The Greene Gazette Newsletter for July 2016 from the Greene County Board of Commissioners, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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September 10 event
(Race pre-registration deadline Aug. 1)


www.greenecountyfair.org

Fair book now online!


Stuff-the-Bus event-August 10-11



Waynesburg Lions Club
Sounds of Summer concerts

(FMI, www.waynesburglionsclub.org)


August 13 Race to End Hunger



August 13 Aviation Days

Greene County Airport
September 13-14


July 30 & August 21
Flashlight Drags



Quarterly Electronics Collection
September 14



Corner Cupboard Food Bank
2nd annual - Race to End Hunger-Sep 17



Farmers Market Voucher
Distribution Schedule



Local Farmer's Markets




Flenniken Library Upcoming Events

WAYNESBURG, PA — Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Certificate of Achievement
 
Greene County Commissioners presented a certificate of achievement to Doris Dunn on her commitment and dedication to the Greene County Fair and other County events at their July 14 regular meeting. For nearly 60 years, Doris Dunn has been a valued and leading vendor at the Greene County Fair and is stepping down this year.

Commissioner Blair Zimmerman recalls Dunn at various events in the county from his childhood to the present. "Dunn has been a fixture in Greene County and we admire her hard work," he stated.

Commissioner Dave Coder commented on knowing Dunn ever since he started attending the fair. He stated that he will "miss her down there this year and appreciates all her years of service at the Greene County Fair."

Pictured, from l. to r., are Larry Marshall, Greene County Fair Manager, Commissioner Dave Coder, Doris Dunn, Loretta DiBiase, Commissioner Blair Zimmerman and Commissioner Archie Trader.


Works continues at the Greene County Airport
 
The County Commissioners are excited that the road construction into the airport began June 1, across the road from Murtha Drive on Route 21/ Roy Furman Highway. Commissioner Blair Zimmerman was there for the initial excavation and is monitoring the progress on the project, which involves construction of a new driveway entrance to the Greene County Airport at the intersection with SR0021 and Murtha Drive. In addition, widening and improvements to SR0021 will occur for future development. The contract was awarded in February 2016 to A. Folino Construction, Inc. in the amount of $768,719.30.   Photos courtesy of Commissioner Blair Zimmerman


This Month in Greene County Government...
Board of Commissioners:
During the commissioners’ regular board meeting on Thursday, July 14, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Municipal Recycling Program Grant Agreement between the County of Greene and the Department of Environmental Protection in the amount of $250,000
  • Request for release of funds from the Housing Authority of Greene County
  • Lease agreement between the County of Greene and Fred Clark for the sole purpose of produce and vegetation sales at the intersection of Elm Drive and Route 21
  • Allocation in the amount of $2,565.00 to Carmichaels VFW for the purchase of a freezer Financial statements and required supplementary information and supplementary information year ended December 31, 2015 from Maher Duessel
  • Financial Statements for the years ended December 31-2014 and 2013 for the County 911 fund from Maher Duessel
  • Lease agreement between the County of Greene and John G. Brodak for Magisterial District 13-03-03 pending Solicitor approval
The Commissioners presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Doris Dunn for her commitment and dedication to the Greene County Fair and other County events.

Under Bridges, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Supplemental Agreement B between the County of Greene and the Department of Transportation for County Bridge #78
  • Forty- day time extension for County Bridge #36 as a result of a utility infrastructure and utility adjustment delay
  • Award a bid for County Bridge #55 (over Bloody Run in Gilmore Township) to Thomas Construction, Inc in the amount of $591,062.00.
  • Award a bid for County Bridge #78 (over Owens Road in Richhill Township) to Gavlik Construction, Inc in the amount of $694,996.21
  • Reject all bids for County Bridge #102 (in Aleppo Township) and advise the Chief Clerk to re-advertise the bid
Under Veterans Affairs, the Commissioners approved an agreement for the care and maintenance of 28 graves in the Enon Cemetery located in Richhill Township.

Under Emergency Management, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Agreement between the County of Greene and DQE Communications for dark fiber service
  • Resignation of Mike Onosku from the Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) Board of Directors
  • Appoint Kay Jo Fisher to the Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) Board of Directors
Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • FY2016/2017 Human Services Block Grant Plan
  • FY2014/2015 Medical Assistance Transportation Allocation
  • Agreement between Greene County Transportation and Cornerstone Care
Under Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, the Commissioners approved the Infants, Toddlers and Families Medicaid Waiver Operating Agreement with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Under Tourism, the Commissioners accepted the resignation of Samuel Crowe from the Tourism Board of Directors and appointed Kayla Patton to the Tourism Board of Directors and will table the other appointment.

