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November 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

State police, coroner investigate student’s death

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office and state police are investigating the death of a student at Greensburg Central Catholic (GCC) Junior-Senior High School.  More...

House GOP’s evolving tax bill leaves retirement plan intact

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans would leave intact current tax rules on retirement accounts popular with middle-class Americans and maintain a top income tax rate for million-dollar earners as negotiators scrambled to finalize the first major ove More...

Federal Reserve does not raise rate but hints at potential future hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new Federal Reserve leader about to be announced, the Fed is keeping its key interest rate unchanged. More...

Opinion

First Amendment, journalism need to be preserved

(AP) –– The First Amendment is the foundation of American journalism.  It’s no coincidence that public ignorance of the importance of this amendment –– what is it and what it protects –– is increasing at More...

Historical resentments feed conspiratorial atmosphere

WASHINGTON –– Even the careful reader of the news these days could be forgiven for believing that the driving forces behind world events are economic. More...

National Park fees should be affordable

(AP) –– Seventy-five dollars might not sound like a lot of money to a Washington elite, but it’s real money for low-income families. More...

Sports

Frazier ready to tangle with Riverside

One of the best qualities a football team can have is the ability to pick itself up and dust itself off when things aren’t going well.  Frazier demonstrated that particular quality several times this season, and it resulted in yet another More...

Pens beat Oilers, 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Evgeni Malkin’s tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. More...

Notre Dame staying grounded about playoff, Heisman talk

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The noise about a playoff bid and the Heisman Trophy is getting louder around No. 5 Notre Dame as it prepares for Saturday’s visit from Wake Forest.  More...

GOP candidates in Scottdale discuss election

Voters in Scottdale’s second and fourth wards will have contested borough council races to decide on Nov. More...

Judge suspends law license for attorney, newspaper part owner

An attorney who is a part owner of the Mon Valley Independent newspaper has had his privileges suspended to practice law in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh.  More...

Faith-based organization offers help to elderly residents in city, county

Elderly residents in Connellsville and throughout Fayette County can find services, outreach and any help they need through Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette County Inc. More...

Obituaries

Todd L. Bell

Scottdale

Todd L. Bell, 54, of Scottdale, formerly of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center.  He was born Dec. 10, 1962, in Connellsville, a son of Glenn Bell of Mount Pleasant and the late Consuelo J. More...

Norma J. Coffman

White

Norma Jean Coffman, 86, of White, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Lake Mary, Fla.  She was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Connellsville, daughter of the late Sheldon “Jack” and Olive Gales of Indian Head.  More...

Audrey L. Jones

Bullskin Twp.

Audrey L. Jones, 86, of Bullskin Township, Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.  She was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Beulah (Weaver) Kessler.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” (Psalms 16:8 AKJV)  Faith in God breeds great confidence. Put your faith in the Lord.   More...

Suspected link between PPIs, kidney disease not certain

Dear Doctor: Proton pump inhibitors, which I take for my severe heartburn, have made my life enjoyable again. Now I’m reading that they may cause kidney damage. How serious is the risk? I really don’t want to give them up.   More...

The Daily Courier accepting ads honoring local veterans

You have until Nov. 6 to have The Daily Courier receive your ad honoring our veterans. Call 724-628-2000 for additional information on the ads, which will be published on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.  More...

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