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May 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

CASD director censured

The Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday took action against one of its own.  As the meeting was coming to a close, board president Francis Mongell added a third item to his report that was not listed on the agenda.  More...

News

Water authority develops policies

Formal policies are now in place at the North Fayette Municipal Authority to address random excessive water bills and employee discipline and termination practices.  More...

Man faces drug charges

A warrant service for one man led to the arrest of another in Mt. Pleasant following an incident in April.  According to court documents, borough police were assisting on a warrant service for Richard Gales on April 23.  More...

F.C. wants ex-employee’s lawsuit dismissed

Fayette County wants a lawsuit filed by a former employee dismissed.  In a motion filed this week in federal court in Pittsburgh, the county denied discriminating against Robert W. Carson, former public works director, because of age.  More...

Opinion

Medical marijuana rules keep public in the dark

(AP) –– In yet another reminder that it helps to read the fine print, new temporary medical marijuana regulations made public last week underline the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s stubborn insistence on restricting public access to information More...

Welcome to Trumpistan, Americans

So what’s it going to be, America: a democratic republic, or Trumpistan? More...

Pa. to make millions of sports bettors happy

(AP) –– The Pennsylvania Legislature is going to make millions of Pennsylvania sports bettors happy (and likely, thousands of them broke).  State Gaming Control officials and lawmakers are working out the particulars concerning legal More...

Sports

Eicher aiming high in sprints

Frazier sophomore Skye Eicher left last week’s WPIAL Track and Field Championships at Baldwin High School with a bit of an empty feeling. Eicher had two medals around her neck, but she wasn’t quite satisfied. More...

Connellsville Junior Legion team opens season with three victories

The Connellsville Junior Legion baseball team started the season with three straight victories earlier this week.  More...

Reds dump Pirates, 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez wanted to hit one deep enough to get the runner in from third base. He got all of a hanging slider — and four runs with one swing.  More...

Man files appeal in decades-old murder-for-hire case

A man who was denied a new trial or to have charges dismissed against him in connection with a murder-to-hire plot from the 1980s has filed an appeal.  Joseph Frankenberry, 75, formerly of Scottdale, filed notice of his appeal to Pennsylvania Su More...

Homicide suspect to be arraigned

Two men argued shortly before a shooting that resulted in the death of one them this week in Uniontown, police said.  Authorities charged Tyree “Brick” Smith, 22, of 328 Crescent Drive, Penn Hills, with criminal homicide and other of More...

Memorial Day events set

Area municipalities are honoring veterans with programs and parades Monday for Memorial Day.  Connellsville’s parade will step off from the Officer McCray Robb Memorial Bridge following a ceremony at 10 a.m.  Dunbar Borough  The More...

Preliminary budget in CASD calls for tax hike

The Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday adopted the preliminary final 2018-19 budget of $76.6 million, up by 1.35 percent from the current budget, or just over $1 million.   More...

Obituaries

Andrew E. Anthony

Monarch

Andrew E. “Babe” Anthony, 81, of Monarch, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at home with his loving family at his side. He was born May 11, 1937, in Bitner, the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Switch) Anthony. More...

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...

Thomas F. Bigley

Tarrs

Thomas F. Bigley, 75, of Tarrs, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, peacefully at his home with his wife by his side.  Tom was born Jan. 20, 1943, in Bullskin Township, the son of the late Marshall E.F. and Margaret Shaner Bigley.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

A farewell to the road for Paul Simon

NEW YORK (AP) — Farewell tours don’t always mean farewell, but are a ripe time for appreciation and appraisal. Paul Simon’s concerts and a new biography offer the opportunity for both.  More...

Review: The tormented souls of Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’

Harrowing, but with a wry humor, and utterly transporting, Paul Schrader has synthesized his complex religious upbringing with modern anxieties into a trenchant portrait of tormented souls in “First Reformed .”   More...

Stephen King goes inside mind of new evil in ‘The Outsider’

Stephen King’s new novel, “The Outsider,” opens with witness interviews in a typewriter font, laying out the details of a grisly crime and setting the scene for a detective story.   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...

Rare disease leaves skin red, hot and painful

Dear Doctor: Will you please explain erythromelalgia? What can ease the pain other than pills? Why does it spread to my upper legs, and what makes it so crippling? And does it worsen with time?  More...

Mountain Area News

The Acme United Methodist Church, 3016 State Route 31, will hold its annual community flea market Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. Everyone is invited to come and set up your own tables. The fee for a space is yet to be decided. More...

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