All Stories All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2013 Turkey farm supplies many local markets, tables LEECHBURG – Turkeys make quite a journey from egg to Thanskgiving table. Fresh turkeys purchased locally likely started that journey at Pounds’ Turkey Farm in Leechburg. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:15:00 EST Pennsylvania: Feds bullying over state police test HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has accused the federal government of browbeating it over the physical fitness tests administered to trooper candidates, insisting it remains committed to recruiting women into the state police force. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:37:00 EST Cleveland crowd protests after police shoot boy CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred demonstrators sitting in the street have blocked traffic at a major intersection in downtown Cleveland while chanting in support of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a police officer. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:36:00 EST Seven tips to stay healthy this holiday season Holidays are a time for family, traditions, generosity, and indulgence. We also tend to see a few extra digits on the scale. Believe it or not, a typical holiday meal consists of 3,000 to 4,000 calories! Research shows that people gain between 5 to 7 pounds during the long holiday season. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:33:00 EST Insulation investment akin to 'high-yield bank interest,' study says Want a dependable way to help the family stay comfortable year-round? Unless you're fond of constantly patrolling the thermostat to save a few dollars, consider adding to or upgrading your insulation. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:28:00 EST Snow to complicate busiest travel day of year For some Thanksgiving eve travelers, snow stands between home and a turkey dinner. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:12:00 EST Former juvenile probation chief waives preliminary hearing in theft case Daniel J. Clements, former chief of Washington County’s juvenile probation office, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday on charges of theft by deception and tampering with public records. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST W.Va. woman sentenced in Canonsburg stabbing A West Virginia woman who pleaded guilty to stabbing her former boyfriend’s new girlfriend was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 54 months and a maximum of 15 years in prison. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:12:00 EST CMU data analysis: games worst for phone privacy A flashlight phone application was forced to shut down in 2013 thanks to a Carnegie Mellon University team that tracks what apps actually do versus user expectation in terms of privacy. Now after trawling through nearly 1 million Android phone applications, the CMU research team is sharing its findings and allowing users to conduct their own... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:04:00 EST Three cars destroyed in Claysville fire Three cars and a garage were destroyed when a vehicle inside the structure caught fire in Claysville shortly after noon today. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:45:00 EST Compress time to get ahead You are not achieving your potential and find yourself stuck in helpless state of mediocrity. You are in the vicious cycle of one step forward, and one step back. Have you ever been in this frustrating state? When was the last time? Maybe this describes your current state of affairs. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:56:00 EST Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:56:00 EST U.S .economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in 3rd quarter WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:56:00 EST Route 18 remains closed in Washington Henderson Avenue remains closed today after a tractor-trailer struck a utility pole, shearing the pole and bringing down wires across the busy road. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:54:00 EST Compassion’s benefits to our health “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” (Dalai Lama) Although new to me, this comment touches a deep and tender spot in my heart. It conjures up stories of heroes who, in the face of tragedy or overwhelming conditions, have given to another even at their own expense. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:00 EST