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Living History: Uniontown man aboard USS San Diego duing Japan’s WWII surrender

By Karl Polacek
Harry Soblotney of Uniontown was just 17 when he enlisted in the Navy in 1943. After training, he spent the rest of World War II aboard the light anti-aircraft cruiser USS San Diego (CL 53) as the ship, locked in …

Purple Heart recipient from Connellsville Township soldiers on

By Mary Pickels
Scott Hatfield is getting used to hearing requests to see his Purple Heart, awarded to him in July “for wounds received in action.” “People say, …

Police hunt for North Union shooter

By Tribune-Review
State police in Fayette County are seeking information on a shooting that left two people wounded in North Union Wednesday night. Jared William Rivera, 29, of Uniontown, and Mark Samuel Goldbert, 29, of Clarksburg, W. Va., were shot at 8:26 …

Woman killed in Fayette County van-motorcycle collision

By Tribune-Review
A Glenville woman was killed Friday evening when a van crashed into a motorcycle on Bruceton Road in Henry Clay Township. Kelly J. Oberdick-Palmer, 55, was a passenger on the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital, where …

Circles Connellsville receives  $5K from Diocese of Greensburg

By Mark Hofmann
A $5,000 grant has been provided to start a program in Connellsville to provide a “hand up” to people in need. The money was provided …

Fayette County chop shop operation nets jail time, payment of restitution

By Liz Zemba
Three Fayette County men who operated a chop shop at a Springfield Township business have been sentenced to state prison and, along with the business owner, ordered to pay $117,913 in restitution. A fifth man is to be sentenced in …

‘Lego’ night planned at East Park

By Mark Hofmann
The Carnegie Free Library will host a free movie night in East Park with vendors and prizes being given away. The library will show “The Lego Movie” beginning at 7 tonight at East Park. The 3D-animated film follows lead character, …

Fayette DA’s office will remain on death penalty case

By Liz Zemba
Fayette County President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. on Friday denied the public defender’s request to remove the district attorney’s office from a death penalty case. But Public Defender Jeffrey Whiteko said the judge’s order makes it clear that one …

Defense: Friendship led to death penalty pursuit in Fayette case

By Liz Zemba
An assistant district attorney told a Fayette County judge that the fact she was high school classmates with the sister of a homicide victim had no bearing on her boss’s decision to seek the death penalty against the accused killer. …

Saturday is time to ‘Pray Connellsville’

By Mark Hofmann
Saturday will be the day to “Pray Connellsville,” a one-of-a-kind prayer service in Connellsville. Volunteers from various churches will offer prayers for the city. “A while back, it became clear to me one of the greatest strengths the church has …

Millertown church to hold Word of Life program kickoff

By Pam Porterfield
Millertown Community Church will hold its Word of Life children’s program kickoff night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Theme this year is “Hop, Skip and Jump.” There will be lots of fun, food and games. The program is open to children …

Dunbar continues clean-up efforts after flood

By Karl Polacek
Volunteers from Dunbar and surrounding communities are helping the residents of the small Fayette County town clean up after it suffered flooding for the second …

Fayette prison board wants to cut crowding

By Liz Zemba
With plans for a new Fayette County jail on hold despite two years of planning, the prison board on Wednesday discussed ways to cut back on crowding at the 125-year-old facility in Uniontown. Warden Brian Miller said the jail had …

Suit against Fayette County youth league dismissed

By Liz Zemba
A teenage softball player whose parents filed a civil lawsuit when she broke her leg sliding into home plate was a formidable opponent on the field this year, according to a league official, but her parents did not fare as …

Fayette County parents charged with endangering children, cruelty to animals

By Liz Zemba
Two Fayette County parents who forced their children to climb through an apartment window to get food and who had a dead dog chained in their backyard are charged with child endangerment and cruelty to animals, police said. Redstone police …

Fayette County communities proceed with proposed land bank to fight blight

By Karl Polacek
Officials from several of the communities meeting to discuss blight in Fayette County met again on Tuesday evening in Connellsville City Hall to lay out plans they deem necessary to form a land bank. Only Connellsville, South Connellsville and Uniontown …

30 days to decide fate of WCVI

By Mark Hofmann
Leighton Simpson from New Jersey has 30 days to take official ownership of the former WCVI radio station building or the crumbling structure will go back into the hands of the county where officials will have to make a decision …

Parade of Mustangs to kick off Connellsville’s Mum Festival

By Nancy Henry
The 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang will be celebrated with an all-Mustang parade that kicks off the Downtown Connellsville 5th Annual Mum Festival . …

Fayette SPCA closure causes void

By Liz Zemba
The closure of the Fayette SPCA has left communities scrambling to find alternatives for dog control. For now, a Westmoreland County kennel will fill part of the void left by the closure of the 100-year-old facility. “Everybody’s doing the same …

Quarantine lifted for most Fayette dogs

By Bob Stiles
The state lifted a quarantine on Monday on most dogs moved from the Fayette County SPCA to a building in Youngwood operated by Animal Friends …

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