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December 15, 2017

Modeling surprise career

December 11, 2017

By TAYLOR BROWN tbrown@yourmvi.com Autumn Pawelec never envisioned herself as a model. Pawelec, 24, grew up as a dancer and cheerleader in Monessen, but recently became the brand ambassador for Exposure Pittsburgh – a group […]

Grant will benefit Cedar Creek Park projects

December 11, 2017

By KAYLIE MOORE kmoore@yourmvi.com Cedar Creek Park will receive a $640,000 state grant for rehabilitation and development projects. State Sen. Pat Stefano, R-Bullskin Township, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Recreation and Conservation […]

Editorial: Charitable effort aids animal shelters

December 11, 2017

Students in the Charleroi Area School District found a non-traditional charity to help during this holiday season. They collected donations for the Washington County Humane Society and Fayette Friends of Animals, two local shelters that […]

Annual Festival of Trees opens in Renzie Park

December 8, 2017

By JEFF STITT jstitt@yourmvi.com The 32nd annual Festival of Trees kicked off Thursday in McKeesport’s Renziehausen Park and will continue through Monday night. Carolers from Girl Scout Troop 588112 joined Mayor Michael Cherepko as he […]

Lend-a-Paw helps animals at holidays

December 8, 2017

By Taylor Brown tbrown@yourmvi.com Charleroi Area students are aiding furry friends in need this holiday season. Thanks to a district-wide collection effort, the Lend-A-Paw fundraiser collected more than 750 pounds of food that will be […]

Hearings waived in bedridden threat case

December 8, 2017

By JEFF STITT jstitt@yourmvi.com A woman accused of threatening and neglecting a bedridden Monessen man has waived her right to preliminary hearings on the charges. Miriam Kinds, 40, formerly of Donora and now believed to […]

Monessen Elks gives donation to Mon Valley ARC

December 8, 2017

By KAYLIE MOORE kmoore@yourmvi.com The Mon Valley Association for the Rights of Citizens with Mental Disabilities received a donation from the Monessen Elks during their annual Christmas party Sunday at St. Spyridon Hellenic Center. Elks […]

Riverfront renovation in Mon City focus of meeting

December 8, 2017

By CHAD DeSANTIS For the Mon Valley Independent A group of community leaders is working together to make Monongahela’s riverfront more accessible and visible to the public. During a public meeting Wednesday, city Councilman Ken […]

Editorial: Ringgold talks encouraged

December 8, 2017

NERVES — AND PATIENCE — are wearing thin on both sides of the Ringgold teachers’ strike. There’s no question that both the school district and the Ringgold Education Association would love to have a signed […]

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