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July 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Cakes and pies go head to head at first Westmoreland County Fair showdown

Think you have the best apple pie around? Or maybe you’ve got a fromscratch chocolate cake recipe that’s to die for?  The Westmoreland County Fair wants them both as part of the new Cake and Pie Showdown that will be held Aug. More...

Bullskin eyes Local Share Account funding

Bullskin Township supervisors Wednesday signed a resolution to seek funding through the Fayette County Local Share Account (LSA) program.  Supervisor Chris Ohler said they’re hoping for funding for storm water drains at Merit Manor as well More...

U.S. House backs defense bill with 2.6 percent pay raise, largest in nine years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: Tom Cruise thwarts the apocalypse on a broken ankle

And so, fellow moviegoers: Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what Tom Cruise can — and will — do for you.  More...

DVD Review: Ready Player One - a solid “meh.”

Like Ernest Cline, the author of the book Ready Player One, I grew up in the 1970’s and 1980’s, watching campy sci-fi movies and TV shows, playing arcade video games, and listening to all the popular songs on the radio.  More...

Review: Boz Scaggs revisits influences on ‘Out of the Blues’

Boz Scaggs, “Out of the Blues” (Concorde Records)  Sometimes with more gloss, at times with more grit, but always with great feeling, Boz Scaggs has kept some form of the blues close to the surface during most of his career, which ha More...

Lifestyles

Cases of menstrual-related toxic shock have dropped steeply

Dear Doctor: I recently read about a woman who lost a leg from toxic shock syndrome and might lose another one. How is this possible? I thought toxic shock was related to using tampons.  More...

Church News

Scholarships offered   Conn-Area Catholic School is awarding tuition scholarships provided by the Amerikohl Mining Corp.  Scholarships are now available to new and/ or transfer students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Camp continues   More...

Volunteers make Fayette County Fair possible as event kicks off

Since its humble beginnings, the Fayette County Fair has been made possible by the hundreds of volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to the cause.  Many of those volunteers, according to Fayette County Fair Board Treasurer Joh More...

Obituaries

Joseph T. Fierschnaller

Connellsville

Joseph T. “Joe” Fierschnaller, 91, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Friday, June 22, 2018, at Brightview Assisted Living, Catonsville, Md., surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Ellen M. Fox

Ruffsdale

Ellen Marie (Hough) Fox, 90, of Ruffsdale (East Huntingdon Township), passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at her residence.  Ellen was born July 8, 1928, in Ruffsdale, a daughter of the late Robert T. More...

Opinion

States need to help end war on poverty

(AP) –– If the war on poverty has ended, as the Trump administration recently declared, there’s a huge swath of workers who haven’t heard the news.  More...

Political Cartoon

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From My Prospective: Special to the Daily Courier

Region’s economy continues to shift from steel to health care, technology

HARRISBURG –– Four mega letters atop Pittsburgh’s tallest skyscraper denote a major employment and economic shift for southwestern Pennsylvania.  More...

Sports

Mill Run advances to FCBL Championship Series

During the first round of the Fayette County Baseball League playoffs, Mill Run proved that it’s not how you start a game, but how you finish.  More...

Leaner Roethlisberger seeks another title

LATROBE (AP) — A new offseason workout plan has rejuvenated Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.  The 36-year-old indicated that he’s in the best shape of his career Thursday following the team’s first tr More...

Softball team goes 16-0

Children’s Community Pediatrics of Mt. Pleasant took first place this year in the junior division of the Connellsville Girls Softball League. More...

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