2020-11-07 E-Edition

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The Daily Courier is once again participating in the Fayette County Toys for Tots campaign. Toys can be dropped off at our office, located at 127 W. Apple St., Connellsville, now through Dec. 7. Above, Dan Martin, Fayette County’s Toys for Tots coordinator is with Mary Kozel, Daily Courier office manager. Registration for Fayette County residents is being held 10 […]

Pa. vote counters’ toil to extend into next week

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow but growing margin in the presidential race drew him closer to winning Pennsylvania’s cache of 20 electoral votes Friday as county by-county teams of ballot counters continued to toil. The canvassing that in a normal year would be wrapping up on Friday will carry into next week, with many counties waiting until Monday […]


City schedules leaf collection The City of Connellsville has scheduled fall leaf collection. Bags of leaves and piles of leaves must be placed at curbside. Public works department employees will not go onto private property to collect leaves. Bagged leaves will be collected as follow: • Mondays: Collection for Old Wards 3 and 4 will be Nov. 30. This is […]

Dunbar Township considering resident’s request for generators

Dunbar Township supervisors are considering a resident’s request to purchase generators for the township in the wake of a recent vehicle accident that knocked out power to a section of Dunbar Township, affecting traffic lights. The Oct. 21 crash occurred on Route 119 South near Ranch Road and involved a tractor trailer and a pickup truck. The accident shut down […]

Doctor with local ties expresses virus concerns

A Seattle doctor with Scottdale family ties says he is very concerned about the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in small, close-knit communities like Scottdale. As the virus continues to spread, Dr. Edward Briercheck, M.D./Ph.D., said he is becoming very concerned about his family members living in the Scottdale area. Dr. Briercheck recently wrote a letter to the […]

Area churches plan to ‘ring in’ holiday hope and unity

Scottdale area churches are moving ahead with plans to ring bells during the holidays to provide prayer, hope and unity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ed Zylka and members of the Scottdale Area Association of Churches are asking churches, residents and children throughout the Fay-West area to join them. “Members of the Association of Churches have been brainstorming about how to […]

Additional COVID-19 cases reported in local school districts

The Connellsville Area and Mt. Pleasant Area school districts each reported one staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Both learned Thursday about the infections. Norvelt Elementary in the Mt. Pleasant Area School District is in the midst of a five-day closure for face-toface instruction after learning a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The closure was required because […]

Protesters decry vote-counting

Pro-Trump protesters — some of them openly carrying rifles and handguns — rallied outside vote-tabulation centers in a few cities around the country Friday, responding to accusations from President Donald Trump that the Democrats were trying to steal the White House. Elections officials in several states where Democrat Joe Biden was ahead said the anger outside their doors made them […]

L&I to expand window to backdate UC claims

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced that beginning today, the department will temporarily expand its ability to backdate Unemployment Compensation claims from six weeks to up to 52 weeks. The change will allow L&I staff to assist claimants who attempted to file UC claims during the first weeks of the pandemic but needed to […]