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March 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Donegal woman sentenced to state prison for stealing nearly $1 million from city business

A Donegal woman pleaded guilty Friday to stealing nearly $1 million from a Connellsville business and was sentenced to serve up to 17 years in state prison.  Tammy Keefer, 44, appeared via video-conferencing before Fayette County Judge Steve Les More...

Geibel evacuated after threat, no danger found

Students were evacuated Friday from the Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School/ Conn Area Catholic school complex in Connellsville Township after a comment perceived as a threat was overheard.   More...

News

‘Naked politics’ of punishing Delta could haunt Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers’ decision to punish Delta Air Lines for publicly distancing itself from the National Rifle Association was an extraordinary act of political revenge.  More...

Lehigh won’t revoke Trump’s honorary degree

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Lehigh University’s board of trustees will not revoke President Donald Trump’s honorary degree after nearly two-thirds of the school’s faculty voted to do so. More...

Worst of bad U.S. flu season finally over as illnesses decline

NEW YORK (AP) — The worst of the nation’s nasty flu season is finally over.  The season apparently peaked in early February and has been fading since, health officials said Friday. More...

Opinion

G.W.’s class is back in session

I might have had a little too much fun with George’s rules last week so here we are again. I could go on and on with these as George wrote out 110 of them, but something tells me I’m probably the only one who would thoroughly enjoy that. More...

Of arms and Americans: key turning points

Commenting on the revolutions of 1848 in Europe, the British historian A.J.P.  More...

Puerto Rico situation shows FEMA is still falling short

(AP) – The nightmare that was Hurricane Maria continues. It should be over by now. More...

Sports

Five Falcons open WPIALs with wins

The first session of the WPIAL/Southwest Regional Class AAA Wrestling Championships brought a little bit of everything for Connellsville.  In the early session, the Falcons turned in some dominating wins but also suffered some tough losses on F More...

Gardner gets second gold at WPIALs

Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner followed up Thursday’s gold-medal performance at the WPIAL Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships with another on Friday. More...

Dairy Queen notches St. Rita’s hoops victory

Amarah Snyder scored six points to lead Dairy Queen Grill & Chill to a 15-12 victory over Sepp Dental in St. Rita’s Basketball League action. More...

F.C. judge refuses to accept guilty plea from Connellsville man

A Connellsville man accused of robbing Breakneck Market last year withdrew his guilty pleas Friday after a judge refused to accept them.  Fayette County Senior Judge Gerald Solomon told Max Driscoll, 28, that his plea bargain called for less tim More...

Dunbar Township man sentenced for not delivering prepaid fuel

A Fayette County judge ordered a Dunbar Township businessman on Friday to pay more than $46,000 as restitution to customers who prepaid him for heating fuel that he never delivered.  Fayette County Senior Judge Gerald Solomon also sentenced Barr More...

Star Junction man paroled after plea deal

A Star Junction man was sentenced to time-served Friday in connection with an assault on another man.  Fayette County Judge Gerald Solomon ordered Ronald McPartland, 56, to be paroled, after determining he already had served the minimum amount o More...

Obituaries

Ellen Brown

South Connellsville

Ellen Brown, 90, of South Connellsville, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, in Latrobe Hospital.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. 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...

William B. Kuhns Sr.

Connellsville

William Blaine Kuhns Sr., 79, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Uniontown Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Bullskin Township, the son of the late Reed W. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. More...

Recent ‘raw water’ movement is potentially dangerous

Dear Doctor: My daughter has been talking about the merits of “raw water” -- and the perils of regular tap water. Could it be that people are really drinking non-sterilized or treated water? Isn’t that dangerous? More...

Church News

Rummage sale set   New Hope Alliance Church, 229 Pittsburgh St., Third Floor, Scottdale, will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.  Fish fries held   More...

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