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Judge dismisses Greene man’s appeal filed a writ of habeas corpus — esThe chief judge for the fedsentially an eral Western District Court appeal — in a has dismissed the extradition last-ditch to appeal of a Greene County avoid extradiman being tried for murder tion, but his in Mexico, declaring the petiappeal was tion moot. filed Dec. 17, Chief Judge Gary L. Landays after Johnson caster’s ruling, handed down Johnson had on Monday, said that the already been transferred out government no longer has of the jurisdiction of the U.S. jurisdiction over the case of courts. Dylan Ryan Johnson, 30, of In a Jan. 10 response to Nemacolin, who was extraJohnson’s petition, U.S. Atdited to Mexico on Dec. 14 torney David J. Hickton to face charges of rape and asked the court to dismiss aggravated homicide for a the petition, concluding, as crime that occurred in the Lancaster ultimately did, that Mexican state of Guanajuato the court had no authority in 2003. to grant the relief Johnson Johnson’s federal public sought. defender W. Penn Hackney Lancaster noted that By Susy Kelly, for the Greene County Messenger

Hackney asked the court in his appeal to consider that U.S. District Magistrate Judge Maureen P. Kelly should not have certified the extradition request because there was allegedly insufficient evidence to support a probable cause determination that Johnson had committed the crimes of which he was accused. Lancaster responded, writing, “Were we to reach substantive issues raised by Johnson’s petition, we would conclude that there was sufficient evidence warranting (Kelly’s) finding that reasonable grounds exist to believe Johnson was guilty.” According to the complaint forwarded to thenSecretary of State Hillary Rodham-Clinton by Mexican

Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan on July 8, 2011, Mexican authorities issued a warrant for Johnson’s arrest after 16-year-old Hilario Garcia Rosales was found dead in a hotel room in the town of Empalme Escobedo, and witnesses claimed the assailant was a white man who drove a green truck and had been seen with the boy before. Witnesses reportedly later identified that man as being Johnson. Hackney questioned the evidence presented by Mexican authorities, alleging that it was insufficient by U.S. standards to obtain even a search warrant for Johnson’s truck. Hackney also questioned why the witnesses, most of whom worked at the hotel, were not asked

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to identify Johnson until six years after the crime. At that point, Mexican authorities allegedly showed a photo array including five Mexicans with facial hair and one white man — Johnson — and asked them to identify the person who was at the hotel with Rosales years earlier. Johnson, who has communicated with the HeraldStandard through email, has said he was 19 when the crime occurred, and living in Guanajuato while building his mother a home, but has maintained that he did not kill Rosales and had no knowledge of the crime before moving back to the U.S. Johnson is currently incarcerated in San Miguel de Allende while he undergoes trial.

Police still investigating fatal crash By Messenger staff

WAYNESBURG – Waynesburg Borough police are continuing to investigate a fatal crash that occurred in Waynesburg Sunday morning. Borough police Chief Tim Hawfield said Derrick B. Stubrich, 29, of Jefferson was traveling westbound on West High Street at 6:46 a.m. in a 2004 GMC pickup truck when he lost control of the vehicle, slid 206 feet sideways into the eastbound lane and struck a 2000 Mercury sport utility vehicle driven by Kathleen M. Brown, 49, of Waynesburg. Stubrich was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 a.m. by Greene County Coroner Greg Rohanna. Brown was transported by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., for treatment of injuries. An update on Brown’s condition was not available by press time. Police were assisted at the scene by WaynesburgFranklin Township Fire Company, state police and EMS Southwest. Hawfield said Wednesday that the crash is still under investigation. Waynesburg University nursing graduates Alissa Boyle (left) and Cami Abernethy were seriously injured in February 2012 after they stopped to help a man trapped in his car during an accident on I-79. Despite their injuries, both women continue to make progress and are excited about their future plans.

After life-changing accident, nursing graduates plan for future By James Witte, for the Greene County Messenger

One year later, the memories are still vivid for Cami Abernethy. “I fell first, and the thing I think I remember most is Alissa’s [Boyle] fall and her talking to me,” Abernethy said. It’s been just a little over a year since the two 2012 Waynesburg University nursing graduates were seriously injured when they jumped off an overpass on Interstate 79 just north of Mt. Morris to avoid an oncoming tractor trailer after they stopped to help a man trapped in his car during a

“I believe that nothing is impossible,” Boyle said. “You just have to keep believing and pushing yourself to never give up.” —Alissa Boyle Neither woman did give up. Both have made serious Waynesburg University nursing graduate progress since that February morning. Abernethy recovcar accident. to be a normal Monday, nev- ered faster than expected The students were travel- er once thinking that my life and was off her pain mediing southbound on I-79 at would be forever changed.” cine just a few months after 6:10 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2012, The accident left Boyle the accident. to attend clinical studies at initially paralyzed. Aber“I’m pretty much back to, Ruby Memorial Hospital in nethy suffered fractured I think, as close to normal as Morgantown, W.Va., when vertebrae and metal rods I’ll get,” Abernethy said. the incident that changed had to be surgically inserted Her recovery has protheir lives forever occurred. into her back. Boyle’s docgressed so well, in fact, her “My life changed in the tor told her she had a one doctor decided to leave the blink of an eye,” Boyle said. percent chance of ever walk- metal rods in rather than “I left for clinical that morn- ing again, and she set out to ing thinking it was just going prove him wrong. Please see Future, Page A2

“My life changed in the blink of an eye.”

Human remains in Greene County those of missing teen By Josh Krysak, for the Greene County Messenger

The Greene County Coroner and the U.S. Attorney in the northern district of West Virginia confirmed Wednesday that human remains found earlier this year in Wayne Township are those of a missing 16-year-old Star City, W.Va., girl. Coroner Gregory Rohanna said that the remains, discovered Jan. 16 in a wooded area of Wayne Township, have been confirmed as those of 16-year-old Skylar Neese.

According to officials with the U.S. Attorney’s office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is continuing to examine Neese’s remains, and they are still working to determine what happened to the teen. The Associated Press reported that Neese was an honors student at University High in Morgantown, W.Va. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving her family’s apartment July 6 and getting into a car. Her remains were found about 30 miles from her home, officials said. A spokeswoman for the U.S.

Attorney’s office had repeatedly declined to comment regarding the office’s investigation into the human remains discovered until Neese’s identity was confirmed. The discovery was the second time human remains were discovered in Greene County during a two-month period. In December, a group of hunters found human remains in a wooded area near Mount Morris. In that instance, Greene County Coroner Gregory Rohanna said that no foul play was suspected; however, those remains have not been identified.

Woman’s body found in Crucible By Cindy Lee Cumpston, for the Greene County Messenger

CUMBERLAND TWP. — The body of a Cumberland Township woman reported missing on Monday was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the Jessop Boat Club in Crucible, police said. Cheryl M. Tallent, 54, of 937 Crucible Road, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:29 p.m. by Greene County Please see Body, Page A2

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risk having surgery to shorten them and face complications or infection. Boyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recovery isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as fast as she would like it to be, but she said she is improving. The recovery process hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been without its challenges. Everyday activities people take for granted were challenges for Abernethy and Boyle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get my food because I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lift a gallon of milk and that sort of thing,â&#x20AC;? Abernethy said. Boyle, too, had difďŹ culty dressing herself and other simple tasks. Her wheelchair added an extra challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of sidewalks are hard to go on, especially when they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a ramp,â&#x20AC;? she said. On busy days, Abernethy gets home from work and may be sore or have a stiff back, but once she lies down, her pain normally subsides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have my days where I just want to lay in bed all day,â&#x20AC;? Boyle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let myself because I want to reach my goal and I want to walk again and I am determined to do so.â&#x20AC;? Boyle and Abernethy

both completed their required coursework to graduate; Abernethy ďŹ nished in August and Boyle ďŹ nished in October. Both passed their board exams to become nurses. After becoming a registered nurse, Abernethy began working in a neo-natal intensive care unit at MageeWomenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh. She said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked out perfectly for her because the beds come up to her height so she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to bend over, which would cause back pain. Boyle is still ďŹ guring out what she wants to do professionally. Right now, her main focus is therapy and, after that, driving. She has considered going back to school to specialize in spinal cord injuries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A spinal cord injury is a lot more than just somebody not being able to move their legs,â&#x20AC;? Boyle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have learned so much this past year and I want to help people that are going through the same thing I am.â&#x20AC;? Abernethy also considers advancing her career, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s down the road for her. More immediate in their future, though, are wedding bells. Both women are getting married this year. Boyle is working to strengthen her quadriceps so that she can walk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with her knees

unlocked â&#x20AC;&#x201C; down the aisle. All of the support that Abernethy and Boyle received has helped to make a difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really unbelievable to see how much support we got, you know, even if it was just from family or from people we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know,â&#x20AC;? Abernethy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thank everyone enough for all they have done to help us,â&#x20AC;? Boyle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I honestly wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have made it through this without the love and support from my family, friends, the community and everyone at Waynesburg University.â&#x20AC;? Abernethy agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just shows you, you know, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just a number,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we went to a big school, no one would probably have even known. But since we come from such a close community, it was such an outpouring of love and support.â&#x20AC;? After that life-changing day, their faith was strengthened. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You realize that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re meant to be here for a reason,â&#x20AC;? Abernethy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And that you need to do good in life and that there are still some really good people in this world.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I must believe,â&#x20AC;? Boyle said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;that God does have an amazing plan for my life.â&#x20AC;?

POLICE REPORT

Teen charged A Morgantown, W.Va., teenager is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a Morgantown woman while they were traveling on Interstate 79 in Whiteley Township on March 5. State police said the incident occurred when the 16-year-old girl was being moved to a juvenile facility in Brooke County, W.Va., by West Virginia Youth case worker Darice Yerkovich. While Yerkovich was driving on I-79 in Greene County, police said the teen began to pull her by the hair and punch her in the back of the head. OfďŹ cers said Yerkovich was able to get the car pulled over and call police. The teen was charged in Greene County Juvenile Court with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest. She was taken into custody by juvenile probation ofďŹ cers.

Theft reported Someone stole 25 vehicle batteries from equipment and vehicles owned by Mec Construction of Waynesburg from a location on Mount Morris Road in Franklin Twp. between Feb. 19 and Feb. 25, state police said.

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Deputy Coroner William Lewis. Cumberland Township police Chief Craig Miller, who is investigating the death, said the department is awaiting results of an autopsy that was to be conducted

on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Contacted later in the day, a township police declined to release what the autopsy showed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are still not releasing any information at this time,â&#x20AC;? an ofďŹ cer said. Tallentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roommate, Jeanna Cooper, reported her missing Monday evening. Cooper told police she last saw Tallent about 3 p.m.

Monday. Miller said police began a subsequent search shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday of the Crucible and Rices Landing areas. Volunteers from the Carmichaels and Cumberland Township, Crucible and Rices Landing ďŹ re companies participated in the search. According to Lewis, forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht performed the autopsy.

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State police in Waynesburg said they ďŹ elded 497 incidents in January, including 126 reports of criminal offenses resulting in 64 criminal arrests. Police said troopers investigated 35 trafďŹ c accidents and made seven arrests for drunken driving. Additionally, police said they issued 188 trafďŹ c citations during the month as well as 96 written warnings.

Theft reported State police said Fred Arthur Lowry, 19, of Nemacolin was charged with theft after he stole $100 from Martin Folan, also of Nemacolin, at a location in Franklin Twp. on March 6.

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William F. Lewis, 19, of Carmichaels was charged with aggravated assault following an incident involving medical personnel at Southwest Regional Medical Center in Franklin Twp. at 8:50 p.m. March 5, state police said. Lewis was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Glenn Bates and placed in Greene County Jail in lieu of $50,000 straight cash bail, police said.

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Wise ruling Plenty of buzz about â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eye On Greene,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ...Forgive me if I am in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;good news/bad newsâ&#x20AC;? kind of mood. It seems that for every good thing going on in my life there is a bad thing to follow it up. For example, spring is right around the corner, so I am happy about that. But as I write this column, it is very cold outside and we are expecting yet another snow storm. Another example: My baby boy is nearly six months old and he is growing and developing perfectly, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good. But right now he is cutting teeth and he is in a lot of pain, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for him, of course, but also for his parents. Well, this column is following suit in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;good/ badâ&#x20AC;? vibe. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start with the good: I am pleased with the positive buzz we are already receiving about our new features and our upcoming â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get To Know Youâ&#x20AC;? edition, which hits the newsstands on March 22. Last week, we unveiled our new feature titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eye On Greene,â&#x20AC;? in which we ask folks who live and/ or work in Greene County a question, and we print their answers. Our ďŹ rst question was a topical one, and it generated some very interesting feedback and opinions from the people who were asked. The response to out ďŹ rst â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eye On Greeneâ&#x20AC;? was terriďŹ c, as many folks stopped me on the streets or dropped by our ofďŹ ce to comment on it, to express interest in being featured in a future edition and to even suggest questions. So, we now know that our readers are intrigued by this new feature, and we are looking forward to asking more questions and publishing your responses. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if you are approached by a Messenger reporter and asked to participate in this new and exciting endeavor. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to hear what you have to say. As for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get To Know You,â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure I speak for everyone here at the Messenger when I say that I am excited about this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition. This is going to be the largest GTKY the Messenger has ever published, and it will include our ďŹ fth annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Who In Greene County,â&#x20AC;? in which we shine spotlights on 20 people who made a positive impact in 2012. We asked for people to give us ideas as to be on the list this year, and we received quite a number of suggestions. We are proud of the Class of 2013, and we would not have been able to put together such a great list without the support of our readers. Be sure to check out our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get To Know Youâ&#x20AC;? edition and our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Who In Greene Countyâ&#x20AC;? in next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Messenger... â&#x20AC;ŚAnd now for the bad: A work-related issue that has been ongoing with the Messenger since I can remember and that seems to resurface every few months has once again popped up.

