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WPIAL to look into alleged racial, homophobic slurs during Connellsville-Allderdice boys soccer game  TribLIVE

Two varsity soccer players from Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh were “goaded … with racial slurs” during a Labor Day boys soccer match against ...



'Grease' is the word for Monessen High School spring musical  Tribune-Review

It's got groove, it's got meaning. It's “Grease,” the spring musical at Monessen High School. The auditorium will be rocking like Rydell High School when the ...



Monessen to present musical performance of 'Grease'  Observer-Reporter

Monessen High School will be rocking more than Rydell when its High-Middle School Group for Performing Arts presents “Grease” March 28 to 31.



Monessen woman, 96, honored on Mother's Day with high school diploma from 1941  Tribune-Review

Ethel Safo Peshok always encouraged her children to pursue education. On Sunday, her friends and family joined to honor the lessons the 96-year-old ...



PHOTO GALLERY | Bishop Carroll boys fall to Monessen 63-62 in PIAA Class A state playoff  TribDem.com

Monessen High School freshman Devin Whitlock drove to the hoop and scored with 13 seconds left to give the Greyhounds one of only two leads they held ...



Alleged threat leads to cancellation of Charleroi-Monessen high school football rivalry game  WTAE Pittsburgh

The Charleroi Area School District said a threat led to the cancellation of the annual high school football rivalry game between Charleroi and Monessen Friday ...



SAT score swings in Pennsylvania  WTAE Pittsburgh

SAT scores can have a big influence on a student's future. Anthony Mauro got a 1500 score out of a possible 1600 and has applied to Ivy League universities ...



Parents pull students after Monessen school district cuts art, music, gym classes  WTAE Pittsburgh

A person dressed in a grim reaper costume showed up outside Monessen High School Tuesday night before the school board meeting as a way of symbolizing ...



Monessen School Board hikes taxes, furloughs 6 teachers | New Today  Uniontown Herald Standard

Citing a declining student enrollment, the Monessen School Board furloughed six teachers and demoted three others to part-time status for the 2017-18 school ...



Mon Valley school districts experience innovation, growth in 2017  Uniontown Herald Standard

Despite funding constraints and increased expenses, the Mon Valley's various school districts continued to push forward in 2017 with innovative academic ...



Both schools on probation after large brawl at Clairton-Monessen high school basketball game  WTAE Pittsburgh

Two schools were placed on a five year probation across all sports after a large fight broke out at the Clairton-Monessen boys basketball game Feb. 6.



Former Monessen high school hoops star sentenced to federal prison on drug charges  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A onetime star basketball player from Monessen who led his team to championships and won a scholarship to play in college will spend the next eight years in ...



Reporter Update: Alleged Threat Cancels Charleroi-Monessen Football Game  CBS Pittsburgh

Friday night's football game between Charleroi High School and Monessen High School was canceled due to alleged threats made against Charleroi student ...



New appointee hopes to be 'unifier' for troubled Monessen council  Uniontown Herald Standard

As she waited for her turn to go before a panel of Westmoreland County judges last week, Lois Thomas realized she was the only of the nine potential ...



Area high schools excited about the 2019 musical season  Uniontown Herald Standard

Here is what schools in the area have planned for the 2019 musical season:



Hot start speeds up Monessen's return to prominence  Observer-Reporter

Trying to regain pride, the Monessen High School football team is off to its first 3-0 start since 2012.



Monessen hires Dan Bosnic as boys basketball coach  Observer-Reporter

Dan Bosnic hired as the Monessen High School boys basketball coach.



Gigliotti gave soccer in Monessen a kick start  Observer-Reporter

Tom Gigliotti, who came to Monessen in 1970, is considered the father of soccer in the town.



Clairton, Monessen hit with 5-year probation, other penalties after game brawls  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The WPIAL board of directors slapped five-year probations and other penalties Monday on all Monessen and Clairton High School sports programs as well as ...



Former Hall of Fame Monessen coach takes over Belle Vernon boys basketball program  Uniontown Herald Standard

During his 34-year Hall of Fame career as the head coach of the Monessen boys basketball team, Joe Salvino amassed 639 wins, six WPIAL championships ...



