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Tuesday, December 03, 2002
hello old big c moved 20 yrs ago still love the old place. i have alot of family and friends in the area . do miss them all i live in omaha ne. have 4 kids 2 married and 2 grandchildren. we do love it here now but connellsville is and will always be my home and birth place. to all who live there happy holidays.
sandy moulton [Contact]
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Tuesday, December 03, 2002
I LOVE THIS WEB SITE ")
Caitlyn [Contact]
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Sunday, December 01, 2002
Researching family history and would like to have contact with McKittericks, Donovan, Logan, or Haney, O'Neil. Also, I'm intereted in any historical photos and information about Leisenring. Thanks.
Colleen Haney Morgan [Contact]
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Sunday, December 01, 2002
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Friday, November 29, 2002
i love this site and glad for that
shapiro elmatardor [Contact]
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Friday, November 29, 2002
i love this site and glad for that
shapiro elmatardor [Contact]
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Thursday, November 28, 2002
I was born in Connellsville on 10/03/1951. My mother is Mary Louise Robbins, daughter of Arthur Benton Robbins and Elizabeth Ogilvie. He was the postmaster in town for many years. My great aunt, Lue Ogilvie, was a school teacher in Connellsville. Hello!
Larry Conley Bach [Contact]
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Thursday, November 28, 2002
does anyone from the 69 70 years of grads ever come here been gone a long time well i di pass thourgh about 10 12 years ago and it seemed to have a lot fo strangers and drug dealers. is there a mens store anymore and how is the fishing at th south connellsville dam you king stinky pute and gig
bigack
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Thursday, November 28, 2002
rack em Danny. it cost you a nickel. Happy Thanksgivivg to all!
c. detwiler [Contact]
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Hello to all of my friends in C'ville, I pray for a safe and joyous Thanksgiving weekend for you all. May you all find something to be thankful for. Count your blessings and remember all the good things in your life and take a moment to thank GOD for them. I hope I hear from some friends who I have not heard from in awhile. I think of C'ville often and my family and friends there. When I visit I must say that I have never had a bad time because I feel very blessed to spend time in my home town when I can. Take care! Shelly
Shelly McGuinness Walls [Contact]
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002
JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO WISH EVERYONE IN CONNELLSVILLE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING!
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Just wishing to say, Happy Thanksgiving to All in Connellsville!
Britcoms4ever
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Tuesday, November 26, 2002
The name of the pool room in the late 50's was Lundo's and you are right Paul it was a hang out for North End Guys and we did look at you a little funny if we didn't know who you were . It was on the east side of Pgh. Street. I don't know about the early 50's it could have been called Rocco's but in the late 50's it was Lundo's. The dark hall was between a small barber shop on the right and The Old Paramount on the left that became the Jehovah Witness Revival Center, next to that was a parts store and then Peck & Danny's. We called it Peck's. In the front of Peck's were some magazines and a pinball machine behind a partition was a pool room then a back room for poker. Lundo sold the pool room with the dark hall to Steve Tracy, Steve was the brother of Walt Tracy who owned the bar on Pgh. Street. Peck & Danny's was owned by The Trafecanty Brothers, after they closed Peck's Pauley Trafecanty recovered the tables and moved in down near Danny's Shoemaker Shop on the west side of the street.
The Bubba [Contact]
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Monday, November 25, 2002
The pool hall name was rocko's, then in the 60's,the name change to Tracey's,great place in the 50;s to hang out,good 9 ball games, ginn games would lasted for days.JA in LA.
J.A.
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Monday, November 25, 2002
I was born and raised in connellsville and it was a fast place in the 40s as a kid there were 11 of us raised there and i have 2 boys that live there now the pool hall was called the bucket of blood back in the ally and the old veterans houseing project was dutch bottom
Joe Fidazzo [Contact]
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Monday, November 25, 2002
my mother is from connellsville - maiden name Galasso. still have lots of relatives back there. don't visit as often as i should
Kathey Bloom [Contact]
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Sunday, November 24, 2002
I went to an auction here in Atkinson this afternoon and purchased a little white ashtray, It is an advertising item, and I like to research and find out about these items if I can. This litttle white ash tray has flowers and the following around the outside, Sam Levin Furniture Co. Connellsville, Pa. Phone MA 8-6400 Can someone help me date this ashtray. I would be interested in returning it to the Connellsville area if someone wanted to purchase it. However, mostly I am interested in learning a bit of the history of Connellsvile, which I can learn from this web site and also learn if their is any history available on the Sam Levin Furniture Company. I look forward to corresponding with someone regarding this item. Michael Davis Atkinson, NE mjdavis@inebraska.com
Michael Davis [Contact]
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Sunday, November 24, 2002
What is one of your most embarassing moments?
Brooke Johnston [Contact]
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Sunday, November 24, 2002
HAPPY THANKSGIVEING TO ALL. WE ENJOYED LIVING THERE 1975.
Mike Pezzano [Contact]
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Saturday, November 23, 2002
STILL no info on any Betters here?!
Geekboi [Contact]
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Saturday, November 23, 2002
nice to be from pa but was nice getting away
Joe fidazzo [Contact]
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Saturday, November 23, 2002
nice to be from pa but was nice getting away
Joe fidazzo [Contact]
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Friday, November 22, 2002
I wish someone would monitor this guestbook and remove these silly arguments about city council, Connellville sucking, etc. I am really tired of these people bickering and complaining about city council. Why don't you direct your comments to someone who actually cares or might be able to do something about your concerns?
