Pittsburgh votes for controversial gun restrictions

Last Tuesday, Pittsburgh city lawmakers passed three pieces of legislation that restrict gun ownership in the city. The legislation has caused feuding among city officials, as Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala called out Mayor Bill Peduto and others for legislation Zappala claims is “unconstitutional.” In a letter issued to Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey … Continue reading

Schools consider four-day school week for 2020

Due to the rise in costs for school districts over the years, public schools in the area have been searching for ways to save without hindering the quality of education. The Jefferson-Morgan and McGuffey school districts are exploring different ways of accomplishing that goal, possibly increasing other school benefits along the way. The two school … Continue reading

Program assists parents struggling with addiction

At the start of the new year, the Greene County Family Center started a new initiative aimed at assisting parents struggling to balance parenthood and addiction. The “Families in Recovery” classes began Jan. 8 and are part of a pilot program held across Pennsylvania. The classes will run for seven weeks, with new classes beginning … Continue reading

Heritage Alliance pushes tourism in Greene County

Tourism habits are changing. Today, experiences are focused on interaction as opposed to passive participation. This shift, along with other topical subjects, were addressed at the 2019 Heritage Tourism Summit this past Saturday. The Washington County Heritage Alliance hosted the summit for a second time after the inaugural event in 2018. Donna Holdorf, executive director of … Continue reading