A professor at the University of Pittsburgh posted a link to his Twitter feed Thursday that caught me by surprise. It’s a relatively positive story about the Mid Mon Valley by Laurent Belsie of the Christian Science Monitor. The article mainly focuses on Charleroi but also mentioned are Donora, the City of Monongahela and Washington County. A few people and businesses you might recognize are:
- Casey and Eric Clark, Perked Up Cafe, Charleroi, Pa.
- Corelle Brands (formerly World Kitchen), Charleroi, Pa.
- Mark Alterici, Dee’s Wireless., Charleroi, Rostraver and Washington, Pa.
- Michael Coury, River House Cafe, Charleroi, Pa.
- Tony Bottino, Allstate Insurance, former president of the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, Monongahela, Pa.
- Edward Zelich, Superintendant, Charleroi Area School District
- Louis Panza, Ceo, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township, Pa.
- Jamie Protin, economic development consultant
I have an issue with the title: “In Steel Country’s River Towns, a Rising Spirit of Recovery“. Wouldn’t you say that’s about 30 years out of date? “Fracking Country” might be more like it now a days.
I’m so happy for Casey and Eric at Perked Up Cafe. They have a beautiful, thriving business and they certainly deserve the recognition!
note: Regular followers will notice that I haven’t posted much on Lost Monongahela recently. Well, I want to let you in on a secret. I’m starting a new blog and I’m calling it the Monongahela Times! Don’t worry, I’ll never give up on Lost Monongahela. I just felt a need to create a second site where I can talk about current events. I’ll keep posting historical stuff here at Lost Monongahela while you can find current events and news over at Monongahela Times which will be launching later this week!