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Ringgold band members march to different beat

By Les Harvath
Ringgold High School senior Katharine Hubert has already emphatically circled and starred May 21 on her school calendar, but it has nothing to do with her upcoming graduation. Instead, “moving” and “dancing” will be the keys to her evening. A member ...

Ringgold Rams Club offers helping hand to district programs

By Chris Buckley
A 1963 graduate of Monongahela High School, Louie Anderson returned as a theater teacher from 1968 to 1999. Her teaching years were “very good years,” she said. “The Mon Valley is rich and one of its greatest riches is its ...

Donora native at forefront of scientific research

By Ron Paglia
How does a hairdresser make the transition to chemist at one of the world’s most prominent health organizations? That question has often been asked of Donora ...

Venetia man charged after allegedly pointing pistol at slow driver in the fast lane

By Chris Buckley
A Venetia man apparently frustrated with a motorist he believed was driving too slowly, allegedly pointed a pistol at the victim Wednesday along Interstate 79 ...

Police investigate possible murder-suicide in Bentleyville

By Michael Hasch
State police said a well-known Washington County entrepreneur apparently shot and killed his wife before taking his own life. The bodies of Carmine P. Verno, 69, ...

Bus carrying Ky. middle-school students catches fire in Washington County

By Megan Guza
Kentucky middle school students and adults returning from a field trip to the nation’s capital scrambled to safety Thursday morning when the rear of their ...

Trib recognition program celebrates young leaders in south, west area

By Tory N. Parrish
One need not journey to faraway places to improve the lives of others, according to a South Fayette Township High School senior. While volunteering to play ...

Construction contract reached for Washington farmers market

By Jason Cato
Washington’s Main Street Farmers Market will get its pavilion sooner rather than later. A month after bids came in higher than expected, officials on Wednesday announced a construction contract has been reached with Maccabee Industrial Inc. The Belle Vernon contractor bid ...

Monongahela man gets 18 to 36 years for kidnapping, rape and torture of 21-year-old woman

By Tribune-Review
A Monongahela man was sentenced Tuesday to up to 36 years in prison for the kidnapping, rape and torture of a 21-year-old woman. John D. Yocolano, 34, was found guilty in January on charges he lured the woman to his apartment ...

10,000 more plots for veterans planned at National Cemetery of Alleghenies

By Tony Raap
The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies plans to add more than 10,000 burial sites for veterans. The proposed 25-acre expansion would include at least 6,500 burial ...

Lunch programs eat away at Western Pennsylvania school districts’ funds

By Jacob Tierney
Public school food service programs, which have been battered by rising food costs and federal mandates requiring healthier but more expensive meals for students, are ...

New Bentleyville Tavern owner raises the bar on charity

By Chris Buckley
John Rossell gained experience working in restaurants off and on growing up. So buying the New Bentleyville Tavern and Restaurant, 843 Main St., in January 2013 ...

Brownsville councilman to lead state association of boroughs

By Joe Napsha
For Jack Lawver, service to Brownsville has been a family affair, dating back to his grandfather over half a century ago and continuing with his ...

Monongahela seeks community help for Mounds Park upgrades

By Chris Buckley
Like most Monongahela residents, Alan Veliky has fond memories of The Mounds Park, having played in softball leagues there in the 1970s. Over the decades, the park — neatly tucked in a neighborhood just off Fourth Street — has been a ...

Outdoors group pumps up annual Marianna Canoe Race

By Mary Pickels
The Ninth Annual Marianna Canoe Race and Anything That Floats will be held Saturday at Ten Mile Creek in the Washington County borough. The daylong fundraiser, concluding with a post-race party, is a popular event sponsored by the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association. The ...

Stockdale VFD oldies dance returns with new format

By Ron Paglia
Something for everyone. That could well be the theme of the oldies Saturday, May 9, at the Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s community social center. “We’ve made some changes in the format of the dance to respond to requests from the people who ...

3 men plead guilty in shooting death of Washington 4th-grader

By Jason Cato
Three men pleaded guilty Friday to roles they had in the 2014 shooting death of a Washington girl. Taniyah Thomas, 10, died in her family’s West ...

Charges mount for rowdy Monongahela drug suspect

By Chris Buckley
A Monongahela man awaiting a preliminary hearing Thursday on drug charges started screaming at authorities and flipped a table onto a police officer. Matthew R. Chacko, ...

Jesse White back on Republican ballot in Washington County after appellate court ruling

By Aaron Aupperlee
Former state Rep. Jesse White’s bid to become a Washington County district judge got a boost Friday when the Commonwealth Court put his name back on the Republican ballot for the May 19 primary. White, 36, a Cecil Democrat, said he ...

Pittsburgh hospitals miss 5-star ranking in patient experience

By Adam Smeltz
Five-star meals can complement a five-star hotel stay in Pittsburgh, where entertainers stage the occasional five-star show. Just don’t expect to see five stars for the ...

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