Friday, September 14, 2012
Seminars about obtaining photo identification for the upcoming election will be held.
The 24th Annual Senior Expo will be held on Thursday, September 27, at the Washington Crown Center—just a short drive from Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane. The event is a joint effort by state Sen. Tim Solobay, the Washington Crown Center, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, state Reps. Brandon Neuman and Jesse White, along with Washington Commissioners Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughan and Harlan Shober. “The annual Senior Expos have been enormously successful in terms of attendance and positive feedback,” Solobay said. “Having so many experts in one place saves seniors a lot of time on the phone and helps them make better decisions in a quickly changing world.” Because of the continued confusion about new requirements…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Washington County Common Pleas Judge Gary Gilman and others were sworn in at a ceremony Tuesday.
Friday, November 18, 2011
CNG powers Waste Management’s collection trucks and will now be available to other fleets and consumers.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Waste Management of Western Pennsylvania celebrated the grand opening of its first public-access compressed natural gas fueling station in the City of Washington Thursday—and announced plans to convert its regional fleet to the alternative fuel. State and local officials such as state Sen. Tim Solobay, Sen. John Pippy and Chartiers Township Supervisor Harlan Shober attended. The new Clean N’ Green Fuel public fueling station, to be operated by PetroCard, will sell CNG to commercial fleets as well as individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates CNG reduces particulate matter emissions by 86 percent, carbon monoxide emissions by 80 percent, nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 32 percent, and greenhouse …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Ninety-seven votes make the difference in Vittone's win for Washington County District Attorney.
Gene Vittone and Harlan Shober have held onto their leads and are the apparent winners of the Washington County District Attorney and county commissioner races after the count of absentee ballots. The two-day count of about 1,300 absentee ballots from Tuesday’s general election ended around noon on Thursday, and showed that although the margins of victory narrowed, Vittone and Shober were able to hold onto their election night victories. With the results still unofficial until formally certified by the county election board, Republican candidate Gene Vittone ended with 50.09 percent of the vote and Democrat candidate Dave DiCarlo finished with 49.86 percent. Vittone’s total after the absentee voter count was 21,183 to DiCarlo’s 21,086—a …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Larri Maggi was the lead vote-getter, followed by Diana Irey-Vaughan and Harlan Shober.
Democrat Larry Maggi and Republican Diana Irey-Vaughn have each secured another term as Washington County Commissioner, according to unofficial results from the county election office. Results show Maggi with 30.1 percent and Irey-Vaughn with 26.7 percent. The third commissioner seat was won by Democrat Harlan Shober, with 21.8 percent of the vote. He edged out Republican Bill Northrop, of Peters Township, by an unofficial total of 386 votes. Although absentee ballots still have to be counted, Shober remained cautiously optimistic that his lead would hold. “It’s kind of a semi-sweet feeling that I have right now,” he said after the final precincts were counted. “It’s nice to be 300 and some votes ahead after the regular county, but I’ll …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Two incumbents and two new to the commissioner post are jockeying for three positions.
Four county commissioner candidates—two seeking incumbency, and two new faces for the post—are seeking three county commissioner seats in the Nov. 8 general election. The Washington County Commissioner candidates’ profiles are in ballot order and focus on the two biggest issues facing the county: the advent of Marcellus Shale fees and property tax reassessment. Diana Irey-Vaughan (R) Seeking her fifth term, Irey-Vaughan is a West Virginia Business College graduate with additional class experience in accounting and constitutional law at Fairmont State and California University of Pennsylvania. Among her accomplishments is a consistently balanced budget and in the past 16 years, either the second or lowest county tax rates in the state. Irey…
Friday, August 12, 2011
Reps. Brandon Neuman and Jesse White spoke at the event.
A group of concern citizens gathered at the Courthouse Square meeting room in Washington Monday to obtain information on the Washington County reassessment. Commissioners Larry Maggi and Diana Irey-Vaughn, along with state Reps. Jesse White, D-Cecil, and Brandon Newman, D-North Strabane, spoke to the crowd about property tax reassessment in Washington County. Maggi started the meeting by briefly discussing the current status of the county reassessment. “This reassessment will cost the taxpayers between $6,000 and $8,000,” he said. “The last time there was an assessment in Washington County was 1981. We need to have a proper assessment done, but the current system is flawed.” The primary topic of discussion was the lawsuit filed by McGuffey…