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September 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Overspending concerns S. Connellsville residents

Several South Connellsville residents expressed concerns to borough council Monday about overspending.  “Nobody’s spending, spending, spending,” President Karen Holbrook replied.  Council stays within its budget, she said. More...

News

Trump evolves from business celeb on 9/11 to stern leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 16 years since the Sept. More...

Mt. Pleasant VFD receives grant for recruitment issue

Thanks to a grant aimed at recruitment and retention, the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department will be able to address what mayor and fire chief Jerry Lucia calls “a big part of” the station’s current problem. More...

Lawsuit settled over rights to monkey’s selfie photo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question.  More...

Opinion

Effort to stabilize online insurance exchanges begins

(AP) –– The effort to stabilize the online insurance exchanges has begun on Capitol Hill. Governors and state insurance commissioners shared their views with a Senate committee last week. More...

Ohio AG files lawsuit against drug companies

(AP) –– Solving the opioid epidemic in Toledo and around Ohio certainly will not be as easy as winning a courtroom victory against pharmaceutical companies. More...

Immigration is about people

I’m just off a trans-Atlantic crossing. You don’t realize how moving the experience of walking to the top of a ship for a pre-dawn arrival in New York City will be until you have the opportunity to do it. More...

Sports

Penn-Trafford defeats Connellsville, 5-1

Monday’s Section 4-AAAA opener for the Connellsville girls soccer team did not go as planned in a 5-1 loss to visiting Penn-Trafford. More...

Geibel cross country team features passionate runners

As one of the smaller schools in the WPIAL, Geibel often has to deal with low numbers in some of its sports. More...

Mt. Pleasant girls shut out Albert Gallatin, 6-0

Mackenzie Leeder kicked in three goals as the Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team (1- 1, 2-4) rolled to a 6-0 Section 2-AAA win at Albert Gallatin. Megan Liberoni scored a pair of goals, and Brooke Ulery added one. Hannah Brown was in the net. Mt. More...

Remembering 9/11 Pence says Flight 93 passengers might have saved his life that day

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told relatives and friends of the victims of United Flight 93 attending the 16th anniversary ceremony Monday in Pennsylvania that the passengers might well have saved his life.  More...

Connellsville bank robber sentenced to serve up to 20 years in state prison

A man was sentenced Monday to serve up to 20 years in state prison for robbing the Somerset Trust Bank in Connellsville in March. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Terry D. Butters

South Connellsville

Rev. Terry D. Butters, 69, of South Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Highlands Hospital.  He was born Oct. 16, 1947, in Albion, Mich., a son of Marcia (Hammontree) Butters of Homer, Mich., and the late Darrel Butters.  More...

Eugene V. Cavalier

Formerly of Connellsville

Eugene Victor “Gene” Cavalier, went home on Sept. 8, 2017, to the arms of Jesus and to those who loved him and went before him. More...

Virginia L. Harvey

Connellsville

Virginia L. “Ginny” Harvey, 67, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1 AKJV)   More...

Readers offer feedback on recent ‘Ask the Doctors’ columns

Hello again, dear readers. We hope you’ve been having an enjoyable summer and that our recent columns about sunscreen, ticks and mosquitos have come in handy. More...

September marks National Library Sign-Up Month

September is National Library Sign-Up Month. Signup at the library, which also will waive fines for overdue books during National Banned Books Week, beginning Sept. 25. • Children’s Storytime will be held at 11 a.m. each Wednesday beginning Sept. More...

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