Casa Capri, new pizzeria, to open in Waynesburg

In the small shopping plaza stretch near Taco Bell and Dunkin Donuts, between Pearle Vision and One Main Financial, a new pizzeria is coming to Waynesburg. In a “prime location between the hotels and other restaurants” Owner Amanda Bibovic said, “We have already had people come in and ask for menus, and I hope it will … Continue reading

Iovino victorious in special election

Party offices work hard for voter turnout

The results of the special election for the 37th Senatorial district—a seat left vacant when Guy Reschenthaler won the 14th congressional district race in November’s midterm elections—are in, and Democrat Pam Iovino is the winner. In an election that spanned Allegheny and Washington counties, Iovino defeated Republican D. Raja, earning 33,310 votes to Raja’s 30,741 … Continue reading

County prepares for heavy rainfall

As spring forecasts in Greene County bring on stretches of rainfall, Greg Leathers, Greene County emergency manager, can only expect the worst. “Since Christmas, we’ve received 14.1 inches of rain, which is 4.9 [inches] over our average,” Leathers said. While some might not be impacted by the rainfall other than an annoying commute or using … Continue reading

Report discusses coal ash emissions

The Environmental Integrity Project, a national nonprofit environmental research group, released a report about the effects of coal production on the long-term health of a landscape. Focusing on coal ash, a toxic waste product of coal procuction, EIP obtained and analyzed all groundwater monitoring data from coal pants and coal ash disposal sites. From this … Continue reading

Five-year study aims to reduce tick-borne illnesses

Last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection began a five-year environmental surveillance to discover the possibility of someone contracting tick borne illnesses across the state. This year, the study will continue. The survey was initiated by the Pennsylvania Lyme’s Diseases Task Force’s recommendations to properly combat the rise in contraction of tick-borne illnesses said … Continue reading

CASA volunteers advocate for kids at risk in county

Alone. Abandoned. Abused. Many in Greene County don’t know how well these words describe children in their community. With an opioid epidemic that affects thousands in a total population of around 37,000, Greene County families face poverty, separation and abuse. These situations frequently yield critical cases of child dependency each year, as the children’s parents … Continue reading