CARMICHAELS - Residents asked the state to deny FirstEnergy Corp.'s request for permission to dispose of as much as six barge loads a day of ash from the coal burning generators at a power plant in Beaver County to the landfill at the closed Hatfield's Ferry Power Station in Greene County.
WAYNESBURG – Greene County Commissioners approved an application Thursday to the state Department of Transportation outlining a fare adjustment and increase for residents who use the county's transportation services program, which officials say is necessary to improve services.
POINT MARION -- Council discussed the possibility of rearranging the timing of the borough's Spring Clean Up Day, which was previously scheduled to coincide with Fayette County's Hard To Recycle/Clean Up Day.
DUNBAR TWP. - The Fayette County Airport Authority continues to wait for approval from the state to pay outstanding invoices it has incurred for engineering services tied to a $2 million hangar construction project.
A state corrections officer from Ohiopyle accused of exposing himself to a female guard he supervised, and made unwanted sexual advances toward her, had all charges held Wednesday for Fayette County Court.
Gary Robert Crayton, 52, of Chalk Hill-Ohiopyle Road faces four charges of indecent assault, two charges of harassment and one count of indecent exposure.
A man was shot in the leg early Tuesday morning in the vicinity of Pershing Court in Uniontown where several rounds of gun fire were heard and numerous housing units and a parked vehicle were struck by bullets.
Four of the nine candidates seeking an open seat on the Albert Gallatin Area School Board were eliminated from the race after Tuesday's primary, as voters narrowed the number of potential candidates for the five open board seats.
Longtime Fayette County Coroner Dr. Philip Reilly received the support of Democrat voters, securing the party's nod on Tuesday.
Reilly, who is seeking a seventh consecutive term as coroner, defeated John Terravecchia, a deputy coroner, in Tuesday's primary. Reilly will face Republican Dennis Heath Jr., who has no opposition in the primary, in the November general election. The coroner serves a four-year term.
Two candidates running in the Democratic race for Greene County commissioner in Tuesday's primary election were separated by just 24 votes, and they now await the results of the absentee ballots that are expected to be counted today.
State police said Jordan C. Thomas, 27, of Ellsworth was flown to Allegheny General Hospital with unspecified injuries after being struck by a vehicle while walking in the middle of Beallsville Road about 11:30 p.m. Monday.
Pending official tabulations, two candidates for magisterial judge in the district covering Masontown and surrounding areas have emerged from the field of seven to secure the Democratic and Republican nominations heading into the general election in the fall.
Jason Erdely of Perryopolis, Vicki Olexa of Perryopolis, Brian Secrest of Perryopolis, Tracy Angelo of Perryopolis and Lisa K. Rice Strickler of Vanderbilt all secured nominations on both the Democratic and Republican sides for a Frazier School Board seat Tuesday according to unofficial results from the Fayette County Election Bureau.
Jennifer Jeffries and Earl Wright secured nominations on the Democratic and Republican tickets respectively in the magisterial district judge race for South Union and Menallen townships, each trumping a field of three to secure the nods.
According to the unofficial results in the race for school director in the Brownsville Area School District from Fayette County Election Bureau, voters in both parties have nominated four incumbents and one new candidate to advance to general election in the fall.
Jeffery Redman won the Democratic Party's primary for Fayette County register of wills.
Jeffrey L. Redman defeated Soni Shaner Mancuso in Tuesday's primary. The winner of this race will most likely face Ron Romeo of Uniontown, who is running unopposed as the Republican candidate for register of wills.
Business owner Louis "Weeger" Agostini narrowly defeated appointed incumbent Jason Scott in a three-way race for the Democratic Party nomination for a four-year term as a South Union Township supervisor.
The Herald-Standard examines California University of Pennsylvania's institutional support of its athletic programs in recent years following the school's decision to eliminate six assistant coaching positions.
The attorney representing a mentally incompetent Uniontown man who has been in custody for eight and a half years without trial on a homicide charge is asking a Fayette County judge to dismiss the case.
The passage of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 gave white males, over the age of 21, the right to vote. It took until 1965 for everyone, regardless of gender, race or ethnic background to have the ability to cast a ballot.
The dedication and commitment of the men and women that daily protect and serve their communities and those that have died in the line of duty, were honored by their peers and others as the city celebrated National Police Week.
As some Fayette County Democrats changed their party affiliation to the GOP and former Republicans will align with the Democratic party in the May primary, three likely politicos have opted out of the traditional parties and are now registered as Independents.
In a letter to the Connellsville Area School Board in January, former district business manager Gene Cunningham warned directors that the district could be facing a $5.9 million deficit for the 2015-16 fiscal year; however, that information was never released to the public.
State auditors recommended that Connellsville's police pension plan repay more than $7,000 in state aid it shouldn't have received and found that the settlement to lay off the city's last paid fire fighter included vested pension benefits that don't comply with the Third Class City Code.
A more comprehensive agreement between Fayette County and building and construction unions will find its way to the Fayette County Commission June agenda, after a related 2011 document resurfaced and a re-drafted version was not acted upon Thursday by the board.
The Ohiopyle-Stewart Community Center is hosting its first Spirit of the River Ohiopyle Wine, Music and Arts Festival on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. in the community park and the community center, located in the center of town.
PERRYOPOLIS -- Officials on Wednesday voted to rent office space in the borough building to a state representative, causing some concerns that officials won't re-establish an emergency medical service station in the near future.
The seven candidates seeking the magisterial district judge seat in Masontown and surrounding areas have spent $70,393 altogether leading up to the May primary election, according to campaign finance reports submitted last week to the Fayette County Election Bureau.
Two of the three candidates running for magisterial district judge in South Union and Menallen Townships spent more than $30,000 combined in their election bids, while the other spent less than $5,000.
WASHINGTON – Red, white and blue wreaths adorned the front of a stage lined with uniformed law enforcement officers. Candle flames danced in the night breeze. Taps played mournfully. A sea of heads bowed.
The Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) denied a Dunbar resident and a security company their requests for special exceptions for an armed self-defense outdoor target shooting and instruction area after the petitioners failed to appear at the scheduled hearing.