A former connellsvillian
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Thursday, November 21, 2002
Was the pool hall on the east side of No. Pittsburgh ST called Peck & Dannys?
bill [Contact]
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002
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Crystal [Contact]
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002
how much are these houses selling for i would like to see about purchasing all that finances will allow
jackman
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002
pool hall was on west side of pittsburgh st if you are referring to the one paul traficante ran. may have been on east side prior to that dont know
masterjack
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002
I came to Connellsville in 1949. I was nine months old. We lived in Poplar Grove on and off for twelve years. I attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School. When my parents separated, my mother, two sisters and I came to Texas. I'v visited often until my Aunt Rose Comminsky's death in 1990. There will always be a spot in my heart for Connellsville and the Sisters at I.C.
Valleria Comminsky-Pavalock [Contact]
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002
THERE IS ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ,IS WHY CANT PEOPLE INSTEAD OF SELLING ALL THEM HOMES IN CONNELLESVILLE.WHY CANT THEY JUST LET PEOPLE RENT TO OWN THEM FOR 350 A MONTH TO PEOPLE WHO NEEDS A HOME FOR THEIR FAMILIES,INSTEAD OF LETTING THEM SIT THEIR EMPTY FOR YEARS AND YEARS.THEN PEOPLE GO IN THEM TEAR THEM UP AND THEN THEY GO TO HECK WHY DONT THEY GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE AND LET THEM RENT TO OWN THE DAMN HOUSES !!!!!!!!!SOMEONE WILLING TO RENT TO OWN IF THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE WILLING TO GIVE IT A TRY CONTACT ME A PURPLEROSE893@HOTMAIL.COM
Theresa F [Contact]
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Monday, November 18, 2002
Does anyone remember the pool hall which was located on the east side of north pittsburgh st a few blocks north of the theater. You had to walk down a dark hallway and into the pool hall. the regulars would kind of eye you up to make sure you were ok. some of the "cowboys" from up in the hills would come all duded up ready to make a few buck playing pool. There was also a news and book store on south pittsburgh street just south of the sun drug store where all of the paper boys would go to spend their pay playing the pin ball machines they had in the back room. Burns drug store was the place to hang out. Anyone know where a guy named Chris Cuneo may have ended up after he left Connellsville?
paul zinger [Contact]
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Sunday, November 17, 2002
If anyone has memories of my grandfather, Ralph E. Wilson, of Connellsville, PA, please email me. His parents were Grace Layman Wilson and Emerson Wilson. Thank You. Glenn Wilson staatsburg2002@aol.com
Glenn Wilson [Contact]
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Sunday, November 17, 2002
My grandfather, Ralph E. Wilson was born in Connellsville, PA, April 1, 1917. I was hoping to somehow get documentation of any other ansestors that there might be. Glenn Wilson staatsburg2002@aol.com
Glenn Wilson [Contact]
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Sunday, November 17, 2002
looking for a lady named vicki ruvo would love to get in touch with her she is an old friend if you see her please tell her people do change and that iam sorry for all that i have done jimmy
jim cartwright [Contact]
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Sunday, November 17, 2002
I AM CURIOUS WHEN YOU FOLKES THAT RESIDE IN CONNELLSVILLE ARE GOING TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES AND YOUR TOWN.
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Sunday, November 17, 2002
I certainly agree with Betty Gate's entry of November 12. Instead of just whining about things, why not put forth some effort and see what you can do to improve things? I must say, regarding this message board, it would be nice if people would check their spelling and grammar before posting a message...let's not give Connellsville a bad name by letting others think that everyone who lives there is illiterate.
Amy (Nicholson) Bender [Contact]
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Saturday, November 16, 2002
Any information on William Crawford and William Harrison we are descendants of both? We will be visiting Connelsville in early December 2002 and would like to know where to go to find info, or who to talk to and share information.
Gary and Jeff Goodlove [Contact]
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Saturday, November 16, 2002
unless im not seeing it i cannot undrstand why there isn't a chatroom for connellsville. like everwhere else i have been no initiative no energy nor imagination. so some of you softheads get in gear and crete a chat session dont forget to make more than one room . ok ? out on the egde of darkness there rides the peace train
JACKO [Contact]
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Saturday, November 16, 2002
anyone remember the littttle ditty yetsko fetsko spencer blair?
id have to kill ya
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Saturday, November 16, 2002
no matter where i go i miss the c'ville city by the sea. dont miss the politics . personally i would like to be in charge and ream it a new azzho as it were. CLASS OF 1969 yeh babyyyyyyy
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Friday, November 15, 2002
Irishtown Bluegrass Rules!!!!!
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Thursday, November 14, 2002
My father, John Mark Kukura, died in 1990, but I believe I remember his telling me that he was born in Connellsville, PA. His birthdate is 3/21/1917. Is there anyway I can check into this? I don't know much about his family, but I think his father's name was Paul (or Pal) and the last name might have been spelled "Kokorak" at that time. I believe his mother's first name was Elizabeth. Paul was originally from Czechoslovakia, but he may have been listed as Hungarian or Polish, and I believe he might have sailed out of Germany. Thank you for any assistance you can give. Sincerely, Ellen (Kukura) Sherwood
Ellen Sherwood [Contact]
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Nice Site,lotta good memories.I was a soph.'67 when C'ville merged to become CAHS.At the 1st football pep rally (held in gynasium) Brad Folley,Ray Forker & about 8 other guys wore their Coker jackets & replaced "Cokers" for "Falcons" in all the cheers.Some of us joined in & it was cool stuff.Dunbar folks did'nt apprec.it though.Mr.McLuckey gave us a lecture about accepting changes for the good of the community afterwards.The Seniors were hard to convert but by the time the class @ '69 graduated, we were Blue & White Falcons! I still think highly of Mr. McLucky & all the teachers that taught the age of Aquarius Hair Babies.Thanks !! A special thanks to all the classmates that served in V-Nam & WNF those who paid the ultimate price.WNF Dave Bartock USMC* jfk
Jack Knight [Contact]
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002
I lived in Connellsville for many years. I have also lived in various cities in California,Utah, and in Ireland and Holland. About 10 years ago I visited the Orient. One thing I can tell you for sure is that Connellsville does not suck..... Wherever you are you will experience whatever it is you set your mind to. People mirror you. If you expect to have a dull existence that is what you will have wherever you are. Try seeing your neighbors the way you would like them to see you. You really make your own world. I find the people in Connellsville to be good people trying to get through this life just like the people everywhere else. Give the town a break.While living in Ireland things were difficult for everyone but now things have changed and the standard of living is higher. While I was there the people always had hopes that things would change and they enjoyed the ordinary things in life. I was just in the Connellsville this past weekend and really enjoed the area and the peace you can find there in your vicinity. If you don't have a place to go as a teen you can still get involved in activites in school, church and you can start your own clubs meeting in various homes. Find something that interests you and study, You have a darn good libary. Why waste your time crying and complaining. Take this time and energy to improve yourself.
