If a bill aimed at closing the philosophical exemption to having children vaccinated becomes law in Pennsylvania, several Fayette County parents who have chosen this exemption for their children, will be responsible for ensuring that they receive the necessary vaccinations.
Lori C. PadillaPalm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week with Jesus’ entrance into Jersusalem. The Connellsville Ministerial Association continued its yearly tradition by bringing its congregations along to march to Lions Square for a service. Pastor Bob Strader of World Christian Outreach leads some of his members through town, waving palm and singing.
The state Department of Corrections (DOC) has lauded the Fayette County Prison administration for its diligence in bringing the lockup's policies and procedures into compliance with state requirements.
The endorsement came with the DOC's 2014 inspection report of the prison that was presented by Warden Brian Miller to the prison board last week.
Brian Higbee (right), pastor of City Church in Connellsville explains to the gathering for Palm Sunday that Jesus rode into Jerusalem to face opposition which still exists today when it comes to religious belief and personal conviction.
The Truley family, one of four families displaced by a fire at City Mission's Liberty Park Apartments in Uniontown March 12, is trying to come to terms with a new way of life while searching for a new home.
In preparation for a special exhibit opening on April 18, the Greene County Historical Society is putting out a call for people familiar with the organization prior to 1985 who might like to share information on how things have changed at the museum over the years.
Although a recent Vatican decree means the possibility of more Masses at four churches that were merged into St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church of Western Fayette County, their doors will remain closed during Holy Week.
John F. Brothers | Herald-StandardFirefighters begin attacking flames that destroyed a building at B&R Recycling on Bellview Road in Bullskin Township early Sunday Morning. Fayette 911 said the blaze was reported around 3 a.m. and that no one was hurt. Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by Everson, Connellsville Township, Mount Pleasant and Dawson volunteer fire departments.
A man fighting to be compensated for spending 27 years behind bars on a wrongful double homicide conviction is asking the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss an appeal from two former prosecutors named in the man’s federal lawsuit.
John F. Brothers | Herald-StandardMark Griffin of Mount Pleasant enjoys a warm March afternoon fishing from the dock at Dunlap Lake in Menallen Township on Wednesday. The forecast for the next couple of days will be much different, with temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Snow flurries are also a possibility.
Legislation introduced by state Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-South Union Township, to consolidate school district administration functions at the county level is being looked at by Republicans, who control the state Legislature.
Convicted killer Mark Duane Edwards had his death penalty sentence overturned and now faces four consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, according to an order handed down Wednesday by a Fayette County judge.
The Fayette County Prison Board will begin the process to reverse a January decision to suspend its warden and deputy warden and instead pay the two employees for their lost wages and expunge the matter from their respective records.