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September 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant parents seek music lessons from band director for their children

Once again, parents of Mt. Pleasant Area High School Band members, and members of the band themselves, attended a board meeting to discuss the availability of band director Fred Collins for personal instruction.  More...

News

Paperwork lost to vacate alley

Apparently the paperwork to vacate a paper alley in Connellsville Township 47 years ago was started, but never filed.  More...

Geibel Catholic School to crown Homecoming Queen

Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School will crown its new Homecoming Queen at 10 a m. Saturday prior to the boys’ soccer game.  Geibel Catholic 2017 Homecoming Senior Court includes:  More...

Health insurance premiums to increase next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average premiums for individually purchased health insurance will grow around 15 percent next year, largely because of marketplace nervousness over whether President Donald Trump will block federal subsidies to insurers, Congr More...

Opinion

W.Va. prospects grow from gigantic supply of Marcellus Shale

(AP) –– Brighter prospects for West Virginia are growing from the gigantic supply of Marcellus Shale natural gas in northern counties.  U.S. More...

High smoking rates are costly, deadly

(AP) –– Smoking rates are dropping around the country. More...

Opioid addiction terrorizes U.S.

Can you imagine a tragedy equivalent to the number of deaths on 9-11 occurring in this country every three weeks? How would we, as a society, endure the loss of nearly 3,000 lives every 21 days due to terrorist attacks? More...

Sports

Gators struggle in loss to Trojans, 3-1

With so many teams expecting to compete for a playoff spot in Section 2-A, Thursday’s volleyball match between Geibel and visiting California could turn out to be a critical contest at season’s end.  For the Trojans, it may be a matc More...

Frazier golfers beat Beth-Center, 241-292

Bryanna Bakos was low medalist with a 44 as the Frazier golf team (8-4) picked up a 241-292 non-section win over Beth-Center at Linden Hall. Isabella Kudyba and Dominic Lee each shot a 48, and Elyse Elliott carded a 50. Emi Curcio had a 51. More...

Southmoreland girls are disciplined and goal-oriented on soccer field

Fans of the Southmoreland girls soccer team may have noticed a familiar face on the sidelines at this season’s games. Aryn Askin, a former player and last year’s assistant coach, is heading up the Scotties this season. More...

Federal judge rules in S. Connellsville lawsuits

A federal judge dismissed South Connellsville on Thursday as a defendant in two lawsuits filed against the borough, but ruled the community’s police chief, a police officer and council president will continue as litigants.  Judge Mark R. More...

Mt. Pleasant takes first step in possible Rumbaugh school closing

The Mt. Pleasant Area School Board has taken the first step in the process that could lead to the potential closing of Rumbaugh Elementary School.  More...

Texas man goes to prison for hacking computers at center

A Texas man will serve 27 months in prison for intentionally hacking and damaging 13 computer servers operated by a health care facility that serves Fayette County residents, acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song said.  Chief U.S. More...

Coker Cove opens at Community Center

The Connellsville Community Center officially opened its banquet facility Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the second-floor facility.  There’s still a bit of work to be done before the Coker Cove is fully functional for theater p More...

Obituaries

Ernest D. Arnold

PERRYOPOLIS

Ernest D. Arnold, 80, of Perryopolis, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born Nov. 19, 1936, in Bitner, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Dollie O. Osler Arnold. More...

Evelyn L. Kaper

SCOTTDALE

Evelyn L. Burke Kaper, 86, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, Sept. 12, 2017, in the Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center in the caring presence of family.  Evelyn was born Dec. More...

Gertie F. Friend

SCOTTDALE

Gertie F. Friend, 64, of Scottdale (Upper Tyrone Township), passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Louisa, Ky., a daughter of the late James Robert and Eva Jean (Ansell) Hardwick. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4 AKJV)  Feed yourself spiritually. Read your Bible.   More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Sept. 18 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...

School Menus

Menus for the week of Sept. 18:

CONNELLSVILLE  Secondary   MONDAY: White pizza, side spaghetti, small salad, steamed green beans, fresh grapes, milk  TUESDAY: Chicken quesadilla, corn dog, French fries, baked beans, pineapple tidbits, milk  WEDNESDAY: Rotini wit More...

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