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Bullskin Community Fair kicks off on Sunday

The 88th annual Bullskin Township Community Fair will be held next week. The fair kicks off on Sunday with the annual horse show, said fair board President Jim Hoover. The show will be held starting at 10 a.m. More...


White House releases Obama’s summer reading list

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House released President Barack Obama’s summer reading list on Friday as the first family vacationed in Martha’s Vineyard. More...

Inaugural cannabis fair being set up in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — From seed providers to a company offering mechanized bud trimmers, those involved in the once-illicit marijuana industry in the Pacific Northwest got ready on Friday for the first-ever Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair. More...

Internet mogul gets year in jail in domestic violence case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley internet mogul who sold his startup for $300 million at the age of 25 and appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a highly eligible bachelor was sentenced Friday to a year in jail for violating More...


PA pension crisis: Now is the time for action

Guest Commentary

The state of Pennsylvania, as well as many other states, faces a pension crisis. The state has not set aside enough money each year to pay the pensions it is legally obligated to pay state workers and public school employees. More...

The old-school, pragmatic politics of millennials

National Perspective

There was a time, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when everything about the baby boomers — their cultural identity, their sex lives, their voting patterns — was chewed over in the public prints and on television. More...

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“For you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:”  —(Exodus 34:14 AKJV)  God alone deserves our worship. Let’s give Him our all and our best.   More...


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Leg pain while exercising could indicate atherosclerosis

DEAR DOCTOR K: My right calf starts aching when I exercise. My doctor said she wants to do a test that is like taking my blood pressure in my leg instead of my arm. Does that make any sense?  More...

CASD earns bullying grant

Money to be used to start an anti-bullying initiative

Connellsville Area School District has been named one of 26 schools nationwide to receive a grant from Safe Fleet as part of their United Against Bullying program.  The grants were presented to districts who, according to the Safe Fleet website, More...

Col. Crawford’s statue to be restored

Project moving forward thanks to DAR grant

With the help of a National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Special Projects Grant, the statue of Col. William Crawford which stands in front of the Carnegie Free Library, will soon get some needed repairs.  More...


Kathy Fullem

Mill Run

Kathy Ann Pletcher Fullem, 67, of Mill Run, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at her home while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born Nov. More...

Brian LaPorte


Brian Anthony LaPorte (Gooch), 39, of Connellsville, died suddenly on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. He was born on November 14, 1976 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Patricia D. Santmyer (LaPorte). More...

Barbara A. Zwierzelewski


Barbara Ann Enos Zwierzelewski, 66, of Scottdale, passed away unexpectedly, Friday morning, August 12, 2016 at her home.  She was born in Mt. Pleasant, November 16, 1949 a Daughter of the late Frank J. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1521, Hernando Cortes captured the capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan (later Mexico City), after a three-month siege.  In 1907, the first gasoline-powered taxicab took fares in New York City.   More...


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Frazier golf team starting fresh

Commodores will feature plenty of new faces this season

Like any high school sports team, the Frazier golf program deals with roster turnover due to graduation and other variables. Those changes often raise uncertainties. More...

Draft picks help Lions rally past Steelers, 30-17

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pair of draft picks helped the Detroit Lions defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 Friday.  Chris Boswell briefly put Pittsburgh in front with a 37- yard field goal, but Dwayne Washington, the Lions’ seventh round More...

Phelps beaten; Ledecky sets world record

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Astunner at the Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps was beaten.  Rather handily at that.  The most decorated athlete in Olympic history couldn’t pull off one of his patented comebacks in the 100-meter butterfly, e More...

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