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/20170323/washingtons_population_up_slightly_greenes_dips Washington's population up slightly, Greene's dips The Pennsylvania State Data Center released 2016 population estimates for every county in the commonwealth, and they show Washington with a 0.1 percent gain and Greene with a 3.8 percent decline. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:45:09 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/washingtons_population_up_slightly_greenes_dips http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/kentuckyx2019s_new_abortion_law_faces_first_legal_test Kentucky’s new abortion law faces first legal test LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound exam before an abortion faces its first legal challenge Thursday in a federal courtroom. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:30:18 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/kentuckyx2019s_new_abortion_law_faces_first_legal_test http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/police_fredericktown_man_arrested_after_he_fled_checkpoint Police: Fredericktown man arrested after he fled checkpoint A Fredericktown man was arrested Wednesday by state police after he allegedly fled when stopped at a regulatory checkpoint in Marianna. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:30:02 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/police_fredericktown_man_arrested_after_he_fled_checkpoint http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/monessen_man_wanted_in_arson_case Monessen man wanted in arson case A Monessen man is wanted on charges he set fire to an abandoned house in early January in his hometown, which has been experiencing a string of such blazes this year. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:14:26 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/monessen_man_wanted_in_arson_case http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/sheriff_candidate_wonx2019t_appear_on_gop_ballot Sheriff candidate won’t appear on GOP ballot A Washington County judge has ordered a GOP sheriff candidate's name stricken from the ballot for the May 16 primary, and a GOP candidate for district judge has backed out of the race. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:11:44 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/sheriff_candidate_wonx2019t_appear_on_gop_ballot http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/south_park_man_jailed_in_abuse_case_with_karate_students_now_accused_of_murder_solicitation South park man jailed in abuse case with karate students now accused of murder solicitation PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania karate instructor jailed after he was accused of molesting students has now been charged with trying to solicit the murder of alleged victims in the case. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:29:28 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/south_park_man_jailed_in_abuse_case_with_karate_students_now_accused_of_murder_solicitation http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/egypt_suspends_school_lunches_after_mass_food_poisoning Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoning CAIRO (AP) — An outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, figures showed Thursday, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:34:46 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/egypt_suspends_school_lunches_after_mass_food_poisoning http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/business_roundup_banks_lead_stocks_higher_health_care_debate_continues Business Roundup: Banks lead stocks higher; health care debate continues NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher Thursday as bank stocks recover some ground thanks to an upturn in bond yields, which will make lending money more profitable. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, leads technology stocks lower as a number of companies say they will stop advertising on YouTube. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:33:58 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/business_roundup_banks_lead_stocks_higher_health_care_debate_continues http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/let_there_be_light_german_scientists_test_x2018artificial_sunx2019 Let there be light: German scientists test ‘artificial sun’ BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what’s being described as “the world’s largest artificial sun,” a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:31:11 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/let_there_be_light_german_scientists_test_x2018artificial_sunx2019 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/x2018town_that_garbage_builtx2019_for_sale_in_pennsylvania ‘Town That Garbage Built’ for sale in Pennsylvania REDUCTION, Pa. (AP) — A former garbage company town in Pennsylvania is up for sale for $1.5 million. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:29:10 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/x2018town_that_garbage_builtx2019_for_sale_in_pennsylvania http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/4_pennsylvania_gop_congressmen_now_oppose_health_care_bill 4 Pennsylvania GOP congressmen now oppose health care bill HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four Republican congressmen from Pennsylvania are now saying they’re opposed to the House GOP’s health care legislation that’s headed toward a vote in the coming hours. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:42:37 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/4_pennsylvania_gop_congressmen_now_oppose_health_care_bill http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/britain_attacks_the_latest Britain attacks: The Latest LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:33:46 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/britain_attacks_the_latest http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/police_girlx2019s_hair_set_on_fire_in_group_fight Police: Girl’s hair set on fire in group fight PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia say two groups of teenage girls got into altercations that led to one of girl’s hair being set on fire. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:29:18 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/police_girlx2019s_hair_set_on_fire_in_group_fight http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/peters_zoning_board_denies_variance_for_proposed_restaurant_on_valley_brook_road Peters zoning board denies variance for proposed restaurant on Valley Brook Road Peters Township Zoning Hearing Board has denied two variances requested in connection with a restaurant proposed for a site off Valley Brook Road. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:17:44 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/peters_zoning_board_denies_variance_for_proposed_restaurant_on_valley_brook_road http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/renowned_anthropologist_to_speak_at_cal_u Renowned anthropologist to speak at Cal U. Dr. Douglas W. Owsley, a renowned anthropologist, will present a free lecture at 1 p.m. April 7 in Morgan Hall at California University of Pennsylvania. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:00:00 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170323/renowned_anthropologist_to_speak_at_cal_u