A reader submitted this photo of the deer carcass that was dropped in front of the Peters Township High School on Tuesday morning.

Four teens responsible for dead animals along picket line in Peters, police say

Chief Harry Fruecht said his department has identified four boys, ages 16 and 17, and called the incidents “strictly a prank.”

1 week ago

 Peters Township School District teachers have been on strike for 22 days now.

Negotiations fail once again as Peters teachers continue strike

The session marked the 21st time the sides have come together since January.

1 week ago

Man arrested after robbing Washington County pizza shop

Coyle was charged with robbery, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, two counts of receiving stolen property and related offenses.

1 week ago

Plans for Washington County personal care home put focus on dementia

Presbyterian SeniorCare says it would be modeled on its Woodside Place facility in Oakmont.

1 week ago

Man charged with attempted homicide after two injured in shooting near Cal U

A university spokeswoman said the incident did not involve students.

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 Members of the Peters teachers union walk along East McMurray Road on Oct. 28 in front of the township's middle school.

Peters police investigating source of dead animals left for striking teachers

Union spokesman says someone has been dropping dead animals along the picket lines that teachers walk daily in front of the high school.

1 week ago

 “As we see the number of overdoses related to heroin and opioids increase, we’re seeing purity levels come up and we’re seeing prices come down," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle.

As DEA details drug overdoses in Pennsylvania, effort to monitor prescriptions stalls

A state prescription database which doctors could tap before prescribing drugs is on hold because of the budget impasse.

1 week ago

Local counties seeing increase in applications for concealed gun licences

Large-scale tragedies often have effect on applications, according to region’s sheriff offices.

1 week ago

'Finally over': Challenger McCormick concedes Washington County commissioners race to incumbent Shober

Commissioners Larry Maggi, a Democrat, and Diana Irey Vaughan, a Republican, easily won re-election Nov. 3.

1 week ago

 Peters Township residents and parents who are part of a group called "PT Willing to Wait" told the school board Monday night that they are frustrated over the ongoing teachers strike.

Striking teachers 'send a message' at Peters school board meeting

About 200 striking teachers expressed their disappointment in a lack of meaningful progress in negotiations.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: Why aren't women leading?

But what are we women doing wrong that we don’t get to run things into the ground nearly as often as we statistically should?

2 weeks ago

Peters council approves new pact with township police union

The township received scheduling changes that call for at least three officers to be on duty at all times.

2 weeks ago

 Peters Township teachers stand in front of Peters Township Middle School the morning of Oct. 28, the first day of the teachers strike. A bargaining is planned for today.

Peters teachers strike to continue; negotiations produced no agreement

The Peters Township teachers union has been without a contract since its last five-year pact expired Aug. 31.

3 weeks ago

Medical event may have preceded driver's death

Robert Conway, 55, of Burgettstown, was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m. after his body was found in an overturned truck at a gas well pad.

3 weeks ago

Drilling company disputes new evidence in Washington County water contamination case

Attorneys for a Washington County man say documents and facts were not disclosed during a state environmental board hearing.

3 weeks ago

Battle over Washington County commissioner seat to continue Monday

Washington County election board members will begin counting about 75 provisional ballots.

3 weeks ago

Another shift in ever-changing race for Washington County commissioner

Shober takes slight lead after absentee ballots are counted, but McCormick wants that count delayed so that observers can be present.

3 weeks ago

Third Washington County commissioners' seat depends on absentee ballots

Incumbent Harlan Shober is fighting for his place on the board with political outsider Mike McCormick.

3 weeks ago

 Mason Reiff

Cal U student killed in Washington County crash

Mason Reiff, 21, of Denver, Lancaster County, was killed in the crash in California, Pa., at 11:15 Monday night.

3 weeks ago

One injured in tractor-trailer crash on I-79 in Washington County

One person was injured and taken to a hospital following the crash at mile marker 43 about 6:30 a.m., county emergency officials said.

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