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August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

A new view of the river

Local businessmen make plans for former Revetta Hotel property

Connellsville residents and visitors for years have been forced to look at the dilapidated old waterfront building sometimes referred to as Revetta’s Hotel. More...

News

Disabled California man seeks to have voting rights restored

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with disabilities to keep that right and regain it if More...

Prisoner not seen publicly since 2002 at Gitmo hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Palestinian not seen publicly since his capture by the CIA in 2002 appeared Tuesday at a U.S. government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More...

Recordings capture chaos of Florida face-biting slayings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Opinion

Anyone ever hear of ICANN?

Another View

Flip the switch and the lights go on. Hit the starter button and the engine turns over. Key in an Internet domain name and the Web page pops open. How does it all work? Who even thinks about that — until there’s a reason to wonder. More...

We religiously defend freedom

The State Department’s annual report on religious oppression abroad is a useful diplomatic tool. But it also casts into sharp relief the broad scope of religious freedom enjoyed by Americans. More...

From Trump, a stunning admission and a new direction

Commentary

In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it’s fair to say Donald Trump doesn’t do apologies and he doesn’t do regret. More...

Sports

Gators hoping to move forward

Geibel boys soccer team looking to build off tough 2015 season

A year ago, the Geibel boys soccer team entered the 2015 season with an almost entirely new lineup taking the field. More...

MP netters seeking return to playoffs

Vikings will look to seniors for leadership

Graduation can be hard on a high school sports team, and this season, Mt. Pleasant’s girls tennis squad is feeling the pinch at the singles positions. But the Vikings are hoping to make up for their losses with hard work and experienced seniors. More...

Nova, Polanco lead Pirates to 7-1 victory over Astros

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ivan Nova took a shutout into the ninth inning and finished with a six-hitter while Gregory Polanco hit two home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. More...

Martell outlines second year plan for district

Connellsville Area School District Superintendent Phil Martell opened the first of several feasibility study meetings to discuss plans for the district in his second year as district superintendent. More...

CASB hires McPoyle as girls basketball coach

Despite more support for former Connellsville Area Senior High School varsity girls basketball coach Kenneth Johnson, Connellsville Area School Board voted Tuesday to untable the motion and officially name Jamie McPoyle as head coach. More...

Obituaries

Dwayne E. Welling

Addison

Dwayne E. Welling, 93, of Addison, Somerset County, formerly a longtime resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Sunday. Aug. 21, 2016, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Connellsville, a son of the late Louis E. More...

Charles H. Lowery

Dunbar

Charles “Sonny” “Red” H. Lowery, 78, of Dunbar, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, August 22, 2016, while playing golf, his favorite pass time. More...

John O. Sleasman

Stahlstown

John O. Sleasman, 79, of Stahlstown died Sunday, August 21, 2016, at his home. He was born January 16, 1937, at Kregar, a son of the late James and Sarah Sanner Sleasman. Mr. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1814, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., and set fire to the White House. In 1949, President Harry Truman formally announced that the North Atlantic Treaty was in effect. More...

Comics

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.” — (Mark 2:14 AKJV) Is Jesus calling you? Follow Him and don’t hesitate. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Shroyer reunion The Shroyer reunion will be held on Labor Day at the Shawn Shroyer home at 809 Garden St., Connellsville. For directions call 724-628- 6276 or 724-366-5134. Bring a covered dish and drinks and a white elephant gift for the auction. More...

Levels of lead in drinking water may be higher than we know

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: Like a lot of people, I was shocked by the water disaster in Flint, Michigan. I felt terrible for those people. But then I started to wonder: How safe is my drinking water? Should I be worried? More...

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