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October 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Spooky happenings haunt historic Carnegie Free Library

The staff members at the Carnegie Free Library aren’t easily spooked.  Not anymore, really. More...

News

‘Let’s do the Time Warp again!’

Samantha Snow and Jacob Hickle perform as Janet Weiss and Brad Majors in the shadow cast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Saturday night at the Porter Theater.   More...

Doctors say global warming is beginning to take toll on health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and othe More...

Confusion coming with Calif.’s legal marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. More...

Opinion

Election Day is key moment for potential property tax reform

Letter to the Editor

This November, you, the voters will have an opportunity to change the Pennsylvania Constitution and provide more opportunity for property tax relief.  Voters will ultimately decide whether Pennsylvania’s property tax homestead exemption sh More...

Flake, politics and more important things

“(The) (c)reme de la creme of Washington, D.C. More...

Fresh fish and the Inferno

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago when I off-handedly mentioned a haunted house at the Ohio State Reformatory that my friends and I were going to galavant off to because...well, Halloween?  I’m never going back to Ohio ever, ever agai More...

Sports

Commodores, Gators ready for quarterfinals

As the WPIAL Class A volleyball playoffs move into the quarterfinal round, the four playoff teams from Section 2-A are all alive and looking for a spot in the semifinals.  More...

SPORTS NOTICES

BASKETBALL  Free program   The Greater Connellsville Area Community Center is sponsoring a free instructional basketball program from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday through Nov. 15. The program is open to boys and girls ages 7-12. More...

TODAY’S GAMES

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Volleyball WPIAL Class A playoffs, Frazier vs. Fort Cherry at Baldwin, 6 p.m. WPIAL Class A playoffs, Geibel vs. More...

Dawson man charged with killing local woman waives right to preliminary hearing

A Dawson man, charged with killing a Mt. Pleasant area woman, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday, according to court officials and online records.  Thomas Nathan Teets, 32, is scheduled to appear Dec. More...

F.C. district judges to begin sentencing some defendants

Beginning in December, district judges in Fayette County will begin sentencing defendants on third-degree misdemeanors or lower offenses.  The hope is people with such offenses will spend less time behind bars between the time when they are arr More...

Ghosts to walk city streets tonight during annual parade

Ghosts and more will come to life and walk the streets of Connellsville tonight during the 109th Halloween parade.  New Haven Hose Company has put on the parade for each of those years as a way “to give back to the community for the suppor More...

Obituaries

Richard J. Carnes

Mt. Pleasant

Richard J. Carnes, 61, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at his home.  He was born Feb. 12, 1956, in Mt. More...

Beverly A. Coffman

White

Beverly Ann Coffman, 80, of White, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  She was born Aug. More...

Charles L. Jansen

Connellsville

Charles L. Jansen, 72, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born June 30, 1945, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph and Alice Schafer Jansen.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” (Matthew 12:36 AKJV)  We probably sin much more with our words than we do with our actions. More...

Follow simple etiquette when encountering service animals

Dear Doctor: Thank you for your column about service dogs and the tasks they perform. I wonder whether you could go a step further and explain the best way for people to respond when they see a working dog? More...

New Haven Hose Company hosting Halloween parade

The New Haven Hose Company will host Connellsville’s annual Halloween parade tonight.  Lineup for the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Prejudging will start at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin promptly at 7 p.m.  More...

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