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16 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gas drilling wastewater leak found in Amwell

What has been termed a "significant" leak of drilling waste water has occurred at Range Resources' John Day impoundment in Amwell Township, Washington County.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Erie Times News

DEP: Wastewater leaked from Range impoundment pond

The state Department of Environmental Protection said Range Resources will likely be sent a violation notice and fined for drilling wastewater that leaked out of an impoundment pond in Washington County.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

O-R Online

Washington nonprofit wants historic Bradford House

The Bradford House Historical Association was the only organization that sent a “request for interest” letter to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to take possession of the 226-year-old building from the state.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Washington, PA

O-R Online

A natural experience

Brigid McElligot, 2, chooses to use stars to pre-dye her egg with the help of her mother, Julie McElligot of Upper St. Clair.

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Related Topix: Upper St. Clair, PA, Monongahela, PA, Charleroi, PA, Amity, PA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

4 to stand trial for killing 10-year-old girl in home invasion

Four western Pennsylvania men have been ordered to stand trial in the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old girl during an aborted attempt to rob her mother's boyfriend.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

CBS Local

Suspects Charged In 10-Year-Old's Shooting Death To Stand Trial

Four men charged in connection with an attempted home invasion in Washington County that claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl were ordered to stand trial on those charges.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sports

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Business Journal

CB Financial, FedFirst merger adds strengths, creates some overlap

Mary Stollar of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce talks with FedFirst CEO Patrick O'Brien at the Pittsburgh Business Times event Washington County Corridors at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe last summer.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA

Erie Times News

Erie County Dem group endorses Neuman for lieutenant governor

Three state lawmakers from Erie County are rallying around state Rep. Brandon Neuman, one of their colleagues, in his bid for lieutenant governor.

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Related Topix: Erie County, PA, Erie, PA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Mark Critz, Democrat

O-R Online

Stabilizing neighborhoods, strengthening communities

When orange, yellow or red papers are affixed to front windows and weeds are creeping up to knee level in the yard, that's usually a telltale sign a home was foreclosed.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA, Charleroi, PA, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

O-R Online

Landmark tree falls in Mingo Creek Park

Generations of families have posed for photographs inside the hollow trunk of this giant sycamore tree whose branches came crashing down Sunday in Mingo Creek County Park in Nottingham Township.

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Related Topix: Eighty Four, PA, Wedding, Canonsburg, PA

PennLive.com

Responding to active shooting incidents, blight, are topics at township officials' conference

John Bruner of In-Crisis Consulting discusses managing active and mass shooting events at the Pa.

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Related Topix: Westmoreland County, PA, Murrysville, PA, Columbia County, PA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

O-R Online

The Three Amigos head to retirement as C. Bennett Auto Supply closes

C. Bennett Auto Supply in Washington is closing its doors in May, and the three owners shown here will be retiring.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA, Railroad, PA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Caption contest 234 ... and the winners of 233

CapCon 233 made a winner again out of Pat Stay, the pride of the little Washington County hamlet of Vestaburg, who took first place for the second time in the last three contests.

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Related Topix: Vestaburg, PA

O-R Online

Neighborhood stabilization: New lease in more ways than one

Barbara Bailey is enjoying her new home in Washington. Bailey purchased it through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, administered by Washington County Redevelopment Authority, which renovates foreclosed homes and resells them to those meeting eligibility guidelines.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Washington, PA, Methodist, Religion, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Washington Times

Court vindicates ex-lawmaker's environmental work

Five days before Christmas, Franklin Kury stepped off Amtrak's afternoon Keystone service in Middletown, one stop shy of Harrisburg, on a return trip from an eye doctor's appointment in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Hummelstown, PA, Robinson Township, PA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

O-R Online

California Borough settles case related to K-9

Tracy Hudak, former acting police chief of California, counted out $500 to borough solicitor D. Keith Melenyzer in a Washington County courtroom Friday afternoon, ending the dispute over ownership of Argo, the municipality's K-9 officer.

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WPXI

Man, 34, accused of offering 15-year-old $500 for sex acts

Authorities in Washington County arrested a man accused of offering a 15-year-old girl money for sex through Facebook.

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Related Topix: Charleroi, PA

O-R Online

Waynesburg man wanted in Mt. Pleasant chase

Mt. Pleasant Township police will obtain an arrest warrant for a Waynesburg man who fled when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding Thursday.

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Related Topix: Waynesburg, PA, McDonald, PA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

O-R Online

House officials hold hearing on utility rates

Now, the Public Utility Commission is working to address the issue going forward.

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Related Topix: Bentleyville, PA, Strabane, PA

O-R Online

PennDOT focusing on I-70 improvement projects

Joe Szczur, PennDOT's District 12 executive director, points out various highway projects near I-70 in Washington County.

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Related Topix: Eighty Four, PA, Greene County, PA, Washington, PA, New Stanton, PA, Bentleyville, PA

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