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Indian Creek Valley Community Center demolition under way

By Mark Hofmann 5:27 a.m.
Demolition of the Indian Creek Valley Community Center in Saltlick is under way. The center was destroyed by fire early in May. The board of directors of the center are currently looking into options of what to do with the …

Veterans court program to begin in Fayette

By Liz Zemba
A program aimed at helping veterans who are charged with minor criminal offenses is under way in Fayette County. The Veterans’ Diversionary Program will initially be offered to eligible participants awaiting action on summary criminal charges, such as public drunkenness …

Connellsville’s St. Rita Christian Mothers to hold Nationality Day

By Mark Hofmann 5:26 a.m.
St. Rita Christian Mothers Nationality Day, an annual gathering famous for food and more food, will return on Friday. Christian Mothers President Rita Pratt said …

Connellsville Mum Festival to be held Saturday

By Nancy Henry
The fifth annual Autumn Mum Festival sponsored by Downtown Connellsville will be held Saturday. The festival will be officially opened with a parade of Ford Mustangs starting at 9 a.m. The parade is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of …

New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job

By Mary Pickels
Timing really is everything. Just ask Ken Bisbee. Last fall, as Bisbee, 56, and his oldest son walked the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail into Ohiopyle …

FEMA to review Fayette’s flood plains

By Karl Polacek
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold a public session to review the latest revisions to the Fayette County flood plain maps from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The maps will be available for viewing in the commissioner’s meeting room …

Upper Tyrone supervisor hopes  to mitigate trash dumping problem

By Karl Polacek
William Edwards, Upper Tyrone Township supervisor, said his municipality has a problem. People keep dumping trash in the township. “There’s lots of it,” said Edwards. …

On border of Westmoreland, Fayette, Jacobs Creek section is sacred spot

By Photos and Story By Sean Stipp
“The Falls” is far more than a backwoods swimming hole. For some young people, their first visit is a rite of passage. Others who have …

Lynn: DL&V fire department selling tickets for Sportsmen’s Bash

By Beth Lynn
DL&V Volunteer Fire Department is selling tickets for its Sportsmen’s Bash to be held from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday in its fire station, Vanderbilt. Tickets are available from most firefighters and at the Tri-Town Market in Vanderbilt. Cost is …

Living History: Uniontown man aboard USS San Diego duing Japan’s WWII surrender

By Karl Polacek
Harry Soblotney of Uniontown was just 17 when he enlisted in the Navy in 1943. After training, he spent the rest of World War II …

Purple Heart recipient from Connellsville Township soldiers on

By Mary Pickels
Scott Hatfield is getting used to hearing requests to see his Purple Heart, awarded to him in July “for wounds received in action.” “People say, …

Police hunt for North Union shooter

By Tribune-Review
State police in Fayette County are seeking information on a shooting that left two people wounded in North Union Wednesday night. Jared William Rivera, 29, of Uniontown, and Mark Samuel Goldbert, 29, of Clarksburg, W. Va., were shot at 8:26 …

Woman killed in Fayette County van-motorcycle collision

By Tribune-Review
A Glenville woman was killed Friday evening when a van crashed into a motorcycle on Bruceton Road in Henry Clay Township. Kelly J. Oberdick-Palmer, 55, was a passenger on the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital, where …

Circles Connellsville receives  $5K from Diocese of Greensburg

By Mark Hofmann
A $5,000 grant has been provided to start a program in Connellsville to provide a “hand up” to people in need. The money was provided …

Fayette County chop shop operation nets jail time, payment of restitution

By Liz Zemba
Three Fayette County men who operated a chop shop at a Springfield Township business have been sentenced to state prison and, along with the business owner, ordered to pay $117,913 in restitution. A fifth man is to be sentenced in …

‘Lego’ night planned at East Park

By Mark Hofmann
The Carnegie Free Library will host a free movie night in East Park with vendors and prizes being given away. The library will show “The Lego Movie” beginning at 7 tonight at East Park. The 3D-animated film follows lead character, …

Fayette DA’s office will remain on death penalty case

By Liz Zemba
Fayette County President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. on Friday denied the public defender’s request to remove the district attorney’s office from a death penalty case. But Public Defender Jeffrey Whiteko said the judge’s order makes it clear that one …

Defense: Friendship led to death penalty pursuit in Fayette case

By Liz Zemba
An assistant district attorney told a Fayette County judge that the fact she was high school classmates with the sister of a homicide victim had no bearing on her boss’s decision to seek the death penalty against the accused killer. …

Saturday is time to ‘Pray Connellsville’

By Mark Hofmann
Saturday will be the day to “Pray Connellsville,” a one-of-a-kind prayer service in Connellsville. Volunteers from various churches will offer prayers for the city. “A while back, it became clear to me one of the greatest strengths the church has …

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