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Motorcycle ride benefits Woodside boy with rare disease

By Franklin Lacava
Luke Riffle was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly known as “brittle bone disease.” The 5-year-old son of William and Lynda Riffle of Woodside, a small community near Smithfield, has suffered 13 broken bones in the span of his brief life. ...

Connellsville library program offers recollections of CCC

By Marilyn Forbes
When visiting some of our local state parks such as Laurel Hill, Kooser and Linn Run, much of the stone work, rustic cabin construction and pavilion sites can be attributed to the hard work of hundreds of young men who ...

Lafayette Elementary students learning life lessons from egg-citing project

By Marilyn Forbes
Hands-on activities always prove to be big hits for young minds, and the students at Lafayette Elementary School will readily agree as they recently began ...

Fayette County students’ pitches all business

By Joe Napsha
Budding entrepreneurs from five Fayette County high schools recently exhibited a passion for operating their own business when they pitched their ideas for the companies ...

British comedy classic comes to life on Porter stage

By Barbara Starn
He loves her, but she loves somebody else. Nobody wins in the twisted game of love in “Not Now, Darling” at the Edwin S. Porter Theater in Connellsville from Thursday through May 10 Director David Hartz welcomes the opportunity to expand ...

Fayette DA hopefuls divided on tackling crime

By Liz Zemba
Two candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for Fayette County district attorney. Jack R. Heneks Jr., who is seeking a second term, and challenger Richard ...

Students from 3 Fayette districts compete in Envirothon

By Mark Hofmann
Students from three Fayette County school districts took to the outdoors to compete over knowledge of the outdoors for the annual Fayette County Envirothon. The Envirothon, ...

Connellsville Area Girl Scouts collect for abuse shelter

By Rachel Basinger
Girl Scouts with the Crawford Service Unit within the Connellsville Area School District recently held a collection for toiletries and other items to donate to ...

Driver in fatal Fayette County crash was texting, police say

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man accused of homicide by vehicle was texting when his pickup slammed into a motorcyclist, killing the rider, according to police. Thomas Adams Rich, 53, of Smithfield, is charged by state police at Uniontown with homicide by vehicle, ...

Dems seek Dunbar Township Supervisor seat

By Mark Hofmann
Two Democratic candidates are seeking the one, open six-year seat for Dunbar Township supervisor. They are incumbent Ronald Keller and newcomer Ronald Huffine. Keller is in his ...

Dickerson Run site focus of upgrade effort

By Mark Hofmann
A somewhat unknown playground and ball park in Dickerson Run is in need of improvements. But in order for that to happen, funding is needed. The Dickerson ...

Uniontown City Hall hosts legislative hearing focusing on drug, alcohol problem

By Karl Polacek
The drug and alcohol abuse problem is a growing concern in Fayette County. And those who testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee hearing ...

Police: Pair arrested in Fayette County wrapped heroin in lottery tix

By Liz Zemba
It’s game over for two Fayette County residents accused of trying to peddle 108 bricks of heroin wrapped in Pennsylvania lottery betting slips, according to ...

Porterfield: Normalville VFD to sell hoagies; Ohiopyle youth fishing set Saturday

By Pam Porterfield
Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will sell hoagies at the intersection in Normalville and Saltlick Township fire hall in Indian Head on Saturday. • Ohiopyle State Park and Friends of Ohiopyle are co-sponsoring the annual youth fishing festival to be ...

Uniontown man charged with attempted homicide

By Tribune-Review
A Uniontown man has been charged with firing a handgun at another man during a confrontation over a woman. Curtis Matthew Harmon, 28, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and prohibited possession of a ...

Fayette to resurrect inmate work program

By Liz Zemba
An inmate work program will be resurrected at the Fayette County Prison. The prison board on Wednesday voted unanimously to restart the program, which allows inmates to leave the jail in groups of two to three for supervised work details. Rick Carlins ...

Downtown Connellsville group shows optimism

By Laura Szepesi
Crawford Avenue is bumpy pending a repaving project but it looks like smooth sailing for Connellsville’s economy as summer approaches. That was the good news emphasized at Wednesday’s meeting of Downtown Connellsville, which is part of Fayette County Cultural Trust. Positive ...

Hundreds turn out for job fair in Connellsville

By Marilyn Forbes
Hundreds attended the first Job and Education Fair held Wednesday at Murphy Hall in Connellsville. The event was organized by the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce, ...

Upper Tyrone sewage pump stations clear Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board

By Mark Hofmann
The sewage project for Upper Tyrone Township is moving ahead. On Wednesday, the Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board approved two requests for two pump stations for the new sewer system in the township. Attorney Michael Korns, representing the Upper Tyrone Township Sewage ...

Hardy Connellsville Airport hangars plan approved

By Mark Hofmann
The Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board approved the request of the Fayette County Airport Authority to build corporate hangars and T-hangars at the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport. Rob Sleighter of RW Sleighter Inc. of Lemont Furnace Wednesday told the ...

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