The Greene Gazette E-Newsletter for May 2017 from the Greene County Board of Commissioners, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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GREENE COUNTY, PA — May 2017 e-newsletter


Greene County Commissioners
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Waynesburg, PA 15370

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Ruth Thornberg, Webmaster

Compiled by Kelli Rishell
Administrative Assistant &
Ruth Thornberg, Webmaster


Edited by JoAnne Marshall
Communications Director


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  Commissioners proclaim May as "Children and Youth Services Appreciation Month"

The Greene County Commissioners proclaimed May as "Children and Youth Services Appreciation Month" to underscore the commitment that Greene County’s Children and Youth Services (CYS) agency has to children and to keeping them safe.

Changes in recent years to the Child Protectives Services Law have significantly expanded the state's definition of child abuse, including clarification of who is to be considered a mandatory reporter as well as who can be defined as an alleged perpetrator of such abuse. Consequently, CYS agencies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, already overwhelmed with high staff turnover, have experienced an increase in their workloads. State audits of CYS agencies have raised concerns about the burden and demands placed on caseworkers as a result of these greater caseloads added to other stressors already inherent in the nature of child welfare.

"The Greene County Commissioners are actively involved in our own internal assessment and are stepping up recruitment efforts and agency improvements," said Commissioner Blair Zimmerman. “These are hard jobs, but they are vitally important jobs providing opportunities, challenges and competitive salaries for qualified professionals who want to make a positive difference in the lives of children.”

Commissioners Archie Trader and Dave Coder join Zimmerman in recognizing the child welfare staff – administrative, fiscal, social services, casework and management.

"We are grateful for the work they do, behind the scenes, day after day after day, to make the world a better place for our children and families," said Zimmerman.

Currently, the agency has vacant caseworker and supervisory positions. Anyone interested in learning more about applying can visit the county website at co.greene.pa.us or by calling the Human Resources office at 724-852-5200.

Accepting the proclamation from Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Dave Coder are the employees of the Greene County Children and Youth Services.

Pictured: Contessa Wilson, Renee Imhoff, Toni Karlowicz, Meghan Ricciuti, Amy Anderson, Lisa Cogar, Crystal Barrett, Amanda Smouse, Danielle Smith, Commissioner Zimmerman, Stacey Courtwright, Seated is Lucinda Sheaffer, Davine Arnold, Jessica Spahr, Siara Johnson, Thomas Stimaker, Amy Hunyady, Eric Ryan Hurd, Sarah Braddock, Commissioner Dave Coder, Ashley Milcheck


  Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Dave Coder joined in the activities of the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day held at the Greene County Fairgrounds, on Friday, May 12. This is an annual event of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation educational program that provides training and resources for local communities to conduct one-day safety and health programs.

The Waynesburg Safety Day event included three of our Greene County School Districts: Carmichaels, Central Greene, and Jefferson-Morgan Elementary Schools, bringing just under 300 third grade students. West Greene and Southeast Greene has participated also in the past. The students rotated 13 hands-on educational stations and watched two large group presentations throughout the day, including:
  • PTO Safety with a local Farm person with personal experience with a PTO accident – watched demonstration of a dummy being wrapped in a PTO shaft
  • Public Safety with the Sheriff's Department – learned about the duties of the office and got to test out some equipment
  • High-voltage Safety with First Energy – tested out protective equipment and learned about high-voltage
  • Home Alone Safety with Domestic Violence – learned about staying safe when home alone
  • Home Chemical Safety with the Penn State Master Gardeners – learned about keeping everyone at home safe from chemical poisonings and using Mr. Yuck
  • First Aid for Emergencies with the Washington Hospital Greene staff – learned about basic first aid and made their own first aid kit
  • Emergency Response:
    • Human Incident Responses with SW EMS – got to tour and test out the vehicle, stretchers, and cadaver
    • Fire Incident Responses with three local fire companies including Waynesburg-Franklin Township, Carmichaels & Cumberland Township, and Jefferson
    • Boating Safety with Ten Mile Power Squadron – learned about the importance of a life vest when boating that is in working order and fits
    • Safety Outdoors with the PA Game Commissioner – learned about hazards while outdoors and how to be safe; got to check out pelts and other parts of local wildlife
    • Safety with Natural Gas and Buried lines with Peoples Natural Gas – learned about safe practices
    • Fire Safety with Waynesburg-Franklin Township Fire Department and the Smokehouse – entered a house and learned how to crawl out of a burning home
    • Food Safety with the USDA Food Inspection Department – learned about safety around food and the importance of cleanliness and hand washing
    • Bicycle Safety with the WVU Power Behind the Sport Team – learned how to fit their bodies to a bicycle to pick the one right for them and how to properly secure a bicycle helmet for maximum protection
    • Search and Rescue Response with Jake and his Fayette Sheriff’s Office handler – watched Jake find a person and learned about training dogs
And Jefferson Township Fire Department was there with Smokey the Bear, pictured with Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Dave Coder.

Photos compliments of Christina Becker, Penn State Extension Office-Waynesburg. Note, a permission slip is mandated for photos for every child attending the event.

Each student left the full day of activities with a better understanding of safety; and each child received a take-home bag of safety information, a smoke alarm, safety googles, hearing protection, and more that they got to carry home to better educate their families with what they learned.

Sponsored nationally, the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days are conducted throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Territories. In addition, the program is licensed in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The mission of the program is to provide education, training and resources to make farm and ranch life safer and healthier for children and their communities.

Greene County is fortunate to have the event and appreciate the Penn State Extension-Waynesburg Office for the coordination efforts for hosting the annual event.

