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Deadly heroin was laced with fentanyl, district attorney says

By Jason Cato
Lab tests confirmed that at least some heroin that caused deadly and dangerous overdoses this month in Washington County was spiked with fentanyl, District Attorney Gene Vittone said. Federal investigators helping with the investigation into nearly 30 overdoses, including three deaths, on Aug. 16 and 17 found traces of the powerful ...

Woman sues Washington County over brother’s jail suicide

By Brian Bowling
Washington County jail officials failed to maintain a suicide watch on a drug addict going through withdrawal who killed himself, the man’s sister claims in a civil rights lawsuit moved to federal court Wednesday. Police arrested Richard A. Kempf, 31, on ...

MVH nurse celebrates 50 years of work, marriage

By Kaidia Pickels
A Monongahela Valley Hospital nurse is celebrating a lifetime of helping others. Susan Manges, 71, of Monongahela has worked the same 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. ...

5-week event in Donora aims to get ‘Healthy Kids Running’

By Chris Buckley
While living and working in Indiana, Pa., Sara Necciai volunteered for the Healthy Kids Running Series. So when she returned home to Monongahela, Necciai brought the ...

Owner of Washington County’s Century Inn vows to rebuild after fire

By Jason Cato
A day after a fire gutted much of a historic Washington County treasure, the sun beamed Wednesday over and into the charred Century Inn. Much of ...

Police seek 2 men in connection with North Strabane burglaries

By Tribune-Review
Police in Washington County are looking for two men they say were behind a string of convenience store burglaries. The men stole cigarettes, chewing tobacco and ...

Supreme Court temporarily suspends former Washington County judge convicted of stealing cocaine evidence

By Adam Brandolph
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended the law license of a former Washington County Common Pleas judge who was convicted on charges related ...

Old Pennsylvania Turnpike plan gets new restart effort

By Gideon Bradshaw
Officials hope 40 miles of turnpike planned in and near Allegheny County will improve mobility and invigorate development in Pittsburgh’s suburbs. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO Mark Compton outlined plans for the multibillion-dollar project Wednesday during a Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce ...

Historic Century Inn burns in Washington County; rare flag saved

By Jason Cato
George Washington slept there, as did fellow Presidents Andrew Jackson and James Polk. But for Megin Harrington, the Century Inn was home — and one she ...

‘All in the Family’ producer, Washington County native Bud Yorkin dies at 89

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Washington County native Bud Yorkin, a director and producer who helped forge a new brand of topical TV comedy with the 1970s ...

3 die in rash of 17 overdoses reported throughout Washington County

By Jason Cato
Washington County reeled Monday amid another wave of overdose deaths likely tied to heroin as the White House announced an effort to combat the persistent drug epidemic in Pennsylvania and other hard-hit states. First responders fielded 17 calls for drug overdoses ...

Fracking company reaches tentative settlement on overtime lawsuit

By Brian Bowling
A Canadian company involved in hydraulic fracturing has agreed to pay $6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming it underpaid its American employees for overtime hours, according to federal court documents. The settlement will cover an estimated 1,039 people who ...

Stockdale man dies in California, Pa. cycle crash

By Tribune-Review
A man died Saturday in a motorcycle crash in Washington County. The crash happened about 7:15 p.m. on Elco Hill Road in California when Donny Diaz-Myers lost control of his motorcycle, went off a berm and landed in a ditch, Washington ...

Arts group draws up plans for Monongahela festival

By Mary Pickels
The event coordinator for a new festival in Monongahela hopes it will prove popular enough to stage on a yearly basis. “We have had amazing people donating their time and talent to make this special,” Tammy Sprinkle said. Sprinkle is overseeing the ...

‘Stars’ align on dance floor for Mon Area chamber fundraiser

By Chris Buckley
The fourth annual Dancing with Our Stars will be held Sept. 12 in the New Eagle VFW Social Hall, 135 Chess St. Sponsored by the Monongahela ...

Game films a goldmine for Donora Historical Society

By Ron Paglia
The Donora Historical Society’s headquarters in the Smog Museum at Sixth Street and McKean Avenue is filled with thousands of reminders of the community’s long ...

Carroll shooting suspect ruled not competent

By Chris Buckley
A Carroll man was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday in the 2013 death of his wife. Ronald Powell, 73, was committed to a mental institution following two days of testimony in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Both psychologist Dr. ...

Police seeking man who exposed self near Ringgold Middle School

By Chris Buckley
Police are looking for a man who exposed himself in the area of a school and church in Union Wednesday night. The incident occurred at 7:45 p.m. on state Route 88 near Hobbit Lane, across from Ringgold Middle School, as youths ...

Firefighters respond to West Findlay industrial fire

By Michael Hasch
A large storage building and a storage trailer were heavily damaged in a fire late Wednesday afternoon in Washington County, about 15 miles east of Wheeling, firefighters in West Finley said. There were no injuries in the fire that erupted around ...

Washington County teens wrestle man to ground after car break-ins, police say

By The Associated Press
Two Washington County teens caught a man suspected of stealing loose change from cars and took a selfie of sorts to prove it. Cameron Fontenot 16, and Cameron Cashdollar, 15, followed the man after they saw him shine a flashlight ...

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