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County temporarily closing bridge August 4, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA – Greene County Bridge No. 75, located on Ingram Hill Road in Morris Township, is being closed immediately due to several repairs that need made. >>
Conservation introduces new cost share program July 26, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District Board of Directors are now accepting applications for a new program that they are directly funding. Greene County’s Reinvestment in Agriculture: Cost-share Enhancement (GRACE) Program is a conservation based program designed to enhance soil health within the agriculture community. >>
Greene County Fair to host Pennsylvania WoodMobile July 25, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA 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 Fair on August 7 thru August 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. >>
Thirty-two win awards at State Championship July 14, 2017 | Press Release FACTORYVILLE, PA Thirty-two members of the Hunting Hills Hawkeyes, Greene County’s Scholastic Clay Target Program team, received a total of 43 awards during the Pennsylvania Scholastic Clay Target Program Sporting Clays Championship, held Saturday, June 17, at Factoryville Sportsman Club in Factoryville, Pa. >>
Chamber Announces Name Change June 30, 2017 | Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce | Press Release After more than 75 years of serving its member businesses in Greene County, the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce announces its new name as the Greene County Chamber of Commerce. The new name better represents the Chamber’s longtime service area and its current membership. >>
Conservation District to hold free Rain Barrel Workshops June 28, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District in cooperation with the Waynesburg Borough will hold free rain barrel workshops in Waynesburg on Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. >>
Ten selected to receive county scholarships June 20, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA Ten Greene County high school graduates have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 County of Greene/West Penn Power Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to eligible graduating seniors who plan to attend Waynesburg University and represents a $1,000 award to be used toward each student's first year of enrollment. >>
Property Tax Rent Rebate Deadline Extended June, 2017
HARRISBURG Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program offers financial assistance to many low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities. The deadline to apply for rebates of rent and property taxes paid in 2016 was recently extended to December 31, 2017.
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
Forms and other information are available online at www.revenue.pa.gov or by calling, toll-free, (888) 222-9190. Claimants may check the status of their claims online at www.revenue.pa.gov or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES. For help completing an application, contact Representative Pam Snyder's office at 717-783-3797 or 724-966-8953 for assistance.
Free Day Camp program to begin June 19th June 9, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA 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 19 and conclude on July 28. The camp will be held Monday through Friday, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. >>
Regional Transportations Alliance of SWPA's endorsement June 8, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Commissioners approved a resolution at their regular meeting on June 8 for the endorsement of the Regional Transportations Alliance of Southwestern Pennsylvania's seven principles for a better transportation future and better mobility for all. >>
Greene County Sheriff's Office Deputy graduates May 20 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA 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. >>
Over 200 Participate in Hawkeyes benefit shoot May 17, 2017 | Press Release DILLINER, PA Eighteen individuals and two teams of five won awards during the benefit shoot hosted by the Hunting Hills Hawkeyes, Greene County’s Scholastic Clay Target Program team. The shoot was held Sunday, May 7, at Hunting Hills in Dilliner, PA.>>
Commissioners proclaim May as "Children and Youth Services Appreciation Month" May 17, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Commissioners today 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. >>
Recreation department to offer swimming lessons May 16, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA 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. >>
Greene County pools to open Memorial Day weekend May 16, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA 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. >>
Carmichaels team wins Greene County Envirothon May 4, 2017 | Press Release 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. >>
Conservation District announces contest winners May 1, 2017 | Press Release 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. >>
Dog Wardens to conduct license, rabies compliance checks in Greene County April 26, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA Dog wardens will canvass Greene County, Pennsylvania during the week of June 27, 2017 to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinactions for their dogs. >>
Conservation District promoting Soil and Water Stewardship Week April 19, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District (GCCD) is celebrating Soil and Water Stewardship Week during April 23-29, 2017. This year’s theme is “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” Two additional celebrations during the week include Earth Day and Arbor Day. >>
National Historical Landmark Designation Ceremony for the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop at 29th Annual Hammer-In Festival, Saturday, April 15 April 10, 2017 | Press Release HOMESTEAD, PA The Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation welcome the public to the 29th annual Hammer-In Festival at the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop on Saturday, April 15, 2017. >>
Greene County Sheriff's Deputies arrest man on drug warrant/additional drug charges pending April 7, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA In the early evening hours on April 6, 2017 Deputies from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office were traveling to attempt to serve a warrant on Amnie Lawver, 55 of Uniontown. Lawver was wanted for failing to appear on Felony charges of Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance. An anonymous tip had come in that he was staying at a house in >>>
Chamber Announces that the Rotary Club is now accepting scholarship applications April 1, 2017 | Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce | Press Release Each year the Rotary Club of Waynesburg awards scholarships to worthy high school students. The awards are selected based on academic performance, community service involvement, letters of recommendation and the student's response the essay question, "What does the Rotary motto, 'service above self', mean to you?"
Conservation District holding poster and coloring contest Mar. 22, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District is holding a poster contest that is open to all Greene County students K-8th enrolled in public, private and home schools. The District will also offer a coloring contest to any child that is Pre-K age and enrolled in preschool or lives in Greene County. >>
Conservation Leadership School scholarship available March 21, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District is offering one full scholarship to the 2017 Conservation Leadership School, which will be held during two sessions this summer at Stone Valley Recreation Area in University Park, Pa. Hosted by Penn State’s School of Forest Resources, Conservation Leadership School is a one-week residential program for high school students interested in learning more about the environment through exploration of natural habitats and hands-on educational and recreational activities. >>
April 8 & 9, 2017 1st Annual Greeen County Autism Walk March 21, 2017 | Press Release Dustin Damon Casseday Autism Foundation, walk begins at 12:00 p.m./registration from 10:30-11:30 p.m. held at the Wana B Park, 355 Ceylon Road, Carmichaels, PA. Click HERE for event brochure with pre-registration form.