betty gate [Contact]
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Monday, November 11, 2002
In response to the question about the $48,000. The report from the auditor will be given to the news media at the next council meeting (Nov. 12). Let me also say that the amount in question was listed for the year 2000 by the annual audit report. I was NOT in charge of Accounts and Finance at that time and Judy Reed was NOT the mayor in 2000 and Jean Wrote was NOT the city controller. You must be referring to FORMER elected officials that ran the city in 2000, and NOT US. The money ($48,000) you question goes BACK to the year 2000. Please get your information straight next time.
Judy Keller
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Monday, November 11, 2002
Looking for members of the Class of 1960 from Immaculate Conception High School. Send me an email and let me know how you are doing. Jim Childs Class of '60 ICHS
James Childs [Contact]
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Sunday, November 10, 2002
FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I WAS CONTACTED BY A LADY THAT SAID SHE WOULD GET IN TOUCH WITH DIANA BROWN FOR ME, I WAS CURIOUS IF YOU HAVE AND SHE DOESNT WANT TO TALK TO ME. SECOND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO ALL OF YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE THAT ARE LEAVING THESE CONNELLSVILLE SUCKS MESSAGES.YOU PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO BE THE MOST IGNORANT,INCAPABLE,MORONS I HAVE HAD THE DISPLEASURE OF ENCOUNTERING. YOU WOULDNT KNOW A GOOD THING IF IT CRAWLED UP AND BIT YOU ON THE ASS.CONNELLSVILLE HOLDS A LOT OF GREAT MEMORIES FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE AND THAT IS WHY THIS SITE IS HERE. IT HELPS US TO RELIVE THE MEMORIES WE HAVE. IF YOU HATE IT SO MUCH THEN JUST GO AWAY AND DONT COME BACK BECAUSE WE DONT NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU. I MAY NOT BE A RESIDENT OF CONNELLSVILLE ANYMORE BUT I STILL LOVE THAT TOWN AND WILL DEFEND IT TILL I DIE.
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Sunday, November 10, 2002
SORRY AMY I MEANT BY CHANCE DID YOU HAVE A LITTLE SISTER NAMED SHELLY?
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Sunday, November 10, 2002
AMY BENDER, BY CAHNCE DID YOU HAVE A LITTLE SISTER NAMED SHELLY?
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Sunday, November 10, 2002
Anyone know when the Mayor's Race is for Connellsville? Age Qualifications etc.
Garrett [Contact]
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Saturday, November 09, 2002
I agree with the kid that posted his opinion of C'ville on Nov. 4 2002. Connellsville is the suckiest town ever and it gets suckier every day. A former C'ville hick.
C'ville Hick [Contact]
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Saturday, November 09, 2002
I think I struck a nerve Miss. Keller... You still did not answer where the 48,000 disappeared to? Let me guess, it is in a bank in China because it gets higher interest rates.
Kate
host: - Connellsville, Pa 15425

Saturday, November 09, 2002
I've enjoyed reading some of the entries here, espcially those of reminiscence. I too am a Connellsville native, having left in 1981. I grew up near the hospital on E. Murphy Ave, and I have wonderful memories of that neighborhood. I used to walk downtown with my friend and we would stop at the Royal Bakery and buy a cupcake for 13 cents...what a treat. I worked at Burns' Drug for a while, at the cigar counter, and on my breaks I would sit at the lunch counter and eat an order of salty French Fries and drink a coke...I felt so grown up. Connellsville will always have a special place in my heart.
Amy Bender [Contact]
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Friday, November 08, 2002
Judy Keller- You never did address what happened to the $48,000. Why is the bookkeeping down at city hall so bad? Why has it never been mentioned again
Concerned Citizen
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Wednesday, November 06, 2002
I was born in Connellsville in 1944 to Wm.& Elizabeth Cunningham. I lived there until I got married in 1973. I've lived in United since then. My daughter, who is married and living in Raleigh, NC was searching for some place in Greensburg and this is how she came up with the Connellsville pictures and the writeups. THANK YOU very much as this brought back many memories. Sincerely, Nancy[Cunningham}Mizikar 11/06/02
nancy mizikar [Contact]
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Wednesday, November 06, 2002
What a nice page, I think it is really interesting to look at some of the old pictures, and things on here. I wish in school they would teach more about the local area and its history, I was never really informed growing up, about all the history that is around the area.
Floyd Shroyer [Contact]
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Tuesday, November 05, 2002
I was born at the Connellsville Hospital, I lived in Nellie, Pa. I worked in the mines and "pulled" coke as a child, I left young and returned after 50 years, not too much has changed, Still a beautiful place. Fond memories still linger. Thank you for the chance to visit again. Jamea E. Martin-- U.S.A.F. ret.
