2019-05-28 E-Edition

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City celebrates Memorial Day

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

In remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, differences don’t matter. “Differences of party, creed and sect are today forgotten while north and south, east and west, all over our broad lands, our people with reverent hearts circle the sacred mounds where sleep our country’s dead,” Glenn Siple, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 21 and Commander for the […]

City’s Geranium Festival continues to grow

Mother Nature may have waved her weather wand to put a damper on the final hour of this year’s Connellsville Geranium Festival, but prior to the downpour the festival was another success for the Connellsville Area Garden Club who sponsor the event as an annual fundraiser for the group. “We had a really nice day,” Geranium Festival committee chair Phyllis […]

Mr. Trombone Harold Betters honored

Connellsville honored lifelong city resident Mr. Trombone Harold Betters (left) on Sunday with a permanent plaque on the bandshell at East Park. Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln spoke during the event. The bandshell will forever be named the Harold Betters Band Shell. The Fayette County Cultural Trust and the Connellsville Rotary Club provided the funds for the bronze plaque. The city’s […]

2019 Roll Call held for deceased veterans on Memorial Day in city

The names of 94 area veterans who have died in the last year were read during the annual Memorial Day ceremony in Connellsville. They are: • Ivory Allen Akers• Angelo Alesantrino• Daniel Ansell• Andrew Anthony• Joseph P. Arnold• Charles Arvin, Sr.• Dr. James M. Benford• Robert Benson• Kenneth Berg• Darrel Berger• Anthony Bianchi• Joseph E. Bollibon, Sr.• Robert Bradley• Richard […]

Former Thai Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

BANGKOK (AP) — Prem Tinsulanonda, who as an army commander, prime minister and adviser to the royal palace was one of Thailand’s most influential political figures over four decades, died Sunday at age 98. His death in a Bangkok hospital was announced by the government’s Public Relations Department. Never married, he leaves no family survivors. Thai Princess Sirindhorn will preside […]

Bill Buckner, forever known for October error, dies at 69

Bill Buckner was an All- Star and batting champion, a gritty gamer who was welcome on any team. A reliable fielder, too. But a little grounder forever changed his legacy. Buckner, who made one of the biggest blunders in baseball history when he let Mookie Wilson’s trickler roll through his legs during the 1986 World Series, died Monday. He was […]

Caroline P. Brooks


Caroline P. Brooks, 90, of Connellsville, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Ohiopyle, a daughter of the late Mark and Alice Burke Lambie. Caroline was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church. She is survived by two children, Debbie Cossick and her husband Richard of Connellsville, and Jon Brooks and […]

George R. Pirl


George Raymond Pirl, 77, of Rockwood, passed away peacefully Monday, May 27, 2019, at his home, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 6, 1941, in Rogers Mills, Springfield Township, Fayette County, a son of the late William Henry and Elsie Marie Porterfield Pirl. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and building the biggest campfire he could, playing […]

Sandra K. Masciarelli


Sandra “Sandy” K. Potter Masciarelli, 58, of Perryopolis, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 26, 2019, following a strong fight with cancer. Born Sept. 8, 1960, in Connellsville, she was the daughter of the late Dalton Gene Potter and Carol Lint Potter, who survives and resides in Perryopolis. A lifelong resident of Perryopolis, Sandy was a member of Perryopolis […]