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November 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Everson man pleads no contest in sexual assault

An Everson man pleaded no contest this week to charges stemming from the sexual assault of a child.  Michael Scott Brown, 45, appeared before Fayette County Judge Steven Leskinen to enter his pleas.  More...

News

Obama’s health insurance overhaul called winner in midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The personality looming over the 2018 midterms was President Donald Trump. More...

Corrections

An incorrect name was published in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Courier. Levi Harry was featured in a front page photo.  A headline was cut off in Thursday’s edition. More...

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Opinion

Pa. turns blue: Big wins help Democrats

(AP) –– Pennsylvania has done its part to help Democrats retake control of the U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Internet is a tool, not a way of life

Among other eccentricities, I do not possess a smartphone and have never wanted one. It’s bad enough that I spend my working hours flitting around the internet like an over-caffeinated sparrow without carrying Google in my pocket. More...

Sports

Little excited to coach Falcons girls again

There are few people who are more loyal to Connellsville sports than Shawna Little. More...

No hearing for Malkin for hit to head in Pens’ loss at Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeni Malkin will not have a disciplinary hearing for his shoulder to the head of T.J. Oshie during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-1 loss at the Washington Capitals.  More...

Jung Ho Kang stays with Pirates for 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  More...

Perry officer responds to fatal shooting suit

A Perryopolis police officer stated in court papers filed this week that he was justified in using force when he shot and killed a former borough councilman in October 2017.  Officer Edward Cuneo filed an answer to Maria Hoose’s suit again More...

Speaker urges businesses to embrace, accept change

The ability to embrace change can make or break a business, or even an individual.  “In 1899 Charles Duell, commissioner of the patent office, said everything that could be invented had been invented,” said Bob Norman, the speaker f More...

Obituaries

John W. Brush

Greensburg

John W. “Jack” Brush, 69, of Greensburg, peacefully passed away Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2018, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family.  Jack was born in Mt. Pleasant on Sept. More...

B. Lorraine Griffiths

Connellsville

Barbara Lorraine (Sandusky) Griffiths, 86, of Connellsville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at her home.  She was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Frederick and Kathryn (McGarrity) Sandusky.  More...

Harry L. Ritenour

Normalville

Harry Lee Ritenour, 81, of Normalville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at his home.  Harry was born Aug. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Review: This new ‘Grinch’ film will only make you flinch

Every Who down in Whoville gets a new Grinch this season. Why, you may ask? The idea defies reason. Does the classic need help from a hot Cumberbatch? Or is this strange union a bizarre mismatch?  More...

Music Review: Imagine Dragons deliver again but differently

Imagine Dragons, “Origins” (Interscope/KIDinaKORNER)  Do Imagine Dragons ever sleep? More...

Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won’t rock you, but Malek will

Unlike Freddy Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), range is one thing sorely lacking in Bryan Singer’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It’s a remarkably bland movie about a deliciously vibrant performer.  More...

Lifestyles

Study indicates weight loss can lessen breast cancer risk

Dear Doctor: I recently read an article that said even a little bit of weight loss –– just 5 percent of your total body weight –– can lessen your risk of breast cancer. Why is that? More...

Church News

Alpha meetings ongoing   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Craft show scheduled   The Connellsville High School history club will host a craft and vendor event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the high school.  Dances set  More...

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