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Saturday, April 30, 2016
North Union methadone clinic ordered to shut down

Methadone clinic staff was gathered in anticipation Friday awaiting the results of an emergency status conference when the phone rang.

Students awarded for entrepreneurial ideas

Before a business can boom, it must bloom. Three blossoming enterprises -- creations of four high school entrepreneurs -- took home a collective $1,000 at the third annual Fayette County Business Pitch Competition, hosted Wednesday at Brownsville Area High School.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Ringgold joins college credit initiative

A new program at Ringgold High School is helping students on their way to receiving college credit while still in high school.

Gallatin letter donated to Friendship Hill in Sunday ceremony

Albert Gallatin was 62 years old and serving as minister to France when he wrote a letter about maritime trade on March 14, 1823 and sent it through the French Postal Service to his acting council in the port city of La Rochelle.

Harhai disputes Monessen mayor's claims of 'lip service'

When Monessen Mayor Lou Mavrakis wrote to President Obama earlier this month, seeking help for the city's financial situation, the mayor wrote that state and federal officials have given the city "lip service."

Uniontown man charged with possession of child pornography

A Uniontown man charged with possession of child pornography told officers that “he figured he would get caught someday for it.”

Masontown pharmacy robbed by man wearing 'V For Vendetta' mask

A Carmichaels man is lodged in the Fayette County Prison after police allege he robbed a Masontown pharmacy at gunpoint wearing a V for Vendetta mask.

Mount Pleasant woman charged after attempting to rob bank

A Mount Pleasant woman told police she made a mistake when she allegedly attempted to rob a Westmoreland County bank.

One dies in fatal Monessen accident

One person was killed in a single-vehicle accident late Thursday evening in Monessen.

Local group cheers judge's decision to void mining special exception

A local watershed association is celebrating a decision by a Fayette County judge to void a special exception for mining operations on a Dunbar Township site.

Special-needs student denied Section 504 benefit

A state special education hearing officer has ruled that Laurel Highlands School District failed in its obligation to provide for a 7-year-old special-needs student during the 2014-15 school year.

Woman waives charges in death of elderly pedestrian

A Connellsville woman accepted a tentative plea deal for intermediate punishment five months after she allegedly struck a pedestrian, who later died.

Monongahela historical society seeking volunteers

The Monongahela Area Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help with Monongahela’s 250th Anniversary celebration in 2019.

FirstEnergy request for increase could affect local rates

FirstEnergy officials said Thursday that they're seeking to enhance electric system reliability for more than two million Pennsylvania customers – with $439 million in rate increases that would boost the average West Penn Power residential bill by 9.64 percent.

Butcher shop, bridge fabricator receive Fay-Penn funding

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council announced the approval of low-interest loans for two recent business development projects during its quarterly board meeting Thursday at Penn State-Fayette.

Mount Pleasant officials mull changes to playgrounds

Mayor Gerald Lucia said some people are not happy with a few crossing guards at several stops in the borough.

Rain doesn't stop a fisherman

Tom Zivic of Monongahela makes the most of an otherwise rainy day as holds on to a taut fishing line while at the Monongahela Aquatorium Thursday afternoon.

Pedal power

Hanna Black, 8, of Uniontown rides her bike outside of her home Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Fayette County business headed to Chicago for NFL Draft

For Stahl’s Decorating Fulfillment Center in Masontown, it’s all a game of numbers.

Twenty-five top draftees, 31 NFL teams, 93 jerseys, 2,840 custom font appliqués, 90 seconds.

Wharton Township supervisors lift outdoor burning ban

Residents in Wharton Township can resume burning yard debris and campers can get back to making S'mores now that township officials lifted the ban on all outdoor burning that was instituted when a huge forest fire started last week.

Americanism Day Parade set for Monday in Uniontown

The ideals that made the United States great will be celebrated in the 83rd annual Americanism Day Parade, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on May 2 in Uniontown.

Charleroi to rename stadium for Pottios

Before he played in the NFL, including Super Bowl VII, Myron Pottios honed his skills at Cougar Stadium.

Fallowfield Twp. proceeding with work at parks

FALLOWFIELD TWP. - Township supervisors on Wednesday said work on two parks is proceeding despite a problem with the bleachers.

Casey bill would incentivize college saving

Legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and a Republican colleague Thursday would offer several incentives to save money for college, including a tax credit for low- and middle-income families.

Charleroi Community Park lights baseball field

After 10 years in the making, Charleroi’s Community Park Board of Trustees were able to light Cominsky Field Wednesday night.

Commissioners move forward with bridge replacement project

The Fourth Street Bridge replacement project in North Irwin Borough is continuing to move forward.

Shuster supports Trump for president

Fresh off his apparent razor-thin primary victory, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, a newly elected Republican delegate, endorsed New York City developer Donald Trump for president Thursday.

Judge will make decision on evidence, testimony in rape case

A Fayette County Judge will determine if testimony from a 2014 assault and rape case is sufficient enough to go to trial.

Uniontown council hears rental fee ordinance proposal concerns

At its monthly work session Wednesday, Uniontown City Council heard concerns about a proposed rental fee ordinance that would call for city landlords to pay a biannual fee for registering and inspecting rental properties.

Audit report lists Monessen deficit

The City of Monessen finished 2015 with a deficit of $767,825, according to an independent audit.

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