Health Dept. debunks cancer cluster

Ewing's sarcoma instances not ‘statistically significant’

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently determined there is no “cancer cluster” in Washington County or the Canon-Mcmillan School District. This finding was in response to a report released in late March, claiming there were six cases of Ewing’s sarcoma in the area. The department’s statement was released one day before state officials were supposed … Continue reading

County programs receive grant to battle substances

Connect Inc. received $512,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Human Services April 1. The money came from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grants. Connect Inc. was one of 16 organizations that received grant money from the pool of $15 million. In a press release from Gov. … Continue reading

Casa Capri, new pizzeria, to open in Waynesburg

In the small shopping plaza stretch near Taco Bell and Dunkin Donuts, between Pearle Vision and One Main Financial, a new pizzeria is coming to Waynesburg. In a “prime location between the hotels and other restaurants” Owner Amanda Bibovic said, “We have already had people come in and ask for menus, and I hope it will … Continue reading

Iovino victorious in special election

Party offices work hard for voter turnout

The results of the special election for the 37th Senatorial district—a seat left vacant when Guy Reschenthaler won the 14th congressional district race in November’s midterm elections—are in, and Democrat Pam Iovino is the winner. In an election that spanned Allegheny and Washington counties, Iovino defeated Republican D. Raja, earning 33,310 votes to Raja’s 30,741 … Continue reading