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Washington Township daughter savors turkey farm tradition

By Jeremy Sellew 8:00 p.m.
A bottle of wine, loaves of bread, a statue and even a butter sculpture of a turkey. Those are just some of the gifts Vicki Olexa has received in the past few days. But that’s the way it is for a ...

Sharing the Harvest to help Connellsville programs for needy

By Mark Hofmann 7:13 p.m.
Connellsville Area Community Ministries is in the middle of its campaign to finance its ministries during what is the busiest time in its history. The second ...

Saturday event to draw shoppers to small Fayette businesses

By Marilyn Forbes 7:13 p.m.
While most people are aware of Black Friday, known as the biggest shopping day of the year, Small Business Saturday is relatively new for shoppers. American Express began the concept of supporting smaller local businesses, and the idea has caught on ...

Poachers blamed for wounding bear that killed pets in Connellsville Twp.

By Mark Hofmann 8:39 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission said poaching was the reason a bear killed two outside pets before the property owner shot and killed the bear in Connellsville Township. Officer Joel Gibble with the state Game Commission said the incident occurred sometime during ...

Dunbar flood victims thankful for help

By Karl Polacek 7:14 p.m.
For Dunbar Borough residents, this Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all who helped after the August flood. According to Mayor Norman Gordon, the good ...

Forbes: Family is key for the holidays

By Marilyn Forbes 7:11 p.m.
Thanksgiving is about family and sharing, and many in the area have fond memories of holidays of old, which are just as special as ones celebrated today. “For me, Thanksgiving is family,” said James Lender, 41, of Uniontown. “When I was ...

Man charged with impersonating doctor for free Nemacolin stay

By Liz Zemba 9:24 p.m.
A Michigan man accused of impersonating a doctor to con a posh mountain resort out of $16,146 in free lodging and amenities will spend Thanksgiving in the far less luxurious Fayette County Prison. Jeffrey Paul Cochran, 41, of  Scottville was arraigned ...

Fayette City in search of better times

By Joe Grata
Fayette City resembles larger Mid-Mon Valley river towns beset with declining populations, business losses, infrastructure problems, low-income households and public indifference. Borough officials, some whose roots ...

Connellsville officers get bulletproof vests

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Police Department has received new bulletproof vests made possible by various donations from organizations and individuals. In early 2014, the police department and Connellsville ...

Connellsville’s Crawford Bridge to be renamed

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville officials on Friday will rename a bridge in honor of a city police officer killed in the line of duty more than 130 years ...

Connellsville zoning board approves variances

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville’s zoning hearing board held hearings on three variances Tuesday — construction of a residential garage; issues with a swimming pool; and the size of a sign. The first request, by Alliance Property Group, would allow construction of a single-story, two-car ...

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By Trib Total Media
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was a football standout at Brownsville High died Monday from injuries suffered when he was pinned beneath his car last week. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when his car ...

Connellsville police investigating vandalism incidents

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Police Department is investigating multiple incidents of vandalism in the city and is asking residents to not hesitate in calling. Police Chief James Capitos said the incidents started within the last week in the area of Wills Road, where it ...

Connellsville’s $3.1M tentative budget includes tax hike

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council, in a 3 to 2 vote, passed a tentative budget for 2015 with an expected 1-mill tax increase for property owners. Council held a special meeting Monday night to introduce the $3.1 million proposed budget. The millage …

Uniontown man who posed as vet could receive treatment

By Liz Zemba
A 23-year-old Fayette County man accused of impersonating a military veteran at a middle school will receive probation and mental health treatment under a tentative plea bargain. Jonathan Michael Campbell, 23, of Uniontown waived his right Monday to a preliminary hearing ...

Thanksgiving to bring cool temps; snow  a possibility

By Karl Polacek
Numerous media reports of a snowstorm for Thanksgiving for Western Pennsylvania may be premature, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Moon and ...

Preliminary parking plan submitted for new Connellsville hotel

By Karl Polacek
Work on the process for construction of a Cobblestone Hotel on Connellsville’s West Side is continuing. A preliminary parking plan has been submitted to the city, according to Connellsville Councilman Gregory Ritch. Ritch said he has tentatively approved those plans, after ...

Belle Vernon Area out to establish foundation

By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Belle Vernon Area School District came one step closer to creating a charity organization that could eventually channel donations to district endeavors. The school board Monday unanimously authorized Superintendent Dr. John Wilkinson and attorneys Ira Weiss and James McGraw to ...

Canteen features Woodruff tribute

By Marilyn Forbes
In 1936, John Woodruff surprised the sporting world with a come-from-behind victory in the 800-meter race at the Berlin Olympics to bring home the Gold ...

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