All Stories All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2015 Range Resources Volunteers Dive In to Washington County Watershed Clean-Ups Since 1947, the Washington County Conservation District has been working to preserve the county's soil, water and related natural resources. Supporting the Washington County Watershed Alliance and its individual watershed association members is one of the ways the Conversation District seeks... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:13:26 -0500 Local teachers receive STEM grants FirstEnergy Corp. awards STEM grants to several teachers in Washington and Greene counties. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:32:17 -0500 Marriage licenses Dec. 1 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:32:12 -0500 Range Resources to ramp up cleaning efforts along Route 136 Range Resources will increase its efforts to clean up mud and limestone that is migrating from a well pad onto Route 136 in Somerset Township. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:59:18 -0500 Upgrades continue for Greene Co. 911 dispatch center The Greene County's 911 phone system is being upgraded to improve information that shows dispatchers where an emergency call is coming from. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:58:53 -0500 Shuster talks Trump, priorities U.S. Rep Bill Shuster praised Trump Thursday, saying the nation's 45th president will ease coal regulations. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:55:06 -0500 They’re going to Washington, D.C., for the Trump inauguration Timothy Hill remembers playing the saxophone at Margaret Bell Miller Middle School in Waynesburg, where he grew up. Now he lives in Washington, D.C., and he’ll be playing the saxophone with the U.S. Navy Band during the inaugural parade Friday. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:52:53 -0500 Trinity discusses possible renovation projects with QZAB funds Trinity Area School Board is discussing renovation projects the district will tackle with $5 million in QZAB funding. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:48:08 -0500 Girls basketball roundup: Chartiers-Houston moves closer to section title Alexa Williamson scored eight of her 21 points in a decisive third-quarter run as Chartiers-Houston overcame a slow start to defeat Our Lady of Sacred Heart, 53-34, in a key Section 1-AA girls basketball game Thursday night. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:46:40 -0500 Boys basketball roundup: Rush, Weaver pull inside job for West Greene Seniors Kolton Rush and Craig Weaver dominated play on the inside in the second half Thursday night and West Greene pulled away for an impressive 79-51 victory over visiting Frazier in a nonsection contest. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:46:36 -0500 Bell & Blount’s friendship transcends abrupt exit PITTSBURGH – The football player and friend in Le’Veon Bell understood why LeGarrette Blount walked off the job that cold night in Nashville more than two years ago, jogging to the locker room with the clock still running as Bell and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers reveled in a critical victory over Tennessee. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:44:00 -0500 Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:43:54 -0500 Southern Beltway expansion moves forward A portion of Quicksilver Road in Midway will close starting Feb. 1. It's expected to reopen in May. Work on Quicksilver is part of the long-planned expansion of the Southern Beltway. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:43:19 -0500 Man arrested for suspected heroin State police in Belle Vernon arrested a Penn Hills man who was in possession of a large amount of suspected heroin and fentanyl Thursday afternoon. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:43:10 -0500 Black Americans weep for the Obama era and uncertain future WASHINGTON – On the night in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the country’s first black president, many black Americans wept. Eight years later, they weep again for the end of an era some thought they would never live to see – and for the uncertain future they face without him. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:29:54 -0500