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Washington County sex offender gets 25 to 50 years in plea deal with Mon Valley victims

By Patrick Cloonan
A convicted sex offender from Washington County has pleaded guilty to sex-related charges involving six boys, including youngsters from Elizabeth, Port Vue and Baldwin. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.’s office said Tuesday that Joseph Rodney Thomas, 41, of ...

Charges against Wash High aide accused of having sex with student withdrawn

By Adam Brandolph
The Washington County District Attorney’s Office on Monday withdrew charges against a teacher’s aide accused of having sex with a student inside her car because the victim did not show up to court. Prosecutors charged Tracy Ardeno, 45, an aide at ...

Body pulled from river in Charleroi

By Jeremy Sellew
The body of a man who has been missing since March 5 was pulled Monday from the Monongahela River in Charleroi. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco ...

Washington County cardiology practice denies it deliberately overbilled for services

By Brian Bowling
The business manager of a Washington County cardiology practice says the business has not deliberately overbilled Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Affairs. “There’s no evidence here that we ever did anything like that,” said Maria Donohue, wife of Dr. Bryan C. Donohue. Roseanne ...

Dutch town’s memorial project includes former Monongahela man

By Ron Paglia
Anton de Man is a man on a mission and nothing seems to deter him — not even the elements. “We have had a mixed bag ...

STEM learning takes root at Cal U Science Olympiad

By Joe Napsha
Ringgold Middle School students Adam Fogle and Delaney Fox were shooting off water-filled soda bottle rockets under 50 pounds per square inch of pressure at ...

Ringgold’s robot battling team not only at play

By Chris Buckley
Brandon Werner and Katelynn Hill were freshmen when they joined the BotsIQ Ringgold Rammers during the 2011-12 school year. Werner said it was a learning experience ...

Washington County school superintendent charged with DUI gets probation

By Adam Brandolph
A Washington County school superintendent charged with drunken driving will enter a probation program for nonviolent first-time offenders, Allegheny County court records show. South Fayette police accused Bethlehem-Center School District Superintendent Linda Marcolini, 55, of McDonald of driving under the influence ...

Washington County probation officer sues for being fired after talking to investigators

By Brian Bowling
Washington County probation officials fired a supervisor for talking with detectives investigating a fraud, the former supervisor claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. Gregory Thomas of Monongahela claims that Court Administrator Patrick Grimm and Deputy Court Administrator Thomas Jess suspended ...

Brownsville man killed in 1-vehicle crash

By Tribune-Review
A Brownsville man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Washington County early Friday morning. Charles Brown, 55, was traveling south on Route 43 in California Borough when he lost control of his Jeep Cherokee while exiting the highway at …

Murder suspect from Washington County recaptured

Staff and Wire Reports
A Washington County man who escaped from a mental facility in West Virginia where he was undergoing an evaluation to determine if he was competent to stand trial was recaptured late Wednesday, state police confirmed. Rocco Jesse Zuccaro, 30, of Smith ...

Donora-Webster bridge demolition delayed

By Chris Buckley
The implosion of the bridge over the Monongahela River linking Donora to Webster will not occur before the end of May and could be delayed ...

Meadows beefs up racing facilities

By Tribune-Review
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in North Strabane said Wednesday it has invested another $4 million into the track’s backstretch operations, bringing its total investment into improvements at the Washington County racing facility to more than $10 million over three ...

Burgettstown man charged with murder escapes psychiatric hospital

By Megan Guza
JoAnne Toth said she is worried an escaped West Virginia murder suspect could make his way back to the house he grew up in — ...

Peters-native ‘crying piccolo girl’ rides viral wave

By Jason Cato
Watching her Villanova Wildcats bounced from March Madness — and realizing her own playing days were ending — broke Roxanne Chalifoux’s heart. Over the next …

Ex-state Rep. White removed from Republican primary ballot

By Jason Cato
Former state Rep. Jesse White’s bid to become a Washington County district judge suffered a setback Monday when a judge removed his name from the ...

Clairton man caught with $30,000 worth of heroin in Washington County, officials say

By Tribune-Review
Drug investigators in Washington County caught a Clairton man Saturday morning with $30,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, District Attorney Eugene Vittone said in a ...

Charleroi offers 3 $10,000 grants to boost economic development

By Joe Napsha
Charleroi is moving forward with a pilot program it hopes will help budding entrepreneurs begin a business or expand an existing one in the community by awarding three cash prizes of $10,000, an initiative aimed at boosting economic development. “It will ...

Charleroi Area School District website gets 'efficient' update

By Chris Buckley
In a welcome letter on the homepage of the Charleroi Area School District’s new webpage, Superintendent Ed Zelich notes the site provides “an opportunity for ...

Former Washington County judge pleads guilty to stealing cocaine evidence

By Bobby Kerlik
Drug addiction likely led former Washington County Common Pleas Judge Paul Pozonsky to steal cocaine from cases over which he presided, his attorney said after ...

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