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February 18, 2018

Calfornia Area dog handler rising star

December 30, 2017

By LES HARVATH For the Mon Valley Independent During football season at California Area High School several years ago, cheerleader Samantha “Sammi” Schwalb talked about a weekend trip with her dogs. “We soon realized this […]

Ringgold seeks aid in boss search

December 30, 2017

By Kristie Linden klinden@yourmvi.com Ringgold School District is asking for community input as it searches for a new superintendent. In April, Dr. Karen Polkabla, who has been with the district for 30 years, announced her […]

Fire destroys Tube City duplex

December 30, 2017

By JEFF STITT jstitt@yourmvi.com Two McKeesport families were left homeless after a fire that ripped through a Ridge Street duplex Friday morning. Allegheny County 911 said the fire was reported at about 6:15 a.m. in […]

Monessen charitable fund soon available

December 30, 2017

By Kaylie Moore kmoore@yourmvi.com Although Monessen Mayor-elect Matt Shorraw won’t take office until next week, he is already taking steps to better his city. Following his swearing-in Tuesday, Shorraw will announce details of The Monessen […]

Valley students win SkillsUSA competition at MVCTC

December 30, 2017

By Taylor Brown tbrown@yourmvi.com Numerous Mon Valley Career and Technology Center students received awards in a regional skills competition. They were among 300 students from eight western Pennsylvania schools who competed Dec. 19 in the […]

Rivalry heats up as BVA tops Rams

December 30, 2017

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com There’s nothing like a rivalry game to get the juices flowing over the Christmas break. Belle Vernon Area topped Ringgold in Friday’s consolation game of the CFSbank Holiday Tournament at Charleroi […]

Charleroi races by California

December 30, 2017

By MATT BYRON For the MV Independent In the final game of the California Lady Trojans Holiday Tournament, Charleroi overcame a slow start to down the Trojans, 51-37. Playing their third game in three nights, […]

Poling latest Valley member of 1,000-point club

December 30, 2017

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com The local 1,000-point club is a busy place these days as another member joined the group Friday. Frazier junior guard Brooke Poling hit a left-handed floater with just under five minutes […]

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