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Auditor General takes Monessen School District to task over financial issues  Observer-Reporter

HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said late Tuesday afternoon his recent performance audit of Monessen City School District shows the ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Monessen posts $345,000 deficit  Observer-Reporter

MONESSEN – The struggling city of Monessen ended last year with a $345,000 deficit in its general fund in a pattern of overspending that has continued for ...



'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, ...



Monessen School Board passes budget with no tax increase  Observer-Reporter

Monessen School Board approved a budget Monday that keeps taxes steady.



Auditor General: Monessen School District financial missteps could impact future funding  Uniontown Herald Standard

A performance audit by the state auditor general shows that the Monessen City School District's struggles to issue annual financial statements on time are ...



Perry resigns as Monessen boys soccer coach  Observer-Reporter

After 14 years as the Monessen High School's boys soccer coach Sam Perry has resigned, citing a lack of communication and support from school officials.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Overdose prevention course coming to Monessen  Tribune-Review

Members from the drug and alcohol commissions in Westmoreland, Fayette and Washington counties have teamed up to offer an overdose prevention class in ...



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 ...



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.



Monessen hires Dan Bosnic as boys basketball coach  Observer-Reporter

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



Monessen celebrates another Oscar for Frances McDormand  Tribune-Review

From looking up 'inclusion rider' to finding inspiration in a homeroom discussion, Monessen residents spent Monday celebrating Frances McDormand, their ...



Police charge 12 in Clairton-Monessen high school basketball brawl  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police responded to a large fight Feb. 6 at Clairton High School between the Clairton and Monessen boys basketball teams.



Monessen student theater group sets sail with 'Anything Goes'  Tribune-Review

The S.S. American ocean liner is ready to depart from New York to England as the Monessen High/Middle School Group for the Performing Arts presents ...



Investigation underway into brawl at Monessen-Clairton game  Observer-Reporter

A brawl involving players and fans cleared the benches and brought an early halt to a boys basketball game between Monessen and Clairton.



Monessen mayor remains missing in action at council meetings  Observer-Reporter

MONESSEN – The newly elected mayor of Monessen missed his third consecutive city council meeting Thursday, helping to cause nearly $200,000 in unpaid ...



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 ...



Bosnic has same high expectations from Greyhounds | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

Dan Bosnic has taken on the unenviable task of following Joe Salvino as the head coach of the Monessen boys basketball team, but he is not hiding from ...



Monessen high school graduate Frances McDormand among winners at Golden Globe Awards  WTAE Pittsburgh

Monessen high school graduate Frances McDormand won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama on Sunday night. McDormand won the award ...



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 ...



One billboard for Monessen's McDormand for her work in 'Three Billboards ...'  Tribune-Review

Since being nominated for the best actress Oscar last month, Frances McDormand, who grew up in Monessen, has continued to rack up awards for her portrayal ...



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 ...



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.



Lady Greyhounds looks to turn around under Vertacnik  Uniontown Herald Standard

When Janine Vertacnik when hired to take over the Monessen girls basketball program, she was fully aware that the once feared program had fallen on hard ...



High school thespians come together for 'Night of the Stars'  Tribune-Review

Veteran actor, performing arts enthusiast and Greensburg attorney John Noble always has a new idea for taking his beloved showcase of musical theater, 'John ...



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 ...



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 ...



Monessen graduation set for June 9 | Community News  Uniontown Herald Standard

Commencement exercises for the Monessen High School Class of 2017 will be held 6 p.m. June 9 in the high school gymnasium.



Monessen to appeal WPIAL penalties after brawl with Clairton at boys basketball game  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Monessen School District plans to appeal penalties imposed on its high school and Clairton High School following a brawl.



Greyhounds fall to visiting Rochester, 22-14 | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

MONESSEN -- In a battle of one-loss teams in Monessen and Rochester Friday night, the level of intensity and hard-hitting was off the charts.



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.