Click HERE for event flyer or to learn more, click HERE for additional information about the program. Pictured above are our county commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Dave Coder with Smokey the Bear. (Information provided by Chris Becker, 4-H Extension Educator, Penn State Extension — Greene)


 
(See names listed below)


Mass Casualty Transport



Greg Leathers, EMA Director & Commissioner Dave Coder
Regional 13 Homeland Security Seminar

Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Dave Coder attended the Region 13 Task Force Elected Officials Conference in Cranberry, PA along with representatives from Greene County EMA.

The April 28th conference was hosted by the task force to showcase some of the equipment that is available to each county if the need ever arises. The task force also gave presentations for each of the subcommittees of the regional task force.

Region 13 Task Force is made up of the 14 Southwestern Pennsylvania counties and the City of Pittsburgh that work together to respond to any type of hazard or disaster including acts of terrorism.


Pictured above l. to r.:   Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Dave Coder; Richard Policz, Operations & Training Officer with Greene County Emergency Management Services; Bob Winters, Protective Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Greg Leathers, Greene County EMA/911 Director.

Decontamination Trailer



Urban Search and Rescue Equipment



Pittsburgh Police, Bomb Squad Respond Vehicle


(Photos courtesy of Rich Policz and the Greene County EMA facebook© page)


  This Month in Greene County Government...

Board of Commissioners:
During the commissioners' regular board meeting on Thursday, May 4, the Commissioners made the following Proclamations:
  • National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day — May 5, 2017
  • Mental Health Awareness Month — May 2017
  • National Travel & Tourism Week — May 7-13, 2017
  • Foster Parent Appreciation Month — May 2017
  •   Under Resolutions, the Commissioners approved a Resolution reaffirming support of an independent citizen's commission for legislative and congressional reappointment and redistricting .

  •   Under Bids, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Award a bid for the Greene County Airport construction of the access road east and parking lot to Morgan Excavating in the amount of $570,947.03
  • Award a bid for the fairgrounds building no. 8 improvements and the magisterial district court 13-3-02
    • Contract 2017 – 1 General Construction
    • Contract 2017 – 2 Plumbing
    • Contract 2017 – 3 Electrical Construction
  •   Under Finance & Administration, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Consultant agreement between the County of Greene and Delta Development Group in the amount of $1,500 per month for judicial grant writing services
  • First amendment to grant #C000062008 for CFA Multimodal Grant at the Airport extending the deadline to June 30, 2018
  • Proposal for professional services from EADS Architects, Inc. for miscellaneous restoration projects in the Greene County Courthouse for a fee of $19,800
  • Sub-grant award notification for the RASA/ VOJO 2017-2018 funding in the amount of $86,028.00
  • Terminate the contract with Burns & Scalo Real Estate for the airport development project pending Solicitor approval
  • Sign the supportive services lease agreement between the County of Greene and Parkview Knoll, LP pending Solicitor approval
  •   Under Bridges, the Commissioners approved a time extension request from Widmer Engineering for County Bridge #55 for the construction consultation and construction inspections until September 29, 2017.

  •   Under Sheriff, the Commissioners approved a sub-grant notification from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for Sheriff's Office Radios in the amount of $28,008.

  •   Under Tax Claims, the Greene County Tax Claim Bureau has received a bid of fifty dollars ($50.00), plus fees, for the following property: Control # 17-546 located in Morgan Township. The property has been in tax claim since 1987 and it was taken to upset sale on September 10, 1990 and judicial sale on October 30, 2009 and remains unsold.

  •   Under Veterans Affairs, the Commissioners approved an agreement for the care and maintenance of the following:
  • 99 graves in the Blacksville Cemetery located in Wayne Township
  • 28 graves in the Enon Cemetery located in Richhill Township
  • 187 graves in the Hewiitt Cemetery located in Rices Landing Borough
  •   Under Emergency Management, the Commissioners approved a contract between the County of Greene and SBM Electronics for goods and services in the amount of $15,900 at completion of the project and the optional 2nd year maintenance fee of $3,249 if chosen to purchase.

  •   Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • FY2017/2018 sub-grant agreement with Echo Child Development Centers, Inc.
  • Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Inventory & Expense Reimbursement Request for January – March 2017
  •   Under CDBG, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Resolution for the submission of the modification request on behalf of Waynesburg Borough for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
  • Modification request #1 for Waynesburg Borough 2015 funds
  • Annual re-evaluation for the CDBG Orndoff Road Waterline Extension Project

During the commissioners' regular board meeting on Thursday, May 18, the Commissioners made the following proclamations:
  • Older Americans Month - May 2017
  • Children & Youth Services Month - May 2017
•   Under Finance & Administration: the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Award a bid for recycling equipment – Greene ARC 7½ horsepower paper shredder to BESA Equipment, Inc. in the amount of $18,289.00 and 5 poly bin recycling trailers to Pro Trainer, Inc. in the amount of $97,225.00
  • Lease agreement between the County of Greene with Waynesburg University and the Borough of Waynesburg for Waynesburg Park recreation development pending Solicitor approval
  • Heavy-Hauling agreement between the County of Greene and Dominion Transmission for a portion of Progress Drive pending Solicitor approval
  • Listing contract between the County of Greene and JABE Companies for the commercial development area at the airport pending Solicitor approval
•   Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement with the Community Foundation of Greene County
  • Amendment to Grant Agreement #4100067010 with the Department of Human Services for a two year extension for the Family Center
•   Under Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, the Commissioners approved the FY2016/2017 contract amendment with STARS.

•   Under Children & Youth Services, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • FY2016/2017 3rd Quarter Act 148 quarterly report of expenditures
  • FY2016/2017 contract with Bethesda Children's Home
PUBLIC COMMENT: Joe Conklin, District Director of Penn State Extension, introduced Thomas Beresnyak he will be the Client Relations Manager for the new area – Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Indiana Counties.


