Pennsylvania has reached a milestone, with 70% of residents aged 18 and older fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf has announced.
The Chartiers-Houston School District went into lockdown for about an hour and a half Thursday morning as police served an arrest warrant to a person in the area who was wanted by Allegheny County Police Department.
So far, 18 inmates have tested positive in the male ward, although only two are exhibiting minor symptoms.
Human and environmental health are connected. That thought was a guiding force in the development of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.
Area seniors are pleased that there will be a significant increase in Social Security’s Cost-of-Living Adjustment, but they seem to expect an increase in services to go right along with that hike.
Signs have started to crop up around Washington County urging voters to reject “home rule” in next month’s general election. The only problem, though, is that voters are not being asked whether the county should adopt a home rule charter like the one in place in Allegheny County. Instead, th…
Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum first heard of Central Outreach Wellness Center in 2018, at Wheeling, W.Va.’s first-ever Pride parade.
The Washington County Fairgrounds will dress in its holiday best this weekend for the 27th annual Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival.
The state’s Commonwealth Court is requiring California University of Pennsylvania to pay nearly $16,000 in legal fees and penalties after the school acted in “bad faith” in its response to an open records request more than three years ago from the Observer-Reporter about a corporate donation.
New academic deans have been named for colleges within the integrated campuses of California, Clarion and Edinboro universities.
Two Washington County residents face up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine, or both if they are found guilty of the formal drug charges brought against them in a Pittsburgh federal court.
A Buffalo Township man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor’s dog last year pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday.
Canonsburg council continues to reinvest in the borough with Monday’s move to approve a $3.2 million bond issue – the first money borrowed by council since 2003.
About 2½ years ago, Carroll Township resident Rick Puskar was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, and amyloidosis.
A Washington woman serving life in prison for killing her newborn baby in 2004 had her sentence vacated last week after the state Superior Court ruled her trial attorney did not properly advise her on merits of taking a plea deal offered by prosecutors.
Washington County is still looking for poll workers to help with the Nov. 2 general election, although the need is not as urgent as it has been in previous off-year general elections.
In room 101 in California Area Elementary School, a brightly colored classroom with a “Shoot for the Moon” banner hanging outside the front door, more than a dozen students were happily engaged in a variety of projects on a recent Thursday.
A long-vacant building in Cecil Township that used to be home to the Cecil French Club was demolished Thursday evening after the roof collapsed.
Work by Patrick Schmidt, an art professor at Washington & Jefferson College, is being displayed at an art fair in Budapest, Hungary this weekend.
Old Schoolhouse Players is returning after a hiatus of almost two years with the comedy "Who Wants a Painted Lady?"
The Washington County commissioners may have to tweak their public comment period after updating the policy during Thursday’s meeting that led to complaints from several people who wanted to speak but were denied.
A report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health found that the overwhelming majority of those hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the last month had not been vaccinated.
Gov. Tom Wolf joined three governors Thursday to tout a new agreement that will allow the sharing of crime gun data across state lines.
Two caregivers from the region appeared in a virtual press conference Thursday afternoon with U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Sherrod Brown.
The Beech Hollow natural gas-fired power plant proposed in Robinson Township has been canceled after the operator withdrew its permit last week, prompting state environmental regulators to terminate previous approvals of the project.
The FBI obtained a search warrant Tuesday for the cellphones of two suspects in connection with an attempted bank robbery Sept. 16 in South Strabane Township and another in Allegheny County that same day.
A two-block area in California Borough was blocked off for several hours Wednesday while police investigated a shooting.
Washington School District’s Junior-Senior High School students will be switching to virtual, at-home synchronous learning Wednesday through Friday in an effort to slow the spread of positive COVID-19 cases in the building.