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

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WAYNESBURG, PA — Wednesday, June 29, 2016

High Point Raceway Day

Greene County Commissioners proclaimed Saturday, June 18, 2016 as High Point Raceway Day during their June 9 regular meeting. The proclamation recognizes the 40th anniversary of the High Point AMA Pro National.

"Although a Morgantown based company, our flagship race track and where it all begins is Mt. Morris and continues to be Mt. Morris," said Tim Cotter, Director of High Point Raceway. "This year, with our 40th anniversary, marks a milestone that not many sporting facilities have." This year will also be televised live on NBC and MAVTV.

Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Archie Trader; Tim Cotter, Director of High Point Raceway; and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.

Commissioners attend the 40th anniversary of the High Point Raceway
The county commissioners were pleased to be a part of the annual High Point Raceway motocross races, and to celebrate its 40th anniversary of promoting races.

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Pictured left to right: Tim Cotter, Director of High Point Raceway; Commissioner Blair Zimmerman, & Commissioner Dave Coder at the High Point AMA Pro National

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Pictured left to right: Ron Bane, Morgantown City Council; Commissioner Dave Coder; Nate Regotti from Representative Pam Snyder's office; Commissioner Blair Zimmerman; and PA State Senator Camera Bartolotta

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Pictured left to right: Tim Cotter, Director of High Point Raceway and Greene County Commissioner Blair Zimmerman

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Pictured left to right: Raceway staff; Ron Bane, Morgantown City Council; Nate Regotti from Representative Pam Snyder's office; Greene County Commissioner's Blair Zimmerman & Dave Coder; PA State Senator Camera Bartolotta; and a Raceway staff

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Pictured: High Point Raceway signage with future race dates (Photo courtesy of the Raceway website

In September forty years ago, Dave Coombs Sr. found a patch of farmland a few miles east of Mount Morris and had a vision. The race promoter looked out to the rolling hills and deep valleys of the Dunkard Township property owned by Jack and Carroll Holbert and thought it would be an ideal place for, of all things, a motocross track.

Spawning from his vision was High Point Raceway, which has become the crown jewel of the national Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series that attracts dozens of world-class riders for the annual race broadcast live on national television (NBC).

The motocross dirt track at 218 Taylortown Road celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday, June 18 with its annual High Point AMA Pro National race. Its the fourth race on the schedule for the Pro Motocross series operated by Morgantown-based MX Sports Pro Racing (

Commissioners read stories during the Early Intervention Playgroup Sessions

The Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program was awarded the 'Results Grant' through the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), which allows them to host an exciting, new, family activity for the children in their program. Lauren Chambers, Director of the Early Intervention Services Program states that "the focus is to provide literacy rich activities for our young children and encourage their Parents/Caregivers to have positive, language rich interactions with their children."

The EIS Program will host six Playgroup Sessions. Commissioner Zimmerman read last month at the Crossroads Assembly of God Church in Carmichaels, Commissioner Coder read this month at the Crossroads Assembly of God Church and Commissioner Trader read this month at the Eva K. Bowlby Library in Waynesburg.

Each session includes a story, a craft, a game, a snack, CELL (educational) materials and a take home kit.

As of June 8, four sessions have been held and 48 children have attended (25 of those children have attended multiple sessions). The June 14th session, Chief Rob Toth of the Waynesburg Borough Police Department read to the playgroup; and the June 21st session was led by Jacktown Fair Queen Miss Marissa Rode reading to the playgroup. Please enjoy photos from our Playgroup sessions below.

Pictured left to right: Commissioner Blair Zimmerman - Session 2 || Commissioner Archie Trader - Session 3 || Commissioner Dave Coder - Session 4

Below are more pictures of the children's playgroup sessions:

Article and photos courtesy of Lauren Chambers, Director, Early Intervention Services Program, Greene County Human Services Department

Flag Day Ceremonies - June 14
The county commissioners attended the Flag Day ceremony at 8 a.m. on June 14, with a service by the Fort Jackson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held on the steps of the Greene County Courthouse in Waynesburg. The service featured a keynote address by U.S. Army Reserves Lt. Col. Todd Moore, who recognized local veterans and landmarks that were instrumental in preserving and protecting the American flag.

Following his remarks, Moore was presented with a Certificate of Distinguished Service by members of the SAR chapter.

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption.
(Text source: || Photo courtesy of Michelle Deems, Veterans Affairs
Road construction begins at 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.

This project involves construction of a new driveway entrance to the Greene County Airport at the intersection with SR0021 and Murtha Drive. Widening and additional improvements to SR0021 will occur for future development.

The contract was awarded to A. Folino Construction, Inc., in February 2016 in the amount of $768,719.30.

Photo courtesy of Commissioner Blair Zimmerman

County Commissioners welcome new county employees

The Commissioners would like to take time to welcome our new employees that were hired in June, and introduce each new hire to the rest of our county employees. Welcome to the county and we hope that you are happy in your new position. We have an open door policy for all our employees, and hope that 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.

JoAnne Marshall, Communications Director/Tourism

JoAnne was previously the Secretary in the Tourism Office. A Greene County, Waynesburg native and a 2001 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School. She received her degree in Photography and Digital Imaging from the Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia. Prior to working in the Tourism Office, she was employed as a Marketing & Branch Director for the YMCA of Bristol in Bristol, Tennessee.
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April Brummage, Environmental Program Specialist, Soil Conservation, Greene County Conservation District

April brings diversity with both agricultural and environmental experience to the GCCD team. She grew up on a family farm in Kirby where she helped with beef cattle production, and was an active Greene County 4-H member for many years. April is a 2010 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science in Environmental Studies. She has worked for several consulting and engineering firms serving the coal and pipeline industries. April currently lives in Wayne Township with her husband Clint. April is "excited about working closer to home and family, and looking forward to serving the residents of Greene County."
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Greene County Conservation District (GCCD) welcomes their two summer interns

Two summer interns have joined the Greene County Conservation District for the season: Jenna Henry and Michaela Hildreth.

Jenna will be a junior at WVU this fall where she is majoring in civil and environmental engineering. She lives in Sycamore with her parents, Jamie and Cherie Henry. Growing up, Jenna was very active playing softball and participating in FFA and the 4-H Market Lamb Club. Her other hobbies included hunting and helping with her family's Angus beef cattle farm in Nineveh. She has only been with the GCCD a few weeks but says that she already has learned so much! A typical day for her includes collecting mosquitoes to test for West Nile Virus, inspecting pipelines, monitoring stream quality through in-stream data loggers, learning about various permits, visiting local farms to improve operations, and more! Along with the field experience, Jenna enjoys the amount of people she meets daily. She is looking forward to the rest of the summer and gaining even more knowledge to help her career.

