PA CareerLink offers services to unemployed

“Compared to last year, it [unemployment] is a lot higher. But it’s better than I thought it would be for the pandemic, for our county,” Terri Cooley-Taylor, Site Administrator of Greene County’s PA CareerLink, said.  Over the last six months, the unemployment rates in Greene County have increased exponentially reaching heights greater than those recorded … Continue reading

Local workers struggle with unemployment during pandemic

Crystal McNett, Aladdin Food Services catering manager, has been filing unemployment on and off for nine years. When unemployment rates skyrocketed in March, leaving many without jobs, she was prepared. McNett works for Aladdin Food Services at Waynesburg University, a job that revolves around the university’s school year calendar. When the students are off for … Continue reading

“Buy Local, Buy Greene,” local economic action

“Unleashing the power of the consumer dollar in Greene County” is the slogan for the Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful initiative: Buy Local, Buy Greene. Buy Local, Buy Greene is a network of local businesses in Greene County, started in 2013, that keeps the public informed on where to shop and encourages commerce between small businesses … Continue reading

Survival as a new small business in a small town during COVID-19

ManKind Gentleman's Cuts, located on High Street in Waynesburg, faced trials though the state-mandated shutdowns

A walk down High Street, downtown Waynesburg, can reveal a candy store, a pizza place, several banks, a few clothing shops and a dance studio. This is only a small portion of what businesses reside in the borough. However, in Waynesburg, not all the businesses stay for very long. Waynesburg used to be home to … Continue reading

Local body and frame shop celebrate 60 years

Wade’s Body & Frame Shop has been serving Waynesburg’s automotive needs since 1960. The local business is located on N. Maiden St. and is one of multiple automotive shops in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. This year marks the business’ 60th anniversary. To celebrate, Wade’s Body & Frame Shop hosted a “60th Anniversary Celebration” on Fri., Oct. 30, … Continue reading

Local senior centers reopen

The month of October has seen many businesses and programs reopening after locking down for several months due to COVID-19. Several of Greene County’s senior centers have opened up, including the Carmichaels Center, Waynesburg Center and more. These centers are all under the same nonprofit, Blueprints. The process of reopening has been slow due to … Continue reading

Greene County perspectives on importance of voting

In Greene County, elections draw a variety of opinions from a wide range of voters, yet, some still choose not to participate in Election Day each November. At Waynesburg University, students are encouraged to share their opinions through the different co-curricular clubs dedicated to political issues. Dr. Lawrence Stratton, associate professor of ethics and constitutional … Continue reading

Battle for the house: Pam Snyder vs. Larry Yost

Democratic incumbent, Pam Snyder, and republican opponent, Larry Yost, go head-to-head for District 50 in the PA House

In the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the seat of the individual who will represent District 50 is now up for grabs on Nov. 3. Incumbent democratic Rep. Pam Snyder is up against the republican challenger, Larry Yost. Snyder has been serving the 50th District for the past eight years and hopes to continue for two … Continue reading

Paranormal activity in Greene County

Greene County Historical Society home to spirits of the past

Video courtesy of WCTV, Madison Strunk Screams, footsteps and crashing objects are just a few of the frequent experiences that have spooked the staff at The Greene County Historical Society. Not to mention, the shirts that have been tugged on, apparitions that have been sighted and the various “gifts” left behind by spirits of those … Continue reading

Greene County updates aerial imagery

The Greene County Commissioners Office has recently partnered with Eagleview Technologies and Pictometry International to provide all new LiDAR data and imagery of the entirety of Greene county. Chief Assessor Mary Ann (Lou) Lewis expressed the main reasons the county is moving forward with this project. “The Assessment Office uses the aerial program for many … Continue reading