Dobra Komedia i Dramat: 'Polish Joke' Opens at MLT

March 06, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

"Polish Joke," David Ives' semi-autobiographical play about growing up Polish, opens this weekend at the McKeesport Little Theater.

Described by Variety as sometimes "wildly funny" and at other times somber, the 2001 play is the story of a young man, Jasiu. Somewhat embarrassed about growing up in a Polish neighborhood, Jasiu tries to abandon his roots by turning to different vocations and careers, only to find that his past keeps catching up with him.

The play premieres at 8 p.m. Friday (March 10) and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 26.

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Local Churches Plan Lunchtime Lenten Services

March 06, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Area Ministerium will again hold a series of inter-denominational lunchtime services on Wednesdays during Lent, a spokeswoman said.

Each service will begin at 12 noon at a different area church or location, and will include a light lunch. A donation will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meals.

The first service is this Wednesday at 12 noon at Rainbow Temple, 536 Shaw Ave.

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Medical Examiner, Police Probe Child's Death

March 05, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police homicide detectives and the medical examiner's office are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl at a home on Evans Avenue in the city.

However, officials said there were no signs of foul play or neglect.

A spokeswoman said in a prepared statement that McKeesport police and McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service were dispatched at 7:20 a.m. Sunday to a house in the 500 block of Evans Avenue when a 9-1-1 caller reported the little girl was not moving or breathing. The child was pronounced dead at the scene by McKeesport paramedics, the spokeswoman said.

Homicide detectives were requested to assist and conducted several interviews. The investigation continues and cause and manner of death will be released pending an autopsy, the spokeswoman said.


Fundraiser April 22 Will Benefit Local PSU Scholarship Fund

March 02, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Editor's Note: From a press release written by Christina Newmyer)

Every year, the Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society plans events that help them raise money for their alumni scholarship. This year a purse bash will be added to the list of fundraising events and is scheduled for 5 p.m. April 22 in the Wunderley Gymnasium on the Greater Allegheny campus.

“I was involved with another community organization that raised funds from a purse bash and it was very successful," said Dave Pasternak, president of the Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society. "I thought ‘Why not hold one for the alumni society?’ and the board agreed.”

Tickets to the event are $25 to enter and include two, three-digit numbers to win Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade purses. The cost of the ticket includes food and refreshments. Winners do not need to be present except for early bird drawing that will take place at 6:15 p.m.

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CFU Lodge Slates Tambura Dance March 19

March 02, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Sv. Nikola Brodar CFU Lodge 432 will have an afternoon of tamburitza music and dancing as Radost entertains from 2 to 6 p.m. March 19. Cover charge is $7. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with ethnic food and desserts for purchase. The event is open to the public.

The club is located at 109 Union St. in Yukon, exit 53 on I-70. For more information, call the club at (724) 722-4100.

In addition, pre-orders for barbecued lamb will be taken through March 12 for pick up on March 19. Call (724) 872-7495.


Two Local Postal Workers Indicted in Mail Theft Cases

March 02, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Two Mon Valley postal workers were indicted by federal grand juries in Pittsburgh this week on charges they stole from envelopes they were supposed to be delivering.

In the first case, federal prosecutors have accused former U.S. Postal Service employee Gregory M. Schur, 36, of 211 Harden Ave., Duquesne, of stealing prescription medication that was sent to customers of the VA Healthcare System, as well as first-class letters containing U.S. currency.

The alleged thefts occured between May and August 2016, said a spokeswoman for Soo C. Song, acting U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh.

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N. Versailles Twp. Road Work Posted

March 02, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Work crews will begin installing curb cuts --- wheelchair-accessible sidewalk ramps --- on East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard in North Versailles Twp. on Monday (March 6), said a district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

The construction work between Westinghouse Avenue and Maryland Avenue (the old Eastland Mall) will require occasional lane restrictions weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 28.  Lane restrictions will occur in each direction. At least a single-lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during work hours. No restrictions will occur non-working hours.  Flaggers may be used to control traffic.

Crews from M&B Services LLC will conduct the work, the PennDOT spokesman said.


On Vacation

March 02, 2017 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

I'm taking a few days off, which is why posting is light. The obituaries site is being updated. We'll resume normal service shortly.  -- Jason


City Man Dead in Mansfield Bridge Crash

February 26, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport man died early Sunday morning after an automobile accident on the Glassport side of the Mansfield Bridge.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said John Ross, 60, was pronounced dead at 1:21 a.m. Sunday at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, following the 12:52 a.m. crash.

Glassport police are investigating, the medical examiner's office said. No further details were released.


Body Found is That of Man Missing Since 2012

February 25, 2017 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

(KDKA-TV photo)

The "skeletal remains" found Thursday night off of Washington Street in the East End are those of a Penn Hills man who has been missing for almost five years.

A spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said the remains have been identified as belonging to Dominick Brown-Hill, who was 21 when he disappeared.

Police said the remains were found in a small, wooded area behind the 900 block of Washington Street.

Brown-Hill was last seen March 22, 2012, when police said he took a jitney cab from his home on Althea Drive in Penn Hills to McKeesport. According to published reports, Brown-Hill asked the driver to drop him off at an apartment building.

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