Jimmy Martin Curry [Contact]
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Monday, November 04, 2002
connellsville is the suckiest town ever. i hate it. i wish i could move, but im too young. NEVER COME HERE! its a hell hole. The best thing here is freaking Wendys. Well thats all i have to say about this crappy town. HOAGIE RULES!
Durr im a hick from c'ville durr [Contact]
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Sunday, November 03, 2002
im interested in owning and running a pizzaria when i get out of the military
robert laubacker [Contact]
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Friday, November 01, 2002
Sorry if I offend anyone younger than me, but Connellsville Senior High Football team will always be remembered wearing orange and black and being called the "Cokers". Sorry, but thats how I feel. We had to have had one of the best bands doing the snake with them from the Cameron Building to the stadium for home gamess
b collins [Contact]
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Friday, November 01, 2002
Sorry if I offend anyone younger than me, but Connellsville Senior High Football team will always be remembered wearing orange and black and being called the "Cokers". Sorry, but thats how I feel. We had to have had one of the best bands doing the snake with them from the Cameron Building to the stadium for home gamess
b collins [Contact]
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Friday, November 01, 2002
This comment is for Kate and anyone else who cares to listen. You mentioned that city council took the money out of local banks and put it in a bank in Uniontown, to be exact. The money that was TRANSFERED was NEVER IN A BANK IN CONNELLSVILLE to begin with. It was in PLGIT(PA.Local Government Investment Trust) in Harrisburg. And in PLGIT it was only paying 1.7% interest. NOW the money is in Uniontown( Fayette County) and closer to home and paying 4.25%. It is basic math. The interest earned is much greater.It is OUR responsibility to see that tax dollars work FOR US and we would be irresponsible not to seek wiser investments. Also, the vote to move the money to a higher interest rate was unamimous 5-0 . Thank you - Judy Keller, City Council
Judy
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Thursday, October 31, 2002
I was born in Connellsville in 1944 but we moved to Texas in 1946. Both of my parents were born in Connellsville as was my oldest brother. Have made numerous trips back to Connellsville over the years. Really enjoyed this site. Very well DONE Thank You
Richard G. Walther [Contact]
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Tuesday, October 29, 2002
The Hughes family was personal friends of mine. They are great people. I also agree it is ashame that the mayor had the plaque removed (or stolen) and then tried to cover it up with her lies. It just goes to show you what kind of a heartless moron you have running the city!! Duncan, we want you back!!!
Linda
host: - Connellsville, Pa 15425

Sunday, October 27, 2002
I think it so sad what the mayor and city council did to Bill Hughes. He was one of the greatest men in that town. He actually did what he could to improve the town. That park should definitly have a plaque with dedication to Bill Hughes on it. All I have to say to Judy Reed is "We wont forget come re-election time". You have ruined our town. People are leaving the area because you are chasing them out. No one wants to have special events anymore. And your side-kick Judy Keller is just as much to blame. Who actually is the mayor, you or her? We will see to it that Bill Hughes does get that plaque. He will be remembered more than you ever will!! Also Judy Reed, what happened to the $48.000. It would not be a coinsidence that you are driving a brand new cadillac and Jean Wrote is driving a brand new Volvo!!! And it is awful funny you took the city money out of the local bank and put it in a bank out of town? I cant wait until re-election time...
Kate
host: - Connellsville, PA USA

Sunday, October 27, 2002
I AM CURIOUS IF THE FREQUENT VISITORS HERE ARE STILL IN CONNELLSVILLE? IF YOU ARE I WOULD LIKE TO ASK A FAVOR! I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING EVERY POSSIBLE PLACE THAT I CAN TO TRACK DOWN THREE PEOPLE. I AM LOOKING FOR SOME OLD FRIENDS AND I AM PLEADING WITH YOU TO HELP ME FIND THEM. FIRST IS DIANE BROWN, SHE WOULD BE ABOUT THIRTY NOW AND SHE GREW UP RIGHT BY VONA'S ON CRAWFORD AVE. NEXT IS CHRISTINE DAVIS, GRAD OF CLASS 92, ABOUT 28-29 NOW WAS MARRIED AND LIVED IN UNIONTOWN. THIRD IS JOE CORN, GREW UP ON APPLE STREET, HAS 3 SISTERS AMY, VANESSA AND VALERIE. PLEASE IF YOU KNOW ANY OF THESE THREE ASK THEM TO CONTACT ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Saturday, October 26, 2002
It makes me really sad to see that Connellsville has become a ghost town.
Susie
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Friday, October 25, 2002
I think the old buildings around Connellsville are beautiful and irreplaceable. I wish someone would fix them up. Also that train station on the West Side. Sorry, but I also think that new building looks stupid.
Britcoms4ever
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Thursday, October 24, 2002
the back door to the old Aron building has been open for almost two months. someone is going to get hurt in there
voter
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Thursday, October 24, 2002
I think judy reed needs to look around this city at all of the vacant buildings that are falling down. Then ask herself if the new building next to sheets is really an 'eyesore'? that old train station's roof is falling in. Why don't you make them tear that down. Wake up.
anon
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Thursday, October 24, 2002
I think it so sad what the mayor and city council did to Bill Hughes. He was one of the greatest men in that town. He actually did what he could to improve the town. That park should definitly have a plaque with dedication to Bill Hughes on it. All I have to say to Judy Reed is "We wont forget come re-election time". You have ruined our town. People are leaving the area because you are chasing them out. No one wants to have special events anymore. And your side-kick Judy Keller is just as much to blame. Who actually is the mayor, you or her? We will see to it that Bill Hughes does get that plaque. He will be remembered more than you ever will!! Also Judy Reed, what happened to the $48.000. It would not be a coinsidence that you are driving a brand new cadillac and Jean Wrote is driving a brand new Volvo!!! And it is awful funny you took the city money out of the local bank and put it in a bank out of town? I cant wait until re-election time...
