Westmoreland Fair queen: Be outfitted for any role
With less than a week remaining in her reign as Westmoreland Fair queen, 2010 Franklin Regional graduate Grace Painter knows exactly the advice she will offer her successor, who will be crowned Aug. 19.

Police: Public safety jeopardized by cut of power at Verizon
State police at Uniontown said on Thursday public safety was jeopardized when power was shut down at two Verizon vaults in North Union, causing a nearly 29-hour interruption of communication, data and cell phone service in nearly all of the Lemont Furnace area Tuesday and Wednesday.

Toomey: Deficit panel has 'very good chance' of accomplishment
Pennsylvania's representative on Congress' "super committee" said on Thursday that he believes the panel can reach an agreement because its 12 members realize the importance of what they are doing.

Retired planning director hired as consultant for Westmoreland
Westmoreland County's longtime planning director, who retired from his full-time post last week, will be paid $29,300 during the next 13 months to serve as a consultant for the county's nonprofit industrial development corporation.

2 arrested in theft, beating of South Union store guard
Two people were lodged in the Fayette County Prison after police allege one of them beat a security officer who tried to stop them from leaving a store without paying for $170 worth of meat.

Ligonier restricts signs on Diamond
To alleviate fears that signs advertising fundraisers and nonprofit events might proliferate in Ligonier's picturesque Diamond, borough council Thursday night set limits on the location and number of signs allowed.

Connellsville man jailed, accused of snake theft
A Fayette County man is in jail after police said he stole a snake when its owner refused to sell it to him.

Fayette man faces multiple counts
A Fayette County man who police said stole a donation can for Children's Hospital faces additional charges after he allegedly was found in possession of a cup of urine and items belonging to a drugstore.

West Point girls secure World Series berth
West Point was down four runs to Pearl River, N.Y., in the championship but rallied for a thrilling victory to earn a second consecutive trip to the World Series in Kirkland, Wash.

Texan to face trial for fatal shooting in Ligonier
The man accused of gunning down a patron last month at a Ligonier bar during an argument over the television volume admitted to a detective that he shot the victim, authorities said.

Utility: Adamsburg power outages lessened
Frequent power outages in the Adamsburg area are becoming an inconvenience of the past, according to a West Penn Power official.



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