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Range Resources to pay $4.15M fine, close old gas drilling impoundments

By David Conti 1:04 a.m.
Range Resources Corp. will pay the largest state fine levied against a Pennsylvania shale gas driller and close five drilling wastewater impoundments in Washington County because of leaks into soil and groundwater, officials said on Thursday. The Fort Worth-based company …

16 to be furloughed at Cal U; 14 positions will go unfilled

By Richard Gazarik
California University of Pennsylvania will lay off 16 employees and leave 14 positions unfilled because of declining enrollment. The announcement was made on Tuesday during a faculty-staff convocation on campus, university spokeswoman Christine Kindl said. Employees who are losing their …

State awards 6 Western Pennsylvania schools mentoring grants

By Megan Harris
The state awarded six Western Pennsylvania schools nearly 40 percent of a $700,000 grant initiative designed to pair high-performing schools with low-performing schools to increase student achievement. Fox Chapel, South Fayette, Upper St. Clair and West Jefferson Hills in Allegheny …

Attorneys spar over evidence in case of judge accused of impropriety

By Aaron Aupperlee
Attorneys arguing the case of a former Washington County Common Pleas Judge accused of stealing cocaine evidence filed briefs on Monday arguing whether a judge should throw out evidence in the case. Paul Pozonsky is charged with conflict of interest, …

Washington County man found dead in car over hillside

By Tribune-Review
Washington County authorities are working to determine how a man died Monday after his vehicle was discovered over a hillside in South Strabane. Around 3:10 p.m., a landscaper discovered Ethan Anthony Pashke, 40, of Washington, inside an Acura coupe over …

Federal appeals court sets rules for public corruption cases

By Brian Bowling
A federal appeals court on Monday set two precedents in ruling on the appeal of a former Washington County police chief who sought to get his prison sentence reduced in a bribery case. The impact of the ruling on former …

Newsmaker: Ret. Brig. Gen. William J. Boardley

By Brian Bowling
Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania Air National Guard inducted Boardley into its Hall of Fame during its annual Flight of Freedom ceremony on Sunday at the Horsham …

Body found near Washington County Courthouse

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County 911 worker found a body in the plaza atop the parking garage at Court House Square in Washington on Sunday evening, and the county coroner suspected the victim died of an overdose. The 33-year-old victim was declared …

Coyle Theater is back in the spotlight

By Joe Napsha
A Charleroi community development group is mounting another attempt to reopen the historic Coyle Theater, but it is an effort that will need community support …

Cal U offers only undergrad degree in gerontology in Pa. system

By Mary Pickels
Twice a week, California University of Pennsylvania senior Shelby Heyd travels to The Oaks at the Center in the Woods near Brownsville, where she is …

Memorial project in The Netherlands honors fallen airmen, including Monongahela grad

By Ron Paglia
Part 2 of 2 Tony Myers of Bristol, England, has been to Strijen in The Netherlands to visit the grave sites of his uncle, Flight …

Donora mayor retiring, not giving up

By Jeremy Sellew
From baseball heroes Stan Musial and Ken Griffey Sr. to football greats “Deacon” Dan Towler and Lou “Bimbo” Cecconi to U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, …

Washington County man, 80, dies in mowing accident

By Tribune-Review
The Centerville Police Department is investigating the death of a man found under a brush hog mower on Wednesday, according to Washington County Coroner Tim Warco. John Marchando Jr., 80, of Centerville died of sharp force trauma, Warco wrote in …

Washington County drug bust nets 3 arrests

By Tribune-Review
Police made three arrests on Wednesday following several months of investigation into a marijuana growing operation in Independence Township, according to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. Foster Bryan Yocum, 48, and Loretta G. Fullen, 53, both of Independence, and …

Effort afoot to transform Peters Lake into destination spot

By Brian Bowling
Built as a reservoir in the 1930s, Peters Lake provides a touch of wilderness in the increasingly urban South Hills. “It just kind of takes …

Low-cost spay, neuter service Fix ‘ur Cat goes mobile

By Chasity Capasso
Spaying one female cat can prevent 60 births that would add to the millions of unwanted and homeless cats born each year. Fix ’ur Cat …

LeMoyne art show branches out

By Chasity Capasso
In Madeleine’s Garden at the historic LeMoyne House in Washington, the 21st annual Art in the Garden art show will bring together artists from across …

Charleroi woman, 84, dies after Monessen crash

By Jeremy Sellew
A Charleroi woman died after a single-vehicle crash in Monessen on Monday. Virginia Andrako, 84, was injured when the Tri-County Access van in which she …

Wolf campaign pulls ad with Charleroi attorney who starred in torture film

By Salena Zito
Democrat Tom Wolf’s staff pulled a campaign ad on Monday on learning that an actor who touted Wolf’s stint in the Peace Corps appeared in …

Truck driver escapes crash with train in Washington County

By Tribune-Review
A man jumped from the tanker truck he was driving just before a Norfolk Southern train smashed into it Sunday afternoon in Washington County, emergency dispatchers said. The truck apparently stalled at a crossing on Route 88 in Centerville before …

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