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White Oak Legion Holds Oldies Dances March 30, April 27

March 18, 2019 |

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

DJs Candy and Mike will spin the tunes on March 30 and April 27 when American Legion Gen. Smedley D. Butler Post 701 in White Oak holds its next oldies dances.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and music continues until 11 p.m., a spokesman said. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit veterans' programs.

The legion is located at 2813 Capital St. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.

 


White Oak Animal Shelter Receives Generous Donation

March 06, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

(Photo courtesy Jeff Stitt/Mon Valley Independent)

Alazae, a 17-year-old pit mix who is currently residing at the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, Inc. was in attendance last week when the shelter was awarded a generous donation of over $28,000 from #1 Cochran Toyota in North Huntingdon.

“We are so thankful for the generous donation,” said White Oak Mayor Ina Jean Marton, who founded the no-kill shelter in September 2003. “This money will allow us to continue with our efforts in finding loving homes for many stray, surrendered or abandoned animals.”

More than 13,000 cats and dogs have been saved through adoptions and foster programs at the shelter since its inception.

 
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White Oak American Legion Slates Oldies Dances

March 01, 2019 |

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

DJs Candy and Mike will spin the tunes on March 9 and 30 when American Legion Gen. Smedley D. Butler Post 701 in White Oak holds its next oldies dances.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and music continues until 11 p.m., a spokesman said. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit veterans' programs.

The legion is located at 2813 Capital St. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.

 


Meetings, Hearing Scheduled by White Oak Council

February 27, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak Zoning Hearing Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 7 to consider a request for a variance at 2908 McClintock Road.

Councilman Ed Babyak said the property owner wants to construct a five-foot fence to partially enclose their property.

Borough council will hold workshop meetings at 6:45 p.m. March 11 and 18. The March 18 workshop will be followed by the regularly scheduled council meeting at 8 p.m. Those meetings are open to the public.

The next meeting for members of the Active Shooter/Hostile Event working group will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 20, Councilman Ken Robb said.

 


White Oak Grants Demolition Reprieves to Two Houses

February 25, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

Two homes slated for demolition by White Oak Borough have been granted temporary reprieves as their owners make improvements.

At a public hearing before February's council meeting, owners of properties at 1828 California Ave. and 608 Osborne St. were granted additional extensions to obtain their occupancy permits.

The extensions came at the recommendation of at the recommendation of borough Code Enforcement Officer Brian Dinkfelt, who said that each of those properties have been considerably improved since being recommended for demolition in August.

 
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Vacant White Oak Property Could Be Headed to Land Bank

January 28, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

(Allegheny County real estate photo)


White Oak council has given its approval for the transfer of a vacant house on Ohio Avenue to the Tri-COG Land Bank.

The one-story home at 1808 Ohio will only be transferred if McKeesport Area School District and Allegheny County consent, said Dave Pasternak, White Oak council president.

Pasternak said he's hopeful that the transfer, if approved, will result in the house being refurbished and sold to a new owner. According to county tax records, the house has been tax-delinquent for several years.

 
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White Oak Council Moves on Delinquent Garbage Accounts

January 25, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak Council has moved to file municipal liens for nearly a half-million dollars in delinquent garbage accounts.

At their January meeting, council members authorized the law firm of Dodaro, Matta and Cambest to file liens for unpaid garbage collection fees from the past three years. Filing the liens will cost $19,938.08.

Last month, council authorized borough officials to "scrub" the delinquent accounts to remove the names of demolished properties and deceased residents, so that officials could determine which accounts were still active.

 
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White Oak Legion Schedules Oldies Dances

January 11, 2019 |

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

DJs Candy and Mike will spin the tunes on Saturday (Jan. 12) and Jan. 19 when American Legion Gen. Smedley D. Butler Post 701 in White Oak holds its next oldies dances.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and music continues until 11 p.m., a spokesman said. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit veterans' programs.

The legion is located at 2813 Capital St. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.

 


White Oak Standoff Ends Peacefully, No Charges Filed

January 03, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Crime and Police News, White Oak News

A White Oak man was hospitalized following a two-hour standoff with police and the Allegheny County SWAT team.

No charges have been filed but the investigation remains open, White Oak police Chief Mark Sargent said.

Police were dispatched to a home on State Street just before 4 a.m. Wednesday when callers reported a 20-year-old man living there was suicidal.

As officers entered the front door, Sargent said, they heard a shot from the second floor.

 
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White Oak Council Considers Options for Delinquent Garbage Accounts

December 26, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

With delinquent garbage accounts now in excess of $461,000, White Oak borough officials are urging residents to pay up, and are planning further action.

At council's December meeting, White Oak Councilman Steve Phloar said that residents who have not made their annual trash collection payment of $240 must do so by the close of business on Dec. 31 to avoid a penalty.

If the borough office is closed, a drop box is available in the lobby on the Lincoln Way side of the building for resident convenience. Reminder notices were sent earlier this month, he said.

 
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