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Pa. candidates address equal rights, economic equity in Connellsville

By Cindy Ekas
Pennsylvania House and Senate candidates addressed issues ranging from equal rights to economic equity Tuesday during a candidates night, hosted by the Connellsville Business and Professional Women’s Club at the local senior center. The club invited the four candidates vying …

Somerset Trust Train Station Complex in Connellsville to hold grand opening

By Nancy Henry 5:27 p.m.
Somerset Trust Company will hold a grand opening Saturday at its newest Connellsville area location — the Train Station Complex, 904 W. Crawford Ave. Events …

Burglars take $200 from Clark Elementary School

By Tribune-Review 5:23 p.m.
State police are investigating an early morning burglary at the R.W. Clark Elementary School, part of the Laurel Highlands School District. According to Trooper James A. Pierce, state police and Uniontown city officers responded at 12:30 a.m. Saturday to a …

Halloween fun fills Connellsville community center

By Linda Harkcom 4:51 p.m.
Greater Connellsville Area Community Center will be filled with Halloween fun for the whole family over the next two weekends. Project Talent Theatre Workshops has organized four different events — trick-or-treating, haunted house, special show and dance for the community. …

Statements to stand in Connellsville High School athlete’s slaying

By Liz Zemba
A former Philadelphia man whose attorney argued he was too high on marijuana to waive his right to remain silent lost a bid Tuesday to have his statements to  police suppressed at trial. Hasani Simpkins, 21, is charged with criminal …

Sewage plans for hotel, Sheetz OK’d by Connellsville council

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville council voted on sewage plans for the city’s hotel as well as the expansion of the Sheetz on West Crawford Avenue. During its regular meeting Tuesday, council voted to submit sewage plans to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection …

Fayette seeks ownership of building for jail

By Liz Zemba
Over the objections of board Chairman Al Ambrosini, two Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday voted to seek ownership of a former city police station and to secure a project manager for a scaled-down jail project. Angela Zimmerlink and Vincent Zapotosky …

Sheetz to expand in Bullskin

By Mark Hofmann
Sheetz Inc. plans on expanding its Bullskin location to include additional parking and a car wash, but must await a decision from Fayette County commissioners. During a public zoning hearing Tuesday before commissioners Al Ambrosini and Angela Zimmerlink, David Hazelet, …

PennDOT schedules bridge meeting

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT will have plans on display Oct. 30 for the Belle Vernon-Speers Bridge preservation project. A public meeting will be held 5-6:30 p.m. in the Belle Vernon borough building at 10 Main St. to review the plans, transportation agency officials …

Springfield students collect hygiene items

By Marilyn Forbes
Thinking of those less fortunate, Springfield Township Elementary School students recently completed a collection to benefit the area’s needy. During September, students collected and donated …

Dunbar Township woman, toddler critical after crash

By Tribune-Review
A Fayette County woman and her 20-month-old son were critically injured when her sport utility vehicle rolled over multiple times Monday morning, according to state …

$1.2M flowing to Connellsville through partnership program

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority and Fayette Cultural Trust will receive $1.2 million over six years for various projects, according to authority director Michael Edwards. “This is going to be great for Connellsville,” Edwards said during the authority’s regular meeting Monday …

58-acre site for proposed Fayette County jail back on market

By Liz Zemba
A 58-acre site that was to house a $32 million jail in Fayette County is up for sale. The county in April inked a $1.25 million sales agreement with Fay-Penn Economic Development Council for the land off Mt. Braddock Road, …

‘Halloween Nights’ planned at Connellsville tech center

By Marilyn Forbes
Head to the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center for some scary entertainment when the first “Halloween Nights” will be presented on school grounds for …

‘Bank at the Train Station’ to hold grand opening Saturday

By Nancy Henry
The new Connellsville branch of Somerset Trust Company is opening Saturday. The “Bank at the Train Station” will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activities including trolley rides, a magician, the hydraulic scissor lift, …

Connellsville honors the late Ralph Wombacker

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville honored a man who quietly put so much into projects, including the city’s bike trail through the city’s redevelopment authority, by revealing a memorial …

Jobs are focus in 52nd District House race in Westmoreland, Fayette

By Bob Stiles
Ryan Warner of Perryopolis said he noticed a broader issue after he lost his job at a Westmoreland County business in 2012. “I was laid …

Connellsville council expected to set budget meetings

By Karl Polacek
When Connellsville council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, they will set times and dates of budget meetings. Last year, council raised the real estate taxes for the first time in 25 years from 6.66 mills to 7.5 …

Lower Tyrone fall cleanup scheduled for Thursday

By Tribune-Review
Mark your calendars. Fall cleanup for Lower Tyrone Township has been scheduled for Thursday. For a list of items that will not be picked up, call the township office at 724-529-2810. • A heads up for parents in the Frazier …

Seat in 32nd District deemed crucial for Pennsylvania Senate control

By Liz Zemba
The battle for the state Senate seat in the 32nd District is a war of words, with most of those words spoken during fierce jabs …

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