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November 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Library to be closed for part of day Nov. 10

The Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville library will be closed 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 for a staff training seminar.  The library will open at 2 p.m.  Café Carnegie will be open during its normal business hours that day, 10 a.m. More...


James Comey: The do-the-right-thing guy in email maelstrom

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey once called it a crucial leadership test: Anticipating whether a decision makes sense “through the eyes of others.” Now his own big decision has Democrats and even some Republicans wondering whether he faile More...

Perryopolis Twp. supervisors present prelim 2017 budget

In a brief meeting last night the Perryopolis Township supervisors presented a budget for 2017 that will necessitate no tax increase.  The board approved a budget with expenses of $799,188 that will be paid through projected revenues of $670,279 More...

Iraqi forces edge into Mosul, major urban warfare lies ahead

BAZWAYA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s special forces fought their way into the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday, taking its state television building despite resistance by Islamic State group fighters that is only likely to stiffen when combat reaches the inner c More...


Trump v. election process — lies and voter rigging


Donald Trump, losing to Hillary Clinton in every major national poll, long ago brilliantly figured out how to continue to rally his base. Instead of dealing with issues, he attacks Clinton, the mass media, and calls the election rigged.  More...

Trump’s missed opportunity


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Donna Ryan is a retired director of finance who describes herself as a political moderate and whose political hero is Ronald Reagan. More...

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Frazier volleyball advances to semis

The Frazier volleyball team’s run through the WPIAL Class A playoffs is still going strong.  After sweeping Union in the first round, the Commodores (16-0) remained perfect on the season and advanced to the semifinals with a hard-fought 25 More...

Cubs rout Indians 9-3, send World Series to deciding Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) — Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Tuesday night and forcing the World Series to a deciding Game 7.  Indians ace Corey Kluber, dom More...

Falcons ice Centurions, 9-2

In hockey, speed is a dangerous weapon, and Connellsville made the most of theirs Tuesday. More...

Pence in Westmoreland

Vice presidential candidate says ‘Trump just gets it’

During his final days on the campaign trail, Vice Presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence (R-Indiana) held a rally at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) in Youngwood Tuesday. More...

If Clinton wins, more in GOP say no to 9 on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has existed with its full complement of nine justices for close to 150 years, no matter who occupied the White House. More...


Wayne W. Koontz Jr.


Wayne William Koontz, Jr., 49, of Connellsville, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at Highlands Hospital.  He was born June 24, 1967, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Wayne William Sr. More...

Donald L. Means


Donald L. “Donnie” “Mony” Means, 50, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. He was born Jan. 8, 1966, in Uniontown, a son of the late Robert L. and Bonnie K. Reagan Means. More...

John S. Kramarski


John S. Kramarski, 91, a lifetime resident of Everson, died Sunday evening, Oct. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.  In 1947, designer Howard Hughes piloted his “Spruce Goose,” the largest flying boat ever built, on its maiden (and only) flight.   More...


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Bible Digest

“For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone.”  — (Psalms 86:10 AKJV)  I will say amen to that. God is great and God is good.   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...

Intestinal angina can be relieved with insertion of stent

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: For months I’ve experienced severe pain in my abdomen after eating. After excluding a number of other conditions, my doctor diagnosed intestinal angina. I’ve heard of angina related to the heart — is this the same? More...

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