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2022-05-25 E-Edition

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

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SIGNING DAY

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

Connellsville Area Career & Technical Center students participated in Signing Day last week – but not to continue careers in athletics. They were signing for jobs. It was the second year the school conducted Signing Day, said Dr. Shawna LIttle, director of workforce development. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate what Connellsville Area Career & Technical Center is all about,” she […]

Good Morning Rise & Shine

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

Summer food program slated Connellsville Area School District will hold its summer food program for area youth. One free meal will be served to anyone 18 and younger. The program will be held Mondays through Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 through July 29. No meals will be served July 4. Locations are Bullskin Township Elementary School, West […]

Southmoreland studies proposed budget

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

The Southmoreland School Board is scheduled to meet in special session 7 p.m. Thursday to take action on a proposed 2022-23 spending plan. The board opted not to take action last week until figures from the state could be updated. “I want to make sure I’m right with what I’m projecting before I put it out there,” said Pamela Mondock, […]

Small tax hike part of budget proposal

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

When the Connellsville Area School Board meets this evening, it is expected to consider approval of a 2022-23 proposed budget totaling $83,000,548. The proposed spending plan would factor in a half-mill real estate tax increase recommended by district administration, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Bradley confirmed. Should a final budget be approved unchanged, the millage hike will result in a $30 annual […]

Mt. Pleasant agrees to help fire company purchase tools

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council agreed to Monday to help its volunteer fire department purchase rescue tools. A motion on council’s agenda sought the borough to allocate the balance cost of $11,549 for the purchase of Holmatro rescue tools — a P5P40 Spreader and a PC040 Cutter. The tools are used for tasks such as removing a victim who is trapped […]

CFFC awards grant funds to area organizations

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

The Community Foundation of Fayette County came to Connellsville last week where it presented more than $36,000 in grants to various organizations. Renee Couser, Community Foundation of Fayette County executive director, explained the Building a Stronger Fayette Fund is an endowment that the foundation set up in 2020 to provide general grandmaking in perpetuity. EQT Foundation is one of the […]

Patricia L. DeCara

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

Patricia Louise DeCara, 88, of Monarch, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 7, 1934, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late William and Anna (Skuban) Machesky. Pat graduated from South Union Township High School in 1952. She attended the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing and graduated […]

Janet M. Sines

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

Janet Michelle Sines, 51, of Dunbar, passed away, May 19, 2022, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 24,1970, in Connellsville, to the late James Franklin Sines and the late Kathryn Jane McGarrity Sines. Janet was the owner/operator of My Sisters Cleaning Company for over 25 years. She will be remembered as a selfless person that has left […]

John Pleva

By ops@our-hometown.com | May 25, 2022

John Pleva, 77, of Vanderbilt, passed away at 8:44 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2022, at his residence. John was born Nov. 19, 1944, at Virgin Run, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Homer) Pleva. John was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and loved participating in Memorial Day parades with other vets. He […]