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April 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Proposal aims to keep Southmoreland student autistic support program in-house

Southmoreland School District’s Director of Pupil Services and school psychologist, Ron Heitchue, wants to keep as many Southmoreland students within the district as possible. More...

Police news reported

Juvenile charged   A 17-year-old Connellsville boy was charged with disorderly conduct after city police said he admitted setting a hat on fire on Saturday.  The boy, who was not identified by police, said he found the hat on the ground and More...

Russia gets Syrian ‘witnesses’ to disprove poison gas attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia ratcheted up its efforts Thursday to try to disprove that a Syrian town was hit by a poison gas attack, bringing a group of Syrians, including an 11-year-old boy, to the global chemical weapons watchdog&rsqu More...

Opinion

Best route to boost American exports

(AP) –– As he entered office, President Donald Trump failed to recognize the value of the Trans-Pacific Partnership –– a free trade agreement among 14 Pacific Rim nations that had been negotiated by the Obama administration &n More...

Corporations can fill giving gap with money from tax law changes

(AP) –– We hope corporations will take some of the money they’re getting from changes in federal tax laws and fill a potential loss in charitable giving by individuals. More...

Trump needs to fire Pruitt

(AP) –– It’s no secret we haven’t always seen eye to eye with Donald Trump. But Mr. President, when you promised to drain the swamp in Washington, we were completely on board. More...

Sports

Falcons top TJ for seventh straight win

The Connellsville softball team clearly isn’t the same team that started the season. The faces, names and uniforms are the same, but after a very disappointing start, the Falcons have changed their fortunes in a big way. More...

Falcons come up short against Indians

The Connellsville baseball team did a lot of things well in Thursday’s game against visiting Penn Hills. But the Falcons could have used just a little more offense. More...

Commodores, Vikings grab section victories

Logan Kulikoski drove in two runs and Josh Skotnicki had two hits and an RBI as the Frazier baseball team posted a 4-3 victory over host Chartiers-Houston in a Section 1-AA game on Thursday. Jacob Olbrys knocked in a run. More...

Experts discuss speaking out against violence, abuse

About 30 people sat throughout Penn State Fayette’s Swimmer Hall Wednesday evening, some with signs bearing messages like “my little black dress does not mean yes.”  More...

CASB searches statewide for superintendent

The search for a new superintendent in the Connellsville Area School District is going statewide.  The school board Wednesday voted to utilize the services of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association to seek applicants for the job at a cost no More...

State police to investigate school fund

Connellsville Area School District officials have asked state police to investigate possible suspicious activities involving a school-sponsored activity account, according to a brief statement released by the school district on Thursday.  On Ap More...

Obituaries

Florian W. Goron Jr.

Connellsville

Florian W. Goron Jr., 92, of Connellsville, died Thursday, April 26, 2018, in the Hillside Estates Manor.  He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in McKees Rocks, a son of the late Florian W. Sr. and Bertha E. Singer Goron.  More...

Louise N. Hamilton

Formerly of Dunbar

Louise Neighbors Hamilton, 93, of Willoughby, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Lake West Hospital surrounded by family. Louise was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Dunbar, a daughter of Joseph and Elsie Foreman Neighbors, one of seven children. More...

Jerry Hann

Formerly of Connellsville

Jerry Hann, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  He was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Connellsville, a son of the late Eugene and Izella (Bosley) Hann.  Jerry was a retired engineer for U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.” (Deuteronomy 5:11 AKJV)  God is holy. His name is holy. Treat the Lord with respect.   More...

Swedish study confirms that exercise helps ward off dementia

Dear Doctor: Being physically fit in middle age can decrease the risk of dementia, according to my sister-in-law. She walks four miles a day and runs on the weekends, so I imagine she’s covered. More...

Mountain Area News

The Carnegie Library Book Chatter discussion group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville. More...

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