Evergreene Technology Park

egtp_1EverGreene Technology Park, located adjacent to Greene County Airport, is pleased to call Franklin Township home. The sprawling 248 acre business park epitomizes the rolling hills and pastoral splendor of Greene County. EverGreene is located within one mile of Interstate 79 and is only one stop light from the interstate corridor for travel north to Pittsburgh or the 20 mile trip to neighboring Morgantown, W.Va.

Greene County Industrial Developments, Inc., (dba Greene Alliance for Development) chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1957 as an industrial development corporation, is both the park owner and developer. Along the way, partnerships and strategic alliances were developed with Greene County Industrial Development Authority, Horizon Properties, Waynesburg University and Widmer Engineering to further support the development of EverGreene.

Original development in EverGreene kicked off in late 2004 and today is home to seven business entities as well as the Waynesburg Readiness Center (Armory). Private and public investment through 2014 is $44,000,000.00 and employment is closing in on 200 workers. EverGreene has twice been designated a Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ ), first in 1999 and secondly in 2011. The tax free property was enabled by cooperative agreements through the County of Greene, Central Greene School District and Franklin Township. The second designation expires December 31, 2017.

Four pad-ready sites are available for immediate occupancy and construction (March 2015) with other acreage still to be developed.

Greene County Industrial Developments, Inc. has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Coffilnunity & Economic Development as a certified industrial development corporation. In addition to pad-ready sites, financing opportunities for businesses and manufactures of all sizes is available for access to low cost interest funds as well as various employee training programs.

Franklin Township and EverGreene Technology Park is a place to call home. For additional information please contact Donald Chappel at 724-852-2965 or donchappel@gcidc.org.

School District

Central Greene School District became a merged district in 1962 when the Borough of Waynesburg and the townships of Perry, Whiteley, Franklin, Wayne and Washington agreed to the jointure. The district currently operates one elementary school K-6, one middle school 7-8 and one senior high school 9-12. All professional staff, teachers, support personnel and administrators are dedicated to providing the finest educational programs to the students of the Central Greene School District.

Waynesburg Central Elementary School (WCES) was created in 1997 when four small, outdated, rural elementary schools were consolidated into one larger elementary facility located close to the borough of Waynesburg. WCES currently services grades Pre-K through 6, which is approximately 770 students.

Academically, the students at Waynesburg Central Elementary School excel and work with a staff of dedicated individuals who are committed to meeting the particular and unique needs of the elementary age child. We, at WCES, are proud of our efforts put forth to prepare students for the rigors of elementary school and beyond. Embracing the motto “I am proud to be a WCES student who is responsible, safe, respectful, and prepared.” WCES staff members work with students to help them make the best decisions that will benefit them in the future and make it possible for them to make these decisions independently.

Margaret Bell Miller Middle School is named after Margaret Kerr Bell Miller. Mrs. Miller was an intelligent, hard working person who began her career as a teacher. Later in life, Mrs. Miller became a Principal at Waynesburg College. In 1855, she went on to marry Alfred B. Miller who was the president of Waynesburg College. They labored together for years to make Waynesburg College a success. In 1928, long after Mrs. Miller had passed, she was remembered when a new high school was built in Waynesburg. It was originally named Waynesburg High School. In 1969, the new high school in Franklin Township was built and the original Waynesburg High School was renovated and became Margaret Bell Miller Middle School. Colorfully nicknamed MBM, our school services grades 7-8. Our school also provides our students with multiple extracurricular activities such as Football, Band, Wrestling, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track, Softball, Soccer, and Volleyball.

Waynesburg Central High School (WCHS) is the home of students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) and houses approximately 525 “Raiders”. The high school also consists of sixty (60) faculty and staff members. In addition to the faculty and staff, one

Administrator, a Principal, is housed in the building along with two guidance counselors and one resource officer.

Our goal at WCHS is to offer our students the proper education so that they may be successful later in life, whether it be college, military, or in the workforce. We are fortunate to be located next to the Greene County Career and Technology Center, which enables our students to choose from many vocational areas.

At WCHS, we offer the following varsity sports plus numerous club offerings:​ Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling, and Rifle. In addition, many of our students perform in the marching and concert band, chorus, and drama productions in both the Fall and the Spring.

State Representative

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene /Fayette/Washington, is in her second term representing the 50 111 Legislative District, which includes part of Fayette County , part of Washington County and all of Greene County. For more information visit her website at: http://www.pahouse.com/snyder/

Hospital & Medical Facilities

Located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Washington Health System (WHS) Greene serves as the county’s only acute care hospital.  The 23-bed inpatient unit hospital offers 24-hour emergency services, a range of diagnostic imaging specialties, a fully accredited laboratory, a cardiac care center, outpatient cancer care, a swing bed program as well as a 28-bed long term residential drug rehabilitation unit.

WHS Greene is proud to offer the following services to our neighbors in Greene County:

As a community hospital, that is now part of the Washington Health System, they are able to provide additional services beyond those listed above.

WHS Greene: 350 Bonar Ave, Waynesburg, PA 15370
(724) 627-3101

 


 

Whether it’s counseling an expectant mother or making sure a grandparent is in tip-top shape to enjoy grandkids, WVU Medicine offers access to a range of excellent medical specialists and the most advanced medical technology available in the region.

