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Fay-West hit first by flooding, then by snow

By Karl Polacek 12:35 a.m.
The Fay-West area suffered the wrath of Mother Nature on two fronts Wednesday and Thursday. First came flooding, and then came the snow. The snow started to fall heavily Wednesday night and continued into Thursday morning, forcing most area school districts to ...

Industrial park work in Dunbar Township scheduled

By Mark Hofmann 12:36 a.m.
By next month, work is scheduled to begin on an industrial park in Dunbar Township. Dunbar Township Supervisor John Tabaj said Thursday the Dunbar Industrial Park is expected to begin dirt-moving operations on April 1. “Everything is in order to go,” Tabaj ...

Over the falls — Cucumber Falls that is — go 3 Kayakers in OhioPyle

By Liz Zemba 12:26 a.m.
Kayaking over Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park is a near-impossible run paddlers have pondered for decades, usually over late-night beers in the watering holes ...

Fayette County man gets up to 12 years in prison for raping 3-month-old girl

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Fayette County man will serve up to 12 years in prison for the rape of a 3-month-old girl who was briefly in his care while staying in the Rostraver home of the baby’s mother. In court Thursday, Joseph Ronnie Settle, ...

Markleysburg man dies in crash on Route 40

By Tribune-Review 12:41 a.m.
FAYETTE COUNTY HENRY CLAY Driver, 32, dies in Route 40 crash A Markleysburg man was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle accident on Route 40 in Henry Clay, authorities said. Jon Kohlmeyer, 32, was pronounced dead of blunt-force trauma at the scene ...

Police: Suspect in 1970 cold case homicide of 17-year-old dies days before charges filed

By Bob Stiles and Liz Zemba
David Gallo never forgot his big sister, who died alone, broken and bleeding on the berm of a dark Fayette County highway 45 years ago ...

Highlands Hospital reports strong 2014

By Mark Hofmann
Highlands Hospital reported positive fiscal results in 2014. John Andursky, the hospital’s CFO, told the board on Wednesday during a public meeting that the hospital had a 34 percent increase in cash flow and an increase of nearly 10 percent in ...

PennDOT alerts drivers to numerous road closures due to flooding, debris

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT has alerted motorists of numerous road closures, mostly due to flooding and debris cleanup. Drivers are urged not to pass through standing water. Westmoreland County • Route 2045 (Two Mile Run Road) in Ligonier Township between Ross Road and Route …

Porterfield: Donegal parish serving Lenten dinners on Fridays

By Pam Porterfield
If you can spare some time on a Friday and would like an excellent meal, stop by for a fish/shrimp Lenten dinner at St. Raymond of the Mountains, 170 School House Lane, Donegal, from 4-6:30 p.m. each Friday, until March ...

Home invasion suspect from Uniontown guilty

By Liz Zemba
A Uniontown man who was found guilty of assault, kidnapping and robbery charges was escorted from a Fayette County courtroom Wednesday when he accused prosecutors of presenting untruthful witnesses at his trial. “You took my life,” shouted Broderick Wayne Harris, who ...

Flooding hits streams, basements

By Karl Polacek
Emergency personnel were kept busy Wednesday as the waters of the Youghiogheny River and nearby creeks and streams began to rise. Residents who live along the ...

Connellsville planners OK hotel proposal

By Karl Polacek
The proposed 54-room Cobblestone Hotel, to be built on Connellsville’s North First Street, took another step closer to construction Tuesday when the Connellsville Planning Commission ...

Local lawmakers question Wolf’s budget plan

By Mark Hofmann
State Sen. Pat Stefano and state Rep. Ryan Warner, Republicans new to the Legislature, have some concerns regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget. Wolf released details ...

Officials: Fay-West residents must stay prepared for bad weather

By Karl Polacek
It may be March, but winter isn’t over yet. As weather forecasters prepare the Fay-West area for the possibility of significant snowfall tonight into Thursday, residents ...

Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program offers insight into history of Connellsville coal, coke region

By Karl Polacek
More than 40 area residents attended the first meeting of the Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program this week at the Connellsville Canteen. Julie Porterfield of the Penn ...

Program recognizes Connellsville Career and Technical Center students

By Marilyn Forbes
Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center Administrative Director Kevin O’Donnell has begun a student recognition program that will highlight a few students every month. Each ...

Uniontown woman testifies she feared for life in robbery

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County woman testified Tuesday she feared she would be beaten if she refused to help one of her boyfriends rob another boyfriend of drugs and money at gunpoint. Misty Dawn Danko, 34, of Uniontown testified she let one boyfriend, ...

Man admits to posing as doctor to con Nemacolin resort

By Liz Zemba
A Michigan man who police said impersonated a doctor to con a Fayette County resort out of $16,146 in free lodging and amenities entered guilty pleas Tuesday to charges of theft by deception and theft of services. In exchange, prosecutors have ...

Mt. Pleasant council picks police chief

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Borough Council on Monday appointed Doug Sam as the new police chief. “I think this has been a protracted and, at times, contentious process, but we are very, very happy to welcome him to Mt. Pleasant,” said Cynthia Stevenson, ...

Fayette County man pleads guilty to attempted homicide for stabbing during argument

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man who police said stabbed another man during an argument over a woman could spend up to 10 years in jail under terms of a plea bargain. On Monday, Robert John Perry, 54, of Republic entered guilty pleas ...

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