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December 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Perryopolis residents to see one-mill tax hike

Perryopolis Borough residents will see a tax hike in 2018 after council approved the final budget this week.  Councilman and finance committee chair Bob Zundel presented the budget, explaining that rising costs all around left the committee with More...

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World unites against North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Penin More...

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control.  Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunct More...

Opinion

May the Force – not the spoilers – be with you

I’ve been told I’m not a difficult person to shop for, to the point that in our family’s secret Santa last year I was apparently the sought after one.  I guess I can understand why – wrap up something Harry Potter, Disney More...

Bullying is a learned behavior

A viral video of a tearful Knoxville middle schooler telling his mother how he was being bullied by classmates has struck a nerve nationwide. More...

In our family, ‘happy holidays’ means all of them

Mom was baptized in a neighborhood Catholic church, had 16 years of Catholic education and served three terms on the board of a Jesuit college. Dad, born nine years after the Holocaust, is Jewish, had a bar mitzvah and was confirmed. More...

Sports

Falcons battle past Highlanders, 55-48

The Connellsville boys basketball team’s first Section 2-AAAAAA game of the season was anything but easy, as visiting Baldwin stayed close from beginning to end. But the Falcons grabbed an early lead and held on, winning the physical match-up, 55-48. More...

Fayette basketball teams suffer losses

Ashley Sharp scored 18 points, but the Penn State Fayette women’s basketball team (3-5, 2-1) fell to Cincinnati Clermont, 68-53, at Penn State Beaver. More...

Alive and kicking; Boswell delivering for Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Danny Smith wasn’t just looking for somebody who can kick. A lot of guys can kick. The Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coordinator was searching for something more on that raw fall day at Heinz Field two years ago. More...

School district, former superintendent want lawsuit dismissed

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C Glee offers Christmas performances

Students from local communities put their musical skills on display quite frequently, as part of C Glee at the Carnegie Library. In the midst of the holiday season, there will be chances to see and hear those talents with C Glee performances. 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...

Caroline B. Chudik

Mt. Pleasant

Caroline B. Tylka Chudik, 96, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg.  She was born March 21, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Stanley and Louise Lowicz Tylka.  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.  More...

Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

The Bible Digest is currently unavailable due to server issues with the Highland Baptist Church website.   More...

Dad’s diabetes caused painful peripheral neuropathy

Dear Doctor: My dad is 65 years old and has Type 2 diabetes. He recently developed pain in his feet, which his doctor says is peripheral neuropathy. What is that, and what treatments are available?   More...

Church News

Information requested   The Daily Courier is compiling information for a page on Christmas Eve services at local churches. If you would like your church’s information to appear on the page, please contact Jen Martini at 724-628-2000 ext. More...

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