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June 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Three charged in concession stand burglary at Trotter VFW field

Three people broke into the Trotter VFW Softball Field concession stand over the weekend, state police at Uniontown said.  More...

News

Muslims skeptical about ‘road rage’ in Virginia girl’s death

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia on Monday blamed road rage for the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was allegedly attacked by a driver while walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers this weekend.  More...

Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher’s system

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year.  But investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system More...

At least 19 U.S. children shot each day

CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence.  More...

Opinion

Pence supports state solutions for national health care changes

(AP) – Vice President Mike Pence was in Milwaukee Saturday, June 10, on another failed mission to defend the assault on health care protections by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. More...

A different kind of graduation

In a sea of graduates this month, Maddi Runkles stands out. Runkles is a young mom who got a commencement from high school like few others. More...

Ballpark fan safety rises again as an issue

(AP) – The crack of the bat and the screams of fans at major-league ballparks are some of the sounds of summer. More...

Sports

Stahl, Hauer win Woodruff Scholarships

For 29 years, the John Woodruff Club has put together a scholarship that has benefitted Connellsville High School graduates who excelled in track at the high school level. More...

Hall of Famer Bettis says NFL has been cagey on subject of player concussions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis says the NFL has taken advantage of its players by not sharing with them all the information it had about the risk of concussions.  More...

Pirates pelt Brewers, 8-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer, Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 on Monday night.  The Pirates took the lead in the third on Adam Frazier’s two- More...

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority to buy land

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority is purchasing two lots on North First Street next to the Cobblestone Hotel to sell for future development. More...

Hearing continued for city man charged in accident

A Connellsville man’s preliminary hearing was continued to next month in connection with a vehicle accident in which he and two passengers were seriously injured.  More...

Toddler almost dies after taking mom’s pills

A 2-year-old Connellsvillle girl swallowed her mother’s medication earlier this year and nearly died, according to court papers.  The mother, Kristie Marie Gibbs, 32, of 29 Gibson Terrace, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a More...

Obituaries

Kathleen U. Owens

Scottdale

Kathleen U. (Williams) Owens, 87, of Scottdale, passed away early Monday morning, June 19, 2017, at her residence. Kathleen was born July 25, 1929, a daughter of the late Michael A. Williams and Julia (Rega) Williams. More...

U.S. student freed by North Korea dies at 22

CINCINNATI (AP) — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said.  The 22-year-old “has completed his journey h More...

Comic Bill Dana dead at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy writer and performer Bill Dana, who won stardom in the 1950s and ‘60s with his character Jose Jimenez, has died.  Dana died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, according to Emerson College, his alma m More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it has no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.” (Hosea 8:7 AKJV)  Sin has far reaching consequences. More...

Gut bacteria believed to affect numerous aspects of health

Dear Doctor: I can’t seem to lose weight and am wondering if my gut bacteria could be to blame. How can I change it?   More...

Connellsville yoga classes set to begin at river park, hospital

Yoga on the Yough will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Yough River Park. A donation class will also be held at 9 a.m. Saturdays. More...

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