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Emergency crews search Youghiogheny River in Layton for Charleroi man

By Karl Polacek 1:11 a.m.
Catherine McKenna stood on the banks of the Youghiogheny River in Layton on Wednesday watching as emergency crews searched the river for her son, Joshua Joseph McKenna, 26, of Charleroi. Emergency crews were called to the Youghiogheny River in Layton, Perry ...

Connellsville gifted students bring history to life

By Cindy Ekas 1:11 a.m.
Connellsville Elementary gifted students brought alive famous American historical figures Wednesday night during “The Living Wax Museum” presentation for their parents, grandparents and friends. The event ...

Porterfield: Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 15th annual golf outing

By Pam Porterfield 1:07 a.m.
The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 15th annual golf outing June 5 at Glengarry Golf Links, 168 Lentz Road, Latrobe. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with noon shotgun start. There will be a $10,000 hole-in-one contest, skins ...

DA’s office recused from Fayette man’s $110K cocaine case

By Mary Pickels
The state Attorney General’s Office will be asked to prosecute a Fayette County man accused of trying to sell $110,000 worth of cocaine to an undercover police officer and leading an assistant district attorney on a high-speed chase, because the ...

Fayette deputy warden asks for more guards

By Mary Pickels
A deputy warden at the Fayette County jail Wednesday asked the prison board to consider hiring three to four more full-time corrections officers, citing high overtime costs coupled with difficulty in filling certain shifts. The board took no action on the ...

Fayette County Salary Board adds jobs, OKs additional hirings

By Mary Pickels
The Fayette County Salary Board on Wednesday approved several new jobs and the hiring of numerous employees for departments, including Children and Youth Services, Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation and human resources. It was the board’s first meeting since September. The panel consists ...

Connellsville Area’s $4.8M budget gap raises specter of layoffs

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Area School Board passed a preliminary budget Tuesday for 2015-16 that includes a more than $4 million deficit and the possibility of staff reductions. The proposed budget, passed unanimously, includes revenues of $69,323,625 and expenditures of $74,073,913, leaving a ...

Connellsville Area School District rethinks grading

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville Area School Board will be presented with proposed changes to the district’s grading system at its June 8 agenda session. Members of the board’s curriculum committee met with district officials Tuesday to review the proposed changes. The proposed changes would bring ...

Police in Fayette County seek witnesses to motorcycle accident

By Tribune-Review
FAYETTE COUNTY SOUTH UNION Police seek witnesses to fatal motorcycle crash State police in Uniontown are seeking witnesses to a fatal motorcycle accident late Monday in South Union. Steven R. Witteman, 22, of Allison was killed in the accident ...

Connellsville Area Senior High School students work on mural in East Park

By Marilyn Forbes
From birds in flight to bike trail features, the tunnel walls leading to East Park have been adorned with color and creations by artists from ...

Young Connellsville maestro composes, conducts

By Mark Hofmann
A 13-year-old student has taken his interest in music to the page and to the stage. Parker Carte, a Connellsville Junior High School student, loves ...

Lineup set for Lions Club’s annual Kids Fest in Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
The ninth annual Kids Fest will be held June 8 at Murphy Hall. The event is free. It is sponsored by the Connellsville Lions Club and ...

Fayette County area graduates gather for Golden Reunion

By Mark Hofmann
It was a day of memories. The fourth annual Golden Reunion was held Monday at East Park. Those who  attended graduated from Connellsville, Dunbar and Geibel ...

Fayette man challenges charges filed by Connellsville police officer, now under indictment

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man who is accused of trying to sell a kilo of cocaine valued at $110,000 to an undercover police officer and leading an assistant district attorney on a high-speed chase wants his case thrown out because the ...

Vietnam vets from Fayette recall service — and those who didn’t make it home

By Karl Polacek
U.S. troops took on the brunt of combat in Vietnam 50 years ago this year. Saigon fell on April 30, 1975 — 40 years ago. There were ...

Connellsville WWII veteran recalls close calls as a bomber navigator

By Laura Szepesi
The plane’s name was “Slightly Dangerous” but its missions were extremely dangerous, up close and personal. Aboard “Slightly Dangerous” was navigator Mike Prestia of Connellsville. He ...

A family’s flag flies again in Mt. Pleasant

By Paul Peirce
Vietnam War veteran Roy “Pepe” Barnhart was tired of seeing the embroidered U.S. flag sitting in a closet. “It’s not a towel and shouldn’t just ...

Connellsville board set to tackle budget

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area School Board will meet Tuesday to begin discussions on the 2015-16 district spending plan. The board is to meet at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. District officials have released little information concerning the district’s financial situation. Attempts to reach ...

Gulf War veteran restores Uniontown mansion

By Franklin Lacava
Visitors to Uniontown often marvel at neighborhoods of palatial homes built during the coal and coking boom of 100 years ago. But to today’s economy-minded ...

2 men shot in Uniontown bar

By Tribune-Review
Two men were taken to hospitals after they were shot early Saturday morning inside a Uniontown bar, city police said. Both men, whose names were not disclosed, were taken to unspecified trauma units after the shooting about 1:45 a.m. in ...

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