What’s up, pup?

Inky, a dog owned by Farley Toothman, watches the world go by from a front window at her owner's law office on Church Street in Waynesburg Monday.

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Trinity: BSI tax argument just BS

Ballpark Scholarships Inc. on Thursday made its pitch to the Washington County Tax Assessment Appeals Board for relief from nearly $70,000 in annual real estate taxes.

All-Clad workers walk out

MEADOW LANDS - Hourly workers at All-Clad Metal Crafters walked off their jobs Thursday night after rejecting the company's latest contract offer earlier in the day.

Trinity board puts off redistricting
Trinity Area School Board decided Thursday to postpone redistricting its four elementary schools for another year.

Coal miners lament loss of jobs, health insurance by many Americans
HARWICK - Union miners, celebrating their annual United Mine Workers holiday Thursday, criticized the Bush administration for leaving 44 million Americans without health insurance.

Teen charged with pulling knife on gym teacher
FINLEYVILLE - A 15-year-old boy was charged with attempted assault and criminal mischief Thursday afternoon after a verbal altercation with a gym teacher.

Ground broken for assisted living complex

WAYNESBURG - Construction officially began Thursday on a new senior housing facility that aims to provide a unique level of care to active independent seniors who need just a little assistance with day-to-day activities.

Expert witnesses give testimony in coal-bed methane tax appeal Coppersmith to show his stuff at mall Sunday
When Jim Campbell was in sixth grade, there were still horses and open fires on the streets of Uniontown. There may have been no spreading chestnut trees on Jefferson Street, but there was a blacksmith shop and Campbell, now 88, found the love of a lifetime there in the smoke, heat and hammering of hot metal.

Manhunt ends with arrest of man accused of killing 2 deputies
GILLETT - A suspect accused of killing two sheriff's deputies as they tried to serve warrants was arrested Thursday after a manhunt that lasted a day and a half and stretched across two states, authorities said.

Man gets 71 to 142 years in prison for rape, murder
PITTSBURGH - A McKeesport man was sentenced to 71 to 142 years in prison for his guilty pleas in a shooting outside a bar and a the rape of a woman at gunpoint.

Rendell to review rules on pay for publicly funded project
HARRISBURG - In an effort to gain approval of the final part of his $2 billion plan to jump-start Pennsylvania's economy, Gov. Ed Rendell has agreed to consider changing the rules that set the minimum wages for thousands of laborers and tradesmen on taxpayer-funded construction projects.