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1 hr ago | O-R Online

Another case dismissed because not prosecuted in timely manner

The judge called the circumstances “confusing,” but after an hour-long hearing Tuesday he dismissed charges against a Claysville man in connection with two robberies that took place in the spring of 2013 in South Strabane and Canton townships because he was not brought to trial within 365 days of his arrest.

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Related Topix: Claysville, PA, Strabane, PA, Electronic

5 hrs ago | O-R Online

First Christian Church threatens to leave East Washington

Church leaders are upset that borough officials want them to repair a street curb and won't allow them to rent the social hall for Weight Watchers meetings The Rev.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA, East Washington, PA

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County leads to health prolems

A report released today raises concerns about inmate cancers and other serious health ailments at a state prison that sits next to a massive Fayette County coal waste dump full of toxic fly ash.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, State Correctional Institution - Fayette

O-R Online

Summera s last hurrah at West Alexander Fair

James Eldred, 10, of Rochester, N.Y., James Moore, 8, of Claysville and Jaeden Eldred, 4, of Rochester, N.Y., hold on while riding the scrambler at West Alexander Fair Monday.

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Related Topix: West Alexander, PA, Claysville, PA, Washington, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's Action Weather forecast

IMAGES OF LIGHTNING STRIKE. IN NEW YORK THREE MEN WERE INJURED WHILE THEY WERE ON THE BEACH AND WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Rain and Thunderstorms

SIDE. NO NEED FOR A POOL RIGHT NOW. YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE AND BE SPRINKLED ON. ABSOLUTELY.

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Related Topix: Weather, West Middletown, PA, Recreational Vehicle, Clarion

Post-gazette.com

Shale drillers' landfill records don't match those of Pennsylvania DEP

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013.

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Related Topix: Westmoreland County, PA, Allegheny County, PA

Post-gazette.com

Sweeping changes to Act 47 proposed in Harrisburg

From the sparkling blue community pool to grassy lots where vacant buildings have been recently torn down, Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi can show you some of the ways his city has benefited from being under Act 47 - a state designation of financial distress.

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Related Topix: Clairton, PA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, Pennsylvania, Braddock, PA, Rankin, PA

O-R Online

Health Center's memory unit offers secure, 'home-like' atmosphere

Designers wanted to offer a better quality of life in a secure setting when the One West unit was built in 1999 When the Washington County Health Center planned to expand its secure memory unit two decades ago, designers were given a difficult task: How do you create a "home-like" atmosphere that caters to the needs of people with dementia but also ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

Sat Aug 30, 2014

O-R Online

Not in our backyard

As I do every day, I purchase the Observer-Reporter with the anticipation of reading articles and newsworthy items relating to Washington and Greene counties.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Opinion

Fri Aug 29, 2014

O-R Online

Settlement reached in 2008 fatal van crash

Emergency personnel tend to victims of a two-vehicle accident at Route 136 and Brownlee Road in Somerset Township April 24, 2008.

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Related Topix: Charleroi, PA, Ellsworth, PA

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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