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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 a founding member of the society in late 1970 when she and three others held ...

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 ...

Robbery charges against Elizabeth Township man dismissed

By Mark Hofmann 2:00 p.m.
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 2:00 p.m.
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 2:00 p.m.
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 2:00 p.m.
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 ...

Serial burglar targets homes in North Union, South Union

By Tribune-Review
A serial burglar stole guns, computer laptops, jewelry and gaming systems from seven residences off Route 40 in North Union and South Union between Feb. 24 and Tuesday, state police at Uniontown said. The suspect targeted residences along Atlas Loop, Meadow ...

Porterfield: Fish dinner benefits Normalville Fire auxiliary

By Pam Porterfield
Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will offer a fish dinner from 4-7 p.m. Friday. You have a choice of fish or chicken planks. Cost for adults to eat is $9 and for children, $4.50. Eat in or take-out. Dinner will ...

Uniontown district judge dismisses charges in cold-case murder of teen

By Mary Pickels
Joseph Leos walked out of the Fayette County jail a free man Tuesday night, one hour after a district judge dismissed a charge of criminal ...

Connellsville Area Community Ministries surpasses Sharing The Harvest Campaign goal

By Nancy Henry
Connellsville Area Community Ministries has reached and surpassed its Sharing The Harvest Campaign goal, receiving $101,226.06. The campaign was begun in October and wrapped up in ...

Nobody injured in Connellsville house fire

By Mark Hofmann
Area firefighters responded to a house fire 10:13 a.m. Tuesday at 114 N. Alley in Connellsville after a call came from witnesses saying smoke was ...

Defects identified in Fayette County man fighting death penalty in slayings

By Renatta Signorini
A Fayette County man on death row for a 2002 triple homicide has facial, physical and mental defects that are associated with fetal alcohol syndrome, a Seattle doctor testified Tuesday during an appeal hearing. The mother of Mark Duane Edwards Jr., ...

‘Gatsby’ being brought to life at Uniontown’s State Theatre

By Linda Harkcom
Montana Repertory Theatre will bring a stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” to life Saturday on the stage of the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown. Erica Miller, State Theatre executive director, said response to ...

Analyst: Connellsville in position to grow with region

By Karl Polacek
After decades of a shrinking population, the Pittsburgh region is growing again, said Will Bernstein, senior policy analyst for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. And ...

Connellsville hospital, library join to raise autism awareness

By Nancy Henry
Highlands Hospital Regional Center for Autism students and staff will hold a day of activities at Carnegie Free Library on April 2, National Autism Awareness Day. “We’ll be able to reach a lot of people on this day,” said Amanda ...

Connellsville health board warns property owners

By Karl Polacek
Spring has arrived, and owners of five buildings the city has dealt with in the past will now be cited if they do not fix the problems, clean up the trash, and in four cases, register their structures as unoccupied. Tom ...

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