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Cessation aid class held to fight tobacco addiction

Tracie Sypin, prevention specialist from the Greene County Drug & Alcohol Program, will be teaching “Smoke-Free For Life,” a new series that aids in the cessation of those addicted to tobacco in Greene County. Sypin is trained in facilitating classes and is additionally a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS). Though the course has been taught … Continue reading

Waynesburg’s Christmas parade coming this Saturday

Waynesburg’s annual downtown Christmas parade is hitting High Street Saturday at 2 p.m. Executive Director of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce Melody Longstreth has been organizing the parade since she took the position in 198. For Longstreth, the day could not work without the many hands that make it happen. “If it were not … Continue reading

2019 county electees eager to serve

Election day, which was Tuesday, Nov. 5, significantly altered the political landscape of Greene County. For the first time in 45 years, republicans will hold the majority in the Greene County Commissioner’s office, said Mike Belding, newly elected county commissioner,.  After being a volunteer politician for seven years, Belding is eager for the change to … Continue reading

Mission House attends to homeless

The large Victorian home located outside of campus behind Dominos was purchased in 2016 by Janice Gottschalk, creator and owner of Mission House. After renovations, the house now accepts guests who are homeless or in transition from one living situation to another. Gottschalk before purchasing Mission House coordinated Erin’s Inside/Out Cafe, a local cafe that … Continue reading

Pre-election rally to create enthusiasm in republicans

Betsy McClure and Mike Belding, republican candidates for Greene County commissioner, are hosting a joint pre-election rally with Comedian Mark Snyder Thursday, October 24, from 6-9 p.m. at Valley View Farm. This will serve as an opportunity for attendees to participate in an open discussion and build enthusiasm for the upcoming election. The location was … Continue reading

Award promotes education in STEM

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation allows four candidates from an institution to be nominated for the chance to win the prestigious and competitive scholarship honoring Senator Barry Goldwater. This scholarship, initiated Nov. 14. 1986, is offered by the federally endowed agency to college sophomores and juniors who are pursuing STEM related … Continue reading

Nonprofit status benefits university, aligns with mission

Nonprofits are tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service on money received for their organization because of the verified ways they are advancing the community or providing benefits educationally, religiously, scientifically or otherwise. Stacey Brodak, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations said more universities than not have a nonprofit status due to their myriad … Continue reading