NV Twp. Slates Holiday Party, Decorating Contest

December 02, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. will hold a community Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 the community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave., said township Commissioner Tracy Yusko on behalf of the parks and recreation department, the North Versailles Twp.

The township also will hold a contest to choose the "best decorated house," with judging on Dec. 13. To nominate your own house or someone else's, please register with the parks and recreation department. The township office phone number is (412) 823-6602.


NV Commissioners Hold Line on Taxes, Spending

November 27, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. commissioners have approved a preliminary budget for 2020 that includes no tax increase.

At this month's meeting, commissioners approved a tentative budget for 2020 in the amount of $8.1 million, consisting of $7,577,657 for the general fund; $331,248 for the liquid fuels fund and $205,010 for the fire tax fund.

Commissioners also gave preliminary approval to an ordinance fixing the tax rate for the year 2020 at 7.25 mills for the general fund and 0.5 mills for the fire tax.

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Police Departments Post October Reports

November 26, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News, White Oak News

White Oak

In October, White Oak police made 14 total arrests, 13 adult and one juvenile: three assaults, two criminal mischief, two criminal trespasses, one DUI, one flight to avoid apprehension, one hindering apprehension/prosecution, two theft, one unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 63 traffic violations, and 823 total incidents. -- Christy Walters

North Versailles Twp.

During October, North Versailles Twp. police department received 763 calls, made 19 arrests and housed six inmates from Turtle Creek and six inmates from East McKeesport, according to township Commissioner Russell Saula. --- Richard Finch Jr.


NV Twp. Sewer Rates Increasing in 2020

November 26, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. residents can expect an increase in their sewer bills as a result of the sanitation authority budget, approved by the board of commissioners at Thursday's meeting.

The increase will amount to approximately 24 percent, commission Vice President Sam Juliano said.

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, or Alcosan, treats wastewater from the northern part of the township, while sewers in the southern part of the township are connected to Pennsylvania American Water Co.'s McKeesport treatment plant. PAWC took over the McKeesport sewerage authority in 2017.

Township officials said for the past three years the North Versailles sanitary authority held rates constant despite increases from Alcosan totaling more than 21 percent for that time period.

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Shooting, Crash Leaves One Dead,
Several Others Injured

October 29, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News

Two people have been charged after a car chase and shooting in North Versailles Twp. that left a Pittsburgh man dead and closed Route 30 for nearly 12 hours.

Several people were injured during the incident, which ended with a three-car crash Sunday night between Great Valley Shopping Center and the George Westinghouse Bridge.

Richard N. Littlejohn Jr., 32, of Pittsburgh's Hill District was pronounced dead at the scene, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

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Pedestrian Killed in NVT Crash;
Police Seek Car That Fled Scene

October 23, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News

A pedestrian died Wednesday morning after being struck by at least two cars on Route 30 in North Versailles Twp.

One of the vehicles fled the scene, police said.

Allegheny County police Sgt. Venerando Costa said 63-year-old Ritchie Holmes of North Versailles was struck near the intersection of Route 30 and Taylor Street at around 7 a.m.

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State A.G. Claims ‘Rent-to-Own’ Company Deceived Local Residents

October 11, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: McKeesport and Region News, North Versailles Twp. News

This house on Duquesne Avenue in McKeesport is listed in a “lease with option to buy” deal for $1,500 down and $378 per month by a South Carolina company, Vision Property Management. Pennsylvania’s attorney general alleges the company’s sales tactics violate state law. (Photo via Zillow.)

A South Carolina company that has heavily marketed its “rent-to-own” homes in McKeesport, Glassport, Braddock and other parts of the Mon Valley is being sued by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, claims that Vision Property Management of Columbia, S.C, and more than 50 affiliated companies used deceptive business practices to market homes that had serious problems that were concealed or never disclosed, including missing plumbing, insect infestations, defective wiring and leaky roofs.

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro brought the lawsuit on behalf of 650 families.

As of Friday, according to the company’s website, Vision Property had 14 houses available in Allegheny County, including one on Duquesne Avenue in McKeesport and others on Maryland Avenue in Glassport and Zimmer Lane in Greenock, Elizabeth Twp.

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NV Twp. May Require Dye Test Before Property Sales

September 30, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. commissioners will consider an ordinance requiring a sewer dye test to be performed prior to the sale and transfer of any property.

At September's meeting, the commissioners authorized Township Manager Patricia Logo to advertise the ordinance. Commissioners are expected to vote on the proposal at their October meeting.

In other business, commissioners approved a subdivision and consolidation request for the former Nigro's Restaurant at Fifth Avenue and Washington Road.

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Missing Woman Found Dead in Jefferson Hills

September 24, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News

An 81-year-old woman reported missing from North Versailles Twp. on Monday was found dead Tuesday after an auto accident in Jefferson Hills.

Emergency personnel said the body of Georgeanne Faison was inside her car off of Cochran Mill Road, not far from South Park.

Police said the vehicle was upside down in a creek alongside a private lot. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office was investigating but police said Faison's car appeared to have gone off the road and the death was not believed to be suspicious.

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Residents Ask NVT Commissioners For Help With State-Owned Roads

September 22, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

First Street in the West Wilmerding section of North Versailles Twp. is a state-maintained road. Residents are asking the township to pressure PennDOT to complete repairs. (Tube City Almanac photo)

Residents of North Versailles Twp. asked commissioners to do something about dangerous conditions on state-maintained roads and bridges.

During the public comment portion of the commissioners’ Sept. 19 meeting, Julie Davis, who uses a walker, said she has difficulty getting to the nearest bus stop, located at the intersection of Overhill Road and East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard, where she resides.

The intersection is on a state-maintained road that Davis said is “very dangerous,” due to missing sections of sidewalk that were not replaced after work was completed to repair water lines.

“Somebody may be seriously injured or killed,” unless a traffic light or stop sign is placed at the intersection, she told commissioners. “There is no traffic light there, no sidewalk, no curb, I’m using a walker, I fell a couple of times,” Davis said.

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