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9 hrs ago | O-R Online

Mt. Pleasant residents discuss Act 13 money

Emily Petsko/Observer-Reporter Rebecca Skirpan of Hickory, appearing Wednesday at a meeting of Mt.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, PA, Hickory, PA, Washington, PA

13 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Washington County couple charged with sexually assaulting teens

Police charged a Washington County couple with sexually assaulting two teenage girls in April and June.

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Yesterday | O-R Online

Schools can consolidate, cut administrative costs

Pennsylvanians ought to be aware that the problems with pensions and deteriorating infrastructure are so great that a big increase in state funding for public education is highly unlikely, regardless of who will be governor next year, or four years down the road.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Washington, PA, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

O-R Online

Recovery went unmentioned

I found the Monday article, “Heroin replacing prescription drugs as choice for addicts” to be dangerously one-dimensional.

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Related Topix: Opinion

CBS Local

Torture Victim Says Night Of Alleged Attack "All Hell Broke Loose"

Four people accused of torturing a young Washington County woman with disabilities last April have been ordered to stand trial.

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O-R Online

Nude Washington County man on leash investigated in W.Va.

A West Virginia prosecutor is investigating a bizarre incidnet involving a Washington County man who, a witness claimed, was seen crawling on his hands and knees nude in Roney's Point while being walked on a leash Tuesday morning by a fully dressed woman.

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Related Topix: Claysville, PA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Restaurant roundup: Franklin County area dining news

Hoover's Grill and Ice Cream, 2019 Lincoln Way East, announced in late June that it was under new ownership.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, PA, Shippensburg, PA, Chambersburg, PA, Greencastle, PA, Waynesboro, PA, Opinion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

O-R Online

Washington man sentenced to jail for robberies

A Washington man who was accused of participating in the robbery of a delivery driver and later a local convenience store was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail.

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

CBS Local

Washington County Mother Accused Of Abusing 3-Year-Old Son

A Washington County mother is facing child abuse charges after officials say bruising and burns were reportedly found on her young son's body.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Sports

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Roadwork plan increases Pittsburgh regional spending by 52 percent

If you thought there was a lot of road and bridge work going on the past few years, get ready for more - much more.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Downtown (Pittsburgh, PA), Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

O-R Online

Washington County Courthouse to be featured in upcoming a Southpawa

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal sits in the audience during the welterweight title boxing fight between Amir Khan and Luis Collazo earlier this year in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Washington, PA, Indiana, PA

O-R Online

Burglary suspect apprehended in McDonald

CARMICHAELS – The suspect in one of a string of daytime burglaries in Cumberland Township was apprehended Monday morning in on a fugitive warrant in McDonald.

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Related Topix: Carmichaels, PA, McDonald, PA

SFGate

Parents sue 2 districts over teacher's sex assault

The parents of a girl who was 15 when she was sexually assaulted by a visiting teacher who headed a southwestern Pennsylvania high school musical have sued both districts and two school officials in one district who they claim failed to help the girl.

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Related Topix: Charleroi, PA, Education Etc.

Sun Jul 27, 2014

O-R Online

Heroin replacing prescription drugs as choice for addicts

Not so many months ago, prescription painkillers were blamed for most of the drug-related woes in Washington County, from crime to overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Washington, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Sunday Storms

MURRAYSVILLE FOR TWO YEARS. REBECCA HAS BEEN LIVING IN SLOVENIA WHERE SHE WAS MARRIED LAST YEAR.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Hurricane

Sat Jul 26, 2014

O-R Online

Personal care an option for Alzheimer's and dementia patients

For the last 20 years, Nancy Haney has operated a personal care home in Rices Landing, Greene County, caring for people who can't care for themselves.

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Related Topix: Greene County, PA, Rices Landing, PA, Carmichaels, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Stars and Stripes

Wall of Valor to honor Pa. man's heroism in Vietnam

Pasquale "Pat" Papalia capped off his Silver Star day, in which he disarmed two enemy mines deep in a Vietnam jungle, by helping to carry out the bodies of more than a dozen fellow soldiers and cover them as best as he could on a makeshift landing pad.

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Related Topix: Strabane, PA, McMurray, PA

PennLive.com

Want to fix schools? Don't tax businesses, expand school choice instead: Elizabeth Stelle

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington County, is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to Marcellus Shale development.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Opinion

O-R Online

Judge grants private detective license to gasfield firm; DA raised concerns

Observer-Reporter In this photo from July 2013, David R. Headley of Springhill Township, Fayette County, displays photos of what he said were security company vehicles that were driven uninvited onto his property.

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Related Topix: Fayette County, PA, Washington, PA, Saxton, PA, Smithfield, PA, Laurel Mountain, PA

Sunherald.com

Graves forgotten as mental institutions close

About 20 miles south, in Collier, as many as 1,000 graves from the Woodville State Hospital campus are in a similar state, a dense tree canopy making it difficult even to walk upright among the neglected markers.

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