Wednesday, April 17, 2013
If you're new, if you've moved, if you've changed names or parties, you must register.
Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the upcoming May 21 primary elections must be registered by Monday, April 22. Registered voters who have moved or changed their names or party affiliations must also notify their counties' elections divisions of their changes by April 22. An individual must be registered in a political party in order to vote in that party's primary. In order to qualify to vote in Pennsylvania, one must be a U.S. citizen at least one month prior to the primary, a resident of the state and his or her election district at least 30 days prior to the primary, and 18 years of age on or before the day of the primary. Individuals needing to register in Washington County may apply in person between the hours of 9 a.m. and …
Friday, February 1, 2013
A winter weather advisory begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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- Mike Jones
Friday, February 1
Two Clipper-type systems will mean lots of snow in western Pennsylvania this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory for snow is in effect from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday. The weather service forecasts snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Those totals could go as high as 6 to 10 inches in the higher ridge elevations. The snow will begin mid-morning Saturday and end Sunday evening, with the heaviest snow coming Saturday afternoon into midday Sunday, NWS states on its website. A winter weather advisory for snow means snowfall will cause travel difficulties—be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility. If you have weather photos, please share them with your neighbors by posting them …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The most intense snow will be Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a winter weather advisory for most of western Pennsylvania, including Washington County, from 10 a.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters say 42-4 inches of snow is possible. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast. Help us report the local weather. Click the "Upload Photos & Videos" tab above to show us what it looks like from your window.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Pennsylvania is reporting high influenza activity in Washington County and across the state, according to the state health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Washington County certainly isn't immune from the widespread outbreak of influenza reported by the Pennsylvania Health Department. Washington County has had 313 confirmed cases of influenza this flu season already. Nearby, the Allegheny County Health Department reports four local deaths in the last few weeks have been attributed to the influenza Type A virus. All four deaths have been patients 65 years or older, with the oldest victim 98 years old, according to Dr. Jim Lando, acting director of the department's Office of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. "Influenza does take people each year," he said. "That's why we do recommend that people get vaccinated." Lando said that between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012—the most up-to-date reporting …
Friday, December 28, 2012
As much as 3 inches of snow is expected within a 12-hour window, the National Weather Service has indicated.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Washington County area from 3 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturday. “Light snow will overspread the area late tonight with an inch possible by dawn,” the website stated. “Light snow will continue to fall into the afternoon with an additional 1 to 3 inches possible.” Temperatures are expected to hover in the upper 20s and low 30s Saturday, according to the NWS. Drivers are reminded that road conditions could be hazardous, the website indicates. Look at an I-79 traffic camera at County Line Road. View more traffic cameras here.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The new site went live last month and includes more information and accessibility.
Washington County’s Department of Information Technology recently unveiled its newly designed website—one that includes more information, accessibility to government services, and allows better communication with the residents. “Although we have been working on the site for quite some time, we consider this unveiling as only the beginning of a new era focusing on citizen feedback, E-government services, community involvement, and communication and interaction with citizens keeping them up to date on the workings and offerings of the county’s government,” to Donald Cortese, the county’s chief information officer said. He added: “The ability of this web design to grow and evolve into one of the great resources of our county has always been …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A 911 supervisor confirmed there were 14 trees and some wires down throughout the county, as the National Weather Service forecasts more rain on the way today and tomorrow.
Despite Hurricane Sandy’s descent on western Pennsylvania, a Washington County 911 supervisor said the area fared well during the first part of the storm—sustaining no major damage and no injuries. He said that, countywide, there were reports of 14 trees down, along with some wires. As of early Tuesday morning, approximately 350 Duquesne Light customers regionally were without power following Monday’s arrival of the storm. Officials said Duquesne Light crews are in the process of restoring power by removing trees and repairing downed wires. They noted: Downed wires are a safety hazard and should be avoided—they pose the danger of electrical shock and injury. Residents are advised to not drive over or go near downed wires. System …
Monday, October 1, 2012
James Greer, 52, suffers from depression and left his home Sunday without his medication.
Police are conducting a search in Washington County for a missing Peters Township man who was last seen Sunday afternoon. WPXI-TV is reporting that James Greer, 52, suffers from depression. He is reported to have left his home Sunday without his medication. For WPXI story and photo of Greer, click here.
Here's what you need to know to get around Washington County this week.
The state Department of Transportation announced the following tentative work plan for this week. Motorists are advised that all maintenance activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis—and PennDOT asks that they drive with caution throughout all work areas and be alert for signed work zones requiring the usage of headlights. Here is what to expect across the county this week: Street PENNDOT has a 24-hour toll free number for residents to call to report any road maintenance concerns. This number can also be utilized to report locations of dead deer on state highways. The number is 1-800-FIX ROAD (1-800-349-7623).
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re giving you all the information you need on how and where to register to vote in Washington County.
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections. Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline. Remember: The voter registration deadline for Pennsylvania is Oct. 9. Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections: