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January 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Mt. Pleasant employee files lawsuit

A former Mt. Pleasant Borough employee has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the borough, claiming discrimination due to a disability.  Larry R. Golobish II, a Mt. More...

News

Tillerson tells AP Cuba still risky; FBI doubts sonic attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States would be “putting people intentionally in harm’s way” if it sent diplomats back to Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in an Associated Press interview , even as a new FBI report cas More...

Supreme Court Justices seem to favor Florida in water fight with Georgia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared to be looking for a way to side with Florida in its complaint that Georgia uses too much water and leaves too little for its southern neighbor.  More...

Raging blaze destroys Springfield Twp. home

Five fire departments were called out Monday morning for a blaze that destroyed a Springfield Township home.  According to Fayette County 911 officials, the fire was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. More...

Opinion

VA hospitals need reform

(AP) –– While Congress tries various remedies to fix what ails Veterans Affairs hospitals, it may be time to admit this patient can’t be cured in its current incarnation.  More...

A different way of living and dying

YULAN, NEW YORK –– A family member –– I think one of James Joseph Hanson’s sisters -- held up 6-month old baby Lucas for all the packed church to see. More...

China offers opportunities to U.S. farmers

(AP) –– China opened its market to U.S. beef last year for the first time since 2003, and Nebraska provided the first shipment of American-grown beef.  More...

Sports

Raiders too much for Falcons

The Connellsville wrestling team has gotten off to a strong start this season, but on Monday, a depleted Falcons lineup was no match for a strong Waynesburg squad. More...

Brown nears return as Steelers get set for rematch with Jaguars

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Even as he sat in the back of a police car sprinting to the hospital to get a precise prognosis on his injured left calf while the Pittsburgh Steelers played on without him during a loss to New England three weeks ago, Antonio More...

Poling reaches milestone in Frazier win over Jeannette

Brooke Poling scored 19 points to become the all-time leading scorer for the Frazier girls basketball team in Monday’s Section 3-AA victory over visiting Jeannette, 76-45.  Poling now has 1,052 career points, putting her just ahead of Chri More...

Chief Miller put on unpaid leave

South Connellsville Borough Council put its police chief on unpaid leave Monday, as new members to the board exerted their influence.  More...

Rotary Club members learn how to survive attack

The Rotary Club of Connellsville recently welcomed guest speaker Don Witt from Witt Defense.  A retired teacher from the Connellsville School District, Witt teaches self-defense, rape defense, bully defense for kids and active shooter training.& More...

Obituaries

Don L. Clawson

Formerly of South Connellsville

Don L. Clawson, 77, of La- Jose, formerly of South Connellsville, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Penn Highlands Hospital, DuBois.  He was born Feb. 4, 1940, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry M. and Elsie A. More...

Frances J. Surniak (Eperesi)

Scottdale

Frances J. Surniak (Eperesi), 95, of Scottdale, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2018, at Jo Ella’s Personal Care Home, McClure. She was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Everson, a daughter of the late Michael and Magdalene Bura Surniak. More...

Samirah L. Dyer-Sykes

Connellsville

Samirah L. Dyer-Sykes, 35, of Connellsville, went home the be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the middle of you:” (Exodus 34:12 AKJV)  Don’t make partnerships with those who do not hold to serving th More...

Diet soda intake linked to host of health problems

Dear Doctor: I feel better when I eat less sugar. Because I love having a soda with my snacks and meals, I drink a few diet colas every day. Is it true that diet sodas can increase the risk of developing diabetes? More...

Armstrong to present ‘Connellsville’s Got Talent’ Saturday

Armstrong will present Connellsville’s Got Talent from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Porter Theater in the Connellsville Community Center.  More...

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