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2011-01-03 13:43:00

First-Ever Year without a Fatality in PA Mines; New Mine Safety Law Making Difference HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in the state's long history of mineral extraction, Pennsylvania's mines were free of fatalities last year--an achievement that Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger praised today, saying mines can be safe when there is an across-the-board commitment to safety. Pennsylvania's most recent mine fatalities...

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...

2010-03-04 09:48:00

Lane Closures Scheduled, Traffic Stoppages Possible HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today that work crews have begun dismantling a bridge that, until recently, carried the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail over the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Somerset. DCNR closed the 40-year-old span after a Dec. 17 inspection found conditions that could endanger hikers and snowmobile riders using the bridge, as well as...

2009-08-11 09:28:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), the premier provider of diagnostic imaging professional services, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is pleased to announce its exclusive imaging services contract with Uniontown Hospital, in Uniontown, Pa. Uniontown Hospital, a 224-bed hospital, has been providing a full-range of medical care to the residents of Fayette County and surrounding areas for over 100 years. The system includes over 200 medical staff, and offers...

2009-04-01 14:01:00

Participants to Learn about Region's Conservation Landscape Initiative, How Recreation and Focus on Nature Can Stimulate Economy HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community leaders from throughout the Laurel Highlands will meet for a summit later this month to discuss ways to expand the region's economy by capitalizing on its natural and cultural resources. Scheduled for April 26-27, the first Laurel Highlands Summit is part of the region's Conservation Landscape...

2009-02-12 16:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reviewed and approved the plan of closure for Brownsville Tri-County Hospital in Brownsville, Fayette County, which ceased operations today. All 15 patients who were in the hospital have been relocated to other facilities. All hospital staff, even those who were not scheduled to work, assisted with the patient transfer. Local ambulances and emergency management systems have been notified the...

2008-10-06 00:00:28

By Craig Smith Meriwether Lewis arrived at Fort Fayette in Pittsburgh on July 15, 1803, expecting to pick up the keeled boat he commissioned to take his top-secret expedition up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Lewis designed the boat, and included a spacious cabin on the back and a hold capable of carrying 12 tons of provisions. The couple of days he expected to stay here turned into six frustrating weeks, caused by "the unpardonable negligence of my boat builder," Lewis wrote in...

2008-09-26 00:00:23

By Tamara Simpson Girardi It didn't take long for Penn State Fayette's chancellor, Emmanuel Osagie, to see the rich steel tradition of the area when he moved to Uniontown a little more than a year ago. Osagie says it was that understanding that led him to bring a music festival tradition he's seen in New Orleans and Philadelphia to his campus. "I have spent a good deal of time in such places as New Orleans and the Philadelphia area, where annual music festivals bring people together," he...

2008-09-22 00:00:23

By Barbara Hollenbaugh Mining, transporting and transforming coal into coke is part of the region's heritage. That heritage comes alive again on Saturday at the Penn State Coal and Coke Music Festival at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. "This festival will celebrate the different kinds of music that were a part of this era," said Gina Jones, chairperson of the event. "Polka was the most popular music. Gospel music was common as well. Folk music and jazz also were common here. In...

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...


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