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March 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

KidsFest returns to Connellsville

On June 12, Connellsville is going to the kids.  The 12th annual KidsFest will be held at Murphy Hall from 5 to 9 p.m.  “KidsFest is the Connellsville Lions and Bud Murphy’s effort to raise community awareness to the on-going ca More...

News

Kids enjoy fun Easter activities in Connellsville this weekend

In left photo, Faith Ober, 10, of Connellsville, finds an egg. More...

Syrian rebels exit second pocket of eastern Ghouta

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians were bused out of a second pocket of the besieged eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus on Sunday after rebels agreed to leave several towns and villages after years of siege and weeks of heavy More...

‘He fell a hero:” French praise policeman in hostage swap

TREBES, France (AP) — The French police officer who swapped places with a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunm More...

Opinion

Real help needed to combat opioids in Fayette County

Letter to the Editor

Real help, not more public participation, needed to combat opioids.  More...

Dire times await North Alantic right whale

These are dire times for the North Atlantic right whale.  A record number of the whales –– 17 –– died due to ship strikes or gear entanglements last year. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Frazier track moving forward with new coach

There will be a new face on the sidelines at Frazier track meets this season, as Robb Acklin assumes the head coaching position vacated by Zach Keefer.  Keefer also serves as athletic director and is the head boys basketball coach. More...

Rust’s overtime winner gives Pens season sweep of Flyers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby crystallized the Pittsburgh Penguins’ hot run against the Philadelphia Flyers with the kind of goal that he and few others on the planet can create. More...

Falcons fall in opener

Austin Petraglia doubled, singled and knocked in a run, but the Connellsville baseball team fell to Fairmont, 8-5 in a season-opening exhibition game Saturday at Myrtle Beach, S.C. More...

Helping students suffering from cancer

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Professor says both sides right in ongoing conflict

Much of history may be portrayed as good versus evil and dark versus light, but that’s just not the case. More...

Obituaries

James Gilpin

CONNELLSVILLE

James Gilpin, 77, of Connellsville, died Saturday, March 24, at home, comforted by his loving family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Loretta T. Haugh

RUFFSDALE

Loretta Thelma (Barron) Haugh, 44, of Ruffsdale, passed away to be with her Lord on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born Nov. 11, 1973, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Rev. More...

David M. Smith

FORMERLY OF INDIAN HEAD

David Marion Smith, 70, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, formerly of Indian Head, went to be with our Lord, on Friday, March 23, 2018.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sudoku

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On This Date

Today is Monday, March 26, the 85th day of 2018. There are 280 days left in the year.  In 1812, an earthquake devastated Caracas, Venezuela, causing an estimated 26,000 deaths, according to the U.S. More...

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Lifestyles

Church News

Concert presented More...

Fay-West Calendar

Fish fries held • Hiller Volunteer Fire Company will hold a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. Ask about lunch delivery. For more information, call 724-785- 9793. More...

Despite slight cancer risk, birth control pills considered safe

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: What exactly is the connection between birth control pills and breast cancer? Is the evidence credible? If so, why do so many women still take them –– and so many doctors prescribe them? More...

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