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August 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CAHS sets freshman orientation

Schedule, enrollment information announced

Connellsville Area High School will hold freshmen orientation from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 18.  Students should enter the building through the Visitor’s Center/Main Entrance.  Freshmen students must attend the entire orientation. More...


Steady hiring is now benefiting a broader group of Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years of steady job gains have finally begun to benefit a wider range of Americans, including those with less education and in lower-paying jobs.  More...

Penndot road work announced

Acting Fayette County Maintenance Manager, Jason L. Spangler, announced the following tentative work plan for the week of Aug. 8. More...

Rock the Yough held at East Park

Connellsville Auxiliary Police Patricia Barnhart (left) and Tyler Rose stand guard outside the Rock the Yough Music Festival Saturday. Barnhart boasts 36 years of combined security service. More...


Increased cigarette tax could benefit us all

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After World War II, when cheese and butter were still prized commodities and men would pawn their Sunday suits after wearing them to church, there was at least one commodity in Britain that was available cheaply and abundantly — cigarettes.&nbs More...

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Free speech and loathing on the campaign trail

Sweet Land of Liberty

Donald Trump is afraid of the U.S. Constitution. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from his reaction to the silent protesters who were ejected from his campaign rally for displaying pocket Constitutions in Portland, Maine, this week. More...


CAHS runners ready for season

Connellsville cross country program adds more depth

With the fall sports season right around the corner, the members of the Connellsville cross country team have been busily putting in their miles this summer for what they hope translates into a successful 2016 season. More...

National NFL experts weigh in on Steelers’ impact in Latrobe

The City of Latrobe was the center of the NFL universe on Friday. More...

Reds top Pirates, 7-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — From the get-go, Billy Hamilton could not be contained Sunday.  The major league steals leader swiped four bases, got three hits and scored three times, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3.  More...

75¢ State Theatre hosts SEAL

Robert O’Neill discusses steps leading up to killing of Osama bin Laden

Uniontown’s State Theatre hosted “An Evening of Reflection and Perspective,” including discussions by former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill. More...

Fayette Fair concludes with Fayette Idol competition

The Fayette County Fair came to a close on Saturday. One of the final events was the Fayette Idol competition, with 12 finalists leaving it all on the stage during an emotional finale. More...


Matthew R. Catalina


Matthew R. “Matt” Catalina, 65. of Scottdale. passed away at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his residence. Matt was born January 3, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Matthew and Virginia “Jean” (Suchocki) Catalina. More...

Stanley Helinski


Stanley Helinsky, 78, of Connellsville passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Presbyterian Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st. More...

Barbara Leasure

Mt. Pleasant

Barbara Leasure, 64, of Mt. Pleasant , has passed away.  She was born Nov. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the United Nations charter, making the United States the first nation to join the organization. More...


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Class meeting The Connellsville Class of 1946 will be meeting at Bud Murphys on Aug. 15 at 12:30 p.m. Plans for the 70th class reunion will be discussed. More...

Advances in memory research hold promise


DEAR DOCTOR K: How do we make memories, where do our brains store them, and when we lose them, do we lose them forever? DEAR READER: I used to think of memories as single entities, like books on a shelf. More...

Shopkins secrets and fun facts

Shopkins, collectible, shopping-themed characters, took the toy industry by storm in 2014. With more than 600 million Shopkins characters sold in the U.S. More...

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