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December 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen charged with 2 assaults in hospital

A 17-year-old Connellsville boy was charged with aggravated assault and other offenses after he assaulted two girls in Highlands Hospital on Nov. More...

News

Professor builds intricate nativity scenes now on display

ERIE (AP) — If you happen to be walking west on West Eighth Street by the Gannon University bookstore on your left, huddled inside your coat, watching your feet on the ice, take a second to look up.  Right there in the window, you’ll More...

Wolf to veto abortion bill called nation’s most restrictive

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Pope Francis blows out birthday candle on extra-long pizza

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has blown out his birthday candle on an extra-long pizza at the Vatican to the delight of children.  Francis, who turned 81 on Sunday, then told the children, who use a Vatican health service, to “eat More...

Opinion

Be safe on the roads this holiday season

(AP) – The holiday season is in full swing and that means many things: Shopping, decorating, and gatherings with family and friends among many other activities.  Often these holiday gatherings might include enjoying an adult beverage.  More...

Lockdowns a lesson in accountability

(AP) – Technology is wonderful. Until it’s used poorly.  What apparently was meant to be a joke sent from one high school student to another as a direct message became very serious Dec. More...

The reason for the season

Upon news of a Christmas variety show benefiting Planned Parenthood, my National Review colleague Kevin Williamson tweeted: “You’re getting the story all wrong ... It was the grave that was empty, not the manger.”  More...

Sports

Leopards cruise past Scotties

Playing on the road in a key Section 3-AAAA game early in the season, the Belle Vernon girls basketball team was simply looking to get off to a good start during Monday’s clash against host Southmoreland. More...

Falcons fall to Rams, 51-42

After going 2-3 to open the season in non-section play, the Ringgold girls basketball team used a big third quarter to defeat Connellsville, 51-42, in its Section 3-AAAAA opener on Monday. More...

No. 9 WVU women crush Morgan State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. More...

Former treasurer reaches tentative plea over missing funds

A former secretary/treasurer accused of taking nearly $124,000 from Connellsville Township has reached a tentative plea agreement with prosecutors.  Under the plea deal, Leah Susanne Brothers, 41, of 49 Elma Ave., Uniontown, would serve one to t More...

Fourth suspect in Uniontown homicide arraigned

The fourth suspect in a November homicide in Uniontown was arraigned early Monday morning, court records showed.  Joel Michael Grooms, 30, was denied bond during his arraignment.  He and three other people were charged with criminal homicid More...

Obituaries

Fred H. Grote

Scottdale

Fred H. Grote, 80, of Scottdale, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant.  Fred was born March 28, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minn., a son of the late Fred W. More...

Shirley L. Kantorik

Mt. Pleasant

Shirley L. Kantorik, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Always Care Personal Care Home.  She was born May 29, 1938, in White, a daughter of the late Myers and Mary Eutsey White Barnes.  More...

Robert A. Guynn

Connellsville

Robert A. “Boo” Guynn, 52, of Connellsville, passed away on Dec. 16, 2017, at Mountain View Specialty Care Center, with family at his side. He was born Feb. 6, 1965, in Connellsville, a son of the late James R. and Mary Elizabeth (Molinaro) Guynn. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

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

Mother-in-law’s concerns about baby stress new mom

Dear Doctor: I just had my first baby, and I’m breastfeeding him. I really enjoy the experience, and our pediatrician says he’s hitting his weight milestones. More...

Letters to Santa station open until Wednesday

The Connellsville Community Center will have a Letters to Santa station set up outside the office until Dec. 20. More...

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