Rachel Pellegrino

Boy scouts troop raises money through spaghetti dinner

The Boy Scouts of America Troop 1280 will be hosting their annual spaghetti dinner at St. Ann Catholic Church Friday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This year’s event will help fundraise for the troop’s trip to Washington D.C. later this year.  The Washington D.C. trip is important to the boy scout troop … Continue reading

Student shuttle service becoming less popular

Waynesburg University’s Student Services has offered a free shuttle service, called the Loop, since 2014. The shuttle runs most Tuesdays and Thursdays, while school is in session, to a variety of stores in Waynesburg for students who do not have access to a car; however, in recent years the service has become less popular. “[When] … Continue reading

West Greene plans facilities updates

In an initiative to prepare students to be productive citizens, West Greene School District has announced it will be renovating its vocational agriculture and STEAM facilities. In a press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Governor Wolf reported 71% of jobs in Pennsylvania require a background update in computers and new technologies. After looking … Continue reading

Sisters study in South Korea through exchange program

Erynne Kubat, junior sociology major, and Elena Kubat, junior history major, knew exactly where they wanted to study abroad since their freshman year of college.  They both are fascinated with the culture and history of the country and wanted to travel somewhere that wasn’t a common study abroad destination for Americans, Elena Kubat said. So, … Continue reading

Book shows haunted side of county

Greene County, founded back in 1796, is well-known for its bridges and coal and mining industries. They have become a part of the land’s history. There is one other important aspect that defines Greene County, however. One that is left out of historical textbooks and residents do not speak often of. Greene County, recently named … Continue reading

Online voting alternative to mailing ballots

The municipal election that took place Tuesday, Nov. 5,  served as the first election Pennsylvania voters could apply for an absentee ballot online for.  Other states have utilized this online platform since 2012, but this is the first time it has been available to Pennsylvania voters. The online absentee ballot application went live Sept. 16, … Continue reading

Students participate in service projects over fall break

Over fall break twenty-three Waynesburg University students collectively served the communities of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and Antietam, Maryland. One of those students who elected to volunteer during break was Jazmin Booker, sophomore nursing major. She attended the Habitat for Humanity Service Trip and was shocked alongside other students by the substandard housing in Greene County. “We … Continue reading

Historical Society to host 48th Harvest Festival

The Greene County Historical Society Museum will host their 48th annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 12, to Sunday, Oct. 13. The events will start at 10 a.m. both days and will commence at 5 p.m.  After 48 years of Greene County hosting the annual Harvest Festival, people still look forward to coming year after year. … Continue reading

Farmer notices climate change

Shields Herb and Flower Farm has provided Greene County with plants of all types since 1982.  “Since then, we’ve definitely noticed a change,” said Alex Shields, the son of the owner Leigh Shields. The change Shields is talking about is a rising global temperatures.  The Department of Environmental Protection of Pennsylvania reported the state’s climate … Continue reading