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March 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Frazier joins other schools, investigates bomb threats

Frazier High School joined the list of local school to mount an investigation after a bomb threat was said to have been found around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.  More...

News

After Parkland, parents push for security upgrades

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Vegas gun range billboard vandalized

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A freeway-side billboard for a Las Vegas gun range was vandalized late Wednesday or before dawn Thursday.  Vandals changed an advertisement inviting tourists to fire an assault-style rifle to say, “Shoot A School Kid More...

Opinion

Censoring a student newspaper may be legal but it’s not right

(AP) –– School board member Menno Riggleman criticized the inclusion of Darwin’s theory of evolution — which he believes is “outdated” — in the Elizabethtown school curriculum.  More...

Trump’s ‘hoax’ claims are in tatters

WASHINGTON -- President Trump’s attempts to convince Americans that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was a giant “hoax” has taken a beating lately.  Indeed, Trump’s preposterous tweets that this “Rus More...

Watch out, offshore drillers; Jersey’s no longer a pushover

(AP) –– New Jersey’s new governor is reviving the state’s environmental mojo by reversing the mistakes of the Christie administration. Following Gov. More...

Sports

Falcons confident heading to WPIALs

Getting to the state championships is the goal of every high school wrestler, and for nine Connellsville grapplers, the chance to make it to Hershey is directly in front of them.  More...

PSU’s Barkley is a do-it-all running back

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The only thing that Saquon Barkley has to prove at the NFL combine this week is that he’s every bit as good as advertised.  More...

Gardner wins gold at WPIAL Championships

Mt. Pleasant sophomore Heather Gardner produced gold at the WPIAL Class AA Swimming Championships on Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. More...

CASB addresses security concerns

Parents voiced safety concerns at Wednesday evening’s Connellsville Area School Board meeting following two threats made in the district in the past two weeks.  More...

CACM to hold grand re-opening

The grand re-opening of Connellsville Area Community Ministry (CACM) takes place Saturday with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.  Other than for a few days after Christmas, the Crawford Avenue ministry hasn’t been closed, but renovations which o More...

Obituaries

Andrew J. Gavin Jr.

Formerly of Scottdale

Andrew J. Gavin Jr., 60, of Massapequa, N.Y., formerly of Scottdale, passed away Feb. 8, 2018, at his home.  He was born Dec. 1, 1957, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved with his family to Scottdale when he was 9 years old.  More...

Ann Kieta

Connellsville

Ann “Snookie” Kieta, 89, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown.  She was born Feb. More...

Barbara A. Martinowski

Mount Pleasant

Barbara Ann (Brown) Martinowski, 68, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Feb. 8. 2018, in the Excela Health-Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  Mrs. Martinowski was born April 1, 1949, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Lawrence E. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:” (Mark 9:43 AKJV)  Hell is a real place. Jesus said so. More...

The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are unknown

Dear Doctor: Would you kindly address the risks of e-cigarettes compared to regular cigarettes? I am opposed to both because of the potential for nicotine addiction and other health issues. More...

Special election to be held March 13

Mark your calendars for a special election in Congressional District 18 on March 13. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

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