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Partial list of other newspapers in and near Washington Co., Pa., found in the "Obituary" of Andrew Hopkins, a prominent editor in the state, from The Reporter, Wed., Mar. 10, 1880, page unknown: [summary] 

Early Newspapers in PA:

  • The Examiner, Washington, Pa.
  • The Daily and the Weekly Union, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Legal Journal, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Patriot, daily, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Observer, from Erie, Pa., different than the Washington Pa. newspaper of the same name.
  • The Reporter, Washington, Pa.
  • Lycoming Standard, Williamsport, Pa.
  • The Review and Examiner - no city listed, but the Examiner was a Washington, Pa. newspaper, both said to be owned by Andrew Hopkins in Mar. 1880.
Other newspaper names or their editors, found in other sources: Source where found; researcher's name
STEAN, SEIBEL, ANTILL (2), RUSSELL, MCMINN, KLECKNER
Jan. 25, 1908 McDonald PA Outlook
"Robert F. STEAN, aged 76 years, once editor of the Washington Reporter, died at Washington last week." [italics and underlining added]
Transcribed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine on Date: 8/27/2004  for the PAWASHIN-L@rootsweb.com mailing list.  Subj: [WASH] STEAN, SEIBEL, ANTILL (2), RUSSELL, MCMINN, KLECKNER Jan. 25, 1908 McDonald PA Outlook 
"Frederick WHITELY, of '84, a village and station on the B. and O., six miles north of Washington, was here Monday. That place was called '84 because the post office was established there in 1884-a stroke of genius that is without a parallel in the history of nomenclature. Mr. WHITELEY is a country reporter for the Daily Reporter and he goes about writing up and writing down things." [italics and underlining added] Transcribed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine for the PAWASHIN-L@rootsweb.com mailing list. 
Subj: [WASH] 84 PA June 26, 1897 McDonald PA Outlook 
Date: 6/24/2004 5:48:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time 
STOCKDALE
"On the 18th, at Washington, of heart trouble, John M. STOCKDALE, aged 74 years. Deceased was a widely known attorney and Democratic politician. He was an able speaker and writer. For some years he was owner and editor of the Review and Examiner, but did not succeed very well financially in journalism because he was not appreciated by the masses, and at that time this modern, "yellow", base-ball, Jenny-went-to-town style of newspaper was beginning to carry the people all off their feet, and it was again proven that these generations can not be persuaded to eat wholesome bead while bad whiskey and poisonous candy can be obtained." [italics and underlining added]
Transcribed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine for the PAWASHIN-L@rootsweb.com mailing list.
Subj: [WASH] MCCALMONT, WILSON, STOCKDALE, KIGHTLINGER Sept. 25, 1897 McDonald PA Outlook 
Date: 7/19/2004 6:25:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time 
The Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, Washington Co., Pennsylvania, April, 15, 1912, page 6:

Don P. Hawkins, Editor, Beallsville Times 
Researched by Judith Florian
Long Ago March 30, 1934 McDonald PA Record-Outlook -- "Half a day was spent in Noblestown, one of the oldest towns in the country, and here's what was reported by a writer for the Argus (the forerunner of the Outlook and Record-Outlook)... [est of article not typed here.]" [italics and underlining added]  Transcribed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine for the PAWASHIN-L@rootsweb.com mailing list. 
From Date:10/25/2003 9:56:03 AM 
Forty Years Ago
March 24, 1894
The Pittsburgh Leader boasts that it was the first paper in Pittsburgh to insert advertisements at 1 cent a word. The Canonsburg Notes was the first paper that ever did that in the world." [italics and underlining added]
Transcribed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine for the PAWASHIN-L@rootsweb.com mailing list. 
From Date:10/25/2003 9:56:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Long Ago March 30, 1934 McDonald PA Record-Outlook 
The Charleroi Mail, A Republican Newspaper, published Daily except Sundays, ca. 1908-? 
Mail Publishing Company
Daily Mail Bldg
5th St.
Charleroi Pa
Tom P. Sloam, President
The Monesson Independent

 

Miss Niver was an assistant at the Charleroi Mail - has returned to Brockwayville, Pa (Note: now Brockway, Pa.?)

