Commissioners’ meetings for the month of February

On February 18, the Greene County Commissioners met to discuss issues involving COVID-19, various service agreements seeking approval, and staff appointments. The commissioners approved a $550 contribution to the Waynesburg Lions Club for their Sound of Summer concert series. The appointments of Jason Taylor and Talia Teagarden to the Human Services Advisory Board were approved. … Continue reading

Creative Business Fund offers financial assistance

Creative businesses in need of financial assistance in Pennsylvania may be eligible for a loan from the Creative Business Loan Fund through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. According to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’s website, the loan is intended for small, creative businesses. In particular, the loan focuses on businesses owned by Black, … Continue reading

Greene County vaccinates residents

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is currently underway with Phase 1A still rolling out. As outlined in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Vaccination Plan, Phase 1A includes those most at risk of infection from COVID-19. This includes: health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities and, as of Jan. 19, people aged 65 or … Continue reading

Treating addiction during COVID-19

In her experience, Toni Harris, program supervisor for the Greenbriar Treatment Center’s  Washington, Pennsylvania, location, said COVID-19 has affected the opioid epidemic in Southwestern Pennsylvania. For those with a drug offense who were placed on probation during or shortly before COVID-19 restrictions began, Harris said addicts escaped their requirements of attending forced treatment. Jails, at … Continue reading

Blueprints’ lasting impact on Greene County ties community needs

“There are many community action groups, but we’re different,” Anastasia Barr, Communications Manager at Blueprints said. Barr has been working at Blueprints since March of 2019, doing advertising campaigns and promoting services, running social media and working alongside program services to recruit, holding an office in both Greene and Washington counties. Barr started her position … Continue reading