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Designs by Frank Lloyd Wright nominated for World Heritage inclusion

By Bob Karlovits
Fallingwater in Fayette County is one of 10 sites designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright nominated for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The list assembled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization identifies buildings, communities and locations ...

Gaming proceeds fund emergency units

By Mark Hofmann
Thanks to funding from proceeds from slot-machine gaming, local fire departments and response organizations in Fayette and Westmoreland counties will be receiving nearly $150,000 in ...

wintry wrath on the Horizon

By Karl Polacek
Winter is nowhere close to being over yet. Friday’s snowfall caused several area schools to cancel classes and kept street departments busy during the early hours. But ...

Monessen woman dies in truck-car crash on Route 51 in Fayette County

By Tribune-Review
A 26-year-old Monessen woman died at the scene of a two-vehicle crash Friday on Route 51 in Franklin Township. State police in Belle Vernon reported Sasha ...

Porterfield: Donegal Christian school plans blood drive

By Pam Porterfield
There will be a blood drive at Champion Christian School’s North Campus in Donegal, 1076 King’s Way, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you would like to sign up for a specific time, visit redcrossblood.org or ...

Connellsville finances discussed

By Mark Hofmann
Ideas were exchanged Thursday night for the first of what is hoped to be many upcoming meetings for Connellsville to increase revenues and decrease expenses. Along ...

Geibel distributes new computers to each student

By Marilyn Forbes
Explaining that it will take students one step further in the technology world of today, Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High Principal Don Favero said the school ...

Fayette officials reappoint dead man

By Mary Pickels
The recent reappointment of a deceased member to a long-inactive authority board led Fayette County commissioners Wednesday to consider how notifications are handled when appointing or retaining representatives of county boards. “We will be smarter next time,” Chairman Vincent Zapotosky said. Earlier ...

Rustic Ridge Mine permit request criticized

By Karl Polacek
Approximately 100 people appeared at the Donegal Community Center on Wednesday to hear comment on the permit application by LCT Energy LP of Johnstown for a new deep mine in the Donegal Township and Saltlick Township areas, called Rustic Ridge ...

Fayette County zoning board considers proposed resort in Dunbar Township

By Mark Hofmann
The Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board will give its decision regarding a proposed resort in Dunbar Township within 45 days of review. A hearing, continued from November, was held Wednesday involving Geno Gallo’s request for a special exception to property zoned ...

Connellsville business owner’s loss of pet prompts fund for animal respirators

By Mark Hofmann
A local businesswoman’s family has set up a fund to help two local fire departments acquire animal respirators after the loss of the woman’s cat in a house fire. Lynda Sparks, owner of West Side Jewelry in Connellsville, was thankful the ...

Measles warning issued to Connellsville

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville city health officer Tom Currey informed board members this week that he received a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning about a measles outbreak. According to Currey, the warnings were issued after several people who visited Disneyland in California ...

South Connellsville Mayor Casini arraigned in gun case

By Mark Hofmann
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for South Connellsville Mayor Peter Matthew Casini on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition after police allege he ...

Man charged with robbing Uniontown service station

By Tribune-Review
A Uniontown man has been charged with robbing a Marathon service station last weekend. Ricky R. Grapes Jr., 35, was arraigned before District Judge Michael Metros and ordered held in the county jail after failing to post $50,000 bond. He ...

Ticket sales set for Connellsville Area High School annual musical

By Karl Polacek
Connellsville Area High School will begin selling tickets for its 2015 musical production of “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy,” beginning Tuesday. The production ...

Major storm skips past Fay-West area

By Karl Polacek
The mountain areas in Fayette and Westmoreland counties received from 3 to 6 inches of snow by Monday afternoon, but the lower elevations around Connellsville ...

South Connellsville mayor charged with transferring gun without council permission

By Mark Hofmann
South Connellsville Mayor Peter Matthew Casini has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition after police allege he transferred and purchased a gun from the borough’s police department without permission from borough officials. The charges were filed by state ...

Connellsville looks for ways to raise money, cut expenses

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville is beginning 2015 with a running start to raise the city’s revenue stream and cut expenses by holding public meetings. The first of several public meetings will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Connellsville Senior Citizens Center, 100 E. ...

Demolitions worry Connellsville health board

By Karl Polacek
The effects of the new abandoned property and vacant structure ordinance in Connellsville will begin to show results in March, according to Tom Currey, Connellsville’s health officer. But problems with buildings in the city came up Monday evening as health board ...

Fayette dad’s appeal denied in 2012 conviction

By Tribune-Review
Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected the appeal of a 59-year-old Fayette County man serving a 41⁄2-to 9-year sentence in his 2012 conviction for involuntary manslaughter ...

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