From the Charleroi Mail newspaper. Researched by Judith Florian

 

 

 

 

As listed in the Charleroi Mirror, Charleroi, Washington Co., Pa., 1908, page _:
Charleroi Mirror in 1908 - summary

L. L. O'Kane, local editor of the California Sentinel in operation in 1910 O'Kane was from Illinois From Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, Washington Co., Pa.) May 11, 1910 [summary].  Researched by Judith Florian
Mentions the Uniontown Record As listed in the Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, Washington Co., Pa., April 10, 1908, page unknown.  Researched by Judith Florian
Pottsville PA Miners' Journal was being published. As listed in the Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, Washington Co., Pa., April 29, 1908,
page 2.  Researched by Judith Florian

Transcribed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine for the PAWASHIN-L@rootsweb.com mailing list. 
Long Ago March 30, 1934 McDonald PA Record-Outlook 
"Half a day was spent in Noblestown, one of the oldest towns in the country, and here's what was reported by a writer for the Argus (the forerunner of the Outlook and Record-Outlook)." [rest not typed here] -[italics and underlining added]

Long Ago March 30, 1934 McDonald PA Record-Outlook 
Forty Years Ago
March 24, 1894
"The Pittsburgh Leader boasts that it was the first paper in Pittsburgh to insert advertisements at 1 cent a word. The Canonsburg Notes was the first paper that ever did that in the world." -[italics and underlining added]

Transcribed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine for the PAWASHIN-L@rootsweb.com mailing list. 
Subj:[WASH] Long Ago March 30, 1934 McDonald PA Record-Outlook 
Date:10/25/2003 9:56:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Out of the Long Ago
Forty-five Years Ago
March 30, 1889

"Half a day was spent in Noblestown, one of the oldest towns in the country, and here's what was reported by a writer for the Argus (the forerunner of the Outlook and Record-Outlook).

This town is said to have been founded before Pittsburgh. For a hundred years or more Noblestown has been known throughout Western Pennsylvania, and yet at no time has there been a population to exceed 800, and at present there are not more than 600. This town in old times was notorious far and wide as "a very bad place." Liquor was free and gambling and fighting were daily occurrences. But churches and schools have done their work and now Noblestown will in morals and manners compare favorably with any place of its size in the State. Many French and Belgian miners are here, a frugal and industrious people, and many of them are buying homes for themselves.

The coal works in the vicinity are, however, not running more than one-third time. There is one mail each way each day. Boardwalks are scares and except in fine weather the mud encountered by the pedestrian reminds him of McDonald. There are here the National Coal Company store, and those of HOFFMAN, WACKER, Mrs. ELLIOTT, and the novelty store and bakery of Mrs. COLLINS. The public school has two rooms, over 100 pupils, David TAYLOR being principal. The Methodist Episcopal church has a comfortable chapel. There are over 100 members. The Rev. Mr. HATFIELD of Midway preaches there every Sunday morning and at Midway every Sunday evening. There is here also a United Presbyterian church that worships on the site of the old Seceder church. They have no regular pastor, but are supplied every Sunday. The Rev. Father GALLAGHER of the St. Patrick's Catholic church resides near the church and took us through the new church, which under his supervision has undergone many improvements. The church is finished in the best of taste, and everything is arranged in a style pleasing to the eye. The ventilation is first-class, and this can be said of but few church buildings. This is one of the strongest church organizations in the valley, the membership being over 1000. Father GALLAGHER superintends missions at Bulger, Montour, and Imperial and he is recognized as one of the most energetic, persistent, and effective workers in the country. Rents are not so high as in McDonald.

 

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