Kate [Contact]
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Thursday, October 24, 2002
What a surprise to find this site. My husband Ronald Ruper was born and raised in the area. He died 6 weeks ago. It was nice to find this site with so much history if his hometown. His brother and Mother are still there. His Uncles had bakeries there where he worked when he was a kid. Nice site.
Alice Ruper [Contact]
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Thursday, October 24, 2002
You did a good job
Selena [Contact]
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002
The Halloween parade is on October 29th.
CARL H. [Contact]
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002
When is the Halloween Parade for CVILLE?
Garrett
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002
this place is great.
Jeff Wilson
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002
please keep off this site baba yeye don waka all the place oooooooooooo guyman.
big boss in africa [Contact]
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Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Jamie I know right where you are coming from. My husband and I and our daughter moved away 8 years ago,and how we miss Connellsville. But with no work around why stay. We actually only moved 4 hours away to Lancater Pa,all of our family still lives there so we go back home often for the weekend.We considered moving back,but like my husband said we can not survive on minimum wage jobs,even if both of us worked.Our 14 yeard old daughter spent most of her summer back there with her grandparents,and she said it was the best summer ever.Swimming at Turtle,riding quads,going fishing and going to all the local fairs.In fact she plans on moving back and graduating from Connellsville High School.But she often ask where she will be able to get a summer job at to save money for college.That I do not have an answer for. She can get a job anywhere out here,and its not just flipping burgers.But she loves the whole atmospher of Connellsville as well as we do. Connellsville is a great place if you are a kid or a retiree,but for someone that actually has to support a family you can't. And by the way,which ever one of you from City Coucil that stoled a plaque from East Park that was dedicated in momory of Bill Hughes should be throwed out. And it wasn't vandalism,because the screw holes were neatly covered in. And the only reason I am blaming it on the City Coucil,is because 2 of you had a problem with them putting up a memorial plaque in honor of Bill Hughes. Do you know how his parents feel? They were sad enough when they lost their son,but they were so happy about the plaque and the ceramony that was held for him.Just remember,someday you will be judged upon you actions.And I hope that someone will investigate which City Coucil member took it.and remember them when it comes to re-election.
Sandy Mardis [Contact]
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Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Does anyone remember going to Dr. Kenny Newill? He was on Pittsburgh street in the South Side area. I remember going in his long waiting room that smelt like a medicine chest. You had to right your name on the list. (I don't think they had appointments then.) Usually there were at least ten people or more ahead of you. So you sat and waited and waited. Back then, people were allowed to smoke while they wait. After a hour or so, my mother would ask me to go count how many more people were ahead of us. (I was in no hurry) When we went in the exam. room. You sat on the black exam. table. It seems that black and crome were the colors of the whole office. No matter what I was there for, it seemed like I never left without a shot. Shots then were not those little needles they have today. I swear they were two inches long, sticking out of a six inch tube. And as always, the only place for that shot to go was in the bum. I don't know about you, but, everytime I was in there, he had you on the exam. table with your bum exposed to the world, and the blind on the window up for all to see. I was so embarrassed! One time I was there for tonsillitis. He had a big bottle of (I know I wont spell this right) Methiolade. It looked like a big red bomb. He sprayed it down my throat. Then he sold my mom the bottle, to do it at home. That stuff burnt like hell! And taisted awful! Dr. Newill always sold his medicine right there. He also had two dobermins that sometimes made a appearance in the waiting room. Caroline was his nurse and wife. I heard that they lived upstairs. Just another memory.
Britcoms4ever
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Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Welcome back Paul & Family! Hope you have a nice visit. While your here, you should go see what a nice job they did to East Park.
Britcoms4ever
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Tuesday, October 22, 2002
I AM CURIOUS IF ANYONE ELSE THAT READS THESE COMMENTS HAS HAD ANY LUCK IN FINDIND OLD FRIENDS FROM CONNELLSVILLE? I AM SEARCHING FOR A FRIEND NAMED JOE CORN, HE HAS 3 SISTERS AND I LIVED IN CVILLE IN 92 IF ANYONE KNOWS HIM OR WHERE HE IS PLEASE CONTACT ME SO I CAN TALK TO MY LITTLE BUDDY THANKS
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Coming to visit Connellsville from 10-24-02 to 10-29-02. Lived in Connellsville until I was 13 (1963). I was a member of the 1962 Little League All-Star team managed by Dr. Colvin. I am bringing my mother up to visit her sister. My daughter and I will do some sightseeing and visiting with family. I am Vice President and COO of Dallas 1 Construction in Tampa, Florida.
Paul Lancaster [Contact]
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Monday, October 21, 2002
The leaves have not reached their peak yet. I was in Erie on 10/17/02 and it is the same up there. They seem to be slow this year. Several years ago I researched this subject at the library. The color is always there. It's when the leaves stop producing chlorophyll that the colors show because they are no longer covered by green.
CARL H. [Contact]
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Monday, October 21, 2002
I was just reading over some of the comments that were put in here.. I am 28 right now and I to have wonderful memories of my childhood. I went back home about 3 years ago and found that there was not much that had changed.A few new stores and this and that but nothing really major..The problem that i found that there were not much of jobs up there..I was offered a job at westing house working at night for 6.25 a hr. Which i found it really hard to do that since i had 3 sons and no baby sitter.I think it would be great to fix everything up. I remember when i could stay out till the street lights went out..Running up and down the roads in south Connesville..Hanging out in the park..Alot of good memories but no reason to stay..If they got more jobs..I would love to move back up there and rasie my children there..I miss the leaves in the fall and the snow in the winter..But there is no reason to go back with out a job..
Jamie Polyblank [Contact]
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Monday, October 21, 2002
I lived in connesville all my life and now i live in Jacksonville, FL. I think you took some really great pics. around the town and made it look appling to others lol..they are really great pics thou.
