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August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Tea party conservative to run as Democrat against Shuster

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — The conservative tea party challenger who was narrowly beaten in the Republican primary by U.S. Rep. More...


OVEN MITTS   Loot Crate is recalling Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet oven mitts sold exclusively at nationwide and in Canada and Mexico from April 2016 to May 2016. More...

Rock the Yough to be held at East Park

12 hour music fest starts at 11 a.m. Saturday; features local bands and artists

Final preparations are being made to prepare East Park for Saturday’s Rock the Yough music festival. “The interest has been through the roof,” said organizer Steve Ritenour. More...


Historical perspective from FDR to Reagan to Obama

Guest Commentary

There is real danger in Donald Trump’s statements and attitude toward Vladimir Putin and Russia. “Putin likes me,” glowed Trump in a July 25, 2016 Tweet. More...

The center is missing

WASHINGTON — Many years ago, when Chile was deep into one of Latin America’s most profound conflicts between democracy and communism, I became friends with — and was filled with admiration for — a Belgian Jesuit priest, Father Roger Vekemans. More...

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“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. More...


Nicholson reunion The 58th annual Nicholson reunion will be held Aug. 7 at Nicholson’s Grove in Normalville. There will be a covered dish dinner at 1 p.m. followed by a committee meeting,kids games, bingo and a Chinese auction. More...

U.S. Dietary guidelines need tweaking for heart risk

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m at an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Will the new dietary guidelines help keep my heart healthy?   More...

Judge retirement age lawsuit deadline looms

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top elections official warned in a court filing Wednesday that a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot question to extend the judicial retirement age by five more years is pending as deadlin More...

Square foot gardening workshop planned

Program to be presented at farmers market

Lauren (River) Atkins will be presenting a workshop on square foot gardening during Saturday’s farmers market in Connellsville. Atkins is a certified instructor. More...


Eurith B. Barron

Mt. Pleasant

Eurith B. Barron, 84, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Monday, August 1, 2016, at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Eurith was born October 12, 1931, in Victoria, PA, the daughter of the late George and Thelma Weaver Taylor. More...

Bonnie Custer


Bonnie Jaquetta Custer (Schroyer), 93, of Dawson, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Eicher’s Family Home. She was born April 6, 1923 in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Phyllis Schroyer. More...

Brenda S. Geesaman

Mt. Pleasant

Brenda S. (Lyall) Geesaman, age 56, of Mount Pleasant,, (Bullskin Township), died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1914, Germany invaded Belgium, prompting Great Britain to declare war on Germany. In 1944, the Gestapo arrested diarist Anne Frank and the other inhabitants of the “Secret Annex” in Amsterdam. More...


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Wrestlers learning from the best

Former Connellsville state champs return to help conduct clinic at CAHS

Through the years, the Connellsville wrestling program has endured as one of the most successful organizations on the local high school sports scene. More...

Steelers’ CB Golson out with Lisfranc injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers are rallying around their young, promising cornerback for a second straight season. More...

Braves beat Pirates

ATLANTA (AP) — Ender Inciarte broke a tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning, and the Atlanta Braves had 15 hits to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 on Wednesday night. More...

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