Chatlak's journey in tennis only got better with time  Observer-Reporter

John Chatlak went to playing tennis in Monessen's City Park to some of the biggest stages.



Inmate receives 5 to 10 years for assault of Fayette prison guard  Observer-Reporter

A prisoner serving an attempted homicide sentence from a 1999 shooting in Monessen has been sentenced to serve 5 to 10 years for assaulting a prison guard ...



Monessen honors Oscar-nominated actress in fitting way  Observer-Reporter

Those who drive west along Interstate 70 near Monessen will find an interesting billboard at the top of a hill near Exit 42-A. In black-and-white letters it reads ...



'Three Billboards,' one star: Monessen High grad Frances McDormand honored by her hometown  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Frances McDormand has an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony. Add to that a billboard outside Monessen. The star of the film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, ...



Naccarato a Monessen legend who's still giving to her school  Uniontown Herald Standard

Gina Naccarato, at 5-foot-3, was a four-year starting point guard and prolific point producer at Monessen High School under head coach Major Corley.



12 teens, adults charged after brawl at Clairton-Monessen basketball game  Tribune-Review

A police investigation into a brawl that broke out during a Clairton-Monessen high school basketball game earlier this month has led to charges filed against 12 ...



Army veteran hopes to open youth center in Monessen  Uniontown Herald Standard

Up the hill from downtown Monessen, between Epiphany of Our Lord Church and Beverly C. Draper Funeral Home, is a long-abandoned social hall.



Lady Cougars defeat Monessen in OT, 3-2 | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

FALLOWFIELD TWP. -- Charleroi found a way to score three “quick” goals Monday night in its Section 2-A match against rival Monessen as the Lady Cougars ...



Monessen graduate gets dream job  Observer-Reporter

Monessen native Mikey Blainefield was hired Tuesday night to take over his alma mater's football team.



Shorraw takes reins as Monessen's youngest mayor | New Today  Uniontown Herald Standard

More than 150 people filled Monessen City Hall to watch Matt Shorraw take the oath of office as Monessen's 20th mayor. For Shorraw, public *service* was a goal ...



WPIAL rules Whitlock, Martini brothers ineligible  Observer-Reporter

Devin Whitlock's freshman year at Monessen High School was quite a success.



Albert Lexie, the shoe-shiner who donated $200K to UPMC Children's Hospital, has died  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Albert Lexie, the Monessen shoeshine man who gave more than $202,000 in tips to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Free Care Fund, died Tuesday at ...



Monessen's youngest mayor to take office with major hurdles ahead  Observer-Reporter

Monessen voters have elected the city's youngest mayor who faces major challeges after he takes office.



Rita Miller  Bureau County Republican

PRINCETON — Rita Elaine Smyth Miller, 91, passed away peacefully at 8:45 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019, at Aperion Care in Princeton. Rita was born in ...



Public schools, struggling to compete with private programs, want change  Observer-Reporter

The outcry from public school coaches and administrators has reached a fervor in Pennsylvania in the last decade as non-boundary schools have won what ...



Out & About: Artistic achievers gather at The Palace Theatre  TribLIVE

Achievement in the Arts is Westmoreland County's sports award for creatives,” says Kelli Brisbane, Westmoreland Cultural Trust's director of corporate ...



'Sputzy,' Monessen High '60 graduates to reunite  Tribune-Review

Long before Artistry, Gigolo, Modern Man and the Soul Providers – even before The Holidays – Jim “Sputzy” Sparacino was making his presence felt on the area ...



After 9 professional seasons, Monessen’s Allen ready to call it a career  Observer-Reporter

The clock is ticking on Charel Allen's basketball career.



Monessen grad Crusan starred with Hoosiers, Dolphins | Mon Valley  Uniontown Herald Standard

In the long history of the NFL only a handful of men can say they played on a team which won the Super Bowl while recording an unblemished 17-0 season,



First-year coach aims to rebuild Monessen football program  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We're a lot better than 1-8,” said Mike Blainefield, who looks to improve on that record in his first season.



