Lysle Blvd. Bus Crash Under Investigation

February 26, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Port Authority police are investigating a collision between a car and a bus traveling from North Versailles Twp. to Glassport and West Mifflin, but no charges have been filed.

The crash happened just before 6:30 p.m. Friday on Lysle Boulevard near the McKeesport Transportation Center. The bus on the 55-Glassport route had stopped in the westbound curb lane to pick up and drop off passengers when it was struck from behind by a sport utility vehicle.

Five people on board the bus sustained minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals --- two to UPMC Mercy and three to UPMC McKeesport, said Adam Brandolph, Port Authority spokesman.

 
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Annual NAACP Pancake Breakfast Brings Crowd to Renzie

February 26, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: News

Above: Ronnie Walker, Jay Kirby and Harold Allen were among the volunteers staffing the kitchen at Jacob Woll Pavilion during the McKeesport NAACP's annual pancake breakfast. (Vickie Babyak photo special to Tube City Almanac)


An enthusiastic crowd kept kitchen volunteers busy on Saturday morning when the McKeesport unit of the NAACP held its annual pancake breakfast.

The event, held at the Jacob Woll Pavilion at Renziehausen Park, raises money for a scholarship fund and other community programs administered by the unit, said Brenda Sawyer, who has served as president for two years.

In addition to the city, the McKeesport NAACP also serves Duquesne, North Versailles Twp. and neighboring communities. The unit is currently holding a membership drive and is holding a "meet and greet" open house for people interested in joining and volunteering.

The event, from 1 to 4 p.m. March 10, will be held at the Common Ground Building (former McKeesport YWCA), 410 Ninth Ave., Downtown. For more information, call (412) 292-5852.*

Also helping in the kitchen were National Honor Society students from McKeesport Senior High School, Amani Isaac, Jurdan Dunston, Charisma Ford and Marena Mathe. (Vickie Babyak photo, special to Tube City Almanac)

 
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Mayor Praises Police for Assistance on Massie Funeral

February 26, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak police and officers from surrounding departments deserve thanks for ensuring the safety of a funeral procession for local businessman Bob Massie Jr., Mayor Ina Jean Marton said.

Massie, 59, of White Oak was the owner of Bob Massie Toyota in North Huntingdon Twp., formerly on Route 48 in White Oak. The son of former White Oak Mayor Bob Massie Sr. and a longtime supporter of local charities, Massie died Feb. 8 in a one-car crash on Stewartsville Hollow Road.

The lengthy funeral procession --- almost two miles long, according to Marton --- traveled more than five miles on Feb. 14 from Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home in McKeesport to Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon.

 
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Reward Offered for Information in City Man's Death Jan. 27

February 23, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

(Update: Correction appended.)

A reward is being offered in connection with the shooting death of a city man in January.

Craig Rhodes-Mitchell, 24, was found dead just after 10 p.m. Jan. 27 inside his apartment on the third floor of a building in the 1300 block of Centennial Street.*

Witnesses reported hearing a single gunshot, followed by someone running down the stairs, according to Allegheny County police. Police said Rhodes-Mitchell (above) had been shot in the head.

 
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Duquesne Council Reviews Reports, Citizen Comments

February 23, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Duquesne News

Applications for the new Duke City Youth Council are due to Duquesne City Hall no later than March 1.

At city council's most recent meeting, Duquesne Mayor Nickole Nesby also reported that the city's Redevelopment Authority has up to $160,000 in one of its funds that may be available for community and economic improvements, such as street reconstruction.

In other business, Police Chief Tom Dunlevy reported a total of 559 calls to the Duquesne Police Department last month, which resulted in 43 arrests and 75 citations.

Council by 4-0 vote approved the hiring of Andrew Carter as a new police officer, pending completion of a background check, which was approved 4-0.

 
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W.O. Council Seeks Grants for Borough Improvements

February 23, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak borough will seek grants from Allegheny County's Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund to improve the White Oak Athletic Association and the area along Lincoln Way.