Under IDA, the Commissioners allocated $10,000 to the IDA for work being done in Mather.

Public Comment, Chief Clerk Jeff Marshall announced that the recycling event that was held at the fairgrounds was a success.


Prison Board:
During the Prison Board meeting on Thursday, July 14, the Commissioners made the following motions:
  • Judge Toothman made the motion at 11:50 am and Commissioner Coder the second to go into executive session regarding personnel matters
  • Controller Balint made the motion at 11:55 am and Commissioner Zimmerman the second to go back into the regular prison board meeting
The following monthly report included:
  • Security:
    • Continue to house inmates from Fayette County Prison
    • MTI has sent a replacement transformer for the intercom system. Scott Kelley installed it and the intercom system is still experiencing operating issues. Scott has been notified

  • Training:
    • Corrections officer Rhonda Rafail has graduated from the Department of Corrections Training Academy
    • All staff has been certified in the use of Narcan. Policy has been written and the prison is coordinating with the doctor to order the Narcan for inventory. A copy of the new policy has been provided to all members of the Prison Board.
    • Accept the Narcan policy
    • All staff received certification/recertification in handcuffing, O.C., and the taser

  • Maintenance:
    • Corrections Officer Neligh supervising the work crew in general painting of the facility and grounds
    • Work crew has started trenching for camera lines to be laid for new camera system

  • Deposits:
    • Deposits totaling $2,120 have been made with the Treasurer’s office for work release and weekend inmates. Fayette County owes $11,600 for June 2016 inmate housing.

  • General discussion:   Commissioner Trader told the board that a reporter from the Post Gazette has reached out regarding the drug issues and the use of Narcan. She will be meeting with Commissioner Trader, Deputy Kraus and Doctor Harper. A date has not been set up yet. Discussion regarding the Warden Job Description and looking for the best practices and incorporate it all together in the job description. Reaching out to other counties and the County Commissioners Association. Judge Toothman recommended a committee to consider the job applicants. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Zimmerman the second to appoint Judge Toothman, Commissioner Trader and the Sheriff to interview the applicants.

Retirement Board:
During the Retirement Board meeting on Thursday, July 14, there was no new business to discuss.


Salary Board:
During the Salary Board meeting on Thursday, July 14, the following personnel actions were approved:

    Change in Pay Rate:
    • Tanner Barnhart, CYS Caseworker I

    End of Temporary Pay Increase:
    • Karen Bennett,HS Administrator

    New Hires:
    • Kimberly Furmanek, regular full time Assistant Public Defender
    • Ashley Milcheck, regular full time County Caseworker Supervisor, CYS
    • Danyelle Neifert, regular full time County Caseworker I
    • Theresa Parry, regular full time Caseworker I, CYS
    • Danielle Smith, regular full time Caseworker I, CYS
    Promotions:
    • Lisa Jordan to regular full time Secretary II, Tourism
    • Sheryl Sammons from probationary to regular status Caseworker I, CYS

    Resignations:
    • Zachary Atkinson, part time Corrections Officer
    • Katherine Barnhart, IDA Associate
    • James Schamp, Casual Van Driver

    Transfers:
    • Patrick Fitch to regular full time Assistant District Attorney
    • Linda Rush to regular full time IDD County Caseworker II


County Commissioners welcome new county employees!
The Commissioners would like to take time to welcome our new employees that were hired since the last Salary Board meeting, and introduce each new hire to the rest of our county employees. We welcome you and hope you are satisfied with your new position. We have an open door policy for all our employees, and hope you feel comfortable to drop in should you have any concerns.

It's a real pleasure to see so many interested young people willing to work during the summer season, whether it is lifeguarding, park workers, guest relations, day camp workers or a summer intern for one of our departments. We welcome you and thank you for making our summer season possible by supporting our youth programs. It is our hope that you are learning good work ethics, appreciate the opportunity for summer employment and plan on returning to work with us in the future.

The County Employee Handbook can be accessed through our intranet website for employees only, or you can obtain a copy of the handbook at the Human Resources office at any time. We expect all of our employees to abide with the rules and regulations stated in the employee handbook; but should you have questions, please contact Becky Harris, our HR Director at 724-852-5200.

