2020-10-08 E-Edition

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Dunbar Township road workers were out patching Ridge Boulevard on Wednesday. The work is being completed Wednesdays to avoid school bus traffic. Connellsville Area schools are closed Wednesdays. Supervisors said they will be back out next week to do more work. Subscription Required! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!

No tax increase planned in Connellsville

In a pandemic-marred, bad-news year, Connellsville City Council has good news for 2021: No real estate tax increase. In less than three hours over two days of budget work sessions, council came up with a spending plan that balances anticipated expenditures and revenues at $3,390,731.05. Under the plan presented by Councilman Ethan Keedy and City Clerk Vern Ohler, the real […]


MPASD students to return 4 days a week The Mt. Pleasant Area School Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to return students to face-to-face classes four days each week at the beginning of the second nine-week grading period. Students will continue to undergo distance learning on Wednesdays. Under the plan, parents and guardians will have a choice to have their children […]

Area vets making Veterans Day plans

The Connellsville Veterans Commission is planning a Veterans Day parade and program in the city. Thomas W. McFadden, commission secretary, said the Veterans Day parade rotates each year among Connellsville, Uniontown and Masontown. McFadden said parade participants and those attending the events will be asked to maintain social distance and wear masks. The Nov. 11 parade will begin with lineup […]

City wants Halloween decorators

Cole B’s sponsor of seventh annual decorating contest

If you like Halloween and you like to decorate, Connellsville is offering you a chance to show off your talent. For a seventh year, the city is sponsoring its annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest. A new business to the city, Cole B’s along West Crawford Avenue on the West Side, is this year’s sponsor. “We are happy to have Cole […]

‘I never thought I would be a widow at 19’

Mollie Hunker takes life one day at a time, is ‘waiting for God to figure it out’

Mollie Landman Hunker continues to share her message of God’s love and hope with others less than a year after her husband, Brady, died of cancer. Mollie, 19, delivered her message recently at Christ United Methodist Church in Scottdale. “There are a lot of ways that I can minister to people and share the Gospel,” she said. “I have seen […]


The Yough River Trail Council recently served lunch to the Ride Allegheny group. There were 130 riders that came through. The group ordered pizzas from New York Pizza and YRTC members picked them up. Members of the YRTC made pasta fagilio. Member Bill Herrington donated apples. Dana Newlin, with the assistance of her mother, made cookies. The YRTC provided bottled […]

Healthcare information organization ranks Excela among top in technology

Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. Excela Health continues to be recognized as a leader nationally and statewide for its use of information technology to help patients become more actively involved in their care and maintain their health. The latest recognition comes from The College of Healthcare Information […]

Samuel W. Geary Sr.


Samuel W. Geary Sr., 82, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 29, 1938, in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Roy “Buck” and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Geary. Sam was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was owner/operator of Geary Refuse Co. for several years. He then […]