School Board OK's Sale of White Oak Elementary

February 02, 2018 |

By Mary Shelly | Posted in: News

(Photo courtesy Broker 1 Realty)


The McKeesport Area School Board has voted to begin the process of selling the White Oak Elementary School building to Wellness for Veterans in the amount of $400,000.

District officials said Wellness for Veterans is a privately owned organization that provides physical and mental health services as well as job placement services for veterans.

"I've been told that they would be providing housing for veterans as well as some health services, job placement services, et cetera," said David Seropian, district business manager.

The building will be a taxable property under this purchase, Seropian said.

 
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City Man's Death Ruled Homicide

February 02, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police are investigating a city man's death as a homicide.

The body of Craig Rhodes-Mitchell, 24, was discovered at around 10 p.m. Jan. 27 inside a home in the 1300 block of Centennial Street, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Initial reports were that Rhodes-Mitchell was found "unresponsive inside the home."

But on Friday, a county spokeswoman said Rhodes-Mitchell was suffering from gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner's office has ruled the death a homicide. No other details were released.

Anyone with information regarding Rhodes-Mitchell's death is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).

 

White Oak Legion Slates Oldies Dance

February 01, 2018 |

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

White Oak American Legion Post 701 will hold an oldies dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 10, a spokesman said.

Admission is $5 and music from the 1950s and '60s will be provided by DJs Candy and Mike.

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

 

Soup Orders Now Being Taken By Croatian Lodge

February 01, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 432 is taking orders for its homemade soup sale, a spokeswoman said.

Orders for chicken noodle or beef noodle soup should be placed by Feb. 13 at (724) 872-7495. Soups are sold by the quart for $7 each.

All orders will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. and 12 noon Feb. 17 at the Yukon Croatian Club, 129 Union St. in Yukon. The club number is (724) 722-4100.

 

South Hills Coin Club Plans Weekend Show

February 01, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The South Hills Coin Club will hold its 58th anniversary coin show on Saturday and Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South Hotel, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, a spokesman said.

Admission and parking are both free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.
 
The club's regular monthly meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. A 50/50 drawing will be held and prizes for kids will be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership, the spokesman said.

 

Pre-Lent Paczki Dance Planned at St. Angela's

February 01, 2018 |

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

A Mardi Gras "Paczki" Dance will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak.

"Come and enjoy some great polka music provided by the Versa J's in our Father Drap Hall," a spokeswoman said.

Paczki are deep-fried Polish pastries similar to jelly doughnuts, and in Polish communities, paczki are traditionally made just before Ash Wednesday as a means of using up sugar, eggs and butter as part of a pre-Lenten feast.

 
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Police Log: Jan. 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
  • Not all arrest records are published.
  • 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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New Superintendent Named for Duquesne Schools

January 31, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Duquesne News

A school administrator from York County has been named the new superintendent of the Duquesne City School District.

Sue A. Moyer will begin work in Duquesne on March 1, said a spokeswoman for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Moyer's hiring was approved by both the elected school board and the receiver for the financially troubled district, Paul B. Long.

Moyer currently works as federal programs coordinator in the York City School District, which serves more than 5,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

 
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New Exhibit Explores Life in Region During World War II

January 29, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: News

UPDATE: Corrected to fix identification of two people.

Above: JoAnne Rodgers of McKeesport, a board member at the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, looks over an exhibit about the role of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American bomber and fighter pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute. (Vickie Babyak photo special to Tube City Almanac)


A traveling exhibit exploring life in Western Pennsylvania during World War II opened on Saturday at McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center.

"We Can Do It: WWII" was created by Pittsburgh's Senator John Heinz Regional History Center. It will remain on display at the McKeesport museum through March 20.

The Heritage Center, located in Renziehausen Park at 1832 Arboretum Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

More photos from Saturday's opening can be found below.

 
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Teen-Ager Charged By Pittsburgh Police in Death of White Oak Man

January 29, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, White Oak News

(UPDATED with arrest)

A teen-ager from Pittsburgh has been arrested in connection with the murder Sunday of a White Oak man.

Melik Johnson, 17, of Northview Heights and East Liberty, was charged Monday by Pittsburgh police with homicide, robbery, criminal conspiracy and possession of a firearm by a minor in connection with the death of Devlen Neiko Prosdocimo, 24, said Alicia George, police spokeswoman.

Prosdocimo was found at 7:20 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot in the 2200 block of Wilner Drive, near East Hills Park, not far from the Penn Hills and Wilkinsburg border.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Prosdocimo was pronounced dead at the scene and appeared to have been both shot and struck by a vehicle. The death has been ruled a homicide.

 
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