JamiePolyblank [Contact]
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Saturday, October 19, 2002
Just remembered this...while visiting recently I took a walk through my favorite cemetery, Chestnut Hill, and noticed that in the lower level (near "Soap Hollow") there were piles of dirt dumped all over and what appears to be a flower garden planted in the middle. Apparently there is some clean up/beautification project being done by some boy scout troop. I'm glad that someone cares, and I know they mean well, but I am concerned that graves are being covered up by this thing, and I am quite sure that the preservation of the character of the cemetery is not being looked after. For some time now I have been concerned about damage done to this cemetery by well meaning folks (not to mention the moronic vandals that have knocked over the stones there) and I am not sure who to direct my concerns to. I no longer live in the area, or I would be willing to help. When I do come, it seems that the folks at the Historical Society are not available at their office in the library. If someone involved in this is reading, please check out the website, http://www.gravestonestudies.org/ which has a lot of wonderful information about cemetery preservation.
Grepef [Contact]
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Saturday, October 19, 2002
We visited my mom last week and I was happy to see that Connellsville is perking up a *little* bit! Some of the old houses on Crawford are finally being spruced up, hooray! Now if everyone who is renovating older houses could do it in a HISTORICALLY ACCURATE way, I would be thrilled to death. I hate seeing, for example, these beautiful old buildings with cheap windows that don't fit and plywood around them (that building on the corner of Arch Street and Crawford comes to mind). Looks like the people are *trying* to do something, and at least they're not totally falling down, but please, people...this is HISTORY we're talking about that can't be replaced. Still, I feel that Connellsville is not totally dying like it once was.
Grepef [Contact]
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Thursday, October 17, 2002
Hey garrett That is a Good Idea!!But it would be to far for people to ride at night but a Store would be nice in the Former Aaron's Building Do you even Know Who owns it?It would take about a Year or so to renovateIt.It would take a Lot Of money to replace all the windows in the building and It would be a lot of Money to Point the Bricks so I think if you have the money to renovate it GO FOR IT we need more stores in Connellsville!
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Thursday, October 17, 2002
Hey, Any contact information for these two fellows? I have been hearing lately that Connellsville is looking for a Hotel for the bike riders and tourist's to stay at? Am I right? I would like to transform the former Aaron's building into a nice looking hotel witih some shops on the bottom floor...Any thoughts? Or partners? Email me...
Garrett [Contact]
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Wednesday, October 16, 2002
In answer two questions asked earlier this month, Rich Dicenzo owns the Aaron's Building and George Elias of Uniontown owns the old train station at Rt 201.
T. Miller
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Wednesday, October 16, 2002
BY THE WAY MICHAEL I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I THINK YOU HAVE REALLY CAPTURED SOME OF THE BEAUTY THAT IS CONNELLSVILLE IN YOUR PICS. HOWEVER I THINK YOU NEED TO GO TO DOWNTOWN CVILLE AND TAKE SOME PICS THERE, MAYBE SOME OF THE SCHOOLS, OR EVEN THE PARKS THAT WE ALL PLAYED AT WHEN WE LIVED THERE IN ORDER TO HELP US SEE THE BEAUTY YOU SHOULD SHOW IT.
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Wednesday, October 16, 2002
BRIT,I REMEMBER THE HAUNTED HOUSE.IT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO GO HOWEVER I BELIEVE THAT DUE TO LACK OFSUPPORT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS WHY ITS GONE. HOWEVER I AM SURE THAT THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ARE ATTEMPTING TO LIVE UP TO THE STANDARDS OF SCARE THAT JAYCEES BROUGHT TO THEM.
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002
I LEFT IN 1975 AND STILL MISS BEING HOME WITH MY PARENTS AND OLD FRIENDS.I GUESS I WILL ALWAYS BE A RIDGERUNNER AT HEART
ALTON K. WHIPKEY [Contact]
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Monday, October 14, 2002
Talking about Shady Grove does anyone remenber the pool called Mount Vernon out in Woodale. I can remember Cut Cunningham doing all his high dives off the board as well as Martin Griglack, was good high school memories.
bor r [Contact]
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Monday, October 14, 2002
Does anyone have any good memories about the old Jaycees haunted house. I loved that! I was young but it was very scary! Why did they stop doing that? And why did they tear the building down? I bet they got lots of money from it because it was always crowded. Also upon visiting my home town, I had the chance to see East Park. I was so happy! They did a great job! Three cheers to the people involved! It would be great if more people like that would get involved! I hope the people of Connellsville would take the time to go there and see what a great park they have. I'm sure that there is alot of people that have never been there. Or maybe it's been a long time since you were there. Do yourself a favor and go see it!
Britcoms 4ever
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Monday, October 14, 2002
I am so glad that someone else has noticed the old train station on the west side-rt.201. I was thinking that it would be nice if someone would fix it up. I thought it would be a nice place to have a permanant model train display. Is there such a thing as a model train association? I know there are some local people who do this, but maybe there is a national club. If there was, maybe they could fix it up, or donate money. Then use it to put their displays. Then maybe charge money to the public for the upkeep of the place. Just a thought. But I hope someone saves it before it falls down. Also you would think someone like that would buy it because these people clearly love trains and railroading.
Britcoms4ever
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Sunday, October 13, 2002
Who owns The old Aaron's Building downtown?
