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March 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


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Man arrested at Trump rally told police act was preplanned   CLEVELAND (AP) - A man arrested Saturday after he tried to get on the stage at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Ohio reportedly told police he planned to grab the microphone and yell t More...


Greensburg  State police at Greensburg has released its statistical report for February.  CRIMINAL ACTIVITY: 309 criminal offenses reported, 285 total founded offenses, 190 criminal offenses cleared, 179 criminal arrests  More...

Book sale

FRIENDS of the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville held its annual Spring book sale on Saturday. More...


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Trump isn’t the problem, he’s the symptom

Guest Commentary

After the Michigan primary, there has been a predictable round of hand-wringing from the GOP about why Donald Trump keeps winning despite being neither a Republican nor a conservative. More...

Stop Trump now or lose liberty later


One hundred seventeen foreign policy and legal experts have signed an open letter refusing to support Donald Trump. The letter criticizes Trump’s promise to kill the families of terrorists and to torture terrorism suspects if he is elected president. More...


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Simply Soup - Soup Walk

Soup Walk draws hundreds to Connellsville streets

Soup was on the menu Saturday as Connellsville played host to the Simply Soup – Soup Walk.  Participants walked through the city, sampling soups at numerous businesses.  More than 100 tickets were purchased for the event, organizer Da More...

Healthy lifestyle improves executive function


DEAR DOCTOR K: An aging friend was told he has problems with “executive function.” So, of course, I’m wondering what that is, if I also could have that problem, and what can be done about it. Could you explain?   More...

Ping pong drop

Falcon Baseball on Sunday held its fourth fundraiser of the season when, in the parking lot of Connellsville Area Senior High School, New Haven Hose Co. More...

Many legislatures exempt themselves from record laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State capitols are often referred to as “the people’s house,” but legislatures frequently put up no-trespassing signs by exempting themselves from public-records laws. More...


Helen J. Czekaj

Mt. Pleasant

Helen J. Czekaj, 83, of Mt. Pleasant died Friday, March 11, 2016, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville. She was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth Stana Brodak. More...

Daniel Nicklow


Daniel Nicklow, 49 of Scottdale, died Wednesday evening, March 9, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 6, 1966, in Connellsville, a son of Leola L. Null Nicklow of Scottdale and the late William Nicklow. More...

Lanny Ray Golden


Lanny Ray Golden, age 68, of Lemont Furnace passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Connellesville, Pa., on Sept. 24, 1947, a son of the late Melvin Ray Golden and Margaret Tressler Golden. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date!

In 1794, inventor Eli Whitney received a patent for the cotton gin. In 1900, the Gold Standard Act was signed into law by President William McKinley. In 1950, the Federal Bureau of Investigation instituted  More...


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Short-handed Penguins surge past Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Conor Sheary scored twice and Matt Cullen had the go-ahead goal in the third period and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 5-3 on Sunday. More...

State champ!

Southmoreland’s Beistel wins PIAA wrestling title

HERSHEY — For a number of reasons, Saturday was a great day for Southmoreland High School wrestling.  In the extended history of the program at the Alverton school, there had never been a state champion.  Until Saturday.  More...

Panthers seeded seventh in East

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — North Carolina has earned the No. 1 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. More...

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