Kimberly (Kim) Furmanek joins the Public Defender Office, to become an Assistant Public Defender, announced Harry Cancelmi, Greene County Public Defender on August 1, 2016.

Kimberly is a 2013 graduate of Widener Law School at Harrisburg where she attained a Juris Doctor degree after attending college at Washington & Jefferson. She briefly interned in the Greene County District Attorney’s office with District Attorney Marjorie Fox after law school and has been in private practice for herself and also providing specialized assistance to attorneys.

One of those attorneys is David F. Pollock, who when he was the Greene County District Attorney, first met Kimberly Furmanek in 1994 when he prosecuted her stepfather Edward Patterson, his friend John 'Jo Jo' Lavigne, and his girlfriend Tammy Jones for the murder of her mother, Rhonda Furmanek. Kimberly, then age 7, was a witness at the trial. Patterson and Lavigne were convicted of first degree murder and now serve life sentences in state correctional institutions. Jones, who cooperated with authorities, pled guilty and was sentenced to 8 to 20 year's incarceration. She was paroled in 2003.

Ironically, she now will work with Harry Cancelmi, whom she also first met in the Courtroom in the jury trial of Patterson and Lavigne 21 years ago. Cancelmi was appointed by the Honorable H. Terry Grimes to represent ‘Jo Jo’ Lavigne. The then Public Defender John Hardisty along with Kirk King, Esquire, represented Patterson. The Honorable Lou Dayich, now Judge in the Court of Common Pleas represented Jones.

Furmanek lives now in Waynesburg. After the death of her mom, she lived with her grandparents Dennis and Carol Furmanek near Graysville. She graduated from West Greene High School in 2006.

"I was put in the courtroom by the brutal murder of my mother when I was just starting elementary school. Somehow I always thought that I wanted to make a difference. At first, that was an interest in being a prosecutor; I am an advocate for women and against domestic violence; I represent children and families in trouble. And now, yes, I do represent poor people accused of crime who deserve exoneration or a lesser degree of culpability." said Furmanek.   Click here for July 14, 2016 Press Release.



Kira Sisk
Drug & Alcohol Director
CYS, Human Services Department
Appointment eff. July 5

Danyelle Neifert
CYS Caseworker 1
regular full time
Human Services Department
Appointment eff. July 5

Theresa Parry
CYS Caseworker 1
regular full time
Human Services Department
Appointment eff. July 5

Danielle Smith
CYS Caseworker 1
regular full time
Human Services Department
Appointment eff. July 11


Commissioners congratulate recent graduates of the Corrections Training Academy
Nathan Kelley, Food Services and Rhonda Rafail, Corrections Officer, both county employees at the Greene County Prison, are recent graduates of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) Training Academy located in Elizabethtown, PA. To attend the academy, you must already be employed by the DOC; and the training is a requirement of their job. The training serves as an orientation and introduction to the Department for all newly hired DOC employees.

The length of the course varies based on job classification, and the course objectives include: communication skills to effectively deal with inmates, staff, visitors, and the public in the performance of their job duties; to apply professional and ethical behavior in the performance of their job; and to practice the fundamentals of static and dynamic security specific to a correctional setting. Other objectives include training to determine what observations and actions need reported and documented, and to utilize the proper chain-of-command; to use the fundamentals of team building in a correctional setting; to correct negative behavior and reinforce positive behaviors displayed by inmates in their facilities.

Nathan is the son of Scott Kelley, our IT Director, and was home schooled by his grandmother (Scott's mother) from 7th grade through 12th; but, he attended Greene County Vo-Tech's Culinary Program and did extremely well! He was one of two or three students that even took the final "Serv-Safe" certification test and was only one of two that passed.

Nathan didn’t want to take the certification test but his grandmother and the culinary instructor at Vo-Tech basically talked him into it - and he took it and passed with flying colors!

When Nathan turned age 18, Scott asked him what he wanted for his birthday and Nathan said "a job at the prison cooking." So Scott talked to the warden at the Greene County Prison, and asked if he'd give Nathan an interview when there was a job opening? Scott warned the warden that Nathan was only 18, but he had his certification for it. Nathan was the only person interviewed that had the required certification, he was hired in August 2012 and has worked in food services at the Prison since.

