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

Farmers Market

Farmers market at the Red Barn in Bradington

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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Taking A Shot


Connellsville's Avery White looks for a shot while Albert Gallatin's Nick Groover (right) and David Knox defend during a game.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

8 Lives Left


Abraham Sullivan holds his cat Nella, who surviver a fire in the Sullivan family home.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Snow Angel


Brian DeMichelis,gives a hand with shoveling the snow at their home.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

First Dawn Of A New Year


Silhouette of a man crosses the Office Robb McCray Memorial Bridge on West Crawford Avenue at dawn.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Lights


Merry go around at Kenndywood Amusement Park during their Holiday light up night.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Building Towards Something

Tim Layman with Frontier Environmental Services of Donegal builds a pavilion in Mountz Creek Park in Connellsville. The pavilion is to be dedicated in memory of Kylie Sage Hamborsky, who died last year.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

' In Full Mode '

John Cellurale, with Cellurale Garden Center in Lemont Furnace, gets trees ready to sell for the Christmas season.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Structure Fire


Firefighter Daniel Thomas with Morrell VFD helps to battle a structure fire at JLE Industries, located in the ICMI Industrial Park in Dunbar Township

Monday, November 10, 2014

Celebrating 'Mr. Trombone'


Harold Betters,86, dazzles crowds at the Porter Theater on day honoring his life, music.

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Little Horseplay


A pair of horses nuzzles on a farm along Hoke Road in Bullskin

Friday, October 24, 2014

Floating Leaves


Raindrops fall on autumn leaves floating in the Youghiogheny River,Connellsville

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Walk Among The Leaves

Cindy Tremba of Connellsville,takes her dog Cooney,for a walk through the fall colors at Yough River Park in Collellsville.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

'Stop, Drop and Roll'


South Connellsville Fire Company Chief Jeremy Grubbs shows Karson Snyder,3,how to aim a fire hose during a fire prevention program at Creative Kidz Learning Center in South Connellsville.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Foggy Pasture


A horse grazes in a foggy pasture at a farm along Quarry Street in Mt. Pleasant.