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IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By Trib Total Media 9:43 p.m.
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 jack failed and his Mustang fell onto his chest about ...

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 ...

Fayette County Crime Victims Center fundraising house tour returns after break

By Mark Hofmann
The Home for the Holidays house tours will return after a two-year hiatus with five homes and a horse stable as part of the festivities. The ...

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 ...

Henry: Day of shopping planned at Connellsville library

By Nancy Henry
The Carnegie Free Library is ringing in the holiday with a full day of shopping from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 during “It’s a Connellsville Christmas” event. Shoppers will have an opportunity to purchase white chocolate cranberry cookie ...

Coal Center’s High Point restaurant for sale as owners ease into retirement

By Mary Pickels
Bob Sepesy gazed out the windows of his High Point Restaurant and Lounge, overlooking the Monongahela River, the Fayette County borough of Newell and California ...

Man faces multiple charges after chase in Uniontown

By Tribune-Review
A foot chase in Uniontown ended in the arrest of Antoine Baker, 21, address unknown, who is wanted in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, for felony drug-trafficking charges. State police stopped Baker for equipment violations on his purple Jeep Liberty on Friday night ...

Geibel junior’s Eagle Scout project benefits parishioners

By Les Harvath
Regardless of age or experience, automobile drivers have often shaken their heads pulling into poorly marked, improperly marked, or weather-worn parking spaces. With St. Mary Parish ...

Westmoreland, Fayette groups open doors to share Thanksgiving meals

By Marilyn Forbes
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of giving thanks and enjoying a great meal, and several area organizations are once again making sure that everyone who wishes can have a home-cooked turkey dinner. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, ...

Mon Valley communities put spotlight on Christmas season

By Tribune-Review
Communities in the Mon Valley are planning traditional light-up night activities the week of Thanksgiving to herald in the holidays. Brownsville will celebrate the season Friday. with community-wide luminaries, caroling and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the historic ...

Vandergrift church to host hunter breakfast

By Tribune-Review
Vanderbilt Church of Christ will hold a hunters’ breakfast/brunch from 4 a.m. until noon Dec. 1. On the menu will be pancakes (regular, blueberry and buckwheat), sausage, ham, a variety of cereals, milk and juice. The event is being held ...

Boeing to expand operations in Fayette County

By John D. Oravecz
Boeing Co. said on Friday it will expand its manufacturing subsidiary Argon ST in Fayette County, adding nearly 170 jobs over the next three years. Argon ST, which Boeing acquired in 2010, has 130 employees at two locations, the Fayette ...

Daily Courier accepting gifts for Holiday Gift Club

By Daily Courier
The Daily Courier’s Holiday Gift Club is accepting gifts for children until Dec. 11. The gift club, in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps 2014 Toys for Tots campaign, will help provide needy children, mainly in the Fayette County area, ...

Connellsville posts $174K deficit

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council will introduce its 2015 budget during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday. Council will also discuss the city’s financial issues during the meeting. “We are having this public meeting, which will also air on Armstrong Cable, ...

Connellsville-area kids encouraged to decorate city’s Christmas tree with handmade ornaments

By Mark Hofmann
It’s Christmas in Connellsville. Today, Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce today is hosting its Christmas in the Park at Yough Park, beginning at noon. At 6 ...

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