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May 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City to celebrate Memorial Day

It’s a busy three-day weekend in Connellsville.  On Monday, after a ceremony on the Officer McCray Robb Memorial Bridge at 10 a.m., the annual Memorial Day parade will step off, heading along Crawford Avenue and turning onto Pittsburgh St More...

News

Police reports listed

Suspect identified   Authorities issued a warrant Wednesday for the arrest of 22-year-old Allegheny County man in connection with the shooting death of a Uniontown man, court records showed.  More...

Lawmakers claim funding lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders have taken too much time to solve while devoting too little money for the fixes.  More...

Philip Roth: a generation’s defining voice

NEW YORK (AP) — In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return. More...

Opinion

U.S. immigration policy has issues

(AP) –– This is the undocumented immigrant our nation should welcome: the Lawrence chemist whom immigration officials attempted to deport this year, much to the dismay of his family, neighbors and even strangers who came to know the story More...

Freedom Caucus takes down Farm Bill

(AP) –– The Freedom Caucus had a point when it took down the Farm Bill last week.  More...

Maduro delivers disaster in Venezuela

WASHINGTON –– In the five disastrous years he has been president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro has been the greatest mystery among all the leaders in the world. More...

Sports

Scotties nip Yellow Jackets, reach finals

The Freeport softball team had a spotless record heading into Wednesday’s WPIAL Class 3A semifinal game at West Mifflin High School. More...

Falcons fall to Indians in semis

The Connellsville softball team’s hopes of playing in the WPIAL Class 5A title game came to an end on Wednesday, as top-seeded West Allegheny put together a huge first inning and never looked back on its way to a 7-2 win over the Falcons. More...

While Bell stays home, rookie Samuels looks to impress

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jaylen Samuels smiled at the question. More...

Former standout wrestler pleads guilty

A former standout Connellsville Area High School wrestler pleaded guilty this week to charges stemming from a 2013 accident in which a classmate, a former standout volleyball player, died.  More...

Man sets fire to Vanderbilt cat sanctuary, killing animals

A man set a fire that resulted in the death of six to eight young cats in a “cat sanctuary” in Vanderbilt, state police at Uniontown said.  Joseph Haywood Caviness, 35, of P.O. More...

Teacher reaches ARD agreement

A Dunbar Township Elementary School teacher who was charged with stealing from a school account reached a tentative agreement with prosecutors that calls for her to be put on a probationary type program, her attorney said.  More...

Obituaries

Joan Bashinsky

Connellsville

Joan Bashinsky, 84, of Connellsville, passed away on May 21, 2018.  Joan was born May 23, 1933, a daughter of the late Anna Perger.  More...

Michael S. Farkas

Normalville

Michael S. More...

Glenn H. Prinkey

Scottdale

Glenn Henry Prinkey, 68, of Scottdale, passed away May 15, 2018.  He was born Jan. 2, 1950, in Champion, a son of Donald C. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. More...

‘Demoralization syndrome’ often follows Parkinson’s diagnosis

Dear Doctor: My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year. One of the biggest challenges for our family has been how depressed he became. More...

Memorial Day will be observed Monday

Memorial Day is Monday, May 28. Thank a veteran for what they have done for our country. Be a participant in our town’s activities.  More...

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