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Dunbar Township woman, toddler critical after crash

By Tribune-Review 8:17 a.m.
A Fayette County woman and her 20-month-old son were critically injured when her sport utility vehicle rolled over multiple times Monday morning, according to state police at Uniontown. Desiree Dawn Baker, 21, of Dunbar Township, was ejected from a 2005 …

$1.2M flowing to Connellsville through partnership program

By Mark Hofmann 8:17 a.m.
The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority and Fayette Cultural Trust will receive $1.2 million over six years for various projects, according to authority director Michael Edwards. “This is going to be great for Connellsville,” Edwards said during the authority’s regular meeting Monday …

58-acre site for proposed Fayette County jail back on market

By Liz Zemba
A 58-acre site that was to house a $32 million jail in Fayette County is up for sale. The county in April inked a $1.25 million sales agreement with Fay-Penn Economic Development Council for the land off Mt. Braddock Road, …

‘Halloween Nights’ planned at Connellsville tech center

By Marilyn Forbes 8:17 a.m.
Head to the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center for some scary entertainment when the first “Halloween Nights” will be presented on school grounds for …

‘Bank at the Train Station’ to hold grand opening Saturday

By Nancy Henry
The new Connellsville branch of Somerset Trust Company is opening Saturday. The “Bank at the Train Station” will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activities including trolley rides, a magician, the hydraulic scissor lift, …

Connellsville honors the late Ralph Wombacker

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville honored a man who quietly put so much into projects, including the city’s bike trail through the city’s redevelopment authority, by revealing a memorial …

Jobs are focus in 52nd District House race in Westmoreland, Fayette

By Bob Stiles 8:12 a.m.
Ryan Warner of Perryopolis said he noticed a broader issue after he lost his job at a Westmoreland County business in 2012. “I was laid …

Connellsville council expected to set budget meetings

By Karl Polacek
When Connellsville council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, they will set times and dates of budget meetings. Last year, council raised the real estate taxes for the first time in 25 years from 6.66 mills to 7.5 …

Lower Tyrone fall cleanup scheduled for Thursday

By Tribune-Review
Mark your calendars. Fall cleanup for Lower Tyrone Township has been scheduled for Thursday. For a list of items that will not be picked up, call the township office at 724-529-2810. • A heads up for parents in the Frazier …

Seat in 32nd District deemed crucial for Pennsylvania Senate control

By Liz Zemba
The battle for the state Senate seat in the 32nd District is a war of words, with most of those words spoken during fierce jabs …

Bedford woman’s works on display at Fayette law library

By Mark Hofmann
A Bedford woman is making her second appearance at the Fayette County Law Library as an Artist of the Month with more baskets, ornaments and …

‘He shouldn’t even exist’: Fayette pastor gets 3 to 6 years for assaults

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County minister who sexually assaulted four girls will spend up to six years in prison and must register for life as a sexually …

Connellsville’s ‘Mr. Trombone’ loves his life in small hometown

By Rachel Basinger
It’s not often an individual who obtains success on a national and even worldwide stage continues to reside in their small hometown and make everyday …

Connellsville to honor local legend Harold Betters

By Rachel Basinger
Nov. 8 in Connellsville will be a day set aside to honor local legend Harold Betters. As part of Harold Betters Day, a VIP private …

PA Core Standards concern many

By Karl Polacek
A link to a survey on PA Core Standards, first scheduled to appear on Wednesday on Connellsville Area School District’s website, has yet to be provided, according to Tammy Stern, CASD director of curriculum. Connellsville may not be among the …

Connellsville Partner Parishes parochial vicar marks silver anniversary in priesthood

By Marilyn Forbes
As a child in Quezon, a province in the Philippines, the Rev. Gerry Juarez played with his brothers and sisters, but when they played board …

Panel looks at staffing needs for scuttled Fayette County jail

By Tribune-Review
A Fayette County commissioner on Friday directed members of a Prison Working Group to develop staffing recommendations for a scuttled $32 million jail. Al Ambrosini told the group although the new lockup has lost the support of commissioners Vincent Zapotosky …

Fayette County workers approve new contract

By Tribune-Review
Members of a labor union that represents 150 county workers on Friday voted “overwhelmingly” in support of a new three-year pact with the county, according to Margie Yauger, chief steward. The tentative contract with SEIU Local 668 will go before …

Landfill in McClellandtown assessed $20,000 penalty

By Tribune-Review
A McClellandtown landfill will pay a $20,000 civil penalty for failing to conduct detailed site inspections to detect the potential for off-site odors, according to a state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman. John Poister said Advanced Disposal Services agreed to …

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