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Uniontown PNC Bank robbery suspects surrender

By Liz Zemba 6:45 p.m.
The couple that police were searching for in connection with the robbery of a PNC Bank in Uniontown and one of its patrons are now in police custody. Uniontown Police Lt. Tom Kolencik said the man and woman surrendered to …

Youngwood shelter removes 44 dogs, 9 cats from shuttered Fayette SPCA

By Liz Zemba
Stoic but near tears, Samantha Hill crouched on the ground outside the Fayette SPCA in North Union on Thursday and peered into a small cage …

Fayette County volunteers aim for markers, flags on all veterans’ graves for Memorial Day

By Karl Polacek
Volunteers from throughout Fayette County are taking on a challenge — to cover all military veterans’ graves in the county with markers and flags for the 2015 Memorial Day observance. Representatives from various organizations met on Wednesday in Hopwood to …

Connellsville police to be fitted with bulletproof vests

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Police Department has been approved for the purchase of customized bulletproof vests through a grant and the generosity of the city it serves and protects. Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln announced this week that the United States Department of …

Oglethorpe: Dad worked hard, had a quiet humor

By James Oglethorpe
My father was a big man also named Jim. Hardworking and a good provider, he left me with many strong memories of him and, through his stories, an idea of what it was like to come of age in the …

Robbery charges dismissed against Uniontown man

By Mark Hofmann
Charges against a Uniontown man who was allegedly involved in the robbery of two Connellsville residents at Gibson Terrace were dismissed on Thursday. Juanya Knopsnider, 18, had been charged with robbery, conspiracy, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, simple assault, theft by …

Fairchance man accused of impersonating officer

By Tribune-Review
A 69-year-old Fayette County man is accused of using a stolen juvenile probation officer’s badge to impersonate an officer. Samuel J. Faris of Fairchance was charged by state police in Uniontown with impersonating a public servant and receiving stolen property, …

Clinton Church of God to hold pig roast on Saturday

By Pam Porterfield
There will be a pig roast 5 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton Church of God Fellowship Building. On the menu will be roasted pork, buns and fixings, baked beans, coleslaw, hot dogs, kielbasa, corn on the cob and pit potatoes. …

Fayette commissioners clash over jail options

By Liz Zemba
A day after putting a planned $32 million jail on the back burner, Fayette County commissioners are ready to begin exploring other options but remain at odds over what direction to take. Commissioner Vincent Zapotosky said he believes the existing …

Connellsville’s Francis Avenue paving project funding approved

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council has agreed to spend nearly $40,000 for a paving project on Francis Avenue. “This is a very big accomplishment to have that road fixed,” said Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln, who attended this week’s Connellsville Redevelopment Authority meeting …

Connellsville shooting victim identified

By Mark Hofmann
A Connellsville man was shot twice with a 12-gauge shotgun on Tuesday evening, according to city police. Vincent Stewart was flown by medical helicopter from a landing zone at the South Connellsville Playground to UPMC Presbyterian after the 5:41 p.m. …

Commissioners approve tax plan for South Union plaza

By Tribune-Review
Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday approved a tax increment financing plan for a $24 million shopping plaza to be built adjacent to the Fayette Crossing Shopping Center in South Union. The plan calls for $73,033 in new taxes generated annually …

Walker: Photos sought for pictorial project at Connellsville Canteen

By Patricia Walker
Seeking photos (copies) of Connellsville Canteen workers/volunteers and Motor Corp. volunteers (at the canteen) during World War II for a pictorial project for the new Connellsville Canteen at 131 W. Crawford Ave. next to Artworks. Photo does not have to …

Connellsville’s blighted property ordinance overcomes first hurdle

By Mark Hofmann
In a 4-1 vote on Tuesday, Connellsville City Council agreed to pass the first reading of an abandoned property and vacant structure ordinance — with …

Atkins’ teachers, students to hold Summer Jam

By Nancy Henry
Teachers and students of Atkins Music Center will hold Summer Jam 2014 on Saturday at Murphy Hall in Connellsville. The Jams began in the summer …

Connellsville — a model trail town

By Marilyn Forbes
“Connellsville is now a model community for other communities across Pennsylvania.” That’s according to Trail Town Program Manager William Prince, explaining how trail towns have grown and how businesses can take advantage of the programs and aid that they offer. …

Fayette commissioners vote to suspend work on $32 million jail

By Liz Zemba
Two Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday voted to suspend all work on a proposed $32 million jail until other options are explored. The move prompted cheers from residents who questioned whether taxpayers could afford it in lieu of potentially less …

Connellsville man charged in shooting

By Mark Hofmann
A Connellsville man has been charged with shooting another man during a domestic dispute Tuesday evening. Connellsville police charged John Wrote, 66, with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault and three counts of recklessly endangering another person. Police have not released …

Defense in Connellsville teen’s fatal shooting wants suspect’s statements to police suppressed

By Liz Zemba
A former Philadelphia man accused in the shooting death of a Connellsville teenager refused to sign a form waiving his right to an attorney or to remain silent, according to a police officer who assisted with the investigation. But police …

Science is focus of Connellsville library’s survivor challenge

By Karl Polacek
Survival games at the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville have gone on since June 27. The final day of the challenge took place five weeks …

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