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January 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City man pleads guilty to charges in police chase

A Connellsville man who was charged after a highspeed chase with Mt. Pleasant police resulting in a crashed police vehicle and an injured officer pleaded guilty before Judge Rita Hathaway Wednesday.  More...

News

Stoney’s Brewing speaks to Connellsville Rotary

The Rotary Club of Connellsville Thursday welcomed guest speakers Jon King and John LaCarte from Stoney’s Brewing Company.  The beer is currently brewed in Latrobe at the former Rolling Rock plant. More...

LCT agrees to increase protections at Donegal mine site

Mountain Watershed Association, a Fayette County environmental group, and LCT Energy, LP, of Johnstown reached a settlement Thursday over the permit for a new deep coal mine in Westmoreland and Fayette counties.  More...

Connellsville woman provides toys to kids at local hospital

Uniontown Hospital received 140 Jared Boxes thanks to the generosity and kindness of a local woman.  More...

Opinion

Police use database tool in opioids fight

(AP) –– Asked to picture an illegal drug sale, you might conjure images of shady characters lurking in dark alleys passing off stamp bags of heroin in exchange for crumpled bills.  Sometimes, that’s exactly how those deals happ More...

Defense overspending is the American way

(AP) –– One line continues to be repeated during the discussion between the White House and Congress, from both Republican and Democratic sides, over the budget and the partial government shutdown drama: Action is essential so as not to l More...

Can the center hold?

Can the center hold?  That’s the most intriguing question to emerge from the partisan standoff that closed the federal government for three days.  More...

Sports

Falcons whip Warriors, 65-44

Sometimes big performances come at just the right time, and after a couple of tough section losses, the Connellsville girls basketball team benefitted from one of those crucial winning efforts against visiting Penn-Trafford on Thursday. More...

EF knocks off Mt. Pleasant

The Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team fought hard and stayed within striking distance of visiting Elizabeth Forward for much of the first half in Thursday’s Section 3-AAAA game. More...

Connellsville swimmers sweep Armstrong

Gracey Fiesta, Molly Maloy, Carlee Shreve and Tori DiRoma finished first in the 200 medley relay (2:06.93) and 200 freestyle relay (1:53.01) to help the Connellsville girls swim team notch a 115-57 victory over visiting Armstrong in a Section 1-AAA m More...

Preliminary budget process begins in CASD

The Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday started the preliminary budget process by adopting a resolution that could permit it to increase taxes above the state index of 3.5 percent without a referendum.  More...

CASD questions cost of audits

Forensic audits approved by a 5-4 of the Connellsville Area School Board could cost the district more than $17,500.  That’s how much was approved to be spent at Wednesday’s meeting, with Cypher and Cypher approved for an initial $7,5 More...

Ex-funeral director wants bond lowered due to health

A former Uniontown funeral director who is charged with stealing $284,393 from customers, many of them elderly, has asked for his bond to be lowered, citing health reasons. More...

Obituaries

Sheri K. Casini

Formerly of Connellsville

Sheri K. Casini, 51, of Bear Rocks, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 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...

Legendary skiing filmmaker Warren Miller dies at age 93

SEATTLE (AP) — Warren Miller, the legendary outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to downhill skiing that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I will give you thanks in the great congregation: I will praise you among much people.” (Psalms 35:18 AKJV)  Let praise and worship be a part of your life. Be in church this Sunday.   More...

Data suggesting marriage wards off dementia not conclusive

Dear Doctor: I recently read that marriage reduces the risk of mental decline in old age. I’m not sure I buy it. But, assuming it’s true, why would that be?   More...

School Menus

Menus for the week of Jan. 29: CONNELLSVILLE Secondary MONDAY: Hamburger on bun, hot dog on bun, baked beans, tater tots, blushing pears, milk TUESDAY: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade roll, steamed corn, peaches, milk More...

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