Michaela is studying Environmental Protection at WVU also, where she will be entering her senior year this fall. After graduation she hopes to become a pipeline environmental inspector. Michaela lives with her parents, Bill and Sharon Hildreth, on their beef cattle farm in Nineveh. She was a very active member of the FFA during her high school years at West Greene, and also one of the founding members of the West Greene rifle team. In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time on the farm with her family. While interning with the GCCD, she is involved in a variety of things including collecting mosquitos to be teste for West Nile Virus, pipeline inspections, and farm visits. She is looking forward to learning as much as she can this summer with the GCCD staff!
Pictured: Jenna Henry (on left) and Michaela Hildreth (on right) Click on images to enlarge photo.

This Month in Greene County Government...
Board of Commissioners:
During the commissioners’ regular board meeting on Thursday, June 9, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Master Services Agreement between the County of Greene and DQE Communications, LLC for telecommunications or telecommunications related services pending Solicitor approval
  • Agreement to enter the Varner property and trim the tops of trees pursuant to FAA regulations
  • Accept a bid from Ivan's Tree Service to trim the tops of trees pursuant to FAA regulations on the Varner Property
Under Bridges, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Low bid and contract for construction of County Bridge #98 to J 5 Construction
  • County of Greene and Cameron Lumber Company, Inc. an agreement of sale, a temporary easement for construction and a pro-rated share of reality taxes and to name Jeff Marshall as signatory on all related documents for County Bridge #98
  • Construction inspection agreement between the County of Greene and Widmer Engineering for County Bridge #55
Under Prison, the Commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement between the County of Greene and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for the purpose of assisting the County facility with K-9 searches pending Solicitor and Prison Board approval.

Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the FY2016/2017 Capital Equipment Grant Agreement with PADOT.

The Commissioners also appointed Cindy Wilson to the Human Services Advisory Board.

Under Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, the Commissioners approved the FY2016/2017 contract with Westmoreland County for the Health Care Quality Unit.

Under Children and Youth, the Commissioners approved the FY2015/2016 contract with Adelphoi and the FY2015/2016 3rd Quarter Act 148 quarterly report of expenditures.

Under EMA, the Commissioners approved a service agreement between the County of Greene and Motorola Solutions.

Under IDA, the Commissioners accepted the notice of fair housing officer and complaint process.

Under Planning Commission, the Commissioners made a Resolution adopting and approving to appoint at least one but no more than three residents of the County to serve as alternate members of Greene County Planning Commission.

The Commissioners also appointed Jim Smith to the Greene County Planning Commission Board of Directors and they appointed Charlie Riggs as an alternate appointment to the Greene County Planning Commission Board of Directors.

Under Recreation, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Award a bid for Day Camp Transportation to First Student in the amount of $17,414.50
  • Recreational Mini-Grant in the amount of $3,000 for baseball field improvements at the Jefferson Township Park
Proclamations: the Commissioners gave a Proclamation for the 40th Anniversary of High Point Raceway.

Announcements: the Corner Cupboard Food Bank acknowledges the allocation of $15,000 from the Commissioners.

During the commissioners’ regular board meeting on Thursday, June 23, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Contract between the County of Greene and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
  • Award a bid to Separation Design for contents of airport hangar 1 in the amount of $2,200
  • Allow Rolling Thunder, Inc. Chapter 5 PA to place a POW/MIA Chair of Honor in the Greene County Courthouse
  • Funding request up to $2,500 upon receipt from Brave Water amp; Sewer
Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the 2016/2017 contract with Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging.

Under Recreation, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Agreement for sale of real estate and right of way compensation between the County of Greene and Leonard Svetz in the amount of $32,000 pending Solicitor approval
  • Greene County to request a Greenways Trails and Recreation Program Grant in the amount of $250,000 to support an extension of the Greene River Trail
  • Lease agreement between the County of Greene and Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority for Wisecarver Dam and Reservoir to be used for recreational purposes pending Solicitor approval
Under Tourism, the Commissioners accepted the resignation of Melissa Adamson from the Tourism Board of Directors.

Public Comment: Mickey Dikun, Jefferson Township Supervisor, came to speak to the commissioners about a funding request on behalf of Dry Tavern Sewer Authority along with a support letter on behalf of Dry Tavern Sewer Authority. He is asking for a donation from gas impact fee money or other money to meet the requirements of the Penn Vest Grant and Loan. Added into the minutes today is a letter from Dry Tavern Sewer Authority requesting additional funding for the 2016 DTSA Sewer Project along with a petition from residents.

Prison Board:
During the Prison Board meeting on Thursday, June 23, the Commissioners made the following:
  • Motions:
    • Accept the minutes from May 19, 2016.
    • Retirement of Warden Harry D. Gillispie effective July 1, 2016. Warden Gillispie was presented with certificates of appreciation from the Greene County Commissioners, Senator Bartolotta and Representative Pam Snyder. He was thanked by each member of the board for his services and the Judge thanked him for administrative protocols that had been put into place.
    • Table a renewal of contract with Oasis Management Systems, Inc. for inmate commissary services.
    • Table a contract with Securus Technologies for inmate telephone services.

  • Security:
    • A cell phone and charger were found in the female housing unit after searching. Information indicates that a female hid the items in her body to get them into the prison.
    • A female visitor attempted to throw tobacco, suboxone and a syringe over the fence into the H Block recreation yard. She has been arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police and her boyfriend who is an inmate will also be arrested.
    • Dr. Harper has approved a narcan training program. Deputy Warden Kraus will train the Shift Supervisors and they will train the officers. Once this is completed narcan will be purchased. Everyone should be trained by the end of next week.
    • Intercom system was down for approximately a month. Scott Kelley is working with MTI to try and correct the problem. MTI put in new software and the system worked fine for a couple of days. Now it works intermittently. They are sending a new transformer to install. They also think it may be the speakers.
    • The wire for the new camera system has arrived. Morgantown Security and Fire will come to the facility to see where some cam- eras can be moved to give a better view. Once this is complete, the work crew can run new wires and the cameras will be placed in service.
    • The Warden and Deputy Warden came in at 0230 hours to take an inmate to the hospital who claimed he swallowed a razor blade. Normally all X-Rays are done by Mobile X-Ray, but they do not come out in the middle of the night. The inmate was cleared by medical personnel at the hospital and returned to the facility at 0530 hours.
    • There was an inmate on detainer in H Block who pulled the leg off of the sink and destroyed two cameras. He will be charged with vandalism.

  • Training:
    • All officers have been recertified in firearms by SCI Greene personnel.
    • Taser and OC spray recertification will start next week.
    • Food Service worker Nathan Kelley graduated from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy on June 17, 2016.

  • Maintenance:
    • Day to day maintenance continues throughout the facility.

  • Deposits:
    • Deposits totaling $2,130 have been made with the Treasurer’s office for work release and weekend inmates. Fayette County paid $42,00 for May 2016 inmate housing.

  • Executive Session:
    • Judge Toothman made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second to go into executive session at 12:19 to discuss personnel issues.
    • Judge Toothman made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second to come back into the meeting from executive session at 12:45.
    • Commissioner Zimmerman made the motion and Marge Fox the second for the Prison Board and Human Resources to review the Warden job description and advertise for the position within fifteen days.

