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Fayette County candy stores say public sweet on jelly beans as well as chocolate

By Laura Szepesi 9:01 a.m.
As local candy makers rush to put the finishing touches on chocolate bunnies and other cocoa-based Easter delicacies, around the edges they’re squeezing in millions of the holiday’s tiniest treats: jelly beans in every color of the rainbow. Rosemary and …

Connellsville not yet worried about possible CDBG cuts

By Karl Polacek 9:06 a.m.
This month, Sen. Bob Casey sounded off to the Senate Appropriations Committee against a proposed budget cut of 2015 funds for the Community Development Block Grants by the Obama administration. According to a letter to the committee released by Casey, …

Brush fire season keeps Fayette firefighters busy

By Mark Hofmann 9:06 a.m.
With the middle of brush-fire season upon Fayette County, residents are asked to be aware of the environmental and health hazards that can be experienced. The dry and windy conditions of the brush-fire season goes from mid-March to mid-May as …

Celebrate National Library Month with sweet contest in Connellsville

By Laura Szepesi 9:01 a.m.
April is National Library Month, and libraries everywhere are holding special events to lure readers inside for a visit. That includes Carnegie Free Library in …

No date set for closing on proposed hotel property in Connellsville

By Rachel Basinger 9:06 a.m.
A closing date for the sale of the property on the West Side to hotel developers has not been set, Michael Edwards, executive director of the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, said Tuesday. But Edwards stressed that once closing takes place, things …

Connellsville’s new curfew —with stiffer penalties — to begin on April 26

By Mark Hofmann 9:06 a.m.
Connellsville’s new curfew will become official in 10 days. On Tuesday, council voted unanimously to adopt the revised curfew in response to several juveniles involved in violent crimes in the area, including an armed robbery of a pizza-delivery driver and …

Attorney says Fayette County officials’ policy on recording goes against state law

By Liz Zemba 9:09 a.m.
A new rule requiring residents to give advance notice of any intention to record Fayette County’s commissioners meetings goes against state law and raises questions under the Sunshine Act, according to an attorney with the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. Other aspects …

Fay-West may see some snow

By Karl Polacek
The possibility of snow is in the forecast again. “Unfortunately it’s a flashback for everyone here,” said meteorologist Lee Hendricks, with the National Weather Service …

Dunbar discusses renovation of town

By Cindy Ekas
Dunbar residents will have a chance to voice their opinions about the borough’s proposed plan to purchase the old Pechin Lumber property during a public meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 28. At Monday night’s meeting, council members discussed the …

Resource fair planned for area veterans

By Karl Polacek
Veterans returning to the workforce after their military service who wish to find good paying jobs in fields not requiring a college education should take note. The Fayette Veterans Resource Fair will be held at the Fayette Institute of Commerce …

Cause of Mill Run turbine collapse still being investigated

By Karl Polacek
The wreckage of the wind turbine in Mill Run that fell on the evening of Jan. 15 has now been removed. And one of the …

Fayette County residents driving force behind PAlitFest

By Nancy Henry
The idea arose during a casual conversation between four Fayette County locals — two published authors and two television producers — why not gather people and resources from across the state and country for a televised celebration of everything related …

Hundreds expected to participate in Yough River Trail Council spring race

By Nancy Henry
For 20 years the Yough River Trail Council has hosted a spring race. Saturday’s event will welcome the spring season as well as hundreds of runners and walkers to Connellsville. “This is a family friendly day with a distance for …

Tenebrae Service to be held Friday at St. Rita church, Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
The annual Tenebrae Service on Good Friday evening at St. Rita RC Church in Connellsville is a reflection of the last days of Christ on …

Prayer labyrinth to be constructed at Christian Church of Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
The Christian Church of Connellsville (Disciples of Christ) will construct a prayer labyrinth in the church fellowship hall for the second year during Holy Week. The labyrinth, built with stones, is a meditative device that was first used in the …

Connellsville Township supervisors recognize city police officers

By Cindy Ekas
The Connellsville Township supervisors commended four Connellsville City Police officers who investigated a home invasion and aggravated assault incident on Feb. 14 in the township. Chairman Thomas Cesario said the supervisors presented a certificate of appreciation to each of the …

Police department to cover community

By Tribune-Review
Police services in Point Marion will be provided by Southwest Regional Police Department, based out of Belle Vernon. The department now serves 10 communities in three counties — Fayette, Washington and Greene, according to a news release. The regional department …

Hearing on jail referendum postponed

By Tribune-Review
A court hearing on a petition seeking to force the Fayette County Election Bureau to place a referendum on the May 20 ballot regarding construction of a new jail has been postponed. President Judge John F. Wagner was to hold …

2 shots fired in Fayette County theft incident

By Tribune-Review
Two shots were fired around 9:30 a.m. Monday during an incident along Rubles Mill Road in Georges Township, state police at Uniontown said. This incident occurred in the area of Reese’s Warehouse and began as a theft of money involving …

20th annual Yough River Trail Council Race set for Saturday

By Nancy Henry
Saturday is the 20th annual Yough River Trail Council Race. It includes a 5K run and walk, a 10K run, a 10-mile run and a half marathon. There is also a one-mile fun run. Walk-up registration begins at 8 a.m. …

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