Nathan enjoys spending time with his 2 year old daughter, Hailie. Papa Scott says "that Nathan's really good with her and she just loves him – she is really a daddy’s girl." But Scott adds, "she is really 'papa's' girl as well", lol!

Nathan has worked at the prison for 4 years. At age 19 he bought a house so Hailie could have a stable place to grow up. Also because he is a County employee, he provides the health care coverage for Hailie. This really is a great story – 22 years old, homeowner, dedicated father, and the County has been the reason he was able to do that.
—> story and pic courtesy of Scott Kelley.

Rhonda, has been employed at our Greene County Prison as a Corrections Officer since October 2014, and was promoted to full time in April 2015. Rhonda said that "she definitely felt the training was very helpful in working with and dealing with prison inmates". She enjoys her job, and appreciates all the training she has received to help her handle difficult situations.

Previous to her employment at the prison, Rhonda worked for 6 years at the Advanced Physical Therapy Center in Waynesburg as a physical therapist aide.

On June 26, 2016, Rhonda's 20-year old son, and member of the National Guard Unit of Pennsylvania, was deployed to Amman Jordan to serve for at least 9 months. He has been assigned to work with the Palestinian refugees in a camp near Amman; which naturally has Rhonda concerned about his safety. Rhonda has been able to converse with him since his arrival in Jordan.
—> story and pic courtesy of Rhonda Rafail.


Conservation District Distributed 30 Rain Barrels
The Greene County Conservation District (GCCD) in cooperation with Waynesburg Borough recently held three workshops that focused on the importance of reducing storm water and best practices for home owners. Thirty rain barrels were constructed during the workshops and taken home at no cost to the attendees. The $50 supply fee for each rain barrel was provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Rain barrels mimic the effects of natural landscapes by reducing and slowing storm water runoff from roofs. An average sized roof may shed more than five-hundred gallons of water during a moderate rain storm. A rain barrel collects a portion of this water and stores it for later use by the property owner. This results with a savings in the property owner’s water bill and stores a supply of water suitable for watering gardens, washing vehicles and equipment, cleaning decks and windows and a host of other household tasks. This water should not be used for drinking, food preparation or bathing.

Storm water management practices like rain barrels help communities and the environment by reducing flood risk, lessening stream erosion and improving water quality. Reducing storm water is a critical need in communities across Greene County and reducing roof runoff with a rain barrel is a great place to start. For information about storm water, rain barrels or future workshops, contact the Conservation District at 724-852-5278.

Financial and other support for this project was provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information about PACD, visit www.pacd.org.

Pictured: Conservation District Watershed Specialist, Jared Zinn, assists workshop participants determine an ideal location for the overflow of their rain barrel.


Greene County Drug Summit addresses opioid addiction
Value Behavioral Health and Greene County Human Services organized a Drug Summit on Friday, July 8 on the Waynesburg University campus. According to estimates provided by professionals who work with drug and alcohol addicts, about 80 percent of those addicted to heroin got started on their downward spiral by first taking prescriptive pain killers.
Greene County is not immune to the opioid epidemic ravaging many of our nation's communities. To help professionals working with those in the county plagued by heroin and prescriptive pain killer addiction, Value Behavioral Health and Greene County Human Services organized a Drug Summit with the theme "Striving to Be Stronger Together."

Attendees at the summit included close to 50 professionals from Greene County who work with drug and alcohol addicts, along with speakers State Attorney General David Hickton; Dr. Mark Fuller, addictionologist and CEO of Value Behavioral Health; Bawn Maguire, a clinical nurse specialist in the Neonatal Section at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh; and two recovering opioid addicts, Jason Snyder and Ashley Potts, who narrated their personal addiction stories.

In the current fiscal year, Human Services of Greene County plans to schedule educational events on opioid addiction.

Pictured l. to r.: Bawn Maguire from Magee-Women's Hospital's Neonatal Abstinence Unit; Karen Bennett, Greene County Human Services Administrator; David Hickton, Pennsylvania Attorney General; Dr. Mark Fuller, addictionologist and CEO of Value Behavioral Health; and Ashley Potts, director of crisis services for Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services and a recovering heroin addict.     (Article & photo courtesy of the Greene County Messenger, July 15, 2016 ed. by Dave Zuchowski)


Twenty-seven win awards at State Championship
Twenty-seven members of the Hunting Hills Hawkeyes, Greene County’s Scholastic Clay Target Program team, received a total of 32 awards during the Pennsylvania Scholastic Clay Target Program Sporting Clays Championship, held Saturday, June 18, at Buffer Creek in Somerset, Pa.