Every week, I receive quite a few emails, letters and phone calls from people that represent churches, schools, organizations or businesses who want us to publicize or promote an upcoming event that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re holding or sponsoring. And nine times out of 10, they ask me if the Messenger can run this announcement for free. Many times, they explain that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking for free publicity because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have money to buy an advertisement, or they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to pay for an ad because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re either A.) not charging for the event or B.) not making any profit because all the proceeds are going to a charity. Okay, most of the time we are ďŹ ne with that. And we happily place the info provided to us somewhere in the paper, usually in our popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;County Calendar.â&#x20AC;? We explain that our editorial space is limited but we will try our best to get their info in on time because we want to show our support for their events. And for the most part, we succeed. But often times, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll put this info in our paper at no charge, only to pick up another local publication and see a nice, big ad about the same event, from the same folks who asked us to print their stuff for free. Obviously, we have no idea how much the ad cost in the other paper, and maybe they did get a big discountâ&#x20AC;Śbut weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty sure that the other papers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t giving away big ads for free. This sort of thing happens a lot, and quite frankly, it stuns me. It makes me feel like people are sometimes saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want you to support our event by giving us your valuable print space for free, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to support your paper. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to spend our money elsewhere.â&#x20AC;? I hope the folks who do this understand that we have expenses and bills just like every other business, and that we rely on advertisers to help us pay for those expenses. Our materials and supplies donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come cheap, and even though we pride ourselves on being a long-running, award-winning and unique newspaper that truly cares about our communities, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for some folks to remember that we are also a business. Now, in case Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sounding a tad negative, I want to stress that the Messenger does receive a lot of support from a lot of area folks and we are sincerely appreciative for what they do. I also want to stress that we proudly support any and all legitimate community events and fundraisers, and we encourage those who are working hard to organize events and fundraisers to continue sending us their stuff. If you have any questions about how to send your announcements, feel free to drop us a line. Our contact info can be found in the helpful box below...

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Washington for three years and at 90 percent for many years afterward. Despite that big, fat ďŹ nancial carrot, Corbett so far has refused to go along with the optional Medicaid move, asserting that the Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look for Gov. Corbett to thank the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term costs would exceed the fedstate judge who just ordered him to reinstate eral share. funding to provide working-poor PennYet, under the judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sylvanians with greater access to health costs to insure the working poor would rise insurance. anyway. So why not take federal funds to But Commonwealth Court President Judge boost Medicaid? Dan Pellegrini in effect made it that much Expanding Medicaid would cover thoueasier for the governor to adopt the right sands more of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uninsured than course on a key health-care policy decieven the 41,000 formerly enrolled in adultsion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one that could beneďŹ t thousands of Basic. It would also create an estimated Pennsylvania residents now going without 41,200 new jobs in 2016. As many as 682,000 adequate medical coverage. uninsured, low-income residents could be in Pellegrini ruled that Corbett and state line for an affordable health plan. lawmakers erred in early 2011 by diverting Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s telling that, all around Corbett, both federal tobacco-settlement funds from the Republican and Democratic governors are stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adultBasic and Medicaid insurance reaching a very different conclusion on Medprograms to other needs. icaid expansion. Just last week, Gov. Christie If it stands, the ruling means Corbett will followed the example of his fellow Republihave to restore funding to insure more lowcan governor in Ohio and endorsed the Medincome adults. icaid provision. The ruling came on behalf of 100 people Christie said studies showed that New Jertossed off adultBasic, a program offerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy would ďŹ&#x201A;ourish with the inďŹ&#x201A;ux ing health coverage for the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working of Medicaid funds, along with 300,000 more poor, after Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue Cross inNew Jerseyans who have reliable access to surers dropped their support for it. Corbett care. The Keystone Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health-care proscrapped the initiative, saying the state viders have sought to make the same case to couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to assume the cost. Corbett. Now, though, the case is even stronger for The Pellegrini ruling raises the cost of Corthe governor to enact an expansion of Medbettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaction on health-care reform â&#x20AC;&#x201D; letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s icaid under Obamacare, which would come hope to the breaking point. at virtually no initial cost to the state. Adding people to the rolls would be funded fully by â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Philadelphia Inquirer

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Duke Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future follow-up By Ken Dufalla

The future of Duke Lake found at Ryerson Station State Park is moving forward. The lake was drained when the dam breastworks was compromised in 2005. In past articles, the history of the situation concerning the lake has been reviewed. With the loss of the lake, there was also a loss of one the mostused trout ďŹ sheries found in the area. The lake provided the only handicapped facility in the local area that could be used for ďŹ shing. On Jan. 26, a mediator, Thomas B. Rutter, held a meeting at Waynesburg University regarding restoration of Duke Lake. Due to the complexities of the case, many suggestions were submitted by participants. On Feb. 27, a second meeting was held in the park ofďŹ ce at Ryerson Station State Park concerning the future of the lake. At this meeting, Mr. Rutter released the suggestions. His summary of proposals is provided herein (verbatim), as follows: I There is a very strong and unanimous desire that the Ryerson Station State Park Dam and Duke Lake is restored. I The community does not want the restoration of the dam and lake to be further delayed by litigation. I The community will accept the outcome of reasonable restoration of the dispute between Consol and the Commonwealth, and the necessary give and take involved in that process, if the result will ensure that a ďŹ rst-class, safe dam will be built and that Duke Lake be restored as soon as possible. I Responsible energy resource development is crucial to the economic well being of Greene County and it is acceptable to the community even if the development happens to occur in part underneath Ryerson Station State Park provided that there is no further drilling in the park itself (i.e. Marcellus Shale gas). I There is very little

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opposition to the proposal that I suggested repeatedly at the public meeting that Consol pay DCNR a very substantial sum (the amount to be determined by further negotiation) to resolve this litigation, and that the state proceed with the park/dam restoration, on the condition that they obtain gas extraction rights for Marcellus Shale gas under the park and further provide that Consol agree never to drill, allow any of Consolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s controlled entities to drill or allow any successor or transferee to Consolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rights to drill for gas anywhere on the surface of Ryerson Station Park. That would effectively prevent any gas drilling in the state park for all time. The advantage for a negotiated settlement over a court case is simple. The case against Consol may be won by Consol and nothing will be done to restore the lake. If Consol loses the case, then there will be an appeal which will extend the delay of returning the lake back to its original state. In a trial someone will lose and someone will win, and either side has the right to an appeal. But an appeal will only further delay of restoring the lake. It has been since 2005 that the lake was lost. The DCNR and Consol both realize and appreciate the consequences of adjudication. To resolve the issues at the park, additional resolutions were also introduced during the February meeting, as follows: I Consol offers to pay sufďŹ cient funds to DCNR to resolve the litigation; and I DCNR then restores the Dam and Duke Lake; and I Consol provides assurances and a sentinel monitoring system and program to satisfy DCNRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns relating to mining in the Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vicinity; and I Consol to be granted the opportunity to lease from DCNR the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gas resources underneath the park in such a manner that it has extraction rights so long as the gas development surface activities occur exclusively

outside of the park on adjacent properties that Consol agree that it, together with any entity it controls and any successor or transferee of it or any entity it controls, will never conduct any gas drilling on the Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lands in the future; and I Consol agrees to transfer ownership of eight parcels of its land adjacent to the park where the gas drilling surface activities may occur, to be used by the public as park lands, as soon as it determines a parcel is not useful in whole or in part for gas development, and only after Consol restores the parcels as required by state and federal regulations. (This would increase the size of the park by about one-third.) Towards meeting end, an important proposal came from the audience ďŹ&#x201A;oor. Voiced by the Izaak Walton League of America, Greene County Chapter, the suggestion deals with the actual construction design for the dam â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the lake should be drained from the bottom. The lake has ďŹ lled in with about 14 feet of silt since 1969, even after much of the silt was once removed. The proposition has four main parts. Since the lake ďŹ lls in so rapidly, it was suggested that an extensive riparian development occur above the lake. Draining the lake from the bottom will ensure that the water below the dam will stay cooler longer, thereby extending the trout ďŹ shery below the lake. Draining from the bottom will also let silt ďŹ&#x201A;ow through the lake, thus extending the lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. It has been proven that the lake oxythermal layers occur at about 7 feet depth. By draining from the bottom, this layer would lower to a cooler depth, thus further extending the ďŹ shery in the lake. If you would like to comment on the suggestions set forth, you may contact Richard J. Allen, Secretary DCNR Rachel Carson State OfďŹ ce Building, P.O. Box 8767, Harrisburg, PA. 17105, or e-mail rjallen@pa.gov. As always, keep your faith and things will look brighter.

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Thomas J. Dulaney Thomas J. Dulaney, 76, of Waynesburg, died at 1 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg. He was born Wednesday, December 2, 1936, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Fred and Madge Wright Dulaney. With the exception of 7 years in Ridgway, Mr. Dulaney spent his entire life in Greene County. Mr. Dulaney was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Waynesburg Masonic Lodge 153 Free and Accepted Masons. He also was a member of James Farrell American Legion Post 330, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4793 and Waynesburg Moose Lodge 461. He was a former member of Isaac Walton League and Waynesburg Lions Club. When his health permitted, he enjoyed hunting and ďŹ shing. He served 20 years with the U.S. Army National Guard. Mr. Dulaney worked for Penn Line Telephone, South Penn Telephone Co., Mid Continent Telephone Co. and later, Alltel Telephone Co., retiring as outside plant manager in December 1985, after 36 years. His second wife, Grace Mitchell Dulaney, whom he married October 31, 1978, died January 23, 1994. Surviving are two sons and their wives, Steven D. (Brenda) Dulaney of Waynesburg and Daniel L. (Malinda) Dulaney of Blairsville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his companion of 19 years, Betty Phillips; three stepdaughters, Linda Barney of Waynesburg and Sherry Kelly and Chay Lewis, both of Ridgway; two stepsons, Michael Katchmark of Rogersville and Gregory Katchmark of Rices Landing; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Cindy Brewer of Waynesburg; two brothers, Fred Dulaney Jr. of Virginia and Dave Dulaney of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a sister, Suzanne Gilbert, and a brother, John Dulaney. The family asks that in lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, memorials be made to American Cancer Society, Pa. Division Inc., S/W Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620, or a hospice of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, are husband Steve Wydo; a brother Leonard Olschesky; son-in-law Sylvester Wilson Jr.; and daughter-in-law Joyce Wydo.

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Raymond N. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bullâ&#x20AC;? Clutter, 84, of Claysville, East Finley Township, died unexpectedly at 1:56 a.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington, after being seriously ill for the past 11 days. He was born December 25, 1928, in Morris Township, Greene County, a son of the late Willis L. and Melza Margaret Ealy Clutter. He had been a resident of East Finley Township all his married life. Mr. Clutter was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He was a self-employed farmer most of his life, raising beef cattle and enjoyed hunting. Mr. Clutter was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army as a corporal with Battery C, 24th AAA Gun Battalion and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars. He was employed by the former Washington Engineers and Ragnar & Benson Construction prior to being employed as a laborer with the former McAnallen Construction Co. in Washington for 31 years until retiring in 1990. Mr. Clutter was a member of Claysville American Legion Post 639 and Washington Moose Lodge for more than 30 years and a former member of Local 286 Laborers Union of Brownsville. On May 1, 1954, he married Vivian W. Weir, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jerry, husband of Sandra Clutter of Washington, and Ray M., husband of Kristy Clutter of Claysville; two daughters, Vicki, wife of Richard Supler of Rock Hill, S.C., and Charlene Stone of Claysville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six brothers, Leo, husband of Virginia Clutter of Washington, John, husband of Irene Clutter of Cleveland, Ohio, Roy, husband of Sue Clutter of Sycamore, George, husband of Barbara Clutter of Little River, S.C., Reed Clutter of Prosperity and Larry, husband of Joan Clutter of Philadelphia; and two sisters, Lena Taylor of and Nancy Mary Alice Wydo Washington Adkins of Claysville. Mary Alice Wydo, 84, He will be sadly of Footedale, passed missed by his pet dog, away Wednesday, Susie. March 6, 2013, in HillDeceased, in addiside Manor, Uniontown. tion to his parents, are She was born Noa grandson, Jerryd vember 27, 1928, in Clutter; three brothers, Crucible, a daughter of Willis, Louis and Fred the late Fred and Emma Clutter; and two sisters, Schifko Olschesky. Margaret Amon and LuMrs. Wydo was a cille Katsaros. member of St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The family suggests Byzantine Catholic memorial contributions Church in New Salem. be made to Claysville Surviving are a Christian Church, Roaddaughter, Carol Ann side Chapel or Donnell Wilson of SmithďŹ eld; House. a son, James Wydo of Crucible; three grandCharles Amos daughters; nine greatgrandchildren; a broth- Robison er Robert Olschesky Charles Amos Robiof Wilmington, N.C.; son, 83, of Washington, sister-in-law and caredied Thursday, March giver Marion Furlong 7, 2013, in Rolling of Balsinger; and sister- Meadows, Waynesburg. in-law Evelyn Baird of He was born June Uniontown. 21, 1929, in Morris

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www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com Township, Greene County, a son of Henry Sr. and Inez Ullom Robison. Mr. Robison worked for more than 40 years, ďŹ rst for Albertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Packing and later Green Valley Packing. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Moose Lodge 22, Washington, where he enjoyed playing darts. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 927 of Washington. Mr. Robison loved to work in his garden and also on his cars. He was married to Shirley Ann Gump. Mrs. Robison died September 1, 2010. Mr. Robison is survived by a son, Raymond Rex (Karen) Robison of Hayes, Va.; a daughter, JoAnn L. Pratt of Washington; a niece whom he raised, Pauline Kirby of Hollywood, Fla.; three sisters, Estella Morris and Margaret Rice, both of Waynesburg, and Betty Daughtery of Washington; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles A. Robison Jr., and ďŹ ve brothers, Henry Jr., Jess, John Joseph, Harley and James Russell Robison.

