The Daily Courier articles are only available to current print and online subscribers.
Please click here to
subscribe.

December 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekend concert to honor local fiddle maker John Shal

This year’s Fayette County Cultural Trust Christmas concert will honor the late John Shal, a renowned fiddle maker from Connellsville.  More...

News

Lauer apologizes, NBC looks to move on but questions linger

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as Matt Lauer apologized for sexual misconduct and NBC prepared for life without him at the “Today” show Thursday, questions lingered about who knew about his behavior and whether women at the network could have More...

Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans weighed scaling back the tax cuts in their massive package to secure crucial support as congressional analysts said Thursday the legislation would add $1 trillion to the nation’s debt over the next dec More...

Vermont city thanks French city for misspelled jerseys

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s capital city said merci via Skype on Thursday to a French city it’s named after for some misspelled soccer jerseys that were sent its way.  More...

Opinion

Who knows what GOP tax bill will do?

(AP) –– If you know what the Republican tax bill will do, please call your local U.S. representative and tell them.  Were you even aware that an overhaul of our income tax system has passed the U.S. More...

For Republicans, it’s party over

Sometimes it’s hard to be cynical enough about the current course of American politics. Astonishing, yet not at all surprising.  More...

Time to stop sexual assault in military

(AP) –– The Military Justice Improvement Act is getting old. For the fifth year in a row, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has dusted it off and introduced it for a vote. But, the New York senator has yet to see the bill pass the Senate. More...

Sports

Gators striving for more success

The 2016-17 Geibel girls basketball team put together a season that featured 10 wins, a trip to the playoffs and a playoff victory.  This season, the Gators are dealing with the loss of a few key players due to graduation, but third-year coach P More...

Steelers trying to find a way to stop big plays by opponents

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Heading into December, the numbers are gaudy.  Second in sacks.  Third against the pass.  Fourth in total yards allowed.  Fourth in points against.  Fifth in interceptions.  More...

Pitt, Duquesne enter 86th City Game searching for direction

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Keith Dambrot remembers the stories his father Sid would tell about his playing days at Duquesne in the 1950s.  More...

City awards mitigation contract for 2016 Dutch Bottom flood

An Allegheny County firm Thursday was awarded the contract for the demolition of 23 flood-damaged homes in the Dutch Bottom area of Connellsville.  Jadell Minniefield Construction Services Inc. More...

Second suspect arraigned in connection with robbery

The second suspect has been arraigned in connection with a robbery early Wednesday at Gibson Terrace in Connellsville, according to online court records.  Lorenzo Mike Oden, 18, of Uniontown, was arraigned late Wednesday night, records showed.&n More...

Mt. Pleasant Twp. couple pleads guilty to stealing money

After more than a year of delays, a Mt. Pleasant Township couple ultimately pleaded guilty to stealing thousands from a local athletic association Monday as part of a plea deal.  More...

Obituaries

Mary O’Laughlin

Formerly of Scottdale

Mary LaPointe O’Laughlin, 93, a former Scottdale resident, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. More...

Dolores C. Klotz

Dunbar

Dolores C. Klotz, 87, of Dunbar died Nov. 29, 2017 in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Aug. 16, 1930 in Dunbar, the daughter of Robert J Topper and Mary V. Higgins Topper.  She was a member of St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Dunbar. More...

Elaine Eicher

Scottdale

Elaine Shandorf Eicher, 83, a longtime resident of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2017, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, while being comforted by her loving family.  She was born Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 AKJV)  Be in church this Sunday with your children. You and they will be blessed.   More...

Man looking for natural remedies to relieve enlarged prostate

Dear Doctor: Now that I’m in my 60s, with an enlarged prostate, I’m noticing ads and solicitations offering the latest and greatest herbal remedies for my prostate health, such as saw palmetto. Do any of these remedies actually work? More...

School Menus

Menus for the week of Dec. 4:

CONNELLSVILLE   Secondary  MONDAY: Cheese-stuffed breadsticks, side spaghetti with meat sauce, small salad, mandarin oranges, milk  TUESDAY: Pork rib patty, meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade roll, sliced peaches, milk  More...

Click here for digital edition
2017-12-01 digital edition