The event involved 213 youth shooters from across the state competing in a 100-target shoot to determine state winners in six skill divisions: rookie, intermediate entry, intermediate advanced, junior varsity, varsity and collegiate. Awards were given to the top three teams in each division, as well as the highest overall and first- through third-place scorers in each division. The highest overall male and female individual shooters of the entire competition also received awards. A total of 51 Hunting Hills Hawkeyes members participated in the shoot.

Hawkeyes squads took first-place in four divisions, second-place in one division, and third-place in three divisions, along with seven individual and two collegiate awards.

Two squads placed in the rookie division. The squad consisting of Robert Dillon III of Adah, Graham Hill of Morgantown, and Cole Jones of Jefferson took first place with a combined score of 182. Ivan Pavick of Jefferson and Johnathan Riley of Waynesburg took third place with a score of 65. Dillon and Jones placed first and second in the division with individual scores of 73 and 62 points, respectively.

In the intermediate entry division, Ethan Wise of Morgantown, Owen Hughes of Rogersville and Landen Friend of Point Marion won first place with a combined score of 169. Hughes placed third with an individual score of 60 points.

Hawkeyes squads placed first and second in the intermediate advanced division. The first-place squad consisting of Tristan Cole of Waynesburg, Hunter Orrahood of Waynesburg and Aaran Hinerman of Waynesburg had a squad score of 211. Finishing in second-place with a score of 197 was the squad of Tucker Hughes of Rogersville, Kolby Smith of Waynesburg and Thaine Miller of Waynesburg. Cole placed second with an individual score of 79. Kyleigh Kozel of Carmichaels and Abby Ozohonish of Clarksville were top scorers in the division placing first and third for highest overall female with individual scores of 61 and 34, respectively.

In the junior varsity division, Cameron Cernuska of Jefferson, Corey John of Holbrook and Noah Haines of Greensboro won third-place with a combined score of 183.

With a total score of 237, the Hawkeyes squad with Zach Abbott of Rogersville, Randy Durr of Greensboro, and Hunter Scott of Carmichaels finished first in the varsity division. Placing third in the division with a combined score of 223 were Chase Faddis of Carmichaels, Branden Sanders of Waynesburg and Walker Smith of Waynesburg. Durr placed first in the division with an individual score of 84 and placed second overall among all shooters.

In the collegiate division, Andrew Buchtan, Jr. of Greensboro won third-place with an individual score of 81. Montana Bellis of Dilliner also placed third with her individual score of 64 in the ladies’ category.

Last year, 58 members of the Hawkeyes competed in the state shoot in Harrisburg, with 23 members receiving 18 medals and trophies for their performances. Hawkeyes squads took first-place in four divisions, second-place in one division, and third-place in two divisions, along with 10 individual and one collegiate awards.

The Hawkeyes formed in February 2009 as part of a pilot Scholastic Clay Target Program in the county. More than 60 students in grades five through 12 have participated in the program each year.

The team’s home base of Hunting Hills is owned and operated by Sally and Roy Sisler, who first approached the Greene County Commissioners in 2008 about starting a Scholastic Clay Target Program. Overseeing this year’s program were head coach Chuck Mallory and assistant head coach Randy Coss, along with several assistant coaches.

Nationally, the programs are sponsored by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. Locally, the Greene County Commissioners, Hunting Hills and the Department of Recreation sponsor the program, with support this year from Big Covey Quail, Chapman Corporation, East Coast Risk Management, First Federal Savings and Loan of Greene County, Friends of the National Rifle Association, I-79 Honda, Midway Foundation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The program’s mission is to promote and teach young people the fundamentals of gun safety, team work and outdoor sports.

For more information on the Hunting Hills Hawkeyes, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

Pictured with the Greene County Commissioners are the members, coaches and sponsors of the Hunting Hills Hawkeyes, Greene County’s Scholastic Clay Target Program team. Twenty-seven members recently received a total of 32 awards during the Pennsylvania Scholastic Clay Target Program Sporting Clays Championship, held Saturday, June 18, at Buffer Creek in Somerset, Pa. (Click image to enlarge photo)   —> 7/6/2016 Press Release, JoAnne Marshall, Communications Director.


