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January 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City man charged with threatening to kill his wife

A Connellsville man was charged Friday with pointing a handgun several times at his wife’s head and threatening to kill her.  Mark Allen Cossell Jr., 30, of 409 Stephens St., was jailed without bond during his arraignment before District J More...

News

Connellsville Twp. VFD elects new officers

Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department recently elected new officers for 2018. More...

Shutdown deadline nears; no accord reached in Trump-Schumer meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in stare-down over federal spending an More...

Indiana County man charged with taking partial payment, not doing work in Saltlick Twp.

An Indiana County man took partial payment to build a shed and take down another structure in Saltlick Township, then didn’t do the work, state police at Uniontown said.  David Lee Rebo Jr., 46, of 117 Dubois Way, Blairsville, accepted a d More...

Opinion

Rising clamor to impeach Trump

(AP) –– Rep. Peter Welch is hearing a rising clamor demanding that the U.S. House initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. More...

Political leaders plagued with Dissociative Personality Disorder

Not checkers. Not Chinese checkers. Chinese checkers in three dimensions. In zero gravity. More...

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Sports

Vikings outduel Gators, 52-43

After three games in as many days, including a comeback win Thursday at Yough, head coach Don Porter said the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team was undeniably a little tired, and it showed. More...

Baldwin beats CAHS

Josh Maher scored a teamhigh eight points, but the Connellsville boys basketball team (8-7, 2-5) lost a Section 2-AAAAAA game to host Baldwin on Friday. More...

Mt. Pleasant girls fall to Indiana

The Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team came into Friday’s non-section game against visiting Indiana already down one starter due to injury. More...

Local doctor faces drug charges

Federal grand jury indicts physician with ties to Highlands Hospital for allegedly distributing drugs

A doctor with ties to Connellsville and Highlands Hospital was indicted this month by a federal grand jury on drug distribution and kickback charges in West Virginia.  Dr. More...

Jaynes remembered for dedication to city

A man dedicated to his community –– that’s how Kenneth Jaynes is being remembered in Connellsville.  Jaynes passed away Monday at the age of 79. More...

Mt. Pleasant Twp. man found not guilty of most serious charges

Tensions were high outside a Westmoreland County courtroom after a jury of seven women and five men found a Mt. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth G. Burkholder Sr.

Melcroft

Kenneth Glenn Burkholder Sr., 54, of Melcroft, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Excela Health Frick Hospital.  He was born Feb. More...

Aileen L. Cochran

Scottdale

Aileen Louise Solomon Cochran, 88, of Scottdale, died Thursday evening, Jan. 18, 2018, in the comfort of her home, while in the presence of her loving family.  She was born May 10, 1929, in Scottdale, the daughter of the late Howard O. Sr. More...

June E. Porterfield

Normalville

June E. Porterfield, 69, of Normalville, died Thursday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10 AKJV)  Do you want to be wise? Follow the instructions above.   More...

New guidelines help track hypertension in children

Dear Doctor: How important is it to keep track of a child’s blood pressure? I read that the American Academy of Pediatrics just updated its guidelines for screening and managing high blood pressure in kids. More...

Church News

Albright events listed   Albright United Methodist Church, 1626 S. Pittsburgh St., South Connellsville, will hold a men’s breakfast at 8:30 a.m. today. All men are invited to attend.  More...

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