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Fourth-grade graduation

May 28, 2020

Jenn Codeluppi / Mon Valley Independent Chris Sesco gave his son, Danny Sesco, a ride to fourth-grade graduation Thursday at Ringgold Elementary School North on the back of his motorcycle. Teachers Mark and Mary Perunko […]

Lawmakers react to budget bill

May 28, 2020

By ERIC SEIVERLING eseiverling@yourmvi.com Local officials voiced their opinions Thursday on the new $25.8 billion spending bill waiting to be signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. The bill arrived on Wolf’s desk Thursday after being passed […]

Merger affects Valley churches

May 28, 2020

By JEFF STITT jstitt@yourmvi.com Fifteen groupings of parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, some of which include groupings in the Mon Valley, will merge July 1 to create new parishes, Bishop David Zubik announced […]

More fines for U.S. Steel

May 28, 2020

By Jamie Martines Trib Total Media The Allegheny County Health Department has issued $361,400 in fines against U.S. Steel for air pollution and permit violations during the fourth quarter of 2019 and first quarter of […]

Beaches, pools to open in June

May 28, 2020

By KRISTIE LINDEN klinden@yourmvi.com All state park beaches and most pools will be open next month, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced Thursday. All 58 state park beaches will be open for swimming […]

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Athletic directors adapting to pandemic

May 28, 2020

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com While the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on high school sports this spring, local athletic administrators are still busy as ever. Not to mention some are either serving as teachers and […]

Continuing Serra’s tradition on pause

May 27, 2020

By JOSE NEGRON jnegron@yourmvi.com Logan Exler stood down the third base line at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park staring down at his PIAA silver medal with a dejected look on his face. The Serra Catholic […]

Ringgold, Rocco advance to semifinals with 12-8 win

May 27, 2020

By MARK KABOLY For the Valley Independent (Editor’s Note: During these unprecedented times, the sports staff at the MVI will republish stories from the Valley Independent archives.) ROBINSON TOWNSHIP – For a team that won […]

Andrews follows pipeline to Youngstown St.

May 26, 2020

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com It’s safe to say there should just be a one-way street starting in McKeesport and ending in the heart of Youngstown, Ohio. With the addition of two players this fall, the […]

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Dora E. ‘Doddie’ Rhoads – Roscoe

May 28, 2020

Dora E. “Doddie” Rhoads, 82, of Roscoe, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. She was born Sunday, Dec. 12, 1937, in Charle- roi, a daughter of the late Foster and Catherine Endeman. In […]

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Donna Lincavage – Coal Center

May 27, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Lincavage announces her passing after a brief battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Born on Sept. 10, 1939, in Granville, Donna was the […]

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David Paul Leone Jr. – Monongahela

May 27, 2020

David Paul Leone Jr., 81, of Monongahela, peacefully passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Mon Valley Care Center. He was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Donora, the son of the late David Paul Leone […]

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Nancy M. Farkos – Carroll Township

May 26, 2020

Nancy M. Farkos, 87, of Carroll Township, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 23, 2020. She was born May 21, 1933, in Charleroi, the daughter of the late […]

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Charles H. Matava – Charleroi

May 26, 2020

Charles H. Matava, 69, of Charleroi, passed away unexpectedly on May 21, 2020. He was born on March 8, 1951, in North Charleroi, son of the late Andrew and Mary Vanascotte Matava. Chuck graduated from […]

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Mark A. Pellegrini – Monongahela

May 26, 2020

Mark A. Pellegrini, 52, of Monongahela, died Friday, May 22, 2020, in his home. Born April 12, 1968, in Charleroi, he is the son of Dennis J. Pellegrini of Monongahela and the late Carol Bisacky […]

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Darwin R. Manges Sr. – Monongahela

May 25, 2020

Darwin R. Manges Sr., 77, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Jan. 12, 1943, in Lambert, Pa., son of John Eldred and Pauline Semosky Manges. Darwin […]

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Wayne ‘Skip’ Bruce – Belle Vernon

May 22, 2020

Wayne “Skip” Bruce, 77, of Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 21, 2020. A son of the late Wayne and Sara Mazza Bruce, he was born in Belle Vernon on Dec. […]

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Patricia J. ‘PJ’ Compton

May 22, 2020

Patricia J. “PJ” Compton, 85, died May 15, 2020, at St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 28,1935, in Char- leroi, the daughter of Wade and Margaret Marietta. She was pre-deceased by her parents; […]

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Edward J. Tolliver – formerly of Monessen

May 22, 2020

Edward J. Tolliver, 66, formerly of Monessen, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Montefiore UPMC Hospital. He was born on July 21, 1953, to the late Lawyer and Lena Bailey Tolliver. Ed graduated from […]

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Anthony J. ‘Tote’ Reda – Monessen

May 22, 2020

Anthony J. “Tote” Reda, 93, of Monessen, died Thursday May 21, 2020, in Hallsworth House, Monessen. He was born on Oct. 14, 1926, in Monessen, the son of the late Eugene and Koncheta Trotj Reda. […]

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Irene Katsuleres Papantonakis – Monessen

May 22, 2020

Irene Katsuleres Papantonakis, 91, of Monessen, passed away on May 18, 2020, in Hallsworth House. She was born on July 17, 1928, to the late Emanuel and Ann Huzela Katsuleres in Monessen. Irene was a […]

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Sonia Geraldine Parker

May 22, 2020

Sonia Geraldine Parker, 74, daughter of the late Weldon and Cora Lee Thrasher, was born on Aug. 7, 1945, in Belle Vernon (Arnold City). After being cared for at the Monongahela Valley Hospital for a […]

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