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January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Property tax collections increased in city in 2017

Connellsville City Council received a positive report from Treasurer Marilyn Weaver Tuesday. More...

News

Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders shifted to a painful backup plan: crafting a stopgap funding bill that would mere More...

Doctor: Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump performed “exceedingly well” on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president&rsq More...

Police: Suspect in slaying says student was hitting on him

SANTA ANA, Calif. More...

Opinion

Think of ‘true love’ as March for Life nears

Letter to the Editor

On Jan. 19 in Washington D.C., once again many will march to defend the right to life. More...

Congress needs to reauthorize CHIP

(AP) –– The Children’s Health Insurance Program should have gained congressional reauthorization months ago. The renewal should have come before its budget expired at the end of September. More...

Paul Manafort has a point

It’s not a popular thing to defend Paul Manafort, the international influence peddler who ran Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a short time in 2016. More...

Sports

Falcons skate past Hillers, 4-1

Following a disappointing performance in a 6-3 loss to Elizabeth Forward last week, the Connellsville hockey team had a full seven days to regroup and prepare to play a stronger game during Tuesday’s PIHL Varsity II contest against Trinity at The Ice More...

Tomlin not ready to endorse Haley’s return for 2018 season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Todd Haley’s contract as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers is up.  And coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t sound as if he’s in a rush to decide whether Haley will be back next season.  More...

Scotties knock off Cougars

Brett Glowacki led all scorers with 20 points to help the Southmoreland boys basketball team earn a 78-62 victory over visiting Charleroi in a Section 4-AAA game on Tuesday. More...

Homicide suspect wants statements suppressed

A Connellsville man charged with criminal homicide wants statements kept from his jury, including some made by the victim as part of medical records and others made via Facebook.  Fayette County Senior Judge Gerald Solomon has scheduled a hearin More...

Mt. Pleasant driver, facing homicide by vehicle charges, testifies he drank alcohol before crash

The driver in a fatal crash told police from his stretcher on the ambulance that day he had five or six beers prior to the crash, police told a jury in the first day of the Mt. Pleasant man’s trial Tuesday.  More...

Man reaches tentative plea agreement in hatchet robbery

A Scottdale man who allegedly held a hatchet and robbed a Bullskin Township gasoline station in November reached a tentative plea agreement Tuesday with Fayette County prosecutors. More...

Obituaries

Jane D. Bane

Formerly of Connellsville

Jane Dixon (Hess) Bane, 92, of Danville, Ky., formerly of Connellsville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the McDowell Place assisted living facility in Danville, Ky.  Jane was born on April 14, 1925, in Little Summit. More...

Anna K. DiLella

Formerly of Connellsville

Anna K. DiLella, 85, of Cranberry Township, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.  She was born March 1, 1932, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Edith V. (Kooser) James.  More...

Taylor M. Benefiel

Vanderbilt

Taylor Mae Benefiel, 6, of Vanderbilt, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.  Taylor was born Nov. 22, 2011, in Greensburg, a daughter of Tyler and Vera (Sladky) Benefiel.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” (Matthew 28:6 AKJV)  Jesus is alive. He conquered sin, death and the grave. Put your life in His capable Hands.   More...

No matter the time of day, always wear sunscreen

Dear Doctor: Because I have fair skin and live in an area with a lot of sun, I try to do my outdoor activities early in the day (before 9 a.m.) or late in the afternoon (after 4 p.m.). Do I still need to wear sunscreen?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Soup kitchen slated   More...

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