Retirement Board:
During the Retirement Board meeting on Thursday, June 23, the Commissioners approved the certification of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC as not being a municipal advisory for the County of Greene as defined by Section 15B of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Salary Board:
During the Salary Board meeting on Thursday, June 23, the following personnel actions were approved:

    Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA's):
    • Administer the increase in the weekly on-call pay for all CYS Caseworker Supervisors to $300/week
    • Cost of living increase in the amount of 2.5% for all regular full-time non-union and regular part-time non-union employees effective 07-01-16.
    • Cost of living increase to the non-union salary scale and to all regular full-time non-union and regular part-time non-union employees with less than one year of employment in the amount of 1.25% effective 07-01-16.

    Change in Status:
    • Jamie Stemple, Laborer, from temporary to seasonal

    New Hires:
    • April Brummage, regular full time Environmental Program Specialist I
    • Kira Sisk, regular full time Drug & Alcohol Director

    • Tanner Barnhart, County Caseworker I, CYS from probation to regular status
    • Melissa Ewart to County Caseworker II, CYS
    • George Lagos to County Caseworker II, Human Services

    Remove from Payroll:
    • Noah Hixon, due to end of temporary Laborer position

    • Resignation of Sarah Braddock, CYS Caseworker I

    • Joanna Allen, temporary Administrative Assistant, Tourism
    • Gerald Jenko, Casual 911 Telecommunicator

    • Harry Gillispie, Warden
    • Deshirl Yesenosky, County Caseworker II

    • Joshua Sifuentes to regular full time Security Officer

The County Commissioners would like to recognize county
employees born in the month July!

Sunday, July 3:
    Patricia Reynolds

Monday, July 4:
    Paul Kraich

Tuesday, July 5:
    Cheryl Cowen

Thursday, July 7:
    Keith Haky
    David Lloyd

Friday, July 8:
    Robbie Matesic

Sunday, July 10:
    Ronald Dusenberry

Tuesday, July 12:
    Christine Barhhart
    Phyllis Yesenosky

Wednesday, July 20:
    Dave Zwerver

Thursday, July 21:
    Michael Pavlic

Friday, July 22:
    Tracie Sypin

Saturday, July 23:
    Lou Lewis

Sunday, July 24:
    Marilyn Dubos
    Jamie Stemple

Wednesday, July 27:
    Jessica Barath
    John Dulaney
    Jackie Tedrow

Friday, July 29:
    Debbie Riggi

Saturday, July 30:
    Cherie Henry

Harry announces his retirement — He will be missed!
After more than 19 years as warden of Greene County Prison, Harry Gillispie is taking his leave. He submitted his letter of retirement effective July 1 on Tuesday, May 31 to the county commissioners.

Harry has been in corrections and law enforcement since he was 18 years old, and after 42 years, "he feels it's just time to look at doing something else." Commissioner Blair Zimmerman expressed that he was sad to see Harry leave; stating that he has done a good job, always keeping the commissioners informed about what was going on at the prison and always addressed any of his concerns.

Each year the prison is inspected by the Pennsylvania State Corrections Department, and each year our Greene County Prison has passed with flying colors. Commissioner Zimmerman said it's going to be hard to replace Harry.

Harry started in corrections in 1973 as a Corrections Officer at the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia. He left that prison in 1990 as a Deputy Warden and was hired as the Warden of the Greene County Prison in 1996. He did leave the prison for about a year in 1997, but returned a year later as the Warden. He also served as a Richhill Township Supervisor from 1990-1999.

During his tenure, Harry twice oversaw the expansion of the prison, expansions that created space for an additional 120 inmate beds. He also oversaw improvements to prison security, most recently the addition of an electric fence following an inmate escape in December, and the creation of an inmate work crew that provides free labor to municipalities for various local projects.

Pictured on left is Harry speaking during a prison board meeting in January 2016 while Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Archie Trader listen to a plan to electrify the perimeter fence of the Greene County prison. As jail warden, Harry solicited a proposal from Electric Guard Dog LLC that installed electric wires at the top of the perimeter fence and other places around the jail in Franklin Township. Pictured on the right is Harry showing the news electric fence which was energized on April 7, 2016 and designed to prevent inmates from escaping, the Greene County Prison was the first in the state to utilize an electric fence. In addition to electrifying the top of the fence, additional razor wire was installed in certain areas.

In July 2013, Harry was instrumental in implementing an emergency alert system that will notify county residents in the event of an emergency situation at the prison. (Click here for News Release | click here to access Greene County Prison Alert System). Harry is also in the process of upgrading the video surveillance system at the prison, which currently runs on a 5-second delay, to allow officers to view live footage; the prison is awaiting a proposal from Morgantown Security & Fire for the new surveillance system.

Despite the problems he has experienced at the prison during his time as warden, Harry stressed that he will miss the work. He will continue working part-time at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home and as a deputy wildlife conservation officer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. But for the immediate future, he is going to just take a month or so off and consider what he wants to do next.

Last September, Harry and his wife Marie (pictured on the left) along with a group of friends traveled to Alaska, enjoying the sites, I'm sure travel is in Harry's retirement plans! Pictured on the right is Uncle Harry plowing the snow in his neighborhood with his nephew assisting! As a tough warden, Harry is a gentle lamb when it comes to the children/grandchildren in his life!

Harry is a graduate of West Greene High School, the West Virginia Department of Corrections Training Academy and past president of the Pennsylvania County Corrections Association. He is also a member of the Center Township Volunteer Fire Company and serves as a township auditor. Growing up Harry lived in the Wind Ridge area, and currently lives in Rogersville with his wife. Harry enjoys his family and spends time entertaining the grandchildren; he has five children, and four grandchildren.

Harry has been an icon for the county, a person of wisdom, experience and integrity. Retirement opens the door to new opportunities, and the County Commissioners and all county co-workers/employees wish Harry a bright future and a happy retirement. Enjoy your well-deserved freedom and know that you will be missed.

  — (Portions of the article information is courtesy of the Observer-Reporter, 6/2/2016 ed. -- Other information & photos were contributed courtesy of Harry Gillispie)

Adorable little cutie, a bright-eyed sweetheart & she's Toni's new granddaughter
Meet Bailey Grace Roberts
Bailey Grace was born on April 15th, 2016 at St. Clair Hospital. Bailey weighed 7.4 lbs and was 20 inches long. The proud parents are Nicole and Jared Roberts of Washington, PA and the especially proud grandparents are Toni and John Ferencak.

Toni is a Case Management Coordinator for the Child Care Information Services with our Greene County Human Services Department.
(Photos & information courtesy of Tony Ferencak)
'Precious - sleeping beauty'

The Greene County Commissioners are very proud of all our school students and their accomplishments, and they appreciate their hard-work, determination and dedication to each of their school activities: for the Envirothon competitions, for the Rifle Team hard work, and for the softball season — congratulations to the State Runner-ups! And a big congratulations to the Class of 2016 Graduates!

