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July 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant names basketball courts after boy who died

J.R. Gustafson would have celebrated his 15th birthday on June 21, but his young life was tragically cut short in March 2016 when he was accidentally shot. The basketball courts across from the Mt. Pleasant borough building now bear his name. More...

News

Compassionate Hearts Homecare Agency opens in Connellsville

With the Compassionate Hearts Homecare Agency, both staff and clients are treated like family, and in some cases, they are family.  More...

Sixteen dead in Mississippi in worst Marine crash since 2005

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Investigators picked through debris across a fire-blackened soybean field Tuesday to try to determine why a U.S. More...

Experts: Scrapped electric-car plant in Nevada may mean industry woes

CARSON CITY, Nev. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:11 AKJV)  We were created by God for God. This is the bottom line.   More...

Polyneuropathy can be caused by host of diseases, behaviors

Dear Doctor: I recently had an annual physical and everything seemed normal. But the bottoms of my feet feel as if they’re on fire. What could be the cause? And what can I do?   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Information night held Conn-Area Catholic School, 613 E. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, will hold an “Information Night” at 6:30 p.m. today. Explore Conn-Area Catholic School for your child’s education, PreK through sixth grade. More...

Dunbar man acquitted of rape

A Fayette County jury acquitted a Dunbar man of rape, sexual assault, indecent assault and aggravated indecent assault charges on Tuesday, but found him guilty of a corruption of minors offense.  The jury of eight women and four men rendered it More...

State A.G.’s office wants to use evidence from Reese’s first trial

The state Attorney General’s office wants to use evidence from a former Connellsville police officer’s first trial in Fayette County Court during his second trial.  Deputy Attorney General Patrick Schulte filed notice of his intent i More...

Judge denies change of venue for man accused of killing his daughter

A Fayette County judge has denied a change of venue request for a Uniontown man charged with killing his daughter. More...

Obituaries

Betty E. Vasselo

Formerly of Connellsville

Betty E. Bradley Vasselo, 92, of Stowe Twp., died unexpectedly Saturday, July 8, 2017, with her loving family by her side. Betty was born June 15, 1925, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late John and Gladys Bradley of Connellsville. More...

Jim Bush, U.S. track and field Hall of Fame coach, dies at 90

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Bush, who guided UCLA to five NCAA track and field championships during his 20 years coaching the Bruins, has died. More...

Opinion

Military veterans deserve treatment for mental issues

(AP) – After a return from Iraq, infantryman Dustin Greco relied on pot and beer to try to calm his thoughts, according to San Antonio Express-News reporter Martin Kuz.  More...

It’s difficult to keep contraband out of jails

(AP) – Keeping contraband from prison inmates is probably one of those impossible goals. No matter how hard prison officials try, some guards or employees will be tempted by bribes to deliver cellphones or drugs. More...

For Trump critics, to follow is to lead

President Trump’s performance at the G-20 summit in Germany produced a wave of commentary claiming the United States has abdicated its role as world leader. More...

Sports

Connellsville 10-12s ready for sectionals

Baseball is as much mental as it is physical, and according to Connellsville 10- to 12-year-old Little League All- Star coach Brett Puskar, his group of players may have a mental edge that could lead to big things in the upcoming Section 2 Tournament More...

Bullskin 9-11s nip MP, 9-8

Jacob Lee hit a three-run homer to help the Bullskin 9- to 11-year-old Little League All-Stars defeat Mt. Pleasant, 9-8 at Rostraver on Tuesday. Evan Means and Grayden Gillott each doubled. More...

After Coyotes hire Tocchet, Pens name Recchi new assistant coach

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have hired Rick Tocchet as head coach, turning the team over to a man who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the past two Stanley Cup titles.  The 53-year-old Tocchet, who spent the past three seasons as More...

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