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12 hrs ago | O-R Online

AOPC report failed to address whistleblower concerns, attorney claims

A report issued following the investigation into allegations of unethical practices at Washington County Juvenile Probation Office failed to address concerns raised by a former county employee who claims he was fired in retaliation for exposing the situation, his attorney said.

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Related Topix: Monongahela, PA, Luzerne County, PA, Family, Kids

Thu Aug 28, 2014

O-R Online

Impoundment being considered in Union Township

Todd Klaner, permitting supervisor of EQT, at front, answered questions Wednesday regarding the company's application for a freshwater impoundment and conveyance system in Union Township.

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Related Topix: McMurray, PA, Finleyville, PA

Post-gazette.com

DEP publishes official determinations of damaged water supplies related to oil and gas operations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has publicly posted documents revealing official determinations that oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies since late 2008.

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Related Topix: Bradford County, PA

Business Journal

Washington County's economy more than just Marcellus Shale

That was the chief takeaway from the 45th installment of the Corridors of Opportunity series, a Pittsburgh Business Times event focusing on regions of the local economy.

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Related Topix: Canonsburg, PA, Monongahela, PA

Business Journal

Washington County's economy more than just Marcellus Shale

In terms of business opportunity, Washington County has more to offer than Marcellus Shale.

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Related Topix: Canonsburg, PA

PennLive.com

Pennsylvania was central to the passenger pigeon

Lewis Cross painted a view of the magnitude that was the passenger pigeon that now hangs in Muskegon's Lakeshore Museum Center.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, PA, McKean County, PA

WPXI

Good news! Heavily traveled Washington Co. road set to reopen

Channel 11 has a good traffic alert for thousands of drivers as a heavily traveled Washington County roadway is set to reopen in time for the evening commute.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

O-R Online

Ringgold teachers ratify contract

Teachers in the Ringgold School District narrowly approved a new employment contract Tuesday following lengthy negotiations that resulted in them agreeing to a one-year wage freeze.

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Related Topix: Ringgold, PA, Education Etc.

CBS Local

Washington Co. Alarm Company Imposter Sought

Police in Washington County have issued a warning after a man tried to gain entry to a home, claiming to be an alarm company employee.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Judge makes ruling in city suit

A Huntingdon County judge has sided with the City of Altoona in a dispute that developed in 2013 when Blair County withheld delinquent tax revenue from the city, after paying for demolition of the former Russo building.

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Related Topix: Huntingdon County, PA, Blair County, PA, Canonsburg, PA

CBS Local

3 Charged With Taking Golf Cart Joyride In Washington Co.

Three men are facing charges for allegedly stealing two golf carts from a Washington County golf course for a joyride over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Eighty Four, PA, Venetia, PA, Sports

SFGate

3 get prison in 2012 death of Pa. student, player

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Washington, PA, East Pittsburgh, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

CBS Local

Couple Calls Mr. Rooter To Rescue Kitten Trapped In Drain

It started on Saturday in the garage, so Dennis and Joyce Snyder of Chartiers Township, Washington County assumed a stray cat had crawled up into their Jeep.

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Business Journal

SBA Pittsburgh district director sworn in Monday

In a ceremony Monday, Kelly Hunt will officially be named Pittsburgh district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

O-R Online

Help the animals

It's very sad to hear about how overcrowded the Greene County Humane Society is.

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Related Topix: Opinion

CBS Local

Indiana Twp. Police Searching For Alligator

Indiana Township police issued the be-on-the-lookout alert for the gator on Friday.

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Related Topix: Rural Ridge, PA, Sports

O-R Online

Judge dismisses another case after Rule 600 hearing

For the second time in as many days, a Washington County judge dismissed a case after determining during a Rule 600 hearing that the district attorney's office failed to bring the case to trial within a year.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Washington, PA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

CBS Local

Washington County Mayors Take Ice Bucket Challenge

That's right - the Ice Bucket Challenge has landed literally on Main Street USA, on the steps of the Washington City Hall.

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Related Topix: East Washington, PA, Canonsburg, PA, Sports

O-R Online

Greene man arrested in local burglaries, thefts

A Greene County man wanted by state police on a warrant in connection with a rash of burglaries and thefts in Washington County was arrested Thursday as he allegedly was trying to sell more stolen items out of a stolen truck at a Greene County scrap yard.

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Related Topix: Greene County, PA, Dilliner, PA

New Jersey Herald

Charges dismissed in shooting after year-long wait

An attempted homicide case is being dismissed after a Pennsylvania judge ruled that prosecutors failed to bring the case to trial within a year.

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