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September 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

United Way grant helps bring handwriting program to Mt. Pleasant

A grant through the United Way is helping bring handwriting for kindergarten students in the Mt. More...

News

North F.C. Municipal Authority hires filtration manager

After interviewing 11 candidates over the summer, the North Fayette County Municipal Authority Tuesday hired a new filtration plant manager.  More...

GOP considers surtax on wealthy in tax reform plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are considering an income tax surcharge on the wealthy and doubling the standard deduction given to most Americans, with the GOP under pressure to overhaul the tax code after the More...

Trump suddenly focuses on Puerto Rico, promises visit, aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly, just about all President Donald Trump can talk about is Puerto Rico. More...

Opinion

Recovering from natural disaster is not an easy task

(AP) –– Recovering from a natural disaster such as Hurricane Harvey is not an easy task for anyone.  For small businesses it is like starting all over again, no matter how long they have been in business.  More...

DeVos moves in wrong direction with new standards for sexual violence on campus

(AP) –– Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is moving in the wrong direction by imposing new standards for combating sexual violence on college campuses.  More...

Acute case of Trump panic syndrome

The entire politico-media complex had a nervous breakdown last week over President Trump’s position on DACA. More...

Sports

Commodores clip Gators, 3-1

For the better part of this decade, the Frazier volleyball team has been the gold standard in Section 2-A. But this year, a number of teams are doing their best to level the court against the Commodores.  More...

CAHS, SHS get volleyball wins

Elli Cook recorded 17 kills and Sara Ellis piled up 36 assists as the Connellsville volleyball team beat visiting Franklin Regional, 25-13, 23- 25, 25-18, 25-20 in a Section 3-AAAA match on Tuesday. More...

Falcons shut out Wildcats

The Connellsville boys soccer team didn’t waste much time christening the new scoreboard at Connellsville Stadium. More...

Local newspaper owner faces charges

Ex-attorney takes money from dementia patient, diverts to Mon Valley Independent

A former Charleroi attorney and an owner of the Mon Valley Independent allegedly took more than $500,000 from a dementia patient and diverted some of those funds to accounts he set up for the newspaper, according to a federal indictment.  Keith More...

Two former F.C. commissioners added in prison death lawsuit

Two former Fayette County commissioners have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought by a mother whose daughter died in the county prison in 2015. More...

Obituaries

Raymond E. Bryner Jr.

Uniontown

Raymond Eugene Bryner Jr., 49, of Uniontown, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born June 24, 1968, in Uniontown, son of Raymond E. Bryner Sr. and Shirley L. More...

Spencer B. Green

Bullskin Township

Spencer B. Green, 42, of Bullskin Township, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, as the result of an automobile accident in Pataskala, Ohio.  He was born July 3, 1975, in Connellsville, a son of Charles T. and Diana L. More...

Steven M. Martinowski

Connellsville

Steven M. Martinowski, 38, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at his home.  He was born Nov. 18, 1978, in Connellsville, a son of Bernard “Butch” and Mary Barkley Martinowski of Acme.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And if your right eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.” (Matthew 5:29 AKJV)   More...

Range of exercises, medications can help with fibromyalgia

Dear Doctor: My daughter, who is in her 40s, has fibromyalgia. Is there any cure for this painful condition, or any natural remedies? I hate to see her suffer.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Albright events listed Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a 55+ luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Bob and Gayle Martin will serve stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes and a vegetable. More...

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