Spring Concerts Underway at McKeesport Palisades

April 08, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The spring concert series is underway at McKeesport's Palisades ballroom.

Tomorrow night's concert features Dancing Queen, a '70s disco and rock tribute band, in a performance that benefits the White Oak and Turtle Creek Rotary clubs, a spokeswoman said.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8. Tickets are $20 each. For additional information or to reserve seats, call (412) 877-7491 or (412) 823-7800.

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Port Vue Uni-Mart Sells $2.1 Million Winner

April 04, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Someone in Port Vue is $2.1 million richer --- minus taxes, of course.

A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Lottery says the Uni-Mart on Romine Avenue last week sold a lotto ticket that matched all six winning numbers in the March 31 drawing.

The winning ticket, on the lottery's Match 6 game, bears the numbers 10-13-14-26-27-47.

The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified, the spokesman said. Match 6 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Claims may be filed at the Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at the Pittsburgh regional office on Pittsburgh's North Side at 1424 Western Avenue.


Easter Egg Hunt at Renzie March 19

March 17, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Children from preschool to 10 years old are invited to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday (March 19) at the Jacob Woll Pavilion in Renziehausen Park.

The event is sponsored by the McKeesport Recreation Board.

Children should arrive beginning at 9:30 a.m. and events begin at 10 a.m., a spokeswoman said. All participants will receive their choice of a children's book donated by Book Country Clearinghouse in McKeesport.

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White Oak Police Set Crime Prevention Meeting

March 09, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

White Oak police will hold a crime prevention meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at the municipal building, 2280 Lincoln Way.

Topics of discussion will include an introduction to the borough's crime prevention program, discussion of the public's role in crime prevention, current local crime trends and future topics and initiatives. All interested borough residents and business owners are welcome to attend.


Work Resumes on Lincoln Way; Other PennDOT Projects Announced

March 09, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Work will resume later this month on the nearly $7 million project to expand and improve Lincoln Way in White Oak.

The project, expected to be complete in June, is one of $189 million in total improvements to state-owned roads and bridges planned for Allegheny County in 2016, according to the state Department of Transportation.

“We are pleased to be completing some major projects while initiating news ones,” said Dan Cessna, district executive for PennDOT. “We are proud to be delivering much needed infrastructure enhancements to the Pittsburgh region.”

Lincoln Way has been undergoing extensive reconstruction since 2013 under a long-awaited project to widen the road, add left turning lanes, and improve curbs, sidewalks and drainage. A PennDOT spokesman said the project will be wrapping up this spring when new curbs and sidewalks are completed between Henderson Road and Auld Street in the White Oak business district.

About 16,000 vehicles per day use Lincoln Way, according to PennDOT traffic volume maps.

Other projects that will impact Mon-Yough area motorists and bicyclists include the previously announced Phase 3 of improvements to the interchange on the West Homestead side of the Glenwood Bridge. Work began in late February and will include replacement of the bridge deck on northbound Route 837 --- near the Whemco plant --- and four associated ramps at the interchange.

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$1M Cash 5 Winner Sold in West Newton

March 01, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $1 million from the Feb. 27 drawing was sold at the Giant Eagle in West Newton, Westmoreland County, a lottery spokesperson said.

The ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn, 04-08-20-27-37, to win $1 million, less withholding tax. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling this winning ticket.

Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Prizes must be claimed and tickets validated before winners can be identified.

More than 84,500 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing, the spokesperson said.


Heritage Center Program to Highlight 'Women in Sports'

February 29, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will host its annual Women's History Month program on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2 pm. "Women in Sports." Jodi Gill, Marianne MacBeth and Elizabeth Jones will discuss the history of women in sports and how Title IX changed their access to sports.

This program will be held at the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center at 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport PA 15132. The program is free and open to the public. Please call 412-678-1832 for more information.


Public Meeting Planned on Possible Route 30 Improvements

February 18, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Doug Kerr photo via Flickr; licensed under Creative Commons 2.0

Residents, business owners and commuters who use U.S. Route 30 in the Mon-Yough area are being invited to discuss possible improvements to the road in Irwin and North Versailles Twp.

The first in a series of public meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 2 in the cafeteria of Norwin High School, 251 McMahon Drive, North Huntingdon Twp., said a district spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.

In addition, PennDOT has created an online survey for the public at www.Route30projects.com.

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New McKeesport Campus Chancellor Begins Work

February 18, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The new chancellor of Penn State University's Greater Allegheny campus in McKeesport began work this week. Andrew Egan took office on Monday.

Formerly dean of the Faculty of Science and acting associate vice president for research at Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, Egan has ties to Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh: He's a 1993 Penn State graduate, while his wife grew up in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Ingomar.

Above, on his first day on the job, Egan greets students at the Accepted Student Program.

(Penn State Greater Allegheny photo)


Glenwood Interchange Work Resumes Next Week

February 17, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

If you use the Glenwood Bridge to get from the Mon Valley to Oakland or downtown Pittsburgh, beware --- Phase 3 of work on the busy commuter route begins on Monday, Feb. 22.

The work will include the closure of the northbound lanes of Route 837 --- heading from West Homestead to Pittsburgh's South Side --- and the restriction of traffic in the southbound lanes near the WHEMCO building.

And that's not the only closure on the route --- beginning this Friday, Feb. 19, and continuing through Feb. 22, Second Avenue in the Greenfield section of the city will be closed entirely in the area around the railroad overpass. (The two projects are not related.)

The restrictions near the Glenwood Bridge are necessary so that crews from J. F. Shea Construction, Inc., can conduct deck replacement work on Route 837 and the associated ramps as part of a $16.9 million upgrade around the interchange at the south end of the Glenwood Bridge.

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