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David L. White Jr. David L. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Porkyâ&#x20AC;? White Jr., 86, of Nemacolin, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg. Mr. White was born May 10, 1926, in Nemacolin, a son of the late David L. Sr. and Mary Violet Ringer White. He was married to Katherine Jane Burns White, who died January 22, 1996. Mr. White was a retired coal miner from Nemacolin Mine, and a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 6290 and Nemacolin Citizens Club. Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Quesada and husband Rick of Nemacolin and Mary Jane White of Crucible; a son, Michael White and wife Cathy of Carmichaels; a stepson, Thomas G. Burns of Newton Falls, Ohio; four grandchildren, with whom he enjoyed spending time; and a niece he was very close to. A sister, Doris White, and brother, Robert White, are deceased.

unexpectedly Monday, March 4, 2013, in Okinawa, Japan. He was born July 18, 1988, in Monongahela, a son of Gary J. and Bobbie J. McHenry of Sycamore. Mr. McHenry had resided in Brownsville until moving to Sycamore in 1999. He graduated from West Greene High School in 2006. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Cole and Zachary McHenry of Sycamore; a stepsister, Amy Martin of Paxton, Mass.; paternal grandmother Muriel McHenry; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Margaret Mae Butt Bates Sharpton

Margaret Mae Butt Bates Sharpton, 91, formerly of Bobtown, died Monday evening, March 4, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg. She was born October 19, 1921, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Walter A. and Alice Marie Geary Butt. Mrs. Sharpton lived and worked for several years in the Scottdale and Connellsville areas and also for a while in Kansas and Nebraska. She returned to Bobtown and resided there for many years, until her health failed. She was a former member of Jessamine Chapter 234 Order of the Eastern Star in Shippingport and Industry Grange. Mrs. Sharpton will be remembered as someone that loved to laugh and was always the â&#x20AC;&#x153;life Kathryn R. of the party.â&#x20AC;? Barbara S. Litwin Surviving are two Cosgray Moore Kathryn R. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kayâ&#x20AC;? brothers, William E. Litwin, 95, of Crucible, Butt of Mantua, Ohio, Barbara S. Cosgray died March 6, 2013, in and Preston E. Butt and Moore, 75, of Waynesburg, died peacefully at Evergreen Care Home, wife Amanda of Mt. Morris; two sisters, Dor1:55 p.m. Friday, March Waynesburg. Mrs. Litwin was born othy Elnikar of Mantua 8, 2013, surrounded by November 25, 1917, in and Alice Marie Skach her loved ones. Keisterville, a daughand husband Edward She was born of Portland, Ore.; and Wednesday, September ter of the late John and Amelia Bukielski several nieces, neph15, 1937, in Littleton, ews, great-nieces and W.Va., a daughter of the Frydrych. On June 14, 1941, she great-nephews. late Glenn E. Cosgray married Emil W. Litwin. Deceased are a and Isadora Higgins Mrs. Litwin was a brother, Walter A. Butt Cosgray. member of St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jr. and a sister, Betty Ms. Moore was an Roman Catholic Handy Higdon. avid reader and loved She will be missed by spending time with her Church, Crucible; St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rosary Society; all who knew and loved grandchildren. her. She worked at Greene St. Hugh Senior Activity Group; Carmichaels County Memorial HosSenior Center; Crucible Doris B. pital from 1958 to 1994 as a nurse. She became Ladies Aide; and CCC Wagener head nurse on obstetrics Card Club. She was the beloved Doris B. Wagener, 86, and later was the direcof Waynesburg, died tor of nursing. She then mother of William E. unexpectedly Friday, worked 10 years at SCI- Litwin (Diane) of LynMarch 8, 2013, in SouthWaynesburg as a nurse, wood, Ill., Paul John Litwin (Nancy) of Dale, west Regional Medical retiring in 2005. Wis., Emil J. Litwin Center, Waynesburg. Surviving are a (Victoria) of Sussex, She was born Septemdaughter and her husN.J., Kathleen L. Hirst ber 4, 1926, in Morrell, band, Natalie (Mike) of Vienna Va., and Paa daughter of the late Eddy of Mt. Morris; a son, James Bret Moore tricia A. Gideon (David) Milton and Florence of Poway, Calif. Broadwater Ball. of Waynesburg; four Also surviving are 14 Mrs. Wagener was a grandchildren; two sisgraduate of Jefferson ters, A. Kay Yost of Dal- grandchildren and 20 High School. las, Texas, and Janet D. great-grandchildren. Deceased, in addiOn September 4, 1948, Cosgray of Waynesburg; a brother, J. David Cos- tion to her husband, are she married Herbert L. three brothers, Frank, Wagener Jr., who died gray of Waynesburg; Stanley and John Fred- January 21, 2012. and several nieces and erick; two sisters, Stella She was a homemaker nephews. Koller and Helen Braand had worked for At the request of the jdic; and a great-grand- several years as a house deceased, all visitation and services are private daughter, Carly Litwin. parent at the Youth Development Center of with the Rev. Ronald Waynesburg. Geisler ofďŹ ciating. Christopher J. Mrs. Wagener reBurial will be in Sand McHenry sided most of her life Hill Cemetery, SpringLance Cpl. Christoin Waynesburg and hill Township, Greene pher J. McHenry of the was a member of CalCounty. U.S. Marine Corp., 24, vary Baptist Church in The family requests of Sycamore, formerly Lippencott. memorials be made to of Brownsville, died She enjoyed spending American Parkinson

time with her grandchildren. In earlier years, she was active in local bowling leagues and enjoyed gardening. Her other hobbies were playing cards, crocheting and word puzzles. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah McCurdy (Mark) of Rogersville and Susan D. Lahew (Ross) of Waynesburg; a son, Douglas Wagener (Lucy) of Kent, Ohio; ďŹ ve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Ball of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a sister, Freda Murray; four brothers, Charles, Earl, Hiliary and David Ball; and three nephews, David Ball, Dana Murray and Scott Ball. Memorial contributions or donations may be made to Bowlby Public Library, 311 North West Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370.

Patricia B. Swaney Patricia B. Swaney, 71, of Waynesburg, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg. She was born January 27, 1942, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Franklin Thomas Beck and Mary Nell Adamson Beck. Mrs. Swaney was a lifelong resident of Waynesburg, where she worked for several years at the Respicenter and Triangle Hotel. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking and making candy. Surviving are three daughters, Christy Phillips and Belinda Miller, both of Waynesburg, and Zoe Lyn DeCaro (Fred) of Pottstown; a son, Ronald Rice of Bridgeville; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Jones of Warrenton, Ga., and Mary Jane Beck of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are two brothers, Richard L. Beck and Thomas Beck, and her former husband, Robin Swaney.

Marcella Pearl Cooper Marcella Pearl Cooper, 87, of Washington, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in her home. She was born August 6, 1925, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Frank and Mary Raipe Jones. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and worked in housekeeping in Presbyterian SeniorCare for 13 years and Bell Telephone as an operator for four years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. On June 10, 1947, she married Lawrence William Cooper, who died June 18, 2001. She is survived by a brother, Frank Jones; a niece, Virginia Swaggard, with whom she made her home; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Deceased are two sons, Lawrence D. Cooper and Timmy Cooper; and a brother, Robert Jones. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.

CAS offering free income tax preparation, filing Community Action Southwest (CAS) is once again offering free, basic, online income tax ďŹ ling assistance to qualiďŹ ed working households in Greene and Washington counties who made less than $50,000 a year in 2012, regardless of the number of persons living in their household. Through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, the agency assisted a total of 583 households in Greene and Washington counties to ďŹ le their income

taxes last tax season, and $534,640 was refunded to those taxpayers. The agency operates its VITA Program in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and through funding from the United Way of Washington County and the Greene County United Way. Additionally, the majority of volunteers who assist the taxpayers to ďŹ le their income taxes are students from Waynesburg University and Washington &

Jefferson College. Volunteers are trained to assist taxpayers to receive the appropriate tax credits for which they are eligible including the Earned Income Tax Credit, a federally funded tax credit for lowerincome working individuals and families. VITA sites will be open through April 11 in both counties. Appointments are available each week in Washington on Wednesdays from 1 to 8 p.m. and in Waynesburg on Thursdays

from 1 to 8 p.m. New sites have been added at the Burgettstown Area Library and the John K. Tener Library in Charleroi. Both library partnership sites will be open on Mondays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. In addition, satellite sites will also operate in Carmichaels, Donora, Canonsburg and Jefferson on various Tuesdays throughout the tax season. VITA is part of the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Action WORKS initiative designed

to serve its clients in a comprehensive fashion. Addressing adult education, employability, skills, housing and asset development, while creating opportunities and providing support for economic independence is the framework in which client success is realized. Appointments are required at all locations. To make an appointment, to get more information or to ďŹ nd out if you qualify, call 1-877814-0788, ext. 421.


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Three to run for sheriff in Greene County By Cindy Lee Cumpston, for the trafďŹ c laws. Greene County Messenger He is a graduate of

WAYNESBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday was the last day for candidates to ďŹ le their nomination petitions to get on the ballot for the May 21 primary, and with the current Greene County sheriff Richard Ketchem retiring after 24 years of service, three candidates are seeking to replace him. Brian Tennant, Erik Ketchem, and William Lewis have ďŹ led Democratic nomination petitions for the position. No Republicans had ďŹ led for the position of county sheriff. Tennant is on a leave of absence from his job as the K9 ofďŹ cer with the Waynesburg Borough Police Department to promote his candidacy through house-to-house canvassing and speaking at meet-the-candidate events. Tennant believes the current sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department is not being utilized to its fullest capacity. Some of the changes Tennant would bring, if he were elected, would be to have county deputies participate in the Greene County Drug Task Force and to increase the number of patrols in the county to deter crime by giving the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ cers more visibility. He would also use the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department to step up enforcement of motor vehicle and commercial

Waynesburg Central High school, a graduate of Penn State Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paramedic program, and the Indiana University of Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Criminal Justice Training Center. Prior to working as a police ofďŹ cer, Tennant worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for EMS Southwest and still holds an EMT certiďŹ cation. Tennant and his K9 partner have trained at the Garrow Canine Training Center in Charleroi and at the Battle Ridge K9 Services in Madison, West Virginia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If elected,â&#x20AC;? Tennant said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also plan to use my threeyear-old, AKC-registered German Shepherd, Dagen, to participate in Drug Task Force operations.â&#x20AC;? Erik Ketchem, a 17-year veteran with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, said he plans to meet as many county residents as he can at different locations and civic events and hopes to canvass voters door to door. Ketchem said he is a supporter of legislation that has been introduced in the form of two bills, both of which are in committee, which would endow the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department with the prerogatives of a municipal police force. He said as things now stand the current duties of the ofďŹ ce are serving papers, handling gun permits and helping out

with courtroom security. According to Ketchem, the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department cannot help out in drug enforcement crack downs, issue trafďŹ c citations or even use a specially trained dog as part of its operations. Ketchem graduated from Waynesburg Central High School, attended Westmoreland County Community College, studied criminal justice at Waynesburg College, received his sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certiďŹ cation from the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy at the Dickenson Law School in Carlisle and attended the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy. He is the son of the outgoing sheriff. After graduating from the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy, Ketchem worked as a deputy Greene County sheriff for two years and is still doing limited work for the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If elected as sheriff,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would swear to uphold the Constitution and help protect Second Amendment rights. I would join with sheriffs across the nation to ďŹ ght the disarming of law-abiding gun owners in our great nation and I vow to ďŹ ght any legislation that would take away law-abiding gun ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; right to bear arms.â&#x20AC;? William Lewis, Jr., Greene County deputy coroner and a state constable, plans to campaign by canvassing door to door and putting out signs

and ďŹ&#x201A;yers telling the voters a little about himself and his vision for the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce. Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; duties as a state constable for the past 20 years have been very similar to the duties of sheriff, serving warrants and transporting prisoners to and from the jails and courts. If elected, he would work for better relations between the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce, state and municipal police and the warden at the Greene County prison. He said he would rethink security procedures at the county courthouse, but would prepare for changes that could be made in such a way as to not cost the taxpayers a lot of money. Lewis is a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and received certiďŹ cation as deputy coroner having successfully completed the course conducted by the Pennsylvania attorney generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce at the state police training center in Hershey. He has also had training in dangerous hazmat chemicals, anger management and criminal investigation. Each year Lewis is required to complete 40 hours of continuing education, including training in criminal and civil law, ďŹ rst responder status and ďŹ rearms qualiďŹ cations. He is also briefed and updated on crisis intervention and domestic violence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year I donate hundreds of hours of my time

to help the Drug Task Force by participating in raids and serving papers to try to stop some of the illicit drug activity going on,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I am elected as sheriff, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to continue working closely with the Drug Task Force.â&#x20AC;? Also on the ballot for the spring primary will be the ofďŹ ces of Greene County coroner and magisterial district judge for District 13-3-03. Only the incumbents have ďŹ led nomination petitions for both of these ofďŹ ces. Greg Rohanna has ďŹ led to seek reelection as Greene County coroner, having served as deputy and chief deputy of the coronerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce beginning in 1983 and as coroner since 1996. The coroner is responsible for investigating deaths of a suspicious or violent nature, determining the cause and manner of death identify the deceased, notifying family and issuing certiďŹ cates of death where death occurs without medical attention or attendance. Lee Watson is seeking reelection to his fourth term as magisterial district judge, a position he has held since 1996. The Magisterial District Judge in District 13-3-03 handles civil and criminal matters arising in Carmichaels Borough, Cumberland Township, Dunkard Township, Greene Township, Greensboro Borough, Monongahela Township and Rices Landing Borough.

