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Connellsville planners OK hotel proposal

By Karl Polacek 12:47 a.m.
The proposed 54-room Cobblestone Hotel, to be built on Connellsville’s North First Street, took another step closer to construction Tuesday when the Connellsville Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the plans, conditional upon Hotel d2 Services, now part of Trailside ...

Local lawmakers question Wolf’s budget plan

By Mark Hofmann 12:56 a.m.
State Sen. Pat Stefano and state Rep. Ryan Warner, Republicans new to the Legislature, have some concerns regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget. Wolf released details ...

Keep those shovels handy

By Karl Polacek 12:56 a.m.
It may be March, but winter isn’t over yet. As weather forecasters prepare the Fay-West area for the possibility of significant snowfall tonight into Thursday, residents ...

Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program offers insight into history of Connellsville coal, coke region

By Karl Polacek 12:03 a.m.
More than 40 area residents attended the first meeting of the Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program this week at the Connellsville Canteen. Julie Porterfield of the Penn ...

Program recognizes Connellsville Career and Technical Center students

By Marilyn Forbes 12:01 a.m.
Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center Administrative Director Kevin O’Donnell has begun a student recognition program that will highlight a few students every month. Each ...

Uniontown woman testifies she feared for life in robbery

By Liz Zemba 12:01 a.m.
A Fayette County woman testified Tuesday she feared she would be beaten if she refused to help one of her boyfriends rob another boyfriend of drugs and money at gunpoint. Misty Dawn Danko, 34, of Uniontown testified she let one boyfriend, ...

Man admits to posing as doctor to con Nemacolin resort

By Liz Zemba 12:01 a.m.
A Michigan man who police said impersonated a doctor to con a Fayette County resort out of $16,146 in free lodging and amenities entered guilty pleas Tuesday to charges of theft by deception and theft of services. In exchange, prosecutors have ...

Mt. Pleasant council picks police chief

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Borough Council on Monday appointed Doug Sam as the new police chief. “I think this has been a protracted and, at times, contentious process, but we are very, very happy to welcome him to Mt. Pleasant,” said Cynthia Stevenson, ...

Fayette County man pleads guilty to attempted homicide for stabbing during argument

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man who police said stabbed another man during an argument over a woman could spend up to 10 years in jail under terms of a plea bargain. On Monday, Robert John Perry, 54, of Republic entered guilty pleas ...

Masontown man Packroni identifies defendant Harris as attacker

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man who police said was beaten, along with two others, in his home identified his alleged attacker in court on Monday by the man’s eyes. Testifying before Judge Nancy Vernon, Ronald Packroni, 39, of Masontown pointed out Broderick ...

Big things happening for FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library

By Nancy Henry
This week is a busy one for the FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library. On Thursday at 6 p.m., the organization will hold an open general ...

Connellsville Recreation Board looks for more choices at Movies at East Park

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville Recreation Board is looking for additional movies for Movies at East Park to be held this summer. “Half the movie choices we put in are not available,” said Melissa Tzan, president of the Connellsville Recreation Board. On Monday, the ...

‘Hairspray Jr.’ comes to Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
Tickets are on sale now for “Hairspray Jr.,” which is being presented by Connellsville Junior High CenterStage March 20-22 at the junior high auditorium. “Hairspray Jr.” ...

Carnegie Free Library plans Big Book Sale

By Nancy Henry
Saturday, the Big Book Sale at Carnegie Free Library will be held 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. This sale is sponsored twice a year by the FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library. Hundreds of gently used books are sorted for shoppers to ...

St. Rita of Cascia Roman Catholic Church marks centennial in Connellsville

By Marilyn Forbes
When the culturally diverse City of Connellsville was seeking a Catholic church for its Italian immigrants, the Rev. Enrico DeVivo answered a plea. The St. Rita ...

Geibel seniors land lead roles

By Linda Harkcom
Two seniors will take the lead roles in Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School’s production of “Legally Blonde.” Director, producer and music director Nick Bell has chosen ...

Rabies clinic for dogs, cats set for Saturday in Uniontown

By Beth Lynn
A rabies clinic will be held from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at Tractor Supply store, 575 Morgantown Road, Uniontown. Dr. Tanya Fronczek of Rolling Hills Veterinary Clinic will be the veterinarian providing the clinic. Rabies shots cost $10, distemper shots are ...

New Horizon 4-H member says showmanship, bonding key to showing lambs

By Barbara Starn
Keeping her eye on the judge paid off for Sadie Richter, 10, of Acme. The New Horizons 4-H member and her lamb, Bruiser, won champion ...

Western Pa. nonprofits roll dice on casino company grants

By Mary Pickels
Twenty-four nonprofits throughout Fayette, Somerset, Westmoreland and Washington counties are among 150 entrants vying for $50,000 in grants through the Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.’s Community Aces Challenge 2015. One $15,000 grant and one $10,000 grant each will be awarded in ...

‘Phantom’ breezes into Laurel Highlands High School

By Marilyn Forbes
With its lavish sets and costumes, timeless story of love and haunting musical score, “Phantom of the Opera” is one of the best known and ...

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