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Connellsville to hold graduation ceremony tonight

Connellsville Area Senior High School and Connellsville Area Career and Technical School (CACTC) will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 tonight in the football stadium. More...

News

GOP moderate: Tentative immigration deal with conservatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives is being discussed to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. More...

Undaunted by U.S. immigration stance, asylum-seekers line up at Mexican border

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Undaunted by President Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration, asylum-seekers are forming unusually long lines at the Mexican border.  Parents and children have been sleeping on cardboard in the sweltering he More...

Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

SEATTLE (AP) — Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday.  More...

Opinion

Reach out to immigrants, and speak up for them

(AP) –– Given the Trump administration’s relentless and sometimes cruel attacks, immigrants in America have good reason to be afraid.  Here is a man who appears to have no plan, who blunders from one crisis of his own making to More...

Trump’s tariff tantrum is threat to economy

WASHINGTON –– President Trump’s second year in office isn’t going so well on a number of strategic fronts.  More...

Redistricting reform coming into focus

(AP) –– The clock is ticking down on redistricting reform in Pennsylvania, a long-delayed effort to scrap the state’s uber-partisan redrawing of congressional districts.  More...

Sports

Vikings take down Leopards

Winning a WPIAL title was a big goal for the Mt. Pleasant softball team this year. More...

Scotties blank Hornets

Southmoreland had to escape an early hole in Monday’s PIAA Class 3A softball opener. More...

Petraglia lifts Connellsville Legion to win

Winning pitcher Austin Petraglia picked up six strikeouts and stepped to the plate for a double to help the Connellsville Legion baseball team (5-1) earn a 3-1 win over host Smithfield-Fairchance.  Brody Bonadio tallied two singles and an RBI fo More...

Kids Fest returns to Murphy Hall

The 12th annual Connellsville Lions Club Kids Fest takes place Monday, June 11, at Murphy Hall. The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m., with activities for children of all ages, including a karaoke for ages 5 to 18, starting at 6 p.m. More...

Two accused of making drug deal in Connellsville

Authorities charged a 66-year-old West Virginia man and a 58-year-old Fayette County woman with felony drug offenses on Thursday after police said the pair arranged a sale of Percocet pain pills in Connellsville on the man’s birthday. More...

Obituaries

JoAnn Caldwell

Connellsville

JoAnn Caldwell, 82, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), passed away to her forever place with God on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  She was born Dec. More...

Red Schoendienst, oldest living MLB Hall of Famer, dead at age 95

ST. LOUIS (AP) — If there was ever anyone who lived his life The Cardinal Way, it was Red Schoendienst.  Right down to his ruby name. The team color, of course.  Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed St. More...

Slavery historian Ira Berlin dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Ira Berlin, a prize-winning historian revered for his exhaustive groundbreaking scholarship into slavery and life during its aftermath, has died at age 77.  Berlin’s death was confirmed Wednesday by the University of More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: The hype is justified for horror hit ‘Hereditary’

In Ari Aster’s intensely nightmarish feature-film debut “Hereditary,” when Annie (Toni Collette), an artist and mother of two teenagers, sneaks out to a grief-support group following the death of her mother, she lies to her husband Steve (Gabriel Byr More...

Review: Mr. Rogers documentary

So accustomed are we to the downfall and disgrace of men that a marvelous sense of its absence propels the rich and glowing documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Fifty years after he made his public television debut, Fred Rogers r More...

David Sedaris seeks catharsis in ‘Calypso’

“Calypso” (Little, Brown and Co.), by David Sedaris  “Though there’s an industry built on telling you otherwise, there are few real joys to middle age.”  So begins David Sedaris’ first collection of essay More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.” (Luke 12:15 AKJV)   More...

Cholesterol-lowering statin causes reader muscle weakness

Dear Doctor: I am an 88-year-old man who, until recently, played a decent game of golf twice a week. Then, about 18 months ago, I began to experience weakness throughout my body, especially in my legs. More...

Mountain Area News

The Carnegie Book Chatter discussion group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. More...

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