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Belle Vernon students advance to state history competition

By Mary Pickels 2:14 p.m.
Belle Vernon Area School District’s 24 winners at the National History Day regional competition in Pittsburgh represents the highest number of winners in the district’s eight-year participation. “We almost doubled the number of students going on to states (competition),” said Ross ...

Laurel Highlands teacher ‘humbled’ by St. Vincent award

By Marilyn Forbes 3:22 p.m.
A great teacher can make a long-lasting impression on their students, and each year, St. Vincent College gives freshmen the opportunity to single out one ...

Geibel grad dreams big, lands role in second feature film

By Linda Harkcom 3:26 p.m.
Uniontown’s Mere Davis has gone from being a child watching the “Wizard of Oz” on the silver screen to starring in a full-length feature film. ...

Tourism grant funds give boost to Brownsville

By Joe Napsha 2:18 p.m.
A Brownsville revitalization organization has received $17,500 in grants to market the Flatiron Heritage Visitors Center and its Frank L. Melaga Art Museum, as well as upgrade the heritage center. The Brownsville Area Revitalization Corp., which operates two independent museums in ...

Fayette judge: Man not competent to stand trial for fatal stabbing

By Tribune-Review
A Fayette County man charged with homicide in the death of a Uniontown woman has been found not competent to stand trial. Darius “Boo” Samuel, 23, was charged after a birthday party turned violent on Feb. 22, 2014, in a Fairchance ...

3 oppose incumbent GOP Fayette commissioner

By Liz Zemba
Four candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for Fayette County commissioner. Incumbent Angela Zimmerlink of Redstone faces a challenge from Evelyn Hovanec of North Union, Patrick ...

Couple hope Connellsville shop will attract trail users

By Marilyn Forbes
New Haven Trailside Treats, on Connellsville’s West Side, will open today. “This is a great spot for us,” Louann Mongell said. She and her husband James are ...

Uniontown Lady Red Raiders softball players playing with heart

By Les Harvath 3:31 p.m.
Fresh off their 2014 team motto of “Don’t Stop Believing,” the Uniontown Lady Red Raiders girls softball team adopted a new motto for the current season, “Play with Heart.” But they may also add “The Caring Team” to that motto. Although ...

Connellsville to host job fair

By Nancy Henry
The first Job and Education Fair will be in Connellsville next week. Sponsored by the Connellsville Area Community Ministries, Carnegie Free Library and the Greater Connellsville ...

Trail preparation commences in Connellsville

By Laura Szepesi
The weather Friday felt more like late October than late April, but that didn’t stop Yough River Trail Council volunteers from thinking summer thoughts. The council, ...

Harrisburg priest named bishop of Greensburg diocese

By Debra Erdley
Reality was still setting in for the Rev. Edward Malesic, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Greensburg, as he met Friday morning with representatives of his ...

Energy firm fights Fayette County zoning ruling

By Liz Zemba
An energy company has appealed one of the conditions imposed by the Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board on a special exception that lets it pump water out of the Monongahela River. The board in February granted the special exception to West ...

Houston pipeline firm sues North Union Township over road work

By Liz Zemba
A Houston-based operator of natural gas pipelines has accused a Fayette County township of accepting $50,000 to pave a road, then failing to do the work. Texas Eastern Transmission said in a civil lawsuit that it gave North Union $50,000 in ...

Suspect held in Connellsville robbery

By Karl Polacek
John Anthony Saban Jr. of 4822 Broad St., Pittsburgh, was held over on multiple charges, including robbery and terroristic threats, for Fayette County Court following a preliminary hearing Thursday before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr. The case involved an incident that ...

Connellsville, Fayette officials vow to find solution to WCVI building problem

By Karl Polacek
Officials from Connellsville and Fayette County agreed Thursday to work together to find money to demolish the aging WCVI building in the city. Although several possibilities were discussed during a meeting in the Commissioners Room at the courthouse in Uniontown, no ...

Unique Connellsville art helps feed needy

By Marilyn Forbes
Stepping outside the box to find new and fun ways to collect food for the area’s needy, Connellsville Area Community Ministries launched a spring campaign ...

Connellsville chamber continues efforts to beautify city

By Nancy Henry
Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce is busy with community projects year-round, but spring is especially busy. Spring is when the chamber begins its street banners and ...

Former Connellsville sergeant accused of having sex with 15-year-old

By Paul Peirce
A former Connellsville police sergeant accused of trading sex for his promise of not arresting a teen and her boyfriend on drug and weapons charges, ...

Official says Connellsville on right path

By Laura Szepesi
Valuable local history lurks right outside the doors of southwestern Pennsylvania homes. That includes the Connellsville area, which is headed on the right path to ...

Everson council agrees to buy 40 American flags

By Marilyn Forbes
Everson Borough Council this week agreed to purchase 40 new American flags. Council President Mike Banaszak said the street department employees voiced concerns about the condition of the American flags that were being placed along Brown Street during patriotic holidays. Council ...

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