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Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone vowed to make the heroin epidemic a top priority when he took office in 2012.
More than four months after a downtown Washington apartment building collapsed, trapping a tenant for more than nine hours, the building owner has managed to resolve some of his ongoing legal problems with the city.
The president of Allegheny Crane Rental, of Pittsburgh, who assisted first responders at the scene of a building collapse in downtown Washington in July, demanded payment from the city during a public meeting Thursday.
The owners of a building that partially collapsed over the summer are disputing the more than $1.1 million bill the city claims it's entitled to recoup for tearing down the structure.
The owners of the popular café Chicco Baccello, who were originally going to move to a new location on North Main Street, say they're staying put at their original South Main Street location, at least for the time being.
Washington city officials are trying to recover more than $1 million to cover costs of demolishing an apartment building that partly collapsed last summer. Separately, a hearing on citations against the building's owner was postponed from Tuesday until Dec. 4.
The summary trial for two building owners, who face multiple citations related to conditions at the Washington apartment building that collapsed in July, trapping a resident for more than nine hours, has been continued for a fifth time.
The first phase of a methodical building demolition concluded Tuesday, allowing a section of North Main Street in Washington to reopen to traffic.
A hearing on the code enforcement citations filed against the owners of a downtown Washington building that collapsed in July has been postponed for a fourth time.
Months before a downtown Washington apartment building caved in, trapping a woman for more than nine hours, a longtime tenant told the city code enforcement officer the conditions of the building’s foundation were “severe and dangerous” and complained of a “massive crack” in the wall.
The owners of an apartment building that partially collapsed in downtown Washington last month face almost three dozen new citations for alleged ordinance violations at other rental properties in the city.
Some residents of a downtown Washington apartment building that partially collapsed were able to retrieve a portion of their belongings Monday morning.
In the aftermath of the July 12 collapse of the Montgomery Building at 15 N. Main St. and the city’s ramping up of its inspections of problem buildings, Washington officials found themselves dealing with an unanticipated human challenge.
A district judge continued the trial of two building owners who face citations related to conditions at the downtown Washington apartment building whose partial collapse trapped a tenant for more than nine hours earlier this month.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” is the oft-quoted phrase from the opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ literature-class mainstay “A Tale of Two Cities,” and while it’s admittedly a tad shopworn, downtown Washington is, in certain respects, in the midst of its best tim…
City officials in Washington were out in full force Monday, following up on complaints about a variety of buildings, which one councilman said are the result of widespread coverage of the partial collapse of the building at 15 Main St. two weeks ago.
The building collapse that occurred a week ago was on the minds of city of Washington officials Wednesday as they met with state legislators who were in town to highlight antiblight initiatives.
Washington firefighters will soak the dilapidated structure at 15 N. Main St., Washington, for two hours Tuesday morning so crews can begin the process of tearing it down. After workers begin the “one-brick-at-a-time” demolition process, firefighters will continue to mist the area to cut dow…
The first phase of demolition on the Washington apartment building that partially collapsed Wednesday will be handled carefully and methodically, like a surgical procedure, according to Washington Mayor Scott Putnam.
The Classics on Main Annual Car Show scheduled for July 16 in Washington has been canceled. The cancellation is because of Main Street being closed after a building at 15 N. Main St. partially collapsed and an emergency order was granted by Washington County President Judge Katherine Emery W…