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April 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ambassador Program features Indian artifacts

Duaine Fuoss of Mt Pleasant said he has been a student of American Indian culture in western Pennsylvania for six decades. He will present “Prehistory of the Original People of the Fay- West Area” 6 to 8 p.m. More...


FDA proposes limit for arsenic in baby rice cereal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday urged the food industry to reduce the already-tiny amount of arsenic found in baby rice cereals.  More...

Doctors applaud end of fetal assault law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brittany Hudson was pregnant, addicted to painkillers and afraid of a Tennessee law that calls for the arrest of mothers of drug-dependent babies. More...

Health officials urged to get ready for Zika in U.S.

ATLANTA (AP) — The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. More...


Guest Editorial

Recycling e-cycling

It’s time to recycle electronics like there’s no tomorrow.  York County residents who have old TVs, computer monitors and other electronic equipment have until the end of the year to drop them off at the York County Solid Waste and More...

The new math of American politics

National Perspective

WASHINGTON — American politics is standing on its head this year. More...

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Teams bond in spring training setting

As spring sports teams in western Pennsylvania know, the weather is often times unpredictable and uncooperative in the weeks leading into a new season. More...


BASEBALL C’ville Junior Legion More...


Saturday, April 2  Softball  Southmoreland at Connellsville, noon  Track   Mt. Pleasant at Mt. Lebanon Invitational, 9 a.m.  College Baseball   Penn State-York at Penn State-Fayette, 2 p.m.   More...

Steady hiring spurs more job hunts

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. employers shrugged off signs of weak growth and extended their long stretch of steady hiring in March, adding 215,000 jobs. More...

Lion King Jr. starts with a roar

Connellsville Area Junior High Center Stage presented Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” on Friday at the junior high auditorium. The production will continue at 7 p.m. April 2 and 2 p.m. April 3. More...


Drucella M. Ames


Drucella M. Ames, 90, of Dawson, died Thursday, March 31, 2016, in South Connellsville Personal Care Home. She was born May 5, 1925, in Dawson, a daughter of the late Angelo and Harriet (Lint) Lape. More...

Ronald Holt


Ronald James Holt, 63, of Connellsville passed away March 31, 2016, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Connellsville, the son of the late John T. Holt and Mary Lorraine Herrington Holt. More...

Sharon Oblack


Sharon A. Melton Oblack, 79, of West Newton, passed away peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, March 30, 2016, in Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Pittsburgh, while being comforted by her loving daughters. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, establishing the U.S. Mint. In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis fled Richmond, Virginia, as Union forces closed in on the Confederate capital. More...

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Pancake breakfast   The Holy Name Society of Immaculate Conception Church at 148 E Crawford Ave. in Connellsville is having a Pancake, Buckwheat and Sausage Breakfast on April 3 in Sciberras Hall. More...

When you should be concerned about your drinking


DEAR DOCTOR K: During my daughter’s wedding, and all the events surrounding it, I started drinking more than usual. But that was six months ago, and I haven’t cut back to where I was before. More...


“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.” Hosea 4:6 AKJV It is up More...

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