Prison Board:
During the Prison Board meeting on Thursday, May 18, the Commissioners made the following motions:
  • Security:
    • Conducted interviews on 5-8-17 for current vacancy positions for part time and casual Corrections Officers. From the three candidates interviewed two accepted positions as a casual Corrections Officers and will begin orientation on 5-22-17, additionally we have three interviews for similar positions scheduled on this date.
  • Treatment:
    • Continue to support our community with various work detail projects allowing the inmates the opportunity to work under supervised conditions out in the County. These details range from lawn maintenance and trash collection to painting and garden development. The inmates that currently participate in these programs are courteous and polite and represent our facility well during their interaction among our county residents. Received numerous phone calls from people within our community citing the excellent work that the inmates have performed.
  • Training:
    • On 5-16-17, Counselor Dean Virgili attended the annual Community Support Program (CSP) "Recovery Conference" held at the Greene County Fairgrounds. The agenda included numerous speakers and a variety of topics including updates from the Office of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
  • Maintenance:
    • On schedule with our current physical plant renovations and we have been able to develop resources for some of the required materials within our county, providing substantial cost savings.
    • Along with monthly costs for parts, repairs and ongoing maintenance, had service calls and or repairs for CGI International, Huckenstein Mechanical, and Fire Fighter Sales and Service.
  • Financial Report:
    • Fayette County currently owes $8,700.00 for the month of May in regards to rental fees and paid $7,450.00 for the month of April
    • Deposits totaling $1,480.00 have been made with the Treasurer's Office for April work release and weekend inmates.
  • General Discussion:   The intercom problem was addressed with the board and Commissioner Zimmerman advised Warden Kingston to solicit bids to get it fixed or details regarding a new one. Chief Clerk advised the Warden to make sure and get the state contracted pricing.

Retirement Board:
During the Retirement Board meeting on Thursday, May 18, the Commissioners approved a plan service agreement between the County of Greene and the Retirement Advantage, (TRA), due to the acquisition of the Benefit Planning & Administration by the Retirement Advantage. This is in regards to the 457 plan.

The board and administrators received portfolio update from CIM through the time period of March 31, 2017.


Salary Board:
During the Salary Board meeting on Thursday, May 18, the Commissioners also approved the following personnel actions:
Adjustment in Pay:
  • Court Reports & Court Recorders to include
    the base rate plus per page additions.
New Hires:
  • Ryan Baker, Corrections Officer (Casual)
  • Kara Compton, RPT Tip Staff
  • Kevin Freyder, CYS Assistant Solicitor
  • Allison Gerhardt, Corrections Officer (Casual)
Promotions:
  • John Hackinson to RFT Corrections Officer 1
  • Peter Rameas to RPT Tip Staff
  • Ben Sampson to RPT Correction Officer
Reclassifications:
  • Richard Blaker to RFT 911 Telecommunicator II
Resignations:
  • Douglas Berryhill, PT Corrections Officer
  • Siara Johnson, CYS Fiscal Officer
  • Amy Jo Metz, CYS Caseworker
  • Christopher Wright, PT Corrections Officer
  • Karlie Wright, Agriculture Technician
Transfers:
  • Josh McCartney from a Temporary to RFT, IT
  • Ashley Milcheck to RPT Caseworker I


  County Commissioners welcome new county employees

The Commissioners would like — to take time to welcome our new employees that were hired, 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.

Stephanie Brockman
Regular Full-time
Caseworker 1

Children & Youth Services
Department of Human Services
Appointment eff. May 15
(UMWA HS/CYS)
  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.


  IT Intern wins robotics competition
Josh McCartney has worked as in intern in our Information Technology (IT) office for the past couple of years. Josh attends the Greene County Career and Development Center and will be graduating on May 17th, with plans of attending college to continue his studies in robotics, possibly at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA.

Josh is one of a team of six students who worked at building a robot. In 2015 the team entered the robotics competitions and placed 33 out of 82 teams in southwestern Pennsylvania.

This year they redesigned and upgraded the robot, gearing up for the BOTSIQ final competitions held on April 22-23 at California University Convocation Center Arena. The team place 6th out of 80 teams from area high schools in southwestern PA, and won the King of the Ring award.

Josh's team mates include Ashton McCartney (brother to Josh), Daniel Estrich, Jacob Shaner, Tom Vendevender, and Eli Broadwater. Each team member contributed something different to the building of the robot. The team was assisted by Mr. Josh McCartney (Josh & Ashton's dad) and Mr. Andy Shaner; although Josh commented the two teachers didn't really know a whole lot about robotics, they just supervised the team to make sure they didn't cut any fingers off!

The SWPA BotIQ finals consist of a manufacturing workforce development program disguised as a high school robotics competition. BotsIQ asks students to design and manufacture 15-pound robots that compete one-on-one in a mechanical fight for survival. The robots compete inside the new Cal U Arena at BotsIQ, a new "battle zone" made from Makrolon polycarbonate sheets donated by Bayer and assembled by Hammill Manufacturing.

Along the way, students put science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills into practice. They also build competency in "soft" skills that employers identify as crucial in the 21st-century workplace, such as critical thinking, problem solving, project management, innovation and teamwork.

The commissioners on behalf of all county employees would like to congratulate Josh and his team on a job well done. Great work!


  Human interest stories about two sisters
       
Pictured above are daughters of Lisa Snider, Greene County Conservation District Director, Clarissa Bennett, 18 years and Aiden Snider, 9 years old, pictured at the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon sponsored by Toyota.

Aiden has been in training since the first of February with the Kids of Steele Program at Waynesburg Central Elementary School. Saturday, May 6, bus loads of students and parents from Waynesburg participated in the 1-mile race to encourage a better lifestyle of children. Aiden worked hard to run this year and finished the 1-mile race in just under 10 minutes.

