Washington is a city known for our advantageous location, at the intersection of interstates 70 and 79. It’s a great location where weary road warriors can stop to eat, shop, or rest. We have numerous entrance and exit ramps that invite travelers to pause on their journeys and visit......
With the terror of drug addiction ravaging Washington County and many other counties in the region, I feel it is my duty as a recovering drug addict to spread the hope of my newfound sober life.
Just seven short months ago, I was in the grips of addiction. With the hopelessness that many addicts feel, death became a more attractive option than a life of addiction. But by the grace of God, my supportive girlfriend (at the time), and a loving family, I was able to enter a rehab facility. The 30 days I spent there changed my life dramatically.
As many people know, our lives are full of ups and downs. Without the use of drugs, my life is extremely better. I hope that people who suffer from this disease will find help.
Earlier this year when my 91-year-old mother’s health took a serious downturn, I approached the Washington County Health Center and the Washington County Veterans Affairs office to review options for my mom’s care and explore possible supplemental
financial assistance to pay for it.
At first, since both places I contacted were county offices, I expected cold, uncaring people, unreasonable delays, red tape and unreturned phone calls. Instead, my experiences with both of these entities were totally positive, and continue to be.
I urge anyone who is responsible for their parents’ care to meet and talk with them. I was suprised at their ability to make me feel at ease, and impressed with their knowledge, insights, and willingness to explain things to me – sometimes over and over – and to assist wherever they can.
My love has increased for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Linebacker James Harrison didn’t want his sons receiving trophies for participating in a sports program operated by former Steeler Charlie Batch. Batch is doing a great job mentoring young children, and many of these children don’t have great role models and interested parents like Harrison. Harrison is correct in raising his children to not expect trophies for anything less than their best efforts.
As others tried to blow the disagreement out of proportion, these two great men showed how to stay true to their beliefs and remain great friends. That is why I love my Steelers. It shows that great people can have different opinions, love each other and still remain friends. Everyone could and should learn from this situation.
If one seeks to measure corruption within our local justice system, just look at the facts. We have witnessed the fall of a county judge, one local chief of police and one city policeman.
Betrayal of trust is all too common in Washington County, and attempts to defend any of these ex-officials are almost as reprehensible as their alleged crimes.
We need to remember those who supported corrupt officials, as well as those who had an opportunity to speak out but chose not to. We can’t give them another chance to erode public trust.
I pray that such examples of corruption and immorality serve to inspire my fellow citizens to step forward and demand change.
Anyone in Washington County who received a reassessment notice from Tyler Technologies should check the measurements carefully. Tyler over-measured our home and detached structure, and also that of our neighbors, so it is not an isolated problem. A couple of feet here and there may not seem like a......
The Observer-Reporter’s Aug. 21 editorial on the National Safety Council’s finding that highway fatalities are projected to rise 25 percent this year noted that two main reasons are speeding, which we can take measures to control, and distracted driving, which is a lot more difficult......
I went with friends to a movie at the Regal Theater last week and was definitely not “unfazed by security changes” as your Saturday article stated about some moviegoers. While I have no problem having my purse checked, I am so much more than “fazed” that our society has......
As an employee of North Bethlehem Township and a resident of Scenery Hill, I feel compelled to write this letter of appreciation to all the fire companies and firefighters that participated in trying to save the historic Century Inn in Scenery Hill Aug. 18....
For decades, a recurring theme in my letters to the editor has been that fear and ignorance of socialism by both major political parties is the principal problem in the United States. It was the irrational reason for our war against Vietnam and why today we lack health care for everyone at half the......
Last week, we once again welcomed the world to our county with the 64th Annual Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series. However, what was different this year was that we not only welcomed the world to to Washington County, but we also brought Washington County to the world....