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Geibel Homecoming Queen crowned

Geibel Catholic senior Piper Scarry was crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen by Grace Nowicki, 2016 Homecoming Queen on Saturday, Sept. 16. She was escorted by senior Jesse Yourish. She is the daughter of Jamie and Julie Scarry of Connellsville.   More...

Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans revved up a final push Monday to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, an effort that faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to pass.  More...

GOP eyes tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation’s fiscal fabric — the mortgage interest deduction that millions of homeowners prize More...

Opinion

Citizens can’t even name three branches of U.S. government

(AP) –– Ask someone to name the three branches of our federal government, and you might reasonably expect that most everyone in our nation would easily be able to answer such a simple question.  Not so.  More...

Man-made storm brews in Congress

(AP) –– Just as Americans are coming together in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a man-made storm is brewing and the designated first responders are members of Congress.  More...

Lies abound about DACA immigration

Donald Trump is being told that amnesty for “Dreamers,” or DACA recipients, will only apply to a small, narrowly defined group of totally innocent, eminently deserving illegal immigrants, who were brought to this country “through no More...

Sports

Falcons blank Wildcats, 6-0

Following a rough patch in its schedule that included two straight Section 4-AAAA losses and three straight defeats overall, the Connellsville girls soccer team was looking for a bounce-back performance during Monday’s home section clash with L More...

Steelers defense talking, playing a good game through first two tests

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The difference in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier insists, isn’t in what is happening after the snap, but before it.  The kids like nose tackle Javon Hargrave, cornerback Artie Burns More...

Redding wins sectional

Southmoreland’s Josh Redding shot a 76 to top the field at the Section 2-AA individual qualifier at Linden Hall on Monday. Golfers needed to card an 80 or lower to advance to the WPIAL tournament. Mt. More...

Scottdale man goes to prison after pleading guilty to charges

A Scottdale man was sentenced to state prison Monday after he pled guilty to involuntary deviant sexual intercourse with a minor.  Shane Matthews, 25, was sentenced to serve two to four years in a state prison with no credit for time served prio More...

Connellsville Rotary Club inducts Paul Harris Fellows

The Rotary Club of Connellsville inducted Gary Weaver (center, left photo), branch manager from Somerset Bank, and Cindy Ekas (center, right photo), managing editor of the Daily Courier, as Paul Harris Fellows. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Nicklow

Connellsville

Ruth Nicklow,86, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital.  She was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Bullskin Township, a daughter of the late Warren and Prudence Younkin.  More...

Former Pennsylvania congressman Goodling dies

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A former Republican congressman who represented parts of central Pennsylvania in the U.S. House for more than a quarter century has died. More...

Bolshoi opera singer Zurab Sotkilava dies at 80

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater has announced that renowned Soviet and Russian opera singer Zurab Sotkilava has died. He was 80.  The Bolshoi announced Sotkilava’s death in Moscow on Monday. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3 AKJV)  This was a promise that God made to Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation. More...

Connellsville area looking forward to busy weekend

• The Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department will host a spaghetti dinner for Kelly Leiberger Saylor and Jim Saylor from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Cost is $10. • The Indian Creek Watershed Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Random chance, lifestyle choices often to blame for cancer

Dear Doctor: My best friend, who never smoked, died of lung cancer last spring. My father, who has been a smoker since high school, is fine. More...

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