Council this week voted to apply for a $50,000 grant to renovate the restrooms of the WOAA building, and a second grant for $50,000 for a "Lincoln Way Pedestrian Enhancement Project."

Borough Manager John Palyo said the Lincoln Way project will consist of improvements including new decorative signage, banners and benches.

 
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Serra's Cleary: Not The 'Firebrand' He Used to Be

February 22, 2018 |

By Josh Rizzo | Posted in: Sports

Bill Cleary, athletic director and coach of the women's basketball team at Serra Catholic High School, celebrates his 600th win along with members of the team. (Photo courtesy Serra Catholic High School, via Twitter)


Bill Cleary gets a gentle reminder when former players return that he isn’t the firebrand he used to be. Coaching the Serra Catholic girls basketball program for 31 years, Cleary has led many generations of Eagles.

Each has different memories of Cleary’s style.

“I have changed,” said Cleary, who will coach the Eagles tonight in the WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinals against Greensburg Central Catholic. “Some of the players from years gone by who come back say I’ve changed. I’ve softened. Age has done that and experience has made me more understanding in a lot of situations.”

 
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St. Sava Church Holds Lenten Fish Fry

February 22, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St., is holding a fish fry from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, through March 30, a spokeswoman said.

The menu is available for either dine-in or take-out and includes a fish sandwich for $8, a baked or fried fish dinner for $10, a shrimp dinner for $10 or a crab cake dinner for $12.

Dinners include a side of french fries, rice or haluski; cole slaw; coffee or tea; and a dessert.

 
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Credit Union Slates Annual Meeting March 10

February 21, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Members of a local credit union will meet March 10 to elect its board of directors and hear of the organization's plans for the coming year.

A spokesperson for Parkview Community Federal Credit Union said its 83rd annual meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria of Serra Catholic High School, 200 Hershey Drive.

In addition, the credit union is seeking nominees for two seats on the board. Parkview Community members who want to be considered for one of the two seats should send a letter of intent no later than Feb. 24 to the credit union office, 2100 Eden Park Blvd., McKeesport 15132.

 
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City Man Faces Prison in Federal Fraud Case

February 21, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison in connection with a scheme to defraud an unidentified local business.

Daniel K. Miller, 54, also faces three years' probation and must pay more than $71,000 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said this week in a prepared statement.

Miller was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

Federal prosecutors said Miller stole the identity of the company in 2010 and used its name and credit history to set up a fake website to buy and sell merchandise.

 
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Puerto Rican Students Studying at City's Penn State Campus, Doing Internships

February 21, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: News

(Penn State Greater Allegheny photo)


Seven college students from Puerto Rico are enrolled in classes at Penn State Greater Allegheny this semester and are working on internships near the McKeesport campus.

The students from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez arrived on Feb. 2, a Penn State spokesperson said.

The move is designed to allow the students to continue their education as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which five months ago devastated the island. About one-third of Puerto Rico's residents --- nearly 1 million people --- still have no electricity, according to published reports.

 
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North Hills Man Charged With Ramming Police Car

February 19, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A North Hills man is being held in Allegheny County Jail after McKeesport police said he deliberately rammed a police car with the stolen vehicle he was driving.

Antwuan Berry, 21, faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 26 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi. He is currently being held in lieu of $25,000 bond, court officials said.

The charges against Berry stem from an incident early on the morning of Feb. 3. City police said Sgt. Steve Kondrosky was on routine patrol along Lysle Boulevard when he spotted a car that had been reported stolen.

 
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Duquesne Mayor Swears in New City Controller

February 19, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Duquesne News

CORRECTION: This story as originally published Jade Burleigh's name spelled incorrectly. The spelling was incorrect on paperwork supplied by a city official. We apologize for the error.

