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News

Trump celebrates after Congress wraps up massive tax package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cheered a massive overhaul of U.S. tax laws Wednesday, saying “we broke every record.” More...

Connellsville man charged after two-vehicle accident

An 18-year-old Connellsville man was charged in connection with a two-vehicle accident Saturday at the intersection of Crawford Avenue and Pittsburgh Street, city police said.  More...

Congress deals pair of blows to ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators abandoned their fight Wednesday for legislation this year to help contain premium costs by resuming federal subsidies to insurers, as Congress dealt a pair of blows to President Barack Obama’s hea More...

Opinion

Schools should leave the legal system to the experts

(AP) – Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson won’t be made to face charges of sexual assault, providing a reminder of why the legal system — not any university — is the proper venue to adjudicate such cases.  More...

Targeting youth could reduce smoking rates

(AP) – A recent story on a proposal to raise Indiana’s legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21 is getting a cool reception by some legislative leaders.  Regarding the proposal to raise the Hoosier smoking age, Republican House More...

A Christmas story

WASHINGTON -- This is a Once Upon a Time story for Christmas and for all hopeful people everywhere. It is also a simple story -- deceptively so. More...

Sports

Connellsville swimmers take second at tri-meet

Early in the 2017-18 swim season, it appears as though Laurel Highlands has the edge on Fayette County rivals Connellsville and Uniontown. More...

Vikings roll past small Frazier squad

With only five athletes on the Frazier wrestling team’s roster, host Mt. Pleasant was pretty much guaranteed a win. More...

Connellsville wrestlers slam McKeesport; basketball teams fall

Mason Franks (132), Dylan Ross (145), Colin Franks (152), Casper Hinklie (160) and Dalton Farris all recorded pins as the Connellsville wrestling team (2-0) coasted to a 53- 21 Section 2-AAA (2A) win at McKeesport.  Nate Ansell (220) picked up a More...

Connellsville Area School District approves sale of South Side School

The Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday gave approval for the sale of the shuttered South Side Elementary School.  The building at 1135 Race St. was closed at the end of last school year. More...

Connellsville senior killed in roll-over accident

A Connellsville Area High School senior who was enrolled in the carpentry program at the Career Technology Center was killed Wednesday in an early morning roll-over accident in Bullskin Township. More...

MPAHS seniors write, record radio safety messages

The voices of some Mt. More...

Obituaries

William E. Mitchell Sr.

Connellsville

William Edward Mitchell Sr., 81, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township) passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Edward Eugene and Edna Pearl Stouffer Mitchell. More...

Michael W. Takoch

Connellsville

Michael W. Takoch, 66, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at his home.  He was born Jan. 20, 1951, in Carbondale, a son of the late Edward and Helen Stana Takoch.  More...

Sandra R. Porter

Scottdale

Sandra R. (Herbert) Porter, 71, of Scottdale, passed away Tuesday, Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

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

Age-related impairment of senses not uncommon

Dear Doctor: Does loss of taste occur naturally with old age, or could it be a symptom of an illness? I’m 89, in pretty good shape with good blood pressure, but seem to be losing my sense of taste.   More...

Area residents participate in fundraiser for senior citizens

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the fundraiser for Open Your Heart to a Senior, formerly Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action, by purchasing a meal at Applebee’s. Remember, volunteers are always needed to help senior citizens. More...

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