Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Staying In Touch

A whitetail deer touches the nose of her fawn at Washington Park

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Winter Blast

Laverne Davis of Washington sled rides down a hill alone Lincoln Street in Washington.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Solar Man

Adam Rossi, owner of Adam Solar Resources, sells many green products, including solar panels, electric bikes, electric car charging stations and hover boards. Solar Man

Friday, December 4, 2015


A window covered with handprints in the former day care room on the third floor of the former YWCA on West Maiden Street in Washington.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Scott Stegman of Greensboro participates in the 3rd annual Washington County Gay Straight Alliance candlelight walk through downtown Washington to recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance. This event helps to bring awareness in our community and honors the memory of transgender people who have died due to violence, hate, and discrimination.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Falls Leaves

A man walks up steps covered with falling leaves near Washington Park Elementary School

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

International Peace Negotiator

International Peace Negotiator Mary Montague at Washington & Jefferson College. Montague, an experienced mediator who hails from Northern Ireland, has spent many years promoting peace in communities both at home and abroad.

Peacemaker: 'Rehumanizing' Key to resolution

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ringgold vs. Belle Vernon

Ringgold's Octavius Vassar tries to get pasted Belle Vernon's Anthony Capane during a game at James Weir Stadium on Friday

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Tara Puja Tea Ceremony

Monks ring bells and chant as part of the Tara Puja tea ceremony Thursday at Washington & Jefferson College.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jeb Bush at Rice Energy

Governor Jeb Bush shakes hands with Rice Energy Company employee David Argueta before he speaks about his energy plan at Rice Energy on Tuesday in Canonsburg.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Addict addicted to dead lift

Justin Buckels credits his early love of lower-body lifting for putting him in competitive shape to potentially break a state record in dead lifting.Buckels turns to weight training to overcome heroin.
Addict addicted to dead lift | Observer-Reporter

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Last One Standing

Peters Township's Andrea McGinnis rects after falling to the ground after a collision with Canon-Mcmillan's Aideen O'Donoghue during a match in Canonsburgh

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Their Lives Matter

A recovering heroin addict shares her story of rehabilitation after a $200-a-day drug habit took its toll. Her story is the first in our "Under the Label" series, which will focus on the human side of social issues in the area. Heroin addict: 'It brought me to my knees' | Observer-Reporter

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tunnel Vision

A silhouette of Barb Senatore of South Fayette,on her run along the Montoun Trail working her way through the National Tunnel which is 623 feet long in Cecil Township on Monday

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Finishing Touch

Anthony Sibert employee with H&R Signs, puts the finishing touch on the neon letters before they are install on the Observer-Publishing Company Building in Washington

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Vine Tradition

Jamie Thistlethwaite looking over a vine of French hybrids grapes in the vineyard at Thistlethwaite Vineyards in Jefferson Click To Read Story

Tommy McDowell,bottles wine at Thistlethwaite Vineyards in Jefferson

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bus-Painting Competition

Trinity High School band members Sarah Hall, and A.J. Falvo got more paint on themselves than on the buses during bus painting night at the Washington County Fairground
Click To Read Story

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Walking The Man

Len Laabs of Washington, Out for a stroll Chaos,left, Jamison, Millie and Bailey, working their way up Fourth Street in Washington on Thursday, August 6, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Busy Bees

Busy bees collect pollen off of flowers in Karen Murdoch garden at her home on Woodland Drive in Washington

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Adios Race

Jerry Davis,left, and David Morgan both from Pittsburgh, take a last look over the racing program before placing their bets for Delvin Miller Adios Race at The Meadows Race Track on Saturday, August 1, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Camper Experience Pioneer Life

Josh Silveira, righy,7, of Canonsburg, learns how to play tug-of-war from Jeff Donahue with Washingtion Parks and Recreation during Pioneer Living Day Camp

Boys and girls from the ages 7 to 10 put down their video games / iPads and step out into the bright sunshine and fresh air to partake in some old-fashion fun this week. During Pioneer Living Day Camp run by Washington County Parks and Recreation at Mingo Creek County Park, the campers enjoyed activities in the spirit of those who settled the United State such as Native American games, archery, butter making, panning for gold and much, much more. Even with the absence of electronics or a high speed internet connection, the kids seemed to enjoy connecting with nature and learning about the past.