(Duquesne Mayor Nickole Nesby swears in newly appointed city Controller Jade Burleigh. Cami DiBattista photo, special to Tube City Almanac)


Jade Burleigh was sworn in as the new Duquesne City Controller at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Burleigh has a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix. A vice president at BNY Mellon, he will fill the term of former city Controller Beth Kracinovsky, who resigned last month.

Council also appointed Duquesne resident Tammy Pratt to serve as the emergency management coordinator for the city.

“After attending the local government academy, we realized the emergency plan for Duquesne hasn’t been updated in the last 25 years,” Mayor Nickole Nesby said. “Tammy has volunteered to work with us and the local 9-1-1 (center) to update our plan.”

 
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Homeowner Scares Off Intruder; No Threat to School

February 19, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Crime and Police News, White Oak News

A home invasion on Thursday resulted in a lockdown at Francis McClure Elementary School in White Oak, but there was no threat to students, police said.

White Oak police Chief Mark Sargent said the incident began at 10:17 a.m. when a resident of a home in the 100 block of Carmella Drive heard his dog barking downstairs and went to investigate. The homeowner had a personal firearm for protection, Sargent said.

On the first floor, the homeowner found an intruder with a pistol stuck in his waistband, standing near the home's back door, Sargent said.

 
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Pancake Breakfast Slated Feb. 24 at Renzie

February 16, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Unit of the NAACP will hold its annual pancake breakfast Feb. 24 at Renziehausen Park, a spokeswoman said.

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Jacob Woll Pavilion. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

The menu will include regular, buckwheat and fresh blueberry pancakes; turkey, pork and beef sausage; fruit cocktail; coffee, tea, water and juice; and assorted desserts for sale.

For more information, call (412) 292-5852.

 

Rental Fees at Increased at Renzie's Main Pavilion

February 16, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: News

(Tube City Almanac file photo by Denise L. Ritter)


The cost of providing air conditioning at Renziehausen Park's Jacob Woll Pavilion has led McKeesport officials to increase the fee to rent the facility.

City council unanimously approved an increase of $50 for rentals, taking the cost to $450 for Allegheny County residents and $500 for non-county residents.

The lack of air conditioning had left the pavilion uncompetitive and under-utilized in the summer. But since installing air conditioning in the pavilion, "our costs have risen dramatically," Mayor Mike Cherepko said. "We're looking to balance that cost over 12 months."

 
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Gun Violence: How Does it Hit Home? What Can We Do?

February 15, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Commentary-Editorial, Podcast

On our podcast, "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes," we recently talked about gun violence --- especially the emotional impact it has had on the Mon-Yough area --- and asked if there's anything we can do about it.

In 2017, there were 109 homicides in 2017. Nearly three dozen of them were in the Mon Valley in communities such as McKeesport, Swissvale and Turtle Creek, but practically no community of any size was unscathed --- and virtually all of the homicides were the result of shootings.

Our guests were Vanessa Mayers-Snyder, a community engagement & mediation specialist for the Center for Victims, and Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFire PA.

 
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Homestead Receives $100K Grant for Bike Park

February 12, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Homestead Borough will receive $100,000 toward creation of a one-mile-long trail and bike park that will provide a direct connection between the Eighth Avenue business district and the Great Allegheny Passage bicycle trail.

The grant was one of 45 projects in 22 counties --- totalling $41.5 million --- funded last week through grants from the state Department of Transportation's Multimodal Transportation Fund.

 
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Council OK's Contracts With Police, Public Works Unions

February 12, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: News

McKeesport officials are thankful to unionized police and public works employees for helping the city contain personnel costs --- especially when it comes to health insurance.

Council last week unanimously approved new three-year labor agreements with both bargaining units, who are represented by Teamsters Local 205 in White Oak.

The contracts provide unionized police officers with wage increases of 4 percent in the first year and 3 percent in the second and third years; and public works employees with a wage increase of 2.5 percent in the first year and 1.5 percent in the second year, McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko said.

Among other concessions, police officers will pay a deductible on their health insurance for the first time, while public works employees are accepting a wage freeze in the third year, Cherepko said.

