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October 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Pleasant Valley Water Authority asks Bullskin for financial aid

Pleasant Valley Water Authority is reaching out for help.  Authority chairman Bill Etling asked the Bullskin Township supervisors to consider financial aid during their budget process at Wednesday’s meeting.  The authority’s eme More...

In Central African Republic, U.N. contractors bribed to aid Muslims

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and ta More...

Kansas community fights becoming a ‘chicken town’ and wins

TONGANOXIE, Kan. More...

Opinion

Winterhalter endorses Vargo for Recorder of Deeds

It is an honor for me to personally endorse Tracie Vargo for the position of Fayette County Recorder of Deeds.  Tracie has served in the office for 30 years and has the support of her boss, Dave Malosky.  More...

Congress needs to ban ‘bump stocks’

(AP) –– For a few days after the Las Vegas sniper attack, it seemed as if Congress might actually move to ban the device known as the “bump stock,” which the gunman used to convert his semiautomatic rifles into, essentially, m More...

Trump, GOP unite over tax cuts

WASHINGTON –– President Trump and Republican lawmakers have plenty of legislative disagreements, but there is one issue that entirely unites them: tax cuts. More...

Sports

Falcons prepare for season’s final test

Although the Connellsville football team has suffered through eight straight losses, first-year coach Marko Thomas tries to find something to build on each week. Sometimes the positives are hard to find. Sometimes they can be picked out easily. More...

Connellsville netters go down swinging

Being the team to hand North Allegheny its first defeat of the season wasn’t in the cards for the Connellsville girls volleyball team.  But the Falcons went down swinging.  Connellsville saw its season come to an end as it fell to No. More...

SHS’s Farino qualifies for states; Uniontown boys take 4th at WPIALs

Southmoreland cross country runner Kaylee Farino qualified for state by placing seventh overall at the WPIAL Class AA Championships, held at Coopers Lake. Farino finished the course in a time of 20:09. More...

Sen. Stefano accepts Boy Scouts’ Distinguished Citizen Award

State Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32nd District) said he strives for purpose –– not awards –– Thursday night as he accepted the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Westmoreland Fayette Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  More...

Community Ministries kicks off fund drive, director search

This week has set some new challenges before Connellsville Area Community Ministries.  More...

Obituaries

Richard A. Ambrosini

Connellsville

Richard A. Ambrosini, 50, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at home.  He was born Oct. 24, 1966, in Connellsville, son of Larry Ambrosini Sr. and Geraldine Burnsworth Ambrosini.  He was a package handler for UPS.  More...

Juanita S. Byrd

Connellsville

Juanita Sue Byrd, 60, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at her home.  She was born June 30, 1957, in Connellsville, a daughter of Shelbie Keeler Steyer of Donegal and the late David Keith Steyer.  More...

John M. Rebar

Connellsville

John Matthew Rebar, 53, of Connellsville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.  He was born May 6, 1964, in Uniontown, the son of the late Martin Jr. and Violet M. (Augustine) Rebar.  He was a member of Maple Summit Church.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:38 AKJV)  Are we willing to count the cost to follow Jesus? He died for us. We should live for Him.   More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Oct. 30 are as follows:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

Despite study, pregnant women still encouraged to get flu shot

Dear Doctor: I normally get a flu shot every year, but now I’m pregnant and have read that the vaccine might cause miscarriages. Is this true?   More...

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