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Authority agrees to appoint new general partner at hotel

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority agreed Monday night to appoint a new general partner at Trailside Lodging, the company that operates the Cobblestone Hotel. More...

News

Connellsville elementary students compete for Math Bowl trophy

Forty elementary students from all four of Connellsville Area School District’s elementary schools competed recently for a chance to hoist the Math Bowl trophy for a year. More...

Police reports listed

City men face drug charges   Two Connellsville man were charged with drug offenses following a vehicle stop, state police at Uniontown said.  Joshua Mark Wadsworth, 21, and Dillon Joseph Means, 20, were charged with possession with intent t More...

Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

NEW YORK (AP) — Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? More...

Opinion

Good parenting can prevent violence

(AP) –– Good parenting is the best preventive measure against violent behavior.  This quote may sum up the hard truth facing parents, students, school authorities and people who gather at so many other places in America today: &ldquo More...

Human trafficking is growing problem that continues to impact many areas in U.S.

(AP) –– Human trafficking is happening in Ohio and throughout the nation.  No one wants to believe that.  In fact, many people will not believe it because human trafficking often doesn’t look the way people imagine it or t More...

Celebrating the message of Pope Francis

An unforced error from a Vatican communications office the other day drove me a little something like crazy. The nature of the unforced error is that it is wholly unnecessary and ridiculously distracting. And so it was.  More...

Sports

Gardner happy with effort at states

Heather Gardner’s season in the pool ended similarly to how it transpired all year long - she flourished in competition and set a school record along the way.  The Mt. More...

Gators to rely on experience

As he prepares for his fourth season with the Geibel softball team, coach Rich Carbonara can immediately point to a select group of players who he believes will guide the team to success in 2018.  More...

Penguins G Matt Murray close to return

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins goaltender Matt Murray looks ready to return from a concussion that’s kept him out for the past three weeks. More...

Woman sues W.C. sheriff, claims racial discrimination

A woman has sued Westmoreland County’s sheriff, his department and the county, claiming she was discriminated against in her effort to get an account clerk job because she is black.  Anna E. More...

Authorities work to identify body found near Yough River at Ohiopyle

Authorities were working Monday to identify a body found Sunday along the Middle Youghiogheny River.  An autopsy was scheduled for Monday afternoon in hopes of determining the identity and cause of death.  Two hikers discovered the “b More...

Mt. Pleasant man dies in fatal crash

A Mt. Pleasant man died Friday night when he lost control of his vehicle in Bullskin Township, state police at Uniontown said.  More...

Obituaries

David G. Alberts

Connellsville

David G. Alberts, 88, of Connellsville, died Friday, March 16, 2018, in Walnut Hill Memory Care, Hempfield Township.  He was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Connellsville, a son of the late Abraham and Mary Fasulka Alberts.  More...

Mark A. Swope

Formerly of Connellsville

Mark Allen Swope, 59 of Kantner, Somerset County, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Somerset Hospital. He was born Nov. More...

Mary Keefer

Connellsville

Mary Keefer, 84, of Connellsville, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. Private arrangements were held in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral   Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628- 9033. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that does good.” (Psalms 53:1 AKJV)  God is and He is keeping tabs on us.   More...

Hookworm larvae infect humans by burrowing into skin

Dear Doctor: I read a terrible story about a couple who went to the Caribbean and got hookworms by going barefoot. Is that only possible in the tropics, or should I be worried here in the United States? I hate wearing shoes in the summer.  More...

Carnegie Free Library to host beginner yoga classes

Have you always wanted to try Yoga, but didn’t want to attend a class with experienced practitioners? Do you think you will not be able to do the postures? Then this class is for you. More...

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