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January 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville Area School Board to consider rescinding contract

The Connellsville Area School Board will be considering a number of issues Wednesday, including possibly rescinding a five-year contract for the co-directors of Buildings and Grounds.  The motion was placed on the agenda with objections. More...

News

Government shutdown ends as Dems relent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. More...

As shutdown deal reached, Trump stays out of sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to make himself part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight.  More...

State police reports listed

Shotgun stolen   Someone took a 12-gauge shotgun from a woman’s vehicle earlier this month, state police at Greensburg said.  The Mossberg 835 was taken from Elaina Lynch, 41, on Jan. More...

Opinion

Acme resident seeks support for Mountain Watershed’s appeal of Rustic Ridge mine

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,  Our home, along with 600-plus properties is located in the footprint of the LCT Energy’s Rustic Ridge No. 1 deep mine. More...

Parents must be aware of children’s suicide risks

(AP) –– There are so many factors that go into suicide, particularly teenage suicide, that there is no one-size-fits all solution. More...

Police should not be permitted to seize assets unless crimes have occurred

(AP) –– Few people have any argument with the government seizing property owned by a drug trafficker. More...

Sports

Rams roll past Falcons, 59-42

When the Connellsville and Ringgold girls basketball teams met earlier this season at Ringgold, the Falcons did a good job of containing Rams’ star Ashley Briscoe in a 51-42 Ringgold victory. More...

Leopards take down Scotties

The first time the Belle Vernon Area girls played Southmoreland, the Leps poured in 30 points in the first quarter on their way to a 21-point win. This time around, BVA was fortunate to get past 30 in the 32-minute game. More...

Cleveland hiring fired Steelers coordinator Haley

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense.  Cleveland’s coach, who has handled game-planning and play-calling duties while going 1-31 over two seasons with the Browns, is hiring former Pittsburgh offensiv More...

Swingin’ time at Yough River Park

Spring-like temperatures Monday created the perfect weather for swinging at Yough River Park for 4-year-old Matthew Berdar (left) and his new friend Westin Lint, 1 1/2, of Connellsville. More...

Woman in jail for husband’s murder could testify at Frankenberry hearing

An 84-year-old woman serving a life sentence in connection with the 1980s murder of her husband might be testifying during a hearing for a 74-year-old man seeking a new trial.  J. 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...

William Saunders

Connellsville

William Saunders, 91, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family in Mifflintown.  He was born on Aug. More...

Robert S. Smith Sr.

Dunbar

Robert S. Smith Sr., 72, of Dunbar, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  He was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Indiana, Pa., a son of the late J. Raymond and Mildred Altman Smith.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” (Psalms 34:19 AKJV)  Hard times come to God’s people too. God is faithful to help us in the time of need.   More...

Cochlear implants can be adjusted to user’s hearing needs

Dear Doctor: I’m contemplating a cochlear implant for my right ear. How do they work, and what is the success rate of such procedures?   More...

Tri-Town model railroad on display by appointment

The Tri-Town Area Historical Society headquarters will display the Samuel Powell model railroad layout and other displays by appointment only for the winter months. More...

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