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June 26, 2017

Monessen founder birthday marked

June 26, 2017

By KAYLIE MOORE Col. James M. Schoonmaker of Monessen would have celebrated his 175th birthday this Friday. To honor his legacy, the Greater Monessen Historical Society sponsored a birthday party Saturday at the Monessen […]

B. Vernon reaches century at old trolley park site

June 26, 2017

 By KAYLIE MOORE Mid-Mon Valley residents are invited to join Belle Vernon in celebrating the borough’s 100th Community Day at Kennywood Park. “For many residents, Kennywood Day has been just as much a part […]

McKeesport triathlon aids Kiwanis, trail commission

June 26, 2017

For the Mon Valley Independent The second annual “Going for the Goal Sprint Triathlon” took place Sunday in McKeesport. The triathlon took participants through the McKeesport Area High School swimming pool, the city leg of […]

Police nab Charleroi home invasion suspect

June 26, 2017

By KAYLIE MOORE A homeless man wanted for his role in an alleged Charleroi home invasion is in custody. Zachary Shay Aquilina, 20, allegedly robbed a Luella Avenue resident at gunpoint May 10. To […]

Rainstorm drenches Mon Valley, cuts power

June 24, 2017

By KAYLIE MOORE More than 2,500 households were without power Friday evening, as remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy swept through the Mid-Mon Valley. Around 3:30 p.m., the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh began issuing […]

Good Samaritan sought in Carroll road rage case

June 24, 2017

By JEREMY SELLEW Carroll Township Police Chief Paul Brand said his department is seeking a witness who came to the aid of a construction flagger during an alleged road rage incident on Route 88. […]

Monessen man faces trial in drug, gun case

June 24, 2017

By STACY WOLFORD A Monessen man accused of stealing a gun from a truck and throwing seven bricks of suspected heroin into the back of a police cruiser faces trial in Westmoreland County Court. […]

Editorial: ‘Stolen valor’ bill protects veterans

June 24, 2017

Anyone who claims past military service or honors in Pennsylvania had better be telling the truth. “Stolen valor” legislation sponsored by state Rep. Rick Saccone, a Republican from Elizabeth Township, has made its way through […]

Charleroi Community Days beloved borough tradition

June 22, 2017

By KRISTIE LINDEN Charleroi Community Days is a decades-long tradition that has, from time to time, been known by other names, but its mission has always been to bring residents and families together. Borough […]

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