Rachel Pellegrino

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

Muddy Creek bridge for sale

Back in 1903, Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls constructed a 40’ long and 13’ wide pony truss bridge in Greene County, PA. It was used by local residents to not only drive their horse and buggies over Muddy Creek but to also transport farm animals across the water.  After a century of transporting people, … Continue reading

In the news: Three notable headlines

  1. Pennsylvania state Senator charged with child pornography allegations Pennsylvania state Senator, Michael Folmer, resigned Wednesday, Sept. 18, after the police had found child pornography on his phone. Earlier in the week police had received a tip from Tumblr about a user who uploaded child pornography. This tip was then traced to Folmer’s home and … Continue reading

SAB and Aladdin join forces for late night breakfast

Waynesburg University’s Student Activities Board hosted this year’s first Late Night Breakfast Friday, Sept. 13. At 10 p.m. Students lined up in the Beehive for a variety of breakfast foods, which were served by students on the SAB board.  Ivy Allen, SAB chairperson for athletic fun and fitness, was the SAB point-person for the event. … Continue reading

Officer Shawn Wood reflects on 18 years of experience

When asked about Officer Shawn Wood, full-time patrolman, Chief of Police Thomas Ankrom said, “we’re lucky to have him here.” “Officer Wood is an 18 year veteran of the police department,” Ankrom said. “He was born and raised in Waynesburg and ended up policing his hometown.” Wood’s whole life has been centered around this hometown, … Continue reading