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New Frazier superintendent’s main goal: Focus on the students

By Karl Polacek
William Henderson III, 39, new superintendent of schools in the Frazier School District, is returning home — sort of. Henderson was a health and physical education teacher in the school district, held the position of athletic director and coached football …

Community Field Day fundraiser planned at East Park in Connellsville

By Karl Polacek
The first Community Field Day fundraiser, an idea developed by Connellsville Area Junior High eighth-grader Carlee Shreve, will be held on Sunday in East Park …

‘Trigger clause’ in ordinance unnecessary, says Connellsville’s health board

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville Councilman Aaron Zolbrod, a proponent of the city’s recently passed abandoned property and vacant structure ordinance, thanked health board members Monday night for their support and then asked their opinion about a proposed “trigger clause.” “It’s been a long, …

Robber threatens employee at Subway in Uniontown Mall

By Tribune-Review
FAYETTE COUNTY SOUTH UNION Robber threatens clerk in Subway store at mall A robber fled with cash from the Subway sandwich shop at Uniontown Mall in South Union on Sunday afternoon. The robber told an employee on entering the store …

Connellsville’s Mozart Music Club to celebrate 95th anniversary

By Nancy Henry
Ninety-five years ago, singer Herb Duggan and piano teacher Pearl Keck got together and formed the Mozart Music Club of Connellsville. Since then, the club has sponsored its annual Thanksgiving Festival of Choirs, as well as present scholarships to local …

Final ‘Wednesdays at West Overton’ to feature Bullskin woman

By Nancy Henry
Wednesday is the final “Wednesdays at West Overton Village & Museums” event of 2014. It will be an evening to celebrate the works of master knitter Susan Zylka of Bullskin, who is well known for her talent and workmanship in …

Connellsville area’s weather into December could be mixed bag

By Karl Polacek
The weather into December in the Connellsville area could be a mixed bag, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration long-range forecast as relayed by Bob Coblentz, National Weather Service meteorologist in Moon. “Right now, it’s equal,” Coblentz said. …

Connellsville Legion needs young veterans

By Karl Polacek
Calling all veterans! The Connellsville American Legion needs you. Like many veterans organizations across the country, the Milton L. Bishop American Legion Post 301 needs younger veterans to step up to the plate and help, said its chaplain, Tom Miller. …

Connellsville tech center names homecoming queen

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center named its 2014 homecoming queen, who will make her appearance on Oct. 3 at the Connellsville Area High School …

Lynn: Vanderbilt church to sponsor rabies clinic

By Beth Lynn
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 169 Main St., Vanderbilt, is sponsoring a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for a rabies shot. Distemper shots will be available for $15. Your animal must be on a …

Dawson native Leonard finishes season with Braves’ AAA affiliate

By Bruce Wald
Connellsville High School graduate and former University of Pittsburgh baseball standout Joe Leonard is still competing professionally in the Atlanta Braves’ organization. After beginning the …

Evening of fun and games helps to fund foundation

By Marilyn Forbes
Bringing together members of the community and the school district, the annual Laurel Highlands Community Spirit Day is a great event that offers an opportunity to everyone for an evening of fun and support. The event is hosted yearly by …

For some, Dunbar Community Fest  is a ‘homecoming’

By Marilyn Forbes
“It’s really a nice homecoming for some people, a nice way to see family and friends,” Dunbar Community Fest chairwoman Cindy Moag said of the festival that will be held over the weekend in the Fayette County community. Marking its …

Man dies as fire destroys Lemont Furnace home

By Mary Pickels
A 60-year-old man who was visiting his sister died Friday morning as a fast-moving fire swept through her one-story home in North Union. State police …

War display planned during Dunbar Fest

By For The Daily Courier
The Dunbar Historical Society plans a display “Through the Years: Dunbar’s Part in the Wars” for this year’s Dunbar Community Fest. The display will open …

Frazier School Board chews over possibilities for Central Elementary

By Cindy Ekas
The Frazier School Board decided on Thursday night to offer Central Elementary School to the community or put the building up for sale. “We need to talk to a Realtor to get the building on the market as soon as …

Sheetz expansion project given OK by city zoning board

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville Zoning Hearing Board Thursday approved zoning variances requested by Sheetz Corp., which includes plans to build a new facility at its present location at …

Uniontown man shot in foot

By Tribune-Review
State police at Uniontown are seeking information on a shooting that injured a man late Wednesday in the Woodview Terrace area of North Union. Police said a 23-year-old Uniontown man was shot in a foot during an argument. The victim …

Central Fellowship Church, Connellsville, pastor retires after 31 years

By Rachel Basinger
After completing seminary in Minnesota, Pastor Ray Keefer and his wife Sandy never knew their choice to move back to the Connellsville area to sell …

Porterfield: County Line Church planning spaghetti dinner

By Pam Porterfield
County Line Church of the Brethren will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. On the menu: spaghetti (all you can eat), two meatballs, salad, roll, desert and drink. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children …

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