 
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Heartland Hospice Offers Volunteer Opportunities

February 12, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo courtesy Heartland Hospice)


Heartland Hospice is seeking volunteers with the compassion to offer a smile, an ear and a warm heart to patients and their families, says Patrick Fisher, volunteer coordinator in the Irwin office.

The service covers the Mon Valley, Westmoreland, Washington and Allegheny counties, as well as part of Armstrong County, he says.

Volunteers are needed to visit with patients who have serious and terminal illnesses, so that staff can help assist their families in need, Fisher says.

 
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Crew Missions Seeks Volunteers For 2018

February 12, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News, White Oak News

(Submitted photo courtesy The Crew Missions)


The Crew Missions is looking for volunteers --- including individuals, groups, churches, nonprofit organizations and clubs --- to help local residents in need.

The Clairton-based charity completes household maintenance projects for elderly and disabled residents in the Clairton, Duquesne, Glassport, McKeesport, Pleasant Hills, West Mifflin and White Oak areas.

Since 2013, a spokesperson said, The Crew Missions has helped 79 homeowners.

 
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County Police Investigate West Mifflin Shooting

February 09, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

An unidentified 20-year-old man is in critical but stable condition at a hospital after a shooting Thursday night in West Mifflin.

Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman said in a prepared release that the victim was shot in the 4700 block of Coal Road, near the Munhall border. The incident happened at about 8 p.m.

The county police homicide unit is investigating. No further information was released by police.

 

Former City Man Sentenced on Drug, Gun Charges

February 09, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

A former McKeesport man accused of selling the heroin that killed a woman in 2016 has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Henry T. "Bundles" Little-Proctor, 27, pleaded guilty to five counts of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws and was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Cathy Bisson in Pittsburgh.

U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said Little-Proctor distributed both heroin and fentanyl, a highly potent painkiller up to 75 more times than morphine, between 2015 and July 2016.

 
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Crime Stoppers Offers Reward in Duquesne Shooting

February 08, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of suspects in connection with the shooting of two people on Jan. 21 in Duquesne.

Police said the victims --- two men and a woman --- had left a private social club in the early hours of the morning and were parked in the 1000 block of Lincoln Avenue.

At approximately 4 a.m., a silver car pulled alongside their vehicle and someone began shooting into their car, police said.

 
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Commentary: 'Invent Penn State' Rises to the Challenge

February 08, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Commentary-Editorial

Opinions expressed in editorials and commentaries are those of their authors, and are not those of Tube City Community Media Inc., its board of directors, volunteers, contributors or donors. Responsible replies are welcome.

Jacqueline Edmondson is chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Greater Allegheny.


“McKeesport Rising” is an ambitious project intended to address urban blight, joblessness, and morale in the city. Announced by Mayor Michael Cherepko in January 2018, this project invests in the city and will transform the landscape and opportunities for citizens in the region.

Similar efforts are underway in Braddock, Duquesne, and other Mon Valley communities. Penn State Greater Allegheny is playing a role in these important efforts by leveraging an Invent Penn State grant to address the educational and economic needs of the region.

Penn State Greater Allegheny is proud of its roots in McKeesport. The campus began in the 1930s as a center to develop workforce and labor education in the region.

 
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Throwback Thursday: 'Resistance to Change'? Never!

February 08, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: History

I recently stumbled across an October 1949 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about McKeesport, which includes this photo of two women standing at the intersection of Locust Street and Lysle Boulevard.
 
Except the street signs still bore the name "Jerome Boulevard," years after the street was renamed for Mayor George H. Lysle, who died in 1947.

"Street signs show a resistance to change," the caption says. What? Say it ain't so!
 

City Officials Urge Patience With Snow, Ice Removal

February 08, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: News

After a snow or ice storm, some of the best information about which streets need to be treated comes from sanitation crews, says Steve Kondrosky, McKeesport's public works director.

