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City couple faces felony charges

A Connellsville man and a Normalville woman were charged Thursday with three felony theft charges and one felony receiving stolen property offense.  More...

News

City police say no charges filed in accident involving pedestrian

A Connellsville teen was injured Wednesday afternoon when she was struck by a car as she crossed South Arch Street.  More...

Israel, U.S. troops train together to counter threats

HATZOR AIR BASE, Israel (AP) — If war breaks out in the Middle East, U.S. and Israeli forces are preparing to one day fight alongside one another to defend Israel against missile attacks from across the region. More...

U.K. police: 21 people sought treatment after poisoning

LONDON (AP) — Around 21 people have received medical treatment after a nerve-agent attack on an ex-Russian spy, British police said Thursday, as the U.K. vowed strong action against whoever was responsible for the “brazen and reckless” act. More...

Opinion

Wagner talks tough, but says nothing

(AP) –– Scott Wagner’s confrontational style was on full display during a testy GOP gubernatorial debate in Harrisburg last week, but a “bold message” he delivered just a few days earlier was conspicuously absent.  More...

Leave your emotional support cow at home

Any day now, somebody’s going to get busted for taking an emotional support cow on an airplane. Not a full-grown mama cow, mind you. Even in first class, no such animal could squeeze into the aisles. More...

Gov. Cuomo’s budget proposal increases spending

(AP) –– Gov. Andrew Cuomo reminds us at every opportunity that Congress and the Trump administration aimed a “missile” at New York with its tax reform legislation. More...

Sports

Falcons aiming for improvement

The Connellsville boys tennis team is coming off of a down year, but there is hope that the 2018 season will feature improved play from the Falcons.  Connellsville won just one match last year. More...

Ansell, Griffiths, Datz, Lawrence and Edenfield win first-round matches

Connellsville senior wrestler Nate Ansell pulled out some late heroics and pulled out a first-round victory in the PIAA Class AAA Championships on Thursday at Giant Center in Hershey.  More...

Kevin Stallings fired after two seasons with Pitt basketball team

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The worst season in Pittsburgh basketball history has cost head coach Kevin Stallings his job.  Stallings was let go by the university on Thursday, just two days after the Panthers completed an 8-24 season that included a More...

Center for Organ Recovery and Education dispels myths

While aiming for the dramatic can improve a show’s ratings, that drama can have real-life consequences on the event being portrayed.  Such has been the case for organ donation, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) Community Outre More...

AAFC to present ‘Doubt, a Parable’ at Geyer in Scottdale

Actors and Artists of Fayette County will present the drama “Doubt, a Parable” at the Geyer Performing Arts Center this weekend.  Director Earl Christopher said that while the show is a straight play, he has included an offstage chor More...

Obituaries

Jerry R. Bowers

Normalville

Jerry R. Bowers, 57, of Normalville, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  He was born Jan. More...

Leonard V. Fleming

Dawson

Leonard V. Fleming, 87, of Dawson, went to be with his Lord in Heaven unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Uniontown Hospital.  He was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Franklin Township, the son of the late Ray Q. More...

Former Nebraska governor Charles Thone dies at age 94

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Charles Thone, a former Nebraska governor and congressman who helped investigate the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., has died. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.” (Proverbs 10:26 AKJV)  Don’t be lazy. Be faithful and industrious.   More...

Women 65 and over typically don’t need routine pelvic exams

Dear Doctor: I’m a 76-year-old woman who had a complete hysterectomy when I was 50. My daughters insist that I should still be seeing a gynecologist for cervical cancer screenings, including pelvic exams. Is this really necessary? More...

School Menus

Lunch menus for the week of March 12 are as follows:  CONNELLSVILLE  Secondary   MONDAY: White pizza, side spaghetti, steamed green beans, blushing pears, milk  TUESDAY: Tacos, steamed corn, French fries, lettuce and tomato, mixed More...

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