Drug disorder, by the numbers

Research addresses saturation of epidemic in state counties

The news and stories of the drug epidemic across the United States have relayed the disruption of many families and communities. Statistics, such as more than 130 U.S. citizens die every day from opioid overdose according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, have shown those affected, the thousands across the country and hundreds in … Continue reading

Holiday Food Drive coming to town Dec. 5

The Corner Cupboard Food Bank will be holding their fourth annual Holiday Food Drive on Dec. 5. The event is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the steps of the Greene County courthouse. The food drive is being held in collaboration with CONSOL Energy, CNX Gas and CESO Inc. Refreshments and raffle baskets are … 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

Christmas events connect Waynesburg Community

The town of Waynesburg is preparing for the holidays, as local businesses decorate and participate in community festivities. The annual Light-Up Night will follow the WP&B Buy Local Buy Greene Holiday Challenge.  The goal of the WP&B Buy Local Buy Greene Holiday Challenge is to have people shop primarily with local retailers from Nov.1-Dec. 6. … Continue reading

REAL ID regulations to be enforced next year

This year’s holiday travels may not be different compared to past years for most people, but next year could be an entirely different Christmas story. The REAL ID Act, passed by the U.S. congress back in 2005, has an enforcement deadline of Oct. 1, 2020, which is approaching. According to the requirements of the act, … Continue reading

County reveals 2020 budget

The 2019 General Fund Budget is not finalized yet, as it has not been signed by Chairman Blair Zimmerman or commissioners Dave Coder and Archie Trader.  Additionally, the budget also needs to be attested to by Chief Clerk Jeff Marshall. Currently, however, the proposed general fund budget for Greene County in 2020 is nearly $20 … Continue reading

PHC4 finds childhood cancer high in county

Joe Martin, executive director of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, said geographic data often shows higher childhood cancer numbers in the urban centers, but with Greene County, it has been alarming. Martin said it was “eye-opening” in the Greene County area, due to the small population. There have been 55 hospitalizations in the … 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

Strength in Numbers

Local business owners tell how to keep small businesses

Waynesburg has struggled to keep small businesses running in recent years. Over five businesses, such as Four Horsemen and Comic and Games, Hot Rods and Waynesburg Coffee Company, closed in 2018. While other businesses have taken their retail spaces, the constant opening and closing of businesses keeps the economic environment alive, but not thriving. Working … Continue reading

Turkey Trot is a reliable fundraiser for Bowlby Library

To prepare the body for Thanksgiving dinner and the coming holiday season, the Eva K. Bowlby Library is holding its annual 5k Turkey Trot in Waynesburg Nov. 23. This is an event that draws participants of all ages. “We were looking for a fundraiser that would fulfill the library’s mission. We wanted something that would … Continue reading