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Fayette County Fair celebrates 60th anniversary

By Mark Hofmann
The 60th annual Fayette County Fair officially kicked off today — another year that will continue to live up to this year’s theme, “Treasure The Memories.” Events include the opening ceremony at the 4-H Youth Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m., …

Uniontown law firm gives up row office appointment amid ethics questions

By Liz Zemba 11:07 p.m.
A day after the Trib questioned the legality of Fayette County’s prothonotary appointing her husband’s law firm to serve as her solicitor, the firm has abruptly resigned. To “avoid any appearance of impropriety,” the Uniontown firm of Davis and Davis …

Warrant issued for Mich. man in Nemacolin scam

By Liz Zemba 10:42 p.m.
Jeffrey Paul Cochran knew his 13-day ruse at a posh Fayette County resort was up when his phone rang one morning in May, according to …

Calvary United Methodist Church to hold 7th annual Gospel Sing

By Pam Porterfield 8:55 p.m.
The Calvary United Methodist Church’s seventh annual Gospel Sing will be held from noon to  7 p.m. Saturday in the church, 328 Calvary Church Road, Acme. The event will be held outside, weather-permitting, otherwise it will be held indoors. Five …

Appeal filed in death of special needs child in Fayette

By Tribune-Review
One of the parents who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-month-old girl has appealed a judge’s order denying him a trial. Robert D. Dodson, 59, and Tammy J. Bohon, 38, are serving 41⁄2 to nine …

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend in back

By Tribune-Review
A Masontown woman allegedly stabbed her live-in boyfriend twice in the back at their home, then ran from the scene, according to borough police. The pair apparently were “arguing about whose beer he was drinking,” said Chief Joseph Ryan. Misty …

Connellsville lecture on Saturday to focus on rejected human-rights ordinance

By Mark Hofmann
The human-rights ordinance that was presented to Connellsville City Council earlier this year and was declined will be discussed at a lecture series on Saturday. “It includes protection from discrimination in areas of housing, employment and public accommodations on the …

Fayette attorney wants defense counsel disqualified

By Tribune-Review
An assistant district attorney wants the lawyers representing a Connellsville father and son in a homicide case disqualified from the case. Robert Leroy Daniels Jr., 43, and his son, Robert Leroy Daniels III, 19, both of Connellsville, are charged with …

Export man must register as sex offender

By Liz Zemba
A 64-year-old Export man accused of using a Beaver County charter school’s wireless Internet connection to try to meet someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl told a judge he wants to become a productive member of society, once he …

Litigants against Fayette jail look to join forces

By Liz Zemba 8:50 p.m.
Litigants in two land-use appeals seeking to stop construction of Fayette County’s $32 million jail want the cases consolidated, according to a motion filed on Tuesday. Attorney Rich Bower of Connellsville filed the motion seeking to consolidate an appeal he …

Fayette woman dies in fall from ATV on National Pike

By Tribune-Review
A Fayette County woman died in a West Virginia hospital on Tuesday, the day after she was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. According to state police, Lori Jean Jones, 44, of Markleysburg, was riding a Honda Recon ATV on …

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Connellsville man in 2013 accident

By Tribune-Review
A Dunbar Township woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Connellsville man accused of homicide by vehicle. Adam Jacob Bagwell, 30, is charged by state police with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, …

Fayette communities come together on forming land bank

By Karl Polacek
Interest is growing in forming a land bank by Fayette County municipalities. On Tuesday, representatives from various Fayette County municipalities gathered in Connellsville City Hall to discuss implementation of a land bank. This was the second meeting held on the …

Old bricks get new purpose, Connellsville gets paved street

By Karl Polacek
East Morton Avenue in Connellsville was paved this week, thanks to help from a local business. But first, the old paving bricks were removed before …

Charges added against Uniontown man in case involving dog shooting

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man accused of shooting and severely injuring a dog during a dispute over a cellphone was held for trial following a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Christian Wade Palm, 21, of Uniontown, is charged by city police with simple …

Insurer asks judge to decide payment from fatal South Union accident

By Tribune-Review
An insurance company wants a judge to decide how to distribute $30,000 in liability payments to the families of two teenagers who died in a vehicle accident and to two others who were injured. In the civil action filed on …

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority director touts revitalization

By Cindy Ekas
Completion of the Great Allegheny Passage and proposed construction of a new hotel has sparked business development in downtown Connellsville. Michael Edwards, executive director of the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, told authority members on Monday night that it is an exciting …

Everson OKs recreational burning ordinance

By Karl Polacek
The new recreational burning ordinance in Everson easily passed Monday night with some supporting comments from a few people who attended the meeting. Vinnie Santarel and Doyle Ray Ryan said they knew of people who had bonfires that were way …

Fayette municipalities will meet on land bank idea

By Karl Polacek
Representatives of four Fayette County municipalities seeking to develop a land bank will meet at 7 p.m. today in Connellsville City Hall. They will discuss the possibility of forming a land bank to fight problems with abandoned and neglected properties. …

Squirrel causes power outage on South Side Connellsville

By Karl Polacek
There was a power outage on Connellsville’s South Side on Monday morning. Residents reported they heard an explosion. West Penn Power crews found that a squirrel did it. According to Todd Meyers, West Penn Power spokesman, 51 homes were affected …

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