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August 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

October offers fun events in Connellsville

Halloween gets extra celebrating in Connellsville this year. More...

News

Westmoreland Fair offers week of competition, fun

Above, the 4-H building at the Westmoreland Fair was filled with projects from area clubs, including photography like this fourth place winner by Gianna Grecco of Scottdale. More...

U.N. official: Palestinian refugee issue won’t go away

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the U.N. More...

Ex-CDC director Frieden denies groping woman

NEW YORK (AP) — A former director of the U.S. More...

Opinion

Death by pandering

(AP) – Defying environmental stewardship, public health, technology and economics, President Donald Trump once again has proposed sacrificing the public good to appeasing a slice of his political base.  More...

Abuse victims owed path to justice

(AP) – We credit Bishop Lawrence Persico for his clear-eyed leadership and compassion amid this unprecedented reckoning for the Catholic Diocese of Erie. More...

Response of Catholic Church isn’t enough

Special to The Daily Courier

HARRISBURG – Nearly two weeks after its publication, a Pennsylvania grand jury report on alleged child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests is continuing to send shock waves world-wide with not sign of soon stopping.  In Pennsylvania, the i More...

Sports

Connellsville keeps Coal Bucket

The Coal Bucket is keeping its address in Connellsville for another year.  For the third straight season, the Connellsville football team opened its campaign with a win over Fayette County rival Uniontown in the traditional Coal Bucket Game.&nbs More...

Scotties top Vikings, 18-14

Dave Keefer’s career as a head football coach is off to an auspicious beginning.  Keefer did something Friday night that hasn’t been done in a very long time: Led Southmoreland to a victory over its nearby rival, Mt. More...

Sports Notices

BASKETBALL  St. Rita’s registration   More...

It’s a girl! Baby alpaca makes debut at Westmoreland Fair

Copper the alpaca has been a star at the fairgrounds over the last week after delivering her baby minutes after the gates opened for the start of the 2018 Westmoreland Fair.  Owner Sarah Heenan, of Export, said Copper had been due a week and a h More...

Animals optional: 4-H offers more for youth than just projects

You don’t need to have animals to be a part of 4-H, a fact that has been well-shown over the last week at the Westmoreland County Fair. More...

Obituaries

Hilda J. Fitch

Formerly of Clinton

Hilda J. Fitch (nee Laymon) of Olney, Md., died on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the age of 91.  She was the beloved daughter of John and Elizabeth Laymon, beloved wife of the late Thomas H. More...

Former Vermont National Guard chief dead at age 81

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Donald Edwards, the former adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard who is credited with helping to modernize the force, has died.  The 81-year-old Edwards died Aug. More...

Robin Leach of ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on TV’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” died Friday. He was 76 Leach’s family said through a public relations firm that he died in Las Vegas, where he made his home. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.” (Proverbs 15:29 AKJV)  Is God close to you?   More...

Teen’s drastic reaction to triclosan study worries parents

Dear Doctor: One of our teens, who is obsessed with science and medicine, says she read a story that there’s something in toothpaste that causes colon cancer. Now she’s refusing to brush her teeth. More...

Church News

Scholarships offered   More...

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