Also pictured is Clarissa participating in the Marianna Outdoors Associations Canoe and Kayak Race held on April 29.

Clarissa made it to the finish line in 41 minutes; not bad for a beginner, the winner made it in 31 minutes.

Great stories about our youth and congratulations to both Clarissa and Aiden!


Employee accomplishments!
  Lucinda Sheaffer

Lucinda Sheaffer was nominated, and elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Care, which is a non-profit network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHC) and practices serving communities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

Cornerstone Care exists to improve the health of their patients and the residents of the communities they serve. There are several facilities throughout Greene County (Waynesburg (2 facilities), Greensboro, Mt. Morris, Rogersville, and a mobile community health center. These centers offer a range of services.

Lucinda is currently a Caseworker II/Call Screener for Greene County Children & Youth Services, and has been an employee with the county since July 2, 2007.

The commissioners would like to acknowledge and congratulate Lucinda on her accomplishments; knowing that she is an asset to the board.

  Marshall Simmons

Greene County Sheriff's Office Deputy, Marshall Simmons, graduated from the 19 week Deputy Sheriffs Academy at Penn State University in State College, PA on May 19, 2017.

In addition to graduating and receiving his diploma he received the award for Outstanding Achievement as the Overall Best Student. "Out of 23 cadets from across the entire state, they chose Deputy Simmons for this award. I'm happy the academy staff saw the hard work ethic, determination, and passion for the job that we see every day. We are very proud of his achievement; the Greene County Sheriff's Office is fortunate to have Marshall on our team." Sheriff Brian Tennant said of Deputy Simmons accomplishment.


  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!
It's a pleasure to share with you graduates of some of our employee's, in various educational levels, from early childhood education to primary or higher education. The Greene County Commissioners wish to congratulate all you, and for the high school seniors, best of luck in your future endeavors.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive listing of graduates, and for any employees that would like to share their graduate photos & stories with us, please feel free to send the information by June 23rd via email to either Kelli or Ruth to be included in next month's Gazette. Thank you.
Clarissa Ellen Bennett

Clarissa, 18 years old, will be graduating from Waynesburg Central High School on June 2nd, one of 15 summa cum laude students being recognized. Clarissa was also this year's recipient of the Sharon Ankrom Scholarship.

Clarissa
will be attending Penn State University this fall pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. She is working this summer as a lifeguard at the Greene County Pools.

She is the daughter of Edward and Lisa Snider, Director of the Greene County Conservation District.
Kevin Louis Cruz

Kevin, 18 years old, graduated on Saturday, June 3rd from Warren County High School, Front Royal, Virginia. Kevin has been on the wrestling team for the past 6 years; placing in the top 2 in 2017 and 5th (2016) in his regional competitions, then going on to place 5th (2016) and 6th (2017) in Virginia State PIAA Wrestling Championships.

He will be attending Lord Fairfax College in the fall to pursue his higher education in the Engineering Program.

He is the son of David & Melanie Thornberg and the grandson of Ruth Thornberg, Webmaster for the county's website. (Pictured with Kevin are his proud Grammy & Pappy).
Matthew Haring

Matt, 17 years old, is a senior at Jefferson-Morgan School District graduated with his class and plans to attend Wyo Tech in Blairsville, Pa to study Autobody Collision, Repair and Painting.

This will be the third year Matt has worked for the Department of Recreation as a summer employee.

He is the grandson of Charlie Haring, Maintenance Worker for the Department of Recreation.
Michael Herman Howard

Michael, 17 years old, will be graduating from West Greene High School in Rogersville. He was a baseball player throughout high school and maintained a 3.5 GPA.

He will be attending Chatham University in the Fall as a Political Science Major and will be playing baseball for them as well.

Michael is the son of Michelle Howard, Caseworker Supervisor, Children & Youth Services in our Human Services Department.
Alexis Faith (Lexi) Keller

Lexi, 18 years old, will be graduated from West Greene High School on May 26th. She is enrolled at California University of PA, and intends to study Mortuary Science.

Lexi is the daughter of Patricia Keller who was previously employed in the Greene County Assessment Office, and the granddaughter of Mary Jane Kent, Program Support in our Economic Development Department.
Joshua McCartney

Josh, 18 years old and a senior, graduated on May 17 from the Greene County Career and Development Center, with his emphasis on Computer Information Technology.

As previously mentioned, Josh and a team of six students placed 6th out of 80 teams from area high schools in southwestern PA in their building of a robot for robotics competition, and won the King of the Ring award held at California University of Pennsylvania. In 2015 the team entered the robotics competitions and placed 33 out of 82 teams in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Josh has been homeschooled with the his 4 younger siblings by their mother, and he will also be graduating with his high school diploma through Central Greene School District.

The especially good news for the county and for Josh, is that the County Commissioners have transferred Josh from a temporary employee to a regular fulltime employee in our IT Office, effective June 4, 2017.

Pictured with Josh at his graduation is Scott Kelley, our IT Director.
Dustin Rutan

Dustin, 18 years old, will be graduating from Waynesburg Central High School this year. He plans to take a year off from school and work with his father at Wilson Forest Products in Jefferson and attend a trade school next year.

Dustin is the son of Zabryna Karnes, Housing Outreach Specialist in our Human Services Department.
Tyler and Levi Barnhart

Tyler, 17 years old, was just accepted into the National Technical Honor Society at the Greene County Career and Technology Center where he is taking computer programming.

Levi, is 12 years old and will be going into the 7th grade this fall at West Greene Middle School. He also won academic awards for being second in his entire class for social studies and science, as well as all A's and B's for the entire year.

