For years, Pennsylvania has had a hard time counting its dead.
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HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania State University, the behemoth public research university with enrollment nearing 100,000, is forcing students to sign a liability agreement and assume all risk of COVID-19 prior to returning to campus for the fall semester.
HARRISBURG – There’s roughly $1 billion in unspent federal aid sitting in Pennsylvania’s coffers. Yet key players in the Capitol say they won’t make any decisions about how to spend the cash until Washington makes up its mind on a second coronavirus relief package.
The last day to request a civilian mail-in or absentee ballot is Oct. 27, and Washington and Greene county elections offices are staying open until 5 p.m. that day to handle any last-minute applications. Unexpected illness or absence after that can only be handled on an emergency basis. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Pennsylvania reported the highest single-day number of new COVID-19 cases Friday since the pandemic was first noticed in the state in March.
Applicable to the retrofitting of older businesses or new construction of commercial buildings, the C-PACE program promotes energy efficiency.
A proposal from Gov. Tom Wolf to waive next year’s liquor license fee is being viewed as a “lifeline” by some restaurant owners, while others say it falls well short of what is needed to keep them afloat during the pandemic.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans have been through so much dealing with the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak during the season resulting in one game postponed and rescheduled to a second game pushed to a rare Tuesday night kickoff.
Pennsylvania reported one of the highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases Thursday since the pandemic began in March, partly due to a delay in reporting from a laboratory.
A nursing assistant is facing abuse charges after she allegedly assaulted a patient at Premier Washington Health Center in Chartiers Township last month.
The Fayette County Election Bureau recently discovered some local voters who electronically requested mail-in ballots have not received them.
Bar and restaurant owners say they’re struggling to enforce all of Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions at their establishments, especially the guidelines requiring customers to wear facemasks whenever they’re not seated.
The Staunton Farm Foundation honored Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski with the Albert B. Craig Jr. Award for Innovation in Behavioral Health.
Domestic violence call lines were "eerily quiet" during stay-at-home orders in March and April, then skyrocketed, said state officials.
DONORA – A Greene County man is in custody on accusations he threw a large metal hammer through the windshield of a parked Donora police cruiser early Wednesday.
Two women were flown to area hospitals with trauma centers following a crash that shut down Route 40 in West Pike Run Township Wednesday afternoon.
Washington County's single ballot drop box in the Courthouse Square office building was moved only about 10 yards, but the action resulted in a barrage of phone calls, according to Diana Irey Vaughan, chairman of both the county commissioners and election board.
Washington County had two new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, while Allegheny County recorded 10 additional fatalities associated with the disease.
CHROME Federal Credit Union and Chartiers-Houston High School are teaming up to host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at CHROME’s branch on Racetrack Road, Meadow Lands.
A traffic accident at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday resulted in a power outage to between 500 and 1,500 West Penn Power/First Energy customers and closure of Route 917 between Route 40 and Interstate 70 due to a utility pole that was knocked askew. In late afternoon, the power company website anticipate…
Voters in Greene County have been sent duplicate email notices about mail-in ballots being sent out, but officials said no duplicate ballots are being mailed.
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Robert Murray, longtime president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., announced his retirement Monday as chairman of the board of directors of American Consolidated Natural Resource Holdings Inc., bringing to a close a 63-year career that saw Murray rise to become coal’s …
Organizers of the annual Washington County Veterans Day parade will hold the event next month in Monongahela despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The clerk of courts is the second office related to the Washington County Courthouse to have someone with a positive test result for the novel coronavirus. Last month, a similar situation occurred in the district attorney's office shortly after the staff moved from the courthouse across South Main Street to the Caldwell Building.
PITTSBURGH – Pat Narduzzi calls it “the 24-hour rule.” Win or lose, the Pittsburgh coach expects the Panthers to move on quickly regardless of the outcome during a given week.
The Planning Commission of Buffalo Township will hold a meeting at the Buffalo Township Municipal Building at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 for consideration of resident subdivisions. For additional information, call the township secretary at 724-222-2711 to request permission to attend the meeting. Buffal…
Volunteers with Citizens Library partnered with EQT, Blueprints and the national nonprofit Operation Warm to hand out new coats for children. Residents from across Washington County stopped at the library Monday to pick out a new winter coat and goodie bag for their children and sign up for …
Greene County President Judge Farley Toothman announced Monday he would be stepping down from that role effective Oct. 31 and not be running for another 10-year term in 2021.