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May 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

F.C. Visitor Information Center opens in Farmington

The Fayette County Visitor Information Center celebrated its official grand opening last week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.  Located at 3738 National Pike in Farmington, the center was created through a cooperative effort by Fa More...

News

Trump on his CIA choice: ‘Too tough on terror’ for the Dems?

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA nominee Gina Haspel tried to convince skeptical Democrats on Monday that she’s the right person to lead the spy agency, just two days after she offered to step aside amid heavy criticism of her role in the agency&rsq More...

Italy authorizes migrant transfer after insisting on U.K. approval

ABOARD THE ASTRAL (AP) — Italy’s coast guard said Monday it had granted authorization for 105 migrants rescued at sea by a Spanish aid group to transfer to a sturdier boat after more than a daylong bureaucratic tussle left them exposed to More...

Slopes of volcano offer piece of paradise

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — As lava crawled down Leilani Road in a hissing, popping mass, Cheryl Griffith stood in its path and placed a plant in a crack in the ground as an offering to the Native Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele. More...

Opinion

Sexual assault victims afraid of retaliation

(AP) –– Many victims of sexual assault or harassment do not come forward because they are afraid of retaliation. One might suppose that if any employer could protect them, it would be the U.S. military.  More...

GOP: A political party owned by Trump

(AP) –– The U.S. More...

Thirsting for rain, hope and truth

“I was sorry to see the Mooch and Spicer killed off so quickly, but I really think the introduction of Rudy’s character is going to breathe new life into the show,” commented a friend on Facebook the other day. More...

Sports

Falcons knock off Knights, 10-1

With its playoff spot already secure, the Connellsville softball team hosted Norwin in a non-section game on Monday, and the Falcons certainly looked like a team that’s ready for the postseason. More...

Geibel baseball team snaps long losing streak

Jesse Yourish ripped a two-run single and an RBI double to help the Geibel baseball team snap a 29-game losing streak with an 8-6 non-section victory over visiting Turkeyfoot Valley on Monday. More...

Penguins eliminated in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakaway goal 5:27 into overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Monday night, and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years. More...

Clinton man sentenced to state prison

A Clinton man was sentenced on Monday to serve up to two years in state prison in connection with an incident in which he struck his pregnant former girlfriend with his vehicle.  Fayette County Judge Nancy Vernon ordered Patrick Hileman, 49, to More...

Woman faces assault charges in odd case

Alan McCutcheon was in his yard, putting up Christmas decorations, when he heard the Jeep and the blaring music.  “Someone yelled out, ‘Have a Merry (expletive) Christmas,’” the Connellsville resident recalled on Monday d More...

Baldwin goes on trial for Perry theft

A former member of the Perryopolis Parks and Recreation Authority testified Monday he contacted the Fayette County District Attorney with concerns after reviewing records for the Perryopolis Area Heritage Society and other records.  More...

Obituaries

Mary M. Bordas

Dickerson Run

Mary Margaret (Thomas) Bordas, 76, of Dickerson Run, passed away at 9:05 p.m. More...

Virginia Goswick

Formerly of Connellsville

Virginia “Ginger” Goswick, 72, of Morganton, N.C., niece of Margaret Mitchell of Connellsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, after several years of declining health.  Born in Connellsville on Feb. More...

Pauline C. Esper

Connellsville

Pauline C. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” (Psalms 69:30 AKJV)  Praise the Lord. It will bless you and it will bless God.   More...

Loading up on protein will help build up muscle mass

Dear Doctor: I’m 44, newly single, and have started lifting weights because I hear it can help with mood and confidence. Am I on the right track? More...

Carnegie Free Library announces May programs, activities

The Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville will offer the following programs and activities for May:  Children’s storytime will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, May 9 and 16. All preschool children are encouraged to attend. More...

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