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June 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page


U.S. government still counting Snowden leak costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero?  National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. More...

End of an era? Tea party class of House Republicans fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending and to roll back what many viewed as Barack Obama’s presidential overreach.  More...

Giuliani: Trump would fight any effort to subpoena him

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president’s legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during the special counsel’s Russia probe b More...


ATV enthusiasts must exercise more caution

(AP) –– It’s one of those statistical categories in which being a leader is nothing to brag about. In this case, it represents more pain and suffering for more people.  More...

EPA report on toxic chemicals needs to be released to public

(AP) –– If you lived near Parkersburg, or anywhere else for that matter, and the federal government had a detailed report on toxic chemicals in your region, would you believe the report belonged to the public and should be shared?  S More...

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CAHS trap team wins state title

Connellsville High School and the community itself has a huge reason to be proud thanks to the performance of the Connellsville Falcon trap shooting team.  On Saturday, the team, which is in just its second season, went to the Clairton Sportsmen More...

Wacha, Cards trounce Bucs, 5-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha came close, again. The St. More...

Truex wins at Pocono

LONG POND (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. pulled away off a restart with seven laps left to win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday and thrust himself back into the championship picture.  More...

Boy struck by car on Johnson Avenue in city

Police, EMS, firefighters arrive on scene

Connellsville City Police are investigating an accident that occurred at about 8 p.m. Sunday along Johnson Avenue in the city.  Police Cpl. Andrew Hominsky confirmed at the scene that a 4-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle.   More...


Jeffrey D. Lauffer


Jeffrey David Lauffer, 47, of Everson, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Presbyterian Hospital after being flown by helicopter on May 28 as a result of a motorcycle accident.  Jeff was an avid rock ‘n roll fan with a contagious smi More...

EvaBelle Christner


EvaBelle Christner, 92, of Monaca, formerly from Scottdale, passed away at 3:30 am Friday, June 1, 2018 in the Providence Care Center, Beaver Falls.  EvaBelle was born Dec. More...

Frances K. Fulton


Frances Kay Fulton, 70, of White, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 in the Select Specialty Hospital at Latrobe Hospital.  She was born May 18, 1948 in White a daughter of the late John and Sarah Eutsey Etling.  More...

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On This Date

Today is Monday, June 4, the 155th day of 2018.  In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers first publicly demonstrated their hot-air balloon, which did not carry any passengers, over Annonay, France.  In 1812, The U.S. More...


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Researchers still studying link between TBI and Parkinson’s


DEAR DOCTOR: I had several concussions when I was younger due to various sports activities, not to mention one singularly bad bike ride. Now I read that a single concussion can raise the risk of Parkinson’s disease. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Hospital auxiliary meeting set   Highlands Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. today in the Shamrock Room at Bud Murphy’s. Food can be ordered from the menu. 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. Scholarships offered More...

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