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June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

A juggling act

Leigh Ann Lincoln of Connellsville practices juggling during a juggling camp sponsored by the Connellsville Recreation Board. For story, see Page A3.   More...

Open house planned at Overly House

Mt. Pleasant Historical Society headquarters to be unveiled

An original, hand-drawn map of Mt. Pleasant Borough created in 1900 hangs in a frame on a wall inside the Overly House, an oak log cabin with an origin predating that rendering of homespun cartography by more than a century.  More...


Ellen Soeteber, former editor of the Post-Dispatch, dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Veteran journalist Ellen Soeteber, the former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has died after a brief illness. She was 66.  More...

Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns duo dies at 74

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock ‘n’ roll, soul, R& B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.  More...

Frank Chapot, Olympic show jumper and coach, dies at 84

BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) — Frank Chapot, a champion show jumper who competed in six Olympics before coaching the United States equestrian team to gold, has died. More...


The truth about socialism: The Venezuelan Disaster

Another View

Many Millennials are finding socialism attractive — at least as presented by Bernie Sanders. This is perplexing because there is ample and dramatic evidence of how a full-fledged socialist state fails its own citizens so miserably.  More...

Change is in the air for American foreign policy


WASHINGTON — At this ominous moment — as England seems about to destroy the European Union by voting to abandon it, when the Arab Spring threatens to turn into an Arab winter — what possible reason is there for the statue of an early Arab leader retu More...

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Connellsville blanks Belle Vernon

Team picks up third win in three days

Connellsville Legion coach John Przybylinski couldn’t ask for anything more from his pitchers in the last three days. More...

Pirates blow lead, fall to Giants, 7-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Buster Posey threw out John Jaso attempting to steal second base to end the game, Joe Panik’s two-run double capped a three-run sixth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh More...

Pens players shut out at NHL awards

Crosby second in Hart voting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Kane won the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night, becoming the first player born and trained in the U.S. More...

Connellsville man sentenced in stabbing

Kevin Maraugha to spend 5 to 15 years in prison

A Connellsville man accused of stabbing his wife multiple times was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison Wednesday.  A Fayette County jury found Kevin Maraugha, 52, of 219 N. More...

House rejects sweeping gambling expansion

Backs bill to bring gambling to internet, but not bars


Mt. Pleasant names valedictorian, salutatorian

Mt. Pleasant Area School District recently announced its valedictorian and salutatorian from its class of 2016. More...


Jack Lomison Eicher

Meadville, formerly of Ridge Blvd., Connellsville

Jack Lomison Eicher, 85, of 17701 Dawn Court, Meadville, formerly of Ridge Blvd., Connellsville, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. More...

Richard Andrew Mauk


Richard Andrew Mauk, age 55, of Connellsville passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016. Richard was born on February 6, 1961 in Connellsville, the son of James and Hazel (Gemas) Mauk. In addition to his father he is predeceased by a sister Tenia M. More...

Martha Lee Summers

Scottdale, formerly of Connellsville

Martha Lee Summers, 80, of Scottdale, formerly of Connellsville, passed away June 20, 2016 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Novermber 13, 1935, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Albert and Louise (Basile) Sandusky. More...

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On this Date

In 1894, the International Olympic Committee was founded in Paris. In 1947, the Senate overrode President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act. In 1961, the Antarctic Treaty went into effect, demilitarizing the continent. More...


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“But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.”  —(Matthew 6:33 AKJV)  Let God be your priority and He will lead you into the other priorities of life.   More...


Birding group Starting a Fayette County Birding Group. Meeting will be held at Panera Bread in Uniontown at 6 p.m. July 2. Public invited. Meetings will be the first Saturday of the month. More...

Shift workers need consistent sleep schedule during daytime


DEAR READER: In yesterday’s column, I discussed the health hazards of shift workers — particularly those who work evening and night shifts. More than 9 million people in the United States are shift workers. More...

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