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April 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Congress settles for stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a vict More...

Crime reports listed

Scottdale boy charged A 14-year-old Scottdale boy was charged with terroristic threats in connection with an incident earlier this week on a school bus, state police at Greensburg said. A petition was filed with juvenile authorities. More...

Doctor convicted of Medicare fraud

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. More...

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Do Just One Thing

Yes, even tools designed to keep your home clean need to be, well, cleaned. Take a few cotton balls and isopropyl alcohol and disinfect the bottom of your vacuum cleaner. More...

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Bible Digest

“And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13 AKJV)  If you really want the Lord in your life, you can have Him. Seek Him with all that you have.   More...

Church News

Hot lunch offered   A free community hot lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Central Fellowship Church, 316 N. Arch St., Connellsville. The menu will include beef and noodles, tossed salad, Italian bread and dessert. More...

Evidence of the resurrection of Jesus unimpeachable

The two major spring festivals on the Hebrew calendar, namely Passover and Pentecost, are 50 days apart. On the Christian calendar, the time in between is considered Eastertide, or the season of the Resurrection.  More...

Mt. Pleasant roadwork could mean delays through 2018

Road reconstruction is planned for Mt. Pleasant Borough and Mt. Pleasant Township that will affect traffic patterns for the next two summers.  More...

Problems plague Perry’s Layton Bridge, Layton Road

The historic nature of the Layton Bridge is adding a year or two to plans to either rehabilitate or replace the former railroad bridge that is more than 100 years old. More...

Meadowcroft Rockshelter to be featured in Canteen speaker series

The oldest inhabited site in North America will be the topic of Monday evening’s Laurel Highlands Ambassador program at the Connellsville Canteen.  More...

Obituaries

Allen D. Elwell

Dawson

Allen D. Elwell, 81, of Dawson, died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at his home.  Born May 26, 1935, in North Charleroi, he was the son of the late Joseph and Celina Hess Elwell.  More...

Mary L. Heise

Berlin

Mary Lou Conyets Heise, 84, of Berlin, passed away Friday morning, April 28, 2017, at Somerset Hospital. She was born Dec., 10, 1932, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Louis and Blanche Marie Geyer Conyets, who died Dec. More...

Raymond Arthur Kingan

Dunbar Township

Raymond “Ray” Arthur Kingan, of Dunbar Township, passed away at 11 a.m. More...

Opinion

State should bring voting age down to 17

(AP) The nearly 500 pieces of legislation that have been introduced around the country this year aimed at increasing voter participation include proposals to lower the voting age from 18 to 17.  Pennsylvania should adopt that change, and the U.S More...

In fight over Internet rules, obfuscation rules the day

(AP) Why would anyone want to impose a set of Depression era regulations on the internet?  That’s the question that members of the anti-net neutrality set seem always to ask. As though it bolsters their argument or something. More...

In our era of despair, history offers counsel

A quarter-century ago, only the most wild-eyed, optimistic, maybe slightly crazy visionary could have imagined the Buffalo of today: a modern, tech-oriented city that has transformed rubble into revitalization, taken a tired waterfront and made it a More...

Sports

Scotties slide past Falcons, 6-5

It took a little extra work, but the Southmoreland softball team managed to pull out a hard-fought 6-5 victory over Connellsville in eight innings in a non-section game Friday at Connellsville High School. More...

Connellsville knocks off Penn Hills, 12-4

Derek Orndorff hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and finished with three hits and six RBIs as the Connellsville baseball team beat host Penn Hills, 12-4 in a Section 2-AAAAAA game on Friday. More...

Steelers give Brown help, draft WR Smith-Schuster in second round

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger openly took his team’s wide receiver group to task after a loss in the AFC championship game in January, stressing the team needs to develop playmakers outside of All-Pr More...

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