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Party, drink (and eat) like it’s 1933

February 19, 2020

By TAYLOR BROWN tbrown@yourmvi.com Walking through a “telephone booth” on Broad Avenue in North Belle Vernon will take you back in time to 1933. We’re not talking time travel, but it might seem like it […]

Shuttered Bunola River Road reopens

February 19, 2020

By JEFF STITT jstitt@yourmvi.com A portion of Bunola River Road in Forward Township that has been closed for nearly a month as a result of safety concerns was reopened for single-lane traffic on Wednesday morning. […]

Elizabeth borough police officer charged with forgery

February 19, 2020

By CHRISTINE HAINES chaines@yourmvi.com A part-time Elizabeth borough police officer is accused of forging a psychological report for another officer. Criminal charges of forgery, unsworn falsification to authorities and tampering with public records of information […]

Twin Rivers Chamber leader leaving post

February 19, 2020

BY JEFF OLIVER For the Mon Valley Independent Almost 12 years ago, Gina Lynn was named the executive director of the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the chamber expanded and grew and […]

Ringgold to offer early retirement incentives

February 19, 2020

By KRISTIE LINDEN klinden@yourmvi.com Ringgold School Board voted Wednesday to offer early retirement incentives for the district’s professional and non-professional employees. The district’s non-professional employees — secretaries, administrative assistants, maintenance workers and custodians — who […]

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BVA leaves little doubt in rout of Derry

February 19, 2020

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com There was no doubting the fact that early on in its Class 4A first-round playoff matchup against Derry, the Belle Vernon Area boys basketball team looked like a team coming off […]

Charleroi girls go down early, fall to East Allegheny

February 19, 2020

By DEAN DELLAMALVA JR. MVI Sports The Charleroi girls basketball team has oftentimes excelled in competitive, close games this season. The Cougars’ WPIAL Class 3A first-round matchup against East Allegheny Wednesday night was not one […]

Serra, Winchester Thurston set to meet again

February 19, 2020

By TYLER NAULTY MVI Sports Top-seeded Serra Catholic ends its 12-day layoff tonight when it faces a familiar foe in ninth-seeded Winchester Thurston in the WPIAL class 2A quarterfinals at Penn-Trafford High School. Tip-off is […]

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Phyllis Williams – Monessen

February 19, 2020

Phyllis Williams Monessen Phyllis Williams, 73 of Monessen, departed this life suddenly on Feb.17, 2020. She was born on May 24, 1946, the daughter of the late Kathryn and James Cunningham. She was preceded in […]

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Sara Buylla Alterici – Monongahela

February 19, 2020

Sara Buylla Alterici Monongahela Sara Buylla Alterici, 92, of Monongahela, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Asbury Heights, Mt. Lebanon. Born April 2, 1927, in Donora, she was the daughter of Manuel and Marcelina Buylla. […]

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Virginia M. Hess – White Oak

February 19, 2020

Virginia M. Hess White Oak Virginia M. Hess, 90, of White Oak, died Feb. 19, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on Aug. 14, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Mima Godek. […]

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William H. Gillingham Jr. – Speers

February 18, 2020

William H. Gillingham Jr., 92, of Speers Hill, passed away on Feb. 15, 2020, at Jefferson Hills Manor. Bill was born on Aug. 1, 1927, in Jefferson Township, son of the late William H. Sr. […]

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Edward J. Magera – Coal Center

February 18, 2020

  Edward J. Magera, 82, of Coal Center, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Allegheny General Hospital. A son of the late Frank and Stella Magera, he was born in Ellsworth on Feb. […]

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James Schettler – Monongahela

February 18, 2020

  James Schettler, 75, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Township. He was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Robert Schettler and the […]

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Stephanie Thurston – Washington, Pa.

February 18, 2020

  Stephanie Thurston (née Taylor) was born in February of 1957 and passed away in the early morning of Jan. 10, 2020, in Washington, Pa. Stephanie was preceded in death by her parents Ann and […]

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Nora Lee Watson – Allenport

February 18, 2020

  Nora Lee Watson, 81, of Allenport, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. She was born Saturday, Aug. 13, 1938, in Monongahela, a daughter of the late David Nicholas Willey and Julia Marie Donovan Willey. She […]

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Joan L. Pesi – Fallowfield Township

February 18, 2020

Joan L. Pesi, 77, of Fallowfield Township, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born May 15, 1942, in North Charle- roi, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary “Kesman” […]

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Julie Ann Clark Richie – Monessen

February 17, 2020

  Julie Ann Clark Richie, 81, of Monessen, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Dec. 9, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and […]

 

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