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May 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Today’s Relay for Life both celebration and memorial

A little rain can’t dampen the 17th annual Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life. The laps for today’s Relay might be taken within the halls of Mt. Pleasant Area High School, but that doesn’t mean any of the spirit will be lost. More...

News

Revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill, part of a high-stakes power play as they once again exert their oversized sway in the House.  More...

Adah man gets prison time in woman’s death

An Adah man who led police on a chase that resulted in the death of a woman was sentenced Friday to serve 33 to 63 months in state prison.  Fayette County Judge Steve Leskinen imposed the sentence against Jonathan Switch, 26.  More...

Trump thrusts abortion fight into midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while setting the stage for More...

Opinion

Creepy campfire stories and things that go bump in the night

I spend a lot of time in my car between commuting and assignments alone, so I like to have a nice list of audio options. More...

Mike Pence is determined to be heard from again

Thomas Marshall, whom you very likely have never heard of, served as Woodrow Wilson’s vice president and is known for his declaration that what America needed was a good five-cent cigar. More...

Sometimes there can be no trust

(AP) – For once, Hillary Clinton is right on target. Her warning about negotiations over North Korea’s weapons buildup is absolutely correct.  Clinton, during a visit to Australia last week, said U.S. More...

Sports

Clayton to play at Penn State Fayette

Connellsville senior Treyvon Clayton wasn’t exactly sure what he was looking for when it came to choosing a destination for his college education. More...

Bud Murphy’s win title

Bud Murphy’s successfully defended its volleyball championship by winning the 2018 title in the Connellsville Women’s Volleyball League. More...

He’s back: Kenseth returns to capture pole for All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is hoping Friday night’s qualifying is a sign better times are ahead.  More...

Connellsville man goes to prison in sex assault case

A Connellsville man will serve up to 10 years in state prison in connection with the sexual assault of a child during a six-year period.  Shawn Lesko, 36, formerly of South Prospect Street, was sentenced this week to serve five to 10 years in pr More...

Police: Raid nets guns, drugs

Authorities said they seized three firearms and a “significant amount” of crack cocaine and marijuana when they raided a North Union Township home in close proximity to the Chestnut Ridge Children’s Counseling Center.  State p More...

Bethlehem Temple celebrates 75 years

A man once left Bethlehem Temple on Morrell Avenue because it was “like a family.”  Gayle Stafford, an evangelist and the wife of Pastor James Stafford, said the man didn’t realize that what he saw as criticism was actually a c More...

Obituaries

David Haines

Connellsville

David ‘Teet’ Haines, 57, of Connellsville, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at home.  He was born Aug. More...

Sandra S. Loughman

South Connellsville

Sandra S. (Meyers) Loughman, 75, of South Connellsville, moved on peacefully Wednesday night, May 16, 2018. She was born on Oct. 7, 1942, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Gilbert F. and Eleanor L. Meyers. More...

Helen E. Miner

Mill Run

Helen E. Miner, 83, a lifelong resident of Mill Run, passed away peacefully Friday, May 18, 2018, at her home. She was born Feb. 26, 1935, in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Edward and Violet Basinger Hutchison. More...

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ON THIS DATE

Today is Saturday, May 19, the 139th day of 2018.  In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for alleged adultery.  In 1649, England was declared a republic by Parliament following the execution of King Ch More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 AKJV)  Real Christians will finish the race for the Lord.   More...

Interest kids in physical activity by making it a family priority

Dear Doctor: My husband and I have a running battle with two of our three kids, who have zero interest in anything that isn’t on a screen. They’re 11 and 13, so rational arguments about their adult health don’t work. More...

Church News

Novena celebrated   The Novena to Saint Anthony of Padua is celebrated at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. in Saint Rita’s Church and continues for nine consecutive weeks until the Feast of Saint Anthony in June. All are welcome. More...

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