14 hrs ago
Horizon lands All Star Grill at Southpointe
Horizon Properties Group is ready to debut another restaurant for Southpointe Town Center, the retail hub of the company's 217-acre extension of Southpointe in Washington County.
18 hrs ago
School bus driver dies in fire at her house
3 3 A 52-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS KILLED EARLY THIS MORNING IN A HOUSE FIRE. THE WOMAN IS IDENTIFIED AS GELINDA GILES.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Hazel-Atlas No. 1 glass plant on South Main Street in Washington, which later became Brockway No.
US east coast hit by snow storm
AP © A powerful storm in the US has dumped a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet on the region.
Donora woman dies in fire
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said the body of Gelinda Giles, 52, was found on the second floor of her home at 1323 Fayette St. after firefighters responded to a fire call there about 3 a.m. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of her death.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
In Pennsylvania, shale job numbers are hard to pin down
First, let's establish the facts. Since the oil and gas industry rushed into the state in 2007, there's been a 20 percent spike in overall employment.
City officer facing charges asks for trial
An Altoona police officer who faces a disorderly conduct charge for a September incident at a concert in Washington County now wants to go to trial on charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault, according to his Altoona attorney, Steven P. Passarello.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Man tied to Pozonsky case charged with dealing cocaine
A former Washington County man whose cocaine trafficking charge was erroneously dismissed by former judge Paul Pozonsky in 2011 was arrested Thursday night on charges in connection with two other drug cases.
Christmas parade draws crowd despite frightful weathera
Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus make their way on their sleigh down Main Street in Washington at the end of the Christmas Parde.
Washington chamber, tourism agency merge staffs
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency will merge staffs, with chamber President Jeff M. Kotula leading both organizations.
Winter weather advisory in effect
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon Saturday for much of Western Pennsylvania, including Washington County.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Coalfield Justice: Dona t extract gas under Mingo Park
Citing their aim to preserve what they called the pristine beauty of Mingo Creek County Park, representatives from the locally based Center for Coalfield Justice asked the Washington County commissioners Thursday to refrain from advertising for proposals from energy companies to lease mineral rights under the 2,200-acre park in Nottingham Township.
Pa. chief to charge officer with suspect's assault
A western Pennsylvania police chief plans to charge one of his officers with assaulting a handcuffed prisoner in the police station last month.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Century Plaza Apartments expanding
Work has started on the addition of 14 units to the Century Plaza Apartments for the eldery on Route 40 in North Franklin Township.
California police officer faces oppression, assault charges
A California Borough police officer faces charges of official oppression and simple assault for allegedly mistreating a person being detained in the police station holding cell.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Thompson Recognizes Pennsylvania Furnace Resident for Receiving National Agriculture Award
U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, today delivered remarks congratulating constituent Eric Cowden, a resident of Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County, Pennsylvania, for being awarded the National Future Farmers of America's highest honor, the FFA Honorary American Degree.
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Brother held in fatal shooting
An Avella man was taken into custody by the Pennsylvania State Police Saturday after allegedly shooting and killing his brother, who was visiting from Colliers.
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Western Md. man pleading guilty to setting fires
A Washington County prosecutor says 21-year-old Tyler Murray is striking the plea deal Tuesday at a court appearance in Hagerstown.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
W. Pa. brother jailed in shooting of visiting kin
A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed in the shotgun slaying of his older brother, who was visiting from West Virginia.
Police chase man across 2 states using GPS, thermal imaging
NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED. 3 3 A COMBINATION OF HIGH TECH GEAR, AND OLD FASHIONED SEARCHING HELPED CATCH AN ACCUSED CAR THIEF WHO TOOK POLICE ON A CHASE THROUGH TWO STATES.