Micah Leith

Center for Coalfield Justice to hold seed swap event

On Sunday, April 2, the Center for Coalfield Justice (CCJ) will hold its second annual seed swap at its main offices in Washington. The event provides an opportunity for people in the area to get free seeds or donate ones that they no longer need.  According to Kristen Locy, the outreach coordinator for CCJ, this … Continue reading

Greene County 2022 event calendar released

The Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency’s event calendar for 2022 is available on the agency’s website: visitgreene.org.  According to JoAnne Marshall, director of the Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency, there are at least two new events coming to the county this year. The first is Greene County United Way’s “food fight,” a contest between local … Continue reading

Students continue to reckon with student debt

College students and graduates from around the country continue to struggle with student debt, with 43.4 million Americans dealing with some amount of debt, according to a 2022 report by educationdata.org. The total student debt in America is $1.75 trillion and is growing 6 times faster than the U.S. economy. According to Matthew Stokan, the … Continue reading

Police investigate shooting deaths

The Waynesburg Borough police and state police responded on Monday to an incident on Morris Street where two people were found deceased, according to patrolman Nathan Hamilton. According to the county coroner, the autopsy was completed on Tuesday at 11 a.m.  Coronor Gene Rush said that both died of gunshot wounds to the head, but … Continue reading

University seeking proposals for BWHET conference

The window to submit a proposal for presentation at the upcoming Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Conference hosted by the Waynesburg University graduate counseling program is currently open.  The conference will be held near Pittsburgh, Pa in April of next year. The program is looking for proposals about “advocacy in action” within the field … Continue reading

Winter weather preview

Snow removal crews in Greene County are preparing for the upcoming winter Snow removal crews around the area are preparing for the upcoming winter weather. According to a press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Greene County area will experience slightly more precipitation than average, along with slightly warmer temperatures than average.  … Continue reading

Commissioners unveil new podcast

The Greene County Commissioners are expanding their community outreach into the area of podcasting. The first episode of “County Conversations,” a collaborative podcast featuring all three of the county commissioners, released on Oct. 21 on most podcast platforms and touched on a variety of topics relating to Greene County. According to Mike Belding, chairman of … Continue reading

2021 Municipal Election Recap

According to the unofficial totals on co.greene.pa/us/elections, 8,227 people out of a total of 22,007 registered voters voted in the municipal election in Greene County resulting in a turnout of 37%.The process of certifying the results began on Nov. 8 with the first signing of the official computation. The second signing will take place on … Continue reading

IDA Hospitality Grant closed, but COVID-19 loans are still available

Applications are closed and funds have run out for the Greene County Industrial Development Authority’s COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program. According to Connie Bloom, Industrial Development Authority Associate, the funds went to nine businesses throughout the county. The maximum amount that a business could apply for was $50,000. “We had $410,000 to hand out, and … Continue reading

Greene County preparing for municipal election

Greene County is preparing for the 2021 municipal election, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.  According to Judy Snyder, director of elections for Greene County, people who are still in line when polls close will still have the opportunity to vote.  “Only those … Continue reading