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Major storm skips past Fay-West area

By Karl Polacek
The mountain areas in Fayette and Westmoreland counties received from 3 to 6 inches of snow by Monday afternoon, but the lower elevations around Connellsville received less than 3 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Moon. An inch or ...

Man charged with robbing Uniontown service station

By Tribune-Review
A Uniontown man has been charged with robbing a Marathon service station last weekend. Ricky R. Grapes Jr., 35, was arraigned before District Judge Michael Metros and ordered held in the county jail after failing to post $50,000 bond. He ...

South Connellsville mayor charged with transferring gun without council permission

By Mark Hofmann
South Connellsville Mayor Peter Matthew Casini has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition after police allege he transferred and purchased a gun from the borough’s police department without permission from borough officials. The charges were filed by state ...

Connellsville looks for ways to raise money, cut expenses

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville is beginning 2015 with a running start to raise the city’s revenue stream and cut expenses by holding public meetings. The first of several public meetings will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Connellsville Senior Citizens Center, 100 E. ...

Demolitions worry Connellsville health board

By Karl Polacek
The effects of the new abandoned property and vacant structure ordinance in Connellsville will begin to show results in March, according to Tom Currey, Connellsville’s health officer. But problems with buildings in the city came up Monday evening as health board ...

Fayette dad’s appeal denied in 2012 conviction

By Tribune-Review
Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected the appeal of a 59-year-old Fayette County man serving a 41⁄2-to 9-year sentence in his 2012 conviction for involuntary manslaughter ...

Fayette man allegedly exposed self to Charleroi children

By Rick Bruni Jr.
Quick action by a local high school administrator led to the Monday arrest of a Fayette County man accused of masturbating in front of young ...

Mystery writer to sign books at ArtWorks Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
Barbara Wilhelm will conduct a book signing from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at ArtWorks Connellsville, 139 W. Crawford Ave. Wilhelm has written seven mysteries: “Murder Makes the Rounds,” “Double Helix,” “In Your Dreams,” “Murder in Exam Room Three,” “Elizabeth’s Quest,” “Elizabeth’s ...

3 donors to match, help ministries reach campaign goal

By Nancy Henry
As Connellsville Area Community Ministries began wrapping up its “Sharing the Harvest” campaign, a generous offer of matching funds was announced. CACM had a goal of ...

Senator opens Connellsville office

By Mark Hofmann
During his first week in office, the 32nd District’s new senator had an office in Connellsville and numerous state committee appointments. In November, then state Senator-Elect ...

Lynn: Brownfield Seniors schedule Valentine Dinner

By Tribune-Review
Mark your calendars for Feb. 11. Brownfield Seniors will hold its annual Valentine Dinner at noon in the Brownfield Community Center, Dawson. On the menu will be chicken, potato salad, tossed salad and carrot cake for dessert. Cost is $2 ...

Big future seen for former Fayette grocery warehouse

By Mary Pickels
Standing inside the cavernous Republic Food Enterprise Center, general manager Mark Swankler envisions a hub of activity: entrepreneurs working at the commercial kitchen-size appliances; a staff preparing food for catered events; produce grown in an on-site greenhouse. “I like the idea ...

Fayette County relies on Westmoreland response team for pet rescues

By Joe Napsha
While counties such as Westmoreland have active animal response teams that train local firefighters on how to administer first aid to an injured animal and ...

Big future seen for former Fayette grocery warehouse

By Mary Pickels
Standing inside the cavernous Republic Food Enterprise Center, general manager Mark Swankler envisions a hub of activity: entrepreneurs working at the commercial kitchen-size appliances; a staff preparing food for catered events; produce grown in an on-site greenhouse. “I like the idea ...

Twin pizza shop owners in Connellsville rise to The Challenge

By Karl Polacek
Pizza Louie’s at 512 W. Crawford Ave. on Connellsville’s West Side is positioned to prosper once warm weather comes back and the Great Allegheny Passage, ...

Report on cause of Uniontown train derailment not due for weeks

By Liz Zemba
The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating the cause of a train derailment in Fayette County. Seven cars filled with sand for use in the Marcellus shale ...

Uniontown driver injured in crash sues Fayette fair board, horse owner

By Liz Zemba
A Uniontown driver who rear-ended a vehicle that had struck a horse in July on Route 119 has filed a civil lawsuit against the horse’s owner and the organization that runs the Fayette County Fair. Joyce Thorpe is seeking more than ...

Everson dealing with water issues

By Rachel Basinger
Everson officials are again dealing with water issues in the borough. Council this week hired R H Construction and Excavating from Dunbar to install 212 feet of 12-inch storm sewer pipe along with two collection basins on the lower portion of ...

7 rail cars go off tracks in Uniontown, no injuries reported

By Liz Zemba
Rachel Johnson was asleep on a couch in her sister’s East Penn Street home in Uniontown early Thursday when she heard a train come rumbling ...

Connellsville mother leads charge for medical marijuana

By Rachel Basinger
Julie Michaels of Connellsville has been on a crusade to raise awareness among state legislators as well as the public about the benefits of legalizing ...

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