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September 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State data: Substantiated child abuse claims rose in 2015

HARRISBURG (AP) — New state data shows there were more than 4,200 substantiated child abuse claims last year, an increase of 863 from the year before. reports the state Department of Human Services report examined cases over More...


House Republicans press administration on Iran payment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told Congress on Thursday that Iran wanted “immediate access” to $1.7 billion paid by the United States in cash to settle a decades old arbitration claim between the two countries.&nb More...

New rules may allow you to bypass the box

NEW YORK (AP) — You may soon have more options for a cable box than renting one from your cable company.  The Federal Communications Commission has a plan to make cable companies provide apps that could be used on devices made by tech comp More...

Vanished flag from famous 9/11 photo returns to Ground Zero

NEW YORK (AP) — An American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 in a defining moment of patriotic resolve took its place at the site Thursday after disappearing for over a decade.  More...


How Mother Teresa challenged Hillary Clinton on abortion

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Two very different women on the minds of Christians right now are Mother Teresa, with her canonization on Sept. 4, and Hillary Clinton, with her name on the presidential ballot in November. Hillary stands as the most influential woman in America. More...

To avoid Lyme disease, get to know ticks


Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of cases of Lyme disease. The primary reasons for that are not hard to understand: We have abundant, beautiful natural areas, which people enjoy, that are loaded with deer ticks. More...

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Falcons ready for another challenge

Connellsville faces tough road test at Gateway

For the Connellsville football team, the first two weeks of the season have likely felt like a whirlwind. More...

Scotties’ netters slip past Mt. Pleasant

CAHS boys soccer, Frazier volleyball notch wins

The Southmoreland girls tennis team (5-2, 2-2) picked up wins at first and third singles, as well as second doubles, to slip past visiting Mt. Pleasant, 3-2, in a Section 1-AA contest. More...

Nova, Kang lead Pirates to 4-1 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter to stay unbeaten with Pittsburgh and Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run double to key a three-run first inning as the Pirates defeated Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night, extending the Reds’ losing streak to fiv More...

Connellsville Twp. extends state of emergency, praises volunteers

At Thursday’s regular meeting, Connellsville Township Supervisors voted to extend the area’s state of emergency indefinitely.  The state of emergency was declared last week when flood waters tore through the area.  More...

Preparing for the Mum Festival

Members of the Connellsville Area Garden Club are busy at work making dried flower arrangements to sell at their booth at the Mum Festival which will be held Saturday. More...


Vaughn D. Orbash


Vaughn Douglas Orbash, 69, of Dunbar died suddenly Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Golden Living Center, Uniontown, PA. Arrangements will be announced by BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St, Dunbar, when complete.   More...

Mary Ann Tesauro

Lemont Furnace

Mary Ann (Squirek) Tesauro, 68, of Lemont Furnace, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  Born April 23, 1948 in Lemont Furnace, Mary Ann was the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Peshko) Sq More...

Esther A. Watson


Esther A. (Bruno) Watson, 82, of Dunbar, peacefully entered her eternal rest on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Always Care Personal Home, Connellsville, after a brief illness. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1776, the Continental Congress officially changed the name of the “United Colonies” to the “United States” of America. More...


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Bible Digest

“And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:” — (Mark 9:43 AKJV) Hell is a real place. More...


Nationality Days St. Rita Christian Mothers of Connellsville are sponsoring Nationality Days on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in St. Rita’s Social Hall on First Street. More...

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