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Monessen Valley Independent (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Monessen, Pennsylvania Early Shower for Cole Cerrit Cole lasted just four innings in tuesday s loss to the Brewers. Blew i n Esi a s Uit u m he ii 2,2015 a edition of i lie to Ibsine review Valley business Young professionals of the Mon Valley is hoping to create the leaders of the future. A9 inside i Benefit planned a Spaghetti dinner will help Kate Crawford with her medical Bills. A3 change in policy Pope Francis is permitting absolution for women who have had abortions. A5 sports second place pick a picks the Ravens to win the acc North with the Steeles As runners up. B2 deaths a Craig Alan Carlson jr., 33, Monessen a Eleanor Holtz 79, Monongahela a Beulah King Barrax 97, Allenport a Carol Ann Parsons 65, Finleyville a Steve Saflin 86, North Charleroi a Pauline Quot Polly Quot Sumney 88, Somerset township a Joseph Lawrence Quot Larry Quot Todaro 68, formerly of Monessen Page a i no i celebrity cipher b6 classified b8-10 comics b7 dear Abby b5 lotteries a5 news roundups a5 obituaries a opinion a6 sports bl-4 television b5 two sections 20 pages weather tonight 66� Clear tomorrow 88� warm and humid details a2 tomorrow read Valley entertainment a thursday feature of the Valley Independent. It Ribi item new contract for Monessen teachers both sides Are confident the Deal will he ratified soon. By Rick Bruni or. A throng of Monessen teachers gathered tuesday evening outside the elementary Center a As they have before previous school Board gatherings. This time the crowd was All smiles and applauding in Masse. Monessen education association president Nicole Popelas had just announced the teachers negotiation committee reached a tentative contract agreement with the District prior to tuesdays school Board work session. The districts approximately 80 instructors have been working without a contract since june 30, 2014. The new Deal has to be ratified but both sides expressed Confidence that will happen. A we met with them for about an hour prior to their executive session and we were Able to reach a tentative agreement a Popelas said following the work session. A the next step is for us to prepare the documentation for both sides to review. Iti take it to my membership for review and ratification and do the same with with a possible stoppage looming teachers reported for work last week. The turning Point came when the school boards negotiation committee met aug. 17 and came up with a revised proposal. The districts negotiating committee consists of school Board members Cheryl Galilei Lee Johnson Cindy Pawelec and Board president Donna Fantauzzi along with superintendent or. I Eann Spazak. A after we met we sent our proposal to the Union and about three Days later they asked if we could meet with them at 5 . Tonight a Spazak said. A i was confident they would be at least accepting of it and understand we gave As much As we could and they gave As much As we could. We came to a Happy medium. Unfortunately they have yet to share it with their neither Popelas nor District officials would reveal specifics of the Monessen a a2 alleged heroin trafficker arrested police say Cynthia c Lory had 7 bricks of heroin stuffed in her Bra. By Stacy Wolford a Crawford county woman who police consider a source of heroin trafficking in the Mon Valley is accused of biting a Cynthia Clary Monessen police officer tuesday after allegedly refusing to remove seven bricks of suspected heroin from her Bra. Monessen police used a Taser to subdue Cynthia Clary 28, of Cambridge Springs after she allegedly resisted arrest during a traffic Stop about 9 . On route 906. Her arrest is the result of an investigation by City police it. James Smith and the state attorney general a drug task Force. Smith said Clary a convicted drug dealer is a source of trafficking heroin into the Valley from the heroin a a2 Joseph Gallagher hitting the books Jim Faranca / Trilb total Madia Westmoreland county Community College student Melissa Jones of Monessen does some radiology Homework tuesday at the Monessen Public Library and cultural Center. Man pleads guilty in fatal wreck Host Raver resident accused of speeding in 2012 crash could get 16-year sentence. By Rich Cholodofsky a Ros Traver Man pleaded guilty tuesday to killing an elderly woman and her son in a car crash More than three years ago on interstate 70. Police said Gary King 41, was driving toward his Home with his 2-year-old son aug. 29, 2012, when he veered across two lanes of traffic onto the on ramp of the Highway and struck a car driven by Charles Armstrong. Armstrong a car spun out of control and hit an embankment. Kings vehicle hit the median Concrete Barrier police said. Armstrong 64, was pronounced dead at the scene and his 91 year old Mother who was in the Back seat died later that Day. According to court records police believe Kings car was travelling Between 83 and 99 mph at the time of the crash. In court tuesday King pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide and one charge of reek less endangerment. He will be sentenced in about three months by Westmoreland county judge Chris Feliciani. Assistant District attorney Allen Powanda said King could be sentenced to a maximum of 16 years. Powanda said evidence suggested King was having a diabetic episode and attempted to drive Home rather than pull off the Highway. A the was trying to get from Yukon to North Belle Vernon a Powanda said. King offered no explanation for his actions in court saying Only that he was guilty when the judge asked the reason for his plea. Rich Cholodofsky is a staff water for Tab total Media. He can be reached at 724-830-6293 or . Hunger grows in Region number of people in need of food assistance continues to Rise. By Natasha Lindstrom done to bother reminding Jamie of Keefe that the United states is in its sixth year of a rebound from the great recession. A it does no to feel like the Economy a improving a said of Keefe 26, of Carrick As she picked up a few bags of groceries last week from the Brashear associations South Side food pantry for her household of six including her child adult siblings and Niece. A it feels like its getting worse. Jobless rates have plummeted since the 2008-09 downturn from 9.3 percent in Pennsylvania in july 2010 to 5.4 percent according to the Bureau of jailor statistics. Its slightly better in the seven county Pittsburgh metro area hunger a a7 Philip c. A Valy i Nib total Madia volunteers gather food for a client at the Brashear association food distribution Bank. Got drugs urn in your urn a r prescription drug take Back Day saturday sept. 12 10 .-2 . Monongahela Valley Hospit putting Ito Pilj a of sputum Carroll township police department j j .4 Mem

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