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October 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Newspaper co-owner pleads guilty to fraud

A suspended attorney who is a co-owner of the Mon Valley Independent newspaper pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Pittsburgh to three counts of mail fraud.  Keith Bassi, 61, of Charleroi, agreed to make restitution in the case, with the a More...

News

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. More...

Supreme Court backs push to remove Ten Commandments monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall.  More...

Mozart Music Club begins 2017-18 season

The first meeting of the 2017-2018 season was held recently for the Mozart Music Club in the Susanna Wesley Room of Wesley Methodist Church.  A total of 21 members and guests enjoyed a dinner catered by the Italian Oven. More...

Opinion

GOP, Democrats should stop trying to repeal Obamacare

(AP) –– The Obamacare debate has been out of whack from the start. Republicans have criticized the wrong things, allowing Democrats to ignore the Affordable Care Act’s biggest flaws. More...

U.S. intelligence agencies need massive overhaul

(AP) –– It has been clear for some time that U.S. intelligence agencies need an overhaul. More...

Hollywood, false idols, different path

LOURDES, FRANCE –– Brad Pitt appears to be the hero of the most recent Hollywood story, having done what many were afraid to do: stand up to Harvey Weinstein. More...

Sports

Falcons hold off Mustangs, 3-2

With the WPIAL playoffs right around the corner, the Connellsville and Laurel Highlands boys soccer teams squared off against one another on Monday, each looking to build momentum heading into the postseason. More...

Geibel girls get first win

Grace Goodwin scored three goals to lead the Geibel girls soccer team to a 3-2 victory over host Monessen in a Section 2-A match on Monday. The win was the first of the season for the Gators (1-11-2, 1-9-2). More...

Steelers WR Bryant downplays reported trade demand

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yes, Martavis Bryant wants a trade.  To the Golden State Warriors.  Otherwise, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver insists he’s just fine even after multiple reports that he asked the team to ship him elsewh More...

Connellsville makes plans for future

City’s redevelopment authority hires company for 2018 comprehensive plan

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority is moving forward with the 2018 comprehensive plan after awarding the project to Mackin Engineering at Monday’s meeting.  More...

Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival successful despite heat

With three days of near record breaking high temperatures, the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival had a few afternoons of low foot traffic, but once the air cooled the streets were filled with visitors from all over the area. More...

Community Bank CEO speaks during event at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus

Barron. P. More...

Obituaries

Richard J. Fiesta

Formerly of Mt. Pleasant

Richard John Fiesta, 73, of Macungie, passed away on Oct. 13, 2017, in the loving care of the compassionate staff at Arden Court, Wescosville; his superb St. Luke’s Hospice nurse, Deb; and his wife of 50 years, Janine (Mutnansky) Fiesta. More...

Kurtiss E. Raygor

Scottdale

Kurtiss E. Raygor, 78, of Scottdale, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Select Specialty Hospital, Latrobe. He was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Scottdale, a son of the late Clifford and Anna (Kravetz) Raygor. More...

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice dies at 94

LONDON (AP) — Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor, died at his London home on Monday.  He was 94.  Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film “Amadeus” and his many theater and TV roles.&nb More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21 AKJV)  Knowing and saying is not enough. More...

Treadmill desk can be good way to avoid sitting at work all day

Dear Doctor: I graduated from college last spring, and I just got my first full-time job, which I love. But it means that I’m sitting for more than eight or nine hours a day, and I hate it. More...

Connellsville’s Wesley Health Center to offer free flu shots

The Wesley Health Center, 410 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, will offer free flu shots from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Though the inoculations are free, donations are greatly appreciated. More...

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