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Preliminary budget

| Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007

An apparently balanced preliminary budget for Joseph A. Hardy/Connellsville Airport was circulated to Fayette County Airport Authority members Tuesday but not released to the public.

The board plans to vote on the 2008 spending plan in November. Neither expenses nor revenues were discussed during yesterday's monthly meeting.

Airport Manager Sam Cortis said the budget "is in the black for the first time since anyone can remember." He said new tenants and increased revenue from hangar rentals contributed.

Solicitor Mark A. Rowan and member Mark Wasler, who conducted the meeting in the absence of board President Jesse Wallace, advised Cortis not to release the budget.

Public panels release preliminary budgets for review as a common practice.

Fairchance

Man faces hearing

on rape charges

A Fayette County man accused of rape will face a preliminary hearing Thursday before District Judge Randy Abraham of McClellandtown.

According to state police at Uniontown, Robert Sabula, 30, of Fairchance assaulted a Fairchance woman during a domestic dispute at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at a Main Street residence.

Sabula was arraigned before District Judge Dwight Shaner of Smock on charges of rape, aggravated indecent assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and harassment.

He remains in Fayette County Prison after failing to post $50,000 straight bond.

Vanderbilt

Fall happenings

Vanderbilt residents may burn yard waste from daylight to dusk every day except Sunday, from Oct. 20 through Nov. 30. No tires, trash, building materials nor hazardous waste may be burned.

Trick-or-treat will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

Vanderbilt, Dickerson Run, Liberty and Dawson will have trick-or-treat at this time.

October's borough council meeting was canceled. There was no quorum. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 20.

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