April 18, 2005

Longtime Washington County Restaurant Burns

A Fredericktown building was damaged by fire Monday morning.

Washington County fire officials said the fire was reported at about 9 a.m. in the Riverside Inn. The building on Front Street housed the restaurant and several apartments.

No injuries were reported.

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Flaherty Dies

Former Pittsburgh Mayor and Allegheny County Commissioner Pete Flaherty died Monday at age 80.

Flaherty had colon cancer. He died at home with family members in Mount Lebanon, according to his nephew, county Controller Mark Flaherty.

Flaherty served as mayor from 1969 to 1977. After leaving office, he became a U.S. Deputy Attorney General in President Jimmy Carter's administration.

Upon returning to Pittsburgh, Flaherty was elected as a county commissioner in 1983. He served in that position until 1995.

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