16-year old twins to WPIALS, West Greene Rifle Team
Congratulations to Haleigh and Makenzie Thomas, 16-year twin daughters of Heath & Angie Thomas, and granddaughters to a proud Patty Reynolds. Both girls were in the top 6 take to WPIALS, West Greene Rifle Team. With Haleigh receiving the Student Athletic and the Ben McDonnell Award and Makenzie receiving the Rookie of the year award.

Patty Reynolds is employed by the county as a Fiscal Technician in our Children and Youth Services office, Human Services Department.

Rifle is one of the oldest sports in WPIAL history. Gunfire in a school! Normally, those two words seen together would cause a lockdown, a call to the police and complete and utter panic. But there's no cause for alarm here, this has been going on for more than 80 years. This is the sport of Rifle; and kids enjoy it today as much as they did when it first began.

Shooters have 10 targets to shoot at, at a distance of 50 feet. Most at this level will hit bulls-eye on all 10, which means it all comes down to just how perfect your bull's-eyes are? The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is an interscholastic athletic association in Western Pennsylvania (District 7 of the WPIAL).

West Greene Pioneer Girls Softball Team on their wins!!
June 15 — PIAA Class A finals with the West Greene High School softball team / Lady Pioneers playing Williams Valley at Penn State's softball Beard Field at 10:00 a.m. The ladies dream softball season fell one victory short of the state championship with a 3-2 loss to Williams Valley in the PIAA Class A Champion game on June 15 at Penn State’s Beard Field. They gave it their best shot, and we're all very proud of them and how far they went. The loss broke a 23-game winning streak by West Green (26-2). As the Lady Pioneers' bus drove through Waynesburg, county workers lined the streets and waved them on for a job well done.

Great Job Ladies — (Post-Season Capture)
  • June 13   West Greene defeated Dubois Central Catholic 5-2 in the PIAA Class A semifinals. Madison Renner struck 3 out and walked 2. McKenna Lampe went 3-for-4 and Kaitlyn Rizer went 2-for-3.
  • June 9   Madison Renner struck out 2 and walked 1 for the win against Saegertown in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals. West Greene’s Madison Lampe, McKenna Lampe, Lexie Mooney and Mackenzie Carpenter scored runs for the 4-1 win over Saegertown.
  • June 6   West Greene defeated Clarion in the first round of the PIAA Class A softball playoffs 12-2 in 5 innings. Madison Renner struck out 6 and walked 3. At the plate she was 2-for-4 including the walk-off solo homer that ended the game in the bottom of the 5th.
  • June 3   With the game still relatively close, 7-3 in the 6th inning, Lexie Mooney came to the plate with the bases loaded and 2 outs. She lined a 3-1n pitch into centerfield and past the centerfielder for a bases-clearing double that put the game out of reach and essentially clinched West Greene's first WPIAL title! West Greene defeated Chartiers-Houston 12-3.
  • May 25   West Greene soared past Monessen in the WPIAL Class A semifinals 10-0. McKenna Lampe went 2-for-2, tripled, scored 3 times and stole 2 bases. Kaitlyn Rizor had a 2-run homer.
  • May 23   West Greene defeated Union Area High School 8 to 2 in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals. Madison Renner pitched 6 innings striking out 7 and issuing 3 walks. Madison Lampe was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and 3 runs scored.
  • May 16   Madison Renner went 3-for-4 with two homeruns and a double as the Pioneers cruised past the WPIAL opening round with a 15-0 win over Greensburg Central Catholic. Madison drove in 5 of the 15 West Greene runs. On the defensive side, she struck out 5 and allowed only 2 hits in the 4-inning shutout win.
You ladies have made us all proud of our Greene County sports programs!

(Source of information and photos: County Pa Time Capsule and and the post game facts source:

    2016 Pennsylvania State Envirothon - Carmichaels Area High School placed third in competition

The 33rd Pennsylvania Envirothon state competition was held at Susquehanna University and Camp Mount Luther on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25, 2016. High school students from 65 Pennsylvania counties participated in this year’s event.

The team representing Greene County from Carmichaels Area High School placed third overall in the 2016 State Envirothon competition. The team had the highest score in the Current Issue station with a 94, second highest Forestry Station score of 91, an Oral Component score of 94.7, and a total score of 522.7 points for the competition, only 25.6 points away from first place. Each team member received a $500 scholarship from the PA Envirothon. For third place, the team was awarded a wooden plaque made from Pennsylvania hardwoods. For the high station score, the team received the Donna Hays Memorial Award plaque along with preserved invasive species specimens and field guides.

The team members include (left to right in photo): Brady Watters, Blake Conard, Emma Lowry, Kaleb Wilson, Kevin Willis, team coach, and Ryan Swartz. This year marks the seventh year in a row and the eighth time overall that the team has placed in the top 5 and the eleventh year in a row that the team has placed in the top 10 at the State Envirothon. The team placed 2nd in 2010 and 2006, 3rd in 2014, and 4th in 2011 and 2015. In 2012 and 2013 the team placed 5th in the State. In 2009, the team placed 7th, in 2008 the team placed 8th, and in 2007 the team placed 10th in the State.

At the Envirothon, five-member teams participate in a series of field station tests that focus on five topic areas – soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and environmental issues. The 2016 current environmental issue focused on Invasive Species. The teams also prepare and deliver oral presentations to panels of judges who evaluate each team on its problem-solving capabilities, oral presentation skills and recommendations to help solve the specific environmental challenge, which relates to the current environmental issue.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Envirothon champions will represent the Commonwealth at the 28th North American competition planned for July 24 – July 29 at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario Canada. Pennsylvania has won the North American event in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2009. More than 46 states, eight Canadian provinces, and one Canadian territory have initiated Envirothon contests based on the program that was originally developed by Pennsylvania’s conservation districts.

Top 10 winners, with scores include: Second Place – Palmyra Area High School, Lebanon County, with a score of 538.7; Third Place – Carmichaels Area High School, Greene County, with a score of 522.7; Fourth Place – Neshaminy High School, Bucks County, with a score of 516.7; Fifth Place – YHSA Homeschoolers, York County, with a score of 512.3; Sixth Place – North East High School, Erie County, with a score of 479.7; Seventh Place – Oley Valley High School, Berks County, with a score of 471.3; Eighth Place – Cumberland Valley High School, Cumberland County, with a score of 461.3; Ninth Place – Pleasant Valley High School, Monroe County, with a score of 453.3; and Tenth Place – Coudersport High School, Potter County, with a score of 453.

