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Obie and his handler, Washington County sheriff’s Deputy Kristie Salzman, pose for a photo after receiving a bulletproof vest from Santa Claus at the Washington Lions Club’s annual Christmas party.
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In this photo taken Friday, a robed and masked Ku Klux Klansmen stands on a muddy dirt road during an interview near Pelham, N.C. The KKK and other white extremist groups don’t like being called “white supremacists,” a phrase that dates to the earliest days of white racist movements in the United States.
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Canon-McMillan basketball Coach Rick Bell hugs the Janice and Kurt Blanock, parents of Luke Blanock, at a special ceremony on Friday, December 9. Luke Blanock played for the Big Macs and died of cancer in August. At the ceremony, Canon-McMillan retired Blanock’s jersey.
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TrinityþÄôs Joe Koroly tries to shoot during the second half of the game against Latrobe on Friday, December 9.
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TrinityþÄôs Joe Koroly tries to shoot during the second half of the game against Latrobe on Friday, December 9.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on Capitol in Washington Thursday during the signing ceremony for the 21st Century Cures Act. From left are, McConnell, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Max Schill, 7, who suffers from Noonan Syndrome.
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Washington County Young Marines recently held a Birthday Ball at American Legion Post 175 in Washington. Keystone and Westmoreland County Young Marines also attended. Guests were, from left, Sgt. Aaron Thompson, Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, Maj. General Peter Talleri, guest speaker, and MSgt. Don Bailey, unit commander.
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Consol Energy recently presented the Corner Cupboard Food Bank with a $5,000 check at the Greene County Courthouse to support the food bank’s mission throughout December. Consol employees also donated food items and volunteered on site to collect donations. The donation will allow the food bank to purchase food needed to fill orders for its 11 pantries for one month, providing food security to an estimated 2,000 people, half of which are children and senior citizens. Annually, the food bank provides 867,604 pounds of food through its 11 pantries in Greene County, including Aleppo-Richhill, Center, Cumberland, Dunkard, Franklin-Waynesburg, Jackson, Jefferson, Mon-Greene, Springhill-Freeport, Wayne and Whiteley-Perry townships. Participating in the check presentation are, from left, Chuck Shaynak, senior vice president of operations, CNX Coal Resources LP; Craig Neal, vice president of operations, Consol Energy; Jessica Cole, operations manager, Corner Cupboard Food Bank; and Candace Tustin, executive director, Corner Cupboard Food Bank.
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The Washington Hospital Auxiliary board is the leadership group for the hospital’s volunteers. Not only did they contribute more than 55,000 hours last year, they also offer financial support through their various activities. In 2016, they have contributed $255,000 to the hospital. Members of the board are, seated, from left, Karen Belleville, Jean Cline, Janet Trozzi, Jane Piatt and Meg Steele; and standing, Marijane Imburgia, Lu McWreath, Linda DeHaven, Carolyn Leppert, Glenda Cox, Laurel Diana, Fran Cicero, Marlene Rhoades, Sue Pomykala, Mattie McKenzie, Judy Notaro and Bob Brosnahan. Those who are interested in volunteering or donating to the hospital should visit whs.org.
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Monongahela Township Community and Senior Center, 110 Martin’s Ferry Road, Greensboro, recently received a $500 donation from Greensboro VFW Post 6303. The center is a nonprofit, so all programs are funded solely by donations, grants and fundraisers. A Senior Citizens Day is held every third Thursday of the month, when a meal, outreach programs and games are provided. Participating in the check presentation are, from left, Bob Kelly, Karen Kelly, Supervisor Louis Kovach, Supervisor Bill Monahan, Trudi Monahan, June Hellen, Supervisor Mike Rudolph and VFW Commander Jason Ocker. To donate to the center, call 724-943-3935.
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Washington Lodge 164 Free and Accepted Masons recently presented a check for $500 to the City Mission. The money was part of  the proceeds from the 13th annual Blue Ride, a joint effort of the Masons and Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Chapter 16. Participating in the check presentation are, from left, Rodney Bush; Jerry Oxford, director of mission initiatives; John Knisley, secretary of the Masons; and Dave Richards, ride chairman.
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Washington Lodge 164 Free and Accepted Masons recently presented a check for $500 to the Wounded Warriors, Washington County. The money was part of  the proceeds from the 13th annual Blue Ride, a joint effort of the Masons and Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Chapter 16. Participating in the check presentation are, from left, Bill Moorey, Dave Richards, ride chairman, Marcy Curtis, Rich McDaniel, Bob Gregory, Jessica Curtis, Jeff Curtis, John Knisley, secretary of the Masons, James Dray, president of Wounded Warriors, and Hayes Harvey, vice president of Wounded Warriors.
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