Micah Leith

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

Waynesburg University prepares for Day of Giving

Waynesburg University is in the midst of planning for its sixth annual Day of Giving on Thursday, Nov. 4. To complement donations made over the phone and via a mailed check,  the University is utilizing givebutter.com for this year’s online donation platform.  According to President Douglas Lee, the Day of Giving is important because it … Continue reading

Students in Waynesburg University counseling program to receive stipend from HRSA grant

Waynesburg University’s Graduate Counseling and Professional Studies program recently received a grant from the Health Resources Services Administration.  The grant was received before the start of the 2021 fall semester, and according to Dr. James Hepburn, program director of the Master of Arts in Counseling, graduate students who are awarded the grant will receive a … Continue reading

Parnell speaks at Greene County Fairgrounds

On Saturday, Oct. 2, Sean Parnell spoke at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Parnell is a Republican candidate for one of Pennsylvania’s two seats in the United States Senate. The incumbent, Pat Toomey, announced in October of last year that he would not seek re-election.  Parnell is endorsed by former President Trump, Senator Josh Hawley from … Continue reading

Greene County receives additional funding for its FASBA program

Greene County’s Forgivable Advance for Small Business Assistance (FASBA) program was recently granted an additional $300,000. According to a press release, the original $900,000 was distributed to 24 businesses in Greene County. Crystal Simmons, Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Program Director, said that the additional funding is available on a first-come, first-serve … Continue reading