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July 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New Haven Hose Co. firefighters respond to fire

Firefighers from the New Haven Hose Co. responded to a structure fire Tuesday on East Crawford Avenue in Connellsville where the former Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office was located. No additional information was available at press time. More...

U.S., Korean tensions rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea’s latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted and the U.S. and South Korea had feared. More...

Trump, Putin have lots to discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday will be brimming with global intrigue, but the White House says there’s “no specific agenda.” So in th More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Take you away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your viols. More...

Connection between breast cancer, underarm products tenuous at best

Dear Doctor: I know that doctors say there’s no connection between breast cancer and deodorants/antiperspirants. But has this ever been tested? More...

Carnegie Free Library to host free GED classes

Free GED classes will be held at the Connellsville Carnegie Free Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please call the Fayette Private Industry Council at 724-437-2590 and ask for the education case manager. More...

Pleasant Trucking grants wishes to ‘little angels’

Every child has a wish they want to come true more than anything else. Pleasant Trucking is helping to grant around eight to 10 of them each year. This year, the company raised close to $20,000 for Make-A-Wish. More...

Mt. Pleasant, Alverton hold fireworks display for July 4 holiday

Mt. Pleasant and Alverton celebrated Independence Day for fireworks displays for their communities.   More...

Obituaries

Luken J. Caletri

Connellsville

Luken John Caletri, infant son of Jamie Caletri and Franklin D. Whipkey, of Connellsville, died unexpectedly June 16, 2017, UPMC Magee Hospital Pittsburgh.  More...

Elizabeth DeForrest

Tarrs

Elizabeth “Frosty” (Lytle) DeForrest, 63, of Tarrs died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. DeForrest was born March 5, 1954, in Myersdale, Pa., the daughter of the late Francis and Melva Silbaugh Lytle. More...

Bryan A. Lenox

Connellsville

Bryan Ayres Lenox, 57, of Connellsville, died July 2, 2017, at Scottdale Manor.  He was born May 24, 1960, in Connellsville, the son of the late Ulysses and Helene (Fogel) Lenox.  Bryan was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance.&nbs More...

Opinion

The danger of Twitter for politicians

(AP) – There ought to be a handbook: The Dangers of Twitter for Politicians.  Rule No. 1: Never say never on Twitter.  U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill could write a chapter about her own unforced errors. More...

Trump’s partisan attempt to find voter fraud takes turn

The Trump administration’s partisan effort to find nonexistent voter fraud took a dark turn this week when its misnamed Commission on Election Integrity asked for detailed information on every voter in the country.  More...

GOP saw troubled future of Obamacare repeal

(AP) – Why are Republicans on Capitol Hill having so much trouble repealing and replacing Obamacare? There are reasons all over the place: subsidies, tax credits, tax cuts, Medicaid, essential health benefits, and many others. More...

Sports

Taillon, McCutchen help Pirates blank Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jameson Taillon would trade some of those Ks for a few more innings. More...

C’ville Legion blasts Colonial, Culver Karate students win awards

Kyle Ridley smacked a pair of doubles, and Nolan Porterfield, Aaron Nickelson, Corey Fogle and Jake Frick also doubled as the Connellsville Legion baseball team (10-5) wrapped up the regular season with an 18-5 victory over host Colonial 3 Monday.&nb More...

Baseball in London? MLB showcase held in Hyde Park

LONDON (AP) — A vivid piece of American sports culture was on display Tuesday in London’s Hyde Park as baseball came to town on July 4, the U.S. More...

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