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Monongahela uses modern technology to connect people to the city’s historic past

By Chris Buckley
Monongahela’s rich history predates the nation. Now visitors can learn about the city’s past by using futuristic technology. The Monongahela Area Historical Society designed a walking tour that uses a special cellphone app to enhance the experience. The concept was developed ...

Man shot Friday in Washington

By Alex Nixon
A man was shot Friday night in Washington County, according to dispatchers. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Fayette Street in Washington. The condition and identity of the man were not available. Washington police could not be reached for comment. Alex Nixon ...

Steelers training camp has California University link

By Ron Paglia
Much has been said and written recently about this being the 50th year for the Pittsburgh Steelers holding their annual preseason training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. No question, that is a milestone worth celebrating. But it was only a ...

2-year-old Canonsburg boy nearly drowns, rushed to hospital

By Tony Raap
Paramedics in Canonsburg rushed a 2-year-old boy to a hospital Thursday after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool, a Washington County emergency dispatcher said. It happened about 3:30 p.m. on Linda Court, the dispatcher said. The boy was taken …

Federal judge rules oil and gas lease for Washington County tract is valid

By Brian Bowling
Range Resources-Appalachia LLC and NiSource Energy Ventures LLC have a valid lease to the oil and gas under a 151-acre plot in Washington County, a federal judge ruled Monday. Rugh and Sherry Mason of Donegal claimed in the lawsuit that the ...

Former Cal U football player cleared of assault charges sues university, police, prosecutor

By Brian Bowling
The prosecution of a former California University of Pennsylvania football player for the Oct. 30 group attack on a West Chester man violated the former player’s civil rights, the Maryland man claims in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. James Williamson, …

Job training agency must repay Pennsylvania $168K

By Jason Cato
A nonprofit responsible for job-training programs in Beaver, Greene and Washington counties dodged what some fretted could have been a much heftier tab for questionable spending but still must repay money to the state. The Department of Labor and Industry ordered ...

House fire claims life of Monongahela man

By Tribune-Review
A 67-year-old man died Sunday in a fire at his Monongahela home, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said. James Huffstickler called 911 and reported the fire but was still inside when firefighters arrived. His mother escaped the fire unharmed, a Washington ...

Mylan vice chair's $11 land deals lowered property transfer taxes

By Jason Cato and Alex Nixon
Two deals that allowed Mylan NV’s lead independent director to funnel land to the pharmaceutical giant for its headquarters through a business partner cost Canon-McMillan schools as much as $100,000 in taxes. Washington developer Rodney Piatt, the drugmaker’s vice chairman, sold ...

Ramp helps wheelchair users enjoy activities on waterway in Marianna

By Joe Napsha
Vietnam War veteran Ed Fink of Pittsburgh’s South Hills sat in his battery-powered wheelchair at the bottom of the new asphalt ramp in Marianna, basking ...

Pony World Series tradition continues in Washington

By Bruce Wald
Lew Hays Field in Washington Park will host the Pony League World Series for the 32nd consecutive year. The 2015 10-team, double elimination tournament for 13- and 14-year -olds begins Aug. 7 and concludes Aug. 12 with the 7:30 p.m. championship ...

Elizabeth man dies after being pulled out of Yough River

By Tribune-Review
The Washington County coroner’s office has identified an 18-year-old man who died after he was pulled from the Youghiogheny River on Saturday. Dallas A. Kennedy of Elizabeth was swimming with friends just off Smithton Beach Road when he went under …

Man killed in Washington crash

By Michael Hasch
A motorist was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Washington, the Washington County coroner said. James R. Stewart, 68, of Washington was traveling on West Beau Street when his vehicle was T-boned on the passenger side, Coroner S. Timothy ...

No immediate reports of injuries in Washington County fire

By Michael Hasch
There are no immediate reports of injuries when a camping trailer caught fire late Wednesday at the Four Seasons Resort in Washington County, emergency dispatchers said. The fire erupted shortly before 11 p.m. at the facility in West Finley, about …

Peters police offer safe zones to public for exchanges

By Rick Wills
Peters wants people to make deals in the police department parking lot. Police Chief Harry Fruecht said an area monitored by surveillance cameras is intended to provide people with a place to exchange merchandise bought or sold on Craigslist or other ...

Ringgold youth soccer coach arrested on child porn charges

By Chris Buckley
A Ringgold area youth soccer coach is behind bars, accused of harboring child pornography on his home computer. Michael Williams, 47, of Nottingham was arrested late ...

Washington County man sent to jail for threat with handgun

By Liz Zemba
A Washington County man accused of using a handgun to threaten a man who gave him a ride from Bentleyville to Fayette County was sentenced on Thursday to 3 to 23 months in the Fayette County Prison. Waylon Muniz, 21, was ...

Former Washington County judge gets work release during 30-day term in jail

By Jason Cato
A former Washington County judge sentenced to spend at least 30 days behind bars for stealing drugs kept as  evidence could end up spending only ...

Imprisoned former Peters doctor owes government programs for health care fraud

By Brian Bowling
A former Peters doctor convicted of flooding the streets with painkillers won’t spend any additional time in prison for a health care fraud he committed, but he will owe about $312,000 in restitution to government insurance programs, a federal judge ...

Consol Energy to lay off 470 more workers in face of low prices

By David Conti
Consol Energy Inc. is laying off about 10 percent of its workforce, highlighting the pressures energy companies are under to cut costs as an oversupply ...

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