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2 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

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.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science

6 hrs ago | O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, PA, Strabane, PA

10 hrs ago | PennLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: York County, PA

15 hrs ago | O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Strabane, PA, Washington, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Burgettstown, PA

O-R Online

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.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

O-R Online

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.

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O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Washington, PA

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA, Theater, Arts, East Washington, PA, Ithaca College

Sun Jul 20, 2014

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Wine, Drink, Beer, Greene County, PA

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Taylorstown, PA, Education Etc., Allegheny County, PA, Oaks, PA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Southwest, PA, Finleyville, PA

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Amity, PA, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Washington, PA

CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Bridgeville, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Beaver County, PA, Westmoreland County, PA

Washington Times

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.

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Related Topix: Strabane, PA, East Washington, PA

O-R Online

Wherea s the beef?

The Wednesday Observer-Reporter article, “Food fight: Competing local organizations at odds over naming and logo” was disturbing.

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Related Topix: McDonald, PA, Opinion

Thu Jul 17, 2014

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Claysville, PA, Bentleyville, PA

O-R Online

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Washington, PA, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

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.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Allegheny County, PA, Bucks County, PA

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