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District-Wide Recycling Event Planned This Saturday

April 19, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Hard-to-recycle items such as cellular phones, computer monitors and tires will be collected during a recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Renziehausen Park.

The event, organized by McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko and city officials, is open to all residents of the McKeesport Area School District, including Dravosburg, South Versailles Twp., Versailles and White Oak, a spokeswoman said.

"Respect Our City, Respect Our Earth" is being supported in part by the Angora Gardens Junior Gardeners, the McKeesport Lions Club and the school district.

 
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KDKA's Delano to Moderate Discussion at Chamber's Legislative Breakfast

April 19, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

KDKA-TV political analyst Jon Delano will moderate a discussion about economic development on Friday morning at the Mon-Yough Area Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative breakfast.

The topic of the discussion is "Economic Development Opportunities and Resources in the Mon Valley," said Maury Burgwin, executive director of the chamber. The event, presented by the Steel Valley Enterprise Zone Corp., begins at 7:30 a.m. at Westwood Golf Club, 825 Commonwealth Ave., West Mifflin.

Delano is the money and politics editor for the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh and also serves as an adjunct professor of public policy and politics at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College.

 
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White Oak Legion Slates Oldies Dances

April 18, 2018 |

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

White Oak American Legion Post 701 will hold oldies dances from 7 to 11 p.m. May 19 and 26, a spokesman said.

Music will be provided by DJs Candy and Mike. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit veterans' programs.

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

 


Westmoreland Co. Croatian Lodge Taking Lamb Orders

April 18, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Sv. Nikola Brodar CFU Lodge 432 is taking orders for barbecued lamb for pick up on April 29 at the Yukon Croatian Club, 109 Union St., Yukon.

To order, call Mike Mezick by April 22 at (724) 872-7495.

All are invited to enjoy an afternoon of tamburitza music and dancing when Stari Prijatelji entertains from 2 to 6 p.m. April 29. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with ethnic food and desserts for purchase.

Yukon is exit 53 on Interstate 70. For more information, call the Yukon Croatian Club at (724) 722-4100.

 


Local Sites Participating in DEA Drug 'Take Back' Day

April 18, 2018 |

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

(Photo courtesy U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency)


Allegheny County and local police are again teaming up with UPMC Health System, other agencies and private businesses to take unused prescription drugs off the streets.

The 14th annual National Take-Back Initiative, sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28.

Law-enforcement and health officials say that unused prescription drugs --- especially painkillers --- are often abused by people to whom they weren't originally prescribed. And drugs disposed of improperly can pose a danger to birds, fish and other wildlife.

In the Mon-Yough area, drug collection sites will be available at UPMC McKeesport hospital, East Pittsburgh, Wilmerding, Clairton, Pleasant Hills, West Mifflin and the North Huntingdon Twp. town house.

 
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Duquesne Easter Egg Hunt to be Held Saturday

April 13, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

Duquesne area youth are invited to participate in a spring egg hunt Saturday at Memorial Park on Polish Hill.

Preparations for the activities will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. The hunt for eggs will be from 12 to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club and PRIDE (People Residing in Duquesne Equally).

“The annual Easter egg hunt has been an activity in our city for the past 20 years,” said Patricia Bluett, director of the Boys and Girls Club. “This year it will be referred to as the spring egg hunt.”

 
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Four Honored for Living Values of Respect, Dignity, Hope and Love

April 11, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko this month honored four people for living the "McKeesport Message" of Respect, Dignity, Hope and Love.

At April's city council meeting, proclamations were presented by Cherepko to McKeesport Area High School junior Maniya Mitchell for living the value of "Respect"; state Rep. Austin Davis for "Hope"; Mary Pat Soltis for "Love"; and Cindi Higdon for "Dignity."

Nominees were selected by the McKeesport Message Committee, part of Cherepko’s Select Committee on Crime and Violence. Nominations for the next round of awards must be received by May 4.

Biographies of the latest winners follow.

 
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Countywide Book Drive Underway for Needy Kids

April 10, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

New books for ages 5 through 12 are being collected at White Oak Park, Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Twp., and other county facilities to benefit children who receive meals through the summer food program.

Now through June 1, books can be dropped off at the White Oak Park office from 7:30 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Round Hill Park office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Drop-off boxes also are available during regular business hours at the Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St., downtown Pittsburgh; and at the County Executive’s Office in the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St.

 
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Route 48 Delays Possible as Crews Replace Elizabeth Twp. Bridge

April 10, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Work has begun to replace a bridge on Route 48 in Elizabeth Twp., and delays are possible in the area, said a district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

Frank Gavlik & Sons, Inc. is the prime contractor on the project to replace a bridge that carries the highway over Boston Run in the Mt. Vernon section of the township. The project is expected to cost $804,000.

Minor restrictions with flaggers will occur during the first two weeks of the project while crews conduct shoulder work, the spokesman said. Once bridge replacement work begins, traffic will be restricted to a single, alternating lane, controlled by traffic signals.

The new bridge is expected to be complete in August.

 


Children's Author, Garden Expert Highlight National Library Week

April 09, 2018 |

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

It's National Library Week, but next week also promises to be exciting at Carnegie Library of McKeesport. On April 19, the library board, staff and local elected officials will break ground on a new parking lot next to the main building at 1507 Library Ave.

The long-awaited $81,000 parking lot, being funded through grants and donations, will add 30 sorely needed spaces for library patrons.

"We were sending out invitations, and someone said, 'Do you think I should put on there that we have limited parking?'" says Colleen Denne, library director.

This week promises to be busy --- even if parking is limited at times --- with events that include "Patron Appreciation Day" on Wednesday, a visit by local children's author Sydelle Pearl on Thursday and a keynote lecture by gardening expert Doug Oster on Friday.

 
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