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New Stanton to set off fireworks display Saturday night

New Stanton Borough will host its third annual fireworks over New Stanton beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Schaefer Fireworks of Ronks, Lancaster County, will produce the fireworks display. In the case of rain, the fireworks will be rescheduled for Sunday.
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Small plane crashes in Elizabeth Township

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — A small plane crashed in Elizabeth Township on Friday. The Elizabeth Township Fire Department said first responders were called to the area of Skillet Hill Road for reports of an aircraft down around 7 p.m. Crews found the aircraft and worked to rescue the adult male pilot, who was the only person on the plane.He was flown to a local hospital in critical condition with "life-threatening injuries," police said. The pilot of the single-engine Aeronca 7 Champion took off from Findlayville Airport and was doing touch-and-go landings at Rostraver Airport when he ran crashed. The pilot lost...
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Osikowicz, Ryan lead Seton Hill to victory in Division II World Series

The Seton Hill softball team rebounded from an opening loss in the NCAA Division II World Series and stayed alive with an 8-1 victory over Adelphi (N.Y.) in the loser’s bracket game Friday night in Denver. The Griffins (42-11) will take on Cal State Dominguez Hills (42-22) at 4:30...
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Toddler waiting for heart transplant inspires charity event

While his grandson waits for a new heart, Tom Franzak will put on a charity concert to benefit other children in need of organ transplants. Franzak, of Bethel Park, is the director of music ministries for St. Benedict the Abbot Church in Peters Township. The concert is in honor of his 2-year-old grandson, Jude Sedor-Franzak, who has been at the Cleveland Clinic for several weeks.

Charleroi seniors return to elementary school

A new tradition began Friday in the Charleroi Area School District, and it provided some unforgettable moments for the Class of 2022. To read the rest of the story, please see a copy of Saturday’s Mon Valley Independent, call 724-314-0035 to subscribe or subscribe to our online edition at

As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains

HOUSTON — (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle. Flags flew at half-staff. A sporting goods chain suspended sales of similar weapons. And longtime gun-rights supporters from both parties in Congress said they were willing to consider new legislation. The issue was complex, then-President Barack Obama said, but everyone was obligated to try.

Chromulak’s experiences in Vietnam featured in new book

Retired veteran S. Ron Chromulak of Monessen has kept meticulous records about his career serving in the U.S. military and in the years since. To read the rest of the story, please see a copy of Saturday’s Mon Valley Independent, call 724-314-0035 to subscribe or subscribe to our online edition at

Fawn stops by for quick tour of North Huntingdon counter-top supplier

There are plenty of job openings in the local economy right now, but Vangura Surfacing Products in North Huntingdon doesn’t really have many positions open for an applicant without opposable thumbs. So when a fawn wandered through an open bay door on Friday morning, shop supervisor Russell Shirley knew...

The Frank Walker Law/PSN Daily Notebook- May 28

Update (10:50 AM)- **The latest Power 5 offer for Central Catholic 2024 wide receiver Peter Gonzalez comes from Virginia Tech. The 3-star recruit also holds offers from Pitt, Akron, Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Marshall, Maryland, Miami, Penn State, Syracuse, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Bubble Watch: WVU dips in latest NCAA Baseball Tournament projection

The Mountaineers are on the NCAA Tournament bubble 48 hours from Selection Monday. West Virginia’s footing in the projected NCAA Baseball Tournament field appears to be becoming less secure. The Mountaineers, who went 0-2, in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship in Arlington, Texas this week, entered the...

McCabe, Mountaineers to compete in NCAA East Prelims Saturday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The No. 2 ranked women’s steeplechase runner in the country leads West Virginia into the final day of competition at the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Regional Championship on Saturday. Ceili McCabe, WVU’s standout redshirt freshman, is the highest-ranked runner competing...

Margaret A. Parry Carr – Monongahela

Margaret A. Parry Carr, 56, of Monongahela, Carroll Township, passed away on May 26, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. Born Dec. 26, 1965, in Elrama, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Judith Mardis Parry. Margaret was a 1983 graduate of Ringgold High School and worked for many years at Tri-Community Ambulance in Monongahela and Washington County 911 as a dispatcher. She then worked for Dr. Anthony Kirby in Bentleyville in the billing office. A member of the Christian Center in Belle Vernon, Margaret enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, reading and especially spending time with her grandchildren and taking them shopping. She is survived by two sons, Bryan (Lindsay) Carr of Herminie, and Michael H. Carr (Katie Gogarty) of Fallowfield Township; one daughter and son-in-law, Sara A. and James Dumire of Belle Vernon; nine grandchildren, Tyler Bell, Marissa Clark, Natalee Lowther, Ryleigh, Payton, Makenna and Juliana Carr, Sophia Stonick and Emmett Dumire; and numerous cousins, especially Cory and Debie Behanna of Monongahela. At Margaret’s request there will be no services at this time and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences can be made online at