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May 1, 2017

Health Mart building 1 ‘grand’ sale

April 26, 2017

By STACY WOLFORD swolford@yourmvi.com A day after a preservation group made one final effort to save a controversial downtown Monessen building, city officials sold it to a developer for $1,000. During Tuesday night’s business meeting, […]

No kids on board when EF school bus crashes

April 26, 2017

By JOSE NEGRON jnegron@yourmvi.com A multi-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon involving an Elizabeth Forward school bus shut down part of state Route 48 in Elizabeth Township. The accident occurred along Scenery Drive near Rock Run Road […]

Tracking system to aid students

April 26, 2017

By TAYLOR BROWN tbrown@yourmvi.com The Charleroi Area School Board agreed to purchase a program Tuesday that will ensure high school students are on track to meet their goals. Naviance is an online career and college readiness […]

Valley man charged in drug, gun case

April 26, 2017

By STACY WOLFORD swolford@yourmvi.com A Monessen man arrested for stealing a gun from a truck is accused of throwing seven bricks of suspected heroin in the back of a police cruiser. James Donaldson, 28, of […]

Community Bank gift new Monessen city hall

April 26, 2017

By STACY WOLFORD swolford@yourmvi.com The City of Monessen will soon have a new place to call home. Monessen Mayor Lou Mavrakis announced Community Bank has donated its old Donner Avenue annex to the city. To […]

Injured robbery suspect out of hospital, in lockup

April 26, 2017

By KAYLIE MOORE kmoore@yourmvi.com The second suspect in a failed North Charleroi robbery is in jail after spending one night in a Pittsburgh hospital. Charleroi Regional Police are investigating the Friday evening incident in which […]

Cops: Road rage spurs bat attack

April 26, 2017

By the Mon Valley Independent A Rostraver Township man confessed to a drunken act of road rage revenge, police said. Timothy F. Kolodychak, 46, of James Drive is accused of stalking and using a baseball […]

Editorial: House takes action on liquor sales

April 26, 2017

Pennsylvania’s liquor laws took another step toward the 21st century on Tuesday when the House approved significant changes to the way alcohol can be sold in the state. The House action privatizes wholesale wine and […]

Children celebrated at Monessen learning center

April 25, 2017

By TAYLOR BROWN tbrown@yourmvi.com Various themes are planned as the Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Child Learning Center in Monessen celebrates the Week of the Young Child through Friday. Mary Anna Pitner, program supervisor, said the event […]

Police move eyed in Charleroi

April 25, 2017

By TAYLOR BROWN tbrown@yourmvi.com Charleroi Regional Police may be getting a new home. Charleroi Councilman Larry Celaschi announced the potential move Monday following the monthly meeting of the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County. To read the […]

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