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December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Whistle-blower sues Westmoreland County sheriff

He claims he lost his police dog and did not receive full pay in retaliation for reporting alleged fraud

A Scottdale man has sued Westmoreland County’s sheriff and the department, claiming he lost his police dog and did not receive his full pay in retaliation for his reporting alleged fraud and waste to authorities. More...

News

GOP says it’s got deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among More...

Tillerson softens U.S. stance on possible talks with N. Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday softened America’s stance on possible talks with North Korea, calling it “unrealistic” to expect the nuclear-armed country to come to the table ready to give up a weapons of mass destructi More...

Correction

A story published in Saturday’s Daily Courier mistakenly listed the wrong price for Dunbar Township resident waste removal.  Fayette Waste will pick up waste weekly for $11.40 per month.   More...

Opinion

It’s past time for state to fund CHIP

(AP) –– Families of nearly 180,000 children in Pennsylvania have an extra worry this holiday season.  They are waiting for a letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services telling them that the state has no funding left fo More...

National identity crisis burns on

WASHINGTON –– The phrase “self-radicalization” seems to be emerging as a regular part of the national discourse. More...

State taxpayers aren’t getting money’s worth

(AP) –– When an employee of a company fails to perform his or her duties in the way necessary, misses timetables for work completion or hinders production by failing to cooperate with other employees, that worker faces disciplinary action or the pros More...

Sports

Falcons wrestlers take down Titans, 71-6

The section schedule just began on Wednesday night, but the Connellsville wrestling team didn’t waste any time in making a statement, using seven pins to take down visiting West Mifflin in a dominant 71-6 Section 2-AAA (2A) win.  More...

Steelers offense finally at full strength as Patriots loom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two snaps in, Le’Veon Bell knew he was done, that the groin injury that the Pittsburgh Steelers running back tried to ignore during his team’s run to the AFC championship game last January could be ignored no longer. More...

SHS wrestlers beat Frazier; Geibel girls earn victory

Chad Miller (132), Austin McBeth (145) and Jaden Datz (195) each earned a pin as the Southmoreland wrestling team downed host Frazier, 60-9, in Section 2-AA (2B) action. More...

Reese gets probation for official oppression

A former Connellsville police officer was sentenced Wednesday to serve 18 months on probation for his conviction on an official oppression charge.  Ryan Reese’s sentence is to take effect after a nine to 24 months prison sentence imposed e More...

Municipal authority’s spending plan has no rate hike

The Connellsville Municipal Authority adopted a $1.58 million spending plan with no rate increase. More...

Obituaries

Warren E. Elliott

South Connellsville

Warren E. Elliott, 91, of South Connellsville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  He was born Aug. More...

Raymond W. Garlick

Mill Run

Raymond William Garlick, 46, of Mill Run, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, after a brief illness.  He was born Sept. 26, 1971, in Connellsville, a son of David W. Garlick and Linda De- Witt Zweck.  Raymond was a member of the Mt. More...

Elva Ritenour

Dunbar

Elva Ritenour, 89, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at her home while surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Normalville, a daughter of the late Percy and Edith M. Reich Rose. More...

Lifestyles

Artificial sweeteners should be an occasional part of our diet

Dear Doctor: What are the possible health risks from artificial sweeteners? What are they, and how do we know if they’re safe?   More...

Family Dollar to close Scottdale store

Family Dollar on Pittsburgh Street in Scottdale will be closing on Dec. 31. It will be missed. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Santa runs set   Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Department will do its annual Santa runs from 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16. More...

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