Both boys are the sons of Christine Barnhart, Family Center Coordinator in our CCIS Program, Human Services Department
Sadie Lynette Keller

Sadie, 11 years old 6th grader, graduating at West Greene and moving on to the West Greene High School in the fall. Sadie is the sister of Alexis Keller (above), the daughter of Patricia Keller, and the granddaughter of Mary Jane Kent, Program Support, Human Services Department.
Eva Nichole Thornberg

Eva, 11 year old 5th grader, will be graduating from Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School and entering with the first class to attend the newly built Warren County Middle School, both schools are in Front Royal, Virginia. Eva has been homeschooled for the past semester due to health issues; but is optimistic about attending the new middle school in the fall.

Eva is the younger sister of Kevin and older sister of Alyssa, the daughter of David & Melanie Thornberg of Front Royal, and the granddaughter of Ruth Thornberg, Webmaster for Greene County.
Hailey Ann Harris

Hailey, 5 years old, just graduated from kindergarten, and will be going into the first grade at Jefferson-Morgan Elementary. She played soccer in the fall, basketball in the spring and is now starting cheerleading.

Hailey is the daughter of Chris and Becky Harris, Human Resources Director for the county.
Lilly Lea Jackson

Lilly, 6 years old, just graduated from Kindergarten and will be going into first grade at Waynesburg Central Elementary School.

Lilly is the big sister of Ruthie and their little brother Kenny Ray; all children of Crystal Simmons, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coordinator for Greene County.
Hayden Murray

Hayden , 6 years old, will graduate on June 2 from Mrs. Meyers Kindergarten Class at Bethlehem Center Elementary; ready for first grade in the fall.

Hayden is the big brother to Harper and the son of Michelle and Doug Murray. We all know Doug, the senior network technician from our IT office, and our best friend.
Wyatt Switalski

Wyatt, at Kindergarten registration showing his excitement of registering for Kindergarten and graduation from Nanny's Creative Learning Center in Waynesburg.

Wyatt the son of Amy Switalski, Director of Housing and Family Resources for Greene County Human Services.
Toufie Michael

Toufie, 5 years old and smiling as he holds up his pre-k diploma. "Art Around the World" was chosen to represent the Pre 4 classroom that was displayed at Greensburg Central Catholic and on May 17th he officially graduated from St. John Regional Evangelist Catholic School in Uniontown, PA. He will be attending kindergarten in the fall at Hatfield Elementary joining his sister Amelia.

Toufie is the son of Chuck & Ginelle Michael, Purchasing Agent for the county.
Jaelyn Litten

Jaelyn, (left) just graduated from West Greene School Pre-school program and will be going into West Greene Kindergarten in the fall.

She is the daughter of Tasia Tharp and Jaime Litten of Wind Ridge, PA.
Reana Tharp

Reana, (middle) also just graduated from West Greene School Pre-school program and will be going into West Greene Kindergarten in the fall. Her parents are Ryan and Clarissa Tharp of Wind Ridge, PA.

Reana and Jaelyn (pictured together) are cousins and best friends, graduating together from West Greene Pre-K, and love doing everything together. Both girls are the granddaughters of Donna Tharp, Greene County Register & Recorder.


  Conservation District announces contest winners
WAYNESBURG, PA — The Greene County Conservation District announced the winners of this year’s poster and coloring contests during Soil and Water Conservation Week, April 23-29. The contests were open to all Greene County students, pre-K to 8th grade. Both contests offered young people an opportunity to express their views on natural resources and the environment through art.

Posters were judged in four grade-based categories (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th and 7th-8th). The top three entrants in each category received cash prizes, with first place poster from each category advancing to a statewide Pennsylvania Association of Conservation District poster contest later this year.

The theme for this year’s poster contest was, “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” Entries were judged on their conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality and universal appeal.

Poster contest winners were:
  • 2nd-3rd grade: First place, Leah Ayers, 2nd grade, of Waynesburg Central Elementary.
  • 4th-6th grade: First place, Dayli Barclay, 4th grade; second place, Aidan Snider, 4th grade; and third place, Sydney Fox, 4th grade. All winners were from Waynesburg Central Elementary School.
  • 7th-8th grade: First place, Taelor Montgomery, 7th grade; second place, Brenna Benke, 7th grade; and third place, Naomi Davenport, 7th grade. All winners were from Margaret Bell Miller Middle School.
The coloring contest was open to any child that was pre-K age and enrolled in preschool or lives in Greene County. The top entrants for the coloring contest received bicycles and helmets.

Coloring contest winners were (pictured below):
  • Brennan Baily, 5, of St. Ann’s pre-school; Lilly Kozlowski, 4, of St. Ann’s pre-school; and Ellie Inman, 5, of Crystal’s Children Center.

Brennan Baily & Lilly Kozlowski

Ellie Inman
Poster Contest Winners

Leah Ayers

(2nd-3rd grade category)


1st place, Dayli Barclay; 2nd place, Aidan Snider; & 3rd place, Sydney Fox

(4th-6th grade category)


1st place, Taelor Montgomery, 2nd place, Brenna Benke, and 3rd place, Naomi Davenport

(7th-8th grade category)

The Conservation District received 68 total entries for the contests. The staff and Board of Directors would like to thank all who participated in this educational opportunity. For more information about programs and future contests, contact the Conservation District at 724-852-5278.


  Carmichaels team wins Greene County Envirothon
DILLINER, PA — Sixty high school students from Greene County's five school districts competed in the 30th annual Greene County Envirothon held Wednesday, May 3, at Hunting Hills. Teams of five students tested their environmental knowledge in the areas of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics and the 2017 current issue, Agriculture Soil & Water Conservation Stewardship.

