Tiffany Morgan

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

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

Christmas events connect Waynesburg Community

The town of Waynesburg is preparing for the holidays, as local businesses decorate and participate in community festivities. The annual Light-Up Night will follow the WP&B Buy Local Buy Greene Holiday Challenge.  The goal of the WP&B Buy Local Buy Greene Holiday Challenge is to have people shop primarily with local retailers from Nov.1-Dec. 6. … Continue reading

PHC4 finds childhood cancer high in county

Joe Martin, executive director of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, said geographic data often shows higher childhood cancer numbers in the urban centers, but with Greene County, it has been alarming. Martin said it was “eye-opening” in the Greene County area, due to the small population. There have been 55 hospitalizations in the … Continue reading

University launches new online degree completion program

Waynesburg University launched a new program this fall, and it is an online degree completion program offered to students.  Jessica Sumpter, director of Online Programs, said the program is designed for students who are in a position in their life where living on or commuting to campus in order to receive an education is difficult.  … Continue reading

Pittsburgh policeto have body cameras in 2019

The Pittsburgh Police Department and its officers have already been equipped with body cameras, but have plans to expand upon the safety measure in 2019. Going into the new year, there are plans to have every officer trained and equipped with a body camera, said Chris Togneri, Public Information Officer for the city of Pittsburgh’s … Continue reading

Bikers organization preps food drive

Non-profits in region team up

In an effort to boost productivity and leave a greater impact on the community, an organization known as Bikers Helping Others spearheaded a partnership with other local non-profit groups.  Valerie Canigiani, treasurer of Bikers Helping Others, said that their goal is to provide enough food for families until January of next year.  The organization, located … Continue reading

Three service trips offered to students during fall break

For some students and faculty members, fall break might mean spending time with family or catching up on sleep, but for others, it is an opportunity to serve.  Kelly Hardie, assistant dean of student services, said a total of three service trips will be taking place this fall break, and they include Gettysburg, Greene County … Continue reading

‘Cram the Van’ event replaced by toiletry collection

The annual Cram the Van is a program initially organized by the Student Activities Board, with the purpose of being the collection of non-perishable items, with the end goal being to fill up the van as much as possible. The program would run for a week, during or near Homecoming, and the total donations collected … Continue reading

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