NHT Police Set Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

September 10, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

North Huntingdon Twp. police will accept unused or expired prescription drugs for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Sep. 12), a spokesperson said.

No needles can be accepted.

The take-back program is at the police station, 11279 Center Highway. For more information, call (724) 863-8800.

 

Route 88 to Close for Repairs Near Finleyville

September 10, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A section of state Route 88 will be closed between Ginger Hill Road and Patterson Road beginning Sept. 21 and continuing through late October, a district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said.

The closure will be in place to allow crews to remove and replace a retaining wall that has failed between Route 88 and Froman Run.

The posted detour uses Route 837 and Finleyville-Elrama Road. The contractor on this $522,500 project is Allison Park Contracting, the spokesman said.

 

District Proposes Safety Improvements in Wake of Student's Death

September 09, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: News

Local, school and state officials will make several changes to the intersection of O'Neil Boulevard and Eden Park Boulevard after a student died there last week while trying to cross the street.

The changes will include posting crossing guards, putting railings along the sidewalks to discourage students from jaywalking, staggering school bus departures to improve visibility, and additional safety education for students, said Kristen Davis, spokeswoman for McKeesport Area School District.

Deonte Cobbs, 15, was struck by a school bus on the afternoon of Sept. 3 as he crossed Eden Park Boulevard near the high school and middle school campus. He died at UPMC McKeesport hospital of his injuries.

District resident Kelly Sickels has created an online fundraiser to collect money to defray the cost of a funeral. The GoFundMe page had collected almost $2,000 as of Wednesday night.

Cobbs was hit not far from where one of his classmates, 14-year-old Alyson Higdon, was struck and killed in March 2014 when she stepped into the path of a truck.

The two deaths in less than two years spurred parents to stage a vigil and a protest. Over the past few school days, parents and grandparents have volunteered to help students cross the street safely.

 
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Sept. 22 Rock Concert Will Benefit City's Auberle

September 03, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Thirteen Pittsburgh-area musicians and WDVE morning show host Randy Baumann will donate their talent and time on Sept. 22 at a rock concert to benefit McKeesport-based Auberle.

The 11th annual Voices Carry concert at Stage AE on Pittsburgh's North Side will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue with live music until 10:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored in part by Huntington Bank.

Performers scheduled to appear include Donnie Iris, Joe Grushecky, Chris Higbee, Melinda Collaizzi, Tony Janflone Jr., Sandy Dowe, Scott Blasey of The Clarks and others.

"Voices Carry is our largest event of the year and it's been one of the most exciting events in the city for the last 11 years," Auberle CEO John Lydon said.

"We are grateful that Pittsburgh's finest musicians and Randy Baumann donate their time each year to raise awareness about the work that Auberle does. It's a fun opportunity to celebrate with our supporters and introduce new people to Auberle."

 
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Car Show Sept. 20 at McKees Point Marina

August 27, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport Trail Commission and McKee's Point Marina will host a car show from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 along the Youghiogheny River.

Registration is $7 per vehicle.

This annual event is sponsored by the Trail Commission with all proceeds benefiting the McKeesport section of the Great Allegheny Passage.

The first 100 cars will be awarded a commemorative dashboard plaque and trophies will be awarded in categories that include "Best of Show." The trophies are being donated by state Sen. Jim Brewster.

For more information or to register, call (412) 523-2972 or email brewleah7717@yahoo.com.
 

Genealogy Program Sept. 12 at Heritage Center

August 26, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will host its annual genealogy program at 2 p.m. Sept. 12.

Kenneth White from the Archives and Records Center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will be at the center to describe information about doing genealogical research at the Roman Catholic diocese, including the types of information found there and how to access it. This program is free and open to the public.

The Heritage Center is located at 1832 Arboretum Drive in Renziehausen Park. For more information, call (412) 678-1832 or visit the center's website.

 

Mon-Yough Community-Business Expo to be Held Sept. 8

August 26, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon-Yough Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2015 "Community-Business Expo and Career Fair" from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at West Mifflin Area High School, a spokesman said.

Dubbed "Where Education, Business and Community Meet," the expo will include demonstrations and information from area businesses and educational institutions aimed at residents of the Mon Valley as well as students and their parents.

Organizations interested in participating may reserve a table for $75 (Mon-Yough chamber of commerce members) or $100 (non-members). Non-members who pay the $100 fee will receive membership in the chamber for the remainder of 2015.

For more information, call Maury Burgwin at (412) 678-2450.

 

Local Vets Reflect on 25 Years Since Desert Storm

August 26, 2015 |

By Mike Mauer | Posted in: History, News

Ken Curcio and Rami Nassar before a recent VFW Honor Guard event at Kennywood. Twenty-five years ago, both served during Operation Desert Storm. (Mike Mauer photo)

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The coming months will note a unique anniversary for two life members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin. The former warriors are marking 25 years since their service during Operation Desert Storm.

Rami Nassar and Ken Curcio, both of West Mifflin, served in Saudi Arabia during the first Persian Gulf War two-and a-half decades ago. And although much of the world seemingly remembers the conflict as a sanitized news blip on television, the military experiences of both these men have impacted them for the rest of their lives.

 
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Mifflin Road Re-Opens Tuesday

August 21, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: News

A section of a busy commuter route between McKeesport and Pittsburgh that has been closed for more than a month will re-open to traffic on Tuesday (Aug. 25).

Mifflin Road, which also carries a portion of state Route 885, will reopen to bi-directional traffic at 6 a.m., said a district spokesman for state Department of Transportation.

The road was closed July 6 between Doerrville Avenue and Lebanon Road as crews replaced a culvert and rebuilt the roadway as part of a larger construction project to improve drainage and traffic conditions in the area.

PennDOT said short-term, intermittent stoppages will occur through Sept. 7 as crews continue construction activities, including curb and sidewalk construction and traffic signal improvements. 

The Mifflin Road improvements are included in an $11 million project to improve the interchanges around the Glenwood Bridge. Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor.

 
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West Mifflin Hosts Community Day Aug. 29

August 19, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

West Mifflin will hold its annual Community Day from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Allegheny County Airport, a spokesperson said.

The event will feature live bands, entertainment, food, games, local businesses, community organizations and activities for all ages.
 
The entertainment schedule includes the West Mifflin Titan Marching Band at 12 noon, followed by performances by The Belairs, Premiere Cheer & Dance, Saaverda Martial Arts, the American Judo Hapkido Institute, Tres Lads and The North Star Kids.

In addition, at 2:05 p.m. borough Mayor Chris Kelly will present the "Business of the Year" and "Citizen of the Year" awards.

For more information contact Recreation Director Tony DiCenzo at (412) 466-8170.

 

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