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Thomas enters race for Monessen City Council  Observer-Reporter

Lois Thomas announces her candidacy for Monessen City Council.



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 ...



Wash High, Monessen boys battle-tested entering postseason  Observer-Reporter

The WPIAL high school boys basketball playoff pairings were released Tuesday night.



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 ...



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 School Board passes budget with no tax increase  Observer-Reporter

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



Monessen hires Dan Bosnic as boys basketball coach  Observer-Reporter

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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, ...



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.



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 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 ...



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.



Rebels down visiting Monessen, 79-59 | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

Seton-La Salle scored 23 points in the first, second and fourth quarters Saturday afternoon to defeat visiting Monessen, 79-59, in non-section action.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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'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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Monessen graduate gets dream job  Observer-Reporter

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



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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's Lyndon Henderson scores 55 points  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Minutes after Monessen High School's game against Geibel Catholic Wednesday night, a Monessen assistant coach informed head coach Joe Salvino the point ...



Lady Greyhounds fall at GCC, 71-41 | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

Greensburg Central Catholic led throughout the game Monday night for a 71-41 non-section victory over visiting Monessen.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Michael A. Pace Jr., 24, of Monessen, was found with nearly 11 bricks of heroin and crack cocaine stuffed in his pants on July 25, 2017, police said.



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,



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.



A Millennial'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.



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.



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 ...



Oscar predictions: Who will win, who should win  Tribune-Review

Ahead of Sunday`s 90th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that — at least at ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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, ...



Church names Monessen father man of the year  Uniontown Herald Standard

Bill Hughes Sr. of Monessen believes living a life that matters will carry on through his children, his grandchildren and the lives he has touched as a couch.



WPIAL and City League high school basketball scores  WTAE Pittsburgh

Get all the scores from WPIAL boys and girls high school basketball games.



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 native recalls his time in the XFL  Uniontown Herald Standard

ESPN continued its excellent 30 For 30 series last Thursday night with a look at the XFL, an attempt by WWE and NBC at offering a professional football league ...



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 softball playoff clinchings through May 6  Tribune-Review

With just a couple of days left in the 2018 WPIAL softball regular season, here are the teams that have punched their ticket to the district postseason. Check out ...



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 ...



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.



Good memories highlight Mid Mon Valley HOF banquet  Tribune-Review

Reminiscing, smiles and laughter marked Friday`s Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. Seven members of the Class of 2015 were ...



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 ...



SCHOOL THREATS: Apollo-Ridge, Blackhawk school districts cancel classes Monday due to threats  WPXI Pittsburgh

Two local school districts canceled classes Monday due to unrelated threats made over the weekend. The Apollo-Ridge and Blackhawk School Districts both ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Class A boys basketball preview: Tough nonsection schedule to prepare Monessen boys for another run to title game  Tribune-Review

Any time a conversation starts about the favorites in WPIAL Class A boys basketball, there`s rarely a time when the Monessen Greyhounds aren`t mentioned.



Sarra has made a career out of achieving  Tribune-Review

Bernie Sarra has come a long way from his days as a smiling, happy-go-lucky kid in Monessen. As a youngster, he was a manager for Monessen`s high school ...



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.



Operation Football: This week's high school football scores  WTAE Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's Action Sports has teamed up with our partners at ScoreStream to bring you the latest scores from WPIAL and City League football games.



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 ...



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 ...



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