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March 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Alleged Breakneck robber arraigned

A Connellsville man accused of robbing Breakneck Market in January was arraigned this week.  Max Wylie Driscoll, 28, is free on $30,000 percentage bond after his arraignment Wednesday before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr.  He had been w More...

House pulls ‘Obamacare’ replacement

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health c More...

News

Trump delivers news to newspaper reporters

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he had ordered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare pulled from consideration in the House wh More...

Police report charges filed

Man charged   A Connellsville Township man ripped earrings out of a former girlfriend’s ears during a domestic argument, state police at Uniontown said.  Steven Dwayne Thurmond, 36, was arraigned Thursday on charges of robbery, simple More...

Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Opinion

No surprise Trump won’t back down on ‘wiretapping’

President Donald Trump still refuses to admit that he was not put under surveillance by former President Barack Obama, even after the directors of both the FBI and NSA testified Monday that there is nothing to Trump’s allegation.  More...

Report puts spotlight on juvenile court records

Believing doesn’t make it true, and when it comes to court records, it’s not belief that counts.  Consider this widely held belief that juveniles with a criminal record get a fresh start when they turn 18. More...

Enduring divisions the price of power

Republicans spent much of last week struggling with one another over details of the measure to overturn and replace Obamacare. More...

Sports

Geibel falls to Brashear in opener

For most high school baseball teams, early-season exhibition games are used by coaches to analyze strengths and weaknesses.  The Geibel baseball team opened its season on Friday, and judging by the first few innings of 2017, Geibel coach Shawn F More...

Isles top Pens in shootout, 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.  More...

Dale Jr. prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn’t help thinking about his first time. More...

Annual Math Bowl at CAHS

Bullskin Township Elementary School’s Jaylee Moorhead buzzes in to answer a question during Connellsville Area School District’s annual Math Bowl, held Friday at Connellsville Area High School. More...

Talk explores domestic uses of wild plants

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 30 gardeners attended West Overton Village for the second in a series of garden talks on Thursday evening.  Ann Talarek, who has served for more than 10 years as a horticulturalist at Frank Lloyd Wright’s More...

Increasing first responder suicide rates spark concern

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paramedic George Redner III started to grow angry and distant after he failed to revive a 2-year-old who had drowned. But not even his parents saw how deeply his work affected him until he took his life seven years later. More...

Obituaries

Thelma I. Haas

Connellsville

Thelma I. Clarkson Haas, 99, of Connellsville (Pennsville, Bullskin Township), passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. More...

C.W. Neal

Indiana, Pa.

C. W. “Charley” Neal, 96, of Indiana, Pa., formerly of Plumcreek Township, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at his home.  He was born in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., to Charlie Carl and Mattie (Turner) Neal.  More...

Marie Rozell

Connellsville

Marie “Carmie” Rozell, 81, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday March 22, 2017, at her home, while surrounded and comforted by her loving family.  She was born May 4, 1935, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Salva More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

NCAA Basketball Tournament 6 p.m. on TBS The first of four Regional Final games gets underway as the Elite 8 play in the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri and San Jose, California. More...

Graduation Threatens To End Sisters’ Closeness

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My sister “Maddy” is in 12th grade and will graduate soon. Over the last two years, we have grown really close -- from eating Chinese together every other day, to going shopping together. More...

ASTROGRAPH

Lie low and get things done. Let your work speak for you. Stay away from unpredictable individuals offering empty promises and wanting too much in return. Work toward your goals and do not let others have a glimpse of what you are doing prematurely. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Galatians 6:14 AKJV)  What Jesus did on the cross for us has an eternal impact. More...

Church News

Chili cook-off held   More...

Lent: A time of forgiveness, gratitude – not ‘brownie points’

During Lent, I hear a lot about giving up stuff or taking on some new noble task, and my first reaction is, “Why?  If someone wants to give up something that is clearly a sin, my question is, “Why did it take you so long?” And More...

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