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February 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunbar Twp. businessman pleads guilty to theft charges

A Dunbar Township businessman pleaded guilty Monday to theft-related charges after authorities said he failed to deliver heating fuel to customers who prepaid him.  Barry Gallo, 47, was scheduled to be sentenced next month by Senior Fayette Coun More...

News

Bipartisan immigration bill surfaces, but President Trump knocks it down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan immigration proposal surfaced Monday in the Senate, only to be quickly knocked down by President Donald Trump via Twitter. More...

House GOP working on averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are grappling for a strategy to avert another government shutdown at midnight Thursday. More...

Will agencies stop confiding to Congress?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top intelligence and law enforcement officials warn that last week’s release of a congressional memo alleging FBI surveillance abuse could have wide-ranging repercussions: Spy agencies could start sharing less informatio More...

Opinion

County jails across nation face daunting tasks

(AP) –– County jails in our state and nation face increasingly daunting tasks in carrying out their challenging multi-pronged mandates to house, feed, punish, rehabilitate and educate the more than 10 million inmates that check into their facilities More...

Adults seem to forget the Golden Rule

(AP) –– As children, we might have been taught the Golden Rule –– treat others as you would like to be treated –– but too many adults seem to have forgotten that lesson.  From the president of the United State More...

Senate deals with moral issues

“Until birth, you guys. Until BIRTH. More...

Sports

Falcons rally to beat Fillies

Monday’s Section 3-AAAAA girls basketball game between Connellsville and host Laurel Highlands featured a dominating first half by the Fillies and an overwhelming second half by the Falcons. More...

Golden Knights’ Fleury makes emotional return to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury doesn’t think anything he’s experienced in his 14-year career that could prepare him for his return to Pittsburgh.  More...

Gators, Vikings notch basketball victories

Gabby Yourish scored a game-high 15 points as the Geibel girls basketball team clinched a share of second place with Avella in Section 2-A with a 50-24 victory over visiting Monessen on Monday. More...

Judges lowers funeral director’s bond

A Fayette County judge has agreed to lower the bond for a former Uniontown funeral director charged with stealing $284,393 from customers. Judge Steve Leskinen lowered Stephen Kezmarsky’s bond to $150,000 in cash or qualified surety. More...

F.C. judge denies ex-city cop Reese new trial, acquittal

A Fayette County judge has denied post-sentence motions filed for a former Connellsville police officer convicted of official oppression. More...

Early Coal Mines of Henry Clay Frick to host second meeting

The Early Coal Mines of Henry Clay Frick will host a second meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Mount Pleasant Library, 120 S. More...

Obituaries

Donald T. Fetsko Sr.

Connellsville

Donald T. Fetsko Sr. (Donnie), 67, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. He was born Jan. 23, 1951, the son of the late Thomas and Helen (Churry) Fetsko. More...

Margaret H. Mosser

Vanderbilt

Margaret Hilda (Geary) Mosser, 93, of Vanderbilt, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Sinclair Personal Care Home, Smock.  She was born Feb. More...

Hazel J. Hutchinson

Connellsville

Hazel Jean Hutchinson, 89, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.  Hazel was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the daughter of the late Nellie Marie (Warrick) Brown.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.” (Proverbs 10:12 AKJV)  Let love win the day.   More...

Mild to moderate exercise has great benefits for mental health

Dear Doctor: I’ve been feeling a bit down lately, and I read that even one hour a week of exercise could reduce depression. How much exercise is optimal to reduce the likelihood of depression? More...

CCPS, Roman Catholic community sponsoring grief support group

• Connellsville Counseling & Psychological Services and the Roman Catholic Community of Connellsville are partnering to provide a Grief Support for Loss Due to Addiction meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John the Evangelist Social Hall. More...

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