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News

Trump moves toward health care reform, tax overhauls

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump begins his second month in office, his team is trying to move past the crush of controversies that overtook his first month and make progress on health care and tax overhauls long sought by Republican More...

National Zoo to send U.S.-born panda cub Bao Bao to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.  More...

Connellsville crimes reported

Retail theft   Nakaya Polidora, 18, of Connellsville is accused of entering the Connellsville Sheetz on Feb. 19 and grabbing a liter of Pepsi and a bad of Doritos without paying for the items. More...

Opinion

Wake up nation to God’s importance

Dear Editor and Readers, Milania Trump opened the Florida rally on Feb. 18, 2017, with The Lord’s Prayer. More...

It is unfair to criticize President Trump

Dear Editor,  I am writing you to show my disappointment with The Courier’s coverage of our current political landscape. More...

Plan released to address ‘coffin corridor’ on I-95

It promises to be ugly, but it should save lives.  The S.C. Department of Transportation has at long last released a plan to address the “coffin corridor” of Interstate 95 in Jasper County. More...

Sports

Metzger to play football at Waynesburg

Sometimes things just fit perfectly, and that certainly seemed to be the case for Connellsville senior Howie Metzger when it was time for him to make his college selection. More...

Kisiel & Associates gets St. Rita’s victories

Ethan Bennett scored six points and Anthony Piasecki scored five points as Kisiel & Associates beat Service Master, 19-5 in St. Rita’s Youth Basketball League action. More...

Nutting: Pirates had ‘step back’ in 2016, but talent is there

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates missed the playoffs last season for the first time in four years, but that won’t cause chairman Bob Nutting to abandon the team’s steady, build-from-within approach. More...

Community leaders plan opioid town hall meeting

Connellsville community leaders met Monday at the city municipal building to discuss putting together a town hall meeting addressing the growing epidemic of opioid-related deaths in the area.  More...

City’s Cameron Court park project moves closer to reality

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority Monday discussed plans for an estimated $400,000 park project at Cameron Court along Pittsburgh Street where a wall will be repaired and an openair amphitheater will be constructed. More...

Obituaries

Maynard W. Blackburn

Connellsville

Maynard W. “Bill” Blackburn, 87, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the South Fayette Nursing Home, Markleysburg.  He was born July 16, 1929, in Mt. More...

Lillian Bryner

Formerly of Dunbar

Lillian Bryner, 92, formerly of Dunbar, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Mapletown, a daughter of the late Walter and Alverda Wilson. More...

Roy L. Countryman

Somerset

Roy L. Countryman, 67, of Somerset, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

NCIS 8 p.m. More...

Wife Whose Husband Fights Dirty May Need A Clean Break

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches. It’s been three years since our wedding, and he still can’t let it go sometimes. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Helping others without taking on too much or overdoing it will be difficult. Make suggestions, but don’t feel obliged to shirk your responsibilities to help someone else get ahead.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.” (Psalms 32:5 AKJV)  The Lord can set us free from the burden of sin. More...

Quality patient care should be provided by doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve read about a recent study that found that elderly patients with female doctors fared better than those who were treated by men. I wonder -- what do Dr. Ko and Dr. Glazier think about these results?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Day of Recollection held More...

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