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September 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspicious package prompts bomb scare

Fayette courthouse evacuated

Fayette County Courthouse employees were evacuated Thursday afternoon, after a suspicious package was delivered to District Attorney Richard Bower’s office. Commissioner Dave Lohr confirmed all employees were excused around 3:15 p.m. More...


84 Lumber helping flood victims recover

With flood cleanup still in full-swing, local businesses continue to send volunteers to both Connellsville and Bullskin Township to aid residents’ recovery efforts.  Last week, the 84 Lumber Company pledged to donate up to $50,000 in build More...

Donation for flood victims

Connellsville Area Education Association donated $2,375 to Connellsville Community Ministries for the flood victims. More...

Stadium plan to lure Raiders to Las Vegas passes major vote

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas and lure the Raiders from Oakland crossed a major hurdle Thursday when a Nevada oversight committee voted unanimously to recommend $750 million in public funding for the project.  More...

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On This Date

In 1920, the explosion of a bomb on Wall Street killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds of others.  In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act, authorizing the military draft.   More...


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Bible Digest

“Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.”  — (Psalms 49:16-17 AKJV)  This gives life a true pe More...


Drive for your school   Davies Ford in Connellsville is sponsoring a Drive For Your School during a car and bike show being held at the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center today. More...

Flax Scutching Festival to be held Saturday and Sunday

The 109th annual Flax Scutching Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Monticue’s Grove in Stahlstown. Come enjoy demonstrations of the complete process of making linen from the flax plant. More...

Commissioners extend Connellsville LERTA ordinance

Fayette County Commissioners approved a motion to extend Connellsville’s LERTA ordinance during their monthly meeting Thursday.  The Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program was established to allow local taxing authori More...

Cleaning up former elementary school

The Fayette County Cultural Trust and Highlands Hospital joined forces on Thursday sponsoring a community clean up of the former Zachariah Connell Elementary School. More...


James Colbert


James Colbert, 82, of Connellsville, died Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Hillside Estates surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 23, 1934 in Uniontown, a son of the late Oliver L. More...

Edwin L. Dillinger


Edwin Lee Dillinger, 80, of Scottdale (Wesley Chapel), passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  More...

Donald Harshman


Donald “Doc” Eugene Harshman, 54, of Vanderbilt, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown.  He was born July 24, 1962 in Connellsville, the son of the late Donald J. and June Maxine (Kerr) Harshman.  More...


Acts of free will

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Picture these two images.  Sept. More...

The colors of late summer are coming out


Now that autumn is drawing nigh, the colors will be coming out: russet and scarlet, yellow and red, orange and green, blue and gray. No, I don’t know of any trees whose leaves turn blue or gray, but I’m not referring to fall foliage. More...

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Falcons focused on better start

Team will be tested by tough McKeesport squad

Looking back on the Connellsville football team’s game against Gateway last week, there weren’t a lot of positives to be mined from a 63-0 loss. More...

Norwin runs past Connellsville, 4-1

The Connellsville boys soccer team was hopeful heading into Thursday’s Section 4-AAAA game against visiting Norwin, but the Knights combined speed up front with an aggressive second-half attack to post a 4-1 victory. More...

Vikings nip Falcons in tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls tennis team swept both doubles matches to earn a 3-2 non-section victory over host Connellsville on Thursday. Katelyn Loughner and Holly Reagan won at first doubles. More...

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