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September 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

F.C. judge hears arguments in father, son bid for new trial

A father and son serving time on child pornography charges testified on Thursday that they believed they would be put on intermediate punishment and house arrest until the time they were sentenced.  More...

News

17th annual Dunbar Fest slated for this weekend

Tonight marks the start of the 17th annual Dunbar Community Fest with a full evening of bluegrass music followed by daylong events Saturday.  More...

Texas’s first black football letterman Whittier has died

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Julius Whittier once remarked that attending the University of Texas and playing football opened up a larger world for him. It could be said Whittier helped open the university to the world.  More...

Former North Carolina legislative leader Colton dead

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A woman who broke barriers serving in the North Carolina legislature by ascending to a top leadership position has died.  State Rep. More...

Opinion

Trump’s proposal to deny public assistance to immigrants is cruel

(AP) –– Trump administration’s proposal to deny public assistance to immigrants is a “reform” that will surely result in more poor, hungry, unhealthy people living in squalor.  More...

Putin wants to make trouble for U.S., allies

(AP) –– Optimists who think Vladimir Putin is going to work with Israel and the U.S. to push Iran out of Syria may have to think again. More...

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Sports

CAHS runners slosh past Southmoreland

The weather conditions for Thursday’s non-section cross country meet between Connellsville and host Southmoreland were more suited for ducks rather than runners.  More...

Falcons top Warriors, 3-1

The Connellsville boys soccer team got three goals from three different players and put together an all-around solid effort Thursday to post a 3-1 Section 3-AAAA victory over Penn-Trafford at Falcon Stadium.  The win gave the Falcons a measure More...

Local volleyball teams come up with big wins

Maggie Means racked up 31 digs and Morgan Domer notched 26 assists as the Connellsville volleyball team defeated host Latrobe in Section 3-AAAA, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 on Thursday. Samantha Hileman had 12 kills. More...

After son’s allergic reaction, state Rep. Warner introduces bill allowing police to carry EpiPens

State Rep. More...

Law firm seeks to withdraw in S. Connellsville suit

A law firm has filed a motion to withdrawal as counsel in a lawsuit filed by a South Connellsville woman against the community’s former police chief and former council president, according to court papers filed in federal court in Pittsburgh.&n More...

CASD audit shows no funds missing under Martell’s leadership

A forensic audit conducted of the Connellsville Area School District finances following the retirement of former superintendent Phil Martell shows no financial wrongdoing by the former administrator.  More...

Obituaries

Donald H. Holt

South Connellsville

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...

Wanna M. Neiderhiser

Champion

Wanna Mae Miller Neiderhiser, 96, of Champion, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. More...

Dolores E. Wilders

Formerly of Melcroft

Dolores E. Hohider Wilders, 93, of Monroeville, formerly of Melcroft, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Monroeville, with whom she had been living.  She was born July 15, 1925, in Mt. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: Haddish, Hart earn mixed grades in ‘Night School’

Malcolm D. Lee’s “Night School” brings together the potent combo of Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, but this tepid if amiable sitcom-stretched-into-a-movie elicits widely differing grades for its two comic powerhouses.  More...

Review: Rod Stewart nostalgic on varied ‘Blood Red Roses’

Rod Stewart, “Blood Red Roses” (Republic Records)  Nostalgia has been a focal feature of Rod Stewart’s songwriting even as far back as 1971’s “Maggie May,” and some of the best tunes on “Blood Red Roses, More...

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

NEW YORK (AP) — Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage.  The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy’s illustrated guide of 100 tips, tricks and project More...

Lifestyles

Yoga can reduce stress’s effect on the body at cellular level

Dear Doctor: I’m one of those Type A people who’s pretty much always stressed out. My wife got me to try yoga about six months ago and I’ll admit, I do feel better. More...

Church News

Rummage buildings open   The rummage buildings at Fairview Church of God, Route 982 between Laurelville and Kecksburg, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon every Friday through October. 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...

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