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Fayette County jail project clears hurdle

By Tribune-Review
Fayette County’s planning commission on Thursday gave conditional final approval to a land development plan for a new jail, according to Sara Rosiek, director of planning, zoning and community development. The $32 million Justice and Rehabilitation Center is to be built on an 18-acre parcel in Dunbar and North Union …

Judge denies Fayette County couple’s request for trial in death of infant daughter

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County couple who claimed their attorneys gave them bad advice when they pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in their daughter’s death have been denied a trial. Robert D. Dodson, 59, and Tammy J. Bohon, 38, are serving 41⁄2 …

Ex-owner of Fayette County sex club cited over illegal camping

By Liz Zemba
The former owner of a private club in Fayette County has been cited under the zoning ordinance because advertisements indicate the site is being used for camping. Thomas Wajda, who no longer operates the clothing-optional Mountain Retreat along Route 40 …

Connellsville Township Supervisors will send 4 employees to CDL class

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Township Supervisors voted Thursday on sending four township employees to a required CDL class this month. Secretary Leah Brothers said the federal government is requiring those township employees or elected officials with a Commercial Driver’s License or works along …

Connellsville controller charged with disorderly conduct

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville’s city controller was arrested on Thursday after he was allegedly disorderly to police and resisted arrest. State police at Uniontown charged Blaine Michael Brooks, 27, of 514 E. Green St. with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at District Judge …

Buchanan School Reunion to be held Sunday

By Pam Porterfield
The 10th annual Buchanan School Reunion will be held 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ridge Community Center at the intersection in White. Anyone who ever attended the Buchanan School, their spouse and friends are invited to attend. Please bring a …

Uniontown man accused of shooting dog in phone fight

By Tribune-Review
A Fayette County man is accused of shooting a dog during a dispute over a cellphone. Christian Palm, 21, of Uniontown, is charged by city police with simple assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, criminal trespass and animal cruelty. In a …

Game commission officer: Deer in East Huntingdon possibly had ‘severe infection’

By Karl Polacek
A doe that reportedly attacked Rachael McGough, manager of the Sherwin Williams store, in the Countryside Shopping Center in East Huntingdon on Tuesday morning was probably not ill with any disease that would infect humans. WCO Michael Papinchak, the game …

Fayette County burglar gets 3-6 years in prison

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County burglar who police said likened herself to one of the Three Musketeers because she believed she could enter homes undetected and abscond with thousands of dollars worth of valuables will serve up to six years in prison …

W.Va. man on trial in Fayette County rock attack

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County woman testified a West Virginia man hit her in the head with a rock when she refused his amorous advances, knocking her unconscious in a Springhill Township field. Jurors on Wednesday began to hear testimony in the …

Fayette County recycling firm sues ex-employee

By Liz Zemba
A glass recycling company has filed a civil lawsuit accusing a former employee and three others in the theft of $1.6 million from the company. CAP Glass, which has its corporate headquarters in Dunbar Township and a recycling facility in …

Boy, 13, critically injured in accident involving ATV

By Mary Pickels
Two teen-age boys were injured, one critically, Wednesday evening in Fayette County while riding in a wagon pulled by an all-terrain vehicle. According to state police, Donald Eugene Coleman, 66, of Lemont Furnace, was operating a 2012 Polaris SPMN 500 …

Bronze plaque in front of South Connellsville VFC gets good cleaning before firemen’s convention

By Karl Polacek
The bronze plaque on the monument in front of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company will be cleaned and will shine when the Fayette County …

South Connellsville VFC to host 79th Annual Fayette County Firemen’s Convention next week

By Nancy Henry
A busy week of celebration, memories and competition begins next week when South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company hosts the 79th Annual Fayette County Firemen’s Convention and observes its 100th anniversary. The weeklong schedule of events for the convention and anniversary …

Connellsville authority must double money sent into state retirement system

By Karl Polacek
The Connellsville Municipal Authority received bad news and good news this week. The bad news is the authority will have to more than double the money that must be sent into the state retirement system. Presently, the authority sends in …

Hopwood man charged in crime spree in Fayette County

By Liz Zemba
Donella Johnson had just finished grocery shopping in Fayette County Saturday when she made a quick stop at the Best For Less convenience store on …

2 Connellsville men jailed in Subway robbery

By Mark Hofmann
Two Connellsville men are in prison after they allegedly robbed a Subway restaurant with one of the men assaulting and taking the stolen money from his accomplice. Justin Matthew Franks, 26, of 87 Gibson Terrace and Christopher Allen Soliday, 27, …

South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company plans week of events for centennial

By Nancy Henry
Members of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company will commemorate 100 years, beginning Sunday with a memorial service at Albright United Methodist Church and concluding …

Grant money requested for Connellsville senior center, parks

By Mark Hofmann
A new air-conditioning unit for a senior citizens center and upgrades to two city parks were suggested on Tuesday as city projects that could be funded by Community Development Block Grant money. The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority held a public hearing …

Connellsville library on course to get new windows

By Karl Polacek
The Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville is in line to get new windows. John Malone, president of the library board, said bids will be opened …

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