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June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

CASB approves budget with no tax increase

The Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday approved the 2017-18 general fund budget with no increase in taxes.  The budget totals $75,482,552. More...

WIC participants to get Farmers’ Market checks

A special distribution of checks for the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will be held today at the Connellsville WIC Clinic.  Anyone eligible to receive benefits under the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program will receive th More...

News

Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to approve water deal

LANSING, Mich. More...

Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without needed therapy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms.  But since Addison’s occupational therapist went out of business this winter, the chil More...

Property tax, rent rebates to be distributed starting July 3

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced today more than 438,000 older homeowners, renters, and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates totaling $207 million, starting July 3 through the Property More...

Opinion

Let’s forget about gerrymandering

(AP) – While the U.S. More...

Empires always die in search for power

WASHINGTON – As the Fourth of July approaches this week, the idea that democracy is the highest political calling of mankind once again hangs poignantly in the philosophical air.  More...

Adding another train would cost money in Pa.

(AP) – Whatever the cost is of yet another study on adding two daily passenger trains between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg to the one that serves Greensburg, taxpayers should hope that’s all this idea will cost them.  More...

Sports

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FRAZIER GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM

2017 WPIAL CLASS AA CHAMPIONS

Frazier 2017 Girls Softball More...

CONGRATULATIONS TO CONNELLSVILLE FALCON MADISON WILTROUT

4-TIME WPIAL & 4 TIME STATE CHAMP

Holds the National high school record for the track & field javelin event, at 160 feet, 9 inches. More...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MT. PLEASANT VIKINGS GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM

2017 PIAA STATE CHAMPIONS

Mt. Pleasant 2017 Girls Softball RECORD: 17-3 More...

Federal judge says former Fayette County prosecutors withheld evidence in trial

A federal judge determined this week that two former Fayette County prosecutors withheld evidence from a man who spent 27 years behind bars. More...

Residents question F.C. prison conditions

Two people questioned the Fayette County Prison Board on Wednesday about conditions at the current prison and the need for a new facility. Geraldine Lowe said she wants a new prison built. More...

F.C. Fair to bring 4-H events, entertainment

Summer is here, bringing with it sun, long days and the Fayette County Fair.  Members of the fair Board of Directors as well as last year’s Fair Queen and Fair Princess were on hand Wednesday for a preview of things to come at the 2017 Fay More...

Obituaries

Dean A. Pastorius

Dunbar

Dean Allen Pastorius, 59, of Dunbar, passed away June 25, 2017, at Latrobe Select Specialty Hospital after his 20- year fight with diabetes.  He was born Nov. 21, 1957, in Connellsville, the son of the late George Jr. More...

John J. Pompura

Connellsville

John Jerome Pompura, 79, of Connellsville, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at South Connellsville Personal Care Home.  He was born April 17, 1938, in Dearth, the son of the late Mickel and Anna (Voytko) Pompura.  He was a loving father and hu More...

Eugene Price

Scottdale

Eugene Price, 66, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Monday, June 19, 2017, in New Springfield, Ohio.  Eugene was born on Nov. 23, 1950, in Scottdale, a son of Margaret Thomas Price of Scottdale and the late Rev. Arthur Price, who died Aug. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:” (Joel 2:28 AKJV)  We need the Hol More...

Screening guidelines for disease change with research findings

Dear Doctor: I have read that screening guidelines for prostate cancer are changing again. Why does this keep happening, and why should I believe the latest guidelines if they’re just going to be rewritten in a couple of years?   More...

Remember why we celebrate July 4

Tuesday is July 4. As stated in the dictionary, it’s a U.S. holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. More...

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