Barbecue April 22 to Benefit Mon River Fleet

April 13, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon River Fleet Lions Club will hold a barbecue from 11 a.m. "until the food sells out" on April 22 at Renziehausen Park Pavilion No. 5, between Grandview and Lake Emilie.

Members will be cooking up leg of lamb and baby-back ribs and offering a wide variety of side dishes, including potato salad, macaroni salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, baked beans and collard greens.

Pre-paid orders are suggested and are being accepted until this Friday (April 15) at (412) 664-2590. Free delivery is available for pre-paid orders of five or more.

There will also be a bake sale at the pavilion, including cookies, cakes and other items.

For more information, call (412) 664-2590 or download the order form. (PDF reader required)


Festival Slated for April 23 at Carrie Furnaces

April 11, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Art and music will take center stage on April 23 at a festival to benefit Homestead's Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation.

The Steel to Sustainable Festival will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 23 at the Carrie Furnaces historic site near the end of the Rankin Bridge and will include musical performances by Red Room Effect, Colonel Eagleburger's Highstepping Goodtime Band, Daily Grind and more.

The festival is designed to take place to coincide with the same weekend as Earth Day, which is April 22.

The event also will feature a Hard Hat Art Show featuring local Pittsburgh artists in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the hard hat.

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Portion of Greensburg Pike to Close April 18

April 11, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A section of Greensburg Pike near Great Valley Shopping Center in North Versailles Twp. will close next week and remain closed until mid-August.

A spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Department of Public Works said the closure, which begins at 7 a.m. April 18, is necessary to stabilize the road. A reinforced retaining wall built of "geo-grid" will be used.

The closure will affect the area behind the Save-a-Lot store.

The posted detour will use Route 30 and Warren Drive. The $590,000 project is being completed by A. Merante Contracting Inc. of West Mifflin.


That'll Do: MAHS Presents 'Shrek' Through Sunday

April 08, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Area High School's production of "Shrek: The Musical" opened Thursday and continues tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Based on the hit 2001 DreamWorks film, as well as William Steig's 1990 book, "Shrek: The Musical" features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It premiered on Broadway in December 2008, closing after a run of more than 12 months and after being nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults.


Spring Concerts Underway at McKeesport Palisades

April 08, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The spring concert series is underway at McKeesport's Palisades ballroom.

Tomorrow night's concert features Dancing Queen, a '70s disco and rock tribute band, in a performance that benefits the White Oak and Turtle Creek Rotary clubs, a spokeswoman said.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8. Tickets are $20 each. For additional information or to reserve seats, call (412) 877-7491 or (412) 823-7800.

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Port Vue Uni-Mart Sells $2.1 Million Winner

April 04, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Someone in Port Vue is $2.1 million richer --- minus taxes, of course.

A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Lottery says the Uni-Mart on Romine Avenue last week sold a lotto ticket that matched all six winning numbers in the March 31 drawing.

The winning ticket, on the lottery's Match 6 game, bears the numbers 10-13-14-26-27-47.

The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified, the spokesman said. Match 6 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Claims may be filed at the Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at the Pittsburgh regional office on Pittsburgh's North Side at 1424 Western Avenue.


Police Log: April 1, 2016

April 01, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
  • A report of an arrest does not mean the person identified has been convicted of a crime.
  • All people arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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White Oak Man Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

March 30, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A White Oak man pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud after prosecutors say he submitted inflated invoices to his employer and gave the extra money --- more than $376,000 --- to his girlfriend.

Anthony A. Aubrey, 50, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer in Pittsburgh, U.S. Attorney David Hickton said today.

Aubrey will be sentenced on June 29, a court spokeswoman said.

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County, U.S. Steel Reach Agreement on Clairton Pollution

March 28, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: McKeesport and Region News

Editor's Note: The writer of this article has a conflict of interest; he is a U.S. Steel Corp. stockholder.

. . .

The Allegheny County Health Department has reached an agreement with U.S. Steel regarding what health officials called "numerous violations of both county and federal emission standards" at the Clairton Coke Works.

The agreement and the associated complaint were filed last week following judicial review in the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

County officials recognize that U.S. Steel "expends considerable resources to understanding and fixing" pollution problems at the Clairton Works, said Jim Thompson, deputy director of environmental health at the Allegheny County Health Department. The plant heats coal to remove impurities and create coke, a fuel used in blast furnaces, as well as produce chemicals used in pharmaceuticals, paints and other products.

But, a health department spokeswoman said, U.S. Steel has failed to meet various commitments made to the county as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce air polluting emissions.

In January, the non-profit environmental activist group PennFuture announced plans to sue the county, U.S. Steel, the state Department of Environmental Protection and the federal Environmental Protection Agency for what the organization's chief legal counsel, George Jugovic Jr., called a continuing failure to enforce clean air laws.

A search of the federal court database over the past weekend did not find any record of the lawsuit yet being filed.

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State Legislature Passes Budget Nine Months Late

March 25, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Commentary-Editorial, Editorial Cartoons

© 2016 Jason Togyer/Tube City Community Media Inc.

Pennsylvania budget achieves too little, costs too much

The Democratic governor is standing by his principles by not signing the $6 billion remainder of a $30 billion budget that he believes is unbalanced. But, by letting it become law by Monday without his signature, Wolf is sparing school districts the cost of borrowing additional money to make up for undelivered state funding ...

The question for Wolf is why he did not accept defeat on taxes sooner.

The question for Republican state lawmakers is whether their political victory was worth the heavy costs it imposed: on social service agencies that had to cut staff; on counties ... that paid interest on loans or ... lost interest on reserves they had to spend; and on school districts.

The question for both is how they're going to avoid a replay in fiscal year 2016-17, the budget for which is due by June 30.

—Editorial, the Reading (Pa.) Eagle

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