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South Connellsville mayor charged with transferring gun without council permission

By Mark Hofmann 3:18 p.m.
South Connellsville Mayor Peter Matthew Casini has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition after police allege he transferred and purchased a gun from the borough’s police department without permission from borough officials. The charges were filed by state police Monday with District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr. According …

3 donors to match, help ministries reach campaign goal

By Nancy Henry
As Connellsville Area Community Ministries began wrapping up its “Sharing the Harvest” campaign, a generous offer of matching funds was announced. CACM had a goal of ...

Senator opens Connellsville office

By Mark Hofmann
During his first week in office, the 32nd District’s new senator had an office in Connellsville and numerous state committee appointments. In November, then state Senator-Elect ...

Lynn: Brownfield Seniors schedule Valentine Dinner

By Tribune-Review
Mark your calendars for Feb. 11. Brownfield Seniors will hold its annual Valentine Dinner at noon in the Brownfield Community Center, Dawson. On the menu will be chicken, potato salad, tossed salad and carrot cake for dessert. Cost is $2 ...

Big future seen for former Fayette grocery warehouse

By Mary Pickels
Standing inside the cavernous Republic Food Enterprise Center, general manager Mark Swankler envisions a hub of activity: entrepreneurs working at the commercial kitchen-size appliances; a staff preparing food for catered events; produce grown in an on-site greenhouse. “I like the idea ...

Fayette County relies on Westmoreland response team for pet rescues

By Joe Napsha
While counties such as Westmoreland have active animal response teams that train local firefighters on how to administer first aid to an injured animal and ...

Big future seen for former Fayette grocery warehouse

By Mary Pickels
Standing inside the cavernous Republic Food Enterprise Center, general manager Mark Swankler envisions a hub of activity: entrepreneurs working at the commercial kitchen-size appliances; a staff preparing food for catered events; produce grown in an on-site greenhouse. “I like the idea ...

Twin pizza shop owners in Connellsville rise to The Challenge

By Karl Polacek
Pizza Louie’s at 512 W. Crawford Ave. on Connellsville’s West Side is positioned to prosper once warm weather comes back and the Great Allegheny Passage, ...

Report on cause of Uniontown train derailment not due for weeks

By Liz Zemba
The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating the cause of a train derailment in Fayette County. Seven cars filled with sand for use in the Marcellus shale ...

Uniontown driver injured in crash sues Fayette fair board, horse owner

By Liz Zemba
A Uniontown driver who rear-ended a vehicle that had struck a horse in July on Route 119 has filed a civil lawsuit against the horse’s owner and the organization that runs the Fayette County Fair. Joyce Thorpe is seeking more than ...

Everson dealing with water issues

By Rachel Basinger
Everson officials are again dealing with water issues in the borough. Council this week hired R H Construction and Excavating from Dunbar to install 212 feet of 12-inch storm sewer pipe along with two collection basins on the lower portion of ...

7 rail cars go off tracks in Uniontown, no injuries reported

By Liz Zemba
Rachel Johnson was asleep on a couch in her sister’s East Penn Street home in Uniontown early Thursday when she heard a train come rumbling ...

Connellsville mother leads charge for medical marijuana

By Rachel Basinger
Julie Michaels of Connellsville has been on a crusade to raise awareness among state legislators as well as the public about the benefits of legalizing ...

Porterfield: Public meeting set on Rustic Ridge deep mine

By Pam Porterfield
A public meeting for the proposed Rustic Ridge deep mine in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, and Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, has been scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Donegal Community Center, 113 Community Center Lane, Donegal. The Mountain ...

Conn-Area, Geibel Catholic open houses Sunday

By Marilyn Forbes
Conn-Area Catholic and Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High schools will be welcoming parents and prospective students to separate open houses at each facility from 1 to ...

Con man who racked up $16,146 tab at Nemacolin resort offered prison deal

By Liz Zemba
A Michigan man who impersonated a doctor to con a Fayette County resort out of $16,146 in free lodging and amenities will be banned from ...

Sign for McCray Robb Bridge correct; legislation to make it official pending

By Mark Hofmann
The Officer McCray Robb Memorial Bridge in Connellsville is well on its way to being properly renamed. Late last year, the former West Crawford Avenue Bridge ...

Developer denied ‘affordable housing’ variance in Masontown

By Liz Zemba
A Pittsburgh developer was denied a zoning variance for a 37-unit “affordable housing” project in Masontown that residents feared would lower property values and raise crime rates. John Verbanac of Summa Development on Wednesday said he will await official notification of ...

2 transported following accident on Route 119

By Karl Polacek
Two people were transported by Fayette EMS to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville following an accident on Route 119 southbound in Bullskin Township Wednesday at 6:24 a.m. State police at Uniontown said a vehicle operated by Derek Allen Walter, 21, of Tarrs ...

New owners have big plans for Fayette County landmark Braddock Inn

By Franklin Lacava
The new owners of a well-known Fayette County landmark plan extensive renovations and expansion, including a bed and breakfast and enhancement of a popular antiques/flea ...

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