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Juveniles waive charges to Fayette court in Connellsville Township assault/robbery

By Mark Hofmann
Two teens charged with the assault and robbery of a 79-year-old Connellsville Township man in February on Thursday waived all charges to Fayette County Court. Terry Lee Nicholson III, 17, of 513 Vine St. and Duston Edward Wiggins, 16, of …

Connellsville starting early planning for Christmas

By Nancy Henry
Downtown Connellsville’s promotions committee will meet on Monday to begin planning the annual “It’s A Connellsville Christmas.” Committee members seek input from the public for new features. “It’s A Connellsville Christmas” is scheduled for Dec. 6-7. The yuletide event has …

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 …

Police seek German Township assailant

By Tribune-Review
State police in Uniontown have an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly assaulted two people Wednesday evening. According to a police report, Phillip Rafail, 35, of Smithfield fled from a Meadow Street residence in German Township after allegedly assaulting …

South Union woman charged with vehicular homicide

By Mary Pickels
A 19-year-old Uniontown woman was charged on Wednesday with homicide by vehicle in an accident that resulted in the death of her female passenger in 2012. Lindsey Ann Skocik of South Union is charged with accidents involving death or injury, …

Fayette group pushes court to schedule referendum hearing

By Mary Pickels
Members of a Prison Referendum Group Wednesday filed a petition with the Fayette County Prothonotary to try to move up a court hearing regarding a referendum on construction of a new jail. Earlier this week President Judge John F. Wagner …

Fayette County attorney agrees to plea deal in heroin delivery, to no longer practice

By Mary Pickels
A Fayette County attorney who pleaded guilty to drug charges for delivering heroin to a client in police custody agreed to no longer practice law, a prosecutor said on Thursday. Under the tentative plea, Brian Salisbury, 35, of Newell would …

Falcon band performs at Disney World

By Linda Harkcom
The melodic sounds of the Mighty Falcon Marching Band of Connellsville Area High School filled the streets of the Magic Kingdom this week. Director Tim …

Connellsville area benefits from tourism grant program

By Karl Polacek
The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority has been awarded a $50,000 grant for site preparation for a 54-room hotel on Connellsville’s West Side being developed by Hotel …

Connellsville police hitting the streets on foot and bikes

By Mark Hofmann
Residents may see the Connellsville police on foot and on two wheels this summer. Mayor Greg Lincoln said the police department is working to bring back its bicycle and foot patrols. Lincoln said the police department had three bicycles in …

$1.3M equipment, which lowers voltage, leaves Connellsville for Charleroi

By Mark Hofmann
Heavy load to bear: $1.3M, 100K-pound transformer transported from Connellsville to Charleroi …

Everson council to meet on Monday

By Patricia Walker
Everson council will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the borough building, 232 Brown St. The public is welcome to attend. • The Helping Hand Clothing Ministry of the New Hope Alliance Church, 229 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, is open from 10 …

County Line Church to hold live Crucifixion re-enactment

By Pam Porterfield
County Line Church of the Brethren will hold a live crucifixion re-enactment from 6 to 7 p.m. today, weather permitting, with live music. The church is on the corner of Route 711 south and County Line Road. For more information, …

Good Friday, Easter Sunday programs planned in Scottdale

By Marilyn Forbes
The Scottdale Area Association of Churches will present a special service on Good Friday. There will be music, spiritual messages and an original play penned by Martha Oliver of Scottdale. “This is a revised community service and distinctly different from …

Fayette County candy stores say public sweet on jelly beans as well as chocolate

By Laura Szepesi
As local candy makers rush to put the finishing touches on chocolate bunnies and other cocoa-based Easter delicacies, around the edges they’re squeezing in millions …

Connellsville not yet worried about possible CDBG cuts

By Karl Polacek
This month, Sen. Bob Casey sounded off to the Senate Appropriations Committee against a proposed budget cut of 2015 funds for the Community Development Block Grants by the Obama administration. According to a letter to the committee released by Casey, …

Brush fire season keeps Fayette firefighters busy

By Mark Hofmann
With the middle of brush-fire season upon Fayette County, residents are asked to be aware of the environmental and health hazards that can be experienced. The dry and windy conditions of the brush-fire season goes from mid-March to mid-May as …

Celebrate National Library Month with sweet contest in Connellsville

By Laura Szepesi
April is National Library Month, and libraries everywhere are holding special events to lure readers inside for a visit. That includes Carnegie Free Library in …

No date set for closing on proposed hotel property in Connellsville

By Rachel Basinger
A closing date for the sale of the property on the West Side to hotel developers has not been set, Michael Edwards, executive director of the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, said Tuesday. But Edwards stressed that once closing takes place, things …

Connellsville’s new curfew —with stiffer penalties — to begin on April 26

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville’s new curfew will become official in 10 days. On Tuesday, council voted unanimously to adopt the revised curfew in response to several juveniles involved in violent crimes in the area, including an armed robbery of a pizza-delivery driver and …

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