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Company seeks to reopen coal mine in Nottingham, Washington County

By Jason Cato
A plan to reopen a coal mine, long dreaded by residents of a rural northern Washington County community, is inching closer to reality. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are reviewing an underground mining permit application filed by Ramaco ...

Crash victim identified as Washington County woman

By Michael Hasch
The woman who died when the sport utility vehicle she was driving crashed into a tree in Washington County has been identified as Myriam M. Hamby, the coroner announced late Monday. Hamby, 22, of Washington, was traveling west along the Lone ...

Fire injures 1 in Washington

By Margaret Harding
A man suffered severe burns to 20 percent of his lower body in a house fire in Washington County on Monday, a fire chief said. Washington Fire Chief Linn Brookman said the man, who he did not identify, was out of ...

Crews battle fire in Centerville, Washington County

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters from seven departments worked mid-afternoon Monday to extinguish a residential fire in Washington County, an emergency dispatcher said. The fire on Ridge Road in Centerville was reported at about 12:50 p.m., the dispatcher said. No injuries were reported. ...

Fatal crash in West Bethlehem under investigation

By Tribune-Review
One person was killed Sunday evening when a vehicle crossed the center line on Lone Pine-Marianna Road in West Bethlehem, struck a tree and caught fire, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said. The victim was the driver and sole occupant …

Police: Alleged Monongahela equipment thief faces charges

By Stacy Wolford
A Monongahela man is accused of stealing city-owned street equipment after employees left the area. Samuel Heaton, 46, of First Avenue, was jailed on theft charges ...

Mon Valley communities put spotlight on Christmas season

By Tribune-Review
Communities in the Mon Valley are planning traditional light-up night activities the week of Thanksgiving to herald in the holidays. Brownsville will celebrate the season Friday. with community-wide luminaries, caroling and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the historic ...

Monongahela grad inducted into state Sports Hall of Fame

By For The Tribune-Review
It’s official: Ron Necciai is now a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Necciai, a native of Gallatin now living in Rostraver Township, ...

Monongahela man held for trial in heroin death in Belle Vernon

By Mary Pickels
A Monongahela man was held for trial Thursday for allegedly injecting a lethal dose of heroin into the arm of a friend. Terrence Lee Kelly, 42, is accused of injecting an overdose of heroin into the arm of Brian “Opie” ...

Ex-mayor gets keys, deed to former Donora bank

By Chris Buckley
For nearly 40 years, John Lignelli served his beloved Donora as mayor and a councilman. On Thursday, the retired mayor known affectionately as “Chummy” got his ...

Gutierrez out to unify Donora residents

By Chris Buckley
Dennis Gutierrez has lived most of his life in Donora and says he believes in its people. Now he will serve them as the borough’s ...

Former Consol official pleads guilty to siphoning $440K in gas royalties

By Brian Bowling
The former land records general manager for Consol Energy Inc. admitted Wednesday to swindling the company out of about $440,000 in gas royalties. Scott D. Hamilton, 37, of Baden pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud. Each count carries ...

2015 budget OK’d for Charleroi Regional Police

By Chris Buckley
The Charleroi Regional Police board approved a 2015 budget Wednesday, while holding onto the option of reopening it early next year if health insurance costs come down. Approval of the regional police budget allows member communities to pass their final budgets ...

Ringgold OKs bond issue for new school

By Chris Buckley
The Ringgold School Board approved the initial bond issue Wednesday for construction of a new middle school. Directors also approved applying for state reimbursement for major renovations to Ringgold Elementary School North under PlanCon. PlanCon, short for Planning and Construction Workbook, is ...

Ex-Fallowfield man indicted on firearms possession charge

By The Valley Independent
A former Fallowfield man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced Wednesday. The one-count indictment named William Garry Snowden, 47, ...

Gas leak closes exit ramp from I-70 in South Strabane

By Bobby Kerlik
State police in Washington County closed an exit ramp from Interstate 70 Monday morning in South Strabane because of a gas leak, officials said. The ramp leading to Route 19 closed about 9 a.m. while crews from Columbia Gas work to ...

Mon City arrests net 183 stamp bags of heroin

By Chris Buckley
Within five hours and about five miles Sunday, Monongahela police made two arrests, taking more than 18 bundles of heroin off the streets. The arrests followed ...

6 Cal U football players ordered to stand trial for allegedly beating man off campus

By Debra Erdley
A flower shop surveillance video, a cellphone video from a passer-by and tearful testimony from a California University of Pennsylvania coed were among key evidence ...

Finleyville car crash victim’s recovery nets comeback award from trial lawyers association

By Adam Brandolph
A serious car accident on the way to her daughter’s wedding rehearsal put Brenda Gump in a coma for six weeks and left her with ...

Cal U student accused in sex assault

By Stacy Wolford
A California University of Pennsylvania student on probation for a 2013 case is now accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her dormitory room. Cameron Valon ...

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