  • Primary Care
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Orthopaedics
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Urology
  • General Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • OB/GYN
  • Podiatry
  • Imaging
  • Wound Pain
  • Pediatrics

Historical Society

The Greene County Historical Society and Museum has been serving the local community since 1925. Our 52 Room Structure, once the site of the County Home now exhibits displays that relate to the County Home throughout it’s 100 year history, as well as exhibits and items that tell the story of Greene County and Southwestern Pennsylvania History from the Native Americans in Prehistoric Times and the Earliest Settlers in the 18th Century all the way up through the present time. Our Buildings and Grounds make for a fascinating trip back through the annals of History.

Fire Department

A tragic fire that took the lives of five young men and destroyed four buildings at a cost of a quarter-million dollars led to the organization of the Waynesburg – Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fire Company.

The fire occurred early on the morning of December 23, 1925, as the town was looking forward to Christmas just two days later.  The fact that the deaths of the five victims (trapped under a falling wall of one of the burned buildings) might have been prevented if a formally organized volunteer company had been in existence.  This tragic fire led to the first meeting of the present Waynesburg – Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fire Company on March 4, 1926.

The fire which led to the organization of the company destroyed the three-story Downey House Hotel at the southwest corner of High and Washington Streets, the adjoining four-story Grossman Building and the adjoining one-story John T. Silveus Building.  Embers from the inferno were blown by the wind a half block into the former First Presbyterian Church on Church Street across from the east side of the courthouse and it was also destroyed.  The cupola of the courthouse just opposite the hotel was also destroyed, along with the wooden statue of General Nathaniel Greene for whom Greene County was named.

By May 20, 1926, a formal organization had been completed with Marshall D. Wood as the town’s first Fire Chief.  In less than six months after the 1925 fire, the company had bought its first fire truck, the now revered 1925 American-LaFrance pumper of which they have taken such meticulous care that it is still in use today, along with other fine equipment purchased through the years.

The Fire Company operates out of two stations and has over 40 active members. The Waynesburg Station is located at 116 East Greene Street in Waynesburg Borough, was completed in 1963. In 1990, the Fire Company purchased the old Howards Grocery building across the street from Waynesburg station to provide more room for equipment and much needed parking for Waynesburg Station.

An important improvement in the service of the Waynesburg – Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company was the construction of Franklin Station.  As early as September 1981 the company unanimously endorsed the notion of creating a substation in Franklin Township.  The need was obvious as housing developments grew, especially in the township east of the borough.  The opening of Interstate 79 also sparked construction of many businesses at the Waynesburg Exit.  Extension of water and sewage in the township contributed to the need.

In April 1987 when Fire Company representatives discussed with the Franklin Township its contribution to the Fire Company, the matter of a fire station in the township was broached. By October 1987 the Franklin Township Supervisors agreed to increase substantially their contribution to the Fire Company and said they would like to have a substation built on township property in the Rolling Meadows area. In addition, the township agreed to place on the next primary ballot the question of a four-mill fire protection levy. If adopted, it would result in three mills being contributed to the Fire Company and one mill being set aside for debt service and operating costs of the new station, which would be built by the Fire Company on land leased to the company for 99 years by the Township.  The Fire Company agreed, and events moved swiftly.

On April 26, 1988, the voters in Franklin Township approved a four mill annual property levy for the 1989 and thereafter “for the purpose of making appropriations to the Waynesburg Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection, for the purchase and maintenance of fire apparatus, and providing a suitable place for the housing of fire equipment.”  The yes votes were 596; the no votes were 447. In July the Fire Company was informed that the Township would lease land to the company.  Ground was broken on the 40-foot by 60-foot Franklin Station on June 6, 1989. The station was dedicated to the Citizens of Franklin Township on October 14, 1989.

Today, the Waynesburg – Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company protects the citizens of Waynesburg Borough, Franklin Township, Washington Township, and Whitely Township.  The response area includes over 100 square miles, over 14,000 residents. The uniqueness of our response area provides many challenges for which the Fire Company must prepare for.  Key Facilities protected by the Fire Company include the following: 15 miles of Interstate 79, Waynesburg University, Greene County Airport, Greene County Government, State Correctional Institution Greene, Washington Hospital Greene, Extensive Infrastructure for Natural Gas Industry. The Fire Company responds to over 300 calls per year on average.

With the financial assistance from all the municipalities and citizens that the Fire Company protects, the Fire Company has been able to procure a fleet of fire apparatus and equipment to perform the ever-changing needs of our community.  The fleet includes three Fire Engines, an Aerial Tower, a Tanker, a Rescue, a Brush Truck, a Chief’s Mobile Command Unit, and two Utility Vehicles.

For more information on the Waynesburg – Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company can be found  at www.waynesburgfire.com on Twitter @waynesburgfire and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/waynesburgfire/

The Humane Society of Greene County

The Humane Society of Greene County since its inception in 1986 has met immediate animal needs providing food, water, shelter and veterinary care to more than 1000 animals per year.

We are the the only refuge in the County that takes stray, injured, abused and “animals in need” including dogs, cats, horses, and farm animals.

Our State trained Humane Police Officers investigate and prosecute animal cruelty.
Community education regarding altering of animals and other issues is part of our mission.

Our affiliation with the Red Cross has provided animals from fires and floods a safe haven.
Women’s shelters often ask us to take pets from their clients so that the pets remain safe.

We have a successful adoption program; our adoption statistics are among the best in the nation.

Please visit our website at www.greenepet.org and follow us on Facebook.
Our email address is humanegreene@windstream.net Phone 724-627-9988

Our visiting hours are Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays noon to 5:00. Due to the current pandemic we are meeting families by appointment only.

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