The Pennsylvania Envirothon awarded scholarships to the first, second, and third place teams. The scholarships were sponsored by Pennsylvania’s County Conservation Districts and Shell Oil. Each of the top ten teams received a plaque and other prizes. The high station winners, with scores include: Soils/Land Use – Berks County, with a score of 97; Aquatic Ecology – Lebanon County, with a score of 98; Forestry –Delaware County, with a score of 94 (Greene County 2nd highest with 91); Wildlife – Lebanon County, with a score of 81; Current Issue – Greene County, with a score of 94; and Oral Presentation Component – Delaware County, with a score of 96.3. For more information on the Envirothon program, contact your county conservation district or contact the Pennsylvania Envirothon by phone 814-623-7900 ext. 111, Email, or visit the website at

Pictured in lower group picture: Carmichaels Team #1 who won this year' Greene County Environthon with a score of 429; all winning team members will receive a $500 scholarship. From l to r: Anastasia Roof, Columbia Pipeline Group; Steve Morgan, CONSOL Energy; Greene County Commissioner Archie Trader; team members Brady Watters-11th, Kalab Wilson-11th, Emma Lowry-12th, Blake Conard-12th, Ryan Swartz-9th, team advisor Kevin Willis, Mike Belding, GCCD Board of Directors; Bettie Stammerjohn, Community Foundation of Greene County, and Bill Wentzel, GCCD Board of Directors.

County employees enjoying the sunshine

June 4 - the Waynesburg Lions Club held a golfing event at Rohanna's Golf Course.

Pictured: Tony Negley (County Maintenance), Tom Dorazio, Greg Rohanna (County Coroner) and John Mariner (Retired FFS&L Bank President) enjoyed the sunshine at the golf outing on June 4th at Rohanna’s Golf Course.
  Ryerson Station State Park - Swimming Pool now open
The swimming pool at Ryerson Station State Park, which wasn’t able to open Memorial Day because of a lack of lifeguards, opened Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th before resuming a regular daily schedule Saturday, June 18th.

The pool hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, although circumstances might arise that require unexpected changes to these hours, Johnson said A closing date for the season has yet to be determined, but will likely occur in mid-August based upon lifeguard availability. For up-to-the minute updates on the pool and hours of operation, please check the park advisory tab at

The pool was unable to open for the Memorial Day holiday as the park completed final pool repairs and attempted to hire enough lifeguards, which they do now have certified lifeguards, but continue hiring those interested in summer employment as a lifeguard at the park. For more information on Ryerson Station State Park or any of Pennsylvania’s 120 other state parks, visit

Recreation Department offering summer camps
Free Summer Day Camp Program
Greene County children ages 5 to 15 years old will be able to enjoy free, fun activities this summer. The county Summer Day Camp, a six-week session program, will begin June 20 and will conclude July 29. The camp will be held Monday through Friday, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m.

Programming for all day camps is provided through a generous donation from the Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation and will focus on the increasing interest of the STEM fields - science, technology, engineering and mathematics and healthy food and lifestyle.

Featuring the "UP STREAM", or "YoU being Physical in Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art and Math," and "Lettuce Turnip the Beet," these programs will start during the first week of Day Camp.

The "UP STREAM" program features interactive, simple discussion explaining the theme of the lesson and improve their strategizing and problem-solving skills by conducting various experiments that will help them experience science in a fun light.

"The Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to be able to collaborate with the Parks and Recreation Department in order to provide such an outstanding program," Sheila Stewart, Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation president.

Also returning, the Monon Center will provide Art experiences. The classes will promote creativity and imagination through the hands on experience of creating the children’s own work and apply their new knowledge in constructing various arts and crafts.

Penn State Cooperative Extension will provide a Nutrition Program. These lessons will focus on healthy food and lifestyle and include discussions on the importance of fruits, vegetables and water in our daily lives, and fighting foodborne bacteria. Campers will grow vegetable plants and sample different fruits and vegetables during the program.
    All-Ages Tennis Camp
The Greene County Department of Recreation will offer an all-ages week-long tennis camp at the county’s tennis courts at 900 Rolling Meadows Road in Waynesburg.

The tennis camp will run from Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15. Instruction sessions are 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. for children ages 7 to 10, and 10 to 11:30 a.m. for age 11 and older. The camp costs $50 and includes a T-shirt. The deadline to register for the camp is Friday, July 8.

Tennis skills such as serving, forehand, backhand and volleying will be taught throughout the week, and campers will also learn how to play in singles and doubles competition.

Camp instructors will be Ron Headlee, Jessica Bazzoli and John Buchanan, all certified United States Tennis Association instructors. The three are well experienced having played tennis competitively for years and have worked often with young children. Buchanan is also currently in charge of the Greene County tennis league.

The tennis camp is sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners and the Department of Recreation. For more information, or to register for the tennis camp, call 724-852-5323, or Headlee at 724-984-2953.

In addition, campers will receive a "Lettuce Turnip the Beet" Day Camp T-shirt sponsored by the Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

If the campers meet attendance and behavior requirements over the six-week session, they will get to participate in field trips sponsored by Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation. During the last week of Day Camp, campers ages 5-8 will be bussed to the Greene County Fairgrounds for a "Lego Day" and a field trip to Alpha Aquatic Center. Campers ages 9-15 who attend seven out of the 10 "UPSTREAM" and "Lettuce Turnip the Beet" programs, will be able to enjoy a field trip to Nemacolin Woodlands Adventure Center, which features foot rope courses, climbing walls and miniature golf.

Campers will have a variety of other activities scheduled for them, including arts and crafts, games and additional educational programs. They may also swim at any of the three county pools for only $2 per day.

The "UP STREAM" program was honored in March at the 69th annual PRPS State Conference at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs with an Excellence in Programming Award.

All meals, supplies and activities are provided free of charge to campers. The Day Camp program is funded through the Greene County Commissioners, the Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation and Department of Recreation fundraisers such as the Dock to Lock 5K Run/Walk held in May.

For more information on the summer Day Camp program, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

Messages from our Directors

Greene County Sheriff's Office and area schools join together to fight drug problem
In an effort to help combat our very serious and growing substance abuse problem in Greene County, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office has entered in to an agreement with all 5 public school districts in the county, West Greene, Central Greene, Jefferson Morgan, Carmichaels and Southeastern Greene.

The agreement is to begin offering a D.A.R.E. program at each school. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance and Education. Taken from the DARE website: "D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors."

D.A.R.E. not only teaches students about the dangers of substance abuse but teaches them how to make better decisions. "Our drug problem is out of control and there is no singular way to solve it. The approach to helping our problem needs to be multifaceted, and one of the major components needs to be prevention, my hope and belief is that this D.A.R.E. program will help to address that aspect of it." Sheriff Brian Tennant said of the D.A.R.E. program. Tennant went on to say "The school Superintendents and School Boards were more than receptive to the idea and were very helpful with getting it implemented. We are all excited to get this program up and running and think it will be of great benefit in helping Greene County address our growing opiod addiction problem."

