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Rain washes out road, blamed in death of Perryopolis man in Perry Township

By Bob Stiles 3:42 p.m.
A Fayette County man died on Saturday when a heavy downpour that caused flooding washed out a section of road he was traveling on, state police at Belle Vernon said. Thomas Whipkey, 37, of Perryopolis was killed about 1 a.m. …

Quarantine on dogs relocated from Fayette shelter likely to be lifted soon

By Bob Stiles
A quarantine imposed on dogs moved from a Fayette County SPCA shelter to Youngwood could be lifted as soon as next week, according to the president of Animal Friends of Westmoreland and a state agency spokeswoman. Candy Nelson, founder of …

Brownsville man accused of taking tools from garage for drugs

By Mark Hofmann
A Brownsville man has been charged along with two Connellsville residents in a June burglary in the city. Police said the three stole tools and used the money to purchase drugs. Aaron Jeffries, 34, of 36 Maple St. was charged …

Connellsville library director on move

By Karl Polacek
Casey Sirochman’s last day as director of the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville is Saturday. She will leave with a sense of accomplishment for what …

Chalk Hill man charged in fatal Bullskin crash

By Mark Hofmann
Homicide by vehicle and other charges were filed against a Chalk Hill man stemming from a fatal vehicle collision in 2013. This week, Daniel Linn Evans Sr., 58, of 46 LaFayette Trail was charged with homicide by vehicle, careless driving, …

Uniontown PNC Bank robbery suspects surrender

By Liz Zemba  and Chuck Brittain
The couple that police were searching for in connection with the robbery of a PNC Bank in Uniontown and one of its patrons are now …

Fayette foundation director returning to role

By Tribune-Review
The former executive director of the Community Foundation of Fayette County is returning for another term in the same position. Clara L. Pascoe was selected …

Attorneys of Fayette commissioner accused of violating girl’s privacy say mother vowed to alert press

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County woman who contends a commissioner violated her daughter’s privacy rights by forwarding to the media an email containing child-abuse allegations threatened to take her story to the press before the email was sent, according to the commissioner’s …

Youngwood shelter removes 44 dogs, 9 cats from shuttered Fayette SPCA

By Liz Zemba
Stoic but near tears, Samantha Hill crouched on the ground outside the Fayette SPCA in North Union on Thursday and peered into a small cage …

Fayette County volunteers aim for markers, flags on all veterans’ graves for Memorial Day

By Karl Polacek
Volunteers from throughout Fayette County are taking on a challenge — to cover all military veterans’ graves in the county with markers and flags for the 2015 Memorial Day observance. Representatives from various organizations met on Wednesday in Hopwood to …

Connellsville police to be fitted with bulletproof vests

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Police Department has been approved for the purchase of customized bulletproof vests through a grant and the generosity of the city it serves and protects. Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln announced this week that the United States Department of …

Oglethorpe: Dad worked hard, had a quiet humor

By James Oglethorpe
My father was a big man also named Jim. Hardworking and a good provider, he left me with many strong memories of him and, through his stories, an idea of what it was like to come of age in the …

Robbery charges dismissed against Uniontown man

By Mark Hofmann
Charges against a Uniontown man who was allegedly involved in the robbery of two Connellsville residents at Gibson Terrace were dismissed on Thursday. Juanya Knopsnider, 18, had been charged with robbery, conspiracy, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, simple assault, theft by …

Fairchance man accused of impersonating officer

By Tribune-Review
A 69-year-old Fayette County man is accused of using a stolen juvenile probation officer’s badge to impersonate an officer. Samuel J. Faris of Fairchance was charged by state police in Uniontown with impersonating a public servant and receiving stolen property, …

Clinton Church of God to hold pig roast on Saturday

By Pam Porterfield
There will be a pig roast 5 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton Church of God Fellowship Building. On the menu will be roasted pork, buns and fixings, baked beans, coleslaw, hot dogs, kielbasa, corn on the cob and pit potatoes. …

Fayette commissioners clash over jail options

By Liz Zemba
A day after putting a planned $32 million jail on the back burner, Fayette County commissioners are ready to begin exploring other options but remain at odds over what direction to take. Commissioner Vincent Zapotosky said he believes the existing …

Connellsville’s Francis Avenue paving project funding approved

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council has agreed to spend nearly $40,000 for a paving project on Francis Avenue. “This is a very big accomplishment to have that road fixed,” said Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln, who attended this week’s Connellsville Redevelopment Authority meeting …

Connellsville shooting victim identified

By Mark Hofmann
A Connellsville man was shot twice with a 12-gauge shotgun on Tuesday evening, according to city police. Vincent Stewart was flown by medical helicopter from a landing zone at the South Connellsville Playground to UPMC Presbyterian after the 5:41 p.m. …

Commissioners approve tax plan for South Union plaza

By Tribune-Review
Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday approved a tax increment financing plan for a $24 million shopping plaza to be built adjacent to the Fayette Crossing Shopping Center in South Union. The plan calls for $73,033 in new taxes generated annually …

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