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Fayette County communities proceed with proposed land bank to fight blight

By Karl Polacek
Officials from several of the communities meeting to discuss blight in Fayette County met again on Tuesday evening in Connellsville City Hall to lay out plans they deem necessary to form a land bank. Only Connellsville, South Connellsville and Uniontown were represented, but mood was positive. “I can say this …

30 days to decide fate of WCVI

By Mark Hofmann
Leighton Simpson from New Jersey has 30 days to take official ownership of the former WCVI radio station building or the crumbling structure will go back into the hands of the county where officials will have to make a decision …

Parade of Mustangs to kick off Connellsville’s Mum Festival

By Nancy Henry 10:41 a.m.
The 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang will be celebrated with an all-Mustang parade that kicks off the Downtown Connellsville 5th Annual Mum Festival . …

Fayette SPCA closure causes void

By Liz Zemba
The closure of the Fayette SPCA has left communities scrambling to find alternatives for dog control. For now, a Westmoreland County kennel will fill part of the void left by the closure of the 100-year-old facility. “Everybody’s doing the same …

Quarantine lifted for most Fayette dogs

By Bob Stiles
The state lifted a quarantine on Monday on most dogs moved from the Fayette County SPCA to a building in Youngwood operated by Animal Friends …

Connellsville walkers get dose of railroad talk, tracing trains’ track

By Karl Polacek
It may have been warm and muggy with rain showers, but that did little to deter the crowds who walked through Connellsville to learn about …

Connellsville Health Board revisits proposed blight ordinance

By Karl Polacek
Problems with old, abandoned or vacant structures took up most of Connellsville Health Board’s meeting on Monday evening, but the discussions eventually centered on the vacant and abandoned building ordinance. The ordinance passed its first reading before city council last …

Uniontown man will serve prison term for arson

By Tribune-Review
A Uniontown man was sentenced on Monday to five to 10 years in prison for arson and criminal mischief. Senior Judge Gerald Solomon imposed the sentence on Walter Sparks, 59, who pleaded guilty in July to the charges. Sparks was …

Area Scouts earn badge at Connellsville airport

By Marilyn Forbes
A Boy Scout can earn more than 130 merit badges, covering everything from pottery to archery. A large group of approximately 20 worked together on …

Brownsville man sentenced in bar shooting

By Tribune-Review
A Brownsville man was sentenced Monday to serve four to 10 years in prison for firing a gun into a bar, striking two people. Damion Ethridge in July pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm into an occupied …

Lions Square Summer Concert Series will conclude Sunday

By Tribune-Review
Sunday will be the grand finale of a very successful Lions Square Summer Concert Series. The Del Sols will play at the gazebo, starting at 4:30 p.m. You can relax and listen to classic rock, a few country favorites and …

Connellsville woman challenges residents to help displaced animals

By Karl Polacek
The recent round of ice bucket challenges gave Tammy Mader of Connellsville an idea. An animal lover, she wanted to do something to help the …

Deadly road collapse in Fayette County gets temporary fix

By Renatta Signorini
A temporary fix allows the residents of five homes in Fayette County driving access after a road was washed out during heavy rains early Saturday. …

Rain washes out road, blamed in death of Perryopolis man in Perry Township

By Bob Stiles
A Fayette County man died on Saturday when a heavy downpour that caused flooding washed out a section of road he was traveling on, state …

Geibel student gets peek at life at Harvard Medical School

By Mark Hofmann
A Dunbar Township girl experienced life as a college medical student at Harvard Medical School last month. When Abbey Sitko, 15, a student at Geibel …

Pilgrims ready to return to Mt. St. Macrina

By Marilyn Forbes
What started with a blessing has since blossomed into a weekend of spiritual awakening and prayer, as the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great prepare to celebrate their annual pilgrimage over Labor Day weekend. Held on the …

Lynn: Connellsville, Frazier districts begin school year

By Beth Lynn
Today is the first day of school for students in the Connellsville Area and Frazier School districts. Please join me in wishing our students a safe, happy and productive school year. • School is open. Please use caution when driving …

Quarantine on dogs relocated from Fayette shelter likely to be lifted soon

By Bob Stiles
A quarantine imposed on dogs moved from a Fayette County SPCA shelter to Youngwood could be lifted as soon as next week, according to the president of Animal Friends of Westmoreland and a state agency spokeswoman. Candy Nelson, founder of …

Fayette man accused of taking tools from garage for drugs

By Mark Hofmann
An area man has been charged along with two Connellsville residents in a June burglary in the city. Police said the three stole tools and used the money to purchase drugs. Aaron F, Jeffries, no address available, was charged this …

Connellsville library director on move

By Karl Polacek
Casey Sirochman’s last day as director of the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville is Saturday. She will leave with a sense of accomplishment for what …

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