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Saturday, October 12, 2002
To answer your question about the peak of autumn, for the past three years the absolute peak has been right about October 20th for Chestnut Ridge and Ohiopyle (but Laurel Ridge is usually pretty stripped of leaves by this date). Now my definition of peak is when there is very little green but only autumn colors; even at the expense of having some bare trees. You'll find the color is much better, very noticeable when climbing Chestnut Ridge I might add, in the mountains than even in Connellsville and especially in points west in most years. I've wondered why this is so for years but my research seems to make sense; autumn color is very dependent upon rainfall, and temperate temperatures throughout the summer. The mountains are up to ten degrees cooler than the low lands to the west, and also receive more rainfall given their higher elevation. Another factor as to why Ohiopyle's leaves are so much better around the gorge rim is "tree rain". Clouds and fog develop there nearly every night and condense against the tree's leaves producing rain. Anyone hiking the Laurel Highlands trail early in the morning would know what I'm talking about. It also has a lot to do with tree types, as red maples are usually early to turn but oaks are usually late. Perhaps the quick onslaught of cold in the mountains forces the trees to turn at the same time, but at differing times in the valley. But I don't mean to underestimate Connellsville's color particularly beautiful is the Youghiogheny River Trail going south of the city.
Here are two pictures snapped last Sunday morning, one is of Kooser State Park (near the summit of Laurel Ridge) and the other is of Laurel Hill State Park (aka Trent) which is in a valley to the east of Laurel Ridge. The difference in elevation means a lot for color.
Michael D. McCumber [Contact]
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Friday, October 11, 2002
Had a wonderful time at this site. Now if someone could tell me when the leaves colors peak, I'll drive right in from Ohio. Was actually planning a trip in this weekend but plans got changed. This site was almost as good. (Could you post news from my relatives? LOL!!)
Nancy Welsh Kristofik [Contact]
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Friday, October 11, 2002
Who Owns the old train station that is falling apart on the west side?
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Friday, October 11, 2002
Ican remember going to shadygrove when i was 6 years old,and on thursdays it was called colored only days!I also recall the merry-go-round and all the picnic shelters there.
C. Detwiler [Contact]
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Thursday, October 10, 2002
Does any one have history pictures from Anchor glass? its old name was Anchor hocking & Anchor Cap. I'm doing a project in History and i need pictures. PLEASE HELP ME!
Yvonne [Contact]
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Thursday, October 10, 2002
This is a wonderful site! I wish you had information on the Carnegie Free Library though!
Aryn Askin
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Thursday, October 10, 2002
Can anyone tell me about a boardinghouse called The Battleship?
Britcoms4ever
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Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Yes,I remember Shady Grove swimming pool real well. My friends and I used to spend a lot of time there in the summers of the 1960's. We used to "thumb" rides there from Connellsville. We also used to go to "Briarcheks" in Scottdale. There were quite a few pools around the area then. Nothing beat the fun out at the South Connellsville beach on the Yough. There are still names painted on the rocks from back in the 60's. Does anyone remember Jesse Hughes? There used to be some guy they nick named "the fish" who would swim up and down the river. I think "trent" or Laurel Hill state park as well as Kooser state park are as popular as they always were.
paul zinger [Contact]
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Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Does anyone remember going to Shady Grove swimming pool? I use to go in the late 70's with my older sister and her friends. There use to be a big water sprinkler in the shallow end where little kids could go under or through it. Being a kid I thought it was so cool wearing the locker keys around your ankle. There was a snack shop there where you could play the juke box and it played outside so you could hear it from the pool. Is it still there? Does anyone remember or still go to Trent Park? I think they call it Laurel State park or something like that. There is a beach area and a ball field area. We use to have a great time there when I was little.
Britcoms4ever
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Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Thanks for the info. It's too bad that they couldn't have even moved it somewhere where it still could have been admired. It's such a shame.
Britcoms4ever
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Monday, October 07, 2002
It was a shame to see the railroad station go. The historical society wanted it but was told since the one track was behind it they could not have it even though it was only a siding. They wanted to eventually restore it. While I am at it I'm glad to see the two gentlemen quit bantering back and forth about Connellsville's problems. If you'll read my entry of 7/21/02 you will see where to lay the majority of the blame.
CARL A. HELINSKY [Contact]
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Monday, October 07, 2002
I totally agree! It would be nice to see pictures of those great places. I wish they would have kept that beautiful train station. I was in Dayton, Pa. and saw a nice little train station that was falling apart. It made me feel sad to see that nobody cares. I have heard that some people buy them and make homes out of them. Or nice places to eat, with a train theme. Oh well ours is gone. But I hope not forgotten.
Britcoms4ever
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Sunday, October 06, 2002
This web site would be better if the Historic Connellsville Pictures Would be Updated every so often for example they could Put the Old train station that was replaced By the little station like thing on Water Street,The Old Troutman's Building,The Old Aarons Furnature Building Which Needs Fixed Up NOT torn down! The picture Section has not Been Up dated Since September 14 1999.Did any one else ever Noticed that?
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Sunday, October 06, 2002
An excellent site! I didn't know it was here until today, October 6, 2002. Note: On the "Stewart's Crossing" page, the possessive "its" is misspelled as "it's" (with an apostrophe, a contraction).
Michael Comiskey [Contact]
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Friday, October 04, 2002
I have a comment about the West Side of Connellsville. I am in agreement that it is a little more "bustling" than the East side...but something interesting I've noticed...I see many, many cute, little store fronts, on either side of the street, with lovely front doors and spacious, large, storefront windows that seem to be screaming for a quaint little business...but these large, empty, windows are graced with commodes, pipes, sinks, a plethera of "hardware store stock", right in plain view...just screaming, we are vacant, we are mere storage units, our city is dying...if these little "shops" were each and every one a business, we could be a quaint, replica of the lovely Ligonier.....I understand that the building owners have their rights, that is a given...but what a lovely gesture it would be to have a push from the owner to have these store fronts utilized for the betterment of the city. Oh, and by the way, the new sign on the West Side, it will be very nice, but how much more we could appreciate it if it wouldn't be blocking the view of Wendy's from 119S, if it could have replaced that tacky "hot pink" Phil's Nightclub sign....that would have deserved a beautification award promptly...Susie
Susie
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Thursday, October 03, 2002
Nice place to be from, but not a nice place to live. I guess once your stuck there your there for life, young ones need the push to get up and go, leave the area.
