Two W.O. Properties Proposed for Land Bank Acquisition

September 21, 2017 |

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

White Oak officials have identified two properties in the borough for possible acquisition by the Tri-COG Land Bank.

At this week's council meeting, Councilman Dave Pasternak discussed the borough’s participation in the land bank, which allows Allegheny County communities more control over the pace of revitalization within their borders.

Operated by the Steel Rivers and Turtle Creek Valley councils of government, the land bank enables municipalities to acquire tax-delinquent properties, eliminate the back property taxes, and then re-sell the properties to new owners.

“The main purpose of the land bank is to take properties in disrepair that can be (put) back on the tax rolls,” Pasternak said. “The land bank will get a percentage of taxes for the first five years, then after that the school district and municipality receive 100 percent of the taxes.”

 
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White Oak Council Considers Zoning Changes for Marijuana Clinics, Gas Drilling

September 20, 2017 |

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

White Oak council is considering changes to the borough’s zoning rules to govern how it would handle medical marijuana clinics as well as future oil and gas drilling operations.

At a public hearing Monday at the municipal building, Mike Hammond, filling in for borough Solicitor Krisha DiMascio, gave a brief overview of the purpose of each proposed change.

The borough currently has no zoning regulations governing either medical marijuana or oil and gas drilling.

The proposed medical marijuana zoning ordinance, similar to other ordinances passed across state, outlines where a dispensary could be located and provides penalties for violations.

Under the proposed White Oak ordinance, “the dispensaries (could be) zoned only in commercial and light industrial zones, meaning they (could) not be located near any schools,” Council President Ron Massung said.

 
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Correspondents Wanted to Cover Duquesne, White Oak

August 21, 2017 |

By Advertising | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News, White Oak News

We are still looking for writers to cover White Oak and the City of Duquesne. Writers are paid for assignments on a per-assignment basis.

The positions currently to be filled are:

  • Duquesne City correspondent
  • White Oak borough correspondent

Writers will be expected to, at minimum, attend the monthly council meetings in either Duquesne or White Oak and write a story for Tube City Almanac within 24 hours. Other topics may, from time to time, be assigned.

High school and college students seeking work experience are encouraged to apply! Tube City Community Media is willing to work with students who need credit toward class assignments.

Previous experience as a writer on a high school or college newspaper, or non-fiction blog, is helpful.

 
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White Oak American Legion Posts August Oldies Dances

July 25, 2017 |

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

American Legion General Smedley D. Butler Post 701 in White Oak will hold oldies dances on Aug. 5 and 19 from 7 to 11 p.m., a spokesman said. Admission is $5.
 
The legion is located at 2813 Capital St. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.
 
 

Road Work Planned Thursday in White Oak, NVT

July 19, 2017 |

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

Motorists in White Oak, North Versailles Twp. and Monroeville can expect brief delays as crews perform repair work on area roadways, a district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation announced.

Beginning Thursday, workers will be replacing curbs and traffic light sensors on the following roads:

  • Route 48 (Jacks Run Road) between Lincoln Way and Route 30;
  • Route 48 (Mosside Boulevard) between Cambridge Square Drive and Route 22;
  • Northern Pike between Pitcairn Road and Route 22 in Monroeville; and
  • Haymaker Road between Route 22 and Beatty Road in Monroeville.
 
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County, Local Officials to Cut Ribbon on New White Oak Playground

June 02, 2017 |

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

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will join other county and local officials on Saturday morning to cut the ribbon at a new playground in White Oak Park.

Located at the corner of Route 48 (Jacks Run Road) and McClintock Road, the new playground replaces an existing facility that was "antiquated," said a county spokeswoman.

The new playground includes updated equipment suitable for small children as well as teen-agers, plus new benches and waste recycling receptacles, and a new, shaded picnic area.

The ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. is open to the public. White Oak Park is an 810-acre county-owned facility bordered by Lincoln Way and Route 48.

 

White Oak Council Considers Upgrades for Pedestrians

May 16, 2017 |

By David Stephens | Posted in: News, White Oak News

White Oak borough council could decide by August whether to pursue a project to make Lincoln Way better for pedestrians.

At Monday's meeting, council discussed the possibility of pursuing a multimodal transportation grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development to upgrade lighting, pedestrian crosswalks and signage along Lincoln Way and other side-walked areas.

The grant can also be used to add benches and trash cans to the sidewalks, borough officials said. But placing the benches would offer their own set of challenges, and some council members said it might not be worth pursuing them as part of the grant, particularly since the borough no longer has a bus route.

 
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White Oak Church Plans Greek Food Festival May 13

April 24, 2017 |

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

Photo by Penny via Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND-2.0 license.

Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church will hold a Greek Food Festival from 12 noon to 8 p.m. May 13, featuring lamb shanks, gyros, pastitsio, spanakopita, chicken, grape leaves, rice pilaf, Greek pastries, loukoumades (honey balls) and more.

The church is located at 1128 Summit St., White Oak. For more information about the church, call (412) 673-1224 or visit the website.

 
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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.

 

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