Teghan Simonton

Managing Editor

Pro, or Against?

Residents share thoughts on ‘God-given plant’

The goal of the evening was civility: an “open conversation” with no agenda whatsoever. “We’re here to talk about recreational, adult-use cannabis,” said John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, who stopped in Waynesburg Tuesday for his state-wide listening tour. The tour’s mission, Fetterman said, was to help the governor’s office gauge public opinion about potential legalization … Continue reading

Column: The wage gap still exists in the U.S.

Last week, a friend of mine approached me, frazzled, and told me about a professor who had claimed there is no longer a gender pay gap in the United States. After doing some research, I learned that unfortunately, this kind of thinking is not so unusual: many commentators, including those representing reputable sources, have claimed … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day helps shops ‘gain momentum’

Businesses collaborate to stay afloat

Valentine’s Day on High Street is being celebrated in much the same way as always, but with a few exceptions. The specialty sweets shop, 5 Kidz Kandy, will be hosting its annual Valentine’s Day Open House, featuring a chocolate fountain, fruit bouquets and other sugary gifts. The event also functions as an opportunity for collaboration … Continue reading

Hazing avoided through caution

As both assistant dean of Student Services and the head men’s and women’s cross country coach, Chris Hardie’s days are filled with multitasking. On a Thursday afternoon, in his office in the Stover Campus Center, he is surrounded by papers–printed maps of Pennsylvania, which he is now marking meticulously with an ink pen. Hardie is … Continue reading

Community leaders, nonprofit organizations respond

Before President Donald Trump reopened the government last Friday, more than 800,000 federal employees and their families prepared for another missed paycheck. The government shutdown had a massive impact on communities all across the country, and Greene County was no exception. After a 35-day government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans nationwide are up in arms. High-profile … Continue reading

‘An Area Like This’

Waynesburg businesses struggle in rural conditions

Empty Shells Last summer, the Winegars stayed busy—they did a lot of travelling, visiting scenic locations in the southwest and soaking in the vibrant skies and the serenity of desert flatlands. Both artists, Jim and Linda thought it would be inspiring, and they were looking forward to seeing old friends scattered around the country. They … Continue reading

What’s next James Craig?

After loss, candidate reflects on campaign challenges

When James Craig launched his campaign for state senate last spring, his reasoning was simple. Craig describes himself as having a “chip on his shoulder,” after growing tired of town hall meetings and conference calls trying to fix the region’s troubling opioid overdose rates. No one was attacking the problem the right way, he said. … Continue reading

University still adjusting to new website launch

After launching a redesigned website in September, Josh Beppler, integrated marketing coordinator, said Waynesburg University’s renewed online presence has been, overall, successful. The process for designing a new website began last spring, when the university partnered with the marketing firm, Ologie, to come up with a new design and brand. Beppler said a committee of … Continue reading

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