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Vietnam vets from Fayette recall service — and those who didn’t make it home

By Karl Polacek 12:11 a.m.
U.S. troops took on the brunt of combat in Vietnam 50 years ago this year. Saigon fell on April 30, 1975 — 40 years ago. There were 47 deaths among the soldiers who served from Fayette County. For some of the survivors, ...

Connellsville WWII veteran recalls close calls as a bomber navigator

By Laura Szepesi 12:11 a.m.
The plane’s name was “Slightly Dangerous” but its missions were extremely dangerous, up close and personal. Aboard “Slightly Dangerous” was navigator Mike Prestia of Connellsville. He ...

A family’s flag flies again in Mt. Pleasant

By Paul Peirce 12:11 a.m.
Vietnam War veteran Roy “Pepe” Barnhart was tired of seeing the embroidered U.S. flag sitting in a closet. “It’s not a towel and shouldn’t just ...

Connellsville board set to tackle budget

By Mark Hofmann 12:11 a.m.
Connellsville Area School Board will meet Tuesday to begin discussions on the 2015-16 district spending plan. The board is to meet at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. District officials have released little information concerning the district’s financial situation. Attempts to reach ...

Gulf War veteran restores Uniontown mansion

By Franklin Lacava
Visitors to Uniontown often marvel at neighborhoods of palatial homes built during the coal and coking boom of 100 years ago. But to today’s economy-minded ...

2 men shot in Uniontown bar

By Tribune-Review
Two men were taken to hospitals after they were shot early Saturday morning inside a Uniontown bar, city police said. Both men, whose names were not disclosed, were taken to unspecified trauma units after the shooting about 1:45 a.m. in ...

South Connellsville man has fond memories of service in Navy

By Barbara Starn
It wasn’t easy for a 17-year-old southpaw to learn to salute properly during his basic training in 1944 at the Sampson Naval Base, Sampson, N.Y. ...

Army unit reunites to honor fallen comrade in Uniontown

By Karl Polacek
A reunion of members of an Army unit who fought in the first Gulf War in 1991 will come to Uniontown to remember one of ...

Lynn: Memorial Day service to be held in Tri-Town area

By Tribune-Review
Pete Gray, commander of American Legion Post 586 has announced the schedule for the Memorial Day service in the Tri-Town area. Service will begin at 9:15 a.m. on the Dawson Bridge, and the group will travel to the Catholic Cemetery ...

Keepsake ornament depicts Dunbar church history

By Marilyn Forbes
Continuing a tradition that began with the Dunbar Community Fest, the committee for the fall event is offering a keepsake ornament that depicts something special ...

Brownsville Boy Scouts make sure vets are not forgotten

By Les Harvath
While their service to the United States may sometimes go unnoticed, veterans from three local communities are the beneficiaries of the efforts of three Brownsville ...

Washington County native to lead Farmington arts center

By Barbara Starn
Every organization operates on a business model. Shauna Soom, the new executive director of Touchstone Center for Arts and Crafts, Farmington, hopes to apply that ...

Grove City’s Fritz keeps collecting hits

By Jerry Clark
Being one of the top five batters in the nation, the leading hitter in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference was not sure he would play baseball ...

Civil War Festival preparations set

By Nancy Henry
The Gifted/History Club of the Connellsville Area Junior High School is completing plans for Friday’s Civil War Festival. The event will be held at the junior high from 3:30-10 p.m. and is open to the public. Events will be held both ...

Connellsville building owner uses graffiti to point out unsightly demolition debris

By Karl Polacek
Graffiti painted on the side of a building along South Pittsburgh Street in Connellsville is calling attention to the pile of rubble left after a ...

Dunbar Township MedExpress plans open house for Tuesday

By Marilyn Forbes
A MedExpress will hold an open house for the Connellsville area on Tuesday. The new MedExpress is located along Route 119 in front of the Wal-Mart ...

Vanderbilt council addresses abandoned homes, parking

By Karl Polacek
Vanderbilt Borough Council discussed an abandoned home and vehicle parking problems during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Councilman Harry “Pete” Gray said someone broke into an abandoned house at 515 Second St., leaving the doors open. Gray said he told callers to contact ...

Fayette woman accused of stealing $24K from youth football league

By Liz Zemba
The former president of a Fayette County youth football league used $24,102 of the nonprofit’s money to buy cosmetics, ammunition, groceries and other items, according to police. Candace Nicole Davis, also known as Candace Nicole Byrd, 33, of New Salem is ...

Alleged Bunola shooter condition critical

By Jeremy Sellew
A Fayette County man was charged with criminal homicide for the alleged fatal shooting of his uncle, Harrison L. Shaffer, on Wednesday in the Bunola section of Forward. Billy Joe Richter, 47, of Ronco also was charged with five counts each ...

Connellsville details its Memorial Day parade lineup

By Daily Courier
Connellsville’s Memorial Day parade will begin forming at 9:30 a.m. on the West Side. The parade will proceed over the West Crawford Avenue Bridge. At ...

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