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February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Everson worker charged with stealing $3,000 from borough

A former Everson Borough employee used a borough credit card and a borough account at a hardware store to make personal purchases totaling nearly $3,000, state police at Belle Vernon said.  An arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday for Nicholas Ch More...

News

Students get ready for Valentine’s Day fun

From left, Kate Wisniewski, 5, Raven Allan, 5, Jordyn Biller, 6, and Noah Hixson, 6, show off their Valentine’s Day boxes recently at Rumbaugh Elementary School.   More...

City police news listed

Woman charged   Maria Arnold-Blake, 38, of Charleroi, was cited by Connellsville police Sunday following a traffic stop.  Police spotted Arnold Blake driving north in the southbound lane of Memorial Boulevard. More...

Westminster show dogs have some unusual food favorites

NEW YORK (AP) — Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he’s not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals.  The one treat he never refuses? More...

Opinion

First opioid epidemic hit in 19th century

(AP) –– In recent days, the Clarion Ledger and its partners in the USA Today network of newspapers have published a comprehensive look at the nation’s opioid epidemic.  More...

Did federal authorities abuse their powers?

(AP) –– Did federal authorities abuse their powers and mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court when seeking the court’s permission to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page?  A memo prepared by House Intel More...

FBI’s deep faith in dossier author

One of the most remarkable takeaways from the new documents released in the Trump-Russia investigation is the degree to which FBI officials were determined to believe Trump dossier author Christopher Steele –– even after it became clear he had lied t More...

Sports

WPIAL playoff pairings released

The WPIAL playoff pairings were announced on Tuesday night, and Connellsville’s first-round match-up came as a bit of a surprise to coach Emily Daugherty. More...

Falcons skate past Warriors

Travis Sipple tallied a goal and an assist, and Ryan Brown racked up three assists as the Connellsville hockey team broke open a close game with three unanswered goals in the third period to post a 4-1 PIHL Division 2 win over Central Valley at the I More...

Pens top Sens, 6-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored twice, Zach Aston-Reese scored his first two NHL goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Tuesday night. More...

Businessman upset with Scottdale officials

A Scottdale businessman is threatening to pull his convenience store from the community if he doesn’t soon get assurances that he will be able to carry out his expansion project.  More...

Mt. Pleasant freezes district’s expenses

In an effort to keep a close eye on the budget, the Mt. More...

Scottdale changes grant funding use

The Scottdale Borough Building could be more accessible for those with disabilities by the end of the year.  At a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) hearing, council heard plans from Andrew French of the Fayette County Redevelopment Author More...

Car flips over on city bridge; no one injured

A Bedford County man escaped injury Monday when his car flipped over at the intersection of West Crawford Avenue and Arch Street.  According to Connellsville police, they found a 2010 Subaru on its roof in the roadway after it had crossed into t More...

Obituaries

Gertrude D’Auria

Connellsville

Gertrude D’Auria, 79, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Latrobe hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home,123 S. More...

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...

Clifford D. Miller

South Connellsville

Clifford D. Miller, 89, of South Connellsville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born March 9, 1928, in Connellsville, the son of the late Harry L. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2 AKJV)  God’s people should be like Him.   More...

Steady, rapid heartbeat during morning cause for concern

Dear Doctor: Every morning upon waking, I feel an even/steady pulsing of about 200 beats per minute, although my pulse is normally about 60 beats per minute. I’m 84, with no symptoms of atrial fibrillation and a body mass index of 24. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Albright events listed   Albright United Methodist Church, 1626 S. Pittsburgh St., South Connellsville, will hold Ash Wednesday worship service at 7 p.m. today. The public is invited to attend.  The 55+ luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. More...

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