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Steelers rookie wide receiver Demarcus Ayers holds the ankles of Mario Griffin of Washington while he participates in a push-up contest during an event Friday at the Mel Blount Youth Home.
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Shelby Burkett, left, uses a metal pole to soften the ground as Bria Jamison, right, and Adia Eilam prepare to place an American flag at the headstone of a veteran at Greene County Memorial Park.
Shelby Burkett, left, uses a metal pole to soften the ground as Bria Jamison, right, and Adia Eilam prepare to place an American flag at the headstone of a veteran at Greene County Memorial Park.
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JoAnn Braunegg didn’t tell her daughter, Kathy Braunegg, nor her two sons that she was a veteran and served with the Coast Guard at the end of World War II. The children found out from their father, who let it slip one day three years ago.
JoAnn Braunegg didn’t tell her daughter, Kathy Braunegg, nor her two sons that she was a veteran and served with the Coast Guard at the end of World War II. The children found out from their father, who let it slip one day three years ago.
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Logan Dickerson, a seventh-grader at Canonsburg Middle school, takes a bite of his Sultan of Swat Saturday at the Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival at The Meadows.
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Norm Cimino of Chartiers Valley sings and plays the accordion during the SNPJ Polka Jam in Strabane on Monday.
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Exterior of the Observer-Reporter building in Washington.
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Exterior of the Observer-Reporter building in Washington.
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Douglas St. Clair of Washington, left, and Charles Devenney of Washington hold the frame containing eight covered bridge postcards Devenney made for St. Clair. Also pictured is St. Clair’s mother, Florene St. Clair.
Douglas St. Clair of Washington, left, and Charles Devenney of Washington hold the frame containing eight covered bridge postcards Devenney made for St. Clair. Also pictured is St. Clair’s mother, Florene St. Clair.
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Pittsburgh starting pitcher Juan Nicasio waits for a new baseball as Texas’ Mitch Moreland runs the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning Saturday night.
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Canonsburg native Shawn Johnson, a senior at Auburn, will compete in the triple jump at the NCAA Track & Field Championships next month in Eugene, Ore.
Canonsburg native Shawn Johnson, a senior at Auburn, will compete in the triple jump at the NCAA Track & Field Championships next month in Eugene, Ore.
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Tourists overlook an artificial lake atop a mountain near the village of Loucna nad Desnou, Czech Republic. A pumped storage hydro plant featuring an artificial lake atop a mountain has turned into a top tourist site in the Czech Republic.
Tourists overlook an artificial lake atop a mountain near the village of Loucna nad Desnou, Czech Republic. A pumped storage hydro plant featuring an artificial lake atop a mountain has turned into a top tourist site in the Czech Republic.
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Two members of VFW Post 972 in Washington recently joined members of the Martha Washington Garden Club in replacing a flag at the Veterans Memorial Walkway and Flower Garden at the train station in Washington. The flag was donated by Frank Malesky. The club has maintained the flower garden for many years, and the Washington County Council on Economic Development sells veteran memorial bricks that line the walkway beside it. Preparing to raise the flag are Greg Atkins, post commander, James Armstrong Jr., vice commander, and Sandy Grilli, president of MWGC. Following the ceremony, garden club members planted red, white and blue flowers in the veterans section and installed smaller flags.
Two members of VFW Post 972 in Washington recently joined members of the Martha Washington Garden Club in replacing a flag at the Veterans Memorial Walkway and Flower Garden at the train station in Washington. The flag was donated by Frank Malesky. The club has maintained the flower garden for many years, and the Washington County Council on Economic Development sells veteran memorial bricks that line the walkway beside it. Preparing to raise the flag are Greg Atkins, post commander, James Armstrong Jr., vice commander, and Sandy Grilli, president of MWGC. Following the ceremony, garden club members planted red, white and blue flowers in the veterans section and installed smaller flags.
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A player hits a ball during warm up prior the fourballs on Day2 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
A player hits a ball during warm up prior the fourballs on Day2 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Exterior of the student union at California University of Pennsylvania
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Old Trails Business and Professional Women’s Club recently recognized April and May Students of the Month. They were, from left, Hannah Lacey of Bethlehem-Center High School, daughter of Thomas and Suzy Lacey of Brownsville; Morgan Vickless of Bentworth High School, daughter of John and Tonya Vickless of Scenery Hill; Celeste Mudry of California Area High School, daughter of Christy and Matthew Mudry of Roscoe; Destiny Ann Gudel of California Area High School, daughter of David and Lori Gudel of Brownsville; and Jonathan Hoover of Bethlehem-Center High School, son of Douglas and Marcia Hoover of Brownsville.
Old Trails Business and Professional Women’s Club recently recognized April and May Students of the Month. They were, from left, Hannah Lacey of Bethlehem-Center High School, daughter of Thomas and Suzy Lacey of Brownsville; Morgan Vickless of Bentworth High School, daughter of John and Tonya Vickless of Scenery Hill; Celeste Mudry of California Area High School, daughter of Christy and Matthew Mudry of Roscoe; Destiny Ann Gudel of California Area High School, daughter of David and Lori Gudel of Brownsville; and Jonathan Hoover of Bethlehem-Center High School, son of Douglas and Marcia Hoover of Brownsville.
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Courtney Crouch, a senior at Trinity High School, right, and Patience Karan, a senior at Washington High School, were honored recently at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh as finalists in the Challenge Program Inc.’s 2016 Student of the Year competition. Crouch and Karan were among three finalists selected from among 58,000 students. Both received a certificate, a $100 Amazon gift card and a $1,000 check from MARC USA CEO Tony Bucci.
Courtney Crouch, a senior at Trinity High School, right, and Patience Karan, a senior at Washington High School, were honored recently at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh as finalists in the Challenge Program Inc.’s 2016 Student of the Year competition. Crouch and Karan were among three finalists selected from among 58,000 students. Both received a certificate, a $100 Amazon gift card and a $1,000 check from MARC USA CEO Tony Bucci.
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Joe Tuscano, president of the Kiwanis Club of Washington, center, recently presented scholarships to four students during the club’s annual scholarship luncheon. Winners were, from left, Chelsea Travis of McGuffey High School, Laura C. Wicker of Washington, Ryan Comfort of Avella and Helena Wolenski of Trinity.
Joe Tuscano, president of the Kiwanis Club of Washington, center, recently presented scholarships to four students during the club’s annual scholarship luncheon. Winners were, from left, Chelsea Travis of McGuffey High School, Laura C. Wicker of Washington, Ryan Comfort of Avella and Helena Wolenski of Trinity.
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Exterior of Mon Valley Hospital in Carroll Twp.
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This undated photo provided by The Monacelli Press shows a photograph of one of the rooms in a house featured in the book “Past Present: Living With Heirlooms and Antiques,” by Susan Sully.
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