The program will be taught to students in late elementary school, fourth or fifth grade, by a certified D.A.R.E. officer from the Sheriffs Office. The minimum cost of the program is $1.29/student with the costs being waived by D.A.R.E. for the first year.

Based on average class populations, this will be a cost of less than $500 annually, this total includes students in all schools. "The cost of this program is very low, but we still hope to reach out to some of our local businesses to help support the program." Sheriff Brian Tennant said. "With getting a Deputy trained and getting things set up and scheduled, all involved hope to have the program up and running next school year." Tennant added.

If you would wish to help support the efforts of the D.A.R.E. program, please contact the Sheriffs Office at 724-627-7207. All monetary donations made to the county are tax deductible.   Click here for Press Release, 5/24/2016.

State awards $200,000 grant for environmental assessment at Mather
Crystal Simmons, IDA Director is happy to report — that the state of Pennsylvania has awarded $200,000 grant for environmental assessment for the portion of the Mather reclamation site most likely to be developed first.

The authority received the grant for the phase II environmental assessment from the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s Industrial Sites Reuse Program. The study area will cover property at the western end of the Mather site, including the 27 acres GCIDA received several years ago from Atlas Services that contains old railroad ties as well as the adjoining reservoir property owned by Morgan Township.

Of the entire Mather site, this is the area that will probably be available for re-use first, GCIDA Director Crystal Simmons said. To provide the "match" for the DCED grant, Greene County and Morgan Township are each contributing $15,000 and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds is kicking in $20,000, Simmons said. "We're partnering with the township, which hopes to see something done with the reservoir property," Simmons said.

The authority also received support from the county commissioners, as well as the foundation in the past for the Mather project.

Crystal said that "the phase II assessment will help in the planning process, telling us what might have to be done to make the property ready for re-use. It could tell the authority, for instance, whether the property has any soil contamination that may have to be addressed before the property can be developed."

—> Photo & article courtesy of Crystal Simmons & the Observer-Reporter

Greene County Veterans Affairs Office:
VA Outreach . . . The Greene County Veterans Affairs office will provide information and services to veterans in communities across the county during this year’s schedule of veterans’ outreach programs. Outreach will take place starting at 10 a.m. on the following dates & locations:
  • July 13 — Mt. Morris Senior Center, 303 Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris (724-324-5396)
  • July 20 — Carmichaels Senior Center, 100 Nemacolin Road, Carmichaels (724-966-2290)
  • July 26 — Clarksville Lion's Club Community Center, 524 East Street, Clarksville (724-364-3224)

—Thanks, Dalene Watson, VA Director (724-852-5274)
VA July dates to remember:

  From the Treasurers Office:   2016-17 Hunting Seasons begins

Our Greene County Treasurer's Office have been busy issuing hunting license; as the season for most hunting and trapping begins July 1, 2016.

For a listing of the 2016-17 hunting season and bag limits, click here (PA Game Commission).

Notice to all those purchasing license' this year, of the 20¢ increase for the license.

—Thanks, Darlene Humble, First Deputy Treasurer (724-852-5225)
    Free Food & Fun

Free Meals this summer for any child 18 and under (no paperwork required)and it is NOT an income based program.

FMI, contact Bettie Stammerjohn, Exe Director, Community Foundation of Greene County at 724-627-2010.

Click here printable flyer of locations and time.

—> Thanks, Community Food Bank

From our Human Resources Office:
  1.   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.

Thanks, — Thanks, Rebecca Harris, HR Director

2.   Biometric Screenings

As part of the 2016 Wellness Rewards Program we were very excited to announce that Integrated Corporate Health came on-site, once again to conduct Biometric Screenings. These screenings were held on-site the morning of June 30, with a very good turnout of our county employees. The screening included a finger stick and results for the following:
        • Cholesterol (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides)
        • Blood Sugar (Glucose)
        • Blood Pressure
The Biometric Screenings are worth 40 points for those participating in the county's Wellness Rewards Program, and 5 stars. If you have any questions, please e-mail Cara Cox or call at extension 381.
3.   Biggest Loser Challenge

The Biggest Loser Challenge is mid-way through the 16-week competitions. Cara from Human Resources sends out weekly results of the top ten in the competition - current the top two, Jeremy Kelly and Marilyn Dubos, seem to be running neck-to-neck in the weekly weigh-in results! But everyone is doing a good job so keep up the good work. If you'd like to know where you stand, just e-mail Cara Cox.

We have more employees competing in this years challenge than ever before. And remember, it's not about who wins or whose in 1st place, it's about how you feel! Weight loss is a constant battle for many folks, and a definite life-style change. But the rewards do pay off and you'll be a healthier and happier person as a result. (25 points towards the Wellness Rewards Program).

IT announces Computer Training classes:

On July 19th the County will be sponsoring Computer training at Waynesburg University. This first class will cover Outlook email, contacts, and Calendars as well as an overview of staying safe online with respect to phishing attempts and scams, malware, etc.

We will be having 3 classes of 15 people each; 9:30, 12:30, and 2:30. You only need to attend one of the 3 classes. Each one will be 90 minutes and the class can be taken on the clock (i.e. you do not punch out for the class).

The classes will be held in one of the computer labs in the Stewart Science Building, 3rd Floor and will be taught by William Dumire, a professor at the University and their VP/CIO.

This will be a hands-on class with a chance to ask questions during and after the class. Everyone will also get a chance to take a survey rating the training. If we have a good response, we will consider additional trainings in the future.

These classes are first come, first serve – send Scott an email with your preferred time and an alternate time. Your attendance is subject to your supervisors’ approval. The classes are free to employee’s, but IT will be paying for the training, so if you sign up, make sure you can – and do – go.

  — Thanks, Scott, IT Director (724-852-5296)
  To recap:
  • Computer classes – given by Waynesburg University.
  • July 19th – 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM.
  • At the Stewart Science Building, 3rd Floor.
  • On the clock – first come, first served.
  • Email me if you want to go – give me a preferred time and an alternate time.

Prison Board voted to stock heroin antidote for prisoners

The Greene County Prison Board voted May 19 to stock two doses of Narcan at the prison. Narcan is an effective heroin antidote and will be used at the prison should an inmate overdose on an opioid while incarcerated at the facility. Warden Gillispie researched the need for the antidote, surveying other county jail wardens across the state and found the a few counties already store the drug. The warden presented various options to the board, it was decided to purchase two doses of the nasal spray for $150. Other options included injectable pens for $1,800 each, or a 10-pack of pre-filled syringes for $400.

Even though Sheriff Tennant commented that the nasal spray, which expires after one year, would require less training, the Greene County President Judge Farley Toothman responded, "It saves lives... having the drug available, is an opportunity to save a life." Training sessions to the prison staff on the procedure to administer the drug will be carried out by Dr. Morris Harper, the jail's physician.

  — May 19, 2016 Prison Board Meeting Notes, Warden Harry Gillispie
  Greene County Department of Parks & Rec receives donation

Jake is pleased to announce that the Marine Corps League recently presented them with a check for $275 to give back to Greene County.

