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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.



Monessen school board approves proposed budget with potential tax increase  Observer-Reporter

Monessen School Board approved a preliminary budget with a possible tax increase for the district's 2019-20 school year during its monthly meeting Tuesday ...



Three Dems vie for MDJ nods in Monessen  Uniontown Herald Standard

Three candidates are vying for the Republican and Democratic nominations in the May 21 primary for magisterial district judge seat covering Monessen, North ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 hires Dan Bosnic as boys basketball coach  Observer-Reporter

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



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 ...



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:



WPIAL rules Whitlock, Martini brothers ineligible  Observer-Reporter

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



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 ...



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.



WPIAL rules Whitlock ineligible for coming school year  Uniontown Herald Standard

High school football and basketball star Devin Whitlock was ruled ineligible by the WPIAL for the 2019-20 school year after transferring from Monessen to Belle ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 man sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for deadly drug deal  Uniontown Herald Standard

A Monessen man was sentenced to a federal prison for eight years for selling deadly heroin and fentanly.



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 ...



'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 ...



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 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 ...



Monessen graduate gets dream job  Observer-Reporter

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



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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,



Sewickley Academy edges Lady Greyhounds, 5-4 | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

Despite holding a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday, Monessen was unable to pull off a first-round upset in the WPIAL Class A softball playoffs, ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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

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



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Shoe-shiner who raised $202K for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh dies at 76  Tribune-Review

The part-time shoe-shiner passed along his tips discreetly, a few hundred dollars at a time. But the donations over decades added up, and UPMC Children's ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



Area's new football coaches set to take on first season  Tribune-Review

The Viking Jacks are back. The pre-practice, pregame ritual that began at Mt. Pleasant under venerable coach Bill Elder in the late 1970s might not.



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 ...



Allen extends pro basketball career  Tribune-Review

Monessen`s Charel Allen was close to hanging up her high-tops, but after having her best statistical season, the thirst for a championship returned. Allen`s BC ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Remembering Cal U legend Elmo Natali | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

The Western Pennsylvania sports community lost another link to it's glorious past with the death of Elmo Natali on May 28.



Pirates official lived for family, baseball, cooking  Tribune-Review

Phillip Trozzi loved baseball, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates. “If the Pirates were on television, he wouldn`t let you watch anything else,” said his daughter, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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® ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



Comcast Awards $188,000 In Scholarships To 179 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to ...



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