CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission on Friday approved the annual reauthorization of Wheeling University Friday after a two-week postponement, but the school will have a number a conditions and deadlines to meet if it hopes to stay authorized over the next 10 months.
Schoolchildren around the area are getting ready to go back to the classroom, some of them for the first time. Keelan Mellars of Washington attended kindergarten orientation with his mom, Shanta Key, at Washington Park Elementary Thursday to meet his teacher, tour the school and take a bus ride.
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. – Authorities in West Virginia say a woman was killed and five others – including the suspect – were hurt in a series of shootings.
A new satellite casino approved to be built at a mall in Westmoreland County will give the county a boost with new jobs and revenue, but commissioners there have concerns over a name that will not reflect the community in which it will operate.
Washington County hopes a 4.8-acre piece of airport property will eventually become the site of four hangars, but site preparation must be done first.
Washington School District plans to implement a new initiative this school year to support students emotionally and socially.
A discussion at NOAH's Event Venue at Southpointe Thursday morning focused on how companies and organizations can lend a hand during times of crisis.
Although much of Peters Township has changed significantly during the past couple of decades, at least one feature has remained constant for the past couple of centuries.
Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie -- and cookies -- help satisfy an appetite for small-town America, Jamie Protin writes in his weekly column.
California University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to help students preparing for jobs that deal with the opioid crisis.
A man who was sentenced to decades in state prison for the shooting death of 10-year-old Ta'Niyah Thomas during a 2014 burglary at a Washington house withdrew his appeal on Wednesday.
The Washington County Correctional Facility's warden said "a proper strip search" can take 15 to 20 minutes. The X-ray device he plans to buy takes 10 seconds.
One Washington County elections office employee running for school board will be "grandfathered" in a new policy.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs Wednesday and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
PITTSBURGH – Kenny Pickett knows his numbers in his first year as Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback weren’t great. He doesn’t particularly care.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A judge has upheld an arbitration ruling that a Pittsburgh police officer fired after an alleged road rage incident two years ago should be reinstated to the force.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania officials have announced plans to close two of the remaining state centers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the next three years.
Columbia Gas executives addressed an audience of roughly 70 people during a meeting called in the wake of a July 31 gas explosion that destroyed a North Franklin Township house.
WEIRTON, W.Va. – Julia Clyborn remembers her grandfather, Milton Fabianich, as a “loyal, courageous, loving man, dedicated to his wife and family.”
Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township, Allegheny County, canceled its parish festival as a result of an anonymous threat made against it.
A South Park man who was shot by a Monongahela following a pursuit has been released from a hospital and jailed.
Repercussions from a grand jury report on six of Pennsylvania's eight Roman Catholic dioceses continue to echo today.
Although the sexual abuse allegations outlined in devastating detail in last year's grand jury report covered more than 1,000 child victims and more than 300 abusive clergy members, prompted inspection of archdiocesan files in other states and provoked international condemnation extending all the way from Pope Francis himself, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has yet to make any of the grand jury’s four recommendations law.
STATE COLLEGE – Sean Clifford always planned to be Penn State’s starting quarterback. The opportunity came sooner than even he expected.
Fuel prices have declined again in Western Pennsylvania, but even though Washington's average dropped, it is among the region's highest.
State police arrested a Waynesburg couple after they allegedly spent early Monday morning trying to cut copper out of guide wires on utility poles in Franklin Township.
Two men who reportedly wanted to explore and photograph a mothballed coal-fired power plant Saturday in the Mon Valley ended up shutting down a railroad while police searched for them for hours.
Bethlehem-Center School District has postponed its start date for school by one week because of ongoing renovation projects.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – While Raiders star receiver Antonio Brown fights to use his old helmet, the NFL reiterated its stance that players aren’t allowed to practice or play with unapproved equipment.
Woodstock summons up a gazillion images, mostly muddy, capturing a monumental moment in time that still echoes with the great music of the 1960s. Movies have been made, books have been written. But something is missing from those stories, and I should know because that missing piece is the r…
Highlands Hospital's Center for Health and Community Impact in Connellsville is now using a technology-based treatment for depression as an alternative to traditional methods that have failed for some patients.
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers expect first-round pick Devin Bush to provide a serious jolt of athleticism and swagger to a young defense.
ST. LOUIS – Lane Thomas hit a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning, Paul Goldschmidt and Dexter Fowler also homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-9 Sunday.