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Former Washington County judge awaits word on trial over seized cocaine evidence

By Jason Cato
A former Washington County judge accused of swiping cocaine evidence could learn by year’s end whether he faces trial or clears a major hurdle in beating the charges. At a hearing on Thursday in the Washington County Courthouse, a lawyer …

IceoPlex owner indicted, accused of avoiding $1M in payroll taxes

By Brian Bowling
The owner of IceoPlex at Southpointe in Washington County dodged paying more than $1 million in payroll taxes between 2008 and 2011, federal prosecutors say. A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Steven J. Lynch, 59, of Squirrel Hill on …

Charleroi mother charged with abusing boy, 3

By Tribune-Review
The mother of a 3-year-old Washington County boy who was hospitalized on July 3 for multiple bruises and burn marks on his stomach and leg has been charged with abusing the child. Shyann M. Sanpietro, 24, of Charleroi was charged …

Pony World Series tradition continues at Washington

By Bruce Wald
For the 31st consecutive summer, Lew Hays Field in Washington Park will host the Pony League World Series. The 2014 10-team, double elimination tournament for 13- and 14-year olds begins Aug. 8 and concludes with the 7:30 p.m. championship game …

Wall of Valor to honor North Strabane man’s heroism

By Jason Cato
Pasquale “Pat” Papalia capped off his Silver Star day, in which he disarmed two enemy mines deep in a Vietnam jungle, by helping to carry …

More than 800 marijuana plants seized in Washington County

By Aaron Aupperlee
State and county agencies working in Washington County seized more than 800 marijuana plants this week, District Attorney Eugene Vittone said on Friday. The plants …

Washington County man accused of homicide in more trouble

By Aaron Aupperlee
A Washington County man awaiting trial on vehicular homicide charges was arrested Friday after selling heroin to undercover police officers, District Attorney Eugene Vittone said. Jordan Jacobson, 20, of McDonald sold marijuana to undercover officers several times over the span …

Washington Co. man arrested on child porn charges

By Tribune-Review
A McMurray man faces child pornography charges as part of a statewide crackdown on suspected child predators, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced Friday. Matthew …

Man shot in domestic incident collapses near Washington County bar

By The Associated Press
State police were investigating after a man was shot during a domestic dispute then stumbled out of a residence before collapsing outside a bar in Washington County. Police say the man was shot in the chest at a home in …

More Washington Co. residents to get on public water lines

By Tribune-Review
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority will provide about $8.4 million in low-interest financing for water main extension projects in Washington County. It will enable Pennsylvania American Water to bring public water service to about 230 households that depend on private …

N.C. churches lend helping hands in Western Pa.

By Megan Henney
Armed with paint, shingles and a myriad of other supplies, 130 volunteers from North Carolina churches took to Western Pennsylvania for their 2014 summer mission …

Western Pa. airports to receive government funding for upgrades, more

By Tribune-Review
Airports in seven Western Pennsylvania counties will receive a portion of nearly $19 million in local, state and federal funding for improvements, repairs and other work, Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced on Wednesday. Area airports receiving funding are: Beaver County …

Washington County nonprofits feud despite common goal

By Jason Cato
A food fight has erupted between Washington County’s longstanding food bank and a spin-off group. “I thought we both were trying to raise food and …

U.S. Marine from East Washington charged with fatally shooting wife in N.C.

By The Associated Press
RICHLANDS, N.C. — Onslow County sheriff’s deputies said a Marine, who formerly lived in East Washington, has been charged with shooting and killing his wife at their North Carolina home. The sheriff’s office said deputies were called to a home …

Girl sexually assaulted by teacher sues school districts

By Brian Bowling
Charleroi Area School District and Bethlehem-Center School District failed to protect a 15-year-old girl sexually assaulted by a teacher in May 2012, the girl and her parents say in a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The girl, now 17, says …

Washington County farmer died in tractor accident ‘doing what he loved’

By Jason Cato
Louis “Lou” Kaposy picked coal, raised cattle and baled hay for about 90 years on a family farm in eastern Washington County near the West Virginia border. He died on Sunday when the antique Farmall tractor he was operating tumbled …

Crash shuts westbound lanes of I-70 in Washington County

By Tribune-Review
A crash involving several vehicles Sunday evening shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Washington County. State police said they responded to the wreck at 6:45 p.m. and were trying to open a lane at 8 p.m. They could …

Avella man found dead on hillside

By Tribune-Review
A neighbor found the body of an elderly Avella man after an apparent tractor accident. Louis Kaposy, 95, was last seen mowing his lawn at 3 p.m. Sunday, said Washington County Coroner Timothy Warco. Kaposy’s body was found at 7 …

Washington County school district appeals value of natural gas facility

By Aaron Aupperlee
The Chartiers-Houston School District in Washington County has appealed the tax assessment of a MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resource natural gas processing facility, according to court documents. The facility at 800 Western Ave. is assessed at $429,367 for 2014 and 2015, …

Bridgeville woman killed in crash on I-70 in Washington County

By Michael Hasch
A Bridgeville woman died Friday when the sport utility vehicle she was driving overturned in Washington County, the coroner said. Mary L. Campbell, 71, was driving east along Interstate 70 about 12:15 p.m. near the so-called south junction with Interstate …

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