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Longtime Fayette County Fair volunteer Herring honored as ‘ambassador’

By Cindy Ekas 7:35 a.m.
The 60th annual Fayette County Fair kicked off on Thursday night when longtime volunteer Nancy Herring was recognized as “Fair Ambassador” for the many contributions she has made during the past six decades. During opening ceremonies, Barron “Boots” Hetherington of …

Dunbar Twp. man held for trial in DUI fatality

By Mark Hofmann 7:30 a.m.
A Dunbar Township man will go to trial on all charges — including homicide by vehicle while under the influence — in the death of …

Connellsville man held for court in robbery at Gibson Terrace

By Karl Polacek 7:30 a.m.
A Connellsville man charged with robbing an individual at Gibson Terrace on June 13 will go to trial following his preliminary hearing on Thursday before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr. Cody Darrell, 19, of 1005 Aetna St. is accused of …

Fayette fair queen, princess are crowned

By Cindy Ekas
Approximately 300 people crowded into the Fiddlers’ Building on Thursday night as Emily Kurilla, 20, of Point Marion was selected as the 2014 Fayette County …

Uniontown law firm gives up row office appointment amid ethics questions

By Liz Zemba
A day after the Trib questioned the legality of Fayette County’s prothonotary appointing her husband’s law firm to serve as her solicitor, the firm has abruptly resigned. To “avoid any appearance of impropriety,” the Uniontown firm of Davis and Davis …

Warrant issued for Mich. man in Nemacolin scam

By Liz Zemba 9:32 a.m.
Jeffrey Paul Cochran knew his 13-day ruse at a posh Fayette County resort was up when his phone rang one morning in May, according to a criminal complaint accusing him of impersonating two doctors and a golf pro to secure …

Fayette County prothonotary’s bid to block access to abuse orders in dispute

By Liz Zemba
A campaign by Fayette County’s prothonotary to block access to protection from abuse orders took a hit this week when an attorney for a leading domestic violence service group said she knows of no law permitting the move. Prothonotary Nina …

Appeal filed in death of special needs child in Fayette

By Tribune-Review
One of the parents who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-month-old girl has appealed a judge’s order denying him a trial. Robert D. Dodson, 59, and Tammy J. Bohon, 38, are serving 41⁄2 to nine …

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend in back

By Tribune-Review
A Masontown woman allegedly stabbed her live-in boyfriend twice in the back at their home, then ran from the scene, according to borough police. The pair apparently were “arguing about whose beer he was drinking,” said Chief Joseph Ryan. Misty …

Litigants against Fayette jail look to join forces

By Liz Zemba
Litigants in two land-use appeals seeking to stop construction of Fayette County’s $32 million jail want the cases consolidated, according to a motion filed on Tuesday. Attorney Rich Bower of Connellsville filed the motion seeking to consolidate an appeal he …

Calvary United Methodist Church to hold 7th annual Gospel Sing

By Pam Porterfield
The Calvary United Methodist Church’s seventh annual Gospel Sing will be held from noon to  7 p.m. Saturday in the church, 328 Calvary Church Road, Acme. The event will be held outside, weather-permitting, otherwise it will be held indoors. Five …

Fayette County Fair celebrates 60th anniversary

By Mark Hofmann
The 60th annual Fayette County Fair officially kicked off today — another year that will continue to live up to this year’s theme, “Treasure The …

Connellsville lecture on Saturday to focus on rejected human-rights ordinance

By Mark Hofmann
The human-rights ordinance that was presented to Connellsville City Council earlier this year and was declined will be discussed at a lecture series on Saturday. “It includes protection from discrimination in areas of housing, employment and public accommodations on the …

Fayette attorney wants defense counsel disqualified

By Tribune-Review
An assistant district attorney wants the lawyers representing a Connellsville father and son in a homicide case disqualified from the case. Robert Leroy Daniels Jr., 43, and his son, Robert Leroy Daniels III, 19, both of Connellsville, are charged with …

Export man must register as sex offender

By Liz Zemba
A 64-year-old Export man accused of using a Beaver County charter school’s wireless Internet connection to try to meet someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl told a judge he wants to become a productive member of society, once he …

Fayette woman dies in fall from ATV on National Pike

By Tribune-Review
A Fayette County woman died in a West Virginia hospital on Tuesday, the day after she was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. According to state police, Lori Jean Jones, 44, of Markleysburg, was riding a Honda Recon ATV on …

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Connellsville man in 2013 accident

By Tribune-Review
A Dunbar Township woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Connellsville man accused of homicide by vehicle. Adam Jacob Bagwell, 30, is charged by state police with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, …

Fayette communities come together on forming land bank

By Karl Polacek
Interest is growing in forming a land bank by Fayette County municipalities. On Tuesday, representatives from various Fayette County municipalities gathered in Connellsville City Hall to discuss implementation of a land bank. This was the second meeting held on the …

Old bricks get new purpose, Connellsville gets paved street

By Karl Polacek
East Morton Avenue in Connellsville was paved this week, thanks to help from a local business. But first, the old paving bricks were removed before …

Charges added against Uniontown man in case involving dog shooting

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man accused of shooting and severely injuring a dog during a dispute over a cellphone was held for trial following a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Christian Wade Palm, 21, of Uniontown, is charged by city police with simple …

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