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2014-07-17 16:22:01

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fayette County Cultural Trust announced today that the FirstEnergy Foundation plans to donate $100,000 to help fund economic development activities in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The grant - $25,000 per year over four years beginning in 2014 - will be used to help redevelop the Connellsville downtown area and provide assistance to local small businesses. "We greatly appreciate the generous support from the FirstEnergy Foundation,...

2010-06-16 13:15:00

California University of Pennsylvania students will gain clinical experience at new center in Connellsville, Pa. CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique collaboration in one of Pennsylvania's most medically underserved regions promises a brighter future for children with autism and their families. Highlands Hospital, a not-for-profit community hospital in Connellsville, Pa., has entered into a consultation agreement with the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic to develop...

2010-06-16 12:54:00

DALLAS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukote Inc., a producer of toner and environmentally friendly print cartridges, has announced an expansion of its manufacturing plant in Connellsville, PA. The expansion will make Nukote's U.S. plant the first fully-integrated laser toner print cartridge remanufacturing center in the United States. At the facility, Nukote will collect and process empty print cartridges, manufacture toner, remanufacture cartridges and distribute them to resellers...

2010-05-04 13:09:00

CONNELLSVILLE, Fayette County, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will invest $204,000 to improve Youghiogheny River Park in Connellsville, Fayette County, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley said today. The funds will help connect the park to the river and stabilize the river bank, and expand trail amenities along the Great Allegheny Passage including secure showers and bike-washing facilities. "For many years, communities turned their backs...

2008-09-20 12:00:28

By Judy Kroeger Several hundred people have signed a petition requesting Connellsville City Council reinstate fired health, code and zoning officer Rita Bornstein. Daniel Wiltrout presented council a petition with 447 names requesting the city reinstate Bornstein, who was fired after a hearing last month. Bornstein was fined by the State Ethics Commission for using city time and a computer for code work for other municipalities. "You did a grave injustice," Wiltrout said. "I think the...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By Jennifer Reeger Although only two of 23 school districts in Westmoreland and Fayette counties failed to make progress in student achievement during the 2007-08 academic year, fewer individual schools met thresholds set by the state. One reason cited is that the thresholds have increased. In the 2006-07 school year, only 54 percent of students needed to score proficient or above in reading and 45 percent in math on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. In the 2007-08 school...

2008-08-06 18:00:30

By Rachel R. Basinger, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Aug. 6--Mt. Pleasant Area School District will receive more than $123,000 from the state to help integrate the use of the Internet as a teaching tool in eight or nine classrooms. Superintendent Terry Struble announced Tuesday at the board's work session that the district had received a Classrooms for the Future grant. "The money we will receive will enable us to equip eight to nine classrooms with the Smart Core Technology...

2008-07-31 18:00:48

By Michael Cope, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Jul. 31--A steel beam signed by 400 capital campaign donors was hoisted atop the new wing at Uniontown Hospital during a "capping off" ceremony Wednesday. The occasion marked the end of structural work on the $42 million renovation project. "As a Bob Eberly protege, he taught me how to share my wealth in order to help those in need," said Joe Hardy, owner of 84 Lumber Co. "What better way than to expand health care here in Fayette...

2008-07-26 15:00:34

By Michael Cope, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Jul. 26--Everson officials are inviting residents for a night out Aug. 5 to show solidarity against those in the community "who live outside the law." The town will again participate in National Night Out, a worldwide rally against crime that includes a nighttime stroll. "Last year, nearly 70 Everson citizens participated in the walk," Mayor Tim Shoemaker said. "We want to show the vandals, thieves and others who live outside the law...

2008-07-18 00:00:20

Officials in Fayette County have come to an agreement with the state Department of Transportation for the addition of a see- through pedestrian safety corridor to the $9.2 million Memorial Bridge renovation project in Connellsville. PennDOT will add a 6-foot-wide sidewalk with barriers between vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The corridor will extend from Murphy Avenue to Seventh Street, providing safe and convenient access to the city's North Side for Yough River Trail travelers. "PennDOT...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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