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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No Tax Increase in White Oak's 2019 Budget

December 20, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

The 2019 budget for White Oak Borough introduced at Monday's council meeting reflects no tax increase.

A special council meeting is slated for 7 p.m. on Dec. 27 for the purpose of adopting the budget. The meeting is open to the public.

The current property tax rate is 6.41 mills. Borough property taxes for a home assessed at $100,000 would be $641 annually.

In other business, Mayor Ina Jean Marton wished all residents a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy New Year and thanked everyone who participated in the borough’s first Toys for Tots collection.

“We collected five overflowing boxes,” Marton said. “Everyone was very generous.”

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Chorale Plans Christmas Concert Sunday in White Oak

December 11, 2018 |

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

The Mon Yough Chorale will proudly present its annual Christmas concert, "A Chorale Christmas," at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak.

Tickets are $8 and available at the door, a spokeswoman said. A cookie reception will follow.

The chorale (formerly the Mon Yough Community Singers) also will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 13) at Monroeville Mall on the Lower Level, near Dick's Sporting Goods.

For more information about the chorale, any of its upcoming concerts, or to learn how to join, visit the chorale's website.


White Oak Council to Meet

December 09, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak Borough Council will hold workshop sessions at 6:45 p.m. Monday (Dec. 10) and Dec. 17, with a voting council meeting to follow at 8 p.m. Dec. 17. All meetings are open to the public.

White Oak Authorizes Inspection of Sewers

December 09, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

A closed-circuit camera will be used to inspect a sewer main along Kansas Avenue in White Oak.

Borough council authorized the expenditure at its Nov. 19 meeting. The sewer is between Ohio and California avenues, where residents have complained about backups following heavy rains.

Borough Manager John Palyo said technicians will use the camera to confirm the location of the existing sewer line and determine its condition.

In other business:

Borough Engineer Ken Hillman asked council to authorize a payment of $43,650 to Swede Construction for completion of the salt shed project.

Additionally, he asked the borough to award a bid in the amount of $37,750 to Satira Construction for Phase 1 of the accessibility upgrades to Heritage Hill Pool.

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White Oak Making Holidays Brighter for Families --- and Pets

November 28, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

In keeping with the holiday tradition of giving back to the community, White Oak Borough employees and council are collecting new hats, scarves and gloves to be distributed to those in need this winter season.

Items are being collected at the borough building and will distributed though foodbanks at Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church and Ma’s Pantry.

Additionally, the White Oak Police Department, in conjunction with the borough, will be collecting toys for children in need this holiday season. Please consider dropping off new, unwrapped toys now through Dec. 12.

A unique opportunity for residents and friends to have their pet’s photos taken with Santa ‘Paws’ is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 1) at the borough building.

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White Oak Welcomes Season With Tree-Lighting Ceremony

November 19, 2018 |

By Vickie Babyak | Posted in: White Oak News

(All photos: Vickie Babyak, special to Tube City Almanac)

White Oak residents welcomed the holiday season with the lighting of the borough's tree on Saturday evening outside Rainbow Volunteer Fire Co.

Following concerts by the Mon Yough Chorale and the McKeesport Area High School Orchestra, the winner of the borough's coloring contest, Levi Bell, pressed the switch to turn on the tree to cap White Oak's "Season of Lights" celebration.

Bell also received an assortment of prizes donated by White Oak businesses, a spokeswoman said. A pancake "brunch with Santa" included gifts and door prizes. Gavin Goughnour won a Lionel train set and Alyssa Round won an LOL Doll House, the borough said.

More photos follow.

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Holiday Celebrations Scheduled in Duquesne, McKeesport, White Oak

November 16, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News, White Oak News

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Duquesne, McKeesport and White Oak are all getting ready for the Christmas season.


Duquesne’s annual "Tis the Season" celebration is slated for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25.

Festivities will begin in Duquesne City Park and conclude with a community celebration in city hall. Local youth will perform in the city’s annual pageant, which includes a live nativity scene.

After the pageant, children may visit with Santa, and everyone can share refreshments and community camaraderie.

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