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January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Pittsburgh men arrested on drug charges in city

Two Pittsburgh men are being held at the Fayette County Prison in lieu of bond following an ongoing drug investigation in Connellsville.  According to the affidavits filed by the Connellsville City Police with the charges, the two men had been s More...

News

Rep. Dowling to host discussion on opioid addiction

In ongoing efforts to combat the region’s growing opioid epidemic, state Rep. More...

Trump to call for ‘new American moment’ in national address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will call for a “new American moment” in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and infuse his presidency with a sense of optimism, for More...

Immigration, deficit concerns bog down budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week after a standoff forced a three-day government shutdown, congressional budget talks remain bogged down by Democrats’ demands to protect “Dreamer” immigrants and GOP conservatives’ concerns about More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait on the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.” (Psalms 37:9 AKJV)  Where do you stand?   More...

Taking too many vitamins can lead to unnecessary side effects

Dear Doctor: How about a warning about the effect of too many vitamins? One example: B6. I recently checked my daily vitamin formula and found that it had more than twice the recommended B6. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Spaghetti fundraiser planned   More...

Bannasch sentenced for killing city woman

Paul Jerome Bannasch laid his head back on his chair at the defense table, but showed no other emotions as he was sentenced Tuesday to serve up to 67 years in state prison in the 2013 killing of a woman in Connellsville.  More...

Ex-Connellsville man seeks kidney donor

South Connellsville native Doug Tressler was diagnosed more than 12 years ago with polycystic kidney disease, just like half of his siblings. He found out he had the progressive disease in 2005. More...

Obituaries

Louis E. Ansell Jr.

Connellsville

Louis E. “Skip” Ansell Jr., 63, of Connellsville, passed away Jan. 28, 2018, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  Skip was born Dec. 30, 1954, in Connellsville, a son of Louis E. Ansell Sr. and the late Ruth I. More...

Nancy M. Clark

Scottdale

Nancy M. Clark, 89, of Scottdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at her home in Scottdale.  She was born May 5, 1928, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Dr. William and Edith (Mellinger) McDowell.  More...

Vincent R. Pirl

Connellsville

Vincent R. Pirl passed away on Jan. 29, 2018, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 1, 1966, in Connellsville. Vincent was the son of the late Albert and Jane Porterfield Pirl. More...

Opinion

Near-record number of adoptions becomes positive indicator

(AP) –– Ideally, every child would be born into a stable home, with two loving parents able to provide the emotional and material support needed to grow into a mature, successful adult. More...

Government shutdown should not be repeated

(AP) –– It’s hard to think of a better (or worse) example of Washington dysfunction than the federal government literally not functioning.  More...

What to make of Trump successes?

The start of President Trump’s second year in office has given Republicans and conservatives an opportunity to review a solid list of achievements: corporate and individual tax cuts; economic growth; wage growth; a conservative Supreme Court ju More...

Sports

Commodores lose close one to Rangers

Old habits die hard. More...

Blue Devils cruise past Falcons

When the members of the Connellsville boys basketball team look back at the 2017-18 season, they’ll likely skip over Tuesday’s Section 2-AAAAAA home game against Mt. Lebanon. More...

SHS falls to Brownsville

Ronnie Robinson scored 15 points, but the Southmoreland boys basketball team dropped a 60-54 decision to visiting Brownsville in a Section 4-AAA game on Tuesday. More...

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