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Smithfield man shot after fleeing traffic stop

By Tribune-Review 11:49 p.m.
A Smithfield man was injured early Sunday morning when he was hit by gunshots fired by Uniontown police officers as his sport utility vehicle sped toward them, state police at Uniontown said. The suspect, who was treated at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., faces several charges when he is …

Cause of Republic blaze under investigation

By Tribune-Review
A state police fire marshal will be asked to determined the cause of a blaze that gutted a former Fayette County landmark, a fire chief said Saturday. The fire started about 10:30 p.m. Friday and destroyed the vacant Mystic Inn, …

Masontown girl pulls off heroic task at state farm show

By Les Harvath
When Lauren Diamond, an Albert Gallatin High School freshman and member of the Fayette County 4-H Market Goat Club, begins searching for a market goat …

Connellsville community center enjoying rebirth

By Marilyn Forbes
Going from almost zero to near full capacity in only one year, the Greater Connellville Area Community Center’s once-busy hallways are beginning to fill up …

Choral concerts planned in Dawson church

By Beth Lynn
If you have never heard a choral concert in the beautiful sanctuary of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church, now is the time. Choral groups love to perform there, where the music reverberates from 40-foot-high stone architecture with …

Knife incident on bus gives Connellsville Area School District pause

By Rachel Basinger
Communication between parents in the Connellsville Area School District and district officials is important, says the president of the school board. And Jon Detwiler said he hopes a recent incident involving a first-grade student at Bullskin Township Elementary School and …

New Haven Hose Company awarded $25,000

By Mark Hofmann
A New Haven Hose Company will be able to get new and required equipment thanks to a federal grant it will receive. New Haven Hose has been awarded a $25,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the Department of Homeland Security. …

Curfew concerns presented to Connellsville mayor

By Mark Hofmann
With Connellsville’s updated curfew ready to become official next week, Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln said he has received questions and heard concerns from some city residents. “I think people need to take a deep breath and let this ordinance play …

South Connellsville accepts police chief’s resignation

By Marilyn Forbes
South Connellsville Borough Council this week accepted the resignation of police Chief Kevin Grippo, who is leaving the department after 17 years. “I’d like to thank everyone here for giving me this chance,” Grippo said. “It’s been a pleasure working …

Dawson mayor, CSX aim to repair railroad crossing at intersection

By Marilyn Forbes
Dawson Mayor Sandra Newell says she has contacted CSX about the railroad crossing at the intersection of Railroad and Laughlin streets. The condition of the crossing has caused damage to train cars and vehicles. “I talked to them about checking …

Mulch pitched for Vanderbilt park’s playground; surface proposed under swings, slide, climbing bars

By Marilyn Forbes
Vanderbilt Borough resident Alonzo Vielma told council this week he would help place cushioned mulch around playground equipment in the borough park. “You need seven to eight pounds per square foot to get a nice surface,” Vielma said, noting mulch …

Bikers plan Bataan Death March memorial ride

By Tribune-Review
Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 PA will hold its 10th annual Bataan Death March Memorial Ride on April 26. The ride remembers the 11,700 American soldiers and 65,000 Filipino allies who fought a vastly superior Japanese force without food, ammunition or …

Former Mystic Inn burns in Republic, Fayette County

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters were responding to a structure fire late Friday night in Republic, Fayette County. Emergency management officials reported that building that once housed the Mystic Inn was fully engulfed in flames. More than 15 fire companies were called shortly after …

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. …

UFO, Bigfoot encounters to be discussed at Connellsville library program

By Nancy Henry
UFO and Bigfoot researcher and author, Stan Gordon, will present “Strange Encounters of Pennsylvania,” during a program at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Carnegie Free …

Champion church offers new sound effects for annual remembrance of Crucifixion

By Marilyn Forbes
Continuing a tradition that began years ago, County Line Church of the Brethren will present a “re-enactment” of the crucifixion, at 6 p.m. Good Friday. …

Resurfacing part of Route 119 on list of PennDOT projects in Connellsville area

By Karl Polacek
PennDOT District 12 plans to resurface Route 119 from Wendy’s in Connellsville south for 0.84 miles during the construction season. The agency announced its construction …

‘Going downtown’ with dad, mom in ’50s among Connellsville native’s treasured memories

By Tribune-Review
I’m a small town boy from Connellsville. Born in 1950, I grew up in a time quite different from today: a slower-paced, safer and more …

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 …

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