Run4Morgan race pre-registration deadline Aug. 1
Morgan’s Army is partnering with the Greene County Commissioners and the Department of Recreation to host the first Run4Morgan 5K Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, along the Greene River Trail.

Participants can sign up for the race at a pre-registration rate of $20 by Monday, Aug. 1. A sleep-in category is also available for those who would like to donate but not participate in the walk/run with a donation of $20 or more. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and bag that will be available on race day. Sizes are limited and only guaranteed if pre-registered.

A tent will be set-up to serve as race-day registration and packet pick-up from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Greene Cove Yacht Club in Millsboro, Pa. Race starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. at the Greene River Trail Head. Race times will be officiated by SERJ Racing Services of Uniontown. Refreshments and awards will be held following the race.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Morgan Yoney. Morgan is a 22-year-old woman who has Cystic Fibrosis. On January 15, 2010, Morgan received a double lung and liver transplant at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. For the first 3½ years, she did incredibly well and was able to achieve many dreams as a normal teenager, such as celebrating her Sweet 16, getting her license, graduating high school in 2012, and attending college at Slippery Rock University where she joined Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority.

Unfortunately, in May 2013, Morgan took a turn for the worst and was diagnosed with Humeral Rejection of the Lungs and Steroidal Rejection of the Liver. As her liver recovered, her lungs did not; and over the next few months, it was confirmed that Morgan was in Chronic Rejection of the lungs. Recently, it was decided that Morgan has declined enough that she has been listed for another double lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian.

Click here for information brochure with registration form. For more information on Run4Morgan, send your request by mail to Morgan’s Army, 200 South Oakview Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370; by phone to Christina at 724-678-1696; by email at run4morgan@gmail.com; or Facebook at: www.facebook.com/morgansarmy/.


Directors Chat

Greene County Veteran's Affairs Office:
VA August dates to remember: —Thanks, Dalene Watson, VA Director (724-852-5274)


Human Resources Office:
KRONOS Time & Attendance System

As we get closer to implementing the new time and attendance system, Becky and Cara in HR will be setting up meetings with departments to help you access the system. In preparation for that, all employees that will use a computer to log in and out should have the icon shown on the left, on their desktop. If you did not get this icon when IT sent it out a few months ago, please let us know so we can send you a link to save to your desktop.

After extensive testing of the new system, we began phasing in live usage. On Monday, July 18th, employees in the County Office Building went live with the new Kronos T&A System, which meant no longer using paper timecards! The plan is to roll out the new system in phases, with departments being phased in as time goes on. Cara (x381) will assist you should you have questions.
—Thanks, Rebecca Harris, Director (724-852-5200)


Greene County Sheriff Office (June 14, 2016):
Top 10 Most Wanted ... Have you seen any of these current top 10 most wanted in Greene County?
To submit a tip concerning information on or the whereabouts of one of these offenders, please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 724-852-5388. All tips are confidential and you are not required to provide your name.


Robert F. Bacon

Caucasian/Male, Age 50
Wanted for: Accident Involving Death or Injury/Failure to Appear for Plea Hearing.
Last Known Address:
325 Toms Run Road
Brave, Pa 15316


Vincent Clinton

Caucasian/Male, Age 32
Wanted for: DUI/Failure to Appear
Last Known Address:
120 North Liberty, Apt A
Waynesburg, PA 15370

C A P T U R E D - 6/7/2016
Jeremy M. Dickey

Caucasian/Male, Age 38
Wanted for: Theft/Failure to Appear
Last Known Address:
183 Neff Road
Jefferson, PA 15344
C A P T U R E D - 06/13/2016

Daniel Rex Gamble

Caucasian/Male, Age 30
Wanted for Failure to Appear / Conspiracy, Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver
Last Known Address:
138 Chestnut Street
Brave, PA 15316

Jarrod R. Hinds

Caucasian/Male, Age 46
Wanted for: DUI/Failure to Appear
Last Known Address:
220 Lanz Road
Waynesburg, PA 15370

C A P T U R E D (TURNED HIMSELF IN) 06/07/2016

Thomas M. Jacobs

Caucasian/Male, Age 52
Wanted for Simple Assault, Failure to appear
Last Known Address:
529 Sugar Lane
Clarksville, PA 15322


Jeffrey Christopher Speer

Caucasian/Male, Age 28
Wanted for: Failure to Appear / Manufacture, Deliver, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Delivery
Last Known Address:
135 Hodge Avenue
Rices Landing, PA 15357


Brittany V. Stallman

Caucasian/Female, Age 26
Wanted for: Failure to Appear / Manufacture, Deliver, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Delivery
Last Known Address:
684 Taylortown Road
Dilliner, PA 15327
C A P T U R E D - 03/15/2016

David Michael Strohmeyer, Jr.

