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N.C. churches lend helping hands in Western Pa.

By Megan Henney
Armed with paint, shingles and a myriad of other supplies, 130 volunteers from North Carolina churches took to Western Pennsylvania for their 2014 summer mission project, Praise in PA. Volunteers painted, installed roofing, removed trees and more throughout Allegheny, Washington …

Western Pa. airports to receive government funding for upgrades, more

By Tribune-Review
Airports in seven Western Pennsylvania counties will receive a portion of nearly $19 million in local, state and federal funding for improvements, repairs and other work, Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced on Wednesday. Area airports receiving funding are: Beaver County …

Washington County nonprofits feud despite common goal

By Jason Cato
A food fight has erupted between Washington County’s longstanding food bank and a spin-off group. “I thought we both were trying to raise food and …

U.S. Marine from East Washington charged with fatally shooting wife in N.C.

By The Associated Press
RICHLANDS, N.C. — Onslow County sheriff’s deputies said a Marine, who formerly lived in East Washington, has been charged with shooting and killing his wife at their North Carolina home. The sheriff’s office said deputies were called to a home …

Girl sexually assaulted by teacher sues school districts

By Brian Bowling
Charleroi Area School District and Bethlehem-Center School District failed to protect a 15-year-old girl sexually assaulted by a teacher in May 2012, the girl and her parents say in a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The girl, now 17, says …

Washington County farmer died in tractor accident ‘doing what he loved’

By Jason Cato
Louis “Lou” Kaposy picked coal, raised cattle and baled hay for about 90 years on a family farm in eastern Washington County near the West Virginia border. He died on Sunday when the antique Farmall tractor he was operating tumbled …

Crash shuts westbound lanes of I-70 in Washington County

By Tribune-Review
A crash involving several vehicles Sunday evening shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Washington County. State police said they responded to the wreck at 6:45 p.m. and were trying to open a lane at 8 p.m. They could …

Avella man found dead on hillside

By Tribune-Review
A neighbor found the body of an elderly Avella man after an apparent tractor accident. Louis Kaposy, 95, was last seen mowing his lawn at 3 p.m. Sunday, said Washington County Coroner Timothy Warco. Kaposy’s body was found at 7 …

Washington County school district appeals value of natural gas facility

By Aaron Aupperlee
The Chartiers-Houston School District in Washington County has appealed the tax assessment of a MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resource natural gas processing facility, according to court documents. The facility at 800 Western Ave. is assessed at $429,367 for 2014 and 2015, …

Bridgeville woman killed in crash on I-70 in Washington County

By Michael Hasch
A Bridgeville woman died Friday when the sport utility vehicle she was driving overturned in Washington County, the coroner said. Mary L. Campbell, 71, was driving east along Interstate 70 about 12:15 p.m. near the so-called south junction with Interstate …

Chartiers man settles lawsuit over federal disability laws

By Brian Bowling
A Chartiers man has settled his lawsuit claiming that Peters Township Sanitary Authority violated federal disability anti-discrimination laws. Lawyers for the authority and James B. Levers, 56, on Friday filed a joint motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The motion doesn’t …

Ohio man charged with helping players win at roulette at The Meadows

By Jason Cato
An Ohio man will appear in Washington County next week on allegations he schemed to help players win at the roulette table when he was a dealer at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Robert M. “Rudy” Valle, 56, of Wintersville …

Body of missing Washington County man found in field near his home

By Michael Hasch
The body of a Washington County man who had been missing for a month was found Wednesday in a farm field near his home, the coroner said. George Pochiba, 90, of Scenery Hill, who police said had dementia, was reported …

Newsmaker: Jennifer Bibb

By John D. Oravecz
Noteworthy: Bibb received the Women’s Business Network Inc. 2014 Service Award, given annually to a member for meritorious service in meeting the networking group’s mission …

Survey of Washington, Greene elected officials shows positive views of gas industry

By David Conti
A survey of elected leaders in Washington and Greene counties found generally positive experiences with the gas exploration industry that has changed the face of their communities. “They’re starting to see a lot of vitality. There’s physical activity in the …

State transferring control of historic sites to local societies

By Craig Smith
Life just became more complicated for Judith Nelson. The transfer of six historic sites from a state agency to organizations such as Nelson’s that have …

Speaker focuses on rare Civil War photos at Cal U roundtable

By Les Harvath
Without question, Alexander Gardner’s name is not nearly as famous as that of his boss, Matthew Brady, famed Civil War-era photographer. But shortly after Gardner’s …

Mon Valley municipalities cash in on drilling impact fees

By Joe Napsha
Officials in many municipalities say the revenue received this month from impact fees assessed natural gas companies drilling in the Marcellus shale reserves will be used on road repairs. Washington County communities will divide $6.11 million under Act 13, the …

Donora native, TV producer sets sights on a global audience

By Ron Paglia
Television shows produced in the United States, especially dramas, have universal appeal because America is a melting pot nation made up of people from all …

Crash kills Washington County motorcyclist

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County man, Michael Lukan, 22, of Midway, died on Friday afternoon of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident that morning. A spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said Lukan’s motorcycle and another vehicle collided near …

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