JFK's Monessen visit 50 years ago  Tribune-Review

It's unlikely anyone in downtown Monessen at 11:40 a.m. Saturday will find anything significant about the moment. But at that time 50 years ago today – on Oct.



Greyhounds finish strong in 30-20 win | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

Monessen scored the final 16 points of the game Friday night to pull off a solid 30-20 Tri-County South Conference victory at California.



Monessen's Crabtree had impact at Pitt, NFL | Mon Valley  Uniontown Herald Standard

When Eric Crabtree was born, the end of World War II was 11 months off. When he played his final game in the NFL, the Vietnam War was still raging.



VIDEO: Pittsburgh high school hoops game abandoned in fourth quarter after on-court punches lead to 60-person brawl  USA TODAY High School Sports

Monessen and Clairton are rivals, but this brawl ended their game in the fourth quarter.



Rab Currie remembered as legendary Charleroi coach | Mon Valley  Uniontown Herald Standard

To many football fans, the words “Charleroi football” conjure up images of legendary coach R. James “Rab” Currie stalking the sidelines.



Monessen coaching legend dies  Tribune-Review

Monessen lost one of its true icons Thursday with the passing of Joe Gladys. Gladys, who served as football coach at Monessen from 1960 to 1982, compiled a ...



Jacqueline (Jackie) Swarner, 50  Herald-Mail Media

Jacqueline Swarner, 50 Jacqueline “Jackie” Swarner, 50, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Meritus Medical Center. Born in ...



Haunted houses deliver not only thrills and chills, but economic benefits to region  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The ScareHouse in Etna, Castle Blood in Monessen and the Hundred Acres Haunted Manor in South Park draw thousands of visitors each October.



Mid-Mon Valley prepares for Memorial Day | Mon Valley News  Uniontown Herald Standard

Several communities in the Mid-Mon Valley are making plans to hold Memorial Day services May 28 and 29.



Woltz & Wind Ford is on a 40-year roll  Observer-Reporter

Woltz & Wind Ford celebrating 40 years tops a compilation of business news.



Sports greats who left mark on Mon Valley  Tribune-Review

There is no shortage of legends on the list of great athletes who have hailed from the Mon Valley. Here's a look at 10 sports greats who left their mark on the ...



Police Beat Oct. 2 | Police Beat  Observer-Reporter

Theft arrest: John Anthony Loulis, 27, of 625 Liberty Ave., Charleroi, was arrested on a warrant obtained by California police charging him with theft and ...



Monessens Frances McDormand Wins 2nd Best Actress Oscar  Patch.com

Monessen's Frances McDormand Wins 2nd OScar - Pittsburgh, PA - The 1975 Monessen High School graduate won for her role in "Three Billboards Outside ...



Clairton Bears Historic Winning Streak Comes To End  CBS Pittsburgh

CLAIRTON (KDKA) — It began on Sept. 11, 2009, and it's been a source of pride for Clairton. The Bears' 66-game winning streak is the longest ever in ...



Brentwood HS Officials Investigate Racial Slur Claims  CBS Local

BRENTWOOD (KDKA) – Officials at Brentwood High School are further investigating claims of racial slurs during a basketball game Friday night. Two basketball ...



Monessen boys aim to stay consistent  Tribune-Review

If there is one thing that remains consistent in Monessen athletics, it is the play of the boys basketball team. The Greyhounds, during Joe Salvino's.



Charleroi school district considering request to host semi-pro football games  Uniontown Herald Standard

CHARLEROI -- The Charleroi Sabers hope to be playing football at Myron Pottios Stadium next summer.



WPIAL Hall of Fame calls Monessen's Gina Naccarato  Tribune-Review

Gina Naccarato blazed a lot of trails during her athletic career at Monessen High School. She led the school to its first-ever WPIAL girls` basketball title, and ...



ISU Hall beckons Reggie Allen  Tribune-Review

Former Monessen High standout athlete Reggie Allen will be inducted into the Indiana State University at Terre Haute Hall of Fame in October.



