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April 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local teens join opening day of trout fishing

Connellsville teens (from left) Cody Nicholson, 16, Dyson Rogers, 16, Ashton Golden, 16 and Austin Golden, 16, catch fish in Laurelville on opening day of trout fishing. More...

News

Trump unloads on Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to unload on James Comey over his forthcoming memoir, calling him “slippery,” suggesting he should be in jail and labeling him “the WORST FBI Director in histo More...

Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He was 86.  More...

Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72

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Opinion

Federal deficit continues to rise

(AP) –– The Congressional Budget Office finally rolled out its semiannual budget outlook on Monday, and the federal deficit is expected to be $804 billion this fiscal year and is heading toward $1 trillion by 2020. More...

Connecticut, other states see increase in fatal drug overdoses

(AP) –– Connecticut saw a 10 percent increase in fatal overdoses in 2017, driven by a nearly 40 percent rise in those attributed to fentanyl, a synthetic drug much stronger than heroin.  More...

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Sports

CAHS’s Ellis chooses St. Vincent College

Senior Sara Ellis has been a steady and reliable player for the Connellsville volleyball team in each of the past two seasons.  The two-year letter-winner led the team in assists in 2016 and 2017 and helped the Falcons reach the playoffs last se More...

1993 state champion LL team recognized

The Connellsville Little League recognized the 25th anniversary its 1993 state championship team during opening day ceremonies on Saturday. More...

Falcons down Rams, 6-3

Winning pitcher Mia Burd tripled, and Jenna Hixson drove in three runs as the Connellsville softball team defeated Ringgold, 6-3, in a Section 2-AAAAA contest Saturday. More...

Lifting families out of poverty

Fayette County Community Action to expand Circles program into city

Families and individuals in the Connellsville area who are currently living in poverty will have a chance to gain the skills they need to reach financial stability and achieve success.  More...

Southmoreland district hires two part-time officers

Southmoreland’s Pasta for Protection wasn’t held until Saturday, but by Thursday, the fundraiser was already halfway to the $40,000 goal. More...

Obituaries

Robert D. Gaddis

FORMERLY OF CONNELLSVILLE

Robert “Bob” D. Gaddis, a great man, 62, of St. Charles, Ill., passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018. Bob was born April 1, 1956, in Connellsville to Mabel and the late Wilbur Gaddis. More...

Louise A. Immel

MT. PLEASANT

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Frank H. Wazybok

SCOTTDALE

Frank H. Wazybok, 96, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2018, in the Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center, in the caring presence of his loving family. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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On This Date

Today is Monday, April 16, the 106th day of 2018.  In 1789, President-elect George Washington left Mount Vernon, Virginia, for his inauguration in New York.  In 1818, the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

High potassium levels can cause symptoms similar to anxiety

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: I started taking potassium pills about five years ago. Then after a few months, I began to have anxiety attacks so severe that I could barely talk to people. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Reunions planned  More...

Church News

Soup kitchen/rummage sale set Fairview Church of God, located on Route 982 between Kecksburg and Laurelville, will host a soup kitchen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Soup, a sandwich, dessert, and a drink will be served. More...

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