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February 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Crime Victims Center to offer counseling to Melcroft residents

Counselors will be available to the Melcroft community this Thursday to help individuals deal with the recent tragedy that claimed the lives of four young adults from the area.  Counselors from the Fayette County Crime Victims Center (CVC) will More...

News

Connellsville man arrested on drug charges

A Connellsville man who allegedly conspired with others in dealing drugs is being held at the Fayette County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond.  Mark Soliday Jr., 26, of 109 Gibson Terrace, is charged with three felony counts of conspiracy to posse More...

Mt. Pleasant Borough seeks funding for various projects

Mt. Pleasant Borough is looking into potential funds from the Westmoreland Community Foundation for projects that benefit the borough as a whole.  More...

Man pleads guilty to lesser charges

A Star Junction man pleaded guilty this week to lesser charges in exchange for more serious charges being dropped, according to a court order.  More...

Opinion

Moving beyond naloxone to save opioid addicts

(AP) –– About 840 times, first responders in the collar counties have administered naloxone to people who’d overdosed on opioids and appeared to have plunged into death.  More...

Trump commended for wanting to invest in infrastructure projects

(AP) –– In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump called for $1.5 trillion in new spending on infrastructure projects. More...

Republicans and attacks on FBI

The news is filled with reports that Republicans in Washington are “attacking” the FBI over the Trump-Russia investigation.  More...

Sports

Falcons fall to Black Hawks

It’s been a rough season for the Connellsville boys basketball team. The Falcons have experienced everything from key injuries to unbelievably hot-shooting opponents throughout the course of the 2017-18 campaign. More...

Geibel, Frazier boys victorious

Cole Kendall scored a game-high 23 points to help the Geibel boys basketball team post a Section 2-A win over visiting Mapletown on Tuesday. More...

Penguins ruin Fleury’s homecoming with 5-4 win over Golden Knights

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Third-period goals by Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel ruined former teammate Marc-Andre Fleury’s homecoming as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 on Tuesday night. More...

Council fires police Chief Miller

South Connellsville Borough Council fired its police chief Tuesday, even though the chief claimed in a letter that he already was terminated by the borough.  In a 6-0 vote during a special meeting Tuesday night, council ended its employment ties More...

Driscoll pleads guilty to Breakneck Market holdup

A 28-year-old Connellsville man pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges stemming from a robbery last year in Breakneck Market, court records showed.  Max Driscoll, 28, pleaded guilty to robbery, terroristic threats, theft, simple assault and reckl 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...

Roy K. Weaver

Mt. Pleasant

Roy K. Weaver, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2018 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born in Oct. 8, 1945 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Orin K. and Charlet R. Lentz Weaver.  More...

Howard E. Washington

Connellsville

Howard E. Washington, 92, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 5 at his home.  He was born November 19, 1925, in Vanderbilt, to the late Howard Washington, Sr. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.” (Psalms 40:3 AKJV)  He did for me. He can do it for you.   More...

How much water one should drink based on variety of factors

Dear Doctor: There is an ongoing debate in my house about fluid/water intake to keep hydrated. Doesn’t it make sense to drink water primarily when you feel thirsty? If not, how much do you need?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Registration held   The Mt. Pleasant Area School District will conduct its kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today through Friday at the Donegal, Norvelt, and Rumbaugh school offices. More...

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