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Mt. Pleasant man charged in 2 Connellsville robberies

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville police on Thursday filed charges against a Mt. Pleasant man allegedly responsible for two robberies in the city this month. George Henry Fisher IV, 42, of 510 Three Mile Hill was charged with multiple counts of robbery and simple …

Mt. Pleasant Area students win at Westmoreland IU competition

By A.J. Panian
Kristy Frohliger knew she had reason to believe. It’s why Frohliger, a fifth-grade social studies/science teacher at Ramsay Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant, hand-picked four …

G-11 Conference to be held April 24-26 near Mt. Pleasant

By A.J. Panian
When Jason A. Cox was promoted to chief of the Uniontown Police Department in 2008, the force was much smaller and had fewer resources. Cox only had 13 healthy policemen on a 16-member staff for large chunks of his first …

Program enables trainee at Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum

By A.J. Panian
In the 1970s, Mt. Pleasant’s Jodi Russel spent a number of years working as a “leer girl” at L.E. Smith Glass Co. “I worked in …

Donegal Township riding center to host Special Olympics

By Kelly Vernon
Nickers ’N Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center will host its first Special Olympics equestrian event on April 26 at the center in Acme. Six equestrian riders …

New Mt. Pleasant school district business manager comes with vast experience

By Marilyn Forbes
“It’s a very nice district,” said new Mt. Pleasant Area School District business manager Brent Filak. “It’s very different here.” Filak was brought in to …

Paperweights focus of Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum exhibit

By Barbara Starn
The Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum celebrates an often unrecognized part of this region’s glass industry with its first traveling exhibit of glass paperweights. The exhibit …

Group to bring Stations of Cross to life in Mt. Pleasant

By Marilyn Forbes
The youth group from Visitation and St. Pius Roman Catholic churches in Mt. Pleasant will present for the second year the Live Stations of the …

Mt. Pleasant school board receives good audit report

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Area School District received a good audit, according to Sarp & Co. representatives. However, it wasn’t without issue. Jared Ewing, a partner with Sarp and Company, told the board this week financial records given to them in regard …

Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum speaker series continues

By A.J. Panian
Tom Felt said he knows what it takes to grow a glass museum. The founder of the Museum of American Glass in Weston, W.Va., and …

Board of directors grows to 7 at Mt. Pleasant museum

By A.J. Panian
Support for the Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum is growing where it counts most — in leadership, according to Cassandra Vivian, the nonprofit organization’s executive director. The museum’s board of directors recently expanded to include three additional members — Forrest Kastner, …

Fayette County churches to carry crosses from 4 directions in outreach

By Marilyn Forbes
Making a journey of faith and reflection, numerous churches from Fayette County will gather this weekend in a unique event that will serve as an outreach to county residents. Called the “Love Fayette Crosswalk,” members of churches and communities will …

‘Spectacular Shopping’ coming to Mt. Pleasant

By Marilyn Forbes
Everyone loves to shop and what better way to indulge in that passion then to do it while also generating money for a good cause. Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, the “Patti-O-Rockers” Relay for Life team will be hosting its …

Mt. Pleasant man makes waves on the radio scene

By Kelly Vernon
Mt. Pleasant’s Nathan Keenan was among a group of Point Park University students recently recognized by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System in New York City for …

Master glass cutter to help design Easter ornaments at Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum

By Linda Harkcom
Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum is offering members of the community a rare opportunity this Saturday to learn glass-cutting techniques from a master craftsman. World-famous master …

Mt. Pleasant man accused of holding up store to pay for drugs

By Renatta Signorini
A Mt. Pleasant Borough man allegedly robbed a convenience store at gunpoint in February 2013 to get money for painkillers, police said. Zachary Andrew Shaffer, …

Mt. Pleasant told map at trail head to highlight points of interest could help

By Marilyn Forbes
Bob Keeler, secretary of the Coal and Coke Trail, updated Mt. Pleasant council members this week on a proposed bicycle route that could bring trail users into the borough. “There have been various routes discussed,” Keeler said. “You need a …

Mt. Pleasant Area School Board to offer early retirement to teachers

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board members have agreed to offer an early retirement incentive to the district’s teachers as a way of saving money. A motion was passed Monday night to approve the final copy of the employees section of …

Monday pizza tradition to continue at St. Pius

By Marilyn Forbes
For many years, Monday night pizza at the St. Pius Roman Catholic Church Social Hall was a tradition in Mt. Pleasant. On Monday, that tradition …

Mt. Pleasant board to take action on food service contract next week

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board will take action on Monday on a proposed contract with food service provider Nutrition Inc. Acting Business Manager Brent Filak told board members on Tuesday that every five years, the food service contract goes out …