Free signage or free speech?

At Thursday, Oct. 20th’s Greene County Commissioners meeting, two Greene County residents raised concerns over the legality of profanity in publicly displayed signage. Janice Gottschalk and Linda Winegar, both members of Greene Together, requested the commissioners form a committee that would regulate the offensive language. “Your speech is not free,” Gottschalk said. “There are some … 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

Commissioners 10-21 meeting recap: Funding updates, elections and a new podcast

On Thursday Oct. 21, the Greene County commissioners met for their bimonthly meeting to discuss broadband updates, election processes, new resignations and other business. As a way toinform the public about current events in Greene County, the commissioners are starting their own podcast. “We are excited about that,” Commissioner McClure said. “I’ve talked to a … Continue reading

Volunteer opportunities come back again

Greene County United Way, a local nonprofit located on High Street, held their first Day of Service in four years on Sept. 25.  The agency sent 34 volunteers to four different locations for service, and had a donation drop-off booth for Catholic charities, Dress for Success or Corner Cupboard Foodbank set up in front of … 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

Weekly Farmers’ Market returning to normal

Video courtesy of WCTV, Rachel Pellegrino Despite last year’s increased popularity, Waynesburg’s weekly Farmers’ Market is back to “pre-pandemic” normalcy.  Hosted by Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, Waynesburg Farmers’ Market invites residents from mid-May through Mid-October to support local farmers, gardeners and bakers every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Farmers’ markets in Greene County … Continue reading

Touch-A-Truck event held in Waynesburg

Video courtesy of WCTV, Rebekah Vaughan On Saturday, Sept. 25, the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg hosted the annual Touch-A-Truck in the church’s parking lot. With COVID-19 putting a damper on the festivities of last year’s event, the Church opted to dub this as the “9.5” anniversary.  Local organizations such as fire departments, police departments, … Continue reading