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Sharapova’s doping ban cut from 2 years to 15 months

LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after her two-year doping ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday by a sports court that found the Russian star did not bear “significant fault” More...

Duterte tells Obama ‘you can go to hell,’ warns of breakup

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte told President Barack Obama “you can go to hell” in a speech Tuesday that was his strongest tirade so far against the U.S. More...

Boeing awarded $10.2 million contract

Ship protection systems manufactured in western PA

The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $10.2 million continuation contract to develop and produce five AN/SLQ- 25C — or “Nixie” — surface ship torpedo defense systems and associated spare parts.  More...


Thoughts on the passing of three sports legends

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With the recent passing of Arnold Palmer, yet another all-time great sports icon has left us in 2016. More...

Ominous signs for Donald Trump in new post-debate poll


A new Fox News national poll suggests Donald Trump suffered real damage in his first debate with Hillary Clinton — not just losing the debate, but sliding in some key measures of voter confidence in his ability to serve as president.  More...

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Mt. Pleasant tops Valley, 5-1

Fighting for a WPIAL playoff spot, the Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team knows that every win down the stretch is precious.  On Tuesday, Mt. More...

Volleyball teams get section wins

Gianna Sigado had 15 kills, 10 digs, four blocks and one ace and Sara Ellis notched 21 assists and nine digs as the Connellsville volleyball team defeated visiting Latrobe, 25- 20, 25-12, 25-17 in Section 3-AAAA. More...

Cairns, Keefer ready for finals

Mt. Pleasant duo will be competing for a WPIAL title today at Treesdale

Mt. Pleasant seniors Ashley Cairns and Gabbi Keefer have played big parts in helping the Vikings’ girls golf team build an 8-2 record. More...

Mt. Pleasant food pantry seeking donations Funding cuts hurt turkey distributions

The Mt. More...

Mt. Pleasant School Board to consider revisions to naloxone policy

Mt. Pleasant Area School Board will vote next week on whether to revise the district’s naloxone policy. In January, the board added a policy to allow administrators to administer a drug designed to save people from dying from opiate overdoses. 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...

Victor J. Gasbarro


Victor J. Gasbarro, 94, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born on Jan. More...

William F. Helinski


William F. Helinski, 86, of Scottdale, died late Sunday evening, Oct. 2, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Bill was born November 13, 1929, in Scottdale, a son of the late John F. More...

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On This Date

In 1877, Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce tribe surrendered to U.S. Cavalry troops after a 1,700-mile retreat.  In 1947, President Harry Truman delivered the first address to be televised from the White House.   More...


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“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.”  — (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 AKJV)  God wants our love most of 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.  Rummage sale   More...

Sunglasses must offer good protection from harmful UV rays

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: During my last eye exam, my eye doctor advised me to buy a pair of “high quality” sunglasses. But she didn’t tell me what she meant by high quality. Can you help? More...

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