Jewish families had cause for celebration at 1954 ceremonies  Tribune-Review

Saturday will pass quietly for most people, but members of the Jewish faith in this Mid-Monongahela Valley – especially those in Monessen – will take time to ...



Mt. Pleasant historian, researcher embarks on close-to-home journey  Tribune-Review

Cassandra Vivian can rattle off the minute details about the area`s role in coal production in the 1800s. Her eyes light up — even while those of listeners may ...



Local musicals feature high school stars | Entertainment  Uniontown Herald Standard

It's the time of year again when local high school students have the opportunity to shine on the stage while presenting musicals and plays. Here is what schools ...



Pittsburgh High School Basketball Game Ends in All-Out Brawl  Complex

A basketball game in Pittsburgh between Monessen High School and Clairton High School came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when players from both teams ...



SEE IT: Players and parents involved in large brawl at high school basketball game  New York Daily News

A basketball game quickly spiraled out of control when an on-the-court fight broke out and fans left their seats to get involved.



Vincentian basketball turns to former Greyhound Tyree  Observer-Reporter

Tim Tyree Jr. got a taste of what coaching a high school basketball team in a pressure situation is all about this past season when he filled in as the.



Monessen fighter puts in knockout performance in 'Southpaw'  Tribune-Review

Mark Shrader of Monessen and actress Rachel McAdams are shown on the set of the film 'Southpaw' last summer in the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown ...



Monessen man seeks to preserve historic building as arts center  Tribune-Review

Matt Shorraw believes the historic building at 500 Donner Ave., Monessen, is worth preserving. He hopes that city council and the Monessen Redevelopment ...



New Alexandria trade apprenticeship training center offers path for high school students  Tribune-Review

Hayden Galante would rather work with his hands than sit behind a desk all day. “It makes me feel happy that I can restore a broken vehicle. Makes me feel ...



Joe Campus bringing big band sound to Monessen Elks Lodge 773  Tribune-Review

When Tom Salak listened to the toe-tapping sounds of the Joe Campus Band during a show at the Monessen Elks Lodge 773 last summer, he was immediately ...



Holmes played with Dungy, Upchurch at Minnesota | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

Some Valley residents might not recall the name Milfred Holmes, but throw out the name he went by, Bubby, and heads will nod approvingly as they recall a ...



Monessen isn't talking 'rebuild'  Tribune-Review

What does a coach do when a large number of talented players graduate and move on? Most will talk about rebuilding or reshaping. But you won`t hear that ...



Albert Lexie, Shoeshiner Who Gave $200K to Hospital, Dies at 76  Newsmax

Albert Lexie, a part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than $200,000 in tips over 30 years to a Pittsburgh children's hospital, died early Tuesday. Lexie died of ...



Book: Area synagogues central to lives of Jews settling near industry  Tribune-Review

Synagogues in the mid-Monongahela Valley served a long and viable role in the lives of Jewish families that comprised their congregations for many years.



Oscar nominee Frances McDormand got her start in Pa.  PennLive.com

And though McDormand is not a native Pennsylvanian, it was her time here that led to becoming an actress.



Monessen Army officer, wounded in Fort Hood shooting, in line for Purple Heart  Tribune-Review

U.S. Army Capt. Brandy Mason walks with a limp and deals daily with back pain. “It`s going to be there for the rest of my life,” the Monessen native said.



Featured obituary: Shoeshiner gave $200,000 in tips to hospital  Bend Bulletin

PITTSBURGH — A part-time shoeshiner who donated more than $200000 in tips over 30 years to a Pittsburgh children's hospital died early Tuesday.



High school spring musical fever spreads | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

It's almost a season within itself and a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. The high school spring musical season is set to begin and GO! Magazine.



Malinchak says Gladys was the catalyst  Tribune-Review

Bill Malinchak, a 1962 Monessen graduate, has been successful as both a pro football player and as a businessman on Wall Street. His winning ways began in ...



Stars Shine at Area High School Musicals | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

It's the time of year again when local high school students have the opportunity to shine on the stage while presenting musicals and plays.



