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December 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Rubio defection threatens GOP slim majority on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. More...

Poll: Most say Trump crossed line with Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he’s trying to obstruct the investigation looking into thos More...

U.N. envoy says ‘opportunity missed’ as Syria talks wrap up

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. More...

Opinion

State’s weak pension forfeiture law needs fixed

(AP) –– Some things seem so obvious that you shouldn’t even have to talk about them.  Here’s one of them: If you are an elected official found guilty of violating the public’s trust, or some other serious offense in More...

State’s hemp revival needs accelerated

(AP) –– Enthusiasm for industrial-scale hemp production in Pennsylvania has grown, well, like a weed.  More...

Franken’s antics don’t warrant resignation

How low can a columnist go? On evidence, nowhere near as low as the president of the United States. I’d intended to highlight certain ironies in the career of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The self-anointed moral arbiter of the U.S. More...

Sports

Trinity girls get past Connellsville, 60-44

The Connellsville girls basketball team got off to a slow start in Tuesday’s game against Elizabeth Forward, an aspect of the game that the team remedied in Thursday’s Section 3-AAAAA matchup with Trinity. More...

Steelers may need to “man up” to slow down Brady, Patriots

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The answer to getting to Tom Brady is right there in vivid high definition.  The Pittsburgh Steelers have watched it on video repeatedly over the past 11 months since Brady and the New England Patriots turned the AFC cham More...

CAHS swimmers qualify for WPIALs

Two Connellsville swimmers qualified for the WPIAL meet as the squads split a home meet against Trinity. More...

Fayette County joins opioid lawsuit

Fayette County is the most recent county to join a lawsuit against drug manufacturers in an attempt to collect damages related to the opioid epidemic.  More...

Hearing delayed for homicide suspect charged in Connellsville woman’s death

A Fayette County judge granted a continuance Thursday to a Connellsville man accused of criminal homicide in the 2015 death of a city woman. James Natale, attorney for Peter Shoemaker, asked senior Judge Gerald Solomon for the delay. More...

F.C., prison lieutenant respond to lawsuit in woman’s 2015 death

Fayette County and a lieutenant in the county prison denied in court papers filed this week that they were indifferent to the plight of a woman who died in the lockup in 2015. The county and Lt. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Barnhart

Connellsville

Raymond “Scott” Barnhart, 46, of Connellsville, passed away Dec. 13, 2017, in UPMC East Hospital, Monroeville.  He was born Sept. More...

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...

Mark E. Raubaugh

Formerly of Bullskin Township

Mark E. Raubaugh, 59, of Uniontown, formerly of Bullskin Township, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home,123 S. More...

Lifestyles

A mid-afternoon nap is one of life’s great pleasures

Dear Doctor: My Type A husband, who naturally falls asleep for about 25 minutes on weekend afternoons, complains that he’s wasting time when he does so. How do I explain to him the benefits of napping?   More...

Mountain Area News

Highlands Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a vendor show from 11 a m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St John’s R.C. Church social hall, 908 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville. Come do your last-minute Christmas shopping in one stop. More...

School Menus

For the week of Dec. 18:

CONNELLSVILLE  Secondary   MONDAY: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed broccoli, homemade roll, pineapple tidbits, milk  TUESDAY: Turkey wrap, macaroni and cheese or French fries, lettuce and tomato, fruit juice, milk&n More...

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