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October 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

WASHINGTON (AP) — It can be a frightening call to get — and it’s a familiar one for many thousands of Americans.  Callers posing as tax and immigration agents are threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless mone More...

Fall back

Ryan Layton, a volunteer with New Haven Hose Company No. 8 holds a carbon monoxide detector as a yearly reminder for people to check the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting their clocks back in the fall. More...

Felony charge dropped against Connellsville man

Thomas Mitchell waives hearing in case involving Red Caboose

A Connellsville man accused of damaging the Red Caboose along the Yough River Trail waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday.  Thomas Mitchell, 26, is charged with two counts each of criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and theft b More...


Letter to the editor

The pollsters say that Hillary is leading Donald in Pennsylvania. So what else is new? More...

We’re building what bicyclists love


Sunshine splashed on the subtly changing leaves as the warm breeze, rich with the scents of autumn, pushed against me gently. At this time of year that breeze could bite, but summer’s touch lingered still along the rail-trail. More...

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Falcons look to finish strong

The 2016 football season will come to a close for Connellsville after tonight’s Section 2-AAAAA home game against Latrobe.  It’s been a tough year for the Falcons (1-8, 0-7), who, after an opening-night victory over Uniontown, have e More...

Farino, Marteny qualify for states in cross country

Southmoreland’s Kaylee Farino took eighth overall to lead the local contingent of runners competing in the WPIAL Cross Country Championships on Thursday at Cooper’s Lake. More...

Crosby’s goal leads Penguins past Islanders, 4-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.  More...

Health law consumers to have less choices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama’s law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found. More...

It’s chili time in Connellsville

If you like chili, than Connellsville will be the place to be on Nov. 5.  Downtown Connellsville will host a Chili Fest from 11 a.m. More...


Nellie Bodkin

Cheat Lake

Nellie Carolyn (Raupauch) Bodkin, 98, of Cheat Lake, formerly of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Oct. More...

Sheila F. Jacobs


Sheila F. Jacobs, 45, of Connellsville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. More...

Phyllis K. Kocis

Mt. Pleasant

Phyllis K. “Tupie” Jurkovic Kocis, 78, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Phyllis was born May 15, 1938 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Slaminsky Jurkovic.  More...

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In 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. More...


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Bible Digest

“Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house: For I have five brothers; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment.”  — (Luke 16:27-28 AKJV) &n More...


Cookie sale St. Rita Christian Mothers will hold their annual Christmas cookie sale on Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. in Bucci Hall (St. Rita Social Hall) on First Street in Connellsville. More...

Halloween parades set for Saturday

The 51st annual Springfield Township Halloween Parade will be held Saturday beginning in Mill Run at 7 p.m. The parade at Normalville will begin at 8 p.m. More...

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