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March 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Police: Connellsville man breaks into former girlfriend’s city home

A Connellsville man was charged with burglary and other offenses after city police said he broke into his former girlfriend’s residence late Saturday night.  Danny Lee Darnell Jr., 22, of 228 South St., got into the basement of 511 E. More...

News

Police: Minnesota woman transported 100 packages of marijuana across Pa. Turnpike

A Minnesota woman was arrested Friday in Mt. More...

Another key redistricting case goes to court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case.  More...

Police news reported

Melcroft man steals vehicle A Melcroft man has been charged with stealing a vehicle and other offenses. Zachery Leonard, 24, took the vehicle on March 18 from South Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, police said. More...

Opinion

Rep. Dowling questions why his opponent wishes to silence public

Letter to the Editor

I have watched silently while my opponent –– a former state representative who the people of our community chose to reject after his years of taking taxpayer-funded perks, supporting Tom Wolf’s tax-and-spend agenda, and going along More...

Youthful marchers could light fire under nation’s leaders

(AP) –– Fifty years ago this spring, American students mostly of college age mobilized opposition to the War in Vietnam in historically massive numbers.  Their street marches and class walkouts ignited a larger wave of opposition tha More...

The positive side of Facebook

“Somehow, I didn’t think preparing for motherhood would entail looking for used RVs online,” Emily Stimpson Chapman recently wrote in a Facebook post. More...

Sports

Falcons blanked by Spartans in opener

The Connellsville softball team didn’t get the result it had hoped for during Monday’s season-opening non-section contest against visiting Hempfield, but that doesn’t mean the game won’t benefit the Falcons in the long run.&nb More...

Greyhounds nip Commodores, 4-3

Monessen softball coach Bo Teets and Frazier coach Don Hartman agree, to be the best you have to schedule the best. This season, it was Dana Vatakis and the Greyhounds capturing a 4-3 win at Monessen High School. More...

Frazier baseball team beats Geibel to start new season

George Smalich homered and doubled and JD Celaschi ripped a pair of triples as the Frazier baseball team started the season with a 15-0 victory in four innings over visiting Geibel in a non-section game on Monday. More...

Ending hunger in Fay-West area

Boy Scouts get ready to launch food drive to help those in need

More than 10,000 families are hungry and in need of help each month in Fayette and Westmoreland counties.  Of that number, approximately 7,000 are children, according to Jesse Bush of the Westmoreland/ Fayette Council of the Boy Scouts of Americ More...

Early coal mines project moves forward

Coal and coke are in the fabric of the region. More...

Obituaries

Rita M. Benson

Connellsville

Rita M. Benson, 87, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday March 24, 2018 in Uniontown Rehabilitation Center.  She was born May 29, 1930 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Amato and Christine Natale.  More...

Joan “Jo Ann” Burnsworth

Connellsville

Joan “Jo Ann” (Hall) Burnsworth, 71, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday March 25, 2018, in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 25, 1946 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late William and Susan (Stillwagon) Hall. More...

Gary A. Hann

Bullskin Township

Gary Allen Hann, 63, of Bullskin Twp., passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 4, 1954, a son of the late Robert C. (1959) and Etta Lurene (Basinger) (2000) Hann. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be over.” (Psalms 57:1 AKJV)  Take refuge in the Lord. He cares for you.   More...

Air pollution can have adverse health effects on elderly

Dear Doctor: I’m 84 and live in a big city. I try to walk as many places as I can, but I’ve read that air pollution may shorten the lifespan of seniors. Should I stay inside instead?  More...

Connellsville Canteen to host second installment of lecture

The Connellsville Canteen will present “The Arab and Israeli Conflict with Dr. Tim Crain, Part 2” from 6-8 p.m. today. Dr. Crain will focus on the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis. More...

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