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Uniontown songwriter draws big inspiration from Bigfoot for new CD

By Mark Hofmann
A Uniontown singer/songwriter’s inspiration to sing a song about Bigfoot has inspired an entire album dedicated to those who hunt the legendary beast of debatable mythology. Walter Shrum has been writing and singing songs for 20 years and even turned ...

Connellsville foundation preserves local theater treasure

By Barbara Starn
On the second floor of the Connellsville Community Center lies a hidden gem — the Edwin S. Porter Theatre. The newly formed Edwin S. Porter ...

Father-and-son blacksmiths still firing up forge in Farmington

By Franklin Lacava
While traveling the byways of the Laurel Highlands it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by a sense of nostalgia. It’s easy to imagine a scene ...

Frazier athlete shows teammates value of hard work

By Les Harvath
Every coach, regardless of the sport, follows the same mantra about team practices: Be on time. However, it didn’t take long for first-year Frazier girls basketball ...

Warrant issued for Hopwood man accused of burglary

By Tribune-Review
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Fayette County man suspected of committing several daytime burglaries of residences in the Hopwood area of North and South Union townships. State police at Uniontown Friday filed burglary and related charges against Edward ...

Seton Hill student to run for Connellsville Council

By Daily Courier
Ethan Keedy is seeking the Democratic nomination for Connellsville City Council. Keedy is a student at Seton Hill University, studying business and history. Keedy is ...

Dormant Connellsville community committee donates $3.7K

By Mark Hofmann
A festival committee in Connellsville that has been dormant for a decade recently made one last big gesture of giving to the city. The Connellsville Festival Association was formed around 1985 when the Freedom Festival and the Fall Foliage Festival committees ...

Members of Dawson church to continue Palm Sunday tradition

By Nancy Henry
The Palm Sunday march in Dawson has been held there for more than 35 years. And on Sunday, the tradition continues. Services at the Dawson Baptist Church begin at 11 a.m. After a short service, churchgoers will gather outside the church and ...

Brownsville man killed in 1-vehicle crash

By Tribune-Review
A Brownsville man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Washington County early Friday morning. Charles Brown, 55, was traveling south on Route 43 in California Borough when he lost control of his Jeep Cherokee while exiting the highway at …

Zimmerlink  seeking 4th term  in Fayette

By Mary Pickels
Republican Angela Zimmerlink is seeking a fourth term on the Fayette County board of commissioners. Zimmerlink, 54, was first elected in 2004, when the Republicans assumed ...

New HR director in place in Fayette; commissioner remains opposed to hiring

By Mary Pickels  and Liz Zemba
Fayette County’s human resources director took over Thursday amid controversy about her hiring by two of the three county commissioners and concerns raised by the third commissioner that it will result in the county spending more money on labor relations ...

Connellsville-area group shares photos, stories, legacy

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area Historical Society’s history was presented for the latest installment of the series to create future volunteer ambassadors to the county. President Karen Hechler was ...

Robbery charges against Elizabeth Township man dismissed

By Mark Hofmann
Charges against an Elizabeth Township man accused in the robbery of a Connellsville residence were dismissed on Thursday. Robbery, terroristic threats, simple assault, false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and harassment were dropped against Asa Thompkins, 25, of Everglade Drive, after no witnesses ...

Everyone encouraged to participate in Connellsville Holy Week events

By Nancy Henry
Having completed the Lenten Luncheon series, pastors of Connellsville Area Ministerial Association are planning two events for Holy Week that are important to the celebration of Easter. The Palm Sunday March has become an annual tradition. It will begin at noon ...

Mill Run woman sentenced in daughter’s death

By Mark Hofmann
A Fayette County judge reluctantly sentenced a Mill Run woman to up to 23 months of intermediate punishment and two years of probation for her role in the death of her daughter. Jessica Marie Burkholder, 29, pleaded guilty in December ...

Connellsville Rite Aid robbed

By Karl Polacek
A burglar got away only with cigarettes after a break-in at the Connellsville Rite Aid early Wednesday. Connellsville police Chief James Capitos said someone shot out the front door glass at the Rite Aid, at 200 Memorial Blvd., just after 2 ...

Fayette prosecutors face challenge in refiling cold-case murder charges against Mt. Pleasant man

By Paul Peirce
Fayette County prosecutors, stunned by the dismissal of charges in a 40-year-old cold case this week, will have to bring new, more compelling evidence to court if they decide to refile the charges, a legal expert said Wednesday. Joseph Leos, 58, ...

Judge: Triple killer Edwards of Fayette County ineligible for death penalty

By Bob Stiles
Eleven years after Mark Duane Edwards killed a Fayette County couple and their pregnant daughter, he was given a second chance at life. On Wednesday, a Fayette County judge set aside a death sentence given to Edwards in 2004, ordering him ...

Former Connellsville councilman’s foresight led to happier trails

By Laura Szepesi
The thousands of people who hike and bike along the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail through Connellsville and the hundreds of local residents who enjoy ...

Connellsville center to host Eggstravaganza

By Linda Harkcom
The Greater Connellsville Community Center will open its doors to the community Sunday for its Second Annual Easter Eggstravaganza. This year’s event is sponsored by the Edwin S. Porter Theater Association, Brooke’s Block Party and Tom and Jerry’s Home Medical Services. “It ...

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