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Volunteer program circles around poverty problem in Connellsville

By Mark Hofmann
A poverty-solution initiative is growing in Connellsville with the naming of a chairwoman and co-chairwoman and a second poverty awareness day. Circles of Connellsville Area is a branch of a nationwide organization to guiding people out of poverty by engaging …

Leonard finishes season with Braves’ AAA affiliate

By Bruce Wald
Connellsville High School graduate and former University of Pittsburgh baseball standout Joe Leonard is still competing professionally in the Atlanta Braves’ organization. After beginning the …

Connellsville area’s weather into December could be mixed bag

By Karl Polacek
The weather into December in the Connellsville area could be a mixed bag, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration long-range forecast as relayed by Bob Coblentz, National Weather Service meteorologist in Moon. “Right now, it’s equal,” Coblentz said. …

Lynn: Vanderbilt church to sponsor rabies clinic

By Beth Lynn
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 169 Main St., Vanderbilt, is sponsoring a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for a rabies shot. Distemper shots will be available for $15. Your animal must be on a …

For some, Dunbar Community Fest  is a ‘homecoming’

By Marilyn Forbes
“It’s really a nice homecoming for some people, a nice way to see family and friends,” Dunbar Community Fest chairwoman Cindy Moag said of the festival that will be held over the weekend in the Fayette County community. Marking its …

Man dies as fire destroys Lemont Furnace home

By Mary Pickels
A 60-year-old man who was visiting his sister died Friday morning as a fast-moving fire swept through her one-story home in North Union. State police …

Evening of fun and games helps to fund foundation

By Marilyn Forbes
Bringing together members of the community and the school district, the annual Laurel Highlands Community Spirit Day is a great event that offers an opportunity to everyone for an evening of fun and support. The event is hosted yearly by …

War display planned during Dunbar Fest

By For The Daily Courier
The Dunbar Historical Society plans a display “Through the Years: Dunbar’s Part in the Wars” for this year’s Dunbar Community Fest. The display will open …

Frazier School Board chews over possibilities for Central Elementary

By Cindy Ekas
The Frazier School Board decided on Thursday night to offer Central Elementary School to the community or put the building up for sale. “We need to talk to a Realtor to get the building on the market as soon as …

Connellsville tech center names homecoming queen

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center named its 2014 homecoming queen, who will make her appearance on Oct. 3 at the Connellsville Area High School …

Sheetz expansion project given OK by city zoning board

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville Zoning Hearing Board Thursday approved zoning variances requested by Sheetz Corp., which includes plans to build a new facility at its present location at …

Uniontown man shot in foot

By Tribune-Review
State police at Uniontown are seeking information on a shooting that injured a man late Wednesday in the Woodview Terrace area of North Union. Police said a 23-year-old Uniontown man was shot in a foot during an argument. The victim …

Central Fellowship Church, Connellsville, pastor retires after 31 years

By Rachel Basinger
After completing seminary in Minnesota, Pastor Ray Keefer and his wife Sandy never knew their choice to move back to the Connellsville area to sell …

Porterfield: County Line Church planning spaghetti dinner

By Pam Porterfield
County Line Church of the Brethren will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. On the menu: spaghetti (all you can eat), two meatballs, salad, roll, desert and drink. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children …

No burning garbage in Connellsville

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council will vote in October on a new burning ordinance. Council this week introduced the ordinance. Council took action due to troubles the city has been having with the burning of garbage. “There’s no reason to burn garbage …

Connellsville sets trick-or-treat

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville is changing its trick-or- treat night. For years, the city has held trick-or- treat on a Sunday afternoon. This week, city council agreed to change that. Trick- or-treat 2014 will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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