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October 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Los Angeles chief defends 2 fatal weekend shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief on Monday defended the use of deadly force against two men in separate fatal shootings over the weekend, saying one turned toward officers with a gun and the other pointed what looked like a real More...

Leaked videos partially pull back curtain on Mormon church

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In leaked videos, Mormon leaders discuss concerns about the growth of the gay rights movement and hear from a former U.S. More...

Escape Rooms open

Project Talent Theatre Workshops’ Escape the Terror Escape Rooms claimed its first victims, as this group failed to escape The Mutation Room after 60 minutes of mind-bending puzzles and non-sto More...


Presidents make policy, generals make plans

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“If, as Clausewitz so justly said, war is a continuation of national policy, so are war plans.”  — Barbara W. Tuchman, The Guns of August 1962  More...

Witness and forgetting in the Middle East


There’s a “memoricide” happening in the Middle East, as the presence of Christians there diminishes to the point of potential extinction. More...

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Bible Digest

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.”  — (Psalms 68:19 AKJV)  Take time to count your blessings and be sure to thank God for them all.   More...


Meet for lunch   The Connellsville High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at noon Oct. 6 at Keedy’s Restaurant on West Crawford Avenue in Connellsville. All classmates are welcome.  Bucco   More...

Young Professionals to meet on Wednesday

Please join the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday at noon for a Greater Connellsville Area Young Professionals Luncheon at Keedy’s Pizzeria. RSVP to the chamber at 724- 628-5500 or email • Oct. More...

A treasure in the Community Center

Coker Museum preserves high school memories

A modest museum with a big story is starting to take shape in the Connellsville Community Center. More...

Young adults prefer Clinton on income gap, divide on jobs

DURHAM, North Carolina (AP) — Paulos Muruts is set to cast his first presidential ballot for Hillary Clinton — if he makes it to the ballot box. More...


John W. Bierer


John W. Bierer, 64, of Scottdale, died Friday, September 29, 2016, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born August 28, 1952, in Connellsville, a son of the late Blair Bruce and Emma C. “Pat” Bauman Bierer. More...

Donald Wilbur Butts


Donald Wilbur Butts, 89, of Ligonier, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016.  He was born Nov 12, 1926, in Brownsville, a son of the late Ralph Edmund Butts and Daisy Bertha Halfhill-Butts.  More...

Richard J. Dodd


Richard Jason Dodd, 44, of Apple Street, Connellsville, died Saturday afternoon, October 1, 2016, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, while being comforted by his loving family, following an extended illness.  Jason was born January 7, 19 More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1535, the complete English translation of the Bible was printed for the first time.  In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, into orbit.   More...


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Falcons top Big Macs

Although they are no longer in the same section, the Connellsville and Canon-Mc- Millan volleyball teams met on Monday night in Connellsville, each team hoping to fine-tune its game as the season begins to wind toward the home stretch.  More...

Vikings blank Colonials, 7-0

Ally Bloom and Anna Billey each scored two goals as the Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team defeated host Albert Gallatin, 7-0 in a Section 2-AAA match on Monday. Lexi Salopek, Megan Liberoni and Lindsay Brown each scored a goal. More...

Heyward backs up words as Steelers defense responds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward spent three weeks fruitlessly chasing opposing quarterbacks but never wavered from the answer, and it had nothing to do defensive coordinator Keith Butler coming up with intric More...

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