Commissioners approve workplace violence policy By Cindy Lee Cumpston, for the Greene County Messenger

WAYNESBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Greene County commissioners on Thursday approved a workplace violence and weapons policy in an effort to provide a safe workplace for all county employees and to reduce the risk of violence. Under the policy, all county employees are prohibited from carrying weapons in the workplace. The policy The top three ďŹ fth-grade vote-recipients from Graysville Elementary School were recently selected for their dioramas depicting a Newbery award-winning book. The also states that the county will not tolerate students are Kylie Simms (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hatchetâ&#x20AC;?), Ben Jackson (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Popperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Penguinsâ&#x20AC;?), retaliation against any and Dalton Forman (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Goldâ&#x20AC;?). The Newbery Award is granted annually by the employee who reports American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workplace violence. literature. Fifteen of the student dioramas were displayed in the window at First Federal Savings and Loan through March 1. The projects were completed under the Any county employee who violates the policy direction of school librarian, Myleen McCollum. will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Tracy Zivkovich, county human resources director, said the policy was drafted internally through the By Amanda Wishner, gotten her masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s de- workout portion broken county safety commitfor the Greene County gree and seen great suc- down with different tee, with input from Messenger cess in her professional songs and dance roucounty department life. However, she is tines,â&#x20AC;? she said. heads, risk manageWith this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relatively new to the Those interested in ment and labor mansnowy conditions and Zumba dance craze. attending the classes agement consultants. frigid temperatures, it â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have only been should keep in mind The county employee is hard to believe that instructing for a few that the Monday, April policy handbook will be spring and summer are months,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I 8 class will meet instead updated to include the right around the corner. have taken numerous on Tuesday, April 9. workplace violence and Beaches and bikinis Zumba classes over the The cost of individual weapons policy. may be the last thing past couple of years and classes is $8 per class. In other business, on anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind, but loved them: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s addicHowever, anyone who the commissioners apnow is the perfect time tive. I have always been plans on attending proved a municipal for residents of Greene into ďŹ tness and decided regularly can register in recycling program County to get ďŹ t and to start instructing to advance at a discounted grant agreement with have fun doing it. help promote health rate of $5 per class, the state Department Beginning this week, and ďŹ tness and have fun resulting in a total cost of Environmental Prothe Greene County De- while doing it.â&#x20AC;? of $90 and a savings of tection in the amount partment of Recreation It is this same con$54. of $250,000. The grant is offering Zumba class- cept of fun that FraAlthough not much will allow the county es three days a week. meli hopes will gain preparation is needed to replace worn-out The morning classes are Zumba many more fans for Zumba classes, Fra- equipment used at the being held every Monthroughout Greene meli has a few suggesGreene Arc recycling day, Wednesday and County, all while offer- tions for her attendees. center. Friday and will meet at ing numerous health â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wear supportive Commissioner Archie the Greene County Fair- beneďŹ ts and maximizďŹ tness shoes and ďŹ tTrader said some of the grounds in Waynesburg ing calorie-burning ness clothing,â&#x20AC;? she trailers used to transon the upper level of the potential. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only a towel and port recyclable ma4-H Building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Participating in an water bottle is needed. terials from township Classes will meet hour of Zumba burns If you want a highcollection centers to the from 8:30 a.m. to at least 400 to 600 calo- energy workout that is Greene Arc center also 9:30 a.m. from March ries,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is fun fun, Zumba is it. Come will be replaced. 11 through April 19 so you forget you are smile, shout, get crazy County Chief Clerk and will be hosted by working out and toning and Zumba.â&#x20AC;? Jeff Marshall said the instructor Melissa Fra- your body from head to For more informaGreene Arc center promeli, a Waynesburg toe.â&#x20AC;? tion or to pre-register vides the manpower for College alumna and According to Frameli, for the class, call the the recycling program, Waynesburg native. the dance ďŹ tness proGreene County Depart- but the equipment is According to the ofďŹ - gram is for people of ment of Recreation at owned by the county. cial Zumba Fitness web- any gender, shape and 724-852-5323. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the equipsite, the program is â&#x20AC;&#x153;an age. All skill levels are The countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dept. ment is 20 years old exhilarating, effective, welcome, and beginners of Recreation also anand it has worn out and easy-to-follow, Latinare encouraged to atnounced that Zumba needs replaced,â&#x20AC;? Marinspired, calorie-burntend these classes and classes are being ofshall said. ing dance ďŹ tness-party try something new to fered in the evening at In another matter, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moving millions get ďŹ t in preparation for the same location as the commissioners acof people toward joy and the upcoming summer well. The classes are be- cepted a proposal from health.â&#x20AC;? months. ing held on Thursdays Pennoni Associates of â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has become the â&#x20AC;&#x153;First timers can from March 14 to April Philadelphia for proworldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest dance expect an hour of danc- 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. The fessional engineering ďŹ tness program,â&#x20AC;? Fram- ing your way to ďŹ tness instructor for the eveservices related to the eli said. to music that is infecning classes is Shastina existing airport perSince graduating from tious and fun, beginning Humble. Call the Dept. mits, the new hangar Waynesburg College with a warm up, ending of Recreation for more project site and the airin 2003, Frameli has with a cool down and a information. port entrance highway

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County offering spring Zumba classes

occupancy permit. In January 2011, the county retained Pennoni Associates for the ďŹ rst phase of the project, which included conceptual design and layout. The proposal accepted at Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting is the second phase of the project, which will include the permit application process. Plans for the project include creating a new entrance to the airport, demolishing older hangars in the western end of the airport, as well as constructing and extending a newer hangar area to the eastern end. Trader said the new entrance is necessary to accommodate the anticipated heavier trafďŹ c ďŹ&#x201A;ow in that area when development is completed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to attach several, at this time unnamed, restaurants once the old hangars are removed,â&#x20AC;? Trader said. The commissioners also approved seven recreation department mini-grants. The grants are presented annually and are earmarked through the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund. The following entities will each receive $3,000 in funding: The Jefferson girls softball ďŹ eld, for dirt, lawn mower services, and equipment; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Ministries in Jefferson Township, for playground equipment; the Harry Enstrom Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, for ďŹ sh stocking; the Waynesburg Sportsman Association in Franklin Township, for sound prooďŹ ng for an indoor range used by two area high schools; the King Coal Softball Association in Cumberland Township, for fencing, concession and improvements; Wana B. Park in Cumberland Township, for ďŹ xing restrooms and concrete repairs of the tennis courts; and Greene Township, for replacement of the ball ďŹ eld storage area and recreation room. In other matters, the commissioners proclaimed March as Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamation offers advocates of developmental disabilities an opportunity to educate the public, policymakers and other system professionals about the challenges that

come with intellectual disabilities. The proclamation also recognizes the thousands of service providers that support people with intellectual disabilities to lead full and productive lives. The commissioners recognized James Anderson of Washington, an Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) program consumer who holds several jobs. The commissioners and IDD staff also presented Anderson with a special certiďŹ cate acknowledging his achievements in the community, including gaining employment and leading an independent life. Participating in the proclamation presentation with Anderson were Stacey Mason, IDD support coordinator; and Deneen Chulick, IDD director. The commissioners also approved a proclamation recognizing World War II veteran Paul Crayne, who celebrated his 100th birthday on March 12. The proclamation will be presented to Crayne at the celebration in his honor at the Waynesburg American Legion from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. In other business, the commissioners: I Approved a proposal for the design, bidding and overseeing the construction phase of the architectural and engineering services for a new food preparation facility at the Greene County Prison with Engineering and Design Services of Somerset. The amount of the proposal is $66,850. I Approved a contract in the amount of $514,470 with Lone Pine Construction for repair work on the Lippencott Covered Bridge. Repair work will be completed on the bridge in such a way as to keep the integrity of the current covered bridge structure. I Approved the renewal agreement with Abra Maintenance in the amount of $2,995 for payroll software. I Accepted the resignation of Toni Ferencak from the Humane Society board of directors, and approved the appointment of Brad Hartman to the same board.


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Man pleads guilty to homicide by vehicle

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Supervisors answer seismic testing questions

she was told that the supervisors gave permission to use the trucks on township roads for CUMBERLAND seismic test purposes as By Messenger staff TWP. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Township supart of the Dogbone 3D pervisors answered North survey to deterWAYNESBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A questions about what mine where oil and gas Wind Ridge man pleaded prior knowledge they deposits are. guilty to homicide by had that seismic testing Donaldson told suvehicle in Greene County was being conducted pervisors during their court Monday and was on township roads, March 4 meeting that sentenced to three years and why they had not McDonald employees of county intermediate provided notice to did not have the proper punishment. residents that it would permits with them, and Travis J. McFadden, occur. said after several hours, 21, of Wind Ridge pleadTerry Donaldson of the only document they ed guilty before county Ceylon Road said on were able to produce Judge Farley ToothFeb. 22, four thumper was a heavy hauling man to one count each trucks, sitting bumper- agreement between of homicide by vehicle to-bumper on the road CGG Veritas of Housand recklessly endanger- outside her home, ton and Cumberland ing another person and caused such severe Township. several trafďŹ c summary vibrations and shakSupervisor Chairman violations. ing that her dining William Groves said According to court room ceiling cracked. on Dec. 3, the township records, vehicles driven Thumper trucks gener- entered into a heavy by McFadden and Keith ate seismic vibrations, hauling agreement with Allen Conrad, 54, of which are used to mea- CGG Veritas for the Morgantown, W.Va., col- sure and locate oil and use of heavy hauling lided on Route 18 near natural gas deposits. equipment on 45 miles Route 3007 in Jackson When Donaldson of township roads, with Township on June 6 at talked to employees of the standard bonding 6:30 a.m. State police McDonald Land Service to ensure any damage said the crash occurred of Washington, Okla., to the roads would be as McFadden was traveling east when he lost control and drove off of the road; he then attempted to steer back onto the road and crossed into the westbound lane, striking Conrad head-on. Police said McFadden was not injured, and both drivers were wearing seat belts. Mon View Park in ďŹ rst-, second- and thirdConrad was proGreensboro will be the place winners in ďŹ ve nounced dead at the site of an Easter egg different age categories. scene by Greene County hunt and other EasterAt 1:30 p.m., the Easter Coroner Deputy Bill related activities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; inegg hunt will begin in Lewis Jr. cluding a visit from the the park, and from 2 to The charges of hoEaster Bunny â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Satur4 p.m., the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roller micide by vehicle and day, March 16. rink will host a special recklessly endangering Admission for the Easter skate. were ďŹ led in September dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events is $7 per Spring skating hours against McFadden folchild. Adult admission at Mon View are 7 to lowing an inquest by the is free when accompa10 p.m. Fridays and Satcounty coroner, accordnying a child. urdays. Regular admising to court records. Sponsored by Milliken sion is $5 for all skaters, After hearing evidence & Throckmorton Fuwhether renting skates at the inquest, the coroneral Home, the Greene or bringing their own, nerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jury recommended County commissioners and $5 for non-skaters. to the county district and the Greene County The Department of attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce that the Department of RecreRecreation will host charges be ďŹ led against ation, the event begins several more â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skate & McFadden because it at 1 p.m. with an Easter Danceâ&#x20AC;? events on Friwas believed that Mcbasket decorating condays throughout the rest Fadden caused Conradâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s test. Baskets should be of the spring season at death through criminal decorated ahead of time Mon View. The dates conduct. and ready to be judged. are March 15 and 29, Police determined During the contest, April 12 and 26 and May through their investigafrom 1 to 1:30 p.m., ma- 3. The skate will run tion that McFadden was gician R. Chad Davis of from 7 to 9 p.m., and the traveling at a speed of 75 Fairmont, W.Va., will dance will be held from mph in a 55 mph zone at perform. At 1:30 p.m., 9 to 11 p.m. Admission the time of the crash. Easter basket judging is $8. The charges were ofďŹ - will begin, and prizes Mon View is availcially ďŹ led by the district will be awarded for able to rent for private attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce on Oct. 9. Following his plea, McFadden was ordered to serve 90 days of incarceration, nine months of house arrest and two years probation. By Cindy Lee Cumpston, for the Greene County Messenger

repaired. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just signed a heavy hauling agreement,â&#x20AC;? Groves said. On March 4, when Rod White of McDonald Land Service was contacted at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Uniontown ofďŹ ce regarding permits, he forwarded the inquiry to ofďŹ cials at Chevron U.S.A. Inc. of Houston. Chevron representative Nate Calvert said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;McDonald Land Service has just started the Dogbone 3 North survey seismic project in Greene County utilizing vibroseis vehicles (also known as thumper trucks) on state and township roads.â&#x20AC;? The Dogbone 3 North survey is to help the drilling company understand the makeup of the various layers of materials deep underground, and to help determine the best place to drill for gas or oil. Calvert said he would conďŹ rm that

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parties at a rate of $120 for two hours. The price covers admission and skate rental for 20 people. A fee of $3 per additional person will be charged. For more information, call Mon View Roller Rink at 724-943-3440, or the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

all applicable permits had been properly executed. Supervisor William Nicholson agreed with Groves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All we signed was a heavy hauling agreement for the roads,â&#x20AC;? Nicholson said. Groves said a couple of years ago there was seismic testing conducted in the township, and that occurred without any issues, so â&#x20AC;&#x153;we did not anticipate these kinds of problems this time.â&#x20AC;? He said he had received ďŹ ve other complaints about the recent testing, although there had been no reports of serious damage. Michal Zimmerman, also a representative of Chevron, said damages to private property would be considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;on a case by case basisâ&#x20AC;?. In other business: I Supervisors were given a courtesy notice by Angie Visnesky of

Nemacolin Inc. that the Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Department will be sounding the ďŹ re whistle every night at 10 p.m. as a reminder to all persons under the age of 18 that, in accordance with the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curfew ordinance, they must be off the streets. I Supervisors granted a request from Rices Landing Borough to provide police ofďŹ cers for Riverfest June 7 and 8, pending review by the solicitor. I Agreed to advertise the new subdivision and land use ordinance. Groves explained currently the county planning commission governs subdivision and land use, but when the new ordinance is adopted, the township will be directly overseeing land use development. I Appointed Vincent Colurosso and David Hillsman to the planning commission.

