All Stories All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2015 Newborn found in trash at North Belle Vernon convenience store A paradmedic found a newborn in a trash can while treating a woman who claimed to have suffered a miscarriage at a store in North Belle Vernon. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:32:30 -0400 VIDEO: O-R Sports High School Football Round Up- Week 5 Preview at Wash High O-R's Chris Dugan and Joe Tuscano travel to Wash High for our Week 5 High School Football Round Up video– plus, Joe Tuscano interviews Wash High head coach Mike Bosnic. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:12:44 -0400 State high court strikes down casino payments to host communities HARRISBURG (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday struck down a requirement that has forced casinos to pay tens of millions of dollars to their host communities for a decade, potentially dealing a crippling blow to local budgets around the state if lawmakers do not act quickly. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:58:07 -0400 Pennsylvania congressman Tim Murphy helps save man’s life PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania congressman helped save the life of a man found unconscious in a Washington, D.C. office building. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:58:04 -0400 Notices Spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Claysville Christian Church. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic toast, dessert and beverage. Takeout will be available. For more information, call 724-663-5856 or 724-413-5098. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:22:20 -0400 ‘Deepwater Horizon’ shows ecological disaster’s human toll TORONTO – The name Deepwater Horizon is synonymous to most with environmental catastrophe and corporate negligence. For Mike Williams, who survived the April 2010 oil-rig explosion by plunging into the Gulf of Mexico from several stories up, it was about something else. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:22:27 -0400 ‘Deepwater’ a riveting film that captivates throughout We all know how “Deepwater Horizon” ends. When the BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 11 people died and millions of gallons of oil spewed into the waters and up against the Gulf shores in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:58:36 -0400 Claysville man arraigned on Donegal charges for multiple incidents A Claysville man was arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming from three incidents, two in Claysville and one in Donegal Township, over a two-day period last month. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:35:06 -0400 Range Marcellus pad approved near Fort Cherry schools HICKORY – Supervisors in Mt. Pleasant Township approved a new Marcellus shale natural gas drilling pad after being met Wednesday by environmentalists who objected to the site’s close proximity to public schools. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:34:42 -0400 Law enforcement officers learn about domestic violence About 50 area police and probation officers attended annual training on investigating sexual assault and domestic violence and sexual assault crimes Wednesday. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:21:02 -0400 Pittsburgh men arrested by South Strabane police after chase Two Pittsburgh men were arrested Tuesday afternoon by South Strabane Township police after one allegedly tried to shoplift from a Strabane Square store and the other drove recklessly through the parking lot trying to get away from responding officers. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:20:58 -0400 Penguins blank Blackhawks in preseason game CHICAGO (AP) – Chris Kunitz scored two third-period goals in the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-0 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:23:09 -0400 Jaso hits for cycle as Pirates rough up Cubs, Arrieta PITTSBURGH (AP) – John Jaso hit for the cycle and drove in five runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:14:44 -0400 Timlin’s ‘dirty goal’ keeps Bentworth’s slate clean One goal is enough for Bentworth's girls soccer team to remain undefeated. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:11:54 -0400 Former Wild Things pitcher Smith gets call to major leagues Former Washington Wild Things pitcher Chris Smith was promoted to the major leagues Wednesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:09:10 -0400