NH Twp. Road to Close for Three Days

July 27, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Brownstown Road in North Huntingdon Twp. will be closed for three days, beginning Tuesday (July 28), so that crews can make emergency repairs to an underground pipe.

Township police said the closure will be near the Larimer Volunteer Fire Department, and motorists are asked to avoid the area.


Paving Continues on Route 51; New Restrictions Begin Near Elizabeth

July 24, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Doug Kerr photo via Flickr/licensed under Creative Commons

(Doug Kerr photo via Flickr/licensed under Creative Commons)

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Paving continues this weekend on two separate sections of Route 51, which will lead to restrictions near the Pleasant Hills cloverleaf.

And work gets underway Monday near the Elizabeth Bridge, where southbound traffic will be restricted for about two weeks.

A district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said paving and concrete patching will begin tonight and continue through Monday morning along Route 51 in Baldwin, Whitehall and Brentwood.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. in the southbound lanes (toward Elizabeth) as crews conduct resurfacing and concrete patching operations.

The work is part of an overall $15.9 million project that includes milling and resurfacing, signal improvements, drainage work, intersection and curb improvements, bridge repairs, guiderail upgrades, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction activities between Lebanon Church Road and the Liberty Tunnel.

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WashCo Police Seek Suspect in Local Hit-and-Run

July 24, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Police News

Police are asking for the public's help in locating the driver of a vehicle that rear-ended another car near Finleyville, then fled the scene.

Southwest Regional Police say Carla Abrasheff, 47, of South Park Twp. was on Route 88 in Union Twp., Washington County, when another driver rear-ended her Honda sedan. The other driver failed to stop, police said.

The other vehicle was described as an older model, black Lincoln with West Virginia plates. Police did not say if any injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southwest Regional Police at (724) 929-8484.

In other news, police say a resident of Elrama reported that someone stole the license plate from their trailer while it was parked in the 4500 block of Finleyville-Elrama Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact Southwest Regional Police.


Transfers from CCAC to Penn State Eased by New Agreement

July 22, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: News

Above: Quintin B. Bullock, president of CCAC, and Nancy L. Herron, interim chancellor of Penn State Greater Allegheny, ceremoniously exchange the pens they used to sign the Articulation Agreement. (Penn State photo)

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Students at Community College of Allegheny County will be able to seamlessly transfer credits to six Penn State campuses --- including Greater Allegheny Campus in McKeesport --- under a new agreement effective this fall.

The "articulation agreement" smoothes the transfer of CCAC students into bachelor's degree programs at six Penn State campuses, including Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington and Shenango.

“Penn State and CCAC share the common goal of enhancing education for students in our region," said Nancy Herron, interim chancellor of Penn State Greater Allegheny. The agreement will make it easier for CCAC students "to earn an affordable, quality college education," she said.

The agreements provide students who earn their associate degree an academic pathway to transfer into a parallel bachelor’s degree program at the six campuses. The coordination of transferrable coursework, supported through academic advising, will support the successful transition for students.

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Beg-a-Thon 2015: Begin the Begg-ine

July 22, 2015 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

William P. Gottlieb Collection, Library of Congress

Born in 1923 in Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood, jazz pianist Erroll Garner was playing on KDKA radio at the age of 7 and working with Charlie Parker by his mid 20s.

He became one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 1950s and '60s (and a favorite of Tonight Show host Johnny Carson) before his untimely death at age 55.

He never had a song called "Begin the Begg-ine," but he should have, at least for our purposes.

We are once again producing a video webcast of International Village, and this time, for the first year, your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. (P.S.: Webcasts from previous years are still online.)

We would like to raise at least $750 to defray our expenses ... including our hosting, along with Skymagik Internet Services, of the International Village website --- which we do at no cost to city taxpayers.

We have so far received $75 in donations --- so we're 1/10 of the way there.

If you're able to help, click this link:


You may also send a check or money order payable to "Tube City Community Media Inc." to P.O. Box 94, McKeesport, 15134.

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If your business or organization would like to advertise during our International Village webcast, we need your information right away! Contact me at tubecitytiger@gmail.com or (412) 614-9659.

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