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December 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

SCI-Fayette inmate charged with setting fire in his cell

An inmate at SCI-Fayette was arraigned Thursday on charges he set fire to paper towels in his cell, putting other inmates and prison staff in danger.  Mikahil Gregory Jones, 26, was charged with arson endangering persons, arson and related offen More...

New directors join Southmoreland

New was the theme for the Southmoreland School Board at its reorganization meeting this week. Two new school directors joined the board, James Carson and Heather Trillow Smith. More...

News

GLG Bowling League donates bicycles

Margaret Coughenour and Barbara Striner donated two bicycles for Toys for Tots at the Daily Courier office. The newspaper will be collecting Toys for Tots for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve until Dec. 14.   More...

House passes stopgap spending bill to avert weekend shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill.  More...

Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republican lawmakers oppose efforts to scale back a proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to pay for other tax breaks, complicating efforts to appease Republicans from high-tax states.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalms 27:1 AKJV)  Amen! Do you have that kind of faith in the Lord?   More...

Giant cell arteritis treated with anti-inflammatory steroids

Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with giant cell arteritis, but I don’t know what it is or how to treat it. My pain is above my right eye, and it gets worse when I’m eating.   More...

Mountain Area News

County Line Church of the Brethren, Route 711 and County Line Road, will host an outdoor live nativity from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Come hear the story of Christ’s birth told and acted out through music at 6:30 and 7 p.m. More...

Vernon, others want Weimer suit dismissed

A Fayette County judge, the county and the county district attorney’s office asked a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by a Connellsville woman who spent 11 years in prison before being freed.  More...

Mt. Pleasant’s history on display during holiday town tour

Mt. Pleasant’s history will be on display Saturday during the Mt. More...

Perry holds line on taxes

Continuing a 17-year trend, Perry Township will not see a tax increase in the coming year.  The township supervisors approved the 2018 budget Tuesday with the millage rate remaining at 1.127.  The 2018 budget includes $626,161 in revenues a More...

Obituaries

Donald R. Anderson

Dunbar

Donald Ray “Pete” Anderson, 80, of Dunbar, died Dec. 3, 2017, at home. He was born May 10, 1937, in Dunbar, son of Clyde L. Anderson and Geneva Cole Anderson. More...

Mildred Dean

New Salem

Mildred Dean, 69, of New Salem, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at home.  She was born Jan. 29, 1948, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Walter Z. More...

Lacey Fisch Kashuba

Connellsville

Lacey Fisch Kashuba, 36, of Connellsville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  She was born June 3, 1981, in Mt. More...

Opinion

Court’s ruling on travel ban brings no resolution

(AP) –– The U.S. More...

Child welfare reform could help save lives

(AP) –– On April 23, a Northern York County Regional Police officer was dispatched to a one-story home on Greenbriar Road in Manchester Township.  It was what police refer to as a well-being check. More...

The joys of being both cat, dog person

(AP) –– I’ve always been leery of people who dislike animals. To my wife and me, a house without dog hair in the corners and a cat perched on the windowsill is as barren as a highway rest stop. More...

Sports

Commodores seeking mental toughness

For the Frazier wrestling program, success, at least this season, will likely be measured on an individual basis rather than in terms of team wins and losses.  The Commodores feature just six varsity wrestlers on this season’s roster, whic More...

Standout transfer adjusting well at Southmoreland HS

Cali Konek said it hasn’t taken long to adjust to her new surroundings as a member of the Southmoreland girls basketball team.  The junior has had some experience at adjusting in her young life and basketball career.  More...

Falcons fall to Morgantown

Michael McKitrick had a goal and an assist and Ryan Brown tallied three assists, but the Connellsville hockey team dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to host Morgantown, W.Va. in a PIHL game on Thursday. More...

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