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June 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Sessions to face fresh questions about Russian contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing fresh questions about his Russian contacts during the election campaign and his role in the firing of James Comey, will be interrogated in a public hearing by former Senate colleagues on More...

S. Connellsville delays roof project

South Connellsville Borough Council delayed a vote Monday on a new roof for the borough building. “We need to push it off one more month,” President Karen Holbrook said during the regular meeting. More...

Children play, laugh at Kids Fest in Connellsville

Kids play and laugh Monday evening at the annual Kids Fest in Connellsville.   More...

Opinion

Opioid crisis seems to be getting worse

(AP) – The opioid crisis appears to be getting worse, not better. According to The New York Times, drug deaths are rising faster than ever, with more than 59,000 overdose deaths in 2016. More...

Beauty of life even amidst darkness, death

At first glance, “Death Comes to the War Poets” sounds like the last thing one needs more of these days. Death and war. Amsterdam. London Bridge. Is succumbing to terrorism our new reality? People have had enough. More...

Opioid abuse a real problem even in Nebraska

(AP) – America is facing its worst drug crisis in history, medical experts declare. Opioid abuse has swept across the country, leaving many victims dead and others with shattered lives.  More...

Sports

Vikings earn first trip to state finals

Mt. Pleasant softball coach Lauren Shaheen said her team plays better when it’s loose and relaxed, having fun in the dugout. More...

Connellsville Legion knocks off Colonial, 5-2

For the Connellsville Legion team, Monday’s home game featured solid pitching and just enough offense to post a hard-fought 5-2 victory over Colonial.  Corey Fogle, Brody Bonadio and Cole Shearer each paced Connellsville with two hits.&nbs More...

Mill Run drops FCBL game to Mitch’s Bail Bonds

Aaron Previsky hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo blast in the fourth as Mitch’s Bail Bonds beat host Mill Run, 11-2 in Fayette County Baseball League action on Monday. Nate Luketich tripled, singled and knocked in three runs. More...

Adults, juvenile appear in court for 2016 fatal shooting

Court proceedings were held Monday for three individuals connected to the shooting death of a Mt. Pleasant teen on March 20, 2016. Three separate proceedings were held Monday. More...

Connellsville goes to the kids

Connellsville went to the kids Monday evening during the 11th annual Kids Fest.  “Just listen,” said Kids Fest co-chair Jim Stefano of the Connellsville Lions Club, motioning around the parking lot of Murphy Hall. More...

Obituaries

Helen A. Claverie

Formerly of Indian Head

Helen Adams Claverie, 74, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Indian Head, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC.  Helen was born Jan. 30,1943, in Connellsville.  More...

Bernise M. Cooper

Dunbar

Bernise M. Bryner Cooper, 78, of Dunbar, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Sept. More...

Harry C. Crawford

Formerly of South Connellsville

Harry Clayton Crawford, 87, of Streetsboro, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at U.H. Main Campus Hospital in Cleveland. He was born June 3, 1930, in Vanderbilt, a son of the late Albert D.and Mary Elizabeth (Burd) Crawford. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“We love him, because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19 AKJV)  Jesus loves us even when we are unlovable. This is why we love Him. May our love for Him grow daily.   More...

Some women 65 and older may be able to stop having Pap tests

Dear Doctor: What are the updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening? I’m 62 and want to know what is recommended going forward. Is an annual pelvic exam still necessary if a Pap smear isn’t being done? More...

Summer reading program begins at Carnegie Free Library

The children’s summer reading program begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville. It will be held each Wednesday, and all children are invited to attend. More...

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