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November 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

CASD students to get early start on career exploration

Students in the Connellsville Area School District will begin career exploration starting in kindergarten.  Under the Act 339 Plan presented by the district’s counseling staff at Wednesday’s school board meeting, students will create More...

News

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code’s biggest rewrite in three decades and the first major legislative triumph for Presiden More...

Reduced testing lowers city’s Municipal Authority costs

The Connellsville Municipal Authority may be saving thousands of dollars on the tests required for its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  The authority has 19 regulators, also known as combined system overflows, in More...

Sen. Stefano to host Veterans Appreciation Reception

State Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32nd) will host a reception for area military veterans on Monday, Nov. 20, in Uniontown to honor them for their service to their country and communities. The free event will take place beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24 AKJV)  Being a follower of Jesus means commitment to Jesus.   More...

Variety of medications can be used to treat essential tremor

Dear Doctor: I know that essential tremor doesn’t signify a disease, but the condition is very embarrassing and sometimes limits my activities. I’ve tried propranolol, but it didn’t help. Any suggestions?   More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Nov. 20 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...

Airport reviews need for longer runway

The feasibility study on extending the runway at the Joseph A. More...

No tax increase in Fayette County

The three Fayette County Commissioners said Thursday they do not anticipate the need to hike property taxes to balance the 2018 county budget.  “We’re still working on the budget. More...

Nativio held on attempted homicide charges

A Connellsville man Thursday was ordered held for court on attempted homicide charges in connection with a stabbing at his home earlier this year.  Matthew Nativio, 24, of 101 Watt St., is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, har More...

Obituaries

Pat F. Guariglia

Flatwoods

Pat F. Guariglia, 96, of Flatwoods, passed away peacefully in his home with his beloved family around him.  He was born in Vanderbilt on Oct. More...

Carla Witherspoon

Formerly of Connellsville

Carla (French) Witherspoon, 49, of New Kensington, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights.  She was born April 16, 1968, in Connellsville, a daughter of Kenneth Cummings and Eileen French.  More...

Opinion

Will Hurricane Harvey serve as Houston’s moment for heroes or not?

(AP) –– Everyone knows the Bible story of Noah and his ark. Ancient Sumerians had a similar saga with the Epic of Gilgamesh.  In humanity’s great tales, floods have a way of summoning the greatest among us.  More...

Have I got a bridge for you!

“Dear Donald: If you really believe me, if you think us Russians didn’t try to tilt the election in your favor, then I have a bridge I’d like to sell you. It’s in Brooklyn. Yours faithfully, Vlad.”  More...

Moore should not be candidate for U.S. Senate

(AP) –– For the good of Alabama and his party, Roy Moore should immediately remove himself as the Republican candidate in the special U.S. Senate election.  More...

Sports

Keefer more than just AD at Frazier

Aside from actually playing a varsity sport at Frazier High School, there isn’t much that Zach Keefer doesn’t do when it comes to athletics at the small Perryopolis campus.  This year has been a whirlwind for Keefer. More...

Steelers crush Titans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, three to Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory on Thursday night at Heinz Field.  More...

Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players’ association. More...

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