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New Bentleyville Tavern owner raises the bar on charity

By Chris Buckley
John Rossell gained experience working in restaurants off and on growing up. So buying the New Bentleyville Tavern and Restaurant, 843 Main St., in January 2013 ...

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BVA, Parshall keep rolling in 3-AAA action

Freshman hurler Bailey Parshall keeps firing goose eggs and the Belle Vernon Area girls’ softball team keeps winning. Parshall fired a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts …
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Move to Canon-McMillan means less travel for wrestlers headed to Southwest Regional

Bentworth junior 126-pounder Hunter Neely considers the site of this season’s PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championships, Canon-McMillan High School, a mixed blessing. Sure, he will need less than 30 minutes to get from his home to the Big …
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Valley Independent roundup: Ringgold falls to South Park, Cal Area dominates

The Ringgold baseball team started out with a bang Friday as Nick Fowkes slugged a solo homer in the first inning. But that would be …
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Walenta keynote speaker at TTOS

The 65th annual Toast To Our Stars banquet will feature one of the former honored athletes as the keynote speaker. Joel Walenta of Plano, Tex., will give a message to this year’s outstanding student-athletes at the annual affair April 25 …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: EF’s Will Scott, Steel Valley’s Maddie Cotter

Will Scott School: Elizabeth Forward Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Scott went 3 for 4 to lead Elizabeth Forward (1-3, 1-3) to a 10-6 win over Thomas Jefferson in a Section 4-AAA matchup last week. “We expected a …
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Mt. Pleasant, Frazier seniors to play in Roundball Classic

When Mt. Pleasant’s Alexa Szelong and Frazier’s Cassidy Guiser walked off the court at the end of the 2014-15 high school basketball season, both seniors figured it would be the last time they played hoops at the scholastic level. They …
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Pacak deserved an answer

I would never argue that the Monessen School Board does not have the right to open up any employee’s job in the district. That IS the right of any elected official, as it is with any company that I know …
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Grimm named new Ringgold athletic director

After two years as the girls’ basketball coach at Ringgold, Laura Grimm will be taking on another title at the school. She will become the first female athletic director in the school’s history. Grimm, a graduate of Serra Catholic and …
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Yough’s pitcher-catcher combo carries Cougars to 6-0 start in Section 4-AAA

Every good pitcher is made even better by a good catcher, and that certainly seems to be the case when it comes to Yough softball’s …
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