The Observer–Reporter is a daily newspaper covering Washington County, Greene County, and the Mon Valley in Pennsylvania, with some overlap into the South Hills of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County. The newspaper was published by the Observer Publishing Company in the city of Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.[2]

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Observer–Reporter Building
Owner(s)Ogden Newspapers
PublisherRobert Pinarski
EditorLiz Rogers
HeadquartersWashington, Pennsylvania
  • 31,035 weekly[1]
  • 33,911 Weekend[1]

The Observer Publishing Co. was formed on July 24, 1902, by John L. Stewart and E.F. Acheson. Stewart's grandsons, John L.S. Northrop and William B. Northrop, owned and ran the company until their retirements in June 2002, when ownership was transferred to the fourth generation, which included the children of John and William. Thomas Northrop served as publisher and president from 2002 until 2018. The paper has had a long involvement and investment in the local community.

Ownership has recently been transferred to Ogden Newspapers.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. newspapers continue to see circulation plummet". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 27, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Observer-Reporter". Stanford Libraries. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Observer Publishing Co. selling to Ogden Newspapers". Observer-Reporter. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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