Commissioners look to bring students to High Street

“It seems like E. Franklin St., running east to west, separates the university from Waynesburg Borough, just as the Berlin Wall separated eastern and western Berlin,” said Mike Belding, chairman of the Greene County Board of Commissioners. Belding believes there is a separation between Waynesburg University and the town of Waynesburg. Not a physical barrier … Continue reading

Unemployment rates ‘stable,’ according to Belding

Greene County’s unemployment rate is currently at 5.4%, according to statistics released Feb. 11, by the state Department of Labor and Industry. Mike Belding, chairman of the Greene County commissioner, said the traditional industry in the region is based on fossil fuel extraction, which is where most of their jobs focus. However, there are plenty … Continue reading

GRACE Program uses oil, gas funds to support farmers

The Greene County Conservation Office is offering a cost share program for the fourth consecutive year. The board of directors are accepting applications for what is called the GRACE Program until Aug. 31. The GRACE Program, which stands for Greene County’s Reinvestment in Agriculture: Cost- Share Enhancement, is offering reimbursement to farmers by using the … Continue reading

Cookies take over E. High Street

Your Rookie Cookie focuses on its customers and faith

Turns out Leigh Ann Shaner, owner of Your Cookie Rookie, is no rookie. Her business may be new to Waynesburg and Franklin Township, but it is a business she and her husband Andy Shaner have dabbled with for a decade.  In October 2019, they relocated to 1604 E. High St., directly behind the American Judo … Continue reading

Bring on the ‘Kandy’

Local businesses ready for Valentine's Day festivities

“Valentine’s Day is kind of like our Christmas,” said the owner of Five Kidz Kandy Kristy Vliet.  Five Kidz Kandy has remained a local candy store for several years. Each year, their favorite holiday to celebrate is Valentine’s Day.  Why? The candy.  Candy has been one of the biggest selling points for this romantic holiday … Continue reading

CTC focuses on preparing children for the workforce

Trystan Weir, 2015 alumnus of Greene County Career and Technology Center and Jefferson High School, knew the college path was not for him.  Weir wanted to help people and make an impact on their lives, but the path he wanted to pursue required a technical education rather than the traditional four-year college degree. His dream … Continue reading