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June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City poised to utilize new blight law

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority is positioning itself to take advantage of new state legislation giving it and other redevelopment authorities in the state the same powers as land banks.  “We are seeking grant funding, because th More...

News

Mt. Pleasant moves ahead to close Rumbaugh school

The first step has been taken to close Rumbaugh Elementary School.  School directors voted unanimously to close the school at the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year.  Rumbaugh Elementary School is a building for kindergarten and first-gr More...

Mt. Pleasant Township supervisors remind residents of ordinances

Mt. Pleasant Township supervisors approved a notice regarding a nuisance issue this week. The supervisors reminded township residents to be aware of the current nuisance ordinances in place in the township regarding burning. More...

Police news reported

Pair charged   An 18-year-old Connellsville woman and a 16-year-old city male were charged with underage drinking after city police said they went to Gibson Terrace Public Housing Complex for a report of a party on Sunday.  More...

Opinion

Opioid lawsuit a welcome step

(AP) –– One disturbing aspect of the opioid addiction crisis is the legal and commercial avenues through which it was propagated.  More...

Public shut out of state budget talks

(AP) –– Lawmakers have been uncharacteristically silent during the current state budget process, with vague assurances that “things are chugging along.” But one thing has been clear from the moment Gov.  More...

Foreign policy needs better focus

WASHINGTON –– To many shocked Americans, the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border is simply a breakdown of everything America stands for. More...

Sports

Bonadio wins Copeland Scholarship

In recent years, the Jeremy S. Copeland Memorial Scholarship has become an important part of the legacy of the Connellsville High School baseball program.  More...

Spieth, others try to bounce back after missing cut at U.S. Open

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in golf missed the cut at last week’s U.S. Open. They’re spending this week in Connecticut looking to fix whatever might be wrong with their game before next month’s British Open. More...

Pennsylvania fantasy sports sees $12.4M in entry fees in May

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators say online fantasy sports players paid $12.4 million in entry fees to participate in the first month of game-playing being newly regulated and taxed by the state.  More...

Women reach tentative plea agreements

State police charged them with stealing money from a personal care home patient

Two women charged with stealing from a patient in a Fayette County personal care home reached tentative plea agreements with prosecutors Wednesday.  Chassidy Stenger, 37, of Ruffsdale, and Majorie Ann Jay, 35, of Connellsville, had been schedule More...

Hearing in American Legion fire scheduled for next week

A Fairchance man accused of setting fire to the American Legion in South Union Township is tentatively scheduled to appear next week for a preliminary hearing, court records showed.  James Vernon Shaffer Jr., 37, of 55 E. More...

Obituaries

Pamela S. Fuller

Woodbury

Pamela S. Fuller, 56, of Woodbury, Pa., died Sunday June 17, 2018, at UPMC Altoona, following an extended illness.  She was born November 1, 1961, in Greensburg a daughter of the late Cecil L. More...

John Kochis

Connellsville

John Michael “Koch” Kochis, 70, of Connellsville, passed away on June 19, 2018, at home surrounded by his family.  John was born September 1, 1947, in Allison #1, a son of the late Andy and Ella (Easter) Kochis.  More...

Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green dies at 71; won 2 majors

Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71.  Green won the 1977 U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and More...

Go online to learn about water quality in your community

Dear Doctor: Just how unsafe is chromium-6, the chemical at the heart of the movie “Erin Brockovich”? I read that it’s still in the water in some parts of the country. How is that possible? More...

Scottdale Elks awards school safety grant

Thanks goes out to the Scottdale Elks for their generous gift of a school safety grant.  • Sympathy goes out to the family of Lucille L. Rolla, who died on May 25. She was involved with the Girl Scouts at several levels. More...

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