Click HERE for event flyer and sponsorship form, including April 9 event, held at the Carmichaels VFW.
Event sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners, the Department of Recreation, and the Dustin Damon Casseday Autism Foundation. Feel free to contact Corrie Austin at 724-550-6467 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FMI, contact the Department of Rec at 724-852-5323.
Easter Cake Pop class at Fairgrounds March 21, 2017 | >Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA As spring approaches, the Greene County Department of Recreation is offering an Easter Cake Pop class on Wednesday, April 5 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. >>
Chamber circulates SBA Disaster News on Flash Flooding in PA March 17, 2017 | Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce | Press Release Final Month to Apply for Working Capital Loans For Flash Flooding in Pennsylvania The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for economic injury caused by the flash flooding on June 17, 2016. >>
Chamber Announces the addition of the “Dr. Nancy I. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Education Leadership” March 8, 2017 | Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce | Press Release The Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will award the "Dr. Nancy I. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Educational Leadership" scholarship in memory of the late, Dr. Nancy I. Davis to a graduate student this coming May. >>
Greene County Veterans Affairs Office announces 2017 flag distributions March 6, 2017 | News Release GREENE COUNTY, PA pickup day for flag distribution, 1) Organizations May 5 (Ben Franklin Building/Alley) from 8:30 am.m to 12:00 p.m. 2) Cemeteries need to pickup flags between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. between May 8th - 12, 2017 at the Greene County Veterans Affairs office in the Ben Franklin Building, Suite 100, 22 W. High Street, Waynesburg, PA. FMI, call 724-852-5275.
"Spread the Word to End the Word" March 1, 2017 | Fact Sheet Greene County Human Services Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Program is participating in the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign. Events include the Greene County Commissioner’s Proclamation of Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month on March 2, 2017 and a &334;Pledge to Show Respect" day on March 3rd. Local school districts are also showing their support of the campaign by holding various activities coordinated by their students, parents, faculty & staff. Central Greene and Jefferson Morgan school districts have taken the pledge by making videos, signing petitions, having a “wear blue” day to show support, and sharing posts on their social media pages.
To find out more information about the Greene County Human Services Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Program and services we provide, contact 724-852-5276 or visit www.co.greene.pa.us.
Greene County Sheriffs Office Arrest Wanted Woman, Find Drugs February 16, 2017 | Press Release GREENE COUNTY, PA Following up on an anonymous tip, Deputies from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office were headed to a residence to search for Tammy L Yakubec. A warrant had been issued for Yakubec after she failed to appear in court for Possession of a controlled substance charges. >>
Conservation District hosting manure management workshops February 13, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District will host three free workshops for local farmers and livestock owners about writing manure management plans in March and April. >>
Recreation hosts Ladies Vendor Dayz February 2, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Department of Recreation will host a free Ladies Dayz Vendor Series that kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 19. >>
Rotary Club accepting scholarship applications January 1, 2017 | Rotary Club of Waynesburg | Press Release Each year the Rotary Club of Waynesburg awards scholarships to worthy high school students. The awards are selected based on academic performance, community service involvement, letters of recommendation and the student’s response the essay question, >>
27th Annual Chamber scholarship (applications now available) February 1, 2017 | Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce | Press Release The Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications from graduating seniors for the 27th Annual Chamber of Commerce Scholarship they will award this May in the amount of $1,500. In addition, the winner will receive a Laptop compliments of PCsquared in Waynesburg. >>
Candidates' informational meeting set for Feb. 7, 2017 January 31, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA Greene County residents that are interested in running for county, municipal or school district office this year, are being asked to attend an informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017at 5:30 p.m. >>
Recreation offers self-defense program January 24, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Department of Recreation will host a six-week Women’s Self-Defense program on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19. >>
County clay target team to hold registration January 19, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Hunting Hills Hawkeyes, Greene County’s Scholastic Clay Target Program team, will hold registration for its ninth season Sunday, Jan. 29, at Building No. 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg. >>
Greene County Sheriff's Office to continue late hours for Gun Permits January 13, 2017 | Press Release Waynesburg, PA An expressed concern from the public is that it is difficult for those who work during the day and are interested in applying for a gun permit to make it to the court house during our normal business hours. >>
Greene County Sheriff's 2016 Activity Report January 11, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA Greene County Sheriff Brian Tennant reports his year-end activities for 2016:
Chair of Honor Ceremony January 10, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Commissioners and the Greene County Court of Common Pleas along with Rolling Thunder worked together to bring the PIA/MIA Chair of Honor Program to Greene County. >>
Greene County Sheriff's Office arrests wanted man January 5, 2017 | Press Release GREENE COUNTY, PA Acting on an anonymous tip, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Briar Jones Wednesday, January 4, 2017 on a warrant issued out of Marshall County, WW. The warrant was issued in November 2016 and multiple agencies have been searching for him since its issuance. Jones was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon on a well pad access road in the Windy Gap area of Aleppo Township, Greene County, PA, without incident. >>
Recreation offers Craft Classes January 3, 2017 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA Come in out of the cold and get inspired with Crafty Creations. The Greene County Department of Recreation is offering a series of craft classes with a different project each time including two "Mommy and Me" activities. >>
Get Fit in 2017 December 22, 2016 | Press Release WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Department of Recreation’s winter exercise session kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. with a free Intro to Exercise class. Certified instructors will demonstrate each of their class formats for ten minutes allowing participants to learn more, >>