Harhai cleans out his office, looks ahead to a busy retirement  Uniontown Herald Standard

Ted Harhai has been cleaning out his office in Monessen, and closing others in Jeannette, Mount Pleasant and Harrisburg, as he moves on after nearly 19 years ...



Civil attorney Tim Fennessy challenges Judge Greg Sypolt  The Spokesman-Review

A Spokane County Superior Court judge who's been on the bench for more than 20 years faces a challenge from an experienced civil attorney who thinks the ...



Blainefield part of Greyhounds' past success | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

New Monessen football coach Mike Blainefield knows all about the Greyhounds' storied tradition of dominating the Tri-County South Conference for most of the ...



Out & About: WCCC Annual African-American High School Achievement Banquet  Tribune-Review

The annual African-American High School Achievement Banquet was held Thursday, Feb. 28, at WCCC.



Softball pitching leaders  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

(Through Sunday, April 22, 2018). PITCHING WINS. 11-1 -- Ashley Seamon, West Allegheny. Advertisement. 10-1 -- Kailey Larcinese, Elizabeth Forward.



Frances McDormand’s Difficult Women  The New York Times

At 7 p.m. in Paris late last year, Frances McDormand was marching from the Right Bank to the Left at an extraordinary pace. “I'm practicing my route,” she said, ...



Who's Next: Politics; 18 rising leaders shaping Pittsburgh's tomorrow  The Incline

Updated, 10:32 a.m.. With the 2017 municipal election barely in the rearview mirror and the 2018 primary just six months away, politics never stops. Today, meet ...



Effort to rebuild adult soccer in the area  Tribune-Review

If he had his druthers, Carl Dei Cas of Monessen would turn back the clock to a time when nearly all communities in the mid-Mon Valley had soccer teams.



Men's basketball looks to finishing out games  The Advocate

Pitt-Johnstown men's basketball team had their first official practice of the season Saturday. The Mountain Cats finished 13-9 in conference play and 19-11 ...



Yough continues to upgrade security measures  Tribune-Review

Summer vacation for thousands of students in the Yough and Belle Vernon Area school districts ended this week. Belle Vernon Area students returned to ...



Shoe-shining benefactor to Children's Hospital to retire after 30 years  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Without a complaint, Albert Lexie caught one bus, then another, from his home in Monessen to his twice-a-week job at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, shining ...



Students at at white high school dressed in banana skins, shouted racist slurs at basketball game with black s  Daily Mail

Parents of students on Monessen High School's basketball team, who are mainly black, said the racial taunts began as soon the away team arrived at the ...



Comcast Awards $187,000 In Scholarships To 178 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to ...



African-American High School Achievement Banquet honors students  Tribune-Review

“Believe. Achieve. Succeed.” was the theme for the22nd AnnualAfrican-American High School Achievement Banquet held Feb. 25 at Westmoreland County ...



Former rugby player named head coach  The Advocate

Former Pitt-Johnstown rugby team captain Josh Horner has been hired through the university as the first head coach of the program. According to Horner, he ...



Trinity’s Casper handled hurdles on, off field  Observer-Reporter

Life is not perfect. Not even close to it,” — Jeff Casper, former wide receiver at Trinity High School and University of Pittsburgh.



USA Olympic boxing trials: Welterweights make up for Manny Pacquiao's greatest hits (video)  al.com

Who will be the top welterweight when the 2012 USA Olympic boxing trials kick off on Sunday at the Mobile Civic Center? ... Video of Manny Pacquiao's greatest ...



Out & About: Area high school students lauded for achievements in the arts  Tribune-Review

As a center for all kinds of artistic endeavors, The Palace Theatre in Greensburg provided the perfect setting on May 20 for the Westmoreland Cultural Trust`s ...



America's Most Dangerous Sport  Cal Times

Ever since the 1800s, Americans have been hooked on American football. The first ever game was played at the college level between Rutgers and Princeton, ...



Comcast Awards $200,000 In Scholarships To 191 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2015 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® ...



Fleming Mosely III nearly beat Joe Frazier  Tribune-Review

Dr. Fleming Mosely III once came close to defeating a young Joe Frazier in the ring — and that`s not his only claim to fame. Mosely also excelled in track and ...



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