Record-breaking number of requests made for 2023-24 LSA funding in Fayette County

The Fayette County commissioners approved 19 projects for funding through the 2023-24 Local Share Account program after receiving a record number of requests. “This year, we did see an unusually large number of requests,” Fayette County Redevelopment Authority Community Development Coordinator Brenda Girod said. “Historically, we see about 50 applications seeking around $2.5 million to $3.5 million. This year was the largest request since the program’s inception in 2015.” Over 100 project proposals from across the county were submitted to the commissioners for their review and approval to be funded through the LSA program. LSA funding is generated annually through the ...

Smithfield man jailed for alleged rape

State police charged a Smithfield man Tuesday in connection to an alleged rape in Springhill Township. Joseph Glenn Hardin, 37, faces felony charges of rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors. According to the criminal complaint, earlier this year the alleged victim reported to police that Hardin had raped her in May 2022 when she was 13 years old. Police said the incident occurred at a home in the 300 block of Tunnel Road. The girl told investigators she and Hardin were taking a walk through a wooded area behind the house when the assault occurred. Hardin denied the allegations when interviewed by ...

Pittsburgh man charged for allegedly assaulting state trooper

A Pittsburgh man faces a felony assault charge for allegedly hitting a state trooper Monday morning. Charles Isaac Green, 48, also faces misdemeanors of simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to the 300 block of Provins Avenue in Masontown at about 12:10 a.m. for a domestic incident involving Green and his ex-girlfriend. When police tried to take Green into custody, he allegedly elbowed one of the officers in the face. Police said the officer had an, “injury to his nose” but did not provide additional detail about the severity of the injury. Green was arraigned Monday morning before District Judge Ronald ...

No injuries reported in California fire

An unoccupied home in California was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. California Fire Department Chief Tom Hartley said the house at 945 Pike Run Drive was engulfed in flames before they arrived shortly before 7:30 p.m. Hartley said the home had been up for sale and nobody was inside at the ...

Fire safety protocols to keep in mind when holiday decorating

Decorating the interior and exterior of a home is a beloved holiday season tradition in millions of households. Such decor makes it easy to dive into the festive nature of the season. Many people could not imagine a holiday season without decorating their homes, and it’s vital that ...

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Millen recalls football journey at Pa. Hall of Fame induction

The recent Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Oct. 28 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott in Breinigsville was a star-studded affair.Locally Fayette County Sports Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer was the headliner, but at the event two former pro football stars, Russ Grimm and ...

Bearcats, Cougars to meet in PIAA soccer semifinals

Bentworth defeated Burrell two weeks ago in overtime, 2-1, to advance to the WPIAL Class AA boys soccer championship against Charleroi.The Bearcats beat the Bucs, 3-1, on Saturday in the PIAA quarterfinals for another match against Charleroi after the Cougars defeated Tulpehocken, 1-0, on Bryce ...


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Elevate your tailgate

Concoct a winning game plan, gather the parking lot games and call the biggest fans you know - it’s tailgating season. This year, before you root on your favorite team, make sure your pregame party matches the intensity of the fourth quarter with recipes that really fire up the crowd.For a ...


For Democrats: A night to remember

Last year at this time, Republicans were scratching their heads after their expected “Red Wave” fizzled.That must’ve hurt.They had expected to be able to take full control of Congress the following January. But instead, they’ve been in complete disarray ever since.Not my monkey. Not my ...


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