Caucasian/Male, Age 33
Wanted for: Intent to Manufacture or Delivery/ Failure to Appear
Last Known Address:
75 Beason Avenue
P.O. Box 216
Marianna, PA 15345
C A P T U R E D - 4/26/2016


Michael Jon Ulrich

Caucasian/Male, Age 25
Wanted for: Failure to Appear / Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance
Last Known Address:
252 Maranda Run Road
Graysville, PA 15337
To submit a tip concerning information on or the whereabouts of one of these offenders, please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 724-852-5388. All tips are confidential and you are not required to provide your name.


Greene County Domestic Relations:
Locate List (July 2016)your help is needed again and greatly appreciated!
1.   AMONETTE, JAMES A. 22.   GUMP, JOHN A. 43.   ORNDOFF, WILLIAM H. JR
2.   BARLOW, TRAVIS A. 23.   HATFIELD, CYNTHIA L. 44.   OSHETSKY, MICHAEL
3.   BAUCUM, JOSHUA MATTHEW 24.   HILLEN, SCOTT 45.   PATTERSON, GARY ANTHONY
4.   BLACKWELL, DAVID ERIC JR. 25.   JEFFRIES, JESSE T. 46.   PETTIS, BRIAN K.
5.   BREWER, JEFFREY LEE 26.   JOHNSON, DARNELL L. 47.   PRATT, PATRICK A.
6.   BROWNFIELD, JUSTIN S. 27.  JOHNSON-ABEREGG, THOMAS C. 48.   RENNER, DAVID M.
7.   BURGESS, DAVID E. 28.   JONES, DAVID W. 49.   RILEY, JASON T.
8.   CAIN, MATTHEW DAVID 29.   KING, WILLIAM A. 50.   ROGERS, MARK A.
9.   CAMPBELL, NICHOLAS A. 30.   KIRKHAM, ALEXANDER M. 51.   RUDNICK, TERRY LEE JR.
10.   CARDER, MITCHELL RAY SR. 31.   LANDMAN, EARLE E. JR. 52.   SAYRE, EARNIE
11.   CLARK, RAYMOND A. 32.   LIPSCOMB, CHRISTOPHER M. 53.   SMITH, BRIAN
12.   CONARD, ROBERT LEE 33.   LOHR, WILLIAM D. 54.   STAGGERS, STAR D.
13.   CUMBERLAND, BELINDA J. 34.   MARTIN, BRANDON SILAS 55.   STEWART, MICHAEL
14.   CUTWRIGHT, JASON M. 35.   MC CLAIN, BOBBY JOE 56.   TABBER, CODY
15.   DAVIS, GLENN 36.   MC CLARREN MELANIE E. 57.   TURNER, ANDRE L.
16.   EALY, SCOTT ZANE 37.   MEJIA, ALEXANDER 58.   TUSING, CHARLES L. JR.
17.   EDDY, JASON M. 38.   MERRITT, JEREMY 59.   TYLER, TIM
18.   ELLIS, ROLAND VANCE JR 39.   MILLER, BRETT A. II 60.   VANBUSKIRK, BRANDON C.
19.   FRIEND, GERALD 40.   MITCHELL, AMANDA D. 61.   VARNER, CHARLES J.
20.   GOFF, JEREMY T. 41.   MITCHELL, GEORGE J. II 62.   WOODS, LEROY WILLIAM
21.   GREENAWALT, ALLAN A. 42.   NAKONECHNI, IAN 63.   WOOTEN, ERICK

Calendar of Events
Be sure to check out the many upcoming events Greene County has to offer!


July 29, 2016 | Rain Day Festivities — downtown Waynesburg, 11am-8pm. Among the activities sponsored by the Waynesburg Borough Special Events Commission on July 29th is a street fair in the heart of town, live entertainment on the courthouse steps, arts and crafts booths, hometown food booths, children’s games and assorted other diversions – including an umbrella decorating contest. Best of all, the admission is free! FMI, call the Waynesburg Borough at 724-627-8111.

