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NY attorney general to investigate deadly road rage shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general is investigating an off-duty police officer’s fatal shooting of a man he said attacked him in a case of road rage.  Police say the New York Police Department officer was driving his p More...

Prison horse program also helps inmates get on track

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP)— A program that allows Arizona prison inmates to help break wild horses is also helping to tame recidivism rates. More...

Police: Man, 2 daughters killed in act of ‘pure evil’

HAZEL CREST, Ill. (AP) — The police chief of a Chicago suburb where a man and his two daughters were killed Saturday in their home called the act “pure evil” and urged anyone with information to share it with investigators.  More...


The Unpopular Vote

Politically Uncorrected

What matters in a presidential election, and what will matter in the 2016 election?  More...

After court decision, pro-life hope still reigns


There’s no getting around the fact that the Supreme Court struck a blow to the pro-life movement in its June decision on a Texas abortion law. There were tears of joy among abortion-rights activists when the decision was handed down. More...

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Hutchinson, Malone win Henry Oppermann Scholarship

Through the years, scholarship has generated $74,000 for area student-athletes

During his life, Henry Oppermann Sr. helped many local athletes make valuable collegiate and professional contacts, which in turn helped them advance their athletic and educational careers. More...

Mt. Pleasant Legion has big holiday weekend

Zimcosky swims 50 freestyle at Olympic Trials

The Mt. Pleasant Legion baseball team picked up four wins over the holiday weekend. The four wins move Mt. Pleasant into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Westmoreland County Legion standings. More...

Polanco’s two homers lifts Pirates over Cardinals, 4-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gregory Polanco found the best way to take the pressure off his ailing left hamstring. The Pittsburgh outfielder simply drove the ball over the wall twice on Monday to lead the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. More...

Trail Welcome Center vandalized

Yough River Trail Council President Ted Kovall reported on the organization’s facebook page that the Red Cabosse Welcome Center was broke into and vandalized. Kovall said the donation box was ripped from the wall and taken. More...

How close is too close?

Hard question for Orlando paramedics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When the first paramedics arrived on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting, they could still hear gunfire coming from inside the club.  More...

Tri-Town expanding honor roll

Names sought of those unintentionally missed

In August 2013, a special committee of the Tri-Town Historical Society dedicated an honor roll carrying the names of those who served in the United States Armed Forces from Dawson and Lower Tyrone Township from the Cold War, through Korea and Vietnam More...


Carl E. Doppelheuer


Carl E. Doppelheuer, 81, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Thur. June 30, 2016 in the Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville. More...

Harold E. Hartz


Harold E. “Snipe” Hartz, 83, of Connellsville passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at his home while surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. More...

Harry Jacob Pirl


Harry Jacob Pirl, 73, of Connellsville, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 at home peacefully. He was born August  6, 1942 in Connellsville, the son of the late Harry Jacob and Anna (Kozak) (Wolfe) Pirl. More...

Arts and Entertainment


In 1775, the Continental Congress adopted the Olive Branch Petition, an appeal to King George III for reconciliation between the colonies and Great Britain. More...


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“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.”  —(Matthew 12:30 AKJV)  There is no middle ground with Jesus. Are you with Him or not?   More...


Street fair St. Rita Street Fair will be held July 14-16 on the parish grounds on First Street in Connellsville from 5:30 to 10 p.m. each evening. More...

Woodruff race to be held Wednesday

The 34th annual John Woodruff  5K Run & Walk will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m., at Connellsville Falcons Football Stadium. This year’s race is being dedicated to the memory of former Connellsville city resident Joe Hrezo. More...

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