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January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Businessman files federal lawsuit against F.C. commissioner

Zimmerlink denies allegations

A Fayette County businessman alleges in a federal lawsuit that a county commissioner used her influence to get zoning violations filed against his businesses.  More...

News

Franklin, Fairchance seek services from North Fayette

The North Fayette Municipal Authority has been asked to extend service to Franklin Township and provide bulk water to Fairchance Borough.  The Franklin Township request first came before the authority in December when Ken Meadows, a resident of More...

Mid Penn Bank promotes Kauffman to regional president in Scottdale

Mid Penn Bank recently announced the appointment of Alex Kauffman as president of the Scottdale region. The Scottdale region is composed of Westmoreland and Fayette counties. More...

Second Saturday Wine Dinner Series returns

The Fayette County Cultural Trust is proud to announce the return of the Second Saturday Wine Dinner Series at the Connellsville Canteen. Enjoy an evening with friends listening to music and savoring a great meal. More...

Opinion

Rep. Dowling says state lawmakers can cut taxes, create jobs

Op/Ed

Pennsylvania is at a crossroads. More...

Rational approach to immigration is needed

WASHINGTON –– As a foreign correspondent who was able to cross national borders and chart thematic changes in whole regions, I look back on one of the most revealing moments –– before trying to deal with the most serious quest More...

Blame game continues in Washington

(AP) –– The blame game. Even the phrase betrays the lack of serious concern, the lack of respect, the lack of –– dare we even use the word right now –– statesmanship evident in Washington these days. More...

Sports

Falcons take section crown

For the second year in a row, the Connellsville wrestling team finds itself at the top of Section 2-AAA.  In 2016, the Falcons, under first-year coach Jesse Swink, knocked off Belle Vernon in the section finals. More...

Vikings reach team playoffs

Damian George (113) and Doug Bittner (120) each scored a pin as the Mt. Pleasant wrestling team defeated visiting Jefferson-Morgan, 39-33, to qualify for a spot in the WPIAL Class AA team playoffs. More...

Jones, Thome among baseball HOF selections

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.  Designated hitter Edgar Martinez came close. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens edged up but again fell far short.  More...

City partly dismissed in Reese-based lawsuit

A federal judge has partly dismissed Connellsville as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a city man over a drug arrest made by former police officer Ryan Reese.  More...

CASB hires auditors to look for fraud

Two auditing firms were hired Wednesday by the Connellsville Area School Board to investigate potential fraud in the district.  Hired were Cypher and Cypher which will conduct a forensic financial audit and PATCtech which will conduct a forensic More...

Two more people face charges in drug raid

Two more people have been charged in connection with a police raid earlier this week at a North Union Township residence.  Donta Demar Ripley, 25, and Andrian Deandre Ross, 27, both listed as having unknown addresses, were charged with felony d More...

Obituaries

George Papp Jr.

Formerly of Butler

George Papp Jr., 70, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Butler, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in the Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages, Fla.  He was born Dec. 6, 1947, in New Brunswick, N.J., a son of the late George Sr. More...

Rev. Robert B. Patton

Connellsville

Rev. Robert B. Patton, 97, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at his residence.  Rev. Patton was born Aug. More...

Dylan S. Rosensteel

Dunbar

Dylan Scott Rosensteel, 22, of Dunbar, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, W.Va.  He was born July 14, 1995, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Richard Rosensteel Jr., of Dunbar, and Tammy DeWitt of Somerset.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35 AKJV)  Jesus prayed. So should we.   More...

Recent bacterial outbreak linked to pet store puppies

Dear Doctor: We just got a new puppy, but I’m almost afraid to let my child play with it. I read a news story that said puppies have been linked to some sort of bacterial infection. What should I do?   More...

Scottdale borough council welcomes new members

Scottdale Borough Council welcomes Janeen Osselborn as Second Ward representative and Mary Robson as Fourth Ward representative. A big thank-you to Troy Soberdash and Bud Santimyer for their time spent on council. More...

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