Bike Race Returns to Renzie Tomorrow

April 24, 2015 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: News


(Fred Jordan photo courtesy
Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association via Facebook.)

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Bike racing enthusiasts from around the eastern United States will come to Renziehausen Park tomorrow (April 25) for the third-annual McKeesport Grand Prix.

The race on a 0.8 mile course on the streets in and around the park is sponsored by the Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association and is officially sanctioned by USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States.

Racers from Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina are expected to participate. The first race begins at 10 a.m. and the last race gets underway at 2 p.m.

Spectators are welcome, but the race requires the closing of part of Eden Park Boulevard near the park. In addition, the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center also will be closed tomorrow.

 
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Students Present City With Strategic Plan

April 22, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: News, Podcast

Last week on "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes," we spoke to Michelle Hough, associate professor of business, and several of her students last week. You can listen to that interview here:


Above: Students from the Strategic Business Planning class at Penn State Greater Allegheny deliver final results of their strategic analysis of the city of McKeesport to the mayor, his staff, the media and the chamber of commerce. (Photo courtesy Penn State Greater Allegheny.)

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Seniors in a strategic business course at Penn State University Greater Allegheny campus spent an entire semester performing an in-depth study of the City of McKeesport. Wednesday morning, they delivered their findings to McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko, other city officials, and members of the Mon-Yough Area Chamber of Commerce.

The presentation was followed by a question-and-answer session.

Strategic Business Planning is the capstone course of the bachelor of science in business, and is taught by Michelle Hough, associate professor of business.

 
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Twin Rivers' Palyo Honored With Governor's Award

April 21, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The executive director of the McKeesport-based Twin Rivers Council of Governments is one of eight officials statewide honored with a Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence.

The award for John Palyo was announced last week by Dennis Davin, acting secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

Eight communities, including Dormont, Tarentum, Heidelberg and Collier Twp. in Allegheny County, also were honored by the state.

"Today's events are a celebration of successful local government initiatives that have produced positive impacts within Pennsylvania's local communities," Davin said.

Twin Rivers COG provides cooperative purchasing agreements and other services to McKeesport and 13 other communities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. It is currently pursuing a merger with the Homestead-based Steel Valley COG.

Award recipients were honored April 15 in Harrisburg.

 

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