The coronavirus pandemic is having numerous numerous effects on economies, Gary Boatman writes in his weekly Your Financial Future column.
The World Health Organization has categorized the spread of the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. The Observer-Reporter has gathered all our coronavirus-related coverage in one convenient location, along with state, national and international informational resources, to keep our readers informed and prepared.
Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday his guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic recommends that high school sports be delayed until Jan. 1 because of the virus.
As tens of thousands of teachers prepare to head back to the classroom in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, PSEA President Rich Askey urged state policymakers to provide clear and consistent direction to education leaders.
Allegheny County is still experiencing significant community spread of COVID-19 even through mitigation efforts have been drawing fewer positive cases of the virus in recent days, its health department said Wednesday.
A statewide panel, organized by state Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Carroll Township), discusses the challenges rural hospitals face.
Jerry Oleksiak, the secretary of the state's labor and industry department, said Monday he hoped the $600 weekly payments that were being sent to unemployed Pennsylvanians would resume soon.
Gov. Tom Wolf reminded bars and restaurants Monday that inspections are underway of compliance to his COVID-19 order involving social distancing and masking at bars and restaurants.
The first day of school for Washington School District students is Aug. 20, and registration is open for kindergarten students and new students.
Following a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association decision last week, parents, players and coaches across the region are gearing up for high school football this fall.
For Chad and Allee Hoover, showing their livestock at the Washington County Fair is a favorite annual tradition.
Another COVID-19 death was announced Thursday in Washington County where 11 people have died from the virus since April 10.
Chartiers-Houston School Board on Monday approved a hybrid return to school plan that calls for students to split the school week between days on-campus and the other days learning online at home.
The Canon-McMillan School District will no longer open its classrooms to 100% in-person learning next month, instead opting for a hybrid model with students spending some days in school and others learning from home during the school week.
Washington County added a dozen new COVID-19 cases Monday, taking its total to 681 since March.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 800 positive cases of COVID-19 Sunday as new cases of the virus within the state continue to mount. The additional positive tests bring the statewide total to 107,425. Since test results started coming in March 6, there have been 7…
The number of new COVID-19 cases was continuing Friday to trend upward in every county and region of Pennsylvania, the state’s health secretary said.
When 5-year-old Emily Ellis’ preschool closed in March, her parents, Jennifer and Mike Ellis, tried to do the school’s virtual learning program with her.
As school districts in Washington and Greene counties begin to release their back-to-school plans there is pressure to balance the safety of students, teachers, staff and the community while the novel coronavirus continues to rage.
CHROME Federal Credit Union partnered with Vitalant for a community blood drive last week at CHROME FCU’s Racetrack Road branch that resulted in 51 donations. The donations will help more than 150 recipients in need of blood, with each donation having the potential to save as many as three l…
People who resist Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 orders, including a requirement to wear face masks in public, are jeopardizing the reopening of public schools in six weeks, the state health secretary said Thursday.