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Blight ordinance passed by Connellsville City Council

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council unanimously passed the long-debated abandoned property and vacant structure ordinance Tuesday night. The ordinance will take effect in 10 days. However, a possible trigger-clause amendment may be on the way. The ordinance requires owners of vacant or …

WCCC robotics kits donated to CACTC

By Rachel Basinger
The electronics and technology department at the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center saw a boost in its robotics equipment after receiving a donation of …

Bullskin election violations end in plea deal for 3

By Mary Pickels
Two Bullskin supervisors and a former supervisor were approved on Tuesday for a probationary program that would wipe clean their criminal records. A Fayette County grand jury accused them of misdemeanor election code violations. Senior Judge Ralph Warman approved the …

Uniontown woman charged in robbery spree

By Mary Pickels
A Uniontown woman has been charged with robbing two city businesses and attempting another robbery on Sunday night. Amber Jane Reinhart, 31, was arraigned before District Judge Michael Metros on numerous counts of robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, …

Vote to look for property in Uniontown to expand jail draws applause

By Mary Pickels
Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday voted to seek property or buildings within Uniontown’s city limits to purchase for expansion of the county jail. Commissioner Angela Zimmerlink proposed the motion, authorizing the solicitation of bids with a legal notice, and notice …

Fayette union protests contract woes

By Mary Pickels
More than a dozen Fayette County employees, members of SEIU Local 668, lined the walls of the commissioners’ meeting room on Tuesday, holding signs protesting their lack of a contract. Chief steward Margie Yauger, an employee in the clerk of …

Everson agrees to buy 4-wheel drive vehicle

By Marilyn Forbes
Everson Borough Council this week agreed to make several purchases. Council voted to buy a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee for $7,500 as well as to add a light bar, lettering and Plexiglas partition to the vehicle, with total cost not …

West Virginia truck driver acquitted in fatal crash

By Mary Pickels
A Fayette County jury on Monday found a West Virginia man not guilty of homicide by vehicle in a 2012 crash that killed an Adah woman. Jacqueline Tremblay, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene of the June 8 collision …

Geibel Catholic in Connellsville again achieves national academic excellence

By Rachel Basinger
The high academic excellence at Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Connellsville has not gone unnoticed. For the second time, the school was recognized by …

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority has no comment on city’s letter

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville Redevelopment Authority on Monday took no action concerning a letter city council had sent the board, complaining of lack of communication between the two. The board did go into a half-hour executive session after its regular monthly meeting. Upon …

Water service in Connellsville restored

By Stacey Federoff
A water-line break in Connellsville early Monday left about 15 customers without service for most of the morning. Customers near the break at West Apple …

Classic car, bike show to be held at Connellsville tech center

By Nancy Henry
A classic car and bike show will held 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center. There will be music, food, door prizes and you can test drive a Ford from Davies Ford to help …

Plans being finalized for the Gayle Music Festival in Connellsville

By Linda Harkcom
A desire to bring music back to East Park and honor a Connellsville woman who made teaching music her life has given birth to the …

Angels of Mercy stepping up efforts for new Fayette County animal shelter

By Cindy Ekas
The closing of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals building has led the Angels of Mercy Animal Rescue & Adoption Agency to step up its efforts to secure a new animal shelter in Fayette County. The group …

Another vote against blight planned in Connellsville

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Councilman Aaron Zolbrod is hoping council can come together on Tuesday and support and finally pass the abandoned properties and vacant structures ordinance. Council is set for meet for its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at city …

Connellsville council looks at burning ordinance

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Council this week is slated to vote on adoption of a burning ordinance. According to Mayor Greg Lincoln the city has received many calls during the summer months related to residents burning garbage. And it’s become a real problem. …

Perry Township’s Layton Bridge will close for repairs

By Bob Stiles
Motorists won’t be able to use a Fayette County bridge for several hours this week so repairs can be made, PennDOT officials said. The Layton Bridge in Perry Township is expected to be closed to traffic between  9 a.m. and …

Leisenring Presbyterians set monthly food distribution

By Beth Lynn
Leisenring Presbyterian Church will hold its monthly food distribution from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. • Lower Tyrone Township supervisors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Brownfield Community Center, 291 Banning Road, Dawson. • Dawson Volunteer Fire Company regrets …

Belle Vernon adds 5 to football hall of fame

By Bruce Wald
Five past standout players representing five different decades were inducted into the Belle Vernon Area Football Hall of Fame during halftime of the Leopards’ home football game against Thomas Jefferson High School on Friday. Also honored posthumously was Belle Vernon …

Chalk Hill’s Klay winery plays host to harvest festival

By Marilyn Forbes
Celebrating the autumn with entertainment, great food and activities, the annual Chili Cook-off and Laurel Highlands Harvest Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 with the one-day event offering a little bit of everything. The …

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