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University to hold final Chamber Works of semester

The Waynesburg Uni- presented by the Chamversity Music Program ber Works small ensemwill offer its ďŹ nal Cham- bles. These ensembles ber Works Concert of include: woodwinds, the semester Thursday, brass, percussion, piaMarch 21, at noon. no/strings, jazz combo, The Waynesburg Area The event will be held vocal jazz, beauty shop Chamber of Commerce in the Marsh Center in & barber shop quartets is now accepting appliRoberts Chapel. Admis- and members of the cations from graduating sion is free and the pub- Lamplighters Choir. seniors for the 23rd anlic is cordially invited to The concert is exnual Chamber of Comattend. pected to last an hour. merce Scholarship they This noontime event Refreshments will be will award this May. from the Waynesburg served for these delightThe scholarship proUniversity Music ful presentations. gram is open to any Program offers a vaFor more information, Greene County student riety of musical styles call 724-852-3420. who will be a graduating senior in 2013. The Chamber urges all high school seniors who have been accepted to a college or techniÂ&#x2021;.HHS$VVHWV cal school as an incom2 LOCAL STAFFED OFFICES Not A Satellite Pittsburgh Office ing freshman this fall Â&#x2021;(OLPLQDWH'HEW and have maintained Â&#x2021;6DYH+RPH &DU UNIONTOWN a cumulative grade Â&#x2021;6WRS8WLOLW\6KXWRIIV 724-439-9200 point average of 3.0 Â&#x2021;6WRS/DZVXLWV Mill Street Square - Uniontown or better while in high school to apply for this &KHFN:LWK8V%HIRUH MON VALLEY Borrowing More Money scholarship. 724-632-3383 Joining A Debt Management Plan National Pike West - Centerville Applicants will be required to write an essay and furnish a listing Experienced In Hundreds Of Cases of their school activities and local community involvement. ApplicaCHARLES DANIEL tions are available to be ZEBLEY WHITE printed directly from the Chamber website at www.waynesburgchamber.com. Completed applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 15. The winner will be announced in early Welcomes its new associate, May and the Scholarship Award presented at Ohio Northern University School of Law, J.D. the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s monthly General Membership Saint Vincent College, B.A. Luncheon on May 22. Call today for a FREE Consultation For more information, contact the Chamber ofwww.goodwinlegal.com Two convenient locations: Uniontown 724.438.1616t$BSNJDIBFMT724.966.9090 ďŹ ce at 724-627-5926.

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Grant helps to make Greene County â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mike Krancer, secretary of the DEP, in a press release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These grants further that The Department of Encause, and DEP is proud to vironmental Protection aninvest in local programs that nounced recently that Greene help the awardees strengthen County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; along with 130 other their recycling programs.â&#x20AC;? Pa. counties â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was awarded While nearby cities and bora recycling grant to develop oughs, like Washington and and implement more effective Canonsburg, offer residents recycling programs. curbside recycling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; recyâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Recycling plays a key clables are picked up on trash role in improving Pennsylva- day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Greene County offers no niaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy and protectcounty-sponsored recycling ing its government,â&#x20AC;? said programs. By Katherine Mansfield, for the Greene County Messenger

Instead, those eager to recycle may take their paper products, cans, glass and plastic to the county recycling building in Ruff Creek for proper disposal. Recycling containers are also located throughout the county. The Greene Arc Recycling Center along Ruff Creek Road is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Greene Arc is Greene Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current recycling

sponsor; Greene Arc is a nonproďŹ t organization dedicated to providing various community services to Greene and surrounding counties. The government grant of $250,000 will allow Greene County to, hopefully, implement a more widespread and effective recycling program. DEP-approved projects for the grant money include operating compost facilities, creating curbside recycling programs, developing

educational materials for residents and expanding recycling processing facilities. Since the passage of the Pennsylvania Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act in 1988, the state has awarded 53 rounds of grants for state recycling. The act, also known as Act 101, mandates that all counties with over 10,000 residents, or between 5,000 and 10,000 people with a 300-person density, recycle.

Area resident named to Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List at Virginia Tech Jacob D. Salai of Wind Ridge was named to the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List at Virginia Tech for the fall 2012 semester. To qualify for the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F

Rachel Miller (pictured on left) and Norma Kline, members of the Town and Country Garden Club, stand beside the array of English bone china tea cups from Klineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tea cup collection. The tea cups were used by the club members to make their own cup of tea during the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s February meeting.

Garden Club holds Feb. meeting Rachel Miller, a member of the Town and Country Garden Club, presented the program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Herbal Teasâ&#x20AC;? during the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s February meeting. Miller and Norma Kline, another club member, presented an array of English bone china tea cups from Klineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tea cup collection during the program. The tea cups were used by the club members to make their own cup of tea. Miller displayed and discussed a variety of herbal teas. She presented the history of tea and its modern uses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for enjoyment and for

medicinal purposes. For centuries, Asian and Oriental cultures have used herbal teas for their healing properties. She cited current scientiďŹ c studies that substantiate the medicinal value of tea, such as chamomile for calming and peppermint as a digestive aid. Members chose from an array of loose tea, such as chai, chamomile, cinnamon, dandelion, elderberry, ginger, lemon grass, peppermint, rosehips, and rosemary. Fruit teas were also available â&#x20AC;&#x201C; apple, blueberry, cherry, lemon, orange, peach, pomegranate, raspberry and strawberry.

Miller encouraged members to grow herbs not only for their beauty but harvesting for making tea and for medicinal purposes, such as echinacea, which is the beautiful coneďŹ&#x201A;ower, E. purpurea, highly acclaimed for its healthful properties. Miller has been an herbalist for 17 years and grows organic plants at her home and business, Autumnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boutique, in Mather. Among her other plants are herbs for skin care â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lavender, aloe, calendula, and yarrow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; using their beneďŹ cial properties for soap, lotions, balms and salves.

DCNR accepting applications for cost share assistance The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, is currently accepting applications for cost share assistance through the Rural Community Fire Protection Program. The intent of this program is to provide technical and ďŹ nancial assistance to eligible volunteer ďŹ re companies. To be eligible, a ďŹ re company must be located in an area dominated by farms, crop lands, and woodlands. The area protected must be under 10,000 population and the area must be classiďŹ ed as having non-existent or inadequate ďŹ re protection. The grant received through this program must be used for training, ďŹ re prevention or

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Sports

Section B

Greene County’s News Source

greene county mesSenger • March 15—21, 2013

Kalsey reaches new heights Finishes 3rd in D-III indoor championships to earn AllAmerica status By Jim Downey, for the Greene County Messenger

Marissa Kalsey picked the right competition to have the best vault of her career, clearing 3.95 meters (1211½) on Friday, March 8, to finish third at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. The trip to new heights Kalsey and AllAmerica status was not an easy one for the Westminster freshman and Waynesburg Central graduate. Kalsey needed three vaults to clear 11-3, the opening height. “I was very worried. I was tired that day. My steps were off every time,” said Kalsey of the competition hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Ill. “I missed the first two, but made my third one. “I would’ve been so disappointed if I came here and no-heighted.” Kalsey continued, noting, “I only made two heights on the first vault.” Kalsey needed only one vault to clear both 11-9 and 12-3, but missed her first attempt at 12-7½ and 12-11½.

Westminster freshman Marissa Kalsey sprints down the runway in the women’s pole vault competitition at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday, March 8. The Waynesburg Central graduate finished third to earn All-America status.

MIT’s Lauren Kuntz also cleared 12-11½, but finished second with fewer misses. Ramapo’s Michelle Favre won with a top vault of 13-3½. Kalsey missed all three attempts at 13-1. “I switched to a 14-foot pole, and bailed out (on the first two vaults),” explained Kalsey. “I went back to the 45, and thought I had it. I brushed (the bar) on the way

down. It teetered, then fell on me.” Bradi Rhoades, Westminster’s vault and high jump coach, and a fellow Waynesburg Central graduate, said Kalsey already topped the goal he had set for her at the end of outdoor season. “The higher you jump, the more confidence you build. That’s the height we were looking for by the end of the outdoor season. She has a lot

of room for improvement,” said Rhoades. “Once you get to a level, it’s behind you and you go from there.” Not only do Rhoades, who vaulted at Slippery Rock and is a seventh-grade math teach in the Wilmington Area School District, and Kalsey share an alma mater, they also share the coaching expertise of Butch Brunell. “Coach Brunell changed

my life as a person,” praised Rhoades. “Marissa and I have the same school of thought. He gave us the basic skills and how to build on them.” Rhoades also knows what it’s like to see his athlete compete on the big stage. “It’s much more difficult. It’s harder to coach,” said Rhoades. “Now that I Please see Kalsey, Page B2

Sonneborn making her mark in the Big Easy Madness caps busy month of March By Jim Downey, for the Greene County Messenger

Around this time a year ago, Mikayla Sonneborn was preparing for her senior year of track at West Greene High School. Fast forward 12 months and the former Pioneer standout is well into her freshman season at Tulane University in New Orleans. Sonneborn is in her third season — outdoor track & field — of her inaugural collegiate season for the Green Wave after running cross country in the fall and the recently-completed indoor track season. “It’s been good, challenging,” Sonneborn said of her freshman year of collegiate competition. Training in a southern city that is just a few feet above, if that, sea level is a big change from the rolling hills of Greene County. “The biggest thing is the humidity. Even when it’s cold, it seems like it makes (the humidity) worse,” said Sonneborn. “It seems like the 6K (cross country) courses are a lot flatter (than around her home). The Conference USA meet was in Alabama and it was fairly hilly. “There are no hills. We have to travel to run on a bridge that’s the only hill.” Sonneborn ran in six cross country events last fall. Her best 5K result came at the right time of the season with a 19:17.40 in the Conference USA Championships on Oct. 27, 2012, where she finished 58th overall. She ran in three other

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he showed tremendous heart. Anthony lost early in the day at regionals, but was able to bounce back and put together some solid matches down the stretch.” Besides having a strong postseason, the Yellow Jackets’ regular season was steady with a 9-9 overall record this season and a 2-0 mark in the PAC for the fourth time in five years. Waynesburg also won the PAC title in mid-February, edging out defending champion Thiel College, 106-86. Alex Crown made school history on the night, becoming a four-time PAC champion at 133 pounds and placing his name on the list of successful grapplers in Waynesburg University’s alltime history. At the Midwest

Oh, how March is my favorite month of the year. I’m not saying that because my birthday is in this month (the 22nd, by the way, if you’re wondering, hint, hint, hint). March is a sports’ fan dream because there is so much going on. Spring training is in full swing for major league baseball and Adam Brewer there’s so much excitement for the World Baseball Classic. (OK, I might be exaggerating a bit.) Even though it’s the offseason, the NFL is active with free agency and preparation for the draft. The NHL season is at its halfway point and trade rumors are swirling. Sorry, Penguins fans, I don’t think Columbus defensive men Jack Johnson is going to be dealt, but I did hear the Pens have a deal for Tim O’Leary in the works (and if you don’t get that joke then you need to watch Anchorman again or at least go to YouTube). And if we are talking about sporting events in March, of course we have to talk about March Madness. Last year, I nailed my Final Four predictions with Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio State and Louisville. I even got the championship game right with Kentucky and Kansas (but we don’t have to talk about who I picked to win, thanks a lot, Wildcats!). Everyone has that one memory of a game or a

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Tulane University freshman Mikayla Sonneborn emerges from the water jump during the 2,000-meter steeplechase at the Tulane Team Challenge on March 2. The West Greene graduate won the event in 9:28.04.