Carmichaels Team #1

Pictured, from l. to r., are Tom Headlee and Bill Wentzel, GCCD Board of Directors; Megan Wojtowicz, team advisor; team members Ryan Swartz (10th grade), Christina Adams (9th grade), Kaleb Wilson (12th grade), Joey Kurincak (10th grade) and Brady Watters (12th grade); team advisor Kevin Willis; Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation; Mike Belding and Bradley Eisiminger, GCCD Board of Directors; and Sally and Roy Sisler, Hunting Hills.

Carmichaels #2 Team

Pictured, from l. to r., are Tom Headlee and Bill Wentzel, GCCD Board of Directors; Megan Wojtowicz, team advisor; team members Jacob Hair (10th grade), Victoria Sullivan (9th grade), Finnegan Dobosh (10th grade), Steven Zacoi (10th grade) and Emily Zacoi (9th grade); team advisor Kevin Willis; Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation; Mike Belding and Bradley Eisiminger, GCCD Board of Directors; and Sally and Roy Sisler, Hunting Hills.

Carmichaels #3 Team

Pictured, from l. to r., are Tom Headlee and Bill Wentzel, GCCD Board of Directors; Megan Wojtowicz, team advisor; team members Amaris Diamond (9th grade), Bradley Walker (9th grade), Katelyn Sinn (11th grade), Cole Newland (9th grade) and Alexis Feather (9th grade); team advisor Kevin Willis; Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation; Mike Belding and Bradley Eisiminger, GCCD Board of Directors; and Sally and Roy Sisler, Hunting Hills.]

Carmichaels Team #1 won this year's competition with a score of 452 points out of a possible 500 points. Team members Christina Adams, Joseph Kurincak, Ryan Swartz, Brady Watters and Kaleb Wilson with team advisors Kevin Willis and Megan Wojtowicz will represent Greene County at the PA Envirothon, which is scheduled for May 23 and 24 at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown in Cambria County.

Carmichaels Team #2, consisting of students Finnegan Dobosh, Jacob Hair, Victoria Sullivan, Emily Zacoi and Stephen Zacoi with advisors Willis and Wojtowicz, earned second place with a score of 402.

The third-place team was Carmichaels Team #3, which included students Amaris Diamond, Alexis Feather, Cole Newland, Katelyn Sinn and Bradley Walker with advisors Willis and Wojtowicz. The team earned 377 points.

The Greene County Envirothon is organized each year by the Greene County Conservation District and is funded through various donations and grants including EQT Foundation, Community Foundation of Greene County, PA Envirothon, Hunting Hills, Dominion Energy, Mark IV, Southside Deli and Rice Energy Inc. Each student on the winning team secured a $500 college scholarship funded by donations made by these organizations and the Greene County Conservation District.

In addition to the continued financial support of sponsors and, other partners that made the event successful include Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader; Phil Evans and Kimberlee Moninger, U.S.D.A. NRCS; Russ Gibbs, state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry; William Wentzel, Greene County Conservation District; Chuck Kubasik, PA Department of Environmental Protection; Eric Davis, PA Fish and Boat Commission; and Jeremy Febinger and Bill Lubich, PA Game Commission.

For more information on the Greene County Envirothon, call the Greene County Conservation District at 724-852-5278.


  Redevelopment Authority gets donated house

First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County recently donated a house in Monongahela Township to the Greene County Redevelopment Authority, which plans to renovate the house and offer it for sale. The two-bedroom, one-bath house is located on Duquesne Street in Greensboro. The house had fallen into serious disrepair, but the Redevelopment Authority is hopeful it can be rehabilitated.

The house was built in 1922, was originally part of the coal patch town for Duquesne Light, which operated the nearby Warwick Mine. Dave Calvario, executive director of the GCRDA anticipates the home will be ready to be put on the market by late fall.

Pictured exchanging the deed, from l. to r. are: Jeff Widdup, vice president/loan officer for First Federal of Greene County; Dave Calvario; the Rev. John Dorean, chairman of the Redevelopment Authority board; Chad Moore, senior vice president/treasurer of First Federal of Greene County; and Barry Nelson, assistant treasurer/secretary of the Redevelopment Authority board.
[Source & photo courtesy of the Observer-Reporter, 2017 May 05 ed.]


  June 18 — Greene County Flashlight Drags
Street racing without the jail time! — held at the Greene County Airport.

Scheduled race dates: June 18 ✦ July 23 ✦ August 27 ✦ September 17, 2017. Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be held on the following weekend if schedules permit! Gates open at 12:00 noon, race starts at 2:00 p.m. Cost: $30 to race/$6 to watch.

Click HERE for Flashlight Drags brochure with racing rules, and HERE for event flyer.


  Greene County Veterans Affairs — announcements:
Veterans Affairs Outreach Activities

As part of our veterans outreach program, we will be at the following Senior Centers for the months of April, there are other dates throughout the year scheduled for other centers. Should you need directions to any of these centers or additional information, contact the Veterans Affairs office: Centers :
  • Clarksville Senior Lions Center: (operated independently)
    July 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

  • Carmichaels Senior Center: (operated by Community Action)
    July 26, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
A locally and nationally certified Veterans Service Officer will be on-site at each of the centers to answer any questions and assist veterans one-on-one in filing claims. Veterans residing in each community who are unable to visit the Veterans Affairs office at 22 W. High St., Waynesburg, are encouraged to attend the outreach programs. FMI, call the Greene County Veterans Affairs office at 724-852-5275.
  Special days in June to remember:
  • June 6 — D-Day is observed in the U.S. in memory of the Normandy landings in France on June 6, 1944, in which American soldiers and other Allied forces fought to end World War II in Europe.

  • June 14 — U.S. Army founded (1775) Flag Day. 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. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.