Mike White: Clairton, Monessen brawl should result in strong punishment from WPIAL  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The WPIAL will have a hearing Monday afternoon with the Clairton and Monessen basketball teams, and the league will decide what penalties should be levied ...



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 WWII veteran became steel union leader  Tribune-Review

Melvin Zubritsky had a few brushes with greatness in his life, but it was his family that mattered to him the most. He met and danced on the same floor as Gene ...



Monessen graduate gets dream job  Observer-Reporter

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



Costly fire of '46 altered course of education in Monessen  Tribune-Review

Part 1 of 2 One of the worst disasters in the history of Monessen took a deadly toll on the city's high school on Wednesday, April 10, 1946. Damages, which left ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Former Monessen gridder tackling new challenges with head-on spirit  Tribune-Review

There may have been bigger players than Mike Nicksich in Monessen High School's long and storied football history, but few played the game with more ...



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 ...



Monessen Mayor Mavrakis will seek write-in support in the fall  Uniontown Herald Standard

His Facebook page touts “Mayor-Elect Shorraw, City of Monessen.”Not so fast, said the man Matt Shorraw defeated in the May 16 Democratic primary.



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 ...



Former athletes share memories; storm recalled  Tribune-Review

It was a significant time when Ben Jones recently presented his 1962 Monessen High School varsity football jacket to the Greater Monessen Historical Society.



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,



New coach, schemes give Monessen high hopes  Tribune-Review

For the past few seasons, the Greyhounds have resembled the long-distance bus company more than living up to the reputation of the speedy canine. That's all ...



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

Frances McDormand accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" at the ...



Monessen police find bricks of heroin and crack cocaine stuffed in man's pants  Tribune-Review

Monessen Police, acting on a telephone tip about suspicious activity outside an abandoned house Tuesday, made a traffic stop and arrested a 24-year-old man ...



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



Retired Monessen mail carrier, veteran, 97, still loves to travel the world  Tribune-Review

Scipio White has done a lot of traveling in his life, first to the South Pacific to fight for his country, and for nearly 40 years as a mail carrier. Even at age 97, he's ...



WATCH: Cops called after wild brawl during high school basketball game in Pittsburgh  CBS Sports

A high school basketball game in Pittsburgh devolved into madness this week when a fight broke out on the floor and sparked a wild brawl that involved players, ...



Monessen man will tell uncle's story at Veterans Day program  Tribune-Review

Monessen native Angelo Imburgia was killed in World War II, a year before his namesake was born. But as the years passed, nephew Robert 'Bob' Angelo ...



Paglia: New Manos Theatre opened in glorious fashion in Monessen  Tribune-Review

Striding under the brilliant new marque, Mayor Hugo J. Parent purchased the first ticket to the new Manos Theatre in Monessen. The mayor then cut a bright ...



Monessen attorney tracks family's roots  Tribune-Review

Part 1 of 2 Attorney Jack Bergstein of Monessen has always appreciated the value of history, especially when it comes to family. 'Growing up in a community of ...



Charleroi's offense too much for youthful Greyhounds | New Today  Uniontown Herald Standard

FALLOWFIELD TWP. -- The stories heading into Friday night's rivalry showdown between Charleroi and Monessen were the potential of Charleroi's offense and ...



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.



Monessen Middle School Students Given ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Puzzles  CBS Local

MONESSEN (KDKA) — It's a sexually graphic book that's about to hit the big screen. But before “Fifty Shades of Grey” even debuts; it's already affecting a group ...



A millennial mayor's big plans for "unfixable" Rust Belt town  Salon

Matt Shorraw, 26, will be elected mayor of Monessen, PA, in November. Here's why he ran and what he wants to do.



Shoe-Shiner Who Gave $200K in Tips to Hospital Dies at 76  U.S. News & World Report

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than $200000 in tips to a Pittsburgh children's hospital has died.



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.



Change in college plans for several Westmoreland athletes  Tribune-Review

Gio Vonne Sanders misses football. The sights, the smells, the atmosphere. Even the jarring collisions -- and he has dealt with concussions before. Sanders still ...



