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Special treat from the Salvation army

April 8, 2020

Jenn Codeluppi / Mon Valley Independent Members of the Salvation Army’s Mon Valley Citadel in Monessen gave an early Easter treat to local children Wednesday during their meal delivery. Capt. Joel Thwaite watches as Casey […]

Census response lagging in many Mon Valley homes

April 8, 2020

For the Mon Valley Independent Many boroughs and cities in the Mon Valley that are at risk of being under-counted in the 2020 U.S. Census have already fallen behind. Grant Cole, community outreach specialist for […]

Severe storms rip through Valley

April 8, 2020

By TAYLOR BROWN tbrown@yourmvi.com Severe thunderstorms swept through the region early Wednesday morning, leaving some area residents without power and damage to their cars, yards and homes. The warning lasted through 6 a.m. in Allegheny, […]

Mary of Nazareth students, faculty embrace online school

April 8, 2020

By JEFF STITT jstitt@yourmvi.com Mary of Nazareth Catholic School educators, students and their parents are adjusting well to remote learning that has come as a result of state-mandated COVID-19 school closures. Principal Lynda McFarland said […]

Local Sports

Remember when: April 4, 1999

April 8, 2020

Streak busted: Cal U’s PSAC winning streak ends at 88 (Editor’s Note: During these unprecedented times, the sports staff at the MVI will republish stories from the Valley Independent archives.) By DEAN DELLAMALVA JR. For […]

‘Coach Sherm’ always what his team needed

April 8, 2020

MVI-BeeGraphix Mat Warriors Coach of the Year By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com Saying Elizabeth Forward wrestling coach Richard Scheuermann is a veteran on the bench is an understatement. This season, the Warriors were flooded with talent, […]

Cal U’s Miles, Kush honored

April 7, 2020

For the Mon Valley Independent Former Cal U standouts Rontez Miles and Eric Kush were both selected to the D2Football.com All-Decade Teams for 2010-19 Tuesday. Miles was a first-team selection at defensive back and Kush […]

‘Nightmare’ puts dream on hold for Cougars

April 6, 2020

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com While the ongoing pandemic has taken the seasons away from our local spring sport athletes, it’s taken away something else from the Charleroi softball team. The chance for the Cougars to […]

Multi-sport seniors feeling effects of pandemic

April 5, 2020

By Jose Negron jnegron@yourmvi.com Student athletes continue to wonder when or if they’ll ever get the chance to suit up and return to their respective fields of play in the foreseeable future. Due to the […]

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen Christine Lynch – Rostraver Township

April 7, 2020

Helen Christine Lynch, 101, of Rostraver Township, died Friday, April 3, 2020. Born in Dumont, Minn., on Oct. 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John J. Fridgen Jr. and Ann Bauer Fridgen. […]

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Robert Walter Kapty – Monessen

April 6, 2020

Robert Walter Kapty, 77, of Monessen, known to many as “Kupty,” passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in his home. He was born in Monessen, son of the late Walter and Catherine Barch Kapty. […]

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Frances ‘Tead’ Oliver – Belle Vernon

April 6, 2020

  Frances “Tead” Oliver, of Belle Vernon, daughter of the late Lloyd and Margaret Trader, passed away on April 5, 2020, at the age of 93. She was a 1942 graduate of Belle Vernon High […]

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Gertrude A. Buckholt – Fallowfield Township

April 6, 2020

Gertrude A. Buckholt, 85, of Fallowfield Township, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, in her home. A daughter of the late Richard and Anna Horn Erbe, she was born on April 15, 1934. Gertrude was […]

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Patricia Ann Gumbert – Fallowfield Township

April 6, 2020

  Patricia Ann Gumbert, 87 of Fallowfield Township, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Presbyterian Senior Care Center, Washington, Pa. She was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Monessen, daughter of the late Andrew […]

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Earl J. Redmond – Monessen

April 6, 2020

  Earl J. Redmond, 68, of Monessen, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at his home. Born June 2, 1951, in Brownsville, he was the son of the late Leroy and Myrtle Aldridge Redmond. A […]

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