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McKeesport Housing Authority Maintenance/Section 3 Program is now accepting applications for:
Maintenance Technician – Full Time & Part Time

Minimum requirements: PA Drivers License; High School Diploma or GED; and minimum of 2 years' building trade (carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing) high school or vocational training - or - associate's degree from accredited union/trade apprentice program in building trades -or - a minimum of 5 years of actual trade experience with a trade company or self-employment (this must be documented and verified).

Other requirements: Must be a City of McKeesport resident; must pass pre-employment testing and evaluation; must pass pre-employment drug testing and background check; and must have valid ID.

Apply at: McKeesport Housing Authority, 2901 Brownlee Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. Hours are 8:30-4:30. Closed 12-1 for lunch


To place your ad, email Ads start at $1 per day, minimum seven days.

White Oak Councilman Resigns; Borough Updates Ordinances

April 20, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak Councilman Sean Robb announced his resignation at Monday’s borough council meeting, saying that he has accepted a business opportunity that will require him to spend most of his time outside of Pennsylvania.

“I feel the residents of the borough deserve to have a full and fair representation of all their council members, therefore I am submitting my resignation,” Robb said.

Under the state’s borough code, council will have 30 days to appoint a replacement to fill Robb's term until the next municipal election.

In other business, council amended the borough's zoning ordinance to permit medical marijuana, and amended the part of the ordinance governing oil and gas drilling operations.

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Funds Sought to Rehab Railroad Roundhouse as Museum

April 19, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: News

Editor's Note: The author has a conflict of interest. See conflict of interest note, below.

(Photo courtesy Regional Industrial Development Corp.)

Two groups have announced an effort to preserve the McKeesport Connecting Railroad roundhouse at the former U.S. Steel National Works site.

In a press release, the recently formed Steel City Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., and the McKeesport Preservation Society said they will hold a fundraiser at Teutonia Mannechor on Pittsburgh's North Side at 5 p.m. June 16 to kick off their effort.

Tickets are $50 for members of the railway society and $75 for non-members.

The groups envision reusing the building, which once serviced steam and diesel locomotives for the railroad, as the "Western Pennsylvania Railroad and Transportation Museum."

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District-Wide Recycling Event Planned This Saturday

April 19, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Hard-to-recycle items such as cellular phones, computer monitors and tires will be collected during a recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Renziehausen Park.

The event, organized by McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko and city officials, is open to all residents of the McKeesport Area School District, including Dravosburg, South Versailles Twp., Versailles and White Oak, a spokeswoman said.

"Respect Our City, Respect Our Earth" is being supported in part by the Angora Gardens Junior Gardeners, the McKeesport Lions Club and the school district.

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KDKA's Delano to Moderate Discussion at Chamber's Legislative Breakfast

April 19, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

KDKA-TV political analyst Jon Delano will moderate a discussion about economic development on Friday morning at the Mon-Yough Area Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative breakfast.

The topic of the discussion is "Economic Development Opportunities and Resources in the Mon Valley," said Maury Burgwin, executive director of the chamber. The event, presented by the Steel Valley Enterprise Zone Corp., begins at 7:30 a.m. at Westwood Golf Club, 825 Commonwealth Ave., West Mifflin.

Delano is the money and politics editor for the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh and also serves as an adjunct professor of public policy and politics at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College.

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White Oak Legion Slates Oldies Dances

April 18, 2018 |

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

White Oak American Legion Post 701 will hold oldies dances from 7 to 11 p.m. May 19 and 26, a spokesman said.

Music will be provided by DJs Candy and Mike. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit veterans' programs.

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


Westmoreland Co. Croatian Lodge Taking Lamb Orders

April 18, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Sv. Nikola Brodar CFU Lodge 432 is taking orders for barbecued lamb for pick up on April 29 at the Yukon Croatian Club, 109 Union St., Yukon.

To order, call Mike Mezick by April 22 at (724) 872-7495.

All are invited to enjoy an afternoon of tamburitza music and dancing when Stari Prijatelji entertains from 2 to 6 p.m. April 29. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with ethnic food and desserts for purchase.

Yukon is exit 53 on Interstate 70. For more information, call the Yukon Croatian Club at (724) 722-4100.


Local Sites Participating in DEA Drug 'Take Back' Day

April 18, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Crime and Police News

(Photo courtesy U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency)

Allegheny County and local police are again teaming up with UPMC Health System, other agencies and private businesses to take unused prescription drugs off the streets.

The 14th annual National Take-Back Initiative, sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28.

Law-enforcement and health officials say that unused prescription drugs --- especially painkillers --- are often abused by people to whom they weren't originally prescribed. And drugs disposed of improperly can pose a danger to birds, fish and other wildlife.

In the Mon-Yough area, drug collection sites will be available at UPMC McKeesport hospital, East Pittsburgh, Wilmerding, Clairton, Pleasant Hills, West Mifflin and the North Huntingdon Twp. town house.

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Serra High Ready to Have a Ball With 'Cinderella'

April 17, 2018 |

By Bonnijean Cooney Adams | Posted in: Entertainment

Paige Thatcher as Cinderella (right), tries to meet all the demands placed upon her. From left are Madette Kusic as Stepmother, Sarah Brammell as Stepsister Portia and Abby DiLonardo as Stepsister Joy.

Although the ladies are thrilled that the prince is giving a ball, the king’s really the one paying for it and has some financial concerns when Serra Catholic High School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical version of “Cinderella.”

The musical opens Wednesday (April 18) and continues nightly at 7 p.m. through Saturday (April 21).

“‘Cinderella’ was a good choice for us because Serra Catholic has never performed this musical,” director Jesse Bush said. “Since I’m new here, I decided to pick a show I’m familiar with to help me get to know the students.”

Bush said Serra’s “Cinderella” is the fourth high school musical he has directed. In addition to his director duties, he teaches music, music appreciation, and is the band and choir director.

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Healthy Village Marks 5th Anniversary of Education, Outreach

April 17, 2018 |

By Tyler Pack | Posted in: News

(Photo courtesy Healthy Village Learning Institute)

History tells us much. But the past is just one part of the story. The present and future are equally important. Organizations that understand this and build upon it are able to most successfully serve their communities.

The Healthy Village Learning Institute in McKeesport is an example of an organization that takes a holistic approach to lifting up its members and the entire community.

Located in the former St. Pius V. Catholic School on Versailles Avenue, the building overlooks much of the community. It also shares the lower level with a fitness organization called Akwaaba Fitness. Akwaaba is the Ghanaian word for “welcome.” 

The Healthy Village Learning Institute has just celebrated a milestone fifth anniversary. But the concept and the work to create it began long ago. The founder, Keith Murphy, has made it a nearly two-decade labor of love.

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Duquesne Mayor Schedules 'Town Hall' Meeting

April 16, 2018 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

Residents of Duquesne are being invited to attend a town hall meeting to learn about happenings in the city. 

The special meeting is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. April 25 in the Duquesne School District Auditorium on Kennedy Avenue.

Mayor Nickole Nesby will be there to answer questions, listen to ideas and hear comments about the city, programs, developments, service priorities and infrastructure needs.

Residents are encouraged to attend, join the discussion and get involved.

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