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Washington County Hospital to host blood drive on May 10

Washington County Hospital (WCH) will be hosting a blood rive on Tuesday, May 10, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference rooms. Those who are interested in securing a time can visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter WaCoHospital to schedule an appointment.

Mt. Vernon woman identified as body found in vehicle fire

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger said Friday that his office has made positive identification of a body found in a vehicle fire in Radom earlier this week. Styninger said in a Facebook post that through dental records, the body was found Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle near St. Michael’s Cemetery was to be Genevieve Barciszewski,Continue reading “Mt. Vernon woman identified as body found in vehicle fire”

Sheriff: Fatality reported in car fire Tuesday

Authorities are investigating a vehicle fire reported Tuesday afternoon near St. Michael’s Cemetery in Radom that resulted in the death of one individual. Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that the identity of the person discovered at the scene has yet to be determined. The incident was reported toContinue reading “Sheriff: Fatality reported in car fire Tuesday”


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