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CASD, custodians reach six-year agreement

The Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday approved a six-year contract with the union representing the custodians and maintenance workers in the district. More...

News

Poll says public favors repealing Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want lawmakers of both parties to work out health care changes, with only 13 percent supporting Republican moves to repeal “Obamacare” absent a replacement, according to a new poll.  More...

Trump’s campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Trump campaign’s inner circle, including his eldest son and son-in-law, are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election.  More...

Hearing delayed for Dunbar man

A preliminary hearing was postponed to a later date for a Dunbar man facing gun charges after police said he accidentally wounded himself in 2015. More...

Opinion

Americans relieved health care bill failed

(AP) – It will come as a huge relief to millions of Americans that Republican lawmakers have struck out in their attempts to destroy the Affordable Care Act — at least for now. More...

Trump needs to let world tweet back

(AP) – Despite pleas from across the political spectrum that he stop his 140-character outbursts, President Trump can’t stop tweeting. Indeed, he has defended his incessant online exclamations as essential to the conduct of his office. More...

Mozul victory overshadowed by politics

WASHINGTON – The television news has been filled almost exclusively recently with stories about the “terrible” son of the president and his apparent flirtations with “evil” Russian officials – right up in New York& More...

Sports

Mill Run thumps Mitch’s Bail Bonds

With the end of the Fayette County Baseball League regular season just a few days away, Mill Run coach Ray Orndorff had to have some concerns about his team’s offense heading into the postseason. More...

Rory McIlroy hoping to catch his wave at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Just three years ago, Rory McIlroy was the best player in the world without a trace of argument. He won the final two majors of the year, with a World Golf Championship title in between. More...

Pens’ Crosby bringing Stanley Cup back home to Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province.  In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of H More...

Two found dead in Uniontown house

Two men were found dead Wednesday afternoon inside a home in Uniontown.  According to Fayette County 911, a medical call was received shortly after 1:30 p.m. More...

F.C. Airport Authority names hangars after Joe Hardy, Al Ambrosini

The new hangars at Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport have new names after Wednesday night’s Fayette County Airport Authority board meeting after men who helped make them possible. More...

Connellsville couple celebrates 72 years of marriage

Give and take – that’s the secret to a long and happy marriage if you ask Art and Dorothy McGann of Connellsville, and they should know.  The McGanns, both 93 years old, have been married for 72 year as of today.  More...

Obituaries

Robert B. Bauer Jr.

Dawson

Robert Barr Bauer Jr., 92, of Dawson, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 18, 2017, at his residence.  Bob was born May 26, 1925, at Fairhope, near North Belle Vernon, a son of the late Robert Barr and Margaret (Morgan) Bauer, who passe More...

Shirley J. Lake

Mill Run

Shirley J. Lake, 71, of Mill Run, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  She was born Dec. 8, 1945, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Casey and Elizabeth (Shroyer) Bowers.  More...

Martin A. Klippi

Connellsville

Martin A. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” (Micah 5:2 AKJV)  T More...

With quick diagnosis, rat bite fever can be cured

Dear Doctor: What is rat bite fever? Just how contagious or dangerous is it? I read that a 10-year-old boy died from it after being bitten by his pet rat.   More...

Medi Home Hospice seeking volunteers

Volunteers are needed at Medi Home Hospice of Scottdale. You will receive training. If interested, please call volunteer coordinator Traci Blasczak at 1-866-353- 7651.  Kid Stitch will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. More...

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