Bob R [Contact]
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Wednesday, October 02, 2002
BY THE WAY I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL TO BLAME FOR THE MESS THE TOWN IS IN. AND WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE IT RIGHT!
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Wednesday, October 02, 2002
I just found this page and enjoyed reading some of the comments about Connellsville. I was born and raised in Connellsville, graduating from Connellsville High School in 1951. I notice that anyone can criticize a city and every city I have ever lived in there are people who say that the town does not offer them anything. I suggest that such people take a look at themselves for there is where the problem resides. I have many fond memories about the town. I do not get back to Connellsville but when I attended my 50th High School reunion (1951)I could see many things to criticize about the town but also saw a lot of charm in the buildings and homes, in the setting, in the landscape. I believe a case could be made as to what you desire to place your attention - on that which is negative or that which is positive.I will look forward to looking at this guestbook in the future and if anyone would like to communicate with me my email is dean@fandc.org.
John W. Dean [Contact]
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Saturday, September 29, 2002
Well, thanks Chuck. I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner but I took advantage of the fine weather to break out the Cannondale for a good ride between Connellsville and Confluence, and what a rewarding experience that was.
Thanks for yielding me a flashback to my childhood and teenage years in hearing the stories on how Reagan is the lone reason for Fayette County going poor. But there is one problem in your assertion; Fayette County topped the poor list for Pennsylvania back in the 70s. Now you didn't go into detail on how Reagan closed down the steel mills, but I'll help you out there in case anyone may have been led to believe that Ronald purchased them and closed them down himself (a guy swore to me that was how it happened over a Pechin's meal my favorite restaurant). When Reagan took office from the carpenter, Jimmy Carter, our country was in a hell of a mess. We had double-digit inflation, double-digit unemployment, mortgage rates of 20%, protectionist tariffs, and tax rates too high to make the risk of investing or starting a business worthwhile. Reagan changed that by enacting one of the largest tax breaks in history which set the course for a record twenty year expansion (with the tax break, the government took ten times more revenue when Reagan left office than it did before the tax cut). The friendlier tax code made a surge of small businesses replace the huge corporations as the largest employer. But something Reagan also did was to cut the high tariff on steel that was also in place. All of our corporations had rested on the laurels of their success, and when Europe and Japan began to manufacture items more efficiently by investing their capital back into their factories our companies, who were at fault for not bothering to upgrade in order to complete, sought the help of government. So yes, the steel industry collapsed and continues to do so, but it is their fault for not investing capital to modernize the plants in order to compete. By our country imposing the high tariffs on steel we were hurting all of the other industries that used steel which could no longer compete because they were paying too high of price.
Now you mentioned FDR. Yeah, old FDR got East Park built. But FDR's policies would have kept this country in the Great Depression to this day had it not been for World War II. To support the largest growth of government in the United States history, FDR raised taxes to the highest levels in history. I don't know about you Chuck, but if I had to pay out 90% of the earnings if I started a business I wouldn't risk my capital to start one or expand one for that matter. This was the tax rate under FDR! I imagine our Founding Fathers were flipping over in their graves for that one. And most economists trace the Great Depression to the same policy you hate Reagan for ending, high tariffs, which were placed just as the economy started to sour in 1929. What could have been a recession became a depression, and probably the longest in US history thanks to the high tax burdens on investing. Investing capital is what our nation needed then, and the government took 90% of your potential profits for investing that capital.
Now after I write this, I have begun to think back on my family, and former neighbors of Fayette County. And everyone I know were far better off in 1988 than they were in 1980 (under Carter), incidentally even the one guy I knew who got laid off from a steel mill.
As for my divisive chatter, I think you are being divisive by accusing me of being divisive. Why is it ok for you and wrong for me? But that would be consistent with your party's ideology, so I'll let it slide. Do as I say, not as I do. It's ok for me but isn't for you.
If you would like to continue our debate, I'll be more than happy to. After all, I've got tons of facts not hype yet to delve into. Thank you once again, Chuck.
Michael D. McCumber [Contact]
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Friday, September 27, 2002
i am curious if anyone here can get in touch with an old friend of mine. his name is joe corn, has 3 sisters vanessa amy and valerie mom peggy, dad danny if so can you tell him to leave a message in here for me to get in touch with him thank you
JAMES GREENAWALT [Contact]
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Thursday, September 26, 2002
Beautiful pics nice layout
Claudette DeClemente [Contact]
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Tuesday, September 24, 2002
I grew up in Connellsville and have such wonderful memories of a happy carefree childhood. Thanks for the chance to reminisce.
Connie Pendleton Heintz [Contact]
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Tuesday, September 24, 2002
I have wonderful memories of spending my childhood summers in Connellsville (1969-1980)with my Grandparents Reid and Margaret Pendleton at their home on Wills Road. My Mother is Connie (Pendleton)Dahlgren Heintz who went to Connellsville High School in the 50's.
Robyn Dahlgren [Contact]
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Monday, September 23, 2002
That's GREAT about East Park!!!!! I can't wait to see it!! thanks for the information!
Britcoms 4ever
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Monday, September 23, 2002
This question is for Garrett. Who is paying for the renovations of those builings you mentioned in Uniontown?? Who owns them ? DID the CITY BUY THEM? Is Mr. Eberly's money being pumped into them? Connellsville does not have a multi-millionaire benefactor like U'town seems to have> I also think the county makes sure that everything goes to U'town and they forget about C'ville. We pay taxes to the county here too, but seem to be forgotten. PENNDOT is the big hold up on the Route 201 project from what I've heard. They are not doing anyone any favors, either.
T. Mill
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