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January 18, 2018

BVA holds onto first place by beating EF

January 17, 2018

By the Mon Valley Independent Belle Vernon Area was able to overcome 23 points by Elizabeth Forward’s Will Greijack and 18 by Gavin Martik, rolling to a 74-58 win over the Warriors Tuesday in Section […]

Kenneth L. Bell – Belle Vernon

January 16, 2018

  Kenneth L. Bell, 82, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A son of the late Jay and Dorothy Turney Bell, he was born Aug. 15, […]

Memories of old days clear as Valley woman nears 100

January 16, 2018

By Kaylie Moore kmoore@yourmvi.com Angeline “Angie” Serinko has spent a century accumulating life stories – and boy, does she love to tell them. Born in Monessen on Jan. 28, 1918, the soon-to-be centenarian splits time […]

Portions of lawmaker suits tossed

January 16, 2018

By KRISTIE LINDEN klinden@yourmvi.com A Washington County judge cited the definition of “torture porn” in dismissing portions of two lawsuits filed against state Rep. Bud Cook. Rachel Olson of Vestaburg and Alan Benyak, a Charleroi […]

Gas driller says it’s too early for school discussion

January 16, 2018

By JOSE NEGRON jnegron@yourmvi.com An Elizabeth Township resident expressed concern about communication between the Elizabeth Forward School District and a Monroeville-based company that plans to establish Marcellus shale drilling facilities. Fred Bickerton claims representatives from […]

Free dress event aids BVA girls for prom

January 16, 2018

By Kaylie Moore kmoore@yourmvi.com With prom season approaching, Jazzy Boutique owner Diann Donaldson wants to make sure every student has the chance to celebrate in style. She is collaborating with other Mon Valley businesses to […]

Cook talks Training for Trades at California Area High School

January 16, 2018

By KRISTIE LINDEN klinden@yourmvi.com Training for Trades is an initiative that would establish partnerships with school superintendents, teachers, union workers and municipal leaders to promote and implement trade-based programs and curriculum locally. State Rep. Bud […]

Editorial: Smaller government could be reality

January 16, 2018

Like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster, attempts to cut the size of Pennsylvania’s legislature are mostly urban legends. Bills come up occasionally, but they are eventually pushed aside, leaving state residents with the same […]

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