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 ...



Monessen man enjoys coaching youth football  Tribune-Review

Chuck Urbanowicz was an undersized safety when the 5-foot-6-inch youth attempted to make the Charleroi High School football team in the mid-1950s.



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 ...



Monessen memories ring loud for Tenn. woman  Tribune-Review

It is, according to MapQuest, a 566-mile journey from Mt. Juliet, Tenn. to Monessen. But for Virginia (Ginny) Melenyzer Dawson, the nine-hour drive to her ...



Distiller tips Dad's Hat to Monessen family's legacy  Tribune-Review

It's produced in Bucks County in eastern Pennsylvania, but there's a distinct Monessen 'flavor' to Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey. 'In 2006 I found an old ...



Monessen native gives all the credit to God  Tribune-Review

Transformation is the theme that dominates the life of Monessen native Edwin C. Bass, as he serves his congregation in St. Louis as the recently consecrated ...



Former Monessen resident McDormand lends talent to 'Promised Land'  Tribune-Review

One-time Monessen resident Frances McDormand is back on the movie screen in a new film that digs into the fierce national debate over fracking. The Oscar- ...



Shoe-shiner who gave $200K in tips to children's hospital dies at 76  10TV

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



Rawlins is back on gridiron, this time as coach at Monessen  Tribune-Review

Justice Rawlins walked into the Memorial Stadium field house in early June. It's something he has done numerous times, but this time, it was different. In front of ...



ISU Hall beckons Reggie Allen  Tribune-Review

When he was a two-sport star at Monessen High School in the late 1970s, Reggie Allen had more than phenomenal athletic ability. He had charisma and a ...



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

Albert Lexie, a part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than $200000 in tips over 30 years to a Pittsburgh children's hospital, died early Tuesday.



Readers responding with more memories of theaters in Valley  Tribune-Review

It didn't take long for more people to recall long-gone movie theaters in this Mid-Monongahela Valley. Randy Jesick of Indiana, Pa., for example, said he and his ...



St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church to mark 100th anniversary Sunday  Tribune-Review

This is more than a normal weekend for the congregation of St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church of Monessen. That's because the faithful of one of the oldest ...



Monessen pair finds home in Kentucky  Tribune-Review

William Tweardy and Gary Bello met when they were 12, growing up in Monessen in the late 1950s. Partners on the Greyhounds' boys' tennis team, they were ...



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.



Fearless Monessen cop off beat after 40 years  Tribune-Review

When Lt. Lloyd Aldrich first patrolled the streets of Monessen in January 1973, it wasn't long before his chief issued a warning – for being too friendly. 'When I ...



Longtime Monessen district court secretary Dianne Naccarato retiring  Tribune-Review

Dianne Naccarato didn't want anyone to make a fuss about her retirement. She planned on quietly slipping out the back door at Magisterial District Judge ...



3 Monessen grads held in heroin raid  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Three former Monessen High School athletes were arrested Thursday night after city police raided a residence, seizing $80000 worth of heroin. Charged are ...



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

Former boxer Mark Shrader has long been known for his skills in the ring. Turns out, the mixed martial arts trainer can act, too. The lifelong Monessen resident ...



Monessen students to stage musical 'Hairspray'  Tribune-Review

At first, 'Hairspray' might seem like a 'gutsy' choice for a high school/middle school musical production, but for school music director Hilary Brown, it was a ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Vets honored with services in Monessen, Mon City  Tribune-Review

As a child, Robert Imburgia visited the former veterans memorial at the intersection of Sixth Street and McKee Avenue, but he never really appreciated what he ...



Charleroi district wants to keep tax collections local  Observer-Reporter

Charleroi Area School District is satisfied with the county earned-income tax collection and believes the state taking charge of tax collection would not be a ...



Assistant band director drums up support to save Monessen building  Tribune-Review

The historic building known as 500 Donner Ave. in downtown Monessen has sat vacant for more than 20 years and is at risk for demolition. A place that was ...



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