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Laurel Business Institute held its 98th graduation on May 16, at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown. Kevin Cherry, assistant director of Distance Education and LBI Educator of the Year recipient, gave the commencement address. Linda P. Byrne, of Hopwood, and Nicole Halterman,…

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Laurel Business Institute held its 98th graduation on May 16, at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown. Kevin Cherry, assistant director of Distance Education and LBI Educator of the Year recipient, gave the commencement address. Linda P. Byrne, of Hopwood, and Nicole Halterman,…

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Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville held a picnic to observe the 265th anniversary of the first Mass in the area. This is one of several events taking place as the church prepares to celebrates its 175th anniversary in April. Pictured are parishioners enjoying the event.

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Champion Christian School held a ceremony for kindergarten and preschool graduates at Somerset Church of the Brethren. Kindergarten graduates received diplomas from their teacher, Ann Mathews, and were escorted by their fathers. Pictured are (from left) Yedyhel Correa Aleman, Sophia Reed, Ot…

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Champion Christian School held a ceremony for kindergarten and preschool graduates at Somerset Church of the Brethren. Preschool graduates were presented by their teacher, Jen Pizer, and were escorted by their mothers. Pictured are (from left) Isabella Strain, Brooks Steiner, Emily Reed, Pho…

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Armstrong provided a $400 donation to the California Volunteer Fire Department. Accepting the donation is Tom Hartley, chief, (left) and Frank Stetar, president (right). Presenting the check is John Thoma, general manager for the Connellsville Armstrong system.

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Bob Ward of South Connellsville, past council member and past tax collector, made a donation to borough police for safety equipment. Pictured are (from left) Officer James Shaw, Bob Ward and Mayor James Manges.

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In the summer of 1979, volunteer firefighters from eight companies worked to save Friendship Hill National Historic Site in Springhill Township during a series of fires later determined to be arson. Forty years later, these firefighters were joined by current firefighters from throughout the…

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In the summer of 1979, volunteer firefighters from eight companies worked to save Friendship Hill National Historic Site in Springhill Township during a series of fires later determined to be arson. Forty years later, the firefighters gathered for a group photo when the National Park Service…

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Four generations of female descendants of Gizel Legros, 91, of Stockdale, recently gathered. Pictured are (from lfeft) seated on couch: Nicole Mendicino, granddaughter; Diane Koneffko, daughter; Gizel Legros, Yvonne Waller, daughter; Renee Baciak, granddaughter; seated on the floor are great…

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Laurel Business Institute announced Taylor Grimm of Normalville received the 2019 Leah Fields Memorial Scholarship. Officials said, “This scholarship was created in memory of Leah Ray Fields, who was a respiratory therapy student at LBI who died tragically during her third semester of study.…

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Children in Uniontown Public Library’s Summer Quest reading program listen intently as Christine Wega from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium explains the eating habits of her friend, the boa constrictor. More information on library programs is available at www.uniontownlib.org.

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Laurel Highlands Class of 1969 held its 50th reunion at the Hilton Garden Inn in Uniontown. Brenda Pollak led singing of the alma mater. Guest teachers included Jack Schuessler, Bill Simpson and Jim Tobal. DJ Ron Allen provided music. An informal gathering took place the day before at Gus’s …

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Students from Chestnut Ridge Christian Academy in Uniontown visited the state Capitol in Harrisburg as part of the statewide Tobacco Resistance Unit. They attended Day at the Capitol to lobby for changing the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Pictured are (from left) front row: Noah Fike, Ja…

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Reps. Ryan Warner, R-Perryopolis, bottom left, and Bud Cook, R-West Pike Run Township, bottom right, presented a House citation to members of the champion Frazier High School Lady Commodores softball team from Perryopolis during recognition in the state House of Representatives.The team earn…

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Laurel Highlands High School Class of 1984 celebrated its 35th anniversary class reunion at The Stone House in Farmington. Pictured are (from left) front row: Jacki (Swaney) Lincoln, Barbara (Yalich) Fike, Tara Pulig, Penny Stashick, Debora (Herman) Domaracki, Sherri (Varto) Stroud, Kristan …

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Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation (PMHF) announced Jayda Jones of Brownsville Area High School is recipient of its 2019 Community Service Scholarship, created in memory of Jamie Ellenberger, who was served by Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services and an active member in the community…

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New Salem American Legion Auxiliary Unit 753 presented a $500 merit scholarship to Jessica Victor, daughter of Tom and Robin Victor, of New Salem. Jessica is a recent graduate of Albert Gallatin High School and attends Penn State University, majoring in chemical engineering. Pictured are (fr…

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Backed by a childhood photo, William “Bill” Booker, Class of 1974, accepts the Lillian M. Bassi Core Values Award, one of California University’s most prestigious honors, during the Bow Ties & Pearls event held recently at the campus. Booker, of Chatham, N.J., is a senior vice president …

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California University of Pennsylvania’s first Bow Ties & Pearls Ball brought a sellout crowd of 300 guests to campus in support of alumni recognition projects and student scholarships.The Convocation Center arena transformed into an elegant venue for cocktails and appetizers, dinner and …

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Renee Couser, left, executive director of the Community Foundation of Fayette County, accepts a check for $7,500 from Bob Shark, executive director of Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, for the Orville and Ruth Eberly Workforce Development Fund. The Community Foundation manages that fund…

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The Tri Star auto group added to their holdings after buying the land, assets and franchise from Day Centennial Chevrolet on Pittsburgh Road in Uniontown to create Tri Star Chevrolet. Pictured are (from left) Stephen Siwy Jr., Chevrolet district sales manager, and Kevin Sergent, owner and pr…

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First Energy donated $1,000 to the Connellsville Rec Board for its Summer Sports Camps. Pictured are (from left) Melissa Tzan, Olivia Tzan and David Omatick, Regional External Affairs – West Penn Power.

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Uniontown Flower Club participated in a cleanup day at Mount St. Macrina, cleaning the area of St. Ann Shrine and installed flowers in 18 planters. Pictured are (from left) front row: Harriet Michniak, Kristina Michniak Garrison, Mary Ann Blasinsky; second row: Antoinette Franks, Alice Dorob…

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Greene County Judge Farley Toothman oversaw the investiture of the seven certified volunteers for CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – during a ceremony held at the Greene County Courthouse. The advocates are committed to helping area children impacted by abuse and/or neglect. Rebecca …

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Fayette Lodge 228 F&AM of Uniontown Worshipful Master Philip Verbus, P.M., presented “Eagle Scout Freemason” pins to four Brothers. Pictured are (from left) Brother Robin W. Beissell, P.M. (Eagle earned 1966 with Troop 27, West Mifflin), Brother William E. (Will) Scarlett, P.M., P.S., an…