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Carnegie Free Library continues membership drive

By Casey Sirochman 12:33 a.m.
As we all get some extra tax dollars back, hopefully, please remember your local Fayette County libraries. Like the FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library, many of the county libraries are working on their annual membership drives and collecting funds to help support operating and programming for area libraries. • In …

Lemont woman accused of stealing purses, using credit cards

By Mark Hofmann
A Lemont Furnace woman has been charged with forgery and access device fraud after she allegedly stole purses and made purchases with stolen credit cards. Jenna Jane Herbert, 27, of 201 Cottage Ave. was charged with two counts of forgery, …

Election board rejects ballot referendum on Fayette County prison issues

By Liz Zemba
During a meeting described by one resident as a farce, two Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday rejected a 3,500-signature petition seeking to give voters a say in construction of a $32 million jail. Acting in their capacity as the Election …

West Leisenring band’s EP release party to benefit firefighters

By Linda Harkcom
A local band will celebrate the release of its second EP with a special event on Saturday that will raise money for a worthy cause. The R4 PROJECT of West Leisenring is hosting an EP CD release party at the …

Texas company offers investment in millions to upgrade Everson plant

By Marilyn Forbes
Everson Council President Mike Banaszak informed members that a Texas company plans to invest millions in its plant in the borough. According to Alisan Jahn, spokesperson for Univar, the Houston-based company plans to invest $1 million to $2 million at …

Connellsville Community Yard Sale set May 3; enrollment deadline is April 28

By Nancy Henry
The Community Events Committee of the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce again will sponsor a Community Yard Sale in early May. “This is the 11th year for the Connellsville Community Yard Sale. We’ve had much success over the 11 years …

Geibel alumnus Sammy Brooks to perform jazz during tuition fundraiser on Saturday

By Linda Harkcom
Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School alumnus Sammy Brooks will return on Saturday to help raise money for students in need of tuition assistance. The Sammy …

Small-business opportunities exist in the Fay-West

By Karl Polacek
There is plenty of money to be made for small businesses with services to offer large companies and government agencies in the Connellsville area. But …

Planning underway for Connellsville Christmas event

By Marilyn Forbes
The It’s a Connellsville Christmas committee is already making plans for a two-day event in the city. On Monday, members held a planning meeting and tentatively selected Dec. 6 to 7. Committee chairman and businessman Pat Stefano said the first …

Recording studio joins Connellsville community center’s growing artist enclave

By Linda Harkcom
The Greater Connellsville Area Community Center is becoming a hub for artists of all kinds. In addition to the Edwin S. Porter Theater and Liz …

CAHS Patriots’ annual auction set for May 8

By Nancy Henry
Southwest Airlines, Jerry Lewis, Bill Mazeroski, Christian Klay Winery, Colin Powell, the 8 Man Jam and NCIS have one thing in common. They, along with …

Police pursuit ends with Smithfield suspect wounded, thirsty for beer

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man wanted to top off a police pursuit with a beer chaser, according to a criminal complaint. Police said the Smithfield man fired a weapon at two officers during the 19-minute pursuit and then asked for a …

Connellsville rec board readies city for summer fun

By Marilyn Forbes
Connellsville Recreation Board has many events planned for this summer in the city, including movies in the park, sports programs and a triathlon. “The movies in the park are now all paid for,” said Jacinta Ptacek, board treasurer. They are …

Closure of West Side News shocks previous owners

By Karl Polacek
For Ed and Rita Bornstein, the closing earlier this month of West Side News at 314 W. Crawford Ave. was a shock. The couple owned …

Connellsville ministry group’s focus is on a hand up more than a hand out

By Nancy Henry
Connellsville Area Community Ministries is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with an open house. The special event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 10. Since much of the remodeling of the ministry building has …

Smithfield man shot after fleeing traffic stop

By Tribune-Review
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 …

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 …

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