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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Group dedicated to reinstalling vandalized Armed Forces memorial

Tears come to Diane Hughes' eyes when she speaks about the vandalism of the Blue Star Memorial Highway marker at Point Lookout, located along Route 40 on Summit Mountain in Wharton Township.

Stolen computer may include encrypted medical information

A laptop computer belonging to UPMC that was stolen a week ago in Roscoe is still missing, but hospital officials say no patient information has been compromised.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Millennials wanted as Boomers expected to leave a crater in the job market

The Pittsburgh area is attracting many highly educated Millennials, but what the region needs are younger people willing to look at manufacturing jobs.

Former youth football league president charged with stealing $24k

The former president of the Albert Gallatin Youth Football League was arraigned Thursday on a charge that she stole $38,000 in league funds.

Candace Nicole Davis, 33, of New Salem faces a single count of theft by deception.

Local Memorial Day services announced

With solemn reflection, America will remember those who gave service to their country this Memorial Day with local communities planning events throughout the weekend.

Brownsville Area School Board passes tentative budget

Brownsville Area School Board Thursday night passed a tentative budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that does not call for a tax increase.

Residents ask DEP not to approve Hatfield's Ferry landfill permit

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.

Greene commissioners approve application for transportation services

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 discusses spring clean up

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.

Property transfers

Property transfers listed in the Fayette Recorder of Deeds office for May 15-21 are as follows:

Laurel Highlands hears renovation update

Laurel Highlands School Board on Thursday approved several buildings and grounds measures and heard an update on the high school renovation project from superintendent Jesse Wallace.

Monroeville man unsuccessfully appeals aggravated assault sentence

A Monroeville man convicted in a 2007 Redstone Township gas station shooting came before a Fayette County judge on Thursday to appeal his sentence.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Connellsville teen juggler carries on family tradition

For Nicholas Jacobyansky, juggling is a family affair. Nicholas will have the opportunity to showcase his juggling skills at the Geranium Festival Saturday in downtown Connellsville.

GOP, Democratic party committee chairs assess primary outcome

The Republican voter turnout and the success of the GOP committee-backed candidates is good news to the county party leader.

Airport authority awaits state authorization of local funding

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.

Albert Gallatin Area School Board adopts preliminary budget, faces revenue shortfall

Albert Gallatin Area School Board on Wednesday approved a $51.9 million preliminary budget for the 2015-16 school year.

Crematorium being ordered to close

A cease and desist order is being issued to a local funeral home that has been operating a crematorium in a commercial business district.

Connellsville Geranium Festival to be held Saturday

For the 11th year, the Connellsville Area Garden Club will host the Geranium Festival in downtown Connellsville.

Jefferson-Morgan school directors approve tentative budget with tax increase

Directors of the Jefferson-Morgan School Board on Monday approved a new tentative budget for the 2015-16 school year that will increase property taxes.

Assault charges dismissed against a Uniontown woman

A Uniontown woman accused of robbing an acquaintance and dragging her along in a truck had all charges dismissed Wednesday at her preliminary hearing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Bower upsets incumbent Heneks in Fayette DA primary

With the results from all voting precincts in, unofficial results indicate attorney Richard Bower has secured the Democratic nomination for the office of Fayette County District Attorney.

SCI-Fayette guard to face charges for indecent assault of a female CO

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.

Kasievich upsets Fike for Uniontown mayor Democratic nomination

A first time candidate unseated a two-term incumvent in the race for Uniontown mayor.

Zimmerlink, Lohr garner GOP nod

Republican voters on Tuesday gave their support to an incumbent commissioner and a South Connellsville businessman in their bid for a seat on the Fayette County Commission.

With the 81 precincts reporting results, incumbent Commissioner Angela M. Zimmerlink led the in the voting followed by David Lohr, Pat Lion and Dr. Evelyn Hovanec.

Abraham gets Fayette County controller Democratic nod

A Fairchance councilman secured the Democratic nomination for the Fayette County controller position, according to unofficial primary results.

Man wounded as shots fired in Pershing Court

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.

Connellsville hires police officer

CONNELLSVILLE - Connellsville City Council on Tuesday hired a police officer restoring the police department to it's full complement of 15 officers.

Six Connellsville school director candidates secure nominations in primary

A Connellsville businessman was successful in his bid to appear on the November general election ballot as a candidate for school director.

Seven Albert Gallatin school director candidates secure nominations in primary

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.

Reilly defeats Terravecchia to gain Dem nod for Fayette coroner

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.

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