  • June 18 — Father's Day, in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907 (described as the worst mining disaster in American History … occurring in Fairmont Coal Company's No. 6 and 8 mines.)

  • June 21 — Summer Begins, the summer solstice fall on Wednesday, June 21st at 12:24 A.M. EDT.

  • June 21 — Pledge of Allegiance recognized by Congress (1942) signed into law (1944)

  • June 25 — Korean War began (June 25, 1950).

  • June 30 — Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (GI Bill signed into law, 2008)

— Thanks, Dalene Watson, VA Director (724-852-5275)


  Greene County pools to open Memorial Day weekend
Greene County's three public pools will open for the first swim of the season Saturday, May 27. Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg will open at noon and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels and Mon View Pool in Greensboro will each open at 1 p.m. during the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

Following Memorial Day, the three pools will be closed Tuesday, May 30 thru Friday, June 2 while school is in session, and will open daily beginning Saturday, June 3.

Alpha Aquatic Center — hours will be noon to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission prices for Alpha Aquatic Center are $6 for children age 17 and younger and senior citizens age 62 and older, and $8 for adults ages 18 to 61.

The aquatic center features a 330,000-gallon competition-sized pool with eight lap lanes, two diving boards and a 12-foot diving pool; a 40-by-40-foot children's play area including a 148-foot spiral water slide, a 25-foot straight water slide, a 180-foot "lazy river" with tubes for floating, water jets and other play equipment; a bath house with lockers, restrooms, showers and changing facilities; and a concession stand and seating area.

A community room is available onsite to rent for birthdays or other special events in June and July for two hours at a rate of $50, from either 1 to 3 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.

Carmichaels Pool — hours will be 1 to 7 p.m. daily. Admission rates are $4 for children age 17 and younger and senior citizens age 62 and older, and $6 for adults ages 18 to 61.

Carmichaels Pool features a 300,000-gallon Z-shaped pool with an 11-foot diving pool, a diving board, an 8-foot waterslide and a 70-foot spiral water slide, lockers, restrooms, showers, changing facilities and snack machines.

Carmichaels Pool also features a 3,361-gallon splash pool play area with zero-depth-entry and water features including a sculptured palm tree, spinning toad stool, spinning poesy, bumble bee and super soaker.

Mon View Pool — hours will be 1 to 7 p.m. daily. Admission rates are $4 for children age 17 and younger and senior citizens age 62 and older, and $6 for adults ages 18 to 61.

Mon View Pool features a 168,262-gallon pool with a 40-foot water slide; a children's play area with a 4,000-gallon, zero-depth-entry wading pool, sprinklers and benches; and a 12-by-10-foot AquaClimb poolside climbing wall.

Returning this summer will be the "Canary Library." While the pools are open, carts containing library books of interest for all ages will be available at each of the sites. Children and adults alike are encouraged to take a book, read and enjoy it, then either return it to the pool or keep it – all for free and without a library card.

Carmichaels and Mon View are scheduled to close for the season Saturday, Aug. 12. Alpha Aquatic Center will be closed the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1 as students return to school. Alpha will then reopen for the three-day Labor Day weekend and officially close for the season Monday, Sept. 4.

Pool hours are subject to change in the event of inclement weather. For more information, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.


  Recreation department to offer swimming lessons
As Greene County’s three public pools officially open for the summer, the county Department of Recreation will offer swimming lessons at Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels.

Registration for swim lessons will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Carmichaels Pool. Anyone unable to attend the registration may register their child during pool business hours up until the first day of class, as space permits.

Lessons are $25 per class, and payment will be due upon registration. Each class is designed for swimmers of certain skill levels. Class instructors will determine which class to place each swimmer. A minimum of five swimmers must be registered for each class to run with a maximum of 15 swimmers per class. Classes are staggered, so the same class level is not held during the same week at both pools. Some classes may be combined or canceled due to enrollment. Refunds will only be given if the Department of Recreation cancels a class.

The class levels are as follows:
  • Parent and Child Aquatics for parents and children ages 6 months to 3 years
  • Pre-School Aquatics for ages 4 to 5
  • Level 1, Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2, Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3, Stroke Development
  • Level 4, Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5, Stroke Refinement
  • Level 6, Swimming and Skill Proficiency
The schedule of classes at the Alpha Aquatic Center is:
  • June 19-23: 9-11 a.m., Levels 4 and 5; 10-11 a.m., Level 2
  • June 26-30: 9-10 a.m., Level 3; 10-11 a.m., Level 1; 10:30-11 a.m., Parent and Child
  • July 10-14: 9-11 a.m., Level 6; 9-10 a.m., Level 3; 10-11 a.m., Level 1
  • July 17-21: 9-11 a.m., Level 4; 10-11 a.m., Level 2; 10:30-11 a.m., Preschool
The schedule of classes at Carmichaels Pool is:
  • June 19-23: 10-11 a.m., Level 3; 11-12 p.m., Level 1; 11:30-12 p.m., Parent and Child
  • June 26-30: 10-12 p.m., Levels 4 and 5; 11-12 p.m., Level 2
  • July 10-14: 10-12 p.m., Level 4; 11-12 p.m., Level 2; 11:30-12 p.m., Preschool
  • July 17-21: 10-12 p.m., Level 6; 10-11 a.m., Level 3; 11-12 p.m., Level 1
Pool admission for Carmichaels and Mon View Pools are $4 for children age 17 and younger and senior citizens age 62 and older, and $6 for adults ages 18 to 61. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. daily at Carmichaels and Mon View. Admission prices for Alpha Aquatic Center are $6 for children age 17 and younger and senior citizens age 62 and older, and $8 for adults ages 18 to 61. Hours at Alpha are noon to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Both pools, as well as Mon View Pool in Greensboro, will open Saturday, May 27 for the three-day Memorial Day weekend. All pools will be closed Tuesday, May 30 thru Friday, 2 while school is session. Pools will open daily beginning Saturday, June 3.