(Pictured, left to right: Buzz Walters, a member of the Marine Corps League, and Jake Blaker, Director of the Greene County Parks & Recreation)

—>Photo courtesy of the Observer-Reporter, ed. 6/18/2016 pg. B3.

Greene County Sheriff's Ten Most Wanted List (Updated 06/07/2016)
Robert F. Bacon

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

Age 32

Wanted for: DUI/Failure to Appear

Last Known Address: 120 North Liberty, Apt A, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Captured 07/07/2016

Jeremy M. Dickey

Age 38

Wanted for: Theft/Failure to Appear

Last Known Address: 183 Neff Road, Jefferson, PA 15344
Captured 06/13/2016

Daniel Rex Gamble

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

Age 46

Wanted for: DUI/Failure to Appear

Last Known Address: 220 Lanz Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Captured (turned himself in) 06/07/2016

Thomas M. Jacobs

Age 52

Wanted for Simple Assault, Failure to appear

Last Known Address: 529 Sugar Lane, Clarksville, PA 15322
Jeffrey Christopher Speer

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

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
Captured 3/15/2016

David Michael Strohmeyer, Jr.

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
Captured 4/26/2016

Michael Jon Ulrich

Age 25

Wanted for: Failure to Appear / Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance

Last Known Address:
252 Maranda Run Road, Graysville, PA 15337
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is pleased with the arrests that have been made concerning the top ten most wanted listing for Greene County. Since the public announcement and posting of the top ten on February 28, 2014, several of the wanted individuals have been arrested, removed from the top-ten listing, and replaced with other top-ten wanted persons. Anyone who uses this information to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution. Under no circumstances should anyone other than an authorized law enforcement official attempt to apprehend or confront one of these offenders. 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.  
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.

All tips are confidential and you are not required to provide your name!

Greene County Domestic Relation's Warrant Listing of Defendant's   (Updated 06/28/2016)

or call the IVR Anonymous Tips line (24/7) at 724-852-5214.

Evans, Kenneth W.

Docket No: 00049 DR 2009
Issue Date: 06/14/2016
Arrears Balance: $3,511.65
Last Known Address:
%Jamie Haywood
49 W. Locust Ally
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Haywood, Eric

Docket No:00324 DR 2006
Issue Date: 06/4/2016
Arrears Balance: $19,348.01
Last Known Address:
%Joe Dockey
106 Woodside Manor, Carmichaels, PA 15320

Wilson, David

Docket No: 00069 DR 2013
Issue Date: 06/24/2016
Arrears Balance: $1,440.76
Last Known Address:
303 E. South Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320

Lohr, William D.

(Warrant 1 of 3)
Docket No: 00268 DR 2008
Issue Date: 9/29/2015
Arrears Balance: $389.30
Last Known Address:
129 Hickman Street
Jefferson, PA 15344

Lohr, William D.

(Warrant 2 of 3)
Docket No: 00135 DR 2000
Issue Date: 9/29/2015
Arrears Balance: $2,800.61
Last Known Address:
129 Hickman Street
Jefferson, PA 15344

Lohr, William D.

(Warrant 3 of 3)
Docket No: 431 DR 1993
Issue Date: 9/29/2015
Arrears Balance: $1,569.99
Last Known Address:
129 Hickman Street
Jefferson, PA 15344

Polosky, Matthew C.

Docket No: 00006 DR 2007
Issue Date: 06/24/2016
Arrears Balance: $3,640.00
Last Known Address:
309 Fifth Avenue, PO Box 59
Crucible, PA 15325

Rickard, Michael

Docket No: 00139 DR 2011
Issue Date: 06/24/2016
Arrears Balance: $3,024.49
Last Known Address:
133 Dune Station Road
Prosperity, PA 15329

Rockwell, Brian H.

Docket No: 00204 DR 2010
Issue Date: 06/24/2016
Arrears Balance: $10,316.28
Last Known Address:
PO Box 221, Fairbank, PA 15435

Ryan, Williams R. Jr.

Docket No: 00096 DR 2014
Issue Date: 03/23/2016
Arrears Balance: $9,841.65
Last Known Address:
215 9th Street, Donora, PA 15033

Wilson, Harley D

(Warrant 1 of 2)
Docket No: 00103 DR 2010
Issue Date: 04/25/2016
Arrears Balance: $1,844.76
Last Known Address:
139 Ferncliff Road, Rices Landing, PA 15357

Wilson, Harley D

(Warrant 2 of 2)
Docket No: 00274 DR 2011
Issue Date: 04/25/2016
Arrears Balance: $1,162.50
Last Known Address:
139 Ferncliff Road, Rices Landing, PA 15357
Photos and warrant listing information courtesy of Cynthia Policz, Assistant Director, Domestic Relations

Fredericktown Farmer's Market
Just kicked off on June 27 and will be held subsequently on July 25, August 29, and September 26 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the community square on Front Street in Fredericktown

Various vendors; the anchor vendor this year is Joe's Farm Market of Rickeyville, offering fresh fruits and veges each month. FMI, contact 724-377-1777.
Greensboro Farmer's Market
Saturdays from 9:00 AM to noon.

Stop by on Saturday mornings from mid-May to mid-October for fresh produce and baked goods. Located near the Greensboro-Mon Township Fire Department in the former Holy Faith Church parking lot (Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro). FMI, contact 724-324-2279.
Waynesburg Farmer's Market & Forum
presented by Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, located in High Street in front of the Courthouse.
Providing an opportunity for area residents to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, veges, flowers, and herbs. The market also features baked goods, locally produced meats, and eggs.

Special to the market are 15-minute instructional forums offered multiple times during each market. From recycling to canning to healthy eating and composting, these instructional sessions provide a wide-range of topics. FMI, call 724-627-8119.

here for Press Release (6/13/2016)
FMI, call the Chamber Office at 724-627-5926.

July 13 — Quarterly Electronics Collection!

The 2nd quarterly electronics collection will be held Wednesday, July 13 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Arena Barn from 2:00 pm to 5:00. Then next two collection dates are scheduled for September 14December 14, 2016.   Event sponsored by State Representative Pam Snyder and the Greene County Commissioners, Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder, and Archie Trader. Legislative staff will be on hand to answer questions on state-related programs such as CHIP or Property Tax/Rent Rebate. FMI, call Rep. Pam Snyder's office at 724-966-8953.
Click here for event flyer with description of accepted & not-accepted items.

25th Annual Cabbage Flats All-Town Yard Sale

Saturday, July 16-17, 2016 will be celebrating their 25th annual all-town year sale. Located on Rt. 88, Greensboro, PA — Come on out and enjoy the festivities and yard sales. Rain or Shine!

