NV Twp. Man Killed By Snow Plow

December 17, 2020 |

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

A North Versailles Twp. man was killed when he was struck by a snow plow near his home in the Arlington section of the township, Allegheny County police said.

John A. Vichie, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said.

County police said that Vichie was walking with a snow blower in the 100 block of Union Avenue when he was struck by a township public works truck that was backing up the street.

 
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Traffic Restrictions Posted in Wilmerding

December 14, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

Traffic restrictions are expected in Wilmerding beginning Thursday (Dec. 17) and continuing through Dec. 22, said a spokesperson for the Allegheny County Department of Public Works.

Crews from Mackin Engineering Co. and Sofis Rigging Co. will be inspecting the Patton Street Bridge and traffic on Wall Avenue and Avenue U will be subject to temporary restrictions, said the spokesperson.

Flaggers will be in place to direct drivers and motorists are urged to use caution while work is taking place, the spokesperson said.

 

Proposed NV Twp. Budget Maintains Tax Rate

December 10, 2020 |

By Kristen Keleschenyi | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. commissioners have tentatively approved a 2021 budget with no tax increase.

At its November meeting, the board of commissioners adopted a $8.06 million spending plan, which includes $7.56 million in the general fund, $304,603 in the liquid fuels fund and $205,010 in the fire tax fund.

Commissioners also fixed the property tax rate for 2021 at the current 7.25 mills.

The budget will be on display in the manager’s office in the township building, 1401 Greensburg Pike, during regular business hours until the next regular meeting on Dec. 17, when commissioners will vote to officially adopt the budget.

 
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Weight Limits Established on NV Twp. Roads

December 10, 2020 |

By Kristen Keleschenyi | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. officials are going to try to reduce wear-and-tear on several roads by establishing weight limits.

At their November meeting, commissioners approved an ordinance establishing limits on 12 township roads after officials determined they were being damaged due to the excessive weight of large vehicles traveling on them.

Vehicles exempted from the weight limits include emergency vehicles, school buses, vehicles making local deliveries or pick-ups and garbage trucks.

 
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EA School Board Votes To Go Fully Remote

December 01, 2020 |

By Kristen Keleschenyi | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

East Allegheny School District was set to begin a new hybrid learning model on Dec. 7, but a surge in Covid-19 cases in Allegheny County and a new order from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, put that plan on hold.

At a special meeting held Nov. 23, the board voted to go completely remote until possibly Jan. 19.

The district was operating within a scaffolded learning model that allowed students with individualized education plans to attend classes in-person.

Allegheny is one of the counties in the state now considered an area of substantial transmission. The recent order from the Pennsylvania Department of Health recommends schools in those counties either go completely remote or commit to even stricter in-person mask guidelines.

 
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Gobble Giveaway Held At EA

November 26, 2020 |

By Kristen Keleschenyi | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

Ma's Pantry volunteers Louise Beswick, Catie Sickler and Edward Sites, president, helped distribute the boxes of non-perishable food items part of the East Allegheny Gobble Giveaway. (Kristen Keleschenyi photo for Tube City Almanac)


East Allegheny School District collaborated with numerous community organizations to provide food, flu shots, clothing and school supplies to hundreds of local families at a Gobble Giving event held at the junior-senior high school on Monday.

Organizations on hand included the Allegheny County Health Department, Communities in Schools, Ma’s Pantry, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Turtle Creek Community Services, Auberle, and Nutrition Inc. Seventy percent of students that attend East Allegheny schools qualify for free or reduced lunches.

“There is a high level of food insecurity in the Mon Valley,” says Melanie Readal, public health administrator for the Allegheny County Health Department,  “that's why a lot of times when we do events where we do work with our community partners and municipalities that we encourage food distribution just to make sure that we're decreasing the stigma around food insecurity.”

 
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EA Delays Full School Opening Until December

November 02, 2020 |

By Kristen Keleschenyi | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

East Allegheny School Board will delay the district's transition from remote to hybrid learning until Dec. 7.

Superintendent Alan Johnson recommended the extension in light of the current spike in COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County and to allow for “quarantine time” between the Thanksgiving holiday and the school reopening in the middle of the second nine weeks.

EA’s first nine-week grading period came to a close on Oct. 28.

Allegheny County remains in the moderate range, less than 100 cases per 100,000 residents, which allows for either hybrid or remote learning.

 
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Trick-or-Treat Times, Safety Suggestions Posted

October 30, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News, Liberty Borough News, McKeesport and Region News, North Versailles Twp. News, White Oak News

With Halloween on Saturday, you’ve hopefully already made a plan for a costume. But have you considered the safest way to trick-or-treat this year?

Most local communities — McKeesport, North Versailles Twp., White Oak, Port Vue, and Liberty Borough — will observe Halloween with trick-or-treating during the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Duquesne will observe trick-or-treating from 5 to 7 p.m. and will have a costume contest, with “grab-and-go” treats, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park on Grant Avenue. To comply with COVID-19 safety recommendations, participants should enter via South Second Street and exit via South Third Street. The event is made possible by city officials, Duquesne PRIDE and the Duquesne PartnerSHIP.

Dravosburg will observe trick-or-treating from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with a Halloween costume parade at the borough’s ballfields at 4:30 p.m. Social distancing rules will be in place and attendees are asked to wear face masks.

Prizes will be given to the prettiest costume, ugliest/scariest costume and most original costume. Children ages 0 to 13 are allowed to participate.

 
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NV Twp. Sets Clean-Up Day, Drug Take-Back

October 21, 2020 |

By Kristen Keleschenyi | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

There will be a prescription drug take-back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 24) at the North Versailles Twp. police station, 1401 Greensburg Ave., officials said.

In addition, a township-wide clean-up will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Oct. 24. Anyone who would like to participate is asked to meet at the township building.

 
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Events, New Businesses Top NV Twp. Agenda

October 21, 2020 |

By Kristen Keleschenyi | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

Upcoming events and news of several new businesses topped the agenda at this month’s meeting of the North Versailles Twp. commissioners.

Commissioner Allen Wagner said there will be an open house at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 for Walkers Pet HoTail’s new location at 1751 Lincoln Highway.

In addition, a slag reclamation plant is being developed near the George Westinghouse Bridge and has received all of the necessary permits. The business will take slag and convert it into road construction material that can be used in concrete and asphalt, officials said.

 
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