Carmichaels and Mon View are scheduled to close for the season Saturday, Aug. 12. Alpha Aquatic Center will be closed the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1 as students return to school. Alpha will then reopen for the Labor Day weekend and officially close for the season on Monday, Sept. 4.

Pool hours are subject to change in the event of inclement weather. For more information about swimming lessons, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.


  Dog Wardens to Conduct License, Rabies Compliance Checks in Greene County
Dog wardens will be canvassing Greene County during the week of June 27 to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs. Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year.

The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats (three months of age and older) must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity. Violators could be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

Dog owners may purchase licenses online at www.licenseyourdogPA.com, in person at the county treasurer's office between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, or by mailing the application and payment to the Greene County Treasurer (93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370). Questions should be directed to the Greene County Treasurer's Office at 724-852-5225.

Licenses are also available at the Greene County Humane Society, 183 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370. For additional information, call 717-787-3062. Click HERE for News Release (4/26/2017).
Greene County Treasurer (724-852-5225) Greene County Humane Society (724-627-9988)



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

June 7, 14, 21, & 28 | Waynesburg Farmers Market — 10am - 2pm every Wednesday. Locally raised fresh produce, meat, eggs, baked goods & more. Workshops, forums and kids activities. Located on Church Street near the courthouse in downtown Waynesburg.

June 9 & 10 | Riverfest — at the Rices Landing lockwall. Friday from 5-11:55 pm and Saturday from 2-11:55 pm. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 16, and FREE for 2 yrs and under. Five live bands, 2 fireworks displays, kids games, crafts and tons of food! FMI, call 724-880-8791.

June 13, 20, & 24th | Sounds of Summer — 5:30-7:30 pm, at the Waynesburg Lions Club Park (unless otherwise announced). Click HERE for scheduled events flyer.

June 16-18 | Lucas Oil High Point Nationals — at High Point Raceway. FMI, call 304-284-0084.


June 17 | Family Car Show/CruiseFREE Summer activity — event, the Family Stability Community Team of the Greene County MAGIC Collaborative along with the Street Lordz Car Club proudly present the 1st annual family car cruise on Saturday, Jun 17, with registration starting at 8:00 AM and the car show from 10:00 am til 1:00 PM. Rain or Shine! Cars • Trucks • Motorcycles • Bicycles • "Big Wheels" • Children's vehicles. Click HERE for event flyer. FMI, contact Melanie Trauth, CASSP Coordinator at 724-852-5276.

June 18 | Greene County Flashlight Drags — gates open at 12:00 noon, race starts at 2:00 pm at the Greene County Airport. Click HERE for event flyer and HERE for brochure of rules and other information. FMI, call 724-852-5323.


June 24 | Motor Madness Car Show — held at Waynesburg Central High School from 10am-4pm. FMI, call the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce at 724-627-5926.


June 24-25 | Ryerson Station State Park Family Camping Weekend — Click HERE for informational brochure. FMI or for registration, call 724-428-4254 or email alariviere@pa.gov. Participation will be limited, so early registration is encouraged!


June 25 | Greene County Walk to End Alzheimer's Benefit Car Show — held from 12-4pm in Carmichaels.


June 28-29 | Greene County Day Camp — Registration on Friday, June 16, noon to 3PM. All Greene County children ages 5-15 are WELCOME to attend our county day camps. The programs include fun activities, with hot lunch and snacks provided ... come join the fun!. Featuring our UPSTREAM Program (YOU being Physical in Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art, and Math. Day camp hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm (except for July 4). Registration is held from noon-3 pm on Friday, June 16 at each camp site (open brochure for a list of campsites). Parent donations are greatly appreciated! Your sponsorship helps us provide quality programs & activities that benefit our youth at little or no cost. Click HERE for day camp registration forms & camp site locations. —— Click HERE for Day Camp Brochure of additional information. FMI, contact the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

June 29, 30 & July 1 & 2 | Carmichaels 250th Birthday Celebration — Come out for our 4-day celebration with events at Carmichaels School, Greene Academy, Town Square, and Wana B Park. Kick-off celebration dinner on Thursday, June 30. Other events include wagon rides, train display, driving tour, commemorative quite, car show reenactor set-up, old-time church service and good foods. Click HERE for flyer of events.

June 30 | Greene County Fair — is now accepting entry forms for livestock and home & garden departments until June 30, 2017. Fair books with all departments and classes can be found at: www.greenecountyfair.org


MARK YOUR CALENDARS, SAVE THESE DATES:

July 18-22 | Jacktown Fair — FMI, visit www.jacktownfair.org or call 724-428-3637 or email to jacktownfair@gmail.com.


August 6-12 | Greene County Fair — FMI, visit www.greenecountyfair.org/ or call 724-627-8687.


August 7-11 | Pennsylvania Woodmobile — will be hosted at the Greene County Fair. Take an educational walk in Penn’s Woods and learn about Pennsylvania’s nation-leading hardwoods industry through the new Pennsylvania WoodMobile, one of the exhibits at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370 on August 7 thru August 11, 2017 from 2 pm to 10 pm daily. Click HERE to learn more about the PA WoodMobile. {4/24/2017 Press Release}

August 19-26 | 64th Annual Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Show — held in Carmichaels, PA. FMI, visit www.kingcoalshow.org or email kingcoalshow@excite.com.

September 9 | 16th Annual 50's Fest & Car Cruise — 10am - 4pm in downtown Waynesburg. Classic cars, trucks & motorcycles on the main drag.




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