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January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

DOE staffer claims retaliation over photos of secret meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former photographer at the Department of Energy says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and a coal baron peddling a wish list of policy initiatives that would directly More...

Tweak in foreign surveillance bill may not change much

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. More...

Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same name.  More...

Opinion

Paper tariff threatens local newspapers

(AP) –– The viability of local newspapers is being challenged by a proposed tariff on the import of newsprint from Canada — the type that is used to print this newspaper and others across this state.  More...

Important time to consider example set by Rev. Martin Luther King

(AP) –– With the rhetoric emanating out of the highest office in the land, this seems a particularly important time to consider the example of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  More...

A good man is hard to find

WASHINGTON –– In my youth, our mothers would have compared the problem with American party politics today to the problems of picking a man. Of course, mothers in the 1960s compared EVERYTHING to the problem of picking a man.  More...

Sports

CAHS boys knock off Southmoreland

With three straight losses weighing on their shoulders, the members of the Connellsville boys basketball team needed a game to feel good about themselves again. On Wednesday, they got it. More...

Connellsville wrestlers take down Belle Vernon, 42-33

In a highly anticipated matchup of undefeated AAA Section 2A teams, Connellsville (5-0, 9-2) broke a 21- 21 tie with four consecutive wins in the middle weights on its way to a 42-33 victory over host Belle Vernon (4-1, 4-1) on Wednesday.  More...

Scotties top Cougars

Ryan Mauro (220 pounds) and Austin McBeth (145) each won by fall to help the Southmoreland wrestling team post a 42-27 decision over host Yough in a Section 2-AA (2B) match on Wednesday. More...

Prosecution rests its case in deadly Mt. Pleasant Twp. crash

The prosecution Wednesday afternoon rested its case against Scott Leighliter of Mt. Pleasant, who is on trial for homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and other charges.  More...

Connellsville police charge two with drug, weapon offenses

Two people are in the Fayette County prison after one of them had a weapon and both possessed drugs during a traffic stop earlier this month, Connellsville police said. Marissa Leos, 31, of 425 E. More...

Editor discusses changes to weekly newspapers

At recent Connellsville Rotary Club meeting

Paul Paterra, editor of the Mt. Pleasant Journal and The Independent-Observer in Scottdale, discussed changes that have been made to the weekly newspapers at a recent Connellsville Rotary Club meeting. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth I. Jaynes

Connellsville

Kenneth Ira “Dink” Jaynes, 79, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. More...

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...

David Mancuso

Connellsville

David Mancuso, 83, of Connellsville, passed peacefully to Our Lord on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital.  He was born Oct. 19, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Vincent and Agnes (Hynds) Mancuso.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.” (Matthew 28:18 AKJV)  All authority belongs to the resurrected Lord Jesus. He is coming back and all will one day recognize this.   More...

Readers offer advice on headache relief, annual physicals

Hello, dear readers! We hope that you’re settling into 2018. (It still sounds odd to say it!) We love that you’re keeping our inbox full, and, as ever, we remain grateful for your interest and engagement in our columns.  More...

Everson Borough seeking new engineer

Everson Borough is seeking an as-needed engineer of record. Send your written proposal to the borough at P.O. Box 4, Everson, Pa. 15631 by 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Good luck! More...

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