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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

County’s United Way celebrates 40 years of service

For the past 40 years, a nonprofit organization nestled on High Street in Waynesburg has contributed to the economic of Greene County. Greene County United Way is a catalyst for change, care and community, said MaChal Forbes, executive director of Greene County United Way. Though many do not know of their existence, it is felt … Continue reading

Solar Festival endorses cleaner energy option

Though the sun is setting earlier and earlier as winter approaches, it is just now rising for the future of renewable resources, especially that of solar energy. The Center for Coalfield Justice and Solar United Neighbors have pooled their resources to provide vital information and resources to the people of Greene County through the Greene … Continue reading

Tinnemeyer’s journey continues at childhood church

Prior chaplain at Waynesburg University, James Tinnemeyer, was unanimously voted in as the next senior pastor at Southminster Presbyterian Church. The church happens to be just a block from his home, according to Josh Sumpter, newly serving as chaplain at Waynesburg University. “Reverend Tinnemeyer played a key role in bringing me to Waynesburg University and … Continue reading

Greene County Historical Society to host steampunk event

“It looks like the wild wild west meets the industrial revolution,” said Samantha Gandy, events coordinator for the Greene County Historical Society, describing the era the Steam Punk Garden Party and Picnic, which  taking place on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. “It’s basically going to be a huge picnic environment. You … Continue reading