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September 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Prayer service held for educational leaders, flood victims and emergency personnel

Connellsville Church of God Pastor Nelson Confer said a prayer service planned for Sunday was to focus on prayers for local students, educators and administrators. But then a flood hit the Connellsville area. More...

Parker, cast argue for ‘Birth of a Nation’ despite scandal

TORONTO (AP) — In a carefully stage-managed press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, Nate Parker and the cast of his Nat Turner slave revolt drama “The Birth of a Nation” argued for focusing on their film and not More...

Falcon Foundation names new Hall of Fame members

On Sept. 16, the Connellsville Falcon Foundation will honor its new Hall of Fame members. The night will begin with a dinner at 4 p.m. at the Connellsville Career and Technical School. More...


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Are we safer 15 years later?

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Fifteen years ago, everything changed when a small group of fanatics took control of three large passenger jets and used them as guided missiles against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. More...

The Constitution’s perennial promise of library

Sweet Land of Liberty

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s recent refusal to stand for the playing of the national anthem has sparked an intense backlash. Much of the debate has focused on the question of whether his actions are un-American. More...


Mt. Pleasant’s White branching out

Senior competing independently as cross country runner

It’s never too late to try something new, even if you have to work a little harder to do it. Just ask Mt. Pleasant senior Macey White. White, a longtime softball player, branched out and joined the Vikings track team in the spring. More...

Fading Pirates lose 8-0 to Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are running out of time. It may already be too late. More...

Vikings nip Leopards

Ally Bloom, Anna Billey, Brianna Lazur and Jenna Toohey each scored a goal as the Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team notched a 4-3 win over host Belle Vernon in a Section 2-AAA match on Saturday. More...

Remembering 9-11

Mt. Pleasant honors emergency personnel

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, seems and appears the very definition of small town America – far removed from international problems and the issues that plague major cities. More...

Cal U students volunteer in Dutch Bottom

Two weeks after devastating flood waters destroyed homes in Connellsville’s Dutch Bottom area and along Bullskin Township’s Breakneck Road, volunteers continue to aid relief efforts.  More than 70 students from California University More...


Ruth Hershberger


Ruth Killinger Hershberger, 98, of Scottdale, (Kingview), Upper Tyrone Township, passed away Friday afternoon, September 9, 2016, in Eicher’s Personal Care Home, Normalville, with her husband Carl and family by her side. More...

Katherine Thieler


Katherine L. Santore Thieler, 82 of Scottdale, passed away Sunday morning, September 11, 2016, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born January 24, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Frank J. More...

Kevin A. Wilkins


Kevin A. Wilkins of Kecksburg, a servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, age 66, born January 2, 1950 passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2016 with his loving family by his side. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1940, four teenagers discovered prehistoric paintings, estimated to be 15,000 to 17,000 years old, in a cave in Lascaux, France.  In 1953, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts married Jaqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.   More...


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