The Daily Courier articles are only available to current print and online subscribers.
Please click here to
subscribe.

July 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Scottdale considers fire tax to help with funding

Safely fighting fires doesn’t come without a cost.  To help relieve the financial burden on the Scottdale’s volunteer fire department, council voted unanimously to start the process of adding a fire tax.  The two-mill tax would More...

Senior Center to benefit from CDBG changes

Connellsville City Council is being asked to modify the 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to move money from the York Avenue Bridge project to the Connellsville Senior Center.  More...

News

LHTC holds ground-breaking ceremony in Donegal

The first step has been taken for Laurel Highland Total Communications Inc.’s new corporate headquarters.  Ground was broken Thursday on property next to the Caddie Shak Family Entertainment Center in Donegal, which LHTC purchased in 2016 More...

Sen. Stefano presents St. Rita Church with citation

State Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32nd) recently presented the St. Rita Church with a citation commemorating and acknowledging its 90th parish festival. More...

U.S. budget deficit hits $74.9 billion in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $74.9 billion deficit in June, a month when the government often runs a surplus, as corporate taxes dropped sharply compared to a year ago. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: In ‘Skyscraper,’ the Rock towers over action tropes

NEW YORK (AP) — I like to imagine what King Kong, as a popcorn-chomping moviegoer, might make of “Skyscraper,” the latest summer actioner staring Dwayne Johnson. More...

‘Archie’ artist honored with statue by his hometown

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckled Archie will soon greet visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of the local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends.  More...

Rick Astley keeps on (rick) rolling us with fine new album

Rick Astley, “Beautiful Life” (BMG)  Rick Astley rick-rolled the world two years ago when he resurfaced with a very good album, his first new music in 23 years. More...

Lifestyles

Umbilical hernias are common and often don’t need surgery

Dear Doctor: I am a 64-year-old male in good health, although I have a bit of a gut in the middle. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Donations accepted Connellsville Community Center Thrift Store, 201 E. Fairview Ave., is accepting donations of clothing, household items, and small appliances. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Church News

Scholarships offered   More...

F.C. defendants respond to prison lawsuit

Fayette County and three people with past or current ties to the county prison say in court papers that repairs were made to the nearly 130-year-old jail when needed and that the facility is neither overcrowded nor understaffed.  More...

Perryopolis council votes to advertise tax credit ordinance

Perryopolis Borough firefighters with the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company are on their way to getting the same tax credit as their counterparts living in the township.  Borough council voted Wednesday to advertise an ordinance that follows More...

Alleged gambling operator charged

A video gambling ring that operated in Fayette County and other Western Pennsylvania counties was shut down with the arrest of its owner, a Washington County resident, on Thursday, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.  More...

Obituaries

Garnett J. Alsdorf

Connellsville

Garnett J. Richter Alsdorf, 72, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 8, 2018, in Mt. View Specialty Care, Greensburg.  She was born June 8, 1946, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Albert E. More...

Janet McCune

Dickerson Run

Janet McCune, 82, of Dickerson Run, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at home, comforted by her loving family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home,123 S. More...

Esther M. Sankey

Formerly of Leisenring

Esther Marie (Cominsky) Sankey, born Oct. 21, 1925, in Leisenring, died June 27, 2018, in San Diego, Calif.  More...

Opinion

Innovative solutions to Pa. opioid epidemic deserve better look

(AP) –– Barry Rake is a guy who’s used to calling balls and strikes.  When he’s away from the diamond, Rake, a 47-year Little League umpire, offers kids in Lycoming County the same kind of straight talk, as he hands out p More...

Photo

Full Story

World Cup embodies higher ideals

As I write, the first of two World Cup semi-final games between Belgium and France is set to kick off in Moscow, and as soon as this column is finished and filed I’ll be enjoying the spectacle on TV. More...

Sports

Carmichaels LL edges Connellsville, 9-8

The last time the Connellsville Little League 8-10 baseball team met up with Carmichaels, Connellsville ended up in the all-star tournament’s elimination bracket. More...

Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players — from youth sports, to high school, to college and even the pros — are well-known: Try your hardest, don’t lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up.  More...

C’ville Legion advances

Jake Ansell pitched a complete game, striking out eight batters as Connellsville posted a 3-0 win over visiting Colonial in an elimination bracket game of the Fayette Legion baseball playoffs.  Brody Bonadio and Austin Petraglia each tallied two More...

Click here for digital edition
2018-07-13 digital edition