Lions, Local Officials Schedule Blood Drive

May 03, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport Lions Club will join state Sen. Jim Brewster, Mayor Michael Cherepko and state Rep. Austin Davis to host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Donna Byrne of the McKeesport Lions said the blood drive is being dedicated to first responders as well as victims of last year's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

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North Versailles Slates Mother's Day Bingo, Township Cleanup Day

May 02, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

Mother's Day Bingo will be held Saturday (May 4) at the North Versailes Twp. community center at 1 p.m., a spokesperson said.

A township cleanup day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18. Participants are asked to meet at Crestas ball field for refreshments and the distribution of supplies. Registration is requested with the Parks and Recreation department.

For more information on either event, call (412) 823-6602, extension 104, or email


LifeSpan Invites Residents to North Shore Walk, Renzie Picnic

May 01, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

LifeSpan, a Homestead-based agency that serves seniors throughout the Mon Valley and South Hills, is encouraging local residents to signup for Highmark's Walk for a Healthy Community.

The walk will be held May 11 at Stage AE on Pittsburgh's North Side.

All funds raised by LifeSpan will go directly to LifeSpan, a spokeswoman said. Donations may be made through the Highmark walk website at

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5K Run in Renzie Will Benefit Veterans With PTSD, Related Illnesses

April 30, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

The second-annual Vet Connect 5K will be held June 8 in Renziehausen Park, a spokesman said.

The five-kilometer run and one-mile walk begins at 8 a.m. Registration costs $25 for runners and walkers, and $15 for veterans, active-duty military and first-responders.

The run is dedicated to Lance Cpl. Abram L. Howard of Lycoming County, a Marine Corps reservist who was attached to the Fourth Marine Logistics Group based in North Versailles Twp.

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MASD Residents Invited to Recycle TVs, Tires, Phones on Saturday

April 25, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Tube City Almanac file photo)

McKeesport officials have opened their annual event for "hard to recycle items" to all residents of the McKeesport Area School District in an attempt to encourage wider participation.

"Respect Our City, Respect Our Earth" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday behind the No. 2 fire station in Renziehausen Park, near the intersection of Eden Park Boulevard and Tulip Drive.

Items that will be collected include televisons and computer monitors, keyboards, DVD players, VCRs, radios and cellular phones, a spokeswoman said. Collection bins also will be available for used tires, but they must be removed from the rims first.

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Medical Marijuana Wellness Fair to Be Held Sunday

April 25, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A free health and wellness fair will be held this Sunday to provide consumers and the general public with information about the uses of medical products derived from marijuana.

The event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Palisades Ballroom, 100 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, is being supported by Mayor Michael Cherepko and is sponsored by McKeesport-based PurePenn and Pittsburgh-based Compassionate Certification Centers.

"It will be a great opportunity for the community to learn about medical marijuana," said Gina Rosso, community liaison for PurePenn.

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Easter Egg Hunt, Clean-Up Day Slated in White Oak

April 18, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Announcements

The White Oak Borough Easter Egg Hunt was announced at this week’s borough council meeting.

The annual event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the White Oak Borough Recreation Board, the event will take place at the pavilion of the Heritage Hill Park.

Additional upcoming events include:

Borough Clean-Up Day will be held April 27. Volunteers are welcome to participate and should be at the Heritage Hill pavilion at 9:30 a.m. to help prepare for the event. The clean-up will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In partnership with the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, a rabies clinic is scheduled 12 to 3 p.m. May 18. The event will take place at the public works garage. A resident rate of $5 applies; proof of residency is required. Non-resident cost is $10.

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Fire Defense Council Slates April Meeting

April 18, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon Yough Fire Defense Council will hold its monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. April 24, a spokesman said. The meeting will be held at West Mifflin No. 3 Fire Company on Rodeo Drive, West Mifflin. All member companies are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments to follow.


Beulah Park Church Plans Spaghetti Dinner

April 17, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo)

Beulah Park United Methodist Church, 1615 Grandview Ave., McKeesport, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. May 4, a spokeswoman said.

Dinners are served with meat, marinara or alfredo sauce and include either soup (wedding or beans and greens), salad, bread, dessert and a drink.

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Registration Deadline for May Primary is April 22

April 17, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, Politics & Elections

Voters across Pennsylvania will be electing mayors, township commissioners and supervisors, borough council and school directors in 2019, and in order to vote in the primary, they must be registered by April 22.

The Allegheny County Elections Division said that residents who wish to vote on May 21 must be registered by Monday (April 22). Registered voters who have moved, changed their name or changed political parties also must notify the elections division by April 22, a spokeswoman said.

To qualify to vote, one must be a United States citizen at least one month prior to the election, a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district at least 30 days before the election, and 18 years of age on or before the day of the election.

Applicants needing to register to vote, or to change their name, address, or party affiliation may do so by using the state’s online voter registration process at

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