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Boy Scouts to honor Sen. Stefano

The Boy Scouts of America, Westmoreland Fayette Council will recognize Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32nd District) for his noteworthy contributions to the community on Thursday.  More...

News

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched. More...

Angry soldier’s widow says Trump didn’t even know husband’s name

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier’s widow criticized President Donald Trump on Monday over his condolence call last week, prompting a fresh Trump Twitter rebuttal as the emotional conflict case showed no sign of abating.  More...

Trump lawyer Cohen coming before House Intel panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer is scheduled to speak Tuesday with investigators for the House probe into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  More...

Opinion

Drug overdoses now leading cause of death for people under age 50 in U.S.

(AP) –– Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under age 50, killing roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year. More...

Racism, responsibility and the way forward

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA –– According to Google Maps, I’m 147 miles from the University of Florida in Gainesville, but that didn’t keep people from being on edge here as a white supremacist prepared to speak at that academic instit More...

Breast Cancer Awareness comes at young age

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but I didn’t need a special declaration to bring the disease to my attention.  My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was about 4. More...

Sports

Falcons play well in 3-0 playoff loss

One of the best seasons in the history of the Connellsville girls soccer program came to an end on a rainy Monday night in Gibsonia, as the 16th-seeded Falcons dropped a 3-0 decision to host Pine-Richland in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA pl More...

Volleyball teams to begin WPIAL playoffs tonight and Wednesday

The WPIAL released its volleyball playoff pairings on Monday and all local teams will start postseason competition this week. More...

Panthers oust Vikings

When the Mt. Pleasant and Franklin Regional girls soccer teams met in the regular season, the Panthers went home with a narrow, one-goal win. More...

CASB, teachers to vote on new contract

A new contract for in the Connellsville Area School District is coming up for consideration Wednesday by both the school board and the union.  The teachers have been working without a contract since June 30, 2016. More...

Ex-employees testify city man ordered drivers to dispose of ‘drill cuttings’ on five F.C. sites

A Connellsville businessman ordered drivers to transport and dispose of “drill cuttings” from West Virginia on five properties in Fayette County, two former employees testified Monday during a preliminary hearing in Uniontown. More...

Obituaries

Jack D. Hunter

Formerly of Mt. Pleasant

Jack D. Hunter, 84, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg.  He was born Feb. 16, 1933 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Margaret (Little) and James Hunter, Sr.  More...

Betty Lou (Roadman) Jones

Everson

Betty Lou (Roadman) Jones, 77, of Everson, has gone with God, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, surrounded by her daughters and under the care of Grane Hospice while in Harmon House. More...

Carol A. (Broderick) Kekela

Uniontown

Carol A. (Broderick) Kekela, 69, of Uniontown passed away on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home Inc., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.” (Proverbs 3:11-12 AKJV)  God disciplines His children because He More...

Checking for added sugars on nutritional labels can be tricky

Dear Doctor: I’ve read that “added sugars” should be limited to 10 percent of our total daily calories. But how are added sugars listed on nutritional labels? Are they part of the carbohydrates category? More...

C Glee holding registration for ‘Sing! Dance! Act!’ event

C Glee at the Carnegie continues at the Connellsville Carnegie Free Library with “SING! DANCE! ACT!” – an adventure in musical theater. Classes for Wee Ones (ages 5-11) will be held from noon to 1 p.m. More...

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