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June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Movies in the Park series to begin Friday

The Connellsville Parks and Recreation Board will kick off its annual movie series Friday. City Council member Melissa Tzan said the Summer Movies in East Park event began five years ago. More...

Pittsburgh rounding up couches, other ‘fuel,’ for Pens game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — If you’re a Pittsburgher wondering where the couch on your front porch went, wonder no more. More...


‘Little Mermaid’ being staged

AAFC presenting musical at Geyer theater in Scottdale this weekend

Chelsea Forbes of Mt. Pleasant loves Disney productions. When she recently had the chance to see a friend participate in a production of “The Little Mermaid” she knew that some day she would get a chance to put on a similar production. More...

Traffic returns to normal near Perry methadone clinic

Recent concerns with increased traffic on Route 51 in Perry Township due to additional clients visiting Polaris Renewal Services – Fayette County’s sole methadone clinic – have been abated.  More...

Judge won’t allow appeal in school stabbing

GREENSBURG (AP) — A judge won’t allow a teenager to appeal a ruling that he must stand trial as an adult in a Pennsylvania school stabbing rampage when he was 16. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1790, John Barry’s “The Philadelphia Spelling Book” became the first copyrighted work in the United States. More...


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“But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you;”  —(Matthew 5:44 AKJV)  This is true religion. More...


Membership meeting The Braddock Trail Chapter, NSDAR will meet at the Chapter House, 200 South Church Street, Mt. Pleasant on June 11. A covered dish lunch will begin at noon followed by the business meeting at 1 p.m. More...

Might As Well Face It, You're Addicted to Carbs

A popular weight loss book likens eating carbohydrates to taking drugs. Is there a link between how the brain gets hooked on potatoes and cigarettes?

When a doctor has a weight problem he, too, has to figure out why he packed on the extra pounds so that he can do what millions of Americans try to do every day – lose them so they don’t come back. More...

CASD name Pflugh as vocational director

Bid farewell to Michaux

Connellsville Area School District voted Wednesday to name Karen Pflugh the vocational director for Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center. More...

Wolf signs bill allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new law will soon give Pennsylvania consumers many more options about where to purchase their favorite varieties of wine.  Democratic Gov. More...

The Little Mermaid

This weekend Actors and Artists of Fayette County will take audiences at the Geyer Performing Arts Center on an adventure under the sea when it presents “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” The show opens tonight and runs through Sunday. More...


William R. Armor

Mt. Pleasant

William R. Armor, 81, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home. William was born November 23, 1934 in Herminie the son of the late Russell K. and Ruth S. Stares Armor.  More...

Rosemary Mucha


Rosemary T. Mucha, 70 of Ritchey Road, Connellsville, died early Sunday morning, June 5, 2016 at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born January 26, 1946 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Pete and Ann Wisniewski.  More...

Kathleen Herbert


Kathleen “Kathy” Herbert, 76, of Connellsville, was called to The Lord peacefully Monday, June 6, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. More...


The worm in the education apple

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There is an old saying in politics that “perception is reality.” That is how former Governor Tom Corbett got blamed for cuts in funding to public education that never happened.  More...

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Small acts begin the fight against coarsening culture


WASHINGTON — So suddenly, it is June, and it seems that even the most modest bush is blooming its little head off. More...


Connellsville Legion falls to Smithfield

Team suffers first loss of the season

For much of the early part of the 2016 Fayette Legion season, big hits have not been all that hard to come by for Connellsville. In fact, the team’s offense had been an integral part of the team getting out to a 5-0 start this season. More...

Kessel, Penguins look to close out Sharks in Game 5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel insists nothing has changed. Not his game. Not his attitude. Not the shape of his body or his commitment to winning. More...

Mets beat Bucs in 10

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores’ bloop single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning drove in the go-ahead run for the New York Mets in a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. More...

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