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6 hrs ago | O-R Online

N. Strabane police arrest man accused of sexually assaulting girl

A Belle Vernon man accused of sexually assaulting a girl over a six-year period was arrested Monday by North Strabane police.

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Related Topix: Strabane, PA, Belle Vernon, PA

9 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf promises an increase in school funding in Canonsburg appearance

On a tour of a Washington County Middle School, Democrat Tom Wolf reaffirmed his criticisms of the education funding polices of Gov. Tom Corbett. Their differing interpretations of the fiscal record have been a staple of the campaign, one renewed in a series of dueling commercials over the past week.

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Related Topix: Canonsburg, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

13 hrs ago | WJPF-AM Carterville

Two Die In Separate Car Wrecks Over The Weekend

The Washington County Coroner's office says 25-year-old Jeremiah McGovern of New Athens was pronounced dead around 5:06 a.m Sunday after a crash on Darmstadt Road, near the Washington County Line Road.. The coroner says McGovern was not wearing a seatbelt and no one else was involved.

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Related Topix: McGovern, PA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

O-R Online

Special needs artists show off talents at a Art in the Gardena

Robin West, right, congratulates one of her students, Ken Yablonski, after his painting sold at the 21st annual Art in the Garden show outside the LeMoyne House in Washington.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Washington, PA

O-R Online

Person found dead in Courthouse Square parking garage

Washington police are investigating the death of a person found unresponsive in the Courthouse Square Plaza parking garage Sunday evening.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National changes in liver transplant protocols favored by Pittsburgh doctors

Pittsburgh transplant surgeons say they support a possible revamping of the liver distribution policy aimed at getting more organs to the sickest patients - and cutting waiting-list deaths - across the country. The controversial suggestion would require greater sharing of organs across larger blocks of the country, eliminate local preference in liver distribution and, critics say, unfairly funnel organs out of some areas very effective at procuring them.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Daily Mail

'There's so many unanswered questions': Cops still clueless over...

'A message to the Allies of America': British aid worker forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy before beheading by Jihadi John who threatens to kill another Briton next Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while taking care of his kids'... but actually has a TERMINAL ILLNESS that makes him look that way Radio bosses behind hoax call where DJs posed as Queen concerned over pregnant Kate Middleton's health donate $470,000 to family of nurse who took own life - but defend DJs responsible 'I was abused by my care workers': Hollywood actress Samantha Morton reveals she was the victim of sexual abuse when she was 13 - and claims the police ignored it Investment firm criticizes failing Olive Garden restaurants for serving bland pasta and begs the chefs to start salting the water 'We have a lot of love for him': ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

New Jersey Herald

Elderly inmates cared for at SCI-Laurel Highlands

Though he doesn't like to dwell on it, Charles is fully aware of the fact that he could die within the sterile walls of the Somerset prison where he is confined. The 67-year-old spent the last four years at SCI-Laurel Highlands because of failing health.

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Related Topix: Prison, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Death Penalty, State Prisons

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Chilly Saturday

SMITHFIELD HOPEFULLY YOU CAN MAKE IT OUT THERE AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO BUNDLE UP. THE RAIN WON'T BE AN ISSUE FOR THEM, BUT IT'S CHILLY ALL DAY.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Clarion, Somerset County, PA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Russia Taday

Living near fracking sites deteriorates health - study

A rig contracted by Apache Corp drills a horizontal well in a search for oil and natural gas in the Wolfcamp shale located in the Permian Basin in West Texas Those who live in close proximity to fracking sites exhibited a greater likelihood to suffer skin and respiratory problems than those who lived farther away from natural gas wells, according to a new study of Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale region.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

O-R Online

Yale study shows potential link between health ailments, gas wells

Skin conditions and upper respiratory problems were more than twice as common among Washington County residents living closest to natural gas wells, according to a Yale University study released this week .

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Related Topix: Southwest, PA

Patch.com

Nighttime Restrictions on Interstate 70

PennDOT District 12 will be starting the Diverging Diamond Interchange project in South Strabane Twp. As this project gets ready to start, we would like to remind motorists to protect themselves and our workers by obeying posted speed limits on every road, all the time.

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Related Topix: Strabane, PA, East Washington, PA

O-R Online

WCCF a Day of Givinga nearly doubles last yeara s donations

The second annual Washington County Community Foundation's “Day of Giving” nearly doubled last year's donations by raising more than $534,000 during its 12-hour online fundraising drive Wednesday.

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CBS Local

Pennsylvania Man, 80, Killed In Freak Lawn Mowing Accident

Authorities in Pennsylvania say an elderly man cutting grass on his property was killed when his vehicle apparently overturned on top of him. Officials in Washington County said 80-year-old John Marchando Jr. of Centerville was operating a tractor with a brush hog mower attached to cut grass on his property along Route 481.

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Related Topix: Centerville, PA

ThinkProgress

People Who Live Near Fracking More Likely To Become Sick, Study Finds

Fracking opponents protest before the Tom Corbett inauguration to become the 46th governor of Pennsylvania at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. People living close to natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania are more than twice as likely to report respiratory illnesses and skin problems than those living farther away, according to a new study from Yale University.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Harrisburg, PA, Yale University, US News, Liberal Political News

CBS Local

Washington Co. Bridge 1 Of 10 To Be Featured In "Covered Bridge Festival"

The Ebeneezer Bridge in Mingo Park, Washington County, is one of 10 that will be featured in the 44th annual "Covered Bridge Festival." J. R. Shaw of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce says 100,000 visitors are expected at the festival, the weekend of Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports

Wed Sep 10, 2014

O-R Online

Marijuana plants seized during drug bust; three arrested

Bags of marijuana packaged for distribution are among items seized Wednesday at 493 Mt.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

O-R Online

Robbery trial continued, may be dismissed after DAa s office fails to provide evidence

Shayne Coffield is escorted to the Washington County Courthouse Tuesday in relation to charges of robbery, attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and a firearms violation.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA, Claysville, PA

Tue Sep 09, 2014

CBS Local

Charleroi Woman Killed In Access Vehicle Crash

The Washington County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Virginia Andrako of Charleroi. The cause of her death is pending an autopsy.

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Related Topix: Charleroi, PA, Monongahela, PA

Mon Sep 08, 2014

O-R Online

Ellsworth man pleads guilty, sentenced in standoff, sex cases

An Ellsworth man accused of holding police at bay in a 19-hour standoff and having sex with a 15-year-old girl was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, PA

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