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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
All lanes on Route 119 to open for fair

There will be no construction hindering traffic on Route 119 near the Fayette County Fairgrounds for the next few weeks.

Homicide suspect claims he was too sick to answer police questions, wants statements dismissed

The attorney for a Uniontown man accused of homicide argued in Fayette County Court on Tuesday that his client’s medical condition prevented him from understanding police questioning, and that any statements the suspect made should be dismissed.

'Everything is awesome' when Steel City LUG returns to Fayette County Fair

Praised for their creativity as well as their kindness, Steel City Lego user Group is being invited back for a return engagement to the Fayette County Fair.

North Fayette water authority looking at options; not erecting 'for sale' sign

While the North Fayette County Municipal Water Authority (NFCMWA) board continues to await the results of a study commissioned in June to determine the feasibility of constructing a new water treatment plant or purchasing water from neighboring Westmoreland County, it appears support is growing to locally maintain the operation.

Cavanagh to seek commission seat in November

Former Fayette County Commissioner Sean Cavanagh will officially announce his intention to seek public office during a kick-off event tonight at the historic Summit Inn.

Alleged Connellsville vandals brought up on new charges

Two Mt. Pleasant residents previously charged for their alleged role in a recent wave of vandalism in Connellsville and Dunbar Township are scheduled to be arraigned today on more than 50 new charges.

Masontown committee to explore quality-of-life ordinance

MASONTOWN -- A three-member committee will review a quality-of-life ordinance enforced in another municipality that targets those who fail to maintain their property, and make recommendations to tailor a similar ordinance addressing the borough's needs.

Connellsville police look for South Side Grocer robber

Connellsville police are looking for a man who robbed South Side Grocer on Pittsburgh Street late Monday evening.

Acme man killed in crash

An Acme man died as the result of a one-vehicle crash earlier this month on White Bridge Road in Mount Pleasant Township, state police said.

SE Greene school board ratifies five-year contract for superintendent

The Southeastern Greene School Board ratified a five-year contract with Superintendent Richard J. Pekar Jr. Monday night.

Connellsville man to stand trial for allegedly assaulting another man with a bat

An attempted homicide charge against a Connellsville man accused of assaulting another man with a baseball bat was dismissed Tuesday, but he will stand trial on several related charges.

Charges held against Confluence man accused of raping 12-year-old

A Confluence man will stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on multiple occasions in 2011.

Police in Greene County looking for man who tried to rob grocery store

State police are looking for the man who threatened to shoot a clerk as he tried to rob Rush Grocery in Greene County Monday.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Casey wants to keep bigger trucks off state roads

Congress is considering permitting bigger trucks on highways throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation, a plan that that Congress should "put brakes on," U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa, said Thursday.

Fayette commissioners purchase AEDs for county buildings

Fayette County employees and those conducting business at the various county-owned buildings can be assured that should a cardiac incident take place, there is equipment and trained personal ready to help.

Man formerly accused in beating, sues CalU and borough

A former California University of Pennsylvania student and football player has filed a federal suit against the university, the borough and the Washington County District Attorney’s office claiming false arrest and imprisonment as well as other charges.

Murphy's Aww

Murphy, a bearded collie, sits with Angie Kern as they watch the Storey Square concert series on Monday.

Rain Day 2015: A forecast of fun

Greene County residents once again will flock to downtown Waynesburg Wednesday to celebrate the annual tradition of Rain Day.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Natural gas usage threatening coal industry

Coal has long been the energy source of choice to power America, but evidence shows that its popularity may be on the wane in the face of government regulations and the increased production of natural gas.

A new beginning: Uniontown transition program guides former inmates

The Rev. Terry Sanders has a mission: To save lives, one life at a time, by helping young men overcome addiction and transform themselves into contributing members of society.

CYS swamped with cases, outgrows offices

File cabinets crowd the hallways, with boxes stacked high above them; desks are crammed into spaces at the end of aisles and the small lunch room now houses four paralegals.

Fayette County Children and Youth Services (FCCYS) had outgrown its current office space even before changes in the child abuse law increased the caseload by at least 50 percent.

Bicyclist and car collide on Fayette Street

A bicyclist who collided with a car Monday morning on Fayette Street was flown to an area hospital for treatment. Uniontown Police Capt. David Rutter said the bicyclist, a man believed to be in his 20s, came across both lanes of Fayette Street from Church Street when his bike collided with a vehicle. The bicyclist was thrown onto the windshield of the car and suffered head and leg injuries. Police did not release the names of the driver or the bicyclist.The Uniontown Fire department and Fayette EMS assisted at the scene.Roberto M. Esquivel|Herald-Standard

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Greensburg bishop shares his own spiritual journey

As a boy, Bishop Edward Malesic didn't like going to Mass.

Political icon Fred Lebder made lasting impression

Fayette County political icon Fred Lebder is being remembered by fellow politicians and friends for the lasting impression he made on others during his 45 years of service.

Lebder, 94, of Uniontown, died Saturday at home.

"In my travels around this state without a doubt somebody would always bring up Fred Lebder in terms of what a great guy he was," said former state Sen. Richard A. Kasunic.

Motion to dismiss charges denied in Connellsville attempted homicide

A Fayette County judge has denied a Connellsville man’s motion seeking dismissal of charges related to a shooting that took place in August.

Fire crews battle North Union fire

Several area fire companies battled a Friday morning fire that occurred at the Mountain View Plaza in North Union Township. No injuries were reported. However, the fire caused extensive damage to several units in the lower level of the plaza. The state fire marshall is investigating the cause.Roberto M. Esquivel|Herald-Standard

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Jefferson-Morgan teacher recognized with Educator of the Year Award

Inspired by his teachers and instilled with a good work ethic from an early age, Robert Ardeno always knew he wanted to be an educator — but he never expected to be recognized for doing the job he loves and doing it well.

PNC analyst forecasts promising economic future

A PNC financial analyst discussed Tuesday the recent state of the U.S. economy and its outlook for the next several years.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Ten Mile radiation under investigation

When Mike Ozohonish learned of test results of the water in Ten Mile Creek in Greene County showing radiation levels 60 times higher than acceptable drinking water standards, he and water conservationists started to demand answers.

FBI seizes nearly $1.5 million in cash related to May 5 drug raid

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced the seizure of nearly $1.5 million in cash, related to a May 5 drug raid conducted in Uniontown.

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