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September 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

CASD receives grant for lead testing

The Connellsville Area School District has received a $45,000 grant to test for lead in the district water supply.  Rob Geletko, director of finance and operations for the district, reported at a special meeting Wednesday evening that he was not More...

Man in police-involved shooting convicted of unrelated offenses

A Hopwood man who was shot by state police earlier this year was convicted this week of charges stemming from requirements as a Megan’s Law offender.  A Fayette County jury convicted Kenneth D. More...

News

Burt Reynolds, star of film, television and tabloids, dead at the age of 82

Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” commercial hits such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and for an active off-screen love life More...

Amway founder, Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at 92

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday.  He was 92.  Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVo More...

‘A horrific situation”: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A gunman opened fire early Thursday in the heart of Cincinnati in an attack that left him and three other people dead, police said.  The shooting sent people scrambling across the city’s Fountain Square amid cries o More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: The fine return of rock swashbuckler Lenny Kravitz

Entertainment Writer  Lenny Kravitz, “Raise Vibration” (BMG)  In these divided times, we need a musical hero to bring us together. More...

Review: Jennifer Garner seeks bloody revenge in ‘Peppermint’

The insane revenge movie “Peppermint “ starts to make a lot more sense when you realize that it was directed by the man who brought us “Taken” (Pierre Morel) and written by one at least partially responsible for “London More...

Review: In ‘The Nun,’ what evil lurks beneath a habit

“The Nun” is a spinoff and the fifth installment of “The Conjuring” franchise, and is sets about exhuming classic horror archetypes — creaky old houses and creepy old dolls — with (mostly) old-school effects. More...

Lifestyles

Soap, water more effective than using hand sanitizers

Dear Doctor: I know that plain old soap and water are best for washing your hands, but sometimes it’s either do nothing, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Library events listed   Dunbar Community Library is selling raffle tickets for a Christmas shopping spree. The winning number will be determined by the Pa. Lottery’s evening Pick 3 on Nov. More...

Church News

Scholarships offered  More...

Miller, others want legal firm disqualified in suit

A former South Connellsville police chief and an ex-council president have asked a federal judge to disqualify a law firm from continuing to represent a borough councilwoman in a lawsuit.  More...

Lightning strikes tree

Lightning struck a tree in the yard at 1306 Sycamore St. on the south side of Connellsville Thursday afternoon. More...

Perry Twp. wants to celebrate runners during relay

When hundreds of athletes make their way from Cumberland, Md., to Pittsburgh between Oct. More...

Obituaries

Maryrose Kozel Uszko

Formerly of Everson

Maryrose Kozel Uszko of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Everson, passed away on Aug. 15, 2018.  She was born in April 3, 1926, in Bitner, to the late Charles J. and Mary H. Wisniewski Kozel.  She was the wife of the late Richard Uszko.  More...

Florence M. Wells

Mt. Pleasant

Florence M. Kiliany Wells, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, died peacefully Thursday morning, Sept. 6, 2018, in the comfort of her home, surrounded with the love of her family.  She was born March 28, 1941, in Scottdale, the daughter of the late John J. More...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Democrat candidate Pam Gerard rolls out agenda in 32nd district state Senate race

It’s hard to believe that almost four months have passed since I won the Democratic nomination in the 32nd state Senatorial District.  The district includes all of Fayette and Somerset counties plus Monessen, North Belle Vernon, Scottdale, More...

Political Cartoon

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Book on Trump paints disturbing portrait

WASHINGTON –– Bob Woodward’s bombshell book on President Trump’s conduct reveals a chief executive who has little or no understanding of how defense policies work and has lost the confidence and respect of his senior advisers. More...

Sports

SHS girls hoping hard work pays off

Last season, the Southmoreland girls soccer team had some adjustments to make, including getting used to a new coaching staff. More...

Fichtner ready to guide Steelers offense

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ask the men he coaches what makes Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner tick, and you get a variation of the same response.  He’s a dude. A good dude. More...

Connellsville boys golf team defeats Southmoreland

Chase Richardson shot a 41 and Bobby McLuckey notched a 44 as the Connellsville boys golf team scored a 228-276 non-section win over Southmoreland in a match at Pleasant Valley Golf Course on Thursday afternoon.  Mike McKitrick and Gage Goodwin More...

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