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Ailing youngster has wish fulfilled in day with Masontown K-9 officer

By Mary Pickels
Isaac Donaldson stood at the ready, eyes on the “bad guy” hiding in the woods at Masontown German Park Wednesday afternoon. As the 7-year-old from White and Masontown Officer and K-9 handler Mike Yeager watched, the decoy criminal, constable Robert …

Connellsville churches combine festivals

By Mark Hofmann
A new festival combining two previous church festivals into a two-day celebration will debut this weekend. This year, instead of the separate St. John the …

Connellsville residents continue to ‘Light the Way’ with special event Saturday

By Mark Hofmann
The second annual “Light the Way” walk through Connellsville again will unite people in honor and memory of those with cancer. “It was great for a first year,” said organizer Colleen Murphy, who started the walk in memory of her …

Protection-from-abuse orders public again in Fayette

By Liz Zemba
Public access to protection-from-abuse orders in Fayette County has been restored. A Tribune-Review investigation found the prothonotary had sealed them without judges’ orders and with …

Fayeette man’s statements admissable at trial in death of toddler daughter, judge rules

By Renatta Signorini
Statements made to police by a Fayette County man charged in his daughter’s 2013 death are admissible at trial, a Fayette County judge ruled on …

Hopwood bank robbery suspect agrees to tentative plea bargain

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man accused of robbing a bank during a four-day crime spree waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in exchange for a tentative plea bargain. David Leslie Klippi Jr., 39, of Hopwood is charged by …

Man to serve prison sentence for Fayette County rock attack

By Tribune-Review
A West Virginia man was sentenced to four to 10 years in prison for hitting a woman in the head with a rock and knocking her unconscious. A Fayette County jury on July 10 found Franklin Broyles, 43, of Maidsville …

Air conditioner replaced at Fayette County’s jail annex

By Tribune-Review
A new air conditioner has been installed at an annex housing prison inmates in Fayette County. The prison board on Wednesday was advised the metal building in Uniontown had been without air conditioning for at least a year. Warden Brian …

Connellsville area poverty simulation opens people’s eyes

By Mark Hofmann
Nearly 20 people involved in the mission to care for those less fortunate and also a couple of local leaders had the chance to experience …

Connellsville considers axing paid firefighters

By Mark Hofmann
A public hearing will be held on Thursday concerning a referendum to keep or eliminate Connellsville’s paid fire department. A vote by city council is expected to follow. Connellsville council started the process earlier this month to place a referendum …

Father, son killed in East Huntingdon crash

By Stacey Federoff
A father and son driving to work early Tuesday morning died in an accident at an East Huntingdon intersection that residents described as dangerous. Drivers …

3 men to stand trial over runaway Latrobe foster children

By Liz Zemba
A 17-year-old girl testified she called a Pittsburgh man for help to run away from a foster home because she felt it was inappropriate for one of the foster parents to bathe her younger sisters. “The lady was bathing my …

Albert Gallatin bus driver pleads guilty to sexual assault

By Tribune-Review
A former Albert Gallatin Senior High School bus driver accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old girl has entered into a plea bargain that calls for him to be imprisoned for one to two years, District Attorney Jack …

Fayette jail foes want county to be stricken as intervenor in case

By Liz Zemba
An attorney in a land-use appeal seeking to stop construction of Fayette County’s $32 million jail wants the county to be removed from the case as an intervenor. Attorney Rich Bower of Connellsville on Monday filed the “motion to strike …

Longtime Connellsville area business closes its doors

By Nancy Henry
After owning and operating a successful swimming pool business for 43 years, Norma Shallenberger has decided it is time to close Shallenberger Pools. The pool …

Fayette Friends of Animals volunteer uses talent to help get her shelter animals adopted

By Sonia Whalen Miller
Kayla Scerba is combining a love of fur friends with her talent of snapping great photos in an effort to help boost adoption rates at …

Connellsville Health Board airs ordinance issues

By Karl Polacek
During Monday’s Connellsville Health Board meeting, city health officer Tom Currey passed on three questions from Councilman Aaron Zolbrod to board members for their opinions on the proposed vacant or abandoned buildings ordinance. The first question was whether the required …

Man held for trial in dragging of Redstone cop

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man accused of dragging a Redstone police officer 15 feet with his car and then fleeing, only to surrender to state troopers after a 12-mile chase, did not want the township officer to take him into custody, …

Old water treatment plant in Dunbar Township destroyed by fire

By Tribune-Review
An abandoned water treatment plant in Dunbar Township was destroyed by fire Monday evening. The fire at 803 Riverside Drive was reported at 4:56. Its cause was unknown. The Morrell Volunteer Fire Company and the Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department responded …

Contest seeks Fayette student entries to name road to jail

By Tribune-Review
Students in Fayette County schools have been asked to help name the road that will lead to a new jail. Those eligible to submit ideas for a chance to win a $200 gift card are students in grades eight through …

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