All Stories http://www.observer-reporter.com/section/?template=rss&mime=xml All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2015 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/school_mergers_were_plentiful_in_the_x201960s School mergers were plentiful in the ’60s A number of school districts in Washington and Greene counties are the result of a state mandate to merge districts in 1966. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:16:40 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/school_mergers_were_plentiful_in_the_x201960s http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/students_feel_x2018stuckx2019_after_wccc_announces_closure_greene_county_education_center Students feel ‘stuck’ after WCCC announces closure Greene County Education Center The closing of Westmoreland County Community College’s Greene County Education Center has left some students in the lurch, but Greene County commissioners are seeking other local education options for students. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:16:38 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/students_feel_x2018stuckx2019_after_wccc_announces_closure_greene_county_education_center http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/woman_dead_husband_critical_after_east_bethlehem_fire Woman dead, husband critical after East Bethlehem fire One person died in a structure fire at a residence in East Bethlehem Township after midnight Saturday. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:16:35 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/woman_dead_husband_critical_after_east_bethlehem_fire http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/four_injured_in_route_40_crash Four injured in Route 40 crash Two people were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital and two were taken to Washington Hospital Saturday following a multivehicle accident on Route 40 in Canton Township. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:48:19 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/four_injured_in_route_40_crash http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/developer_sees_planet_fitness_ready_to_pump_iron_by_mid-march Developer sees Planet Fitness ready to pump iron by mid-March A Planet Fitness gym that was delayed by a permitting issue at Park Place at the Meadow Lands should be in orbit by this time next month. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:38:57 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/developer_sees_planet_fitness_ready_to_pump_iron_by_mid-march http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/biggest_winner_previous_competitor_keeping_fit Biggest Winner: Previous competitor keeping fit So how is a former Biggest Winner contestant doing two two years later? Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:38:13 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/biggest_winner_previous_competitor_keeping_fit http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/designers_take_a_holistic_approach_to_health-care_spaces Designers take a holistic approach to health-care spaces Health-care facilities can be stressful places for patients and visitors, with depressing waiting rooms, rows of uncomfortable seating, a blaring television. But designers of some medical spaces are remedying the situation. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:31:10 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/designers_take_a_holistic_approach_to_health-care_spaces http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/george_washingtonx2019s_cherry_tree George Washington’s cherry tree Washington’s birthday is a good time to think about cherry trees. But rather than questioning whether George really chopped down the tree and then admitted to it, I find myself wondering what kind of a cherry it could have been. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:31:06 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/george_washingtonx2019s_cherry_tree http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/kovelx2019s_antiques_hollywood_deco_furniture Kovel’s antiques: Hollywood Deco furniture Fifties furniture is very popular with vintage collectors today, but some earlier Art Deco designs from the 1930s are not in demand. Look at old movies on television to study some of the stranger pieces. The look is sometimes called “Hollywood Deco” because the extravagant rooms with huge round mirrors and sofas were... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:31:04 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/kovelx2019s_antiques_hollywood_deco_furniture http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/house_to_home_focus_on_furniture_x2013_character_builders House to home: Focus on furniture – character builders Furniture is a fascinating topic. There are so many ways to study all the different designs man has concocted over the centuries for storing things, for sitting on, for eating on, for sleeping on. The basic necessities share a central role in our lives, and how better to revere them than to personalize them? We can transform a simple chest of... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:31:02 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/house_to_home_focus_on_furniture_x2013_character_builders http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/contenders_crowd_potential_2018_political_field_in_ohio Contenders crowd potential 2018 political field in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the timeline of politics, Ohio’s next statewide election is just around the corner. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:28:40 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/contenders_crowd_potential_2018_political_field_in_ohio http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/osha_airport_employee_apparently_demoted_in_retaliation OSHA: Airport employee apparently demoted in retaliation CLEVELAND (AP) – The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration found a Cleveland airport employee was apparently demoted in retaliation for alerting officials to runway snowplowing problems and should be reinstated to his former position. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:28:38 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/osha_airport_employee_apparently_demoted_in_retaliation http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/offensive_outages Offensive outages WEXFORD – It’s not unusual for the Jefferson-Morgan girls’ basketball team to go deep into its bench and play as many as 10 players in each game. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:28:31 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/offensive_outages http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/10_years_in_jail_and_still_no_trial_for_murder_suspect 10 years in jail and still no trial for murder suspect DOTHAN, Ala. – Kharon Davis has spent nearly 10 years in jail. He’s had four sets of attorneys, with two judges on the bench. His co-defendants’ cases have wrapped up. Davis has appeared in court for several hearings, and a new prosecutor is assigned. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:28:27 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/10_years_in_jail_and_still_no_trial_for_murder_suspect http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/riverside_shoots_down_burgettstown Riverside shoots down Burgettstown Blue Devils fall to hot-shooting Riverside in opening round of WPIAL playoffs. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:27:45 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170218/riverside_shoots_down_burgettstown