Monday, April 22, 2013
Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property also lists a large number of Wexford businesses with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents (read below to find out how to search for yourself or a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's website …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Residents listed from Gibsonia and Wexford were signed up to run the famous race, which was rocked by two explosions about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line.
A handful of residents from north of Pittsburgh were among those running in the Boston Marathon, which was rocked by explosions Monday. Gibsonia resident Kristen Suvick is listed as running in the race. She noted on her Facebook page that she was about two blocks from the finish line where the explosions took place, but was not injured. "Worrying about my friends and all the others," her status said. "This is awful." Get Fit Family's Joella Baker, who heads the Cranberry YMCA Dawn Crackers, said she had two athletes at the event. Susan Moury, a teacher at Seneca Valley High School, and Dianne Zalenski were uninjured, she said. "Both are thankfully safe," she said. Baker said Zalenski was in the medic tent at the time of the explosions and …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Commenters express outrage on the business’s Facebook page after some company-owned restaurants post signs prohibiting guns on the premises. Workers at the Richland location won't comment on the issue.
Buffalo Wild Wings is attracting controversy after some of the chain’s company-owned restaurants have begun posting signs banning guns on the property. KDKA reports photos taken at restaurants around the nation are popping up on social media sites, showing signs stating that guns are not allowed inside the buildings. The move has sparked outrage on the company’s official Facebook page. "It's your right to disarm your customers as is our right to go eat elsewhere from now on to prevent becoming a victim,” said one poster. “I changed banks for the same reason.” In a statement to KDKA, officials at Buffalo Wild Wings' corporate headquarters said the company “respects the right of individuals to carry firearms. "One of our top priorities is …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Pittsburgh Business Times lists the top 50 communities around the region. So how do Wexford, Bakerstown and other PR neighborhoods rank in 2013?
Wexford is the fourth-wealthiest zip code in the Pittsburgh area. The Pittsburgh Business Times each year compiles a list of the top 50 wealthiest zip codes in the Pittsburgh area by examining median incomes. This year, Wexford comes in fourth, although the Business Times ranking also covers the Marshall Township portion of the community. Wexford's median income is $107,767. That's 8 percent higher than in 2010, according to the Business Times. Gibsonia missed the Top 10 list by three slots, coming in at No. 13. The Business Times list also includes portions of Pine and Adams townships in that ranking, which is based on a median income of $75,871. Bakerstown, in Richland, comes in at No. 37, with a median income of $57,142, according to …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Show at Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum in Gibsonia highlights the glory of the 1952 railroad system in Pittsburgh area.
Editor's Note: It's that time of year when families travel to the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum at the corner of Route 910 and Lakeside Drive in Gibsonia to delight in the annual holiday train show. We wrote about the display in December 2011 and thought we'd share it with you again ... with updated info about schedules. Fifty years ago, people in the city of Pittsburgh would have seen trains ambling over bridges, following railroad tracks along rivers to take passengers and goods to their destinations. Those halcyon days might have been forgotten, had it not been for the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum. The museum has been in existence since 1938 when it was founded in Downtown Pittsburgh. It moved from place to …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Pretend you have a magic wand and anything is possible. What business do you imagine in this space?
The long white building beside the railroad tracks in Richland Township has an empty and lonely existence—but what are the possibilities? In front of it, cars zip along busy Route 910 (Gibsonia Road). Beside it is are railroad tracks. Up the hill is Rudolph's Auto Repair. Across the tracks is Computer Literates. Look across the road and you'll see an empty field with hints of goldenrod. If you could imagine a business here, what would it be? Motorists who pass by it every day head to I-79 or Route 19 to the west. Just a short distance away is Route 8 to the east. For the busy commuter, would a place that makes carry-out meals be a stopping point? Hungry motorists could stop on the way home from work, pick up a meal and put it on the …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Compensation plans covering Act 93 employees and administrative support personnel were unanimously approved at the July 16 meeting.
After approximately a 90 minute executive session break, the Pine-Richland School Board reconvened their combined planning/regular meeting to unanimously pass two district employee compensation plans. School Board Director Peter Lyons explained the plans saying, "We established a matrix tying compensation and increases in compensation to specific criteria. We did cap year on year increases at 3 percent." He reminded everyone present at the meeting that last year the Act 93 employees had a pay freeze. Lyons added that he was happy to be able to tie pay to performance. The two separate plans, which cover Act 93 employees and administrative support personnel, cover the period July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015. There are 19 positions …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Registration is now open for the 21st annual event in Gibsonia on August 4.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
You can be a part of one of the largest races in the North Hills of Pittsburgh - the St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K Run/Walk this August. Enter by yourself or as a member of a corporate team and you might win some of $2,000 in prizes. All runners are eligible to win one of the many gift baskets just for running the race. The race attracts nearly 1,000 participants each year and is scheduled for 9a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2012. The course is a 3.1-mile, rolling, out and back, USA Track & Field certified course along Meridian Road in Gibsonia. The individual entry fee is $16 if received by July 27, and $20 thereafter. Registrants who submit their applications by July 27 are guaranteed a race T-shirt and a goody bag. You can register and…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
St. Barnabas' monthly Doc's Talk series continues with audiologist Evelyn Wiest-Kerst.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Evelyn Wiest-Kerst, audiologist with St. Barnabas Medical Center, will lead a discussion titled “What’s New in Audiology?” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 in Hilltop Hall at The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road. Her discussion points will include: The presentation is part of St. Barnabas Medical Center’s monthly Doc’s Talk series, in which health care representatives share information with St. Barnabas residents and the public. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call 724-443-7231. St. Barnabas Medical Center is open to the public and provides outpatient medical care in a number of specialties through its nearly two dozen practitioners. About St. Barnabas St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Early Learning Institute appoints Gibsonia resident.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Early Learning Institute (TELI) appointed Scott Marentay to its board of trustees effective July 1, 2012. Mr. Marentay began serving on TELI’s program/strategic planning committee in 2010 and through his commitment, was appointed to serve as a full board member, which includes voting privileges. Marentay is director of client services at HyperActive Technologies, Inc. and has been with the company since 2006. His areas of expertise include team building and motivation, process creation, implementation and maintenance, customer relationship management, management through business intelligence, and cost management. Marentay spent the majority of his career supporting technology in the restaurant industry in addition to managing …