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Memories still vivid for Monessen WWII veteran

As a teenager, the 89-year-old lifelong Monessen resident and Navy veteran cheated death several ...
the most dramatic instance happened in 1944 when Matush said shipmate Tony Rusiner, of Washington, Pa., saved his life as they docked near a Phillipine ...

Constitution remains No. 1 in PennLive's Class A boys' basketball rankings heading into state tournament play

As most of Pennsylvania’s Class A boys’ basketball programs spent ...
10 as some teams moved up while others went in the opposite direction. Moving up were Monessen, Kennedy Catholic, Bishop Carroll, Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg and St. John Neumann.

Sammy Vasquez vs. Emmanuel Lartey: Winner, Scorecard and Reaction

The judges scored it heavily in favor of Vasquez. Two had it 99-91, while another went 100-90, per Showtime: A native of Monessen, Pennsylvania, Vasquez unquestionably had the home-field advantage heading into the bout. As if that wasn't enough to get the ...

Vasquez Goes Distance in Wide Win: Baker KO's Savigne

28-year old Welterweight Sammy Vasquez (18-0, 13 KO) of Monessen, Pennsylvania, continued his move towards serious contention on Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a unanimous ten-round decision over 33-year old ...

Woman, 92, dies in western Pennsylvania house fire

MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) - A 92-year-old woman has died in a southwestern Pennsylvania house fire. The Westmoreland County coroner identified the victim as Martha Johnson. Investigators say neighbors tried to help Johnson escape her burning home in Monessen on ...

[Haunts] Monessen's Castle Blood Announces Special Halfaway to Halloween Event

Earlier today the folks at Castle Blood announced their Halfway to Halloween event, held at the Castle in Monessen, PA on the first weekend in May. With the cancellation of National Haunters Conventio…

Woman, 92, Killed In Monessen House Fire

MONESSEN (KDKA) – A 92-year-old woman was killed in a Thursday morning house fire in Westmoreland County. According to officials, the fire broke out at a home on Reed Avenue around 10:30 a.m. …

Government school students in Pennsylvania given “50 Shades of Grey” bondage puzzles

Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students in Monessen were given…

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Democratic National Convention, 50 Shades of Stupid, Homeless Libertarians: P.M. Links

The Democratic National Convention has selected Philadelphia to host its 2016 hootenanny. Now if only it would select a suitable candidate. I suggest one of these highly relevant folks. Uh oh:…

Middle school students in Pennsylvania given ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ puzzles

When James Carter got a look at the word puzzle his son said he received in his eighth-grade class Monday, he was shocked. Words like “bondage,” ”leather cuffs,” “spanking” and “submissive” jumped ou…

Parents can’t believe a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ worksheet was handled out in their children’s class

MONESEEN, Penn. — Administrators at a Pennsylvania middle school are investigating how a group of students ended up with a “Fifty Shades of Grey” themed word search. James Carter’s 13-year-old son bro…

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Word Puzzle Passed Out in Middle School Classroom: Report

When James Carter got a look at the word puzzle his son said he received in his eighth-grade class Monday, he was shocked. Words like “bondage,” ”leather cuffs,” “spanking” and “submissive” jumped ou…

Monessen Middle School Students Given ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Puzzles

MONESSEN (KDKA) — It’s a sexually graphic book that’s about to hit the big screen. But before “Fifty Shades of Grey” even debuts; it’s already affecting a group of people too young to even see it. …

Monessen kids explore ‘Shades of Grey’ terms

The Monessen School District is investigating a purported incident in which middle school students received from a school employee a word search puzzle containing sexually … Monessen kids explore ‘S…

Monessen Army officer, wounded in Fort Hood shooting, in line for Purple Heart

U.S. Army Capt. Brandy Mason walks with a limp and deals daily with back pain. “It’s going to be there for the rest of my … Monessen Army officer, wounded in Fort Hood shooting, in line for Purple H…


What do you know about abuse of women in MONESSEN PENNSYLVANIA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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Domestic violence in MONESSEN PENNSYLVANIA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.


Found Unclaimed Money in MONESSEN PENNSYLVANIA

What Is Unclaimed Money?

If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

States’ Unclaimed Money

  • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.



Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
  • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.


  • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Savings Bonds


  • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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