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June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ruffsdale man waives hearing

A Ruffsdale man charged with attempted homicide waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.  Michael Alan Hinerman, 42, was additionally charged with five counts each of aggravated assault, aggravated assault by vehicle, recklessly enda More...

Police: Man sees ‘stars’ during assault by his son

A 27-year-old man punched his father in the face to the point he “saw stars,” then began choking him while they were traveling in a vehicle on Monday, state police at Uniontown said.  More...

News

St. John the Baptist Church to hold festival June 23-24

Weekends in the summer are a great time to relax and socialize, enjoy some great music and indulge in wonderful food, and a trip to the annual St. More...

Police news reported

Accident reported   A man was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after his motorcycle went into the opposite lane of travel and struck another vehicle earlier this month on Imel Road in Saltlick Township, state police at Uniontown reported on Wednes More...

Trump claim raises eyebrows: N. Korea no longer threat?

WASHINGTON (AP) — America and the world can “sleep well tonight,” President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no d More...

Opinion

Tariffs on imported newsprint pose threat to newspapers

(AP) –– Tariffs on Canadian paper pose an existential threat to community newspapers.  And of course this worries those of us who are employed by newspapers. But it also should worry you.  More...

Freelance journalist seeks answers from state Rep. Matt Dowling

State Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-51st) has accomplished little legislatively or established himself as a leader to distinguish his first term in Harrisburg representing the district. More...

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Sports

Weightman honored to enter FC Hall of Fame

Longtime Connellsville educator Hal Weightman has coached teams to section championships in three different sports, but when he looks back at his career, it’s a fourth that comes to mind.  Weightman, who coached boys basketball, swimming a More...

Connellsville tops Colonial

The Connellsville Legion baseball team has had no trouble putting up plenty of offense in the early innings of recent games, and Wednesday’s contest against Colonial was no exception. More...

Pirates nip Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates had what looked like an out turn into a home run. More...

Stefano bill to combat blight on governor’s desk

The State Senate today gave final approval to Sen. Pat Stefano’s (R-32nd) legislation aimed at helping local redevelopment authorities fight community blight.  More...

Fayette County denies age discrimination against ex-employee

Fayette County denies discriminating against an employee who was terminated. The county, through the commissioners, responded to an amended complaint filed by Robert Carson, who worked as public works director from May 2012 to July 2017. More...

Authority may not be able to offer free sewage treatment to city

The Connellsville Municipal Authority is looking into whether it is legally permitted to offer free or discounted services to other government entities.  More...

Obituaries

Goldie M. Echard

Connellsville

Goldie M. Echard, 88, of Connellsville, formerly of White, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in the Bethlen Home, Ligonier.  She was born Jan. More...

Dylan Knopsnider

Connellsville

Dylan Knopsnider, 21, of Connellsville, had a swimming accident at Creek Falls on June 5, 2018. His body was recovered on June 10, 2018.  Dylan was born Feb. 1, 1997, at Latrobe Hospital to Stephanie Litton and Krandon Knopsnider.  More...

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday dies

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — One of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers has died in southern Utah.  The Navajo Nation says Samuel Tom Holiday died Monday evening surrounded by friends and family. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” (Luke 15:7 AKJV)  If you are broken over your sin, I have good news for you. More...

Don’t overdo it when launching a new workout routine

Dear Doctor: I’m a middle aged guy, and I thought my health was fine. But I just got diagnosed with pre-diabetes, so I’ve started hitting the gym pretty hard –– cardio five days a week, strength-training three days a week. More...

Show appreciation to your dad this Sunday

Father’s Day is this Sunday, so give your father some extra attention. He is there for you, through thick and thin, and encourages you to do all the things you do. Show him how you feel about him daily. More...

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