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Geibel Catholic High School crowns Homecoming Queen

If Nina Alvarez takes the bus to school, it takes her an hour and 12 minutes to travel from her home in Monongahela, to Geibel High School, but the ride is worth it, she says.  Saturday Alvarez was crowned Homecoming Queen at Geibel. More...

Public hearing set for allegations of U.S. Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached agreement for a public hearing Thursday, as talks continued to resolve additional deta More...

A dog’s life: Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies at 13

Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this.  Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ.  “Ah-roo!” Uno bayed that evening, a decade More...


House, Senate pass bills to increase funding for treatment of substance abuse disorders in light of opioid epidemic

(AP) –– The House and Senate have passed bills that will increase treatment for substance abuse disorder, slow the flow of illegal opioids into America and provide funding for more research into substance use.  Both bills include lon More...

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Jehovah’s Witness also accused of covering up child sexual abuse

HARRISBURG –– Roman Catholics apparently aren’t the only denomination with a hierarchy that covers up alleged clerical child sex abuse.  Jehovah’s Witness were recently accused of the same transgression That accusation su More...



Pregnant women shouldn’t smoke cannabis to ease morning sickness

DEAR DOCTOR: I read that more women are using marijuana for morning sickness. This doesn’t seem like a good idea, but for women with severe morning sickness, might it be an option? Could it really hurt the baby?  More...

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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...

Record crowds attend Scottdale Fall Festival

Vicky Schuler summed up the Scottdale Fall Festival in one sentence.  “I just love the fallness,” she said Sunday, while her sons Gavin, 4, and Austin, 3, rode through Pittsburgh Street on The Barrel Train. More...

Police poker ride attracts 60

Cool temperatures made for a nice day for a bike ride and this year’s Connellsville Police Officers Association Poker Run attracted 60 riders of all ages Saturday.  Bob Mayes of Mt. More...


Donald H. Holt


Donald Howard Holt, 90, of South Connellsville, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was born Feb. 5, 1928 in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Howard and Mabel(Brooks) Holt.  More...

Irwin J. Lechner


Irwin James “Red” Lechner, 100, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Connellsville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at his home.  He was born Oct. 3, 1917 in Allegheny County. He was a Veteran of the U.S. More...

Walter R. Knight


Walter Ronald Knight, 69, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown.  Walt was born Jan. 10, 1949 in Vanderbilt, a son of the late Frank Z. More...

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Do Just One Thing

There’s a misconception that washing uncooked rice rinses away all the vitamins and minerals from the grains. This is not true. More...


Bischoff honored by Vikings

During a special halftime ceremony at Mt. Pleasant’s Sept. 14 football game, family members of the late Don Bischoff, a former Mt. More...

Connellsville soccer teams post weekend shutout victories

Callie Cunningham scored four goals and Neveah Hamborsky tallied three goals as the Connellsville girls soccer team posted an 8-0 win over host Greensburg Salem (4-3) in a non-section game on Saturday. More...

Brewers cruise past Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his 32nd home run, Travis Shaw added his 31st and the Milwaukee Brewers blew past the mistake prone Pittsburgh Pirates 13-6 on Sunday.  More...

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