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March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City woman jailed after stabbing husband

A Connellsville woman remained jailed on Wednesday in the Fayette County Prison on $50,000 bond after she was charged with stabbing her husband in the leg.  More...

Ex-school board member pleads guilty to drug charges

A former school board member in the Brownsville Area School District pleaded guilty to drug charges this week in Fayette County Court. More...

News

Confessions brought relief, but now serial killer set to walk free

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One of two brothers who admitted stalking, raping and killing young women during a string of eight murders in the 1980s is close to walking out of prison.  Nathaniel Cook confessed to three murders with his older brothe More...

Federal law poses dilemma for dying vets seeking lethal drugs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Suffering from heart problems, Bob Sloan told his children he wants to use California’s new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill when his disease becomes too advanced to bear.  More...

Pennsylvania election to test labor’s strength and loyalty

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The fight for the hearts and minds of America’s labor unions is raging in western Pennsylvania, where Joe Biden has suddenly stopped smiling.  In the midst of a speech to boost Democrat Conor Lamb ahead of next week More...

Opinion

Trump remains champion for steel

(AP) –– President Donald Trump’s affirmation last week that he will indeed attempt to place U.S. More...

Mr. Trump goes to the gridiron

WASHINGTON –– Most of the stories about the Gridiron dinner last week naturally focused on how our unpredictable president behaved, particularly when surrounded by the “enemy of the people” (that is, us, the press) for four ho More...

Good Samaritan law gets a life-saving shot

(AP) –– Pennsylvania’s “Good Samaritan” law has been credited with saving the lives of people who overdose on drugs. More...

Sports

Ansell confident entering states

Nate Ansell doesn’t want to focus on the fact that the state championships, which begin today at Giant Center in Hershey, will be the last time he competes as a high school wrestler at Connellsville.  “I’m trying not to think a More...

No clear answer for Pitt: Keep Stallings or move on?

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Stallings expected growing pains. It’s part of the territory when rebuilding a basketball program on the fly.  More...

NHLPA Player Poll shows respect, admiration for Crosby

TORONTO (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is the most admired and appreciated player in the NHL, judging from the 2017-18 NHLPA Player Poll.  More...

Ex-Chief Miller asks for suit to be dismissed

South Connellsville’s former police chief denies in court papers that he had a “vendetta” against a woman with strong ties to the community fire department and maintained that he filed charges against her based on evidence.  More...

Former F.C. public works director sues county over firing

A former Fayette County public works director has sued the county with claims he was fired last year because of his age. Robert W. More...

Smith moves into CACM top spot

After more than five months as the acting director of Connellsville Area Community Ministries, Rita Smith has been named to the position on a permanent basis.  Smith didn’t apply for the job when it initially came open, though she did come More...

Man serving time for murder pleads guilty to another death

A man serving time on a third-degree murder conviction pleaded guilty this week in connection with another death.  Daysean Brock, 31, currently in SCI-Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckle More...

Obituaries

Jerry R. Bowers

Normalville

Jerry R. Bowers, 57, of Normalville, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  He was born Jan. More...

Wayne Dillinger

Dawson

Wayne Dillinger, 72, of Dawson (Upper Tyrone Township), passed away at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Wayne was born Jan. 1, 1946, in Connellsville, a son of the late Alvin A. More...

Robert B. Gailey

Nemacolin

Robert Brooks Gailey, 84, of Nemacolin, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Garden Care Center, Waynesburg.  Please visit our website for more details on viewing and service times: www.paulgfinkfuneralhome.c More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalms 46:10 AKJV)  Be quiet. Remember. God is still God. It is all about Him.   More...

Dark chocolate can be enjoyed sparingly

Dear Doctor: How should chocolate be processed to preserve its healthful properties? I’ve read that a non-alkalizing process is better than an alkalizing process, but I don’t understand the difference. More...

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11. Adjust your clocks.  Scottdale Borough Council will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at 10 Mt. Pleasant Road. More...

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