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

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

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