Jacket wrestlers to cap season at D-III championships By Adam Brewer, for the Greene we were at our best in the County Messenger PACs and regionals.”

The 2012-13 season for the Waynesburg University wrestling team has been a memorable one with a solid overall team season, plus several individual accomplishments and record-breaking performances. Fifth-year head coach Ron Headlee was pleased with the progress of the team and is eagerly awaiting the continued growth of the program. “We have really persevered this season,” Headlee said. “We had a strong schedule and withstood a lot of injuries to some of our key guys. At first we were a little timid this year, but once they believed they could compete at this level, it was a different team. We definitely got better as the season went along and

“Sam defeated the top seed at regionals and that was After not sending a wreshuge for his confidence,” tler to the NCAA Division Headlee said. “He had that III National Championship drive to succeed that day. He last season for the first time was able to get on top of a lot in Headlee’s coaching stint of his opponents and control at Waynesburg, the Yellow the matches.” Jackets are sending three Guidi is 26-9 this year and grapplers to this weekend’s will look to continue his winnational meet at Cedar Rapning streak and bring home a ids, Iowa. national championship. Sophomore Sam Guidi, Both Lohr (149 pounds) junior Luke Lohr and junior and Bonaventura (174 Anthony Bonaventura will pounds) took home thirdrepresent Waynesburg in place finishes at the regionthe D-III tourney. The three als and will head into Cedar national qualifiers tied a Rapids with momentum. school record for the Yellow Lohr is 12-3 on the season, Jackets. while Bonaventura is 27-12. Guidi won the 165-pound “Luke was injured most title at the Midwest Regionof the year and he had to als on March 2. Guidi, seeded battle back late,” Headlee eighth, was the lone Presisaid. “He had just about four dent’s Athletic Conference weeks to prepare for the wrestler to win an individual PACs. We told him that he title at regionals. was capable of placing and


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Rohanna earns first check as pro golfer OSU, Waynesburg graduate on Symetra Tour

of 7-over 79. She rebounded in the second round with a 1-under 71 to earn a spot in the ďŹ nal round. Rohanna closed with a 4-over 76. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was happy to make the cut for the ďŹ rst time,â&#x20AC;? said By Jim Downey, for the Greene Rohanna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had taken time County Messenger off over the winter months. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting too much. Rachel Rohannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wait Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why I did so well.â&#x20AC;? of a lifetime ďŹ nally hapRohanna dealt with some pened in February when the physical issues through 2012, Waynesburg Central gradu- but was feeling good as she ate ďŹ nished in the money in a prepared for her ďŹ rst tournaprofessional golf event. ment of pro career, until she Rohanna, who graduated was involved in an automofrom Ohio State last Decem- bile accident two days before ber, earned $421 by ďŹ nishing the tournament. 50th in the ďŹ eld of 71 golfers â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were in stop-and-go with a three-round total of trafďŹ c, and we got rear10-over 226 at the Mesa.com ended. We saw it coming, so Gateway Classic at Longbow we were able to brace for it,â&#x20AC;? Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. explained Rohanna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had Though she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t receive learned some new things that a big cardboard check for helped my body (speciďŹ cally, his winnings, ala Happy her upper back and neck). Gilmore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was sore and had some â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad asked me where numbness down my arm. I the check was,â&#x20AC;? chuckled took ibuprofen and topical Rohanna. anti-inďŹ&#x201A;ammatories. It was Rohanna had a rough start mentally tough.â&#x20AC;? with an opening round score Rohannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey began

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5K races as her times steadily decreased: 20:12.52 at the Screaminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eagle 5K Festival on Sept. 22, placing 10th overall; 20:11.0 at the Disney Classic on Oct. 6, ďŹ nishing 26th, and 19:44.71 in the Crimson Classic on Oct. 13. Sonneborn ran in two 6K races with her best time 23:25.38 coming at the end of the season in the NCAA South Central Regional on Nov. 10, 2012, ďŹ nishing 79th overall. She opened the season with a 6K run on Sept. 15 in the Azalea City Classic, ďŹ nishing 24th overall in a time of 24:01.09. She participated in three indoor meets, all in the mile. Her best time was on Feb. 23 in the conference

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Regionals, Crown solidiďŹ ed his name in the Yellow Jacketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; history books with his schoolrecord 110th career victory. The Carlisle native ďŹ nished off his sensational career with the Yellow Jackets with a career record of 11027 and went 27-8 in his ďŹ nal year in the Orange & Black.

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player that deďŹ nes why we love the pure emotions of March Madness. Personally, I will always remember WVUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sean Butler blowing out his knee in the Final Four matchup with Duke. Butler carried that team as the lone senior on the squad all season and to see the emotional exchange between the usually-stoic coach Bob Huggins and the injured Butler will be something that will stick with me forever. So, now, I would like to give you three quick pointers on ďŹ lling out your brackets this year. 1.) Go With Your Gut â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Whatever you

Kalsey Continued from B1

see what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (the national championships) like, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different mentality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We both get to enjoy it at the end.â&#x20AC;? Kalsey has been bothered by a quad injury, the same injury that she dealt with during her ďŹ nal season at Waynesburg.

late last year when she made it to the second stage of LPGA Q-School. The process for the Symetra Tour (formerly the Futures Tour) wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too complicated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sent an email and claimed status. I went through Q-School, so I had Symetra Tour status,â&#x20AC;? said Rohanna. A quick check of the money lists shows golfers with a lot of zeroes beside their names, but getting to that point also involves a big investment, as Rohanna is ďŹ nding out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It costs $500 per (Symetra) event,â&#x20AC;? explained Rohanna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It probably costs around $2,500 per week (with fees, lodging, caddy fees, food, travel, etc.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we were in Arizona, we had family and friends, so that helped with accommodations. Caddies can range from volunteers up to $1,000. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually $100-300 plus a percentage of the winnings.â&#x20AC;? Rohanna is staying close

to home, literally, to manage her business affairs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom is helping me out as business manager,â&#x20AC;? said Rohanna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still in the process of getting sponsors. (The business end) is a lot of fun. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any written contracts and no time frame with sponsors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working with Calloway my whole life. They help with my club ďŹ tting and provide gloves and golf balls.â&#x20AC;? The next Symetra Tour date is the Natural Charity Classic in Florida on March 22-24. The tour dates become weekly events with the move east and the calendar movimg intro spring. Factored into that busy Symetra Tour schedule will be select Monday qualiďŹ ers for LPGA events and another shot to qualify for the U.S. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open, which she played in 2011. Rohanna missed qualifying last year by one stroke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the Open. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go. Butler

championship, ďŹ nishing 17th with a time of 5:11.64. On Feb. 15, she ďŹ nished eighth with a time of 5:19.60 in the LSU Twilight and placed 26th in the UAB Blazer Invitational on Jan. 11 with a time of 5:33.11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy with the way the indoor season ended with a 5:11 mile. My fastest time in high school was 5:14. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking at the outdoor season right where I want to be,â&#x20AC;? explained Sonneborn. Sonneborn will change direction in the outdoor season as the Green Waveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entrant in the 2,000-meter steeplechase. The outdoor season is off to a rousing start with a pair of ďŹ rst-place ďŹ nishes in as many meets. She opened the outdoor season at home on March 2 in the Tulane Team Challenge, ďŹ nishing ďŹ rst in the

steeplechase with a time of 9:28.04. The steeplechase is relatively new for women, making its ďŹ rst international appearance at the 2005 World Championships. The 400-meter course has four hurdles that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move and one water jump. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do hurdle them,â&#x20AC;? Sonneborn said of her approach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to fall in the water pit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the only one right now. It was a good ďŹ t for me.â&#x20AC;? Sonnebornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second top ďŹ nish in the young outdoor season came last weekend at the Bob Hayes Cowboy Relays at McNeese State. She completed the 3K course in 10:36.67 for the victory. The week before at the Tulane Team Challenge she actually tied teammate Aimee Arceneaux in 11.18.62, but was barely edged at the tape,

pushing her back into second with an ofďŹ cial time of 11:18.63. Her early outdoor season goal was to make the travel team to the Stanford Invitational on March 29-30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of my goals was to perform well enough to get on the trip to California,â&#x20AC;? said Sonneborn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And, I just found out Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going.â&#x20AC;? Sonneborn has also adjusted to the classroom responsibilities of a student-athlete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot harder than high school, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going well,â&#x20AC;? said the business marketing major. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My GPA is good enough I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need the tutor hours. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been invited to the honors program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was harder in the ďŹ rst semester, getting up at 6 a.m. for the workouts and then classes. We practice in the afternoons in the spring semester.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was disappointed with the way his career ended, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take anything away from his brilliant career here,â&#x20AC;? Headlee said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was an AllAmerican, a four-time conference champion and is the total wins leader. He has nothing to be ashamed of. The way he handled the pressure from year to year really stood out. He moved up a weight class this year, which is always hard to do.â&#x20AC;? Along with Crown, Lohr, Bonaventura and

senior 184-pounder Cody Catalina won individual titles at the PACs. Bonaventura was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the event, while Headlee garnered the Coach of the Year Award at the PAC Championships. Other notable performers in the PAC Championships were Guidi, freshmen Gordan Bieber (125), sophomore Jake Vitolo (141), junior Sam Lombardo (157), sophomore

Patrick Jennings (197) and senior Marty Kisla (285). As a team this year, the Yellow Jackets placed fourth out of 17 teams in the Washington & Jefferson Invitational, seventh out of 62 teams in the Ohio Northern Invitational, ďŹ fth out of 33 teams in the Waynesburg Invitational, ďŹ rst out of 10 teams in the College of Mt. St. Vincent Tournament and second out of eight teams in the John Summa Memorial Tournament.

do, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ ll out your bracket on the night of selection Sunday or ďŹ ll it out on Thursday morning before second-round action. You have to ďŹ ll it out somewhere in between. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to trust your gut and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make changes every hour. Go with your instincts! 2.) Stick With Your Upsets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sure it feels good to pick an upset in the round of 64 and have that 12 or 13-seed advanced to the next round, but the key is not to jump off the bandwagon so fast. Stick it out with your Cinderella and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to pencil them into the Sweet 16. 3.) Take it One Game at a Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yes I know its clichĂŠ, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the truth with ďŹ lling out a bracket. Never try to reverse-engineer a bracket by ďŹ lling

out the champion ďŹ rst and working your way backward (This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the movie Memento). Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look ahead to the next match-up. And since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m writing this a couple of days away from selection Sunday, here are some of my picks for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament. 1.) Go Big or Go Big 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Big 10 Conference has been full of superb teams and in the tourney these teams should continue their strong play. Depending on how the brackets are announced, you have to have at least two teams in the Final Four from the Big 10, with Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State being strong contenders for the NCAA title. 2.) Upset Specials? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belmont won its conference tournament

last weekend and have been in the dance the last couple of years. I think this is the year to maybe make a run at the Sweet 16 or Elite Eight. Other potential bracket busters are New Mexico, VCU, Saint Louis, Oklahoma State and Middle Tennessee State. 3.) How Will Pitt Do? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Well, I always get caught up on being a homer and picking the local teams to advance, but I strongly believe that the Panthers have a chance of at least making it to the Sweet 16. There are really no expectations this year for Pitt and they have been using a 10-man rotation most of the year and I think that type of style will beneďŹ t the Panthers. Adam Brewer covers sports for the Greene County Messenger.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The quad injury came back, but the past couple of meets Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been healthy,â&#x20AC;? said Kalsey, an early education major. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working a lot on heavier poles and have been lifting.â&#x20AC;? Kalsey seems to be in line with her coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlook for the outdoor season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was surprised at what I did. It was pretty early to PR. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect it,â&#x20AC;? said Kalsey, whose previous

outdoor best was 12-6 last spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see the outdoor season as a continuation. I like the outdoor season better, just cause I had it every year in high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to peak at the end of outdoor season. The indoor is a base to push into outdoor.â&#x20AC;? Though a half-inch is just a ďŹ nger pinch, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the difference Kalsey needs to cover to reach a magical height. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thirteen feet is a

crucial height for me. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hard height, but once I get that ...,â&#x20AC;? said Kalsey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having the right jump at the right time. I do want to get it early.â&#x20AC;? Kalsey is pleased with her decision to attend Westminster and glad to have her parents along for the trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents are so supportive. The ďŹ&#x201A;ew to Chicago to see me vault,â&#x20AC;? said Kalsey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so glad I came to Westminster.â&#x20AC;?

Country Club has a qualiďŹ er (on May 13), but I love playing at Broadmoor (the site of the 2011 Open in Colorado Springs, Colo.),â&#x20AC;? Rohanna said of the May 29 qualiďŹ er date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For sure, the U.S. Open is my priority.â&#x20AC;? The 2013 Open will be at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., on June 27-30. As though she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough on her plate, Rohanna will marry Ethan Virgili on July 6. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got lucky. We were given the date for the reception and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two weeks after the Open and there is no Symetra Tour that week,â&#x20AC;? said Rohanna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It worked out perfect.â&#x20AC;? The ultimate goal, of course, is a spot on the LPGA Tour and Rohanna believes it is reachable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think I can win events. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played most of these girls my whole life,â&#x20AC;? said Rohanna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If not, I will go back to Q-School (qualifying school) in October and November.â&#x20AC;?

