2019-11-05 E-Edition

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‘Big Reveal’

Geyer Theater announces 2020 season at Murphy Hall

The “ Big Reveal” for Geyer Theater’s 2020 season of performances took place at Murphy Hall in Connellsville last weekend. The gala event was sponsored jointly by The Geyer Performing Arts Center and Actors and Artists of Fayette County (AAFC). The Geyer ends its 2019 season with three well-loved plays. “Leading Ladies” runs Nov. 7-10. The ever-popular “Little Women,” which […]

Jury watches video, listens to witnesses in fatal shooting

A Fayette County jury on Monday watched a video of a man being shot and listened to two witnesses who saw the fatal shooting last year outside 400 Woodview Terrace in North Union Township. District Attorney Rich Bower played the video, obtained from the apartment complex, for the jury of six women and six men a few times during the […]

City Chamber of Commerce will hold dessert auction for holiday

Don’t feel like dealing with dessert amid the crush of preparing a Thanksgiving feast? The Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce has a solution: The Gobble ‘Til You Wobble Dessert Auction. Scheduled 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 23, the event will be at the Somerset Trust train station on West Crawford Avenue, chamber Manager Brooke Deason said. The entry fee is […]

Gov. Wolf announces $1 million grant to combat campus sexual assault

Continuing his commitment to combatting campus sexual assault, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that $1 million in It’s On Us PA grants are available to colleges, universities and other post-secondary schools. The governor is a steadfast supporter of campus safety and nearly four years ago established It’s On Us PA, the nation’s first statewide campaign, according to a press release. “Our […]

1 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday. The study in the journal Health Affairs comes as legislation to curb drug costs for seniors languishes in Congress and the growing financial exposure of patients with insurance is getting […]

Iran spins more centrifuges on U.S. Embassy crisis anniversary

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement over a year ago. The announcement — which also included Iran saying it now has a prototype centrifuge that works […]

Black activist who led neo-Nazi group dies amid bid to destroy it

A black activist who took control of one of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne Edward List. Stern, 55, […]

Rudy Boesch, early fan favorite on ‘Survivor,’ dies

Rudy Boesch, a retired tough-as-nails Navy SEAL and fan favorite on the inaugural season of “Survivor,” has died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91. He died peacefully Friday night in hospice care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, surrounded by loved ones, said Steve Gonzalez, director of operations for the Seal Veterans Foundation. Boesch joined the Navy in […]

Helen P. Ohler


Helen P. Nichelson Ohler, 91, of Normalville, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville. She was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Normalville, a daughter of the late William and Mary Martha Zinsky Nichelson. Prior to her retirement, Helen worked as a seamstress for the former Connellsville Sportsware for 34 years. She was a member of […]