Winning Cash 5 Ticket Worth $325K Sold in Monroeville

February 17, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the Wednesday (Feb. 15) drawing was sold at Tolerico's, 2525 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, a lottery spokesperson said.   

The ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn, 08-15-27-28-30, to win $325,000, less applicable tax withholding. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling this winning ticket.

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

The holder of any jackpot-winning ticket should immediately sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at (717) 702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery's seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, the spokesperson said.

 

New Partnership Brings Hope, $3.3M Investment to Clairton

February 13, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Photos courtesy Mon Valley Initiative. Please see editor's notes at the end of this story.)

Local, county and state officials are excited about $3.3 million in combined investment in Clairton to remove blighted buildings, prepare residents for jobs, develop new resources for young people and senior citizens, attract food stores and other commercial activities, and generally improve quality of life.

The investment includes contributions from two large Pittsburgh corporations, tax credits and direct grants from Allegheny County and private foundations.

At a press conference on Friday, Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi said the city and its residents "have worked very hard for over 30 years to rebuild our community."

The city's first step was emerging in 2015 from state oversight under the Act 47 program for distressed communities, he said. "Today's announcement is a second step and a giant advance in building a healthy, safe and vibrant Clairton," Lattanzi said.

According to a press release from Brentwood-based Economic Development South, a non-profit agency, $3.3 million will be invested in Clairton over the next six years through corporate donations, Pennsylvania tax credits, the Allegheny County Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund, or CITF, and direct real estate investment.

 
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Black History Month Program Honors McKeesport's Hadley

February 06, 2017 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center will mark Black History Month with a program celebrating the life and work of longtime local physician Dr. Matthew R. Hadley.

Attorney James Baldwin will discuss Hadley during a program titled "Dr. Hadley: A Doctor for All Things and All People," at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the center, located at 1832 Arboretum Drive in Renziehausen Park.

Hadley, a White Oak resident and a longtime leader on the medical staff at McKeesport Hospital, was well-known in the Mon-Yough area for his dedication to his profession and to the patients he served, and was one of the few African-American doctors in the Pittsburgh area during a time when most medical schools were all but closed to non-white students.

 
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White Oak Church Hosts 'Mardi Gras' Dance Feb. 19

February 06, 2017 |

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

St. Angela Merici Church will hold a Mardi Gras "Paczki" polka dance featuring Henny and the Versa J's from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19, a spokeswoman said.

Tickets to the dance in the church's Father Drap Hall are $15 each and include one paczki (a Polish doughnut-style pastry), beer, mixers and soda. Food also will be available for purchase, but guests can bring their own snacks or wine and spirits.
 
The church is located at 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak.
 
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the church office at (412) 672-9641 or visit the church website at stangelamericiparish.org and click the "Donations" tab.

 

Croatian Club Slates Valentine's Day Social, Pirohi Sale

February 06, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Yukon Croatian Club is holding a funnel cake social on Valentine’s Day. It is open to the public and will be held in the club social hall between 5:30 and 9 p.m. Varieties are funnel cake topped with the traditional powdered sugar ($5) or with cherries or strawberries ($6). Add a scoop of ice cream for $1.

Hard and soft ground beef tacos and wraps filled with veggies and either steak or chicken will also be available.

Meanwhile, this Saturday (Feb. 11) is the deadline to order freshly-made and cooked frozen pirohi from Sv. Nikola Brodar CFU Lodge 432.

 
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Citizens Honored for Embracing Respect, Hope, Dignity, Love

January 23, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko and city council this month honored another group of local residents for living the "McKeesport Message" of "Respect, Dignity, Hope and Love."

Biographies of the winners, written by Jennifer Vertullo, assistant to the mayor, follow.

Living the Message awards are intended to showcase these individuals and give the community an opportunity to share its good news. Awards are given quarterly.

Using 250 words or fewer, describe how the individual of your choice embodies one of the four words.

For more information, contact the mayor’s office at (412) 675-5020, ext. 605. Nominations can be mailed to Jennifer Vertullo, assistant to the mayor, City of McKeesport, 500 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, or emailed to jen.vertullo@mckeesport-pa.gov

The deadline for the next round of nominations is Feb. 15.

 
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West Mifflin Teacher Honored by State VFW Leaders

January 18, 2017 |

By Mike Mauer | Posted in: Announcements



A Mon Valley educator with more than two decades of experience has been named by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Pennsylvania as the VFW "Voice of Democracy Teacher of the Year."

Melissa L. Fulmer, an English teacher at West Mifflin Area High School, earned the VFW's top honor for encouraging dozens of her students to participate in the VOD program over the last two years.   

She will receive a VOD plaque on Saturday at the organization’s Mid-Winter Conference banquet held in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Green Tree.

“I am honored to be acknowledged for encouraging students to voice their opinions and am proud of them for doing so in a respectful and meaningful manner,” Fulmer said.

 
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'Proud Partner' MYCS Receives Chamber Gift

December 29, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce this month made gifts totalling $3,500 to McKeesport-based Mon Yough Community Services.

Maury Burgwin, executive director of the chamber, said that the initiative of MYCS Director of Development Nancy Shelton "made the gifts possible."

Following Shelton's lead, Burgwin said, MYCS employees have volunteered their time throughout the year to work at chamber events, including a benefit auction.

"I can't tell you how proud we've been to partner with MYCS," he said.

 
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Library Slates Upcoming Programs

December 22, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Carnegie Library of McKeesport has slated programs for January. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information about any program, call (412) 672-0625 or visit the library's website.

The library is located at 1507 Library Ave., off of Versailles Avenue.


Sit and Be Fit: "Sit and Be Fit" will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 and 18 at the library. The program promotes exercises that can be done in the winter months. The exercises are low impact and gentle, a spokeswoman said.

 
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Advertising Rates

December 19, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

In the wake of the closure a year ago of the McKeesport Daily News, we've had several inquiries about advertising at Tube City Almanac and our sister site, McKeesport Obituaries.

We are still finding our way around; Tube City Community Media remains an all-volunteer organization, and we don't have anyone who is actively able to sell advertising. The advertising you do see on the sites is supplied by Google Adsense, and we net $2 or $3 per day from it --- not enough to pay anyone.

But since people are asking, and we do want to provide a service to the community, current rates will be as follows, until further notice:

  • A static photo, image or logo, with up to a 50-word description, will be $25 per week on either site.
  • A 30-second video advertisement, posted on either site for 30 days, will be $150.
  • A 60-second video advertisement, posted on either site for 30 days, will be $250.

I hope that sounds fair. Our traffic has gone up about 300 percent since the loss of the paper. We're not looking to gouge anyone, but we'll never grow if we don't bring in some revenue.

We can do the video in-house, based on your script and photos, unless you have something already.

And we can take a check or money order made out to Tube City Community Media Inc., or a PayPal donation to tubecitytiger@gmail.com.

 

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