Penn State to Re-Dedicate Science Building

August 29, 2021 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

The renovated Ostermayer Laboratory building on Penn State’s McKeesport campus houses classrooms and laboratories for chemistry and biology. (Submitted photo courtesy Penn State University)

The president of Penn State University will join Greater Allegheny officials and faculty on Sept. 9 for the re-dedication of the newly renovated Ostermayer Laboratory building on the McKeesport campus.

The ceremony Sept. 9 will be presided over by University President Eric J. Barron and Jacqueline Edmondson, chancellor and chief executive officer of Penn State Greater Allegheny, a spokeswoman said.

Home to classrooms and chemistry and biology laboratories, the 22,000-square-foot Ostermayer Building was constructed in the early 1970s and opened in 1973.

The recently completed $14 million renovation brings state-of-the-art laboratory and safety equipment to the building, as well as more energy efficient systems, improved classrooms and teaching areas, a new entrance and lobby and spaces for students and faculty to collaborate on projects.

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Church Plans ‘Taste of Serbia’ in October

August 27, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Slow-roasted lamb sandwiches and haddock filets will both be on the menu when “A Taste of Serbia” returns to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church.

A spokeswoman said pre-orders will be taken Sept. 12 to 26. The event will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 12 noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

The church is located at 901 Hartman St. in McKeesport. Limited outdoor seating will be available in the courtyard and in addition to pre-orders, walk-up orders will be taken both days while supplies last.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic This Friday

August 26, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s McKeesport Family Center will host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Friday (Aug. 27) from 3 to 5 p.m., a spokeswoman said.

The vaccination is free and the clinic is open to all adults and children 12 years of age or older. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, call (412) 672-6970.

The family center is located in the Wander Building, 339 Fifth Ave. at Locust Street, Downtown.

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NAMI McKeesport Sets September Meeting

August 25, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Correction: A NAMI spokesperson said Monday, “there is a correction concerning the wearing of masks. We are not mandating masks. We are recommending masks for those who are unvaccinated.”

The McKeesport affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Penn State Greater Allegheny, Room F122 of the Frable Building, a spokeswoman said.

The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

A representative from the NAMI Keystone office will give details of the annual NAMI Walk fundraiser which will take place virtually on Oct. 9. A "care and share" session will follow for those in attendance.

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W.N. Library Plans Fundraiser Sept. 19

August 19, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

A view of the new children’s room at the library. (Submitted photo)

West Newton Public Library will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Le Grande Balll Room, 105 South Second St., said Robin Matty, library manager.

Tickets to the annual “Tea-riffic” cost $20. Tickets can be purchased at the library or at Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant 105 South Second St, during restaurant hours and library hours. The event will include refreshments, a gift basket auction and other games.

In other news, Matty is encouraging all residents of the West Newton area to visit the newly remodeled and rededicated children’s room at the library.

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W.N. Church Plans Peach Festival

August 16, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

West Newton First Church of God will hold a peach festival fundraiser 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2, a spokesperson said.

The menu will include hot dogs, sauerkraut, sloppy joes, BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, potato or macaroni salad, cake, ice cream, beverages, and of course, peaches, including peach cobbler.

The event will be held at the Lions Field House, 507 Pittsburgh St. For more information, visit the church on Facebook.


Four Casturo Scholarship Winners Announced

August 13, 2021 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

The Casturo family has been awarding scholarships at International Village for three decades — and didn’t want to break the streak just because there was no event last year.

Usually, two scholarships are announced on the last night of the event, Tracy Casturo said.

This year, despite a severe thunderstorm on Thursday night that forced entertainment at Renziehausen Park to end early, four winners of Casturo Family Educational Achievement Awards were announced from the main stage.

Two scholarships were awarded for 2021 and two for 2020, Casturo said Friday. “We have been doing this for 29 years and didn’t want to skip it” for 2020, she said.

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Water Flushing, Testing Continues in 10th Ward

July 28, 2021 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

A “do not use” order has been lifted in 10th Ward, but some homes and businesses — in the area shown in red — remain under a “do not drink” order. (Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County map)

An order preventing residents of the 10th Ward from using their tap water for anything except flushing toilets has now been lifted, a water authority spokesman said.

However, about 20 homes and businesses along Romine Avenue, Rebecca Street and West Fifth Avenue have been told they should not drink or cook with the water, said Matthew Junker, spokesman for the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

A “do not use” order for residents of lower 10th Ward was issued July 17 after emergency personnel reported that firefighting chemicals may have been sucked into an open fire hydrant as crews battled a multiple-alarm blaze at McKeesport Auto Body on Rebecca Street.

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Make-Up Business Day Planned Due to Rain

July 23, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Due to inclement weather, last Saturday’s Black Business Day in McKeesport was cut short, so organizers are holding a second event tomorrow (July 24).

The event is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Healthy Village Learning Institute, 1102 Fremont St., just off Versailles Avenue.

A limited number of spots are available for exhibitors. For details, visit Take Action Mon Valley on Facebook.


1st Water Tests Clean, Shuttle Buses Begin

July 21, 2021 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Preliminary test results indicate that drinking water in the city’s Lower 10th Ward is not contaminated with firefighting chemicals, a spokesman said.

However, another round of testing will be necessary before a “do not drink” advisory is lifted, said Matt Junker, spokesman for the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

In the meantime, customers are being urged not to use their tap water for anything except flushing toilets — that includes not using the water for showers and bathing.

On Wednesday afternoon, McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko announced that shuttle buses will be available, beginning Thursday morning, to take residents to McKeesport Area High School if they want to use the showers there.

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