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August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen shot and killed in N. Union Twp.

A fatal shooting in North Union Township Wednesday claimed the life of a 19-yearold man.  According to a state police news release, Raji Raven Hickenbottom was shot and killed during a physical altercation with another person at 15 Clark St. More...

News

Trump suggests McConnell must deliver or step aside

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn’t deliver on the president’s More...

Frustrated with Trump, McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that “America is adrift in Afghanistan” as he promoted a war strategy that would expand the U.S. More...

Last year’s global weather extreme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.  More...

Opinion

White House finally recognizes opioid epidemic is serious

(AP) – In a report released on July 31, a special commission formed by President Donald Trump provided some persuasive context regarding the opioid epidemic that has enveloped the nation.  More...

W.Va. Gov. Justice criticized for switching political parties

(AP) – Jim Justice is a two-faced phony. His repudiation of the Democratic Party half a year into his term as governor stinks, after the party sank its resources and efforts into getting him elected last year.  More...

Event planners enrich the Alleghenies

Obtain the bank’s logo for the commemorative glasses. Draft an in-kind donation agreement. Review the promotional flyer. Follow up on those sponsorship solicitations – since the prospects haven’t returned my last three phone calls. More...

Sports

Lonigro bound for Central Arizona College

For many young baseball players, being drafted by a Major League Baseball team is a dream come true.  For Hunter Lonigro, a 2017 Connellsville High School graduate, that dream became a reality in June as he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. More...

Steelers linebacker Watt hopes to live up to high expectations

T.J. Watt is a bit of a relic with an old-school, throwback mentality. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie linebacker knows exactly the primary reason why the team made him the 30th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft this past spring. More...

Pirates tame Tigers, 7-5

DETROIT (AP) — A few words of advice from a Hall of Famer gave Josh Bell the inner belief that someday he would harness his power. That time has arrived for the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie first baseman. More...

Perry residents voice concerns about flooding, sewage issues

Residents on Cemetery Road in Perryopolis want to know what has changed recently that would cause raw sewage to flood into their homes when there is heavy rain.  More...

Truck damages poles, wires at Southmoreland school

A truck using Southmoreland Primary Center’s driveway as a turnaround point caused a headache as wires were pulled and two poles were damaged.  Southmoreland superintendent Dr. More...

City residents involved in five-car crash on I-70

Two Connellsville residents were among the drivers in a five-vehicle pile-up on I-70 Thursday morning, though neither is reported to have been injured.  More...

Obituaries

Mary E. Hanan

Dunbar

Mary E. ‘Mamie’ Hanan, 89, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in South Connellsville Care Home.  She was born Dec. More...

Rita M. Huncsik

Mt. Pleasant

Rita M. Meisner Huncsik, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Scottdale Health Care, Scottdale.  Rita was born March 17, 1934, in Mt. More...

Diane H. Kruckvich

White

Diane Hughes Kruckvich, 76, of Spruce Hollow Road, White, died peacefully, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2017, in Waynesburg Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, in the caring presence of her loving husband, George. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.” (Revelation 16:9 AKJV)  It is truly sad how people even in the midst of God’s More...

Mountain Area News

The Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will host its monthly Pizza and Wing Night from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Pizzas are $8.25 for cheese or pepperoni. Each additional topping is $1. Wings are $8.50 a dozen and $4.25 for a half-dozen. More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Aug. 14 are as follows:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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