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September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Authority to review options for sewer project

The sewerage plant upgrade for the Connellsville Municipal Authority is still about a year away, but the authority will be meeting with possible funders for the project next week.  “We have a meeting set up next week with PENNVEST and Rura More...

News

Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Dems on the spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. More...

Senate GOP struggles with deficit in work on budget, taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump’s tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that’s a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation’ More...

Research shows once-popular hormone pills don’t shorten older women’s lifespans

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn’t shorten older women’s lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on the risks and benefits of a once popular treatment. More...

Opinion

Congress needs to do something with ‘dreamers’

(AP) –– President Donald Trump has said repeatedly that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is unconstitutional, and has lambasted President Obama for the executive order creating the program. U.S.  More...

Trump struggles on as challenges abound

WASHINGTON –– President Trump faces a mountain of perilous political and national security issues in the months to come on a number of fronts, both here and abroad.  More...

Some take banning Confederate figures too far

(AP) –– While it’s understandable that some communities may rethink continuance of public memorials to Confederate figures in the aftermath of recent violence, some on the left are taking that cause to the point of self-parody.  More...

Sports

Falcons top Wildcats in thriller, 3-2

It’s still relatively early in the season, but the Connellsville volleyball team likely won’t have to work any harder for a win than they did on Tuesday.  More...

Warriors shock Falcons, 3-2

Through the first half of Tuesday’s Section 4-AAAA game, the Connellsville boys soccer team looked as though it would easily add another win to its total. More...

Geibel, Southmoreland and Frazier get volleyball victories

Kathryn Barch tallied 17 service points as the Frazier volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 Section 2-A victory, beating California 25-15, 25-6, 25-18. Skye Eicher and Sierra Twigg posted 12 kills each, and Alexis Lovis had 11 service points.  More...

Connellsville man to serve time in state prison for sexually assaulting teenager

A Connellsville man was sentenced  Tuesday to serve time in state prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 2015.  Scott Arthur Brozik, 51, was ordered to serve 3 1/2 to seven years in prison by Fayette County Judge John F. More...

Former employee, two men steal $3,700 from local Burger King

A former employee of the Burger King restaurant in Dunbar Township stole more than $3,700 last week from the business with the help of two other men, state police at Uniontown said. More...

Fay-Penn closes loan on Connellsville fitness center

Fay-Penn recently closed on a loan to Rosensteel Personal Training & Fitness, LLC through its Small Business Loan Fund (SBLF). 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...

Donald G. Ludwig II

Dunbar

Donald Guie Ludwig II, 61, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.  He was born on Nov. 14, 1955, in Connellsville, the son of the late Donald G. Sr. 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...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” (Genesis 3:10 AKJV)  We too should be afraid when we disobey God. He is holy. More...

Overprescribing antibiotics leads to increased drug resistance

Dear Doctor: Do you, or do you not, need to take a whole course of antibiotics even when you begin to feel better? I’ve always dutifully done so, but new reports seem to suggest otherwise. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Chromebooks given   More...

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