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February 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville Middle School students to present ‘Shrek’

More than 100 Connellsville Area Middle School students will be taking the stage next month to perform “Shrek The Musical Jr.”  The show will run from March 16-18, with evening performances Friday and Saturday and closing with a mati More...

News

South Connellsville Borough Council approves three-year contract for street department workers

South Connellsville Borough Council approved on Monday a three-year agreement for the borough’s two street department employees.  Under the pact, which council supported in an unanimous vote, the truck driver/laborer will earn $17.90 per More...

Trump’s budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America’s social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year’s promises to balance the federal More...

AP Analysis: Trump’s economic policy rooted in debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — One clear principle runs through President Donald Trump’s emerging economic policy: Debt is good.  More...

Opinion

Nation needs to mend broken health care law

(AP) –– After eight years of political warfare over the Affordable Care Act, there’s a hopeful lesson to be drawn from the demise of Republican efforts last summer to repeal the landmark health reform law: Common ground still exists More...

A new face of hope

ROME –– I left the country the other day, and the talk on Facebook ever since I logged on across the pond seems to be the new algorithms that limit the number of people you see on your newsfeed. More...

National debt continues to grow

(AP) –– For the past five years or so, federal spending has been limited by sequestration, a system that Congress passed to reduce federal spending deficits by $1 trillion over ten years. More...

Sports

Falcons struggle against Wildcats

With the WPIAL playoffs scheduled to begin later this week, the Connellsville and Latrobe girls basketball teams used Monday night’s exhibition game at Connellsville High School as a tune-up in preparation for the postseason. More...

Frazier boys, MP girls win

Justin Novak tossed in 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Frazier boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory over visiting Winchester Thurston in a non-section game to close out the regular season on Monday. More...

Wind, ice and cold are making this Olympics too wintry

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics are supposed to be cold, of course. Just maybe not THIS cold. More...

Mother charged with allowing son to keep guns in Uniontown school incident

The mother of a 14-year-old Uniontown Area High School student who authorities said threatened to kill four classmates was charged Monday with allowing her son to keep guns. Lenora A. More...

Mt. Pleasant man charged with strangulation, assault

A Mount Pleasant man has been charged with grabbing his girlfriend around the throat Saturday night, according to court papers.  Angelo Ercole Bacha, 43, of 409 Pleasant Manor, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Roger Eckels on Sund More...

Obituaries

James C. Earnesty Sr.

Formerly of Connellsville

James (Jim) C. Earnesty Sr., 87, formerly of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 9, in Charlotte, N.C., surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Scottdale, Nov. More...

James E. Brilhart

Scottdale

James E. Brilhart, 81, longtime resident of Scottdale, went home to Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, while being comforted by his loving family. He was born April 16, 1936, a son of the late Aaron and Claire Brilhart of Scottdale. More...

Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89

MIAMI (AP) — Vic Damone, whose mellow baritone once earned praise from Frank Sinatra as “the best pipes in the business,” has died in Florida at the age of 89, his daughter said.  Victoria Damone told The Associated Press in a More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.” (Psalms 41:1 AKJV)  God will take care of those who take care of others.   More...

Study suggests time of day may impact surgical outcome

Dear Doctor: It seems like doctors always want to schedule surgeries as early as possible. But I recently read that heart surgery survival chances are better in the afternoon. Why would this be? More...

Hospital club selling scholarship fundraiser tickets

The Hospital Club of Connellsville is currently holding ticket sales for 10 Thirty-One bundles from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8-11 a.m. Saturday in the lobby at Highlands Hospital. More...

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