Sports briefs Lubich honored Slippery Rock University placed eight athletes on the USTFCCCA Atlantic Region All-Region team, and a Jefferson-Morgan graduate was one of the honored. Hans Lubich, a junior, was honored for his performance in the PSAC Indoor Championships where he ďŹ nished third in the heptathlon with 4,603 points. His point total just topped the NCAA provisional standard of 4,600 points. Fellow heptathlete Derick Fielder was also named to the team. Fielder won the conference title with 4,902 points, the highest point

total in the region during the indoor season.

Softball registration Waynesburg girls softball association will hold registration from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Waynesburg Central High School cafeteria. Ages are 4 through 16 as of January 1. Any questions, call Chad Coss at 724-833-7664. HTE class set Mt. Morris Sportsman Club will host a Hunter/Trapper Education class from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Class limit is 45 and the contact person is Brandon Bonin at 724-238-9523.

Greene County Church Dartball League Standings 1. Glad Tidings Assembly Of God 55-8 2. Bible Baptist #1 53-10 3. Washington Street Methodist 42-18 4. Waynesburg Nazarene 40-23 5. Pine Bank Methodist 37-23 6. Bible Baptist #2 40-26 7. Fairall Methodist 37-26 8. Hewitt Presbyterian 33-30 9. Family Faith Ministries 31-32 10. Crabapple Community 29-34 11. Oak View Methodist #1 27-36 12. Waynesburg Methodist 25-38 13. Jefferson Methodist 25-38 14. Oak View Methodist #2 24-39 15. Spraggs Methodist 24-39 16. WWJD Christian Center 22-41 17. Jefferson Baptist 21-42 18. Carmichaels Free Methodist 18-45 19. Carmichaels Methodist 14-49 Week 24 Results Hewitt Presbyterian 2, Crabapple Community 1 (Week 19 make-up); Bible Baptist #1 3, Carmichaels Methodist 0; Glad Tidings Assembly Of God 2, Crabapple Community 1; Family Faith Ministries 2, Oak View Methodist #1 1; Waynesburg Nazarene 2, Jefferson Baptist 1; Bible Baptist #2 3, Spraggs Methodist 0; Pine Bank Methodist 3, Oak View Methodist #2 0; Hewitt Presbyterian 2, Waynesburg Methodist 1; Washington Street Methodist 3, Fairall Methodist 0; Carmichaels Free Methodist 2, WWJD Christian Center 1; Jefferson Methodist (bye). Week 25 Schedule Jefferson Baptist at Carmichaels Methodist, Jefferson Methodist at Fairall Methodist, Bible Baptist #1 at Glad Tidings Assembly Of God, Family Faith Ministries at Hewitt Presbyterian, Carmichaels Free Methodist at Oak View Methodist #1, Crabapple Community at Oak View Methodist #2, Waynesburg Methodist at Pine Bank Methodist, WWJD Christian Center at Spraggs Methodist, Washington Street Methodist at Waynesburg Nazarene, Bible Baptist #2 (bye). Post-Season Managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Family Faith Ministries in Carmichaels. For more information, email gcdartball@yahoo.com.


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Teen Dating Violence program presented By Cindy Lee Cumpston, for the Greene County Messenger

WAYNESBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In observance of February being National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania presented a teen violence dating awareness program to students in the health classes at West Greene High School on Feb. 14 and 15. Teen dating violence is abusive behavior intended to control, dominate and isolate another person. One national study found that one in 11 students reported being physically hurt by their dating partner and up to 96 percent of teens experience emotional abuse in their dating relationships. As part of the program, students signed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dating Violence Pledgeâ&#x20AC;? saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Believe that Love Shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Hurt.â&#x20AC;? The pledge states that students pledge to: I always treat their girlfriend or boyfriend with respect; I not be controlling or manipulative in their relationship; I accept responsibility for their actions; and I never hurt their girlfriend or boyfriend physically, verbally, or emotionally. According to the National

Students Lauren Mason and Wyatt Bowman sign a Dating Violence Pledge as part of a teen violence dating awareness program presented recently at West Greene High School by Cheryl McCready, satellite ofďŹ ce coordinator for Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives and rated it the leading cause of injury to women, even greater than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Men, however, are not always the perpetrators. Some statics show in as high as 40 percent of domestic violence cases men are the victims. Cheryl McCready, satellite ofďŹ ce coordinator for

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA, who presented the program at West Greene High School, said the program is available during the eighth or ninth grade in all ďŹ ve school districts in Greene County. In addition to the Teen Dating Violence program, the education and training department of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA offers a variety of prevention programs focusing on educating youth.

L E G A L N O T IC E S NOTICE Pursuant to the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act and Clean Streams Law, notice is hereby given that CORESCO, LLC; 308 Dents Run Road, Morgantown, WV 26501 has made application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for a Stage 3 Bond Release on surface coal mine permit 30010102. The PA Department of Environmental Protection currently holds bond in the amount of $57,500.00 for this permit. Coresco, LLC requests release of the $57,500.00 bond upon approval of the Stage 3 release. Permit 30010102 was issued originally on 05/01/02, and expires on 05/01/12. The current permitted area is 114.4 acres, of the permitted area 8 acres is undisturbed, and 1.0 acres is roadway and .40 acres is Pond # 2 which are to be left at the request of the landowners, and 105 acres which is reclaimed and revegetated in accordance with the approved reclamation plan. The date of last augmented seeding was April 20, 2006. There are no post-mining pollutional discharges which require chemical treatment. The receiving stream for the permit area is Unnamed tributaries of Dunkard Creek of the Monongahela River. The operation is located in Dunkard Township, Greene County and is known as the Gapen Mine. The permit area is situated approximately one-half mile west of Bobtown, PA at longitude 79° 59â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 43", latitude 39° 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 53". The Masontown, PA and Garards Fort, PA, U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute topographic maps contain the area described. A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the Greene County Conservation District, Fort Jackson Building, 19 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 and the Greensburg District Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 8205 Route 819, Greensburg, PA 15601. Written comments, objections, or a request for public hearing or informal conference may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Greensburg District Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 8205 Route 819, Greensburg, PA 15601 within 30 days following the final advertisement and must include the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, address, telephone number, and a brief statement as to the nature of the objection(s). NOTICE Pursuant to the PENNSYLVANIA CLEAN STREAMS LAW, the PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Rules AND regulations, the SURFACE MINING CONSERVATION and RECLAMATION ACT, and the BITUMINOUS MINE SUBSIDENCE AND LAND CONSERVATION ACT as amended, notice is hereby given that Dana Mining Company of Pennsylvania LLC, has made application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for a revision to include one stream variance area to an inprocess new underground coal mining activity permit application for the Garards Fort Mine, CMAP# 30101302 and its related NPDES permit. Dana Mining Company of Pennsylvania LLC requests one (1) stream variance area in Greene Township, Greene County, to construct the portal, portal access road, and erosion and sedimentation controls within 100 feet of an unnamed tributary to Whiteley Creek, UTWC-13. UTWC-13 meets Whiteley Creek at a point approximately 210 feet downstream of where Creek Road (T411) crosses over Whiteley Creek. The following activity will be conducted in the variance area: Construction of a portal, portal access/haul road and erosion and sedimentation controls situated at a point beginning where UTWC-13 flows into Whiteley Creek and continuing approximately 680 feet upstream on UTWC-13. The proposed area can be found on the Masontown, PA U.S.G.S., 7.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; series topographical map. A copy of the application is available for public inspection and copying for a fee, by appointment, at the Greene County Recorder of Deeds Office, 93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Written comments, objections, or a request for a public hearing or informal conference may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, California District Office of the Department of Environmental Protection, 25 Technology Drive, California Technology Park, Coal Center, PA 15423, no later than 20 days following the final (2nd) publication of this notice and must include the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, address, telephone number, and a brief statement as to the nature of the objection (s).

Other anti-violence programs include Hands Are Not for Hitting and Good Choices. McCready said many children witness domestic violence in their everyday lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They know mom and dad love each other, so they assume hitting is normal and acceptable,â&#x20AC;? McCready said. A number of studies show that individuals who are violent in their adult years witnessed violent behavior in their homes as children. Men who witnessed their parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; domestic violence when they were children were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents. The violence awareness programs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hands Are Not for Hitting, which is presented in the ďŹ rst and second grades, and Good Choices, which is presented in the fourth grade â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are programs that address violent behavior that some children witness and learn in homes that have domestic violence. Many of the children who witness domestic violence start modeling this behavior through bullying. These programs teach it is not okay to bully or be bullied and share a powerful message about different options and choices

L E G A L N O T IC E S NOTICE Estate of, DAVID WILLIAM MILLER, also known as DAVID W. MILLER, late of Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters of Administration in the above estate having been granted to the undersigned, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to the said decedent to make payment to the undersigned without delay and all persons having claims or demands against said estate are requested to make known the same. Carole Miller, Administratrix Benjamin F. Goodwin, Esquire 92 E. Main Street, Suite 20 Uniontown, PA 15401 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, the Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act, Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Rules and Regulations and Clean Streams Law notice hereby is given that Coresco, LLC (operator), 308 Dents Run Road, Morgantown, WV 26501,has made application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for renewing its existing coal preparation plant permit and the related NPDES permit. The current permit 30861601was issued on June 23, 1988 and will expire on June 23, 2013. This renewal does not contain revisions to the existing operation. The receiving stream for the permit area is Monongahela River. The operation is located in Monongahela Township, Greene County and is known as the Dunkard Preparation Plant.The permit area is situated on 34.7 acres, 2.3 miles northwest of Dilliner, just south of the intersection of SR-88 and T-393, between SR-88 and the Monongahela River. The Masontown, Pa., U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute topographic map contains the area described. A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the Department of Environmental Protection, California District, California Technology Park, 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423. Written comments, objections, or a request for public hearing or informal conference may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, California District, California Technology Park, 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423 by (date/date should be 30 days following the date of the last (i.e. 4th) publication of this notice) and must include the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, address, telephone number, and a brief statement as to the nature of the objection(s). NOTICE FIRST AND FINAL LIST OF FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT TO BE PRESENTED TO THE COURT BY SHERRY L. WISE, CLERK OF COMMON PLEAS COURT, ORPHANSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; COURT DIVISION ON April 1, 2013. The First and Final Account of Cory L. Grandel, 95 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 and Helen M. Billak, 800 Larchmont Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, Co-Trustees of the late Francis A. Robertson and Margaret Robertson Trust (date of death: Jan 12, 2012), late of Greene County, Pennsylvania. Attorney: Richard J. Amrhein, Esquire Peacock-Keller 70 East Beau Street Washington, PA 15301

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that they can make including non-violent solutions to bullying. Expounding on the Hands Are Not for Hitting program, McCready visits pre-schools with her â&#x20AC;&#x153;bevyâ&#x20AC;? of toy sheep teaching the little children that hitting is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baad.â&#x20AC;? Through this program, children learn no one has the right to harm anyone else and that children have the right to get help when they need it. They learn that it is ok to tell a â&#x20AC;&#x153;trusted adultâ&#x20AC;? if they feel afraid, are bullied or abused. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If just one student can recognize the red ďŹ&#x201A;ags and danger signals, and can avoid getting into a relationship with domestic violence and have a positive change in their life, just one student is more than enough,â&#x20AC;? McCready said. If you know of a day care center, summer camp program, or youth group that would be interested in any of the programs, call 724852-2373. Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA provides safe shelter and support services that are free and conďŹ dential. The hotline can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 724-852-2463 or 800-791-4000.

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H ELP W AN T ED CSA is Now Accepting Resumes for Experienced Surface & Underground Miners for WV & PA Certification and Valid Drivers License Required For Immediate Consideration Send Resume or Application to: CSA, 160 Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317 or careers@compliancestaffingagency.com Fax: 724-514-7629 Website: http://www.compliancestaffingagency.com

AUTOMOTIVE SALES PERSONS

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μ Providing technical support in the areas of job quality control, on-site calculations, developing procedures and equipment testing μ Manage on-site data acquisition and all job reporting documentation μ Assist the sales team with direct visits with clients, preparation of job designs and cost proposals μ Complete training sessions for operators, supervisors and sales staff The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Geology or Physics and a valid driver’s license. Physical requirements of the job include but are not limited to working on your feet, climbing ladders, lifting & working in the elements. Salary is commensurate with experience. Prior industry experience in Completion and Stimulation is necessary.

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OFFICE MANAGER

The Herald-Standard is looking for a Full Time Office Manager for the Accounting Department.

Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the processing of accounting transactions and Human Resources. The Office Manager will coordinate and supervise activities of various clerical workers within the department, keeps books and accounting records of financial transactions for the Herald-Standard, reconcile and balance accounts that include bank accounts, manage newsprint inventory and waste controls. Administer all employee benefit programs including 401K. The individual must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job. Qualifications: Business college education preferred, 7-10 years accounting/business office experience. Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel & have strong communication and computer skills. Previous office management experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. We offer Health, Dental, Vision & Paid Vacation.

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INSIDE TELESALES PART TIME The Herald Standard is looking for Part TIme Inside Telesales employees (20 hour per week) for its Marketing/Advertising department. This position is responsible for selling advertising over the phone for ongoing and special promotions. Must be outgoing, have good phone skills and be a team player. We offer competitive pay with commission and paid days off.

