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January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville man pleads guilty to charges in 2016 vehicle accident

A Connellsville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to three charges and several summary offenses that stemmed from a 2016 accident that caused serious injuries to a teenage passenger.  Colt Ruby, 21, of Dry Run Road, pleaded guilty to aggravated assau More...

News

Stefano urges residents to get documents needed for Real ID

As PennDOT prepares to bring its driver-licensing systems in line with the federal REAL ID standards, state Sen. More...

Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

WASHINGTON (AP) — A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000 per patient, making it one of the most expensive medicines in the world and raising questions about the affordability of a coming wave of similar gene-targ More...

GOP’s Senate majority shrinks with Jones sworn into office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama was sworn into office Wednesday, shrinking the Senate’s Republican majority and leading lawmakers of both parties to plead for more bipartisanship as Congress tackles pressing issues in adv More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said to him, Before the cock crow, you shall deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.” (Matthew 26:75 AKJV)  Peter was broken about his sin. Are we?   More...

Fermented kefir the food fad of the moment

Dear Doctor: Is kefir really the miracle food that it’s cracked up to be? I’ll confess that fermented milk does not sound very appealing to me. What is it, exactly? And how much should I consume a day?   More...

Scottdale Friends of the Library to meet

Scottdale Friends of the Library has its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. New members are always welcome. Please call 724-887-6140 for additional information.  More...

Brothers admits to stealing nearly $124,000

Former Connellsville Township treasurer heads to jail for forgery, theft and other charges

A former secretary/treasurer admitted Wednesday to taking nearly $124,000 from Connellsville Township.  Leah Brothers, 41, of Uniontown, appeared before Fayette County Judge Steve Leskinen and pleaded guilty to proceeds of illegal acts, forgery More...

Businessman files federal suit

Stash claims his work vehicle was ‘maliciously’ towed by state trooper

A Fayette County businessman claims in a federal lawsuit that his work vehicle was “maliciously” towed by a state trooper in 2016 because of an alleged family dispute. More...

Obituaries

Minnie E. Junk

UNIONTOWN

Minnie E. Junk, 94, of Uniontown, passed away Dec. 30, 2017, in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown.  She was born March 25, 1923, in Fairchance, the daughter of Joseph Rhodes and Stella Sutton Rhodes.  She was a member of St. More...

Anna M. Lucas

VANDERBILT

Anna M. Lucas, 76, of Vanderbilt, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018. She was born July 4, 1941 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Marusek. More...

Robert E. Rugg

CONNELLSVILLE

Robert Eugene “Bob” Rugg, 77, of Connellsville, passed away Jan. More...

Opinion

Pa. municipalities do right thing in opting out of casinos

(AP) –– We’re often critical of government –– federal, state and local –– for not listening to the voices of people. The criticism is justified. More...

Managing a future with Russia

WASHINGTON –– Now for one of my major resolutions for 2018 –– putting Russia in necessary perspective. In the tormented era of Trump, a dominant theme has been the threats of ancient Muscovy. More...

Red kettle total continues to drop

(AP) –– A charity effort in Liverpool, England, inspired the Salvation Army’s first red kettle drive in 1891. In Liverpool, passers-by plunked coins in a large iron pot to help the poor. Salvation Army Capt. More...

Sports

Falcons cruise past Vikings

The Connellsville and Mt. Pleasant boys basketball teams are in different stages of development during the 2017- 18 season. More...

CAHS wrestlers take down AG, 52-27

Dylan Ross (132 pounds) and Casper Hinklie (160) each won by fall as the Connellsville wrestling team knocked off host Albert Gallatin, 52- 27 in a Section 2-AAA (2A) match on Wednesday. More...

Pens look for big second half

(AP) -- There’s no need to push the panic button in Pittsburgh yet. Soon, maybe. More...

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