Greene unveils marketing campaign

Economic development of Greene County was at center stage last week. Literally.

The day after Labor Day, organizers of a new branding and marketing campaign unveiled the fruits of their labors related to development. It’s titled “Greene County — a Powerful Place,” complete with a logo emphasizing “powerful.”

Energy — natural gas and other bountiful forms — is the impetus behind the marketing, which was on display during a program at Waynesburg University. An energetic audience of about 80 attended the event inside the auditorium in Goodwin Performing Arts Center, which included elected officials, energy executives and development officials.

Fatal crash

Three Waynesburg men were killed in one-vehicle crash on Sept. 7 in Franklin Township. According to state police Matthew L. King, 27, was driving on Route 19 around 9 p.m., failed to negotiate a curve and struck a guardrail.

The vehicle became airborne and struck a tree, turning and landing on its roof in the northbound lane facing west. King was killed as were passangers Derek A. Lohr, 27 and Daniel D. Paletta-Davis, 25. State police and the Greene County Coroners Office are investigating.

Two assaults

On Sept. 1 Cumberland Township police charged Tristan Hayden Wolfe, 20, of Nemacolin with simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief for allegedly assaulting a woman at his residence on Sept. 1.

Wolfe was incarcerated in Greene County Prison on a $7,500 bond. Towship police also charged George Edward Wyland, 57, of Cumberland Township with simple assault and harassment on Sept. 2 for allegedly punching a woman in the face at his residence on Sept. 1. He was released from Greene County Prison after posting his $2,500 bond.

Firearms, DUI charges

On Aug. 31 state police charged Andrew Darrel Williamson, 19, of Mt. Morris with possession of an unlicensed gun, possession of a gun with an altered manufactured number, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, DUI and traffic violations.

The criminal complaint states state police pulled him over for speeding on Rolling Meadows Road and Williamson allegedly had a handgun, but denied owning it and wouldn’t tell police who did own it. Williamson was placed in Greene County Prison on $15,000 bond set by District Judge Curt Balint.

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