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Charges withdrawn against Fayette parents accused of keeping dead dog

By Tribune-Review 3:27 p.m.
Most charges have been withdrawn against parents who had been accused by an ousted police officer of forcing their children to climb through an apartment window to get food and having a dead dog chained in their backyard. Christopher “Kid Rock” Jordan and Lavada Monique Mickens, both 34, were charged …

Smithfield woman faces probation in insurance company theft

By Tribune-Review 3:33 p.m.
A Smithfield woman who pleaded guilty to theft for failing to put $17,370 worth of insurance customers’ payments toward their policies faces probation when she is sentenced in December. Belinda K. Teets, 48, had been charged by the state attorney …

Building collapses in Connellsville; mound of debris lands in street

By Mark Hofmann
A building collapsed Thursday afternoon in Connellsville, covering a road with a mound of debris. “It was like a kinetic rumble,” said Peter Jandura, owner …

Ex-kennel manager in Fayette County ordered to pay fines

By Paul Peirce 2:02 p.m.
Trustees of the defunct Fayette County SPCA and its manager worked an out-of-court settlement Thursday with the state Department of Agriculture on more than 30 citations lodged by state dog wardens over conditions at the shelter that forced its closure …

Judge removes Zapotosky, Fayette County from civil rights suit

By Liz Zemba 2:02 p.m.
A federal judge has dismissed the county and Commissioner Vincent Zapotosky from a civil rights lawsuit, leaving Commissioner Angela Zimmerlink as the lone defendant. The lawsuit, filed by Uniontown attorney Benjamin Goodwin, alleges a minor girl’s constitutional privacy rights were …

2 Fayette commissioners oust Ambrosini as board chairman

By Liz Zemba
Two Fayette County commissioners — one Democrat and one Republican — came together Thursday to oust the board’s chairman from his leadership role, a move labeled by some as politically motivated and connected to a controversial prison project. Democrat Vincent …

Connellsville focuses on revenues at first budget meeting

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville first of three or four planned budget meetings focused Thursday night on revenues expected to come into the city in 2015, an indication extra money will come with new businesses. “The meeting went well — it’s a start,” said …

Bullskin supervisors award bids for Spruce Hollow Road bridge project

By Rachel Basinger
Bullskin Township Supervisors awarded bids this week for a bridge replacement project planned for the upper portion of Spruce Hollow Road. A bid of $29,848.32 by Lane Enterprises Inc. for an aluminum box culvert and a bid of $314 by …

Former Holy Trinity church to be remembered in Geibel service

By Mark Hofmann
A special Mass will be held 6 p.m. Monday at Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School chapel for parishioners of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic …

Fayette DA urges end to verbal warfare

By Liz Zemba
Fayette County’s district attorney on Wednesday called for an end to personal attacks against a commissioner who has doggedly pursued a controversial $32 million prison. …

New Fayette County polling places set for Tuesday’s election

By Tribune-Review
Several polling places throughout Fayette County have been moved from their previous locations for the Tuesday general election, according to Larry Blosser, election bureau director. In Jefferson, voters who went to the Grindstone Social Hall on Central Street will now …

Smithfield-Masontown Road section reopens

By Tribune-Review
A section of Smithfield-Masontown Road reopened Wednesday to traffic as work finished on the replacement of a bridge between Highhouse Road and Church Street Extension, PennDOT officials said. The closure was put in place so department crews could replace the …

Inaugural event to initiate Arts Endowment program set for Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
An Evening of Art will be presented Saturday at Murphy Hall in Connellsville. This inaugural event will initiate the Fayette County Achievement in the Arts …

Annual book sale to be held Saturday at Connellsville’s Carnegie library

By Nancy Henry
When Daylight Savings Time begins or ends each year you can set your clock with the certainty that FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library will be …

Fayette trick-or-treaters will have to bundle up

By Marilyn Forbes
It’s trick-or-treat for those in Connellsville, South Connellsville, Dunbar and Springfield Township on Friday. And it’s going to be a chilly one. Weather forecasters say trick-or-treaters may have to top their Halloween costumes with a warm coat or heavy sweater. …

CAHS Patriots to host veterans luncheon

By Nancy Henry
The CAHS Patriots is honoring all veterans during a special program on Nov. 8 at the Readiness Center located in Connellsville Township. Friday is the deadline for veterans to make their reservation for the free luncheon. The special event will …

Daley to face Cook in 49th District

By Chris Buckley
The Valley’s longest standing state lawmaker, Peter J. Daley touts more than three decades of achievements in seeking re-election to the 49th Legislative District. His …

CAHS announces 2015 spring musical

By Mark Hofmann
The creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether “ooky” Addams Family will be the 24th musical for Connellsville Area High School in March. “As I looked …

More than 100 attend preview of video project ‘Faces and Voices of Connellsville’ at library

By Marilyn Forbes
The 32 people from Connellsville and the surrounding areas who were interviewed for the “Faces and Voices of Connellsville” project came from all walks of …

2 Fayette commissioners indicate plan to oust chairman

By Liz Zemba
The fallout from scrapped plans to build a $32 million prison in Fayette County could cost its strongest proponent his leadership post. The board of commissioners in Fayette County will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday to nominate …

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