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October 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant residents only can attend trick-or-treat

After resident complaints in previous years, Mt. Pleasant Borough Council is hoping to keep the vast majority of the hobgoblins and ghouls running about this Halloween local to the borough. More...

News

House approves GOP bill outlawing late-term abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most late-term abortions would be outlawed under legislation Republicans pushed through the House on Tuesday, a major priority of the GOP and conservative groups that won’t reach an eager President Donald Trump because i More...

U.S. senator seeks cyber information from voting machine manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. More...

White House to seek $29B in disaster aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims, accordi More...

Opinion

Fayette row offices should be combined

Letter to the Editor

We are aware that Fayette County has a high poverty rate. Families are moving out of Fayette County for reasons such as unemployment, crime, drugs and biased politics. More...

Travel ban will continue to hurt U.S., foreigners

(AP) –– President Donald Trump is taking yet another run at keeping out foreigners he considers undesirable.  More...

What Americans think about NFL protests

Whenever President Trump sets off a new controversy, there’s always a period of hair-on-fire commentary, usually conducted in the absence of polls or other evidence of public opinion. More...

Sports

Falcons earn tie with Knights, 2-2

The Connellsville boys soccer team came into Tuesday’s Section 4-AAAA home match against Norwin with the intent on beating the Knights for the first time in the program’s history.  Unfortunately for the Falcons, that first win agains More...

Steelers want Brown to tone it down

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin understands Antonio Brown’s competitiveness is what helps make Brown one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.  The Pittsburgh Steelers coach just wishes his star would do a better job of channeling it More...

Geibel, Frazier volleyball teams earn section wins

Paige Bogozi had four kills, three aces and 10 digs and Shannon Watkins piled up 20 assists and three aces as the Geibel volleyball team defeated host Bentworth, 25-16, 25-12, 25-18 in a Section 2-A match on Tuesday. More...

Woman turns over texts in Reese trial

Ryan Reese’s alleged victim turned over two texted messages as part of an investigation involving the former Connellsville police officer, a state trooper testified Tuesday in Fayette County Court.  The victim received the first message fr More...

Mt. Pleasant seeks answers to flooding

Summer flooding left Mt. Pleasant Borough Council looking for answers. After not finding any through The EADS Group, the borough is moving on. More...

Police search for city man wanted for felony assault

Connellsville City Police are searching for a man wanted for allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and sexually assaulting her.  More...

Obituaries

Jennie I. Clark

Connellsville

Jennie Isabell Etling Clark, 83, of Connellsville, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 2, 2017, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born July 4, 1934, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Washington Morris and Suzanna Rimmel Etling. More...

Charlotte M. Towson

Connellsville

Charlotte Marie (Galasso) Towson, 86, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Highlands Hospital.  She was born Sept. More...

Gregory S. Forejt Sr.

Ruffsdale

Gregory S. “Greg” Forejt Sr., 57, of Ruffsdale, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Davis Medical Center, Elkins, W.Va. Greg was born Aug. 28, 1960, in Mt. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” (Matthew 6:20 AKJV)  The things of this earth will not last. More...

Connection between aluminum and Alzheimer’s not known

Dear Doctor: My husband and I have been reading about a possible connection between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease. Some reports even discourage the use of aluminum foil for cooking. More...

Excela Health sponsors October programs, activities

Excela Health will host a variety of programs and activities throughout October. More...

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