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June 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville Twp. VFD plans Funfest

A three-day Funfest starts Thursday evening on the grounds of the Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department.  The event runs from 6-10 p.m. Thursday and from 5-10 p.m. More...

News

Summit’s back on: Trump welcomes N. Korean to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-North Korea summit is back on track, President Donald Trump announced Friday, ending weeks of uncertainty about his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un to discuss ending the North Korean leader’s nuclear program.& More...

Trump’s teasing jobs report tweet raises many questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a tantalizing tweet, President Donald Trump seemed to tease a positive jobs report on Friday, a protocol defying step that moved markets and raised questions about the appropriateness of the president publicly hinting at More...

Yellowstone park boss says retirement isn’t tied to politics

BILLINGS, Mont. More...

Opinion

In wake of attacks, state probe of SCI-Somerset still needed

(AP) –– Would you want to be a guard at the State Correctional Institution at Somerset?  Given the recent history of that facility, we would suspect that applicants for openings are few, and the state Department of Corrections should More...

Robert F. Kennedy and great unknowns

The primary victory in California. The admonition to go to Chicago “and let’s win there.” The procession into the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The candidate splayed on the ground, his right arm extended. More...

Moscow’s lies about attack cannot stand

(AP) –– A Russian missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over a conflict zone in Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board. More...

Sports

Teams reset for PIAA playoffs

After the Southmoreland softball team beat South Park to win the WPIAL Class 3A Championship on Thursday at Seton Hill University, the Scotties celebrated and shared a moment together that they will keep in their memories for the rest of their lives. More...

Rugby player Scotland-Williamson looks to stick with Steelers in 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christian Scotland-Williamson looks the part. Standing on the practice field with the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the rookie tight end blends in seamlessly. The 25-year-old is tall (6- foot-9), big (275 pounds) and athletic. More...

McKnight honored

Senior Blake McKnight was honored for being a four-year tri-athlete at Connellsville High School. More...

Authorities examine DNA samples in shooting

Authorities took DNA samples from two people who died from injuries they suffered in an April shooting in Connellsville, according to a search warrant affidavit. More...

Fair brings Scottdale community together

Summer’s off to a start as the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department’s fair hits the streets Monday.  The annual event will return to the Rite Aid parking lot area, and run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Saturday.  More...

Obituaries

Brandon Brinker

Connellsville

Brandon Brinker, 36, of Connellsville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 28, 2018, as the result of a motorcycle accident.  Friends will be received from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, the hour of service, in the Vito C. More...

Marion J. Dean

Vanderbilt

Marion J. Dean, 89, of Vanderbilt, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at his home. Born Dec. 21, 1928, in Franklin Township, he was the son of the late Harry M. and Margaret Riggin Dean. A lifelong resident of Vanderbilt, Mr. More...

Ronald E. Kesslar

Dickerson Run

Ronald Eugene “Gene” Kesslar, 61, of Dickerson Run, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He was born June 28, 1956, in Connellsville, a son of the late Melvin Eugene and Janet Marie May Kesslar. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!” (Luke 18:24 AKJV)  Don’t let things keep you from God and Heaven.   More...

Lettuce recall serves as reminder to practice good hand hygiene

Dear Doctor: Like practically everyone else in the United States, we threw out our romaine lettuce because of the E. coli outbreak. What is E. coli and how do we avoid it?   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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