Frying for funds

Fish fries provide Greene churches and fire departments will essential income

Every Friday between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, churches and fire departments across Greene County host fish fries. These fries are fundraisers to provide a source of income for these organizations. According to people affiliated with St. Marcellus Church, Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, Richhill Township Volunteer Fire Department and the St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus … Continue reading

Bridge named after Brian Tennant

Bridge over South Fork Tenmile Creek named just one year after the former Greene County Sheriff's death

Today marks one year since former Greene County Sheriff Brian Tennant died at age 35. Pennsylvania Rep. Pam Snyder proposed House Bill 2088 in November that would name a bridge and two roads after three local fallen heroes, including Tennant. This bill passed the house unanimously on Jan. 21 and now sits in the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

Sound solution or risky investment?

Belding and Coalfield Justice reports disagree on gas industry's impact

The Center for Coalfield Justice published a report questioning the economic future of natural gas in Greene County and the surrounding area and warns that the oil and gas industry is not as economically sound as it may seem. According to pa.gov, the oil and gas industry was Greene County’s third largest source of employment … Continue reading

Medicare made easy

Eva K. Bowlby Library holding informational meeting and workshop on Medicare

The Eva K. Bowlby Public Library will be hosting Understanding Medicare, a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6-7 p.m. The meeting will be an informational and educational workshop to understand the different supplemental parts of Medicare and the options they include. Kathy Douglas, staff member of Bowlby Library, said the complex nature of health insurance … Continue reading

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