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Voters to decide fate of Connellsville’s paid fire department

By Mark Hofmann 7:42 a.m.
The referendum to eliminate Connellsville’s paid fire department will head to the Fayette County Election Bureau to be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot. During a special meeting on Thursday, council unanimously voted to direct the city clerk to submit the referendum to the Election Bureau. The referendum will ask …

Sidewalk signs pop up in downtown Connellsville

By Karl Polacek 7:42 a.m.
Daniel Cocks, of Downtown Connellsville and The Artworks, believes businesses in the city will soon become more noticeable, thanks to new whiteboard sidewalk signs being …

35th annual Dawson Grange Community Fair to get underway Monday

By Mark Hofmann 7:42 a.m.
The 35th annual Dawson Grange Community Fair will kick off on Monday and continue through Saturday. One of the only free fairs in the United States, this year’s theme is “Treasure the Memories.” “Attendance was good last year,” said Doug …

Two cars strike horse near Fayette fair

By Tribune-Review
Multiple injuries were reported Thursday evening after two vehicles and horse were involved in an accident along Route 119 and Ranch Road, not far from …

Turbine sites near properties in Fayette County threatened

By Liz Zemba
A Uniontown attorney has warned Fayette County it may have to pay to tear down as many as 18 wind turbines as a result of …

Letters won’t be used as evidence in North Union man’s homicide trial

By Renatta Signorini
A letter that a Fayette County man wrote to the woman he is accused of killing in 2013 will not be used as evidence during …

Ailing youngster has wish fulfilled in day with Masontown K-9 officer

By Mary Pickels
Isaac Donaldson stood at the ready, eyes on the “bad guy” hiding in the woods at Masontown German Park Wednesday afternoon. As the 7-year-old from …

Connellsville churches combine festivals

By Mark Hofmann
A new festival combining two previous church festivals into a two-day celebration will debut this weekend. This year, instead of the separate St. John the …

Connellsville residents continue to ‘Light the Way’ with special event Saturday

By Mark Hofmann
The second annual “Light the Way” walk through Connellsville again will unite people in honor and memory of those with cancer. “It was great for a first year,” said organizer Colleen Murphy, who started the walk in memory of her …

Porterfield: Breakneck Church plans flea market, bake sale

By Pam Porterfield
The Breakneck Church of God will hold its annual flea market and baked goods sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall, 816 Breakneck Road. Breakfast will be available …

Protection-from-abuse orders public again in Fayette

By Liz Zemba
Public access to protection-from-abuse orders in Fayette County has been restored. A Tribune-Review investigation found the prothonotary had sealed them without judges’ orders and with …

Judge: Fayette man’s statements admissible at trial in death of toddler daughter

By Renatta Signorini
Statements made to police by a Fayette County man charged in his daughter’s 2013 death are admissible at trial, a Fayette County judge ruled on …

Hopwood bank robbery suspect agrees to tentative plea bargain

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man accused of robbing a bank during a four-day crime spree waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in exchange for a tentative plea bargain. David Leslie Klippi Jr., 39, of Hopwood is charged by …

Man to serve prison sentence for Fayette County rock attack

By Tribune-Review
A West Virginia man was sentenced to four to 10 years in prison for hitting a woman in the head with a rock and knocking her unconscious. A Fayette County jury on July 10 found Franklin Broyles, 43, of Maidsville …

Air conditioner replaced at Fayette County’s jail annex

By Tribune-Review
A new air conditioner has been installed at an annex housing prison inmates in Fayette County. The prison board on Wednesday was advised the metal building in Uniontown had been without air conditioning for at least a year. Warden Brian …

Connellsville area poverty simulation opens people’s eyes

By Mark Hofmann
Nearly 20 people involved in the mission to care for those less fortunate and also a couple of local leaders had the chance to experience …

Connellsville considers axing paid firefighters

By Mark Hofmann
A public hearing will be held on Thursday concerning a referendum to keep or eliminate Connellsville’s paid fire department. A vote by city council is expected to follow. Connellsville council started the process earlier this month to place a referendum …

Father, son killed in East Huntingdon crash

By Stacey Federoff
A father and son driving to work early Tuesday morning died in an accident at an East Huntingdon intersection that residents described as dangerous. Drivers …

3 men to stand trial over runaway Latrobe foster children

By Liz Zemba
A 17-year-old girl testified she called a Pittsburgh man for help to run away from a foster home because she felt it was inappropriate for one of the foster parents to bathe her younger sisters. “The lady was bathing my …

Albert Gallatin bus driver pleads guilty to sexual assault

By Tribune-Review
A former Albert Gallatin Senior High School bus driver accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old girl has entered into a plea bargain that calls for him to be imprisoned for one to two years, District Attorney Jack …

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