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Acting superintendent in CASD prepares for new year

While there will most likely be a new superintendent in the Connellsville Area School District soon, there will be few other major changes in the district as school starts. More...

News

Man reaches tentative plea in arson case

A Fairchance man accused of setting fire this year to the American Legion post in South Union Township reached a tentative plea agreement with the Fayette County district attorney on Wednesday. James Vernon Shaffer Jr., 37, of 55 E. More...

Aggravated assault charges against Ruffsdale man dismissed

Charges against a Ruffsdale man who had been charged with aggravated assault after police said he struck another man repeatedly with an unloaded .22 caliber handgun were dismissed Wednesday. More...

Prosecution blasts ‘Manafort and his lies’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. More...

Opinion

Grand jury report paints horrifying picture of unforgiveable sexual abuse

(AP) –– According to the Catholic Church, there are four aspects of forgiving sins. Confession, penance and absolution are the easy ones. Contrition is hard.  Contrition is not saying what you did wrong. More...

The press is not the enemy

WASHINGTON –– When I look at what seems to have become our national “conversation” on the press, it appears that every level of journalism has devolved into such an endless barrage of insults and calumny that I want to flee to More...

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Sports

Falcons hoping to increase win total

The Connellsville girls tennis team picked up a couple of wins in 2017, and longtime coach William Ricks is hoping the Falcons can build on that little bit of success this season.  More...

Hoops winners receive award

Winners of the 18 and over Perryopolis Basketball 3-on-3 Challenge and $1000 cash prize are (from left) Zack Queen, Joe Ptaskiewicz, Matt Palo, and Anthony Steban. More...

Forsythe has 3 RBIs in Twins’ 6-4 win over Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Logan Forsythe may be best known by Minnesota fans as the player who replaced fan favorite Brian Dozier.  The lone major leaguer of the three players the Dodgers sent to the Upper Midwest on July 31 for the second basema More...

Grand Jury Report details released

Incidents with predator priests occurred in Connellsville, Fayette County

A former student at Geibel High School in Connellsville said he wrestled with a Catholic priest who wore only underwear and became sexually aroused through the “rough-housing,” according to a report on child predator priests. More...

Train hits boy in Dawson

A boy was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after being hit by a train in Dawson Wednesday morning.  According to a 911 supervisor, the 8-year-old was hit by a CSX train at Main Street at the Railroad Street intersection around 9:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Millys N. Altman

Uniontown

Millys Nixon Altman of Uniontown died suddenly Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the age of 97.  Born March 16, 1921, in Revere (Uledi), Pennsylvania, she was the middle daughter of physician Dr. Holbert J. Nixon and Beatrice B. Nixon.  More...

Glenn W. Geary Sr.

Scottdale

Glenn W. Geary Sr., 70, of Scottdale, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at UPMC East Monroeville.  He was born Dec. 7, 1947, in Scottdale, the son of the late Carl E. and Agnes (Clark) Geary.  More...

John R. Hartz

Connellsville

John R. “Bob” Hartz, 82, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.  Family and friends will be received from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, the hour of service, in the Vito C. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 4-3 Night: 8-8  Pick 3 Day: 0-8-1 Night: 2-8-5  Pick 4 Day: 1-1-4-3 Night: 1-6-6-4  Pick 5 Day: 6-4-8-3-7 Night: 7-3-9-5-0  Wild Day: 0 Night: 6   More...

Do Just One Thing

If you’re sipping a beer on a hot summer day, be sure to keep your can or bottle far away from your dog. The hops used to make beer may give it flavor, but they also can raise the body temperature of your dog to as high as 108 degrees. More...

Lifestyles

Mom insists her daughter try to control her ‘hanger’

Dear Doctor: My 16-yearold daughter is normally very sweet and accommodating. But when she’s hungry, she becomes a completely different person. I think she can control her mood when she’s hungry; she insists she can’t. More...

Church News

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Fay-West Calendar

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