2019-06-03 E-Edition

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App brings parents into the classroom

Ramsay Elementary School students are interacting with parents and each other sharing classroom activities throughout the day. The parent communication app used is called Seesaw. The app is on iPads and Kindles in the classrooms and parents can use it to see their children’s classroom projects from their phones. “A teacher friend from another district encouraged me to try it […]

CASD superintendent advocates for district at state conference

Connellsville Area School District Superintendent Joseph Bradley had the opportunity to advocate for the district while at the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools annual conference last month. While there, Bradley was able to talk with both Gov. Tom Wolf and state Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera. “My main areas of advocacy at the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and […]

Vaccination is best way to prevent flu

After a difficult flu season in Pennsylvania, the Department of Health wants residents to realize the dangers of the virus and how it can be prevented. Nearly 98,500 reported cases occurred this flu season, resulting in 157 reported deaths, according to a press released issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. “Influenza is a disease that can leave people sick […]

Southmoreland students sing at Pirates game

It’s become an annual tradition. Southmoreland students take their place on the field at PNC Park before a Pirates’ game and sing the National Anthem. This year is no different and marks the eighth consecutive year for the students’ voices to be heard at the ballpark. Students from fifth through eighth grade sang the National Anthem before the Pirates took […]

District judges handled more than 200,000 criminal cases in 2017

(Editor’s note: This is the third and final part of a series being provided by the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania. The Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania represents Magisterial District Judges and Philadelphia Municipal Court Judges.) District Judges preside over traffic, civil, landlord tenant and other summary level cases, in addition to serving as the court of initial […]

Trump heads to Europe at a time of remembrance, turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a bull who keeps returning to the china shop, President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe, where on previous visits he has strained historic friendships and insulted his hosts. This time, he faces an ally in turmoil and a global call to renew democratic pacts. The agenda for Trump’s weeklong journey is both ceremonial and […]

Entrepreneurship workshop postponed

Due to scheduling issues, the Operation: Entrepreneurship workshop scheduled for today at the Connellsville Canteen has been postponed. “We will notify the public of the new date as soon as it is available,” Fayette County Cultural Trust President Michael Edwards said. Subscription Required! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!

Pioneering psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson dies at 71

NEW YORK (AP) — Roky Erickson, the blue-eyed, darkhaired Texan who headed the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators, a pioneering psychedelic rock band in the 1960s that scored with “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” has died. He was 71. Erickson’s sinuous lead guitar and wailing vocals didn’t turn him into a chart topper, but they cemented his role as a musician’s musician. […]

Earl E. Calhoun


Earl Edwin Calhoun, 91, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Sat. June 1, 2019, in Greensburg. He was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Grindstone, Fayette County, a son of the late John William and Ada Delilah Cook Calhoun. Earl was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a corporal. He was a radio technician and […]