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October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Homicide hearings continued

Connellsville couple accused in death of woman’s mother

Hearings for a Connellsville couple accused of murdering Sally Nelson in 2015 were continued a second time Tuesday. More...

Commissioners review 2017 prison budgetary requests

Fayette County Prison representatives presented budget requests to the Fayette County Commissioners Tuesday in an effort to hammer out a budget for 2017.  The coming year’s requests are based on the $6,865,918 budget for 2016. More...

$4 a month? Social Security recipients to get tiny increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. More...


The cruel irony of Hillary Clinton’s ‘pro-women’ stance

Guest Commentary

Hillary Clinton is campaigning that she, of all the candidates, is the one who is a “champion for women and girls “specifically because, among other things, she protects “women’s reproductive health” and “confronts violence against women.” Her primar More...

Clinton promises major wealth redistribution


Even by the standards of liberal Democrats, Hillary Clinton is running the most frankly redistributionist presidential campaign in years. More...

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Bible Digest

“And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.”  — (Luke 12:15 AKJV)  Greed is not good. Guard your heart.   More...


Divorce workshop   More...

Silent heart attacks and the risks they pose

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had an ECG in preparation for a surgical procedure. The doctor said it showed I’d had a silent heart attack. How could I have had a heart attack and not known about it? More...

Connellsville begins 2017 budget prep

The City of Connellsville’s budget committee will begin outlining the 2017 budget today in the first of several budget meetings designed to plan ahead for the city’s future.  More...


Operation Christmas Child collections to begin

Ruth Smith has been packing shoeboxes for underprivileged youth from around the world for 15 years. This year, she’s continuing the mission. More...


Norma Jean Creek

Pekin, Illinois

Norma Jean (Ulery) Creek, 78, of Pekin, Illinois, passed away at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Pekin Manor surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1938, in Connellsville, to Ralph K. and Mary (Adams) Ulery. More...

Verdella L. Davison


Verdella L. (Siesky) Ritenour Davison, 79, a longtime resident of Melcroft, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in the Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon Township. More...

Steven Lewandowski


Steven M. “SML” Lewandowski, 58, of Scottdale, died Saturday evening, Oct. 15, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born March 6, 1958 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Edwin A. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1781, Lord Charles Cornwallis’ British troops surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, heralding an imminent victory for the Continental Army. More...


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Falcons win to make playoffs

The WPIAL playoffs don’t begin until next week, but for the Connellsville girls volleyball team, the postseason was on the line Tuesday at home against Franklin Regional. More...

Commodores blank Maples

Hannah Fell notched eight kills and Annya Kossol followed with seven kills as the Frazier volleyball team defeated visiting Mapletown, 25-8, 25-20, 25-16 in Section 2-A. More...

Canadiens beat Pens, 4-0

MONTREAL (AP) — David Desharnais scored twice and Al Montoya made 36 saves as the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 4-0 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.   More...

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