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96-year-old Monessen woman receives high school diploma  WPXI Pittsburgh

A 96-year-old Monessen woman has a special reason to celebrate Mother's Day.

'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.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Monessen hires Dan Bosnic as boys basketball coach  Observer-Reporter

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

Monessen council not ruling out commercial property tax reassessments  Observer-Reporter

MONESSEN – City council will continue to look at commercial property tax reassessments as a way to increase tax revenues, but officials say it won't be a quick ...

Greyhounds run out of gas in 61-49 setback to Vincentian Academy  Observer-Reporter

Monessen battled top-seed Vincentian Academy from start to finish, but coach Dan Bosnic's Greyhounds ran out of gas after playing a frenetic pace from the ...

Monessen posts $345,000 deficit  Observer-Reporter

The City of Monessen ended 2017 with a $345000 deficit.

Greensburg Central Catholic tops Monessen in nonsection opener  Tribune-Review

Mistake- and foul-filled action made it evident it was the first game of a long basketball season Friday at Monessen High School. In the end, though, it was ...

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 ...

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.

Joe Salvino, longtime Monessen basketball coach, hired at Belle Vernon  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It might seem awfully strange to see Joe Salvino coach boys basketball anywhere except Monessen. After more than three decades, six WPIAL championships ...

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 ...

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 ...

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:

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Greyhounds' swarming defense too much for Gators | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

CONNELLSVILLE TWP. -- The visiting Monessen Greyhounds proved to be a little longer and faster as they rolled to an 83-45 win over the Geibel Catholic ...

'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 stays in playoff race with win over Lady Gators  Uniontown Herald Standard

MONESSEN -- With their playoff hopes on the line, the Monessen girls stayed in postseason contention Tuesday with a Section 2-A win over visiting Geibel ...

Leopards rally past Monessen, 66-59 | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

ROSTRAVER TWP. -- Emotions were at a premium Saturday afternoon and Belle Vernon coach Joe Salvino, formerly the coach at Monessen, was at the center ...

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 ...

Lady Maples down visiting Monessen, 12-5 | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

The teams combined for 18 errors, but Mapletown made the most of its nine hits for a key 12-5 Section 2-A home victory over Monessen.

Charleroi-Monessen Football Game Cancelled After Alleged Threats  CBS Cleveland

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

Belle Vernon hires Monessen's Salvino as head coach  Observer-Reporter

When Kyle DeGregorio resigned as the Belle Vernon High School boys basketball coach last month to become the girls coach at Baldwin, the BVA school board ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Lady Trojans hold on for 42-34 win over Monessen  Uniontown Herald Standard

COAL CENTER — It wasn't pretty, but California picked up an important Section 2-A win over Monessen Monday night, 42-34.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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 ...

Monessen graduate gets dream job  Observer-Reporter

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

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 ...

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.

A Number Of WPIAL Schools Still Alive In PIAA Basketball Tournament Semi-Finals  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With the High School Winter Sports Season coming to a close, plenty of local teams are still alive ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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.

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,

Charleroi bridges the gap, beats Monessen  Observer-Reporter

MONESSEN – For nine years, the bridge that connects Charleroi and Monessen across the Monongahela River has had a specific order to its name.

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.

Shoe-shiner who gave $200K in tips to hospital dies at 76  WWBT NBC12 News

Part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than $200000 in tips to a Pittsburgh children's hospital has died.

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 ...

Monessen girls rebuilding under veteran coach Corley  Tribune-Review

When Major Corley first took over the Monessen girls basketball team back in the 1980s, he built a program that produced three WPIAL championships, six.

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'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.

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.

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.

Monessens Frances McDormand Wins 2nd Best Actress Oscar

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

GAME OF THE WEEK: Greyhounds edge Clairton, 59-56, run section winning streak to 47  Uniontown Herald Standard

The Monessen Greyhounds extended their section winning streak to 47 games Tuesday night with a 59-56 win over Clairton in a Section 2-A showdown.

'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 ...

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 ...

A new chapter, a new challenge for Monessen’s Allen  Observer-Reporter

Charel Allen is used to making adjustments, on the basketball court and in life.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Oscar nominee Frances McDormand got her start in Pa.

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

Lady Maples headed to playoff for 2nd straight season  Uniontown Herald Standard

Mapletown downed Monessen, 35-28, to earn its second straight trip to the playoffs on Tuesday in girls' basketball play at Monessen.

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 ...

Breaking down the 2018 WPIAL softball playoffs  Tribune-Review

Here's a breakdown of the 2018 WPIAL softball playoffs. Class 6A Favorite: Two-time defending PIAA champion Hempfield showed some kinks in its armor this ...

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.

Gladys molded Greyhounds into stellar football program | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

It's not too much of a stretch to say that Joe Gladys is to Monessen what Vince Lombardi was to Green Bay.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

High School Sports Highlights for the week of Apr. 23  Uniontown Herald Standard

Each week Herald-Standard photographers capture the action of area scholastic athletes and sports teams.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

A whiff of change, of many kinds, at post-Weinstein Oscars  Tribune-Review

Look around, ladies and gentlemen,” Frances McDormand said Sunday during her best actress acceptance speech, “We all have stories to tell.” She was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Students at a largely white high school dressed in banana suits for a basketball game and taunted the players from the opposing majority-black school with ...

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 ...

Lady Cats finish seventh in competition  The Advocate

The Pitt-Johnstown cheer team placed seventh overall last week in a national competition in Daytona Beach, Fla. The team placed seventh in Thursday ...

Yough principal Reidmiller retiring after 37-year career  Tribune-Review

Keith Reidmiller is capping a 37-year career as a teacher and administrator in the Yough School District at the end of this school year and is looking forward to a ...

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.

Mid Mon Valley Hall of Fame to induct eight  Observer-Reporter

The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 23rd annual banquet at The Willow Room in Rostraver Township June 17 at 5:30 p.m. This year, eight.

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 ...

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.

Little marching bands take on big challenges  Tribune-Review

Bob Lane thought he knew all about marching bands. He knew the excitement of fall Fridays in Western Pennsylvania, when the blare of trumpets and ...

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