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Emergency crews search Youghiogheny River in Layton for Charleroi man

By Karl Polacek 9:53 p.m.
Katherine McKenna stood on the banks of the Youghiogheny River in Layton Wednesday watching as emergency crews searched the river for her son, Joshua Joseph McKenna, 26. of Charleroi. Emergency crews were called to the Youghiogheny River in Layton, Perry …

Connellsville Area’s $4.8M budget gap raises specter of layoffs

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Area School Board passed a preliminary budget Tuesday for 2015-16 that includes a more than $4 million deficit and the possibility of staff reductions. The proposed budget, passed unanimously, includes revenues of $69,323,625 and expenditures of $74,073,913, leaving a ...

Connellsville Area School District rethinks grading

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville Area School Board will be presented with proposed changes to the district’s grading system at its June 8 agenda session. Members of the board’s curriculum committee met with district officials Tuesday to review the proposed changes. The proposed changes would bring ...

Police in Fayette County seek witnesses to motorcycle accident

By Tribune-Review
FAYETTE COUNTY SOUTH UNION Police seek witnesses to fatal motorcycle crash State police in Uniontown are seeking witnesses to a fatal motorcycle accident late Monday in South Union. Steven R. Witteman, 22, of Allison was killed in the accident ...

Connellsville Area Senior High School students work on mural in East Park

By Marilyn Forbes
From birds in flight to bike trail features, the tunnel walls leading to East Park have been adorned with color and creations by artists from ...

Young Connellsville maestro composes, conducts

By Mark Hofmann
A 13-year-old student has taken his interest in music to the page and to the stage. Parker Carte, a Connellsville Junior High School student, loves ...

Lineup set for Lions Club’s annual Kids Fest in Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
The ninth annual Kids Fest will be held June 8 at Murphy Hall. The event is free. It is sponsored by the Connellsville Lions Club and ...

Fayette County area graduates gather for Golden Reunion

By Mark Hofmann
It was a day of memories. The fourth annual Golden Reunion was held Monday at East Park. Those who  attended graduated from Connellsville, Dunbar and Geibel ...

Fayette man challenges charges filed by Connellsville police officer, now under indictment

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man who is accused of trying to sell a kilo of cocaine valued at $110,000 to an undercover police officer and leading an assistant district attorney on a high-speed chase wants his case thrown out because the ...

Vietnam vets from Fayette recall service — and those who didn’t make it home

By Karl Polacek
U.S. troops took on the brunt of combat in Vietnam 50 years ago this year. Saigon fell on April 30, 1975 — 40 years ago. There were ...

Connellsville WWII veteran recalls close calls as a bomber navigator

By Laura Szepesi
The plane’s name was “Slightly Dangerous” but its missions were extremely dangerous, up close and personal. Aboard “Slightly Dangerous” was navigator Mike Prestia of Connellsville. He ...

A family’s flag flies again in Mt. Pleasant

By Paul Peirce
Vietnam War veteran Roy “Pepe” Barnhart was tired of seeing the embroidered U.S. flag sitting in a closet. “It’s not a towel and shouldn’t just ...

Connellsville board set to tackle budget

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area School Board will meet Tuesday to begin discussions on the 2015-16 district spending plan. The board is to meet at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. District officials have released little information concerning the district’s financial situation. Attempts to reach ...

Gulf War veteran restores Uniontown mansion

By Franklin Lacava
Visitors to Uniontown often marvel at neighborhoods of palatial homes built during the coal and coking boom of 100 years ago. But to today’s economy-minded ...

2 men shot in Uniontown bar

By Tribune-Review
Two men were taken to hospitals after they were shot early Saturday morning inside a Uniontown bar, city police said. Both men, whose names were not disclosed, were taken to unspecified trauma units after the shooting about 1:45 a.m. in ...

South Connellsville man has fond memories of service in Navy

By Barbara Starn
It wasn’t easy for a 17-year-old southpaw to learn to salute properly during his basic training in 1944 at the Sampson Naval Base, Sampson, N.Y. ...

Army unit reunites to honor fallen comrade in Uniontown

By Karl Polacek
A reunion of members of an Army unit who fought in the first Gulf War in 1991 will come to Uniontown to remember one of ...

Lynn: Memorial Day service to be held in Tri-Town area

By Tribune-Review
Pete Gray, commander of American Legion Post 586 has announced the schedule for the Memorial Day service in the Tri-Town area. Service will begin at 9:15 a.m. on the Dawson Bridge, and the group will travel to the Catholic Cemetery ...

Keepsake ornament depicts Dunbar church history

By Marilyn Forbes
Continuing a tradition that began with the Dunbar Community Fest, the committee for the fall event is offering a keepsake ornament that depicts something special ...

Brownsville Boy Scouts make sure vets are not forgotten

By Les Harvath
While their service to the United States may sometimes go unnoticed, veterans from three local communities are the beneficiaries of the efforts of three Brownsville ...

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