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Greensburg Tuesday takes

| Monday, July 7, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Fayette County's prison follies: Officials say a new policy is in place and two staffers have been “counseled” since a female inmate, impersonating another prisoner, was released on bond without much difficulty. But it's difficult to pinpoint whether any mistakes were made, according to Warden Brian Miller. That is, except that no one thought to confirm the inmate's identity before opening the gate for her. Evelyn Grace Campbell turned herself in the next day, police said. This wasn't exactly “The Great Escape.” It's more like “The Great Embarrassment” for Fayette's prison officials.

Not a good sign: It's a sad, if not telling, indication that there'll be no Community Days celebration in Jeannette this summer, in part because of dwindling volunteers who work on the event year-round. The festivities date back to at least the '50s. It's also a potentially chilly reading of residents' community spirit. And that's not good for a city struggling to pull itself up from fiscal despair.

“Hollow” sleepy no more: After the Hollow Tavern was gutted by arson in 2008, Fred Haeflein, a New York building contractor and Unity native, bought the Route 30 property and restored it to its original condition. Now a Latrobe couple has leased the Unity site along the Loyalhanna and has opened the outdoor patio area for meals. They plan to open the first-floor restaurant this fall. It's good to see new life at this restored landmark.

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