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Sheetz expansion project given OK by city zoning board

By Karl Polacek 12:21 a.m.
Connellsville Zoning Hearing Board Thursday approved zoning variances requested by Sheetz Corp, which plans to build a new facility at its present location at the intersection of Route 119 and West Crawford Avenue. A special exemption for a gasoline station …

Uniontown man shot in foot

By Tribune-Review 12:21 a.m.
State police at Uniontown are seeking information on a shooting that injured a man late Wednesday in the Woodview Terrace area of North Union. Police said a 23-year-old Uniontown man was shot in a foot during an argument. The victim …

Central Fellowship Church, Connellsville, pastor retires after 31 years

By Rachel Basinger 12:21 a.m.
After completing seminary in Minnesota, Pastor Ray Keefer and his wife Sandy never knew their choice to move back to the Connellsville area to sell …

Porterfield: County Line Church planning spaghetti dinner

By Pam Porterfield
County Line Church of the Brethren will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. On the menu: spaghetti (all you can eat), two meatballs, salad, roll, desert and drink. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children …

No burning garbage in Connellsville

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council will vote in October on a new burning ordinance. Council this week introduced the ordinance. Council took action due to troubles the city has been having with the burning of garbage. “There’s no reason to burn garbage …

Connellsville sets trick-or-treat

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville is changing its trick-or- treat night. For years, the city has held trick-or- treat on a Sunday afternoon. This week, city council agreed to change that. Trick- or-treat 2014 will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 …

WCCC robotics kits donated to CACTC

By Rachel Basinger
The electronics and technology department at the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center saw a boost in its robotics equipment after receiving a donation of …

Blight ordinance passed by Connellsville City Council

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville City Council unanimously passed the long-debated abandoned property and vacant structure ordinance Tuesday night. The ordinance will take effect in 10 days. However, a …

Bullskin election violations end in plea deal for 3

By Mary Pickels
Two Bullskin supervisors and a former supervisor were approved on Tuesday for a probationary program that would wipe clean their criminal records. A Fayette County grand jury accused them of misdemeanor election code violations. Senior Judge Ralph Warman approved the …

Vote to look for property in Uniontown to expand jail draws applause

By Mary Pickels
Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday voted to seek property or buildings within Uniontown’s city limits to purchase for expansion of the county jail. Commissioner Angela Zimmerlink proposed the motion, authorizing the solicitation of bids with a legal notice, and notice …

Fayette union protests contract woes

By Mary Pickels
More than a dozen Fayette County employees, members of SEIU Local 668, lined the walls of the commissioners’ meeting room on Tuesday, holding signs protesting their lack of a contract. Chief steward Margie Yauger, an employee in the clerk of …

Everson agrees to buy 4-wheel drive vehicle

By Marilyn Forbes
Everson Borough Council this week agreed to make several purchases. Council voted to buy a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee for $7,500 as well as to add a light bar, lettering and Plexiglas partition to the vehicle, with total cost not …

Uniontown woman charged in robbery spree

By Mary Pickels
A Uniontown woman has been charged with robbing two city businesses and attempting another robbery on Sunday night. Amber Jane Reinhart, 31, was arraigned before District Judge Michael Metros on numerous counts of robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, …

West Virginia truck driver acquitted in fatal crash

By Mary Pickels
A Fayette County jury on Monday found a West Virginia man not guilty of homicide by vehicle in a 2012 crash that killed an Adah woman. Jacqueline Tremblay, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene of the June 8 collision …

Geibel Catholic in Connellsville again achieves national academic excellence

By Rachel Basinger
The high academic excellence at Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Connellsville has not gone unnoticed. For the second time, the school was recognized by …

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority has no comment on city’s letter

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville Redevelopment Authority on Monday took no action concerning a letter city council had sent the board, complaining of lack of communication between the two. The board did go into a half-hour executive session after its regular monthly meeting. Upon …

Water service in Connellsville restored

By Stacey Federoff
A water-line break in Connellsville early Monday left about 15 customers without service for most of the morning. Customers near the break at West Apple …

Classic car, bike show to be held at Connellsville tech center

By Nancy Henry
A classic car and bike show will held 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center. There will be music, food, door prizes and you can test drive a Ford from Davies Ford to help …

Plans being finalized for the Gayle Music Festival in Connellsville

By Linda Harkcom
A desire to bring music back to East Park and honor a Connellsville woman who made teaching music her life has given birth to the …

Angels of Mercy stepping up efforts for new Fayette County animal shelter

By Cindy Ekas
The closing of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals building has led the Angels of Mercy Animal Rescue & Adoption Agency to step up its efforts to secure a new animal shelter in Fayette County. The group …

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