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Bridgeport W.Va. fireman Ryan Moran exits a home as he and a crew search homes in Rainelle, W.Va., Saturday.
Bridgeport W.Va. fireman Ryan Moran exits a home as he and a crew search homes in Rainelle, W.Va., Saturday.
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Big Mac's pitcher Zack Rohaley, during a game against Hampfield at Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium on Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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West Greene’s pitcher Madison Renner led the Pioneers to a PIAA Class A first-round playoff victory Monday over Clarion.
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Khayree Wilson Jr. shows off his basketball cookie before taking the first bite.
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David Cressey of Nettle Hill looks at a map from March showing all the longwall mining and oil and gas drilling sites in Greene County during Saturday’s 10th annual DRYerson Festival at Ryerson Station State Park.
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The presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes a speech at his revamped Trump Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Friday.
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A fossilized tooth from a sand shark was found at Caspersen Bay in Florida using a “Florida snow shovel.” The shovel has a basket on the end that is used to scoop through sand and shells to more easily find shark teeth.
A fossilized tooth from a sand shark was found at Caspersen Bay in Florida using a “Florida snow shovel.” The shovel has a basket on the end that is used to scoop through sand and shells to more easily find shark teeth.
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This undated image provided by Elli Popp shows wallpaper created by artist Katje Behre. Behre creates ethereal wallpaper designs for her Elli Popp studio that take one on a fantastic journey to imaginative, faraway places. She’s inspired by the stories of Jules Verne as well the countryside, space and vintage photography.
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Color vamps up the mood in this sitting area.
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This Thursday June 23, 2016 image provided by the Greenbrier shows flooding on the 17th green of the Old White Course at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Severe flooding hit the area that was scheduled to host a PGA Tour event in two weeks.
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The Washington County Community Foundation recently issued a $25,000 grant from its Acorn Fund to the City Mission to assist it in rebuilding after a June 2015 fire extensively damaged the mission’s facilities. WCCF trustee Judge Thomas D. Gladden, who is shown reviewing architects’ drawings for the rebuilding of the mission with Dean Gartland, president and CEO of the mission, made the presentation. Gladden is chairman of the WCCF allocations and programs committee.
The Washington County Community Foundation recently issued a $25,000 grant from its Acorn Fund to the City Mission to assist it in rebuilding after a June 2015 fire extensively damaged the mission’s facilities. WCCF trustee Judge Thomas D. Gladden, who is shown reviewing architects’ drawings for the rebuilding of the mission with Dean Gartland, president and CEO of the mission, made the presentation. Gladden is chairman of the WCCF allocations and programs committee.
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Samantha Zoeller, a 2016 graduate of McGuffey High School and a member of the girls track team, was among 32 students who were recently honored as a 2015-16 Positive Athlete Pittsburgh at an awards assembly at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. More than 1,000 students from at least 150 area high schools were nominated. Zoeller, daughter of John and Laura Zoeller of Prosperity, received a $500 scholarship from former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.
Samantha Zoeller, a 2016 graduate of McGuffey High School and a member of the girls track team, was among 32 students who were recently honored as a 2015-16 Positive Athlete Pittsburgh at an awards assembly at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. More than 1,000 students from at least 150 area high schools were nominated. Zoeller, daughter of John and Laura Zoeller of Prosperity, received a $500 scholarship from former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.
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The Monongahela/Donora Lions Club recently presented a $500 donation to the New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department to help the fire company purchase a new pump, which will help the VFD with public-service duty. Participating in the presentation were Les “Hooty” Pemberton, Candace Krietzer, president of the Lions Club, Charles Fine, Ruth Cialone, Leo the Lion, Lion Club President George Andrako, Ken Loutitt, Elliott Briscoe, Scott Miller and Bill Tatar.
The Monongahela/Donora Lions Club recently presented a $500 donation to the New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department to help the fire company purchase a new pump, which will help the VFD with public-service duty. Participating in the presentation were Les “Hooty” Pemberton, Candace Krietzer, president of the Lions Club, Charles Fine, Ruth Cialone, Leo the Lion, Lion Club President George Andrako, Ken Loutitt, Elliott Briscoe, Scott Miller and Bill Tatar.
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Cadet Adam Parker of Peters Township recently received the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet achievement. Upon receiving the award, cadets are promoted to the rank of cadet colonel. On average, only two cadets in every 1,000 earn the Spaatz Award, and only 78 cadets in the Pennsylvania Wing have received the award in the last 50 years. Parker has been a member of the Washington Composite Squadron since 2008. Cadets qualify for the award after progressing through 16 achievements in the CAP Cadet Program. The final step is a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education. Parker is a junior majoring in criminology with a 4.0 grade-point average in the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also is a contracted MS3 with IUP’s Army ROTC, “Warrior Battalion,” having been awarded a 3 1/2-year scholarship. Participating in the presentation were, Navy enlisted Cmdr. Col. Daniel Leclair; Parker; retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Donald Snyder, who presented the award to Parker; and Pennsylvania Wing Cmdr. Col. Gary Fleming.
Cadet Adam Parker of Peters Township recently received the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet achievement. Upon receiving the award, cadets are promoted to the rank of cadet colonel. On average, only two cadets in every 1,000 earn the Spaatz Award, and only 78 cadets in the Pennsylvania Wing have received the award in the last 50 years. Parker has been a member of the Washington Composite Squadron since 2008. Cadets qualify for the award after progressing through 16 achievements in the CAP Cadet Program. The final step is a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education. Parker is a junior majoring in criminology with a 4.0 grade-point average in the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also is a contracted MS3 with IUP’s Army ROTC, “Warrior Battalion,” having been awarded a 3 1/2-year scholarship. Participating in the presentation were, Navy enlisted Cmdr. Col. Daniel Leclair; Parker; retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Donald Snyder, who presented the award to Parker; and Pennsylvania Wing Cmdr. Col. Gary Fleming.
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Joey Rouijel, 15, whose grandparents are Linda and Michael Bodnar of Scenery Hill, recently erected a memorial to veterans on Route 40 in Scenery Hill in honor of D-Day. Rouijel started doing the memorial in June 2009, after his grandparents told him stories about his great-grandfathers and uncles serving in World War II. He has erected the memorial ever since then while spending part of his summer vacation with his grandparents. Rouijel will be a sophomore at Woodberry Forest School in the fall.
Joey Rouijel, 15, whose grandparents are Linda and Michael Bodnar of Scenery Hill, recently erected a memorial to veterans on Route 40 in Scenery Hill in honor of D-Day. Rouijel started doing the memorial in June 2009, after his grandparents told him stories about his great-grandfathers and uncles serving in World War II. He has erected the memorial ever since then while spending part of his summer vacation with his grandparents. Rouijel will be a sophomore at Woodberry Forest School in the fall.

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