Jeffrey Chickis,10, of Cecil, tries his hand at an Native American game by flipping sticks off the back of his hand then catching them during Pioneer Living Day Camp

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hand In Hand

Ellie Amato, holds onto her grandmother Carole Amato, hand as they stroll through Canonsburg's Town Park along with dog Honey

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nothing's lost in Translation

Jean Parker Mace ,left, embraces Benedikte Gijsbregs of Beigium, for the first time with tears and a big hug in front of the Washingtion County Courthouse Click To Read Story

Monday, July 13, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Boys Of Summer

Gage Burekes (right),reacts while he and friend, Jason Cramer, and Brayden Caccin, all of Mt.Pleasant, play on the tire swing at Frick Park in Mt.Pleasant -photo illustration

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Quality Time

Gracie gets a big push by her dad Dalton Gallentine at Yough Park in Connellsville

Friday, June 5, 2015

Hit Parade

Connellsville's Austin Puskar (right) collides with Colonial's Connor DeMoss during the second inning.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Civil War Festival

Civil War re-enactor Kenneth Serfass during the Civil War Festival at Connellsville Area Junior High School. He portrays a band director here.He also portrayed Gen. Ulysses S. Grant during the festival.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Geranium Festival

Joanne Leary of Dawson,chooses geraniums at Connellsville Area Garden Club annual Geranium Festival.The Garden Club sold 3500 geranium this year at the Festival.

Monday, May 18, 2015

National Road Festival

Howdy VanSickle (right), Head scout of Markleysburg, leads the train through Uniontown the historic National Pike through Uniontown along Route 40 during National Road Festival

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Special Delivery

Members of Southmoreland soft team celebrate after defeating Beaver in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game at Fairhaven Park

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Connected For Life

Jim and Kelley Sheinberg of Greensburg hold their daughters Haddie (left) and Zeldi while surrogate mother Heidi Marko (right) of Connellsville, holds her daughter Mersadie. Click To Read Story

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Drug Problem Discussed

A recovering drug addict holds onto a very important part of his sobriety, the book "Life Application Study Bible" during the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Uniontown City Hall

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Cleanup

Volunteer Dan Martucci of Connellsville picks up trash and a car tire along the Yough River during clean up day in Connellsville

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

'Heartwarmimg' Easter Service

Beth Smaligo 28, a student in the diaconal ministry program at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, lead the Easter Service at Harrold Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greensburg , where her father John Samaligo, is pastor. Beth is blind and lead the service by reading braille on Sunday, April 5, 2015

Beth Smaligo (left) walks with father pastor John Smaligo, arm in arm to the altar for the beginning of Easter Service

Beth Smaligo,passe out Communion wafers during Easter Service to the congregation

Beth, stands with her father Pastor John Smaligo, as they greet the congregation as they exit the church

Monday, March 30, 2015

Palm Sunday Celebration

Lenny Stefl holds his arms up in prayer during Palm Sunday service held at Lions Square in Connellsville

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Inspiring Talk

TLC's Little People Big World reality TV star and motivational speaker Matt Roloff shares his personal story with 500-plus high school students and the public at Penn State Fayette

Friday, March 13, 2015

Reaching High and Hanging On

Lena Steffen, working her way through the monkey bars at Austin Field Park in South Connellsville

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Flood Levels

The Youghiogheny River flooded a portion of the Yough River Park in Connellsville

Friday, February 27, 2015

Skiing Along

Joan Gottlieb, explores the trails on her cross country skis at Laurel Ridge State in Rockwood

Monday, February 23, 2015

Big Loss

Fraziers #23, Emily Marshall, comforts teammate #3, Hannah Kline, as the final seconds to their dreams slip away with a WPIAL loss against Carlynton at Cannon-McMillian High School.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

White Out

Weather conditions make it hard for Southmoreland School District crossing guard Douglas Thomas Jr. as he stops traffic for students and school buses at Southmoreland Elementary and Middle Schools on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Campus Stroll

A student walking to class on the campus of Penn State Fayette in North Union

Friday, January 30, 2015

Snow Day

Tracey Fiesta,Kelsey Primus and Anthony Domina, enjoys sled riding behind Zachariah Connell Elementary School in Connellsville

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Biding Time

James Bloom of Scottdale waits patiently for a fish to bite while ice fishing at Virgin Run Lake in Vanderbilt