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November 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Taxes will not increase in Perryopolis Borough

Perryopolis Borough is looking at a 2019 budget with no tax increase after council voted to advertise the tentative budget Wednesday.  Council President Paul Black said the budget is very similar to the 2018 budget, but without a tax increase. More...

News

Students at Ramsay Elementary School open several businesses

Last year, fifth-grade students at Donegal Elementary ran their own business making custom mugs.  This year, it’s Ramsay Elementary’s turn.  More...

Suzanne Carcieri, former Rhode Island first lady, dies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island first lady Suzanne Carcieri has died.  Amy Kempe, a former aide to Republican Gov. Don Carcieri, says she died in the early morning hours Thursday. A spokesman for Democratic Gov. More...

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as “Yesterday When I was Young” and “Honeymoon Feeling,” More...

Opinion

Building an Amazon headquarters facility in Long Island will be challenging project

(AP) –– Amazon’s prime plan to deliver at least 25,000 jobs by locating a regional headquarters in Long Island City is exciting for its potential to dramatically change our region and overwhelming in its scope.  More...

Photo

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Bad news continues for Trump

WASHINGTON –– Things haven’t been going well for President Trump since last week’s disastrous midterm elections when the Democrats won majority control of the House.  More...

Sports

Burd to play softball at Cornell

When Mia Burd was considering her college options, playing softball at the collegiate level was certainly a factor in her decision-making process. More...

Streaking Steelers relying on red-hot red zone offense

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner issues a warning to his wide receivers and tight ends if they happen to get tackled at the 1-yard line.  “There’s a chance you might not get it again,&r More...

Crosby expected to miss a week

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby missed Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury.  The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. More...

F.C. Commissioners to hold line on taxes

Fayette County Commissioners approved on Thursday a proposed 2019 budget with no hike in property taxes.  The approval came in 2-1 vote during the board’s regular meeting.  Commissioners Vince Vicites and Dave Lohr supported the $35.9 More...

City to celebrate annual Thanksgiving Festival of Choirs on Sunday

Sunday marks the 91st annual Thanksgiving Festival of Choirs in Connellsville.  The free concert will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 417 S. Pittsburgh St.  More...

CASD raises funds for Tree of Life Synagogue

The Connellsville Area School District is reaching out to support the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in the wake of the attack by a gunman which left 11 people dead Oct. More...

Obituaries

Carol Halfhill

Laurel, Md.

Carol Halfhill, 63, of Laurel, Md., passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Nov. 6, 2018, at the Connellsville home of her loving father.  She is the daughter of Earl Halfhill and the late Edna Taylor Halfhill.  More...

Stephen R. Laskey

Mt. Pleasant

Stephen R. “Steve” Laskey, 59, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. More...

George D. Puskar

Connellsville

George D. Puskar, 76, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in the Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown.  He was born Dec. 29, 1941, in Star Junction, a son of the late George and Helen Hoholick Puskar.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: ‘Green Book’ is sure to put a smile on your face

If there is a big studio movie that’s more generally crowd-pleasing than “Green Book “ this season, I have yet to find it.  More...

Review: Wide range of styles on Mark Knopfler’s latest CD

Mark Knopfler, “Down the Road Wherever” (British Grove/ Blue Note)  At age 69, Mark Knopfler says he still loves touring, and even in the studio, the Glaswegian guitarist covers a lot of ground.  More...

Guillory delivers another fun romance in ‘The Proposal’

“The Proposal” (Berkley), by Jasmine Guillory  There are some women who dream of extravagant proposals full of heartfelt romance. Nikole Paterson isn’t one of them. More...

Lifestyles

Parents worried that social media is making their teens anxious

Dear Doctor: My wife and I worry about how social media rules the lives of all four of our teens, especially our two daughters. I get that there must be some upsides, but mostly we see it making the kids stressed and anxious. Are we overreacting? More...

Church News

Alpha meetings ongoing   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Fundraiser held   More...

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