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August 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Remembering Dave

Memorial erected to former Recreation Board member

For Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln, the corner of Fairview Avenue and South Pittsburgh Street has been noticeably missing someone for too long.  “That corner was Dave (Reed)’s corner,” Lincoln said. More...


For many viewers, the (sexist) games have indeed begun

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — American Olympians were making a case that this was supposed to be the Year of the Woman. More...

Connellsville Township Supervisors advertise for new secretary

While temperatures hovered in the upper 80s in the Connellsville Township building due to a broken air conditioning system, supervisors conducted a brief meeting.  By a unanimous vote the board agreed to advertise to hire a new secretary, thoug More...

Police charge woman in boyfriend’s beating over 6 days

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities allege a McCandless woman was involved in the severe beating of her boyfriend last month and now she’s jailed on $250,000 bail.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said ( ) 42-year-old Karr More...


Fads from hooping to Pokemon Go

Another View

Americans have experienced their share of fads through the years.  Older seniors may remember the goldfish swallowing craze that engaged a generation beginning in 1939 when Harvard freshman Lothrop Withington Jr. More...

Relationships matter — but which ones?


Everyone knows that relationships matter. But few of us pause to ponder exactly which relationships matter. More...

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SHS soccer hoping for bounce-back season

Boys soccer program looking to make playoffs after missing out in 2015

The Southmoreland boys soccer team narrowly missed competing in the WPIAL playoffs last season, but this year’s crop of Scotties are focused on rectifying that. More...

Steelers’ top picks look to contribute in secondary

LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns insists there’s no pressure on him to step in immediately and try to win the starting job. More...

Taillon pitches 3-hit ball for 8 innings, Pirates top Padres

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon keeps building up his innings by limiting his pitches. Taillon threw three-hit ball for eight innings and Pittsburgh got a pair of RBIs from David Freese to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0. More...

Fayette addresses replacing solicitor

Vicites adds motion to terminate John Cupp’s services

Tensions rose at the Fayette County Commissioners meeting Thursday morning, when two motions were added to the agenda unexpectedly.  Commissioner Chairman Vincent A. More...

Commissioners to vote on Central Court relocation

Fayette County Commissioners discussed a potential location change for the county’s main district court office during their agenda meeting Thursday. More...

The smell of apple dumplings

Debby Mullaney of Connellsville shows off a batch of apple dumplings at the Connellsville Presbyterian Church Thursday. More...


Amanda Hollis


Amanda Joyce “Amy” (Kuhns) Hollis, 50, of Scottdale, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016. Amy was born February 3, 1966 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Levi and Mildred (Marks) Kuhns. She married Aaron Edward Hollis, Sr. More...

Brad Miner


Brad Cris Miner, 50, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Sept. 10, 1965, in Connellsville, a son of Freda Caldwell Miner of Bullskin Township and Jon C. Miner, Sr. More...

Donald E. Walker

Savannah, Ga.

Donald E. Walker, 65, of Savannah, Ga., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 in Savannah, Ga. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1898, Spain agreed to peace protocols with the United States, bringing an end to the Spanish-American war.  In 1898, the United States took formal possession of the Hawaiian Islands. More...


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“Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’s side? let him come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.”  —(Exodus 32:26 AKJV)  Are you on God’s side? More...


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Most teens need more sleep than they’re getting

DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage daughter stays up late, then has a hard time waking up for school. I don’t think she’s getting enough sleep. What can I do to help her fall asleep at a reasonable time?  More...

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