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February 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council reopens 2015 budget

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council voted Monday to reopen the 2015 budget.  Borough President Paul Wagner asked the council to consider reopening the budget in anticipation of several major projects facing the borough in the coming months.  More...


WHO declares global emergency over Zika

GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an “extraordinary event” that poses a public health th More...

Escaped inmates fought over killing taxi driver

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Three inmates planned their escape from a California jail for at least six months then abducted a taxi driver and drove to Northern California, where two of the fugitives argued about killing him, authorities said Monday. More...

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Authorities dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis have lost track of about 10,000 unaccompanied children amid fears that organized crime gangs are beginning to exploit the vulnerable youngsters, a senior official at More...


Threats to American society live close to home

WASHINGTON -- Since those ISIS killers came a-ridin’ out of the deserts of Iraq and Syria like those bad guys out of Arizona and Texas in the 1890s, there’s barely been a spit o’ news about anything else. More...

Editor’s View


As is the case with many of you, I grew up reading The Daily Courier. It was the place to get all the community information I wanted.  More...


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Trojans rout Gators, 71-32

Geibel is no match for California in Section 3-A boys basketball action

With the regular season winding down in boys basketball, battles for playoff positioning and conference titles are heating up.  More...

Trial Begins in Connellsville Shooting Case

“He never said a word,” Vincent Stewart testified Monday during his father-in-law’s trial in Fayette County Court. “He just pulled up and shot me.”  John L. Wrote, 68, of 310 E. More...

Frazier opposes school merger

The Frazier School Board has thrown down the gauntlet to recent proposals made by state Rep. Tim Mahoney (DSouth Union) regarding his ongoing attempts at countywide school consolidation.  More...

Rec board to honor deceased member

The Connellsville Recreation   Board soon will place a plaque at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Pittsburgh Street in memory of the late Dave Reed.  The board is accepting donations to pay for the plaque.  More...


Marlene Ann Cole


Marlene Ann Cole, 69, of Mill Run, died Monday, February 1, 2016 in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. She was born Aug. 21, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Lester C. and Clara B. More...

George H. Snyder


George H. Snyder, 73, of Scottdale, died Sunday January 31, 2016 at his home. He was born March 8, 1942 in Connellsville, a son of the late George M. and Sara Sanner Snyder.  More...

Willie J. “Pistol” Williams


Willie J. “Pistol” Williams, 71, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 in the UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Feb. 16, 1944 in Montgomery AL. the son of the late Wil and Willa Jiles Williams. More...

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2016. There are 333 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.  Today’s Highlights in History   More...


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