August 6, 13, & 27, 2016 | Greensboro Farmers’ Market — Saturdays. Former Holy Faith Church on Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA (May 14-October 15, 2016). Contact: Heather & Harley Gapen at 724-324-2279.

July 31, 2016 | Flashlight Drags(make-up for May race) held from 2:00 - 6:00pm at the Greene County Airport, 417 East Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA. The Flashlight Drags feature a Car Show, Car Cruise, vendors’ midway, music, food, and fun for the entire family. The races start with a flashlight signal, just like early days of rebel drag racing that many know only from old movies. Cars and trucks drag down the 1/8 mile airport runway. All vehicles must be street legal, and that means real mufflers! In the event that your vehicle makes too much noise, even though you have mufflers, we will ask you to find a way to quiet your pipes or sit on the sidelines (no exceptions). FMI, call 724-627-8029 or visit www.flashlightdrags.com.

August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 2016 | Waynesburg Farmers’ Market — Saturdays. Former Holy Faith Church on Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA (May 14-October 15, 2016). Contact: Heather & Harley Gapen at 724-324-2279.

August 7, 2016 | Skyview Drive-In Car Show — held from 10am - 3pm, in Carmichaels, PA


August 7-13, 2016 | Greene County Fair — for schedule, registration forms, and general information visit their website at: www.greenecountyfair.org/

August 13, 2016 | 5K Victory Run — The event location is the Waynesburg First Church of the Nazarene. Registration is at 7am and the 5K Run/ Walk will begin at 9am. FMI, call 724-627-5471.

August 13-14, 2016 | Aviation Days — at the Greene County Airport from 10AM - 6PM, 417 East Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370. We are especially pleased to announce that the C-54 from the Berlin Airlift Foundation will be returning. FMI, visit the S.O.A.R. website at: www.soarofgreenecounty.org or call 724-627-8029.

August 19-21, 2016 | Clarksville Festival — FMI, call 724-377-0155.


August 21, 2016 | Motor Madness Benefit Car Show — held at the Waynesburg Central High School from 10am to 4pm.


August 21, 2016 | Flashlight Drags — held from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Greene County Airport, 417 East Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA. The Flashlight Drags feature a Car Show, Car Cruise, vendors’ midway, music, food, and fun for the entire family. The races start with a flashlight signal, just like early days of rebel drag racing that many know only from old movies. Cars and trucks drag down the 1/8 mile airport runway. All vehicles must be street legal, and that means real mufflers! In the event that your vehicle makes too much noise, even though you have mufflers, we will ask you to find a way to quiet your pipes or sit on the sidelines (no exceptions). FMI, call 724-627-8029 or visit www.flashlightdrags.com.

August 20-27, 2016 | Bituminous Coal Show — Carnival with discounted ride tickets; New Games; Child's Mini Vehicle Parade (we recommend, Bikes, Wheel Barrels, Child Wagons, Battery Operated Child Vehicle – No Gasoline Operated Quads, Dirt Bikes, ETC.) Pet Parades for all ages; Mine Rescue Competitions; Coal Queen Pageant; Golf Outing; Car/Tractor Show; 5K Race; Fireworks; Musical Guests: Rustic Memories & Tim Reeves Band. FMI, call 724-966-5426 or visit their website at: www.kingcoalshow.org

August 27-28, 2016 | 34th Annual Mason-Dixon Frontier Festival — held both days at the Mason-Dixon Park, 164 Creek Road, Mt. Morris, PA 15349. Festival hours, both day: 10AM until 5PM. A non-denominational church service held in the great outdoors on Sunday morning at 9AM. Free Admission! Come join in the frontier festival, food, car show, reenactments, frontier history, vendors, music and more! FMI, visit their website at: www.masondixonpark.net or call 304-879-5500.


SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 14, 2016 — | Electronics Collection! — the quarterly electronics collection to be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Rabbit Barn from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Event


September 17, 2016 — | the Corner Cupboard Food Bank will hold their second annual race to End Hunger 5K Run/Walk & 2.5k Family-Fun_fitness Walk. The event will be held at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Readiness Center (the Armory), and registration will begin at 7:30 am. FMI, call the Corner Cupboard Food Bank at 724-627-9784 or visit their website at: http://www.cornercupboard.org/

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