2022-01-10 E-Edition

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During Friday night late bingo, the Everson Volunteer Fire Company was called to a basement fire on Brown Street. Fire officials said the fire was first visible from an exterior vent pipe attached to a pellet stove. One cat was rescued from the building and the American Red Cross assisted residents. Fire officials reminded people with wood burners or pellet […]

Area businesses reap benefits from Westmoreland hotel tax

Dozens of businesses and organizations received money through the Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program. The money is generated through the county’s hotel tax. Forty-four businesses received a total of $574,700, significantly higher than the 2019 total of $368,000. The increase resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic said Ann Nemanic, GO Laurel Highlands executive director . “There was no grant cycle last […]

Area man killed in mine collapse

LAKE LYNN (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died after a roof collapse at a Springhill Township mine. WTAE reported the Fayette County Coroner’s office identified the miner as 49-year-old David Hayden from the East Huntingdon Township area. Hayden is survived by his wife, five children and a grandchild. A GoFundMe page has been set up by daughter Davina […]

Pa. Turnpike tolls increase

But 5% hike still smaller than has been past seven years

An annual toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is like a rite of passage into the new year, but this year’s hike brings with it some positive financial news for the agency. With a rebound in commercial traffic and the elimination of a $400 million annual payment to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the agency might finally be able to […]

Fayette’s Vicites named to SPC leadership role

Fayette County Commissioner Vince Vicites was elected Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission secretary/ treasurer. With more than 60 members, including an executive committee on which Vicites has served for 10 years, the SPC is a forum for regional collaboration, planning and public decision-making, focused on transportation, development, information systems and more. Vicites, sworn in during a December meeting, has been part of […]


COVID testing e-visits available MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine patients with COVID symptoms can now schedule e-visits through MyWVUChart to determine whether they need COVID tests. Through e-visits, patients can reach nurse navigators and eliminate the need to wait on hold to speak with someone for assessment. Symptomatic patients who might need orders for COVID testing can reach nurse navigators […]

Loma E. Fox


Loma Eileen (Peterson) Fox, 83, of Scottdale (East Huntingdon Township) went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was born Oct. 28, 1938, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Walter and Loma (Swallop) Peterson, who passed away in 1987 and 1996 respectively. She was married to Donald Fox, […]

Carol A. Myers


Carol A. Myers, 70, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. She was born Sept. 19, 1951, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Emery and Marjorie (Myers) Keefer. After graduating from Connellsville High School, she worked at Frick Hospital. She married the love of her life, William L. “Bill” Myers in 1974. Carol became a wonderful stay-at-home […]

Rebecca J. Hershberger


Rebecca Joyce Hershberger, 67, of Connellsville, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. in UPMC McCandless Hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1954, in Mt. Pleasant. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Evelyn Spaugy Hershberger of Scottdale and two brothers, infant Raymond and Donald Hershberger. She is survived by her brother, Kenneth L. Hershberger and sister-in-law, Dona of […]