, 1917, miracle at Fatima; a ceramic statue of St. More...

Proposed CASD fund balance includes money from PlanCon

Reduction of costs in salaries, transportation also included in revenue

The proposed Connellsville Area School District 2017- 18 school budget includes a $5.2 million budget surplus. More...

Former SCI-Fayette inmate charged with homicide in prison yard assault

A former inmate at SCI-Fayette punched another inmate in the head in the prison yard at the Luzerne Township facility, causing his death last year, state police at Belle Vernon said.  More...

Obituaries

William H. Coffman

Mt. Pleasant

William H. Coffman, 85 of Mt. More...

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...

Ernest E. Kinneer

Connellsville

Ernest E. More...

Opinion

Measuring the cost of ‘winning’ Afghanistan

Even in the face of a looming constitutional crisis over Russian interference in an American election, it is easy to lose sight of all the other things that matter. More...

History has always been set in stone

A famous statue of Russian Czar Alexander II was dismantled during the Bolshevik revolution. So was a statue of Alexander III. A statue of Josef Stalin was removed from his hometown as recently as 2010. More...

Vermont makes joint call on weed bill

(AP) On Wednesday, by a vote of 79-66, Vermont’s House passed S.22, a bill that legalized the cultivation, possession, and use of recreational marijuana on July 1, 2018. More...

Sports

Falcons to face Tigers, while Vikings receive bye

The WPIAL released its baseball playoff pairings on Friday, and for Mt. Pleasant, a first-round bye means a long wait to begin action in the postseason. More...

Penguins wary of stingy Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the first two rounds of the playoffs engaging in high-stakes games of rope-a-dope with Columbus and Washington, absorbing some hits, avoiding others and counterpunching brilliantly to get halfway to a s More...

Ryan Blaney takes Kansas pole as 11 fail to pass inspection

KANSAS CITY, Kan. More...

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