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LEGAL NOTICE Texas Eastern Transmission, LP Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Docket No. CP13-84-000 Notice is hereby given that Texas Eastern Transmission, LP ("Texas Eastern"), on February 27, 2013, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") an Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and for Related Authorizations and Order Approving Abandonment authorizing the installation, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of its proposed Texas Eastern Appalachia to Market Project 2014 ("TEAM 2014 Project" or "Project") in FERC Docket No. CP13-84-000 ("Application"). The TEAM 2014 Project's facilities consist of construction of approximately 33.6 miles of various segments of new 36-inch diameter pipeline loop and related above-ground facilities in Fayette County, Perry County, Dauphin County, Lebanon County and Berks County, Pennsylvania; installation of four new compressor units and associated facilities at the existing Delmont, Armagh and Entriken compressor stations in Pennsylvania; abandonment in place of seven compresssor units at the Delmont compressor station; uprate of three existing compressor units at the existing Uniontown compressor station; and modifications and maintenance work at 41 existing facility locations along Texas Eastern's natural gas transmission system in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi to allow for bi-directional flow on the Texas Eastern system. The TEAM 2014 Project will efficiently and cost-effectively expand the Texas Eastern system to accomodate increased natural gas production from the Appalachian region and deliver these critically needed natural gas supplies to diverse markets in the Northeast. Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast. The proposed in-service date for the Project is November 1, 2014.

RECRUITING JOB FAIR

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 PENNSYLVANIA CAREER LINK FAYETTE COUNTY 135 Wayland Smith Dr. Uniontown, PA 15401

Positions available: RETENTION REPRESENTATIVE

μ Retain voluntary disconnects μ Perform customer counter functions μ Contact customer in delinquent status to work to resolve billing disputes or collect outstanding balances

INSTALLER

μ Performs cable television, internet and telephone installations μ Installs modular connectors for data and telephone users μ Performs preventative maintenance and minor equipment repairs μ Troubleshoot problems On-site interviews –Bring a resume. Email: PA-Careers@atlanticbb.com Fax: (814) 534-8196 EOE

Notice of the Application will be mailed to affected landowners, and local, state and federal governments and agencies involved in the Project. An electronic copy of the Application and supporting documents are on file in the public libraries and/or local offices in communities impacted by the aforementioned facilities. Texas Eastern will need to acquire permanent and temporary property interests from a limited number of landowners for the proposed facilities. The Project is expected to have minimal impacts on landowners, communities and the environment. For further information on becoming an intervenor or commentor in the FERC process and/or to obtain FERC's pamphlet entitled "An Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline on My Land? What Do I Need to Know?", visit FERC's website (www.ferc.gov) or contact FERC toll free at (877) 337-2237 or (866) 208-3372. Texas Eastern is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Spectra Energy Corp, a North American leader in developing infrastructure and connecting major natural gas supply basins to growing markets. Texas Easter is engaged in the business of transporting natural gas in interstate commerce. Texas Eastern owns and operates an open access pipeline system extending from south Texas and offshore Gulf of Mexico to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States.

For more information, please contact:

Ron Johnson Manager, Right-of-Way Texas Eastern Transmission, LP Regional Project Office 2701 Commerce Drive Middletown, PA 17057 Toll Free: (800) 831-0043 www.spectraenergy.com


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U N F U R N ISH E D R O O M S UNIONTOWN-4 single rooms with access to kitchen, living, and bathroom. Electric and water included.call 724-323-2724

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H O U SE S F O R R E N T FAIRCHANCE- A 2 story. 2 bedroom. with applicances, many amentities, Residential area with great location, beautiful new kitchen,Cozy. Beauifully lanscaped with nice yard call 724-564-2441 FOOTEDALE DUPLEX- 2 bedroom, 1½ bath, garage, HUD Ok. $575 +security, includes garbage. 724-439-5303 LAWN AVE (84)- 3 bedrooms, very clean, no pets, very large fenced in backyard, new bathroom & new kitchen, $900 per month. 724-963-0459 MASONTOWN- Patio Homes. 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Fireplace. Appliances. Garage. 1 level. $1000 month + security. No pets. 724880-5400 NORTH UNION TWP -(2) 2 bedroom apartments, appliances included, 724-439-3440 N.U. TWP DUPLEX - 2 bedroom, clean, $475 / mo +, 724-438-6616 RICHEYVILLE 2 bedrooms. No pets. 724-322-6513 SMOCK- 2 bedroom duplex, clean and well maintained, oil heat, big yard with shed, plenty of parking, nice neighborhood, $500 a month, includes sewage and garbage, no smokers, no pets. 724438-6063 S.U. Twp.Duplex- 3 bedroom, 1 bath, $575 + security, Call 724-366-6860 UNIONTOWN- 1/2 Double 2 Bedroom-HUD OK $425-$475 724-628-5641 or 724-984-1230 Leave a message UNIONTOWN-Hopwood area, $700 plus utitlies 724-984-2492 UNIONTOWN - Spacious 3 bedroom duplex, no pets, $650 + utilities. Water included. Security. 724-434-1861 UNIONTOWN-TOWNHOUSE N. Gallatin Ave Ext., 2 bedroom, appliances included, no pets. no smoking $500 + security, utlities & 1 yr lease, 724-438-8286 and leave a message.

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S P O R T IN G G O O D S BROWNING GUN SAFES HUGE Selection & Savings! REESES SMITHFIELD 724-569-9671

M ISC E L L A N E O U S IT E M S JOHN DEERE 35D MINI EXCAVATOR - 2009, 24 in. bucket, 18 in. bucket, 6 in. auger and 12 in. auger, $35,000 or best offer. Call 724-245-2228 WATER HEATERS Gas or Electric, We install-$75. REESE’S 724-569-9671

C O A L -G A S -O IL -W O O D SMITH COAL 9’ lump, nut, r/m. Pick up & deliver. Accept Energy assistance. 724-564-7882

W AN T ED T O B U Y ALL ANTIQUES WANTED plus old toys. Don Bittner (724) 628-4795.

P E T S & S U P P L IE S ACA PUPS - Mini Schnauzers, and Labs. Shots, wormed, health guarantee.Call 301-895-5772 AKC German Shepard pups. Ready after April 12th. Parents on site. $400 724-550-4648 AKC Silver LAB PUPPIES - For info call 724-833-1385 or stewartsutopia.com CHIHUAHUA EASTER PUPPIES Multi-colored. Small. 6 wks. Female (5) $400, Males (2), $350 724-785-7770 or 724-317-7495 SHELTIE P U P P Y - AKC, sable/white, male, 8 wks, 1st shot/wormed $400, 301-387-9617

ST O R E R O O M S F O R R E N T ANTIQUE SPACE AVAILABLE Downer House Antiques, Chalk Hill, Call 724-437-2752

O F F IC E S PA C E /R E N T PERRY-O-PLAZA on Rt. 51 in Perryopolis. 2,500 sq. ft. to 8,125 sq. ft. 724-322-3071

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CHEVY AVEO LT 2010, automatic, air, 4 cyl., power, $11,995 855-215-4242 CHEVY COBALT SPORT 2008, 4 cyl., automatic power, power door locks, air, cruise, leather, $13,995 855-215-4242 CHEVY CRUZE LT 2012, automatic, aluminum wheels, MP3, USB ports, factory warranty, $16,995 855-215-4242 CHEVY CRUZE LT RS 2012, 4 cyl., 6-speed manual, power windows, power lock doors, ABS, CD, cruise, $18,995 855-215-4242 CHEVY IMPALA LS 2009, 6 cyl., automatic power, power door locks, ABS, air, cruise, $12,995 855-215-4242 CHEVY IMPALA LT 2009, 6 cyl., automatic, power, power door locks, CD, air, cruise, leather, $16,995 855-215-4242 CHEVY IMPALA LT 2012, 6 cyl., automatic, power windows, power lock doors, ABS, CD, cruise, $19,995 855-215-4242 CHEVY MALIBU MAX 2005 V6. 86,000 mi. $5500. 724-564-1436 or Cell 724-322-0294 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY Touring, 2010, 6 cyl., automatic, power, power lock doors, CD, air, cruise, $17,995 855-215-4242 FORD TAURUS WAGON 1999 168,000 miles, 5 door, automatic transmission, good condition, silver exterior, silver interior, 2WD, runs great, $1,750 or best offer. Call for details, 724-437-1498

MAZDA 2010, 5 TOURING

Automatic, air, all power options $14,995

724-437-9999

CHEVROLET 2011 C A M A R O Convertible 2SS, 7,100 miles, 2 door, automatic transmission, like new, silver exterior, black leather interior, 2WD, radio, ABS, air, alarm system, alloy wheels, bucket seating, CD, cruise, driver airbag, passenger airbag, power locks, power seats, power windows, USB ports, $32,500 or best offer. Call 724-245-2228

A U T O S F O R SA L E SATURN 1999 - 120,000 miles, 3 door, automatic transmission, good condition, Light Gray exterior, Black interior, great starter car, $2,500. 724-833-2456, larkin_enterprise@yahoo.com SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5i 2009, 4 cyl., automatic, power, power door locks, ABS, CD, air, cruise, $16,995 855-215-4242 SUBARU OUTBACK 2008, 4 cyl., automatic, power windows, power lock doors, ABS, CD, air, cruise, $18,995 855-215-4242 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5i Premium, 2010, 4 cyl., automatic, power windows, power lock doors, ABS, CD, cruise, $18,995 855-215-4242

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4 W H E E L D R IV E S PONTIAC TORRENT 2008, 6 cyl., automatic, power, power door locks, ABS, CD, cruise, $16,995 855-215-4242

SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X 2009, 4 cyl., automatic, power, power lock doors, ABS, air, cruise, $17,995 855-215-4242

CALL 724-439-7510 to place a classified ad.

SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X 2009, 4 cyl., automatic, power, power door locks, CD, air, cruise, $15,995 855-215-4242

4 W H E E L D R IV E S SUBARU FORESTER X Premium, 2009, 4 cyl., automatic, power, power lock dooors, CD, air, cruise, $16,995 855-215-4242

CALL 724-439-7510 to place a classified ad.

W A N T E D A U T O M O T IV E BUYING CARS & TRUCKS Dead or Alive Mondale’s 724-245-9292 BUY JUNK VEHICLES Cars $250 & up; Trucks & SUV’s $350 & up 724-677-4646. WE BUY Complete Cars & Trucks Delivered or picked up 724 329-5263

T R U C K S F O R SA L E CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 LT 2009, 8 cyl., automatic, power windows, power door locks, CD, air, cruise, $23,995 855-215-4242

DODGE 1995 DULLEY 100,000+ miles, 2 door, 5-speed transmission, good condition, white exterior, 2WD, wood flat bed. Runs Great. Needs 4 tires rear, $2,500. Call 724-833-2456 larkin_enterprise@yahoo.com FORD F250 -1996, 4WD, 5 speed, diesel, extended cab, $3,500 or best offer, Call 724-564-0202 or 724-984-6410

4 W H E E L D R IV E S CHEVY TRAVERSE LT 2010, 6 cyl., automatic, power windows, power door locks, ABS, CD, cruise, leather, $23,995 855-215-4242 FORD EDGE SEL 2009, 6 cyl., automatic, power windows, power door locks, cruise, air, ABS, $22,995 855-215-4242 FORD ESCAPE XLT 2009, 6 cyl., automatic, power windows, power lock doors, ABS, CD, cruise, $18,995 855-215-4242

NISSAN MAXIMA 2011, leather, sunroof, 6 cyl., clean, one owner, only 12,000 mi., $23,995 855-215-4242

RONCO - 3 BEDROOM First + Last month rent 724-952-1327

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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS! Store Detectives Gabriel Brothers, Inc. is accepting applications for entry level full/part time store detectives at our Uniontown location. You may apply in person, or email resumes to michelle.cutright@gabes.net. We offer competitive wages and benefits. No experience necessary.

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Advanced Disposal is one of the largest solid waste management organizations in North America, providing a full range of services to more than one million residential, commercial and industrial customers. We are seeking full-time regular Truck Mechanics for our McClellandtown (CBF) hauling and collection operation. CDL required. We offer an excellent benefits package.

www.veoliaes.com Truck Mechanic Job No. 3249 EOE - M/F/D/V

The Herald-Standard is looking for a Full Time Office Manager for the Accounting Department. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the processing of accounting transactions and Human Resources. The Office Manager will coordinate and supervise activities of various clerical workers within the department, keeps books and accounting records of financial transactions for the Herald-Standard, reconcile and balance accounts that include bank accounts, manage newsprint inventory and waste controls. Administer all employee benefit programs including 401K. The individual must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job. Qualification: business college education preferred, 7-10 years accounting/ business office experience. Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel & have strong communication and computer skills. Previous office management experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. We offer Health, Dental, Vision & Paid Vacation.

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DRIVER TRAINER Advanced Disposal is one of the largest solid waste management organizations in North America, providing a full range of services to more than one million residential, commercial and industrial customers. We are seeking full-time regular Driver Trainers for our McClellandtown (CBF) hauling and collection operation. Applicants should be familiar with Refuse Collection Vehicle. — We offer an excellent benefits package — Visit our website to APPLY

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Tuesday, March 19th Session A 4:00 PM Session B 6:00 PM Fenner Dunlop Americas is offering a unique opportunity to learn conveyor systems service in our Academy of Conveyor Excellence™. Fenner Dunlop is the premier provider of the safest and most complete conveyor systems and services to the mining and industrial sectors. If you want to break out of the common work week rut and join a company with a rich 150 year history, attend one of the sessions. Learn more about this career opportunity, meet with company management, and participate in the selection process.

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