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Car wash explosion, fire injures 2 in McDonald

By Tribune-Review
An explosion and fire at a Washington County car wash injured two people Sunday morning, authorities said. A manager at Ducky’s Car Wash on East O’Hara Street in McDonald attempted to light a boiler around 9:45 a.m. when a gas leak caused an explosion, said Chief Scott Albertini of the …

Cal U official receives New Pittsburgh Courier honor

By Mary Pickels
Dr. Caryl Sheffield’s first job was delivering what was then The Pittsburgh Courier newspaper. “As a child in Beaver County, I delivered the newspaper to African-American ...

Cal U students aid Fayette survey

By Joe Napsha
A group of California University of Pennsylvania graduate students and their professors, along with Fayette County social service providers, will learn how some Fayette County residents view the county’s quality of life and its strengths and needs, when they compile ...

Charleroi’s Fusina seeks improvement from Centenary squad

By Bruce Wald
Steady improvement will be the goal and appears to be the reality for Charleroi’s Tim Fusina, who is in his second season as the head men’s basketball coach at Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J. Fusina guided the Cyclones to a 7-18 ...

Convocation center booze battle rages on for California and Cal U

By Chris Buckley
California University of Pennsylvania will have a chance in Washington County Court to continue its war against fees related to alcohol sales at events in its convocation center. Commonwealth Court on Friday handed down a ruling that vacated an April opinion ...

2 charged in Charleroi drug, gun find case

By Rick Bruni Jr.
A receipt for a bottle of soda pop helped police link a McKees Rocks man and his girlfriend to more than $10,000 worth of crack cocaine found at a Charleroi apartment. Charleroi Regional Police Officer David Kimball on Friday filed ...

Coroner: Washington County shootings likely murder-suicide

By Tribune-Review
A 49-year-old man appears to have shot a woman and then killed himself inside a Marianna home, according to the Washington County coroner. State police must first complete their investigation to make the finding official. But Coroner Tim Warco said it appears ...

Investment board likely key to Labor investigation on job agency that got $62M

By Jason Cato
The state Department of Labor and Industry is nearing the end of an investigation of a Western Pennsylvania jobs agency that received nearly $62 million in public money during a recent six-year period, several officials confirmed. The Washington-Greene County Job Training ...

2 arrested in theft of $105,000 from Washington County fire department

By Mary Pickels
Two former officers of a Washington County volunteer fire department who live together allegedly embezzled more than $105,000 from a department account in one year, according to District Attorney Eugene A. Vittone. Rachel Lynn Sargent, 44, and Thomas S. Yuratovich, 42, ...

Couple found dead of gunshot wounds in Washington County

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County couple Tuesday was found dead inside a residence in West Bethlehem, near the Greene County border, victims of an apparent murder-suicide. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco’s office released separate statements about the couple, identifying them as Julie A. ...

Volunteers lay wreaths in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

By Aaron Aupperlee
Sonny Morris didn’t know Albert M. Mendicino or James E. Torboli Jr. But Morris, his bare hands chapped by the cold wind, carefully laid wreaths in ...

Bentleyville Scout scores Eagle with mini golf project

By Mary Pickels
After 10 years of Scouting, Robbie Michalow points to the camaraderie he shares with his troop members as a strong incentive to stay involved. “My friends ...

Several Washington County police chiefs support cameras

By Rick Bruni Jr.
After two high-profile national incidents that left suspects dead, several local police chiefs have found common ground with members of the public who question them. Body ...

Amity landlord arrested for allegedly hitting tenant with hammer over rent money

By Rick Bruni Jr.
A Washington County landlord was arrested and sent to prison Thursday for allegedly hitting a Donora man with a hammer because he owed rent money. Police ...

3 treated for exposure to rabid cat at Washington Area Humane Society Shelter

By Michael Hasch
Three people are being treated for exposure to a rabid cat at the Washington Area Humane Society Shelter, state Department of Health officials said Thursday. Health officials are urging anyone who may have been in contact with the orange and white ...

Train hits car, injures driver in Washington County

By Michael Hasch
A train smashed into a vehicle and injured the driver Wednesday night, emergency dispatchers in Washington County said. The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at the Vesta Street crossing in the Mon Valley community of Elco, dispatchers said. A medical …

Convicted Washington County sex offender bound for trial for multiple incidents

By Patrick Cloonan
A convicted sex offender from Washington County was bound over for trial Wednesday on new charges in three Allegheny County cases and one that state ...

Eggnog sold in Washington Co. may not have been properly pasteurized

By Jason Cato
State inspectors Tuesday warned consumers who bought eggnog from The SpringHouse Country Store and Restaurant in Washington County not to drink it. A routine check this week revealed that eggnog produced by the longtime Eighty Four dairy farm and business might ...

Interstate ramp in Washington Co. closed until Thursday

By Bobby Kerlik
PennDOT officials closed a Washington County interstate ramp Monday morning between I-70 and I-79 as part of an ongoing construction project. The ramp from I-70 westbound to I-79 southbound will be closed until 6 a.m. Thursday. The closure is part of ...

Effort afoot to streamline veterans’ access to aid in Western Pa.

By Natasha Lindstrom
As a corporal in Afghanistan, Shelbey Smith thrived as part of a leadership team overseeing 33 Marines. Shortly after her discharge in July, the Oregon native ...

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