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March 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Four injured in three-vehicle accident in city

Four people were taken to area hospitals Friday following a head-on accident on Memorial Boulevard in Connellsville. According to Connellsville Police Chief William Hammerle, the crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the 300 block. More...

News

States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shif More...

Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more U.S. kids to hospitals

CHICAGO (AP) — Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care. More...

Cancer claim for Monsanto’s Roundup gets judge’s scrutiny

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product’s manufacturer — agribusiness giant Monsanto. More...

Opinion

Public pressure can bring about change

(AP) –– There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the outrage of the day was whether the star of a redneck reality TV show should lose his gig over expressing an opinion that homosexuality (and heterosexual promiscuity, and lying t More...

Teachers should not be armed in classrooms

(AP) –– We didn’t think it was even a serious proposal –– that schools should arm teachers –– when it was first suggested as a solution after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.  More...

The love of adoption

(AP) –– Do you want to see what gratitude looks like? Then David Scotton’s your man.  More...

Sports

Southmoreland trio excited for states

It’s quite an excited trio of Southmoreland wrestlers that will be heading to Hershey for the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships, set for Thursday through Saturday at Giant Center. More...

Lawrence ready for return trip to Hershey

For the second year in a row, Frazier wrestler Thayne Lawrence will head to the PIAA Class AA Championships with thoughts of gold on his mind. More...

Polanco hopes to fulfill his potential

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Gregory Polanco thought the best way to boost his power numbers was by bulking up his body.  The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder quickly found out last year that was not the case. More...

Three seek Murphy’s seat in special election

Voters in the 18th Congressional District will be at the polls next Tuesday for a special election to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy in October.  More...

City woman faces robbery charges

A Connellsville man testified Monday in Fayette County Court that he awoke the early morning of Sept. More...

Obituaries

Ellen E. Brown

South Connellsville

Ellen Elise (Fricke) Brown, 90, of South Connellsville, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born July 31, 1927, in Dinslaken, Lohberg, Germany, a daughter of the late Karl and Elfriede Fricke.  Ellen More...

Paul E. Bugosh Jr.

Formerly of Scottdale

Paul E. “Sonny” Bugosh, Jr., 71, of Greensburg, formerly of Scottdale, passed away Friday afternoon, March 2, 2018, in Excela Health, Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, in the caring presence of his loving family.  He was born Nov. More...

Lloyd F. Moore

Mt. Pleasant

Lloyd F. “Peanut” Moore, 67, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at home.  He was born Oct. 11, 1950, in Connellsville, a son of the late George F. More...

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CELEBRITY CIPHER

Celebrity Cipher crypotograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And Jesus answering said to them, Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22 AKJV)  Don’t give up. Have faith in God. He cares about you.   More...

A healthy diet usually can provide all the nutrients you need

Dear Doctor: Doctors and nutritionists are now saying that taking vitamin and mineral supplements is worthless. But many of the foods we eat are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Are those additives worthless? More...

Connellsville Canteen hosts artist meet-and-greet

Meet artist Alisa Rawls from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Connellsville Canteen. More...

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