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Kayak launch becomes eyesore

August 12, 2020

By TAYLOR BROWN tbrown@yourmvi.com After being pulled from the water in 2018, a portion of the kayak launch in Charleroi remains on land, nearly hidden by overgrown weeds and covered in graffiti — but residents […]

Monessen stands by Witt, Harhai hirings

August 12, 2020

By KRISTIE LINDEN klinden@yourmvi.com Despite a Westmoreland County judge’s ruling that actions taken during Monessen’s first meeting this year are null and void, the city’s solicitor believes council’s later actions cured that issue.   Judge […]

Elizabeth police department shut down by COVID-19

August 12, 2020

By Christine Haines chaines@yourmvi.com The Elizabeth Borough Building is on lockdown and the police department is out of commission after more than half the officers were exposed to COVID-19. Police Chief William Sombo said surrounding […]

Bridge project begins

August 11, 2020

By JEFF STITT jstitt@yourmvi.com A rehabilitation project on the Jerome Street Bridge that PennDOT has been talking about since 2017 is officially underway. PennDOT District 11 spokesman Steve Cowan advised motorists to expect delays as […]

Man shocked while trimming trees in Charleroi

August 11, 2020

By TAYLOR BROWN tbrown@yourmvi.com A man was taken to a local hospital Tuesday after being electrocuted while trimming trees in Charleroi.  Charleroi Fire Chief Robert Whiten Jr. said crews were called to the 500 block […]

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Whitlock leads Farmers back to championship game

August 12, 2020

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com All summer long, Devin Whitlock has been the spark to his Farmers Insurance team in the Mon Valley Independent Summer Basketball League. He’s not always the leading scorer or the leading […]

Reynolds wraps up Beegraphix comeback

August 12, 2020

By Jose Negron jnegron@yourmvi.com A lot can happen on a basketball court in 37 seconds. That’s why BeeGraphix head coach Tim Tyree preaches to his players the importance of playing till the clock hits all […]

AMD throttles Lee Supply

August 11, 2020

By Joe Sabolek MVI Sports AMD Industries head coach Bria Rathway has won just about every game during her summer league coaching career — except one.  Her lone loss was most certainly a tough one […]

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Obituaries

Obituaries

James S. Cherocci Jr. – Belle Vernon

August 11, 2020

James S. Cherocci Jr., 89, of Belle Vernon, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at his home. Born July 18, 1931, in Monessen, he was the son of the late James and Kathryn Marra Cherocci. […]

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George E. Andler Jr. – Speers

August 11, 2020

  George E. Andler Jr., 72, of Speers, went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2020, at Washington Hospital after a brief illness. In addition to his parents, George E. Sr. and Thelma […]

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Shirley J. Martin Bosnyak – Eighty Four

August 11, 2020

  Shirley J. Martin Bosnyak, 94, of Eighty Four, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Southminster Place, Washington. She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Amsterdam, N.Y., a daughter of Thomas and Grace Snyder Martin. […]

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Robert Louis Brown – White Oak

August 10, 2020

  Robert Louis Brown, 93, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. He was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Willock, and was the son of the late John Chizer and the late Alberta […]

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James ‘Jim’ Allen Burnett – Eighty Four

August 10, 2020

              “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss. With heavy hearts, we note the passing of James “Jim” Allen Burnett, 80, of Eighty Four, […]

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Gene L. Masters King – Monongahela

August 10, 2020

  Gene L. Masters King, 93, of Monongahela, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in her home. Born Sept. 14, 1926, in Mt. Carmel, Pa., she was the daughter of Samuel and Lillian H. Cooper Masters. […]

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Peter Mortakis – North Huntingdon

August 10, 2020

  Peter Mortakis, 75, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on July 6, 1945 and is the son of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Haney Mortakis. He retired […]

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Martin A. Nogy – North Belle Vernon

August 10, 2020

  Martin A. Nogy, 71, of North Belle Vernon, passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Family Hospice, Pittsburgh. Born Aug. 1, 1949, in North Charle- roi, he was the son of the late Martin […]

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Johanna T. Sabo – Formerly of Belle Vernon

August 10, 2020

  Johanna T. Sabo, 96, formerly of Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Mount Vernon of Elizabeth. A daughter of the late John and Bertha Sepashe, she […]

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Joseph Paul Trenk – Belle Vernon

August 10, 2020

  Joseph Paul Trenk, 96, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. He was born on Sept. 6, 1923, the son of Paul and Elizabeth Trenk. He was preceded in death by […]

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Norma Jean Yartin – Monessen

August 10, 2020

  Norma Jean Yartin, 88, of Monessen, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.  Born in Belle Vernon on Sept. 21, 1931, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Mildred L. Sickles Allen. Norma […]

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Delvin A. Miller – Monessen

August 7, 2020

Delvin A. Miller, 62, of Monessen, went home to the Lord on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Monongahela Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 30, 1957, in North Charleroi, […]

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