2 hrs ago
In Pennsylvania, Dr. Frack will see you now
People who live near fracking sites have been complaining for years about headaches, nosebleeds, and birth defects.
6 hrs ago
State loan to bring public water to rural Washington Co. areas
Pennsylvania American Water will receive a share of $81.5 million for water pipeline extensions in Washington County under state infrastructure investments announced Wednesday.
10 hrs ago
Pennsylvania American Water gets loan for Fairview Township project
Pennsylvania American Water has announced that it will receive low-interest financing from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority for water main extension projects in Washington and York counties.
15 hrs ago
Chick-fil-A to open in South Strabane early next year
Construction on Washington County's first Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant will begin in September, with an opening date set for early next year.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Historic building being renovated
New siding and windows are being installed at the historic White Church in Eldersville, thanks in large part to a Local Share Account grant of $78,000.
Marcellus Shale driller plans to close Amwell impoundment
State environmental regulators are reviewing plans by Range Resources to close an impoundment in Amwell Township that has been at the center of a two-year legal battle by nearby residents to get the company to disclose all fluids and chemicals at the site.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Changes at Washington County elections office; seeking students for election boards
It seems that one of the few things that hadn't been moved last week at the Washington County elections office was director Larry Spahr's print of Mark Twain.
Police: Two arrested after heroin found at Washington home
Authorities said two suspected drug dealers were taken into custody after the Washington police K-9 altered on suspected heroin when Washington County District Attorney's Task Force detectives and city police served a search warrant at a Washington home.
Washington pianist ascends to Broadway
Even before he could reach the keyboard, John Bell would bounce to the rhythm of records on the family's piano bench.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Making It Here a " Brewing beer with A&M Wine Supplies
The southwestern-most corner of Pennsylvania is brimming with energy, and not just the bounty accessed through Marcellus Shale.
Taylorstown man receives national recognition as school resource officer
But a week ago, Vanatta, as the school resource officer for Keystone Oaks School District in Allegheny County, took the stage along with those officers and officers from six other departments to accept the Model Agency Award from the National Association of School Resource Officers.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Air monitors provided to residents near Marcellus sitesa
Mickey Gniadek of Finleyville holds an air-quality monitor he received from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project.
Washington County is a pigsty
I am really weary of Pennsylvania. We have lived outside Amity for 15 years, and we have never had a summer worse than this.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Peters Township gets a Little Free Library
Mark Mamros stands by his Little Free Library at 838 Old Washington Road. As community members “check out” a book, they replace it with another selection, so the inventory is always changing.
Increase In Speed Limit Not Coming Anytime Soon, Say Officials
The Pennsylvania Legislature included the increase in the speed limit in the massive transportation bill that Gov. Tom Corbett signed in late October.
Glass show highlights once-thriving Pa. industry
Glass collectors will gather this weekend to celebrate what once was clearly a part of the region's industrial heritage at the 39th annual Duncan & Miller Glass Show & Sale, July 19 and 20, at the Washington County Fair Ground and Expo Center.
Wherea s the beef?
The Wednesday Observer-Reporter article, “Food fight: Competing local organizations at odds over naming and logo” was disturbing.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Mascot wasna t kidding, tries to get bulldoga s goat; cash contest benefits humane society
Go-Go, a pygmy goat, was named agricultural mascot for Washington County during the Washington County commissioners' meeting Thursday.
Law firm pays county $10,000 in settlement of jail case
The Washington County commissioners often present or receive giant facsimile checks, but this week, a lawyer delivered the real thing to the tune of five figures.
The Times Leader
Court further limits reach of gas drilling law
Details of Thursday's Commonwealth Court ruling on a lawsuit challenging aspects of a 2012 law that updated Pennsylvania's oil and gas drilling regulations: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's power to withhold drilling fee revenue from municipalities whose zoning it deems to illegally restrict drilling activity.