Jacktown Fair — July 19-23, 2016

Take a visit to the longest running fair in the nation’s history. Enjoy rides, 4-H competitions, tractor and horse pulls, a demolition derby, home and garden contests, live entertainment, decorated floats, and the crowning of the fair queen.
New at the fair this year, the Cincinnati Circus will perform shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at the upper grandstand. Last year the crowds enjoyed magic tricks, stilt walking, and balloon animals from one of their performers. Come and see their variety show including aerial acrobatics, juggling, fire performances, bed of nails, and much more!!

FMI, visit their website at for fair entry forms, or call 724-428-3637 or email to:

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Rain Day Festival — July 29 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

July 29th, Rain Day in Waynesburg, is the only holiday anywhere in the world that is not a success unless it rains! It is just another day to the rest of the world, but to the people of Waynesburg, it is special festivities and memories on Main Street.

It all started during the late 1800’s at a drugstore located on High Street (the main street in town). An unknown local farmer remarked to William Allison, the pharmacist, that it always seems to rain on July 29th. This comment inspired Allison to keep an annual record of the rainfall on that day, followed by his brother Albert, and then Bryon Daily. Waynesburg newsman John O’Hara, began sending Rain Day stories to other newspapers in the 1930’s. Today, newspapers, TV and radio stations from around the world flood the town of Waynesburg with calls every July 29th to learn if it has indeed rained.

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!

Get your Rainy Day Gift Card Raffle tickets ... and take a chance on winning $1,125 in gift cards. Stop by the Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce Office to get your ticket! Tickets are $5 for one number and the winning number will be taken from the PA Pick 3 on Rain Day, July, 29th. FMI visit: for festival website with application forms and details or call 724-627-8111.

Greene County Fair Book now online
August 7-13, 2016 are the dates for this years fair, and the theme is"We have good things growing".

For those interested in submitting entry forms for the Greene County Fair departments (Livestock, Home & Gardens, and contests), just go to for forms, schedule, rules, and general information.

The fair booklets are in two separate documents this year:
  • Click here for the Home & Garden/Contest booklet and Entry Form(s) (document is in PDF style - 45 pages & 3,457 KB)
  • Click here for the Livestock booklet (Animals Only) and Entry Form(s) (document is in PDF style - 44 pages & 3,171 KB)
Contacts: if you are a vendor and want to display or sell items at the fair, call Larry Marshall at 724-852-2175. For all other information, call Debbie Stephenson, PA State Director and Secretary/Treasurer of the Greene County Fair (Phone: 724-627-4752) or Email: A fair facebook page will also be available soon for any of the latest updates and changes.
Farmers Market Vouchers

Click image to enlarge distribution schedule flyer

August 10 — 14th Annual Stuff-the-Bus Program
Greene County United Way is sponsoring its 14th Annual “Stuff the Bus” program, sponsored by First Federal Saving and Loan of Greene County. With all the recent layoffs in our county, we will need your help more than ever! I believe there is going to be a great increase in the number of children registering. When local students head back to school every year, many requests are received for back to school supplies. The “Stuff the Bus” program is designed to supplement these supplies. With your support we can answer this need in our community. The event will be held at the JC Pavilion at the Lion's Club Park again this year, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 10. Click here for complete press release and click here for the Stuff the Bus participation form. FMI, contact Barb Wise, Exe Director, Greene County United Way at 724-852-1009 or Email at

Flashlight Drags — July 31, 2016 (Make-up day for May race)
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$30 to race | $6 for spectators (Rain Dates: in the event of rain on the scheduled date, the make-up date will be determined jointly by Greene County Rec Department and AG Events, LLC. FMI, go to:

September 10 — Mountain Craft Days Bus Trip
Nathanael Greene CDC is sponsoring a day trip to Mountain Craft Days at Somerset Historic Center on Saturday, September 10th. Starting at 9 am the bus will pick up in Waynesburg and Carmichaels. We could also pick up in Uniontown. Cost for the bus is $25.00 and admission for the festival is $9.00

Mountain Craft Days was founded in 1970 to promote, preserve, demonstrate and enhance public appreciation and enjoyment of the historic crafts heritage of Somerset County and surrounding areas by presenting a wide variety of festival experiences for the general public. More than 125 craft booths and a dozen outdoor performance sites, all within walking distance of each other, offer visitors a wonderful medley of demonstrations, music and food.

Lastly, we will also make a stop at the 911 Memorial site. Please sign up early as the seats do fill up quickly! FMI, email or call 724-943-4462.


Click image to read complete grant award

This is some really big news for our Carmichaels Activity Center receiving $66,948 and Waynesburg Community Center, $47,850!
  —> Thanks, Nancy Riggle, AAA

— Greene County Residents -

Greene County has unclaimed property waiting to be claimed. For information about the nature and value of the property, or to check for additional names, visit Pennsylvania Treasury Department, 1-800-222-2046.

The Victory 5K - August 13
7:00-10:30 am

Children's Challenge (mile run) | Family Fun event

Click here for event brochure with registration form, costs, etc.

Event location: Waynesburg First Church of the Nazarene, 115 Deerfield Lane, Waynesburg, PA.

FMI, visit the Victory facebook page at: or call 724-627-5471.

Proceeds to benefit the Greene County Corner Cupboard Foodbank, Inc.


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 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, along the Greene River Trail. Participants can sign up for the race at a pre-registration rate of $20. 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.

Click here for June 10 press release | click here for sponsorship letter | click here for event brochure with registration form.
FMI, contact Christina at 724-678-1696 or email at

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

July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2016 | Waynesburg Farmers' Market — 10 am to 2 pm, every Wednesday from mid-May through mid-October next to the Greene County Courthouse in downtown Waynesburg. (May 18 - October 12 | Waynesburg Farmers' Market)

July 7, 2016 | Greene County Day — at Kennywood Park. FMI, call the Chamber Office at 724-627-5926.

July 16, 2016 | Cabbage Flats All-Day Yard Sale — 25th Annual all-town yard sale, held along Route 88 in Greensboro, PA. FMI, 724-943-3645 or email

July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 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 13, 2016 — | Electronics Collection! — the quarterly electronics collection to be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Arena Barn from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Event

July 19-23, 2016 | Jacktown Fair, Est. 1866 —, Wind Ridge, PA

July 24, 2016 | Ms. Rain Day Pageant — held at the Waynesburg Central High School from 4-6 p.m. FMI, call 724-592-6032 or visit

July 29, 2016 | Rain Day Festival — July 29th, Rain Day in Waynesburg, is the only holiday anywhere in the world that is not a success unless it rains! It is just another day to the rest of the world, but to the people of Waynesburg, it is special festivities and memories on Main Street. FMI, go to the special events commissioner website at:

July 31, 2016 | Flashlight DragsMake-up day for May race. 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


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

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

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: or call 724-627-8029.

August 20-27, 2016 | Bituminous Coal Show — annual events, children's activities, fairs and festivals, family events, food, music, outdoors, parades, performances, shows and pageants; in downtown Carmichaels. FMI and parade entry form, visit their website at:

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: or call 304-879-5500.

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