"Every day, somewhere in the city is trash collection day," he says, and crews from the city's garbage collection contractor, Big's Sanitation, will alert the public works department if a street or alley needs attention.

City police, too, serve as the eyes and ears to report snowy or icy streets --- and there has been plenty to report.

"The weather has not been very kind to us this year," McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko says.

 
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Community-Wide Lenten Services Begin Feb. 21

February 07, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements


The McKeesport Area Ministerium will hold community-wide Lenten services on Wednesdays beginning Feb. 21, a spokeswoman said.

For Christians of the Western tradition, including the Roman Catholic Church and most mainline Protestant denominations, Lent is supposed to be a period of fasting and penitence for 40 days leading up until Easter Sunday.

This year, Lent begins on Feb. 14 with the observance of Ash Wednesday.

All of the services will begin at 12 noon and are open to anyone, of any denomination. A light lunch will be served at each location following the service, and a free will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the meal.

 
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Penn State Awards $50K Grant to Support McKeesport Center

February 07, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

Penn State University has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Greater Allegheny Campus to support its operation of the new McKeesport Community Center.

The grant was one of $200,000 in "Invent Penn State" awards made to campuses across Pennsylvania. Others were awarded to Penn State's Beaver, DuBois and Hazleton campuses.

Located in the former YWCA of McKeesport on Ninth Avenue, Downtown, the center is designed to offer entrepreneurship lessons and continuing education to McKeesport-area residents.

It had a "soft opening" in October, says Victoria Garwood, director of enrollment management at Penn State Greater Allegheny, but activity has ramped up since then.

 
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Duquesne Officials Establish Duke City Youth Council

February 06, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Duquesne News

A new youth organization is being launched by Duquesne city officials to give young people a chance to work together constructively.

Duquesne City Council unanimously approved creation of the Duke City Youth Council.

Councilwoman Fawn Taylor-McDaniel introduced plans for the newly established organization, which aims to provide fun and positive experiences to youth in the Duquesne community.

“Being a part of the Duke City Youth Council will allow youth to become more involved in their community, be a voice in the community, socialize and have fun, and it presents them an opportunity to volunteer during city activities,” McDaniel said.

 
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Deadline Fast Approaching For Special Election in 18th District

February 06, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Residents in part of the Mon-Yough area who are not registered to vote, but want to participate in the upcoming special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, are encouraged to register by Feb. 12.

Jerry Tyskiewicz, director of the Department of Administrative Services for Allegheny County, said that's when voters must be registered if they want to participate in the March 13 special election.

In addition, voters who are already registered must notify the Allegheny County Division of Elections by Feb. 12 if they want to vote in the special election and they have moved or changed their name or party affiliation, Tyskiewicz said.

Voters in the 18th Congressional District are choosing between Republican Rick Saccone of Elizabeth Twp. and Democrat Conor Lamb of Mt. Lebanon. Lamb is a former federal prosecutor and Saccone is currently a state legislator.

In the Mon-Yough area, Elizabeth, Forward, North Huntingdon and South Versailles townships are part of the 18th district, along with Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills and West Elizabeth boroughs.

 
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Davis Takes Oath as District's New Rep

February 05, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Duquesne News, News, Politics & Elections, White Oak News

With his wife, Blayre, holding the Bible, Austin Davis took the oath of office as the new state representative serving Clairton, Duquesne, McKeesport and neighboring communities. (Screenshot from Pennsylvania House of Representatives video feed)


Austin Davis took the oath of office in Harrisburg on Monday to become the newest member of the state's General Assembly.

Surrounded by his parents, family and friends, Davis, 28, of McKeesport was sworn in with his wife, Blayre, standing alongside him, holding the family bible.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David Spurgeon administered the oath.

Davis won a special election Jan. 23 to fill the remaining months of former state Rep. Marc Gergely's term. Gergely resigned after pleading guilty to charges connected with a video poker and illegal gambling ring operating in the Mon Valley.

