2017 News Releases for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania




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Office of the Greene County Commissioners


Contact Person: JoAnne Marshall, Commmunications Director/Tourism (724-627-8687)
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

Current News Releases:
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  • 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 ddcafoundation@gmail.com. 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:
      • Civil Actions Processed: 532
      • Civil Actions Served: 491

      • Real Estate Sale Processed: 49
      • Real Estate Sale Served: 70

      • Personal Property Processed: 28
      • Personal Property Served: 34

      • Protection from Abouse Processed: 130
      • Protection from Abuse Served: 102

      • License to Carry Concealed Processed: 1371
      • License to Sell Firearms Processed: 10
      • Warrants Processed: 247

      • Outside Agency Assist: 33 (Local Police Department, State, Probation/Parole/FBI)

      • County Transports: 157

      • SCI Inmate Transports: 99

      • Traffic Stops: 290

      • Mileage traveled by Deputies in 2016: 37,441


  • 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, >>




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