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2008-09-19 00:00:16

By Chris Foreman The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on Wednesday bought a 197- acre tract bordering Ohiopyle State Park for $760,000 in funding provided from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The property at 209 Ohiopyle Road in Stewart in Fayette County was owned by the Passavant Joint Declaration of Trust. Upon closing, the conservancy conveyed the property to DCNR as a permanent addition to the popular park, which encompasses more than 19,000 acres....

2008-09-01 00:06:58

By Judy Kroeger Bob Menarcheck grew up in the coal mining patch town of Filbert, the son of a miner. His father and brothers worked in the mines, but Ignatius Menarcheck did not want his youngest son to follow suit. "My father insisted that I went to school," he said. However, Bob Menarcheck did spend one day in a coal mine. "When my father retired, I spent one day in Robena. When he retired, he was a mine foreman at Robena," he said. The younger Menarcheck has recently published his...

2008-09-01 00:03:06

By Barbara Hollenbaugh Twenty years ago, a group of local musicians approached the rangers at Ohiopyle State Park about holding a small concert there. The rangers agreed and the Music in the Mountains Festival was born. Barbara Wallace, naturalist at Ohiopyle, said that the mission of the festival is to "showcase local musicians and interpret the history of Ohiopyle State Park and the surrounding area." Wallace said she is pleased with the way the program has grown. "When this festival...

2008-08-31 00:00:30

Two Fayette County men were arrested Thursday, hours after police said they stripped a vacant home of metal pipes and doors and then set the structure ablaze. Adam Franklin Myers, 19, of Uniontown, and Robert Allen Jordan, 26, of Smithfield, were charged with burglary, theft and arson Thursday night. State police were called to investigate a fire reported at 2:55 p.m. at 206 Club York Road, Georges. Cpl. Thomas Maher, a state police fire marshal from the Uniontown barracks, said the...

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...

2008-08-04 00:00:19

By Jeff Pikulsky Rostraver Elementary School has partnered with California University of Pennsylvania to help young students think inventively. Cal U professors and Belle Vernon Area School District teachers have worked together to introduce elementary school students to Camp Invention. The five-day science summer day camp teaches children how to learn by unconventional means. Local educators teach the national program, which is sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame...

2008-08-01 00:13:27

By Michael Cope 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 Joseph A. Hardy III, owner of 84 Lumber Co. "What better way than to expand health care here in Fayette County." Eberly, the late Uniontown...

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...

2008-07-31 09:01:11

By Gary Long, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 31--The Brownsville Independent School District will hold a special meeting today to discuss names for the five new schools the district is building. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at BISD headquarters at 1900 Price Rd. Presentations will be limited to five minutes per person and not more than 15 minutes per name nomination. Handouts and photos may be submitted. Mittie Pullam's name is among those submitted. She was an...

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...