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June 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Wickhaven in Perry area could get its post office back

It’s been a while since Wickhaven has had its own post office.  A June 26 meeting could change that situation. The United States Postal Service advertised that a public meeting will be held at the Perry Township building at 6 p.m. More...

News

Connellsville Township to purchase crack sealing machine

A partnership between area municipalities could mean obtaining a new crack sealing machine for no more than $15,000 each.  More...

Pretty little contestants join princess contest

This year’s Geranium Festival attracted eight contestants for the princess contest. More...

Comey’s testimony gives building blocks for obstruction case

WASHINGTON (AP) — If prosecutors want the building blocks for a claim that President Donald Trump interfered with a federal investigation, legal experts say fired FBI Director James Comey has handed those over by recounting details of interacti More...

Opinion

Southern rock fans mourn death of Gregg Allman

(AP) – Fans of Southern rock music are rightly mourning the passing of Gregg Allman, who died last recently at his home near Savannah. The Allman Brothers Band singer and organist was 69.  More...

Spending Memorial Day in memorable place

In addition to the Grand Army of the Republic, and the Sons of Veterans, several orders, with their appropriate regalias and banners marched in the procession, escorted and enlivened by the strains of a number of brass bands. H.L. More...

Kinder, gentler therapy for back pain

For back pain, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend starting with treatments such as acupuncture, massage and yoga, and turning to drugs or surgery only when those more active therapies don’t work.  Consumer Rep More...

Sports

Vikings edge Leopards in playoff rematch

The last time the Mt. Pleasant softball team met Belle Vernon, the Vikings came out on the short side of a one-run WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal game at California University (Pa.)’s Lilley Field. More...

Frazier falls to Chartiers-Houston in PIAA Class AA quarterfinals, 4-3

It’s never easy to beat a quality team three times in one season. The Frazier softball team found that out the hard way during a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal Thursday at California University (Pa.).  More...

Pens crush Predators 6-0, take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night started with a catfish throw.  It ended with haymaker after haymaker — both literal and proverbial — from the ever resilient Pittsburgh Penguins.  More...

Convicted murderer receives more prison time

A man serving time for murder received more time in prison this week after he pleaded guilty to attacking three corrections officers inside SCI-Fayette in December, according to court records and officials.  More...

Dunbar Township woman charged with helping fugitive

A Dunbar Township woman has been charged with a felony offense after police said she impeded their efforts to arrest her husband in connection with charges stemming from an April domestic argument involving the couple.  Nicole Lynn Leapline, 36, More...

Obituaries

Carole A. Fierschnaller

Connellsville

Carole Ann (Murray) Fierschnaller, 81, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Everson, the daughter of the late Russell Francis and Gertrude (Brodigan) Murray. More...

Carolyn L. McGarrity

Dunbar

Carolyn Lenora Tichnell McGarrity, 75, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Owings, W. Va.  She was a homemaker and a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church.  More...

Robert E. Skowronek Sr.

Connellsville

Robert Edward “Bob” Skowronek Sr., 88, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Hillside Estates.  He was born March 4, 1929, in Connellsville, the son of the late Stanley and Helen (Kurka) Skowronek.&nb More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.” (Proverbs 28:26 AKJV)  We have to watch out for ourselves. There is no worse deception than self-deception. We need to trust God.   More...

Mountain Area News

The Bullskin Senior Citizens Center, 52 Medsger Road, Connellsville, will host a strawberry festival from 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children and includes all-you-can-eat strawberries, ice cream, and beverages. More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of June 12 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...

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