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Rescuers use hoist to lift horse from Washington County sinkhole

By Katherine Schaeffer 6:01 p.m.
The Washington County Animal Response Team rescued a horse from a 6-foot sinkhole at a Scenery Hill farm Friday morning. Responders lifted the 1,000-pound horse, named Chautauqua Worms, from the hole with an A-frame hoist borrowed from the county, said …

Ringgold students earn Westinghouse science honor

By Les Harvath
Instead of sleeping in on Saturday mornings like most of their classmates at Ringgold Area High School, seniors-to-be Jason Beck and Katie Sendek were two ...

Washington food bank buys new home

By Jason Cato
The Greater Washington County Food Bank soon will have a new home. The nonprofit this week completed the $1.1 million purchase of the former Country Fresh Market along Route 40 in Centerville. The building has 24,500 square feet of space, ...

New trial sought in 1977 Washington County murder case

By The Associated Press
A Washington County man convicted of third-degree murder in the 1977 slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend deserves a new trial because the judge in his ...

Former Cecil police chief will stand trial on charges he used federal money at casinos

By Jason Cato
A former Cecil police chief will stand trial on accusations he used money from a federally funded account at area casinos. John Pushak, 65, will face a non-jury trial Oct. 1 before Washington County Common Pleas Judge Gary Gilman. The trial ...

Donora-Webster bridge plunges into Mon River after 107 years

By Chris Buckley
With onlookers lining nearby hillsides, the 106-year-old Donora-Webster Bridge was demolished Wednesday morning, dropped by explosives in a matter of seconds into the Monongahela River. “Everything ...

Higher school taxes prevail in Western Pennsylvania, Trib finds

By Tory N. Parrish  and Katherine Schaeffer
About half of the school districts in Western Pennsylvania have raised property taxes to balance their budgets, an issue central to the state budget dispute between Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Wolf. A Tribune-Review sampling of 58 school districts in ...

Presque Isle Downs cancels thoroughbred races because of running deer

By Jason Cato
What do you call a white-tail deer coming down the backstretch? A nagging problem, if you are Presque Isle Downs & Casino. The Erie thoroughbred track canceled races the past three days because a deer darted onto the course and cut off ...

Monongahela Valley, Uniontown hospitals boost patient security

By Mary Pickels
Newly implemented technology and increased visitor security policies are among efforts two regional health care systems are utilizing in their patient care. Monongahela Valley Hospital is working to more securely register patients, while Uniontown Hospital is boosting safety measures for after-hours ...

Young anglers reel ’em in at Monongahela fishing derby

By Morgan Cushey
The Noble J. Dick Aquatorium in Monongahela was decorated with fishing poles manned by 84 children of all ages, who would leave that day with ...

Charleroi offers free family-friendly flicks

By Morgan Cushey
The sounds of popcorn popping and children laughing filled the summer air as families gathered at the Charleroi Market House to enjoy a free movie ...

Seniors from Fayette, Greene, Washington counties go for gold

By Chris Buckley
When the Senior Games resume in 2016, the annual event will return to its roots, marking a landmark year. The games will be held in Fayette ...

Motorcyclist dies in Washington County wreck

By Michael Hasch
A motorcyclist from Louisiana was killed in a crash Friday afternoon in Washington County. Frank D. Guerra, 58, of Benton, La., died in the crash that occurred at 3:37 p.m. along Amity Ridge Road (Route 19) in the community of Amity, ...

Republicans change date to choose state Senate candidate

By Tribune-Review
Allegheny and Washington County Republicans will meet July 11 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South hotel on Fort Couch Road in Bethel Park to choose their nominee to run in November for former state Sen. Matt Smith’s seat, Allegheny County ...

Suit: Former Moon Area official claims gender, disability discrimination

By Brian Bowling
Moon Area School District discriminated against its former curriculum director because of his gender and disability and in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, the Washington County man claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday. Jeffrey Zollars of Amity says in ...

Washington City Mission still serving homeless despite losing home

By Katishi Maake
An outpouring of community support in response to a fire at Washington City Mission has kept about 60 homeless men housed and fed while repairs ...

Monongahela airman among those honored at memorial in Holland

By Ron Paglia
An international tribute to military personnel who lost their lives in the Netherlands during World War II was an emotional time for Tony Myers of ...

Ringgold student on fast track to Broadway

By Les Harvath
When Ringgold rising junior Zachary Mendola auditioned for West Virginia University Instructor of Piano, Piano Repertoire and Jazz Piano Dr. James Miltenberger last summer, it ...

Washington County deputy suspended after inmate escapes

By Tribune-Review
Washington County’s sheriff has suspended a veteran deputy for allowing a female inmate under his watch to escape last week. Sheriff Samuel Romano declined to identify the deputy, only saying that he is a 25-year veteran who failed to follow department ...

FirstEnergy joins 2 others to reopen Canonsburg manufacturing facility

By Katelyn Ferral
FirstEnergy Corp. is partnering with two nuclear waste storage companies to reopen a Canonsburg manufacturing facility vacated by GE-Hitachi last year. The Akron-based company opened the ...

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