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Cheers: The Mount Pleasant and West Greene softball teams reached the PIAA championship game in their respective classifications by defeating teams in the semifinals on Monday that had antagonized them in the past. The Lady Pioneers routed DuBois Central Catholic, 12-1 in Class A, eliminatin…

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During “regular” years, Pennsylvania lawmakers spend the month of June trying to scrape together enough money to produce a balanced state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1 – or at least a budget that on the surface appears to be balanced, even if it really is not.

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Cheers: The West Greene and Mount Pleasant softball teams won WPIAL championships last week. The Lady Pioneers defeated Union, 17-2, to win their fifth consecutive Class A title. The Lady Vikings beat Ellwood City, 15-0, for the Class AAA crown.

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For Pennsylvania school administrators and boards of education, this summer will present a major challenge on the health front related but also different from what they were forced to contemplate during the darkest months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cheers: Members of the Greene County Veterans Committee worked diligently in coordinating efforts to have the county’s Veterans Memorial Park built. The park, located by the county museum and tennis courts in Waynesburg, was officially dedicated during a special ceremony on Memorial Day. The…

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A Pennsylvania House of Representatives joint committee hearing last Monday was an excellent venue for delving into the issue of increased mental health resources being in place for students when schools across the state reopen fully.

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Cheers: This year, it’s a breath of fresh air to see high school and college graduation announcements rolling in noting they will be celebrated traditionally. These events are big deals for our seniors, marking the start of a new chapter in their lives. The introduction of the COVID-19 vacci…

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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, we encourage local governments and school boards to resume meeting in person, with their doors open to the public and the media.

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Three challenges facing the United States and other right-thinking nations in the wake of the cyberattack targeting Colonial Pipeline’s 5,500-mile system in the U.S. are as follows:

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May 31 marks the 100th anniversary of the massacre in Tulsa, Okla., that took the lives of scores of Black residents and destroyed 35 city blocks. It should be an occasion for reflection by all Americans.

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Cheers: Three teams from Carmichaels Area High School displayed their dominance at the 34th Greene County Envirothon by landing the top three spots at the event held on April 22 at Hunting Hills in Dilliner. At the Envirothon, five-member teams participated in a series of field station tests…