Chamber to Host Free Forum Oct. 4 on ‘Future of Manufacturing’

September 20, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

(Jon Dawson photo via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons BY-ND 2.0.)


A panel of guests from U.S. Steel Corp., the United Steelworkers union, the building trades and state government will participate in a discussion called “The Future of Manufacturing in the Mon Valley.”

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Sunset Room, off Route 48 in Elizabeth Twp., and is being organized by the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce.

Although tickets are free, seats are limited and advance registration is required, said Maury Burgwin, the chamber’s executive director. For more information, call (412) 678-2450 or visit the website.

 
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White Oak Posts Halloween Event Schedule

September 17, 2019 |

By Christy Walters | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

White Oak Borough will hold a “Truck-or-Treat” event at the community center at the White Oak Athletic Association on Oct. 26.

Councilman Lou Bender announced details of the event at September’s borough council meeting.

This free, public event will include a Halloween parade on community center grounds, music, snacks, treat bags, prizes for best boy and girl costumes, and the opportunity to see, touch and explore trucks and heavy machinery.

 
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Luncheon, Basket Raffle to Benefit Pet Rescue Charity

September 17, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

One of the baskets to be raffled at Renzie on Sept. 22 to benefit Paws Across Pittsburgh. (Submitted photo via Facebook)


Volunteers will hold a basket raffle and luncheon in Renziehausen Park on Sept. 22 to benefit a local pet rescue charity.

Proceeds benefit Paws Across Pittsburgh, a regional all-volunteer group which places pets in foster homes while they wait to be adopted.

More than 50 gift baskets as well as other door prizes will available during the event at Jacob Woll Pavilion, a spokeswoman said. The event begins at 11 a.m. and admission costs $10.

 
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Longterm Route 48 Closure Begins Thursday

September 16, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Approximate path of the truck detour around Route 48 in Elizabeth Twp. that will be in place, starting later this week. (Google Maps)


Motorists who use Route 48 near Boston in Elizabeth Twp. will be contending with a detour, beginning this week.

And for truck drivers, it's going to be a long one.

On Wednesday morning, the road will be restricted in the area of Droopy's Bar and Grill to a single, alternating lane of traffic as crews install temporary shoring, said Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

Then, beginning at midnight Thursday, the road will be closed entirely so that crews can replace a culvert and retaining wall between Fey and Keddie roads.

 
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West Newton Church Plans 175th Anniversary Celebration

September 16, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A scene from a July worship service at West Newton First Church of God. (Photo courtesy West Newton Church of God via Facebook)


West Newton First Church of God will celebrate its 175th Anniversary on Sept. 29 with a special morning worship service at 10:25 a.m., followed by a catered lunch at the church, a spokesperson said.

Reservations for lunch are required by calling (724) 872-7467 and leaving a message. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 23. Donations will be accepted to offset the cost of lunch.

The church began in the home of Timothy Obley, 167 N. Second St., and the first minister, Elder Joseph A. Dodson, was appointed Oct. 28, 1844.

 
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One Dead Following Sunday Morning Crash

September 15, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

A 23-year-old man was killed Sunday morning after the vehicle in which he was a passenger left Lysle Boulevard and crashed into an apartment building Downtown.

Allegheny County police are investigating the accident that also sent another 23-year-old man to the hospital, where he was in stable condition on Friday afternoon. The 24-year-old driver was treated at the hospital and released, county police Sgt. Venerando Costa said.

Police did not release the names of the victims.

McKeesport police, firefighters and paramedics were dispatched just before 7 a.m. to the intersection of Lysle Boulevard and Center Street.

 
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Alumni Association Names Six to MHS Hall of Fame

September 03, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Six new inductees have been named to the McKeesport High School Hall of Fame and will be inducted during the Oct. 5 homecoming game.

Tickets may be purchased now via Eventbrite.

Scheduled for induction into the hall of fame are the late Glenn Rojohn (Class of 1941), Helen Donato Tozzi (1948), Dr. Rawlin A. "Pete" Fairbaugh (1950), Robert I. Fisher (1959), Joseph M. Ivcevich (1960) and H. Thomas Temple (1976), said Vicki Corwin of the Consortium for Public Education, on behalf of the MHS Alumni & Friends Association.

 
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W. Newton Center Welcomes Visitors Sept. 17

September 01, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Scenes from an August painting class at the West Newton Center for Active Adults. (Courtesy West Newton Center via Facebook)


The West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., will host a community open house from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 17, a spokesperson said.

A full day of events is planned to showcase the many programs that the non-profit organization --- also known as the West Newton Senior Center --- has to offer for the West Newton area.

 
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W. Newton Library Fundraiser Will Pay Tribute to Longtime Volunteer

September 01, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

West Newton Public Library’s annual “Tea on Broadway” this year will pay tribute to a longtime community booster and volunteer.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Le Grande Banquet Room, 105 S. Second St., West Newton, a spokesman said. Doors will open at 12 noon.

A limited number of tickets are available and are now on sale at the library, 124 N. Water St., or Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant.

This year’s event will pay tribute to Emma Jean Pritchard (above), who died in March at age 97. Pritchard was a longtime supporter of many charitable and community causes in West Newton, and a volunteer at the library.

 
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Community Singing Group Seeks New Members, Hosts Open House

September 01, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon Yough Chorale, a community chorus based in White Oak, is having an open house and its first rehearsal of the fall-winter season at 7 p.m. Sept. 8, a spokeswoman said.

The group meets at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak.

A regional, volunteer group, the Mon Yough Chorale accepts members with an interest in community singing, at any skill level, the spokeswoman said. No auditions are required.

 
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