Davis will represent the 35th District, which includes Clairton, Duquesne, Lincoln, McKeesport, Munhall, Versailles, South Versailles Twp., Whitaker, White Oak and parts of West Mifflin.

 
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Library Feels Like 'Home' to New Director

February 05, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Duquesne News, News, White Oak News

(Photo special to Tube City Almanac)


Working at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport feels like home to Colleen Denne of Elizabeth Twp., who took over as director on Jan. 3.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a master's degree in library science, Denne, who grew up in Liberty Borough, says she feels very connected to her new job.

"My dad's family is from Duquesne, and my mom's family is from McKeesport," Denne says. "These are my roots. This is my home library. I don't think it would mean as much to me anywhere else."

 
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Two Arrested in Robbery at Duquesne Store

February 02, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

Two juveniles are charged with robbery and related offenses after a hold-up at a discount store in Duquesne.

The young men, ages 15 and 17, will be charged as adults, Duquesne police Chief Thomas Dunlevy said.

The robbery happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday at the Dollar General store on Hoffman Boulevard.

One of the suspects put a silver-colored pistol against the clerk's head and demanded money, Dunlevy said. The employees were not injured.

After taking money, the suspects fled, police said, and store employees called 9-1-1.

 
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School Board OK's Sale of White Oak Elementary

February 02, 2018 |

By Mary Shelly | Posted in: News

(Photo courtesy Broker 1 Realty)


The McKeesport Area School Board has voted to begin the process of selling the White Oak Elementary School building to Wellness for Veterans in the amount of $400,000.

District officials said Wellness for Veterans is a privately owned organization that provides physical and mental health services as well as job placement services for veterans.

"I've been told that they would be providing housing for veterans as well as some health services, job placement services, et cetera," said David Seropian, district business manager.

The building will be a taxable property under this purchase, Seropian said.

 
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City Man's Death Ruled Homicide

February 02, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police are investigating a city man's death as a homicide.

The body of Craig Rhodes-Mitchell, 24, was discovered at around 10 p.m. Jan. 27 inside a home in the 1300 block of Centennial Street, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Initial reports were that Rhodes-Mitchell was found "unresponsive inside the home."

But on Friday, a county spokeswoman said Rhodes-Mitchell was suffering from gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner's office has ruled the death a homicide. No other details were released.

Anyone with information regarding Rhodes-Mitchell's death is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).

 

White Oak Legion Slates Oldies Dance

February 01, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

White Oak American Legion Post 701 will hold an oldies dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 10, a spokesman said.

Admission is $5 and music from the 1950s and '60s will be provided by DJs Candy and Mike.

The legion is located at 2813 Capital St. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.

 

South Hills Coin Club Plans Weekend Show

February 01, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The South Hills Coin Club will hold its 58th anniversary coin show on Saturday and Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South Hotel, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, a spokesman said.

Admission and parking are both free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.
 
The club's regular monthly meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. A 50/50 drawing will be held and prizes for kids will be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership, the spokesman said.

 

Soup Orders Now Being Taken By Croatian Lodge

February 01, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 432 is taking orders for its homemade soup sale, a spokeswoman said.

Orders for chicken noodle or beef noodle soup should be placed by Feb. 13 at (724) 872-7495. Soups are sold by the quart for $7 each.

All orders will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. and 12 noon Feb. 17 at the Yukon Croatian Club, 129 Union St. in Yukon. The club number is (724) 722-4100.

 

Pre-Lent Paczki Dance Planned at St. Angela's

February 01, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

A Mardi Gras "Paczki" Dance will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak.

"Come and enjoy some great polka music provided by the Versa J's in our Father Drap Hall," a spokeswoman said.

Paczki are deep-fried Polish pastries similar to jelly doughnuts, and in Polish communities, paczki are traditionally made just before Ash Wednesday as a means of using up sugar, eggs and butter as part of a pre-Lenten feast.

 
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