Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Allegheny County has compiled important information about Pine, Richland and other municipalities.
Do you know what state senatorial district you live in? Who your county council representative is? Or have you ever given thought to the geography of Pine and Richland townships? Allegheny County's website has a municipality map that provides vital information for the two municipalities. Just click on the map and a community profile pops up with information such as school district and municipal millage rates, the name of the police chief and fire department information. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Shields Asphalt Paving will resurface a dozen roads in the township.
Pine Township Supervisors recently voted to approve a $1.59 million contract with Shields Asphalt Paving to resurface a dozen roads in the township. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Shields Paving of Valencia submitted the only bid to resurface about three miles of roadway in Pine. The Trib reports the following roads are scheduled to be repaved: In the Karrington Woods housing plan: Karrastyn Court, Colony Court, Essex Court, Devon Court and Foxford Court. In the Avonlea Estates housing plan: Ponderosa Court, Ivy Drive, Myrtle Court and Tierra Vista Drive, from Ivy Drive to the cul-de-sac. South Lake Drive and Treeline Drive, both in Treesdale; Lyndhurst Circle from Route 910 to Emmett Road; spot paving on Manor Road and the re…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Pine officials swear in the new law enforcement officers.
Two more officers have joined the Northern Regional Police force. At Monday’s meeting, Pine Township supervisors held a swearing in ceremony for the newest members in blue, Ryan Olszewski and Jennifer Dempsey. Police Chief Robert Amann said Olszewski, of Lower Burrell, replaces Officer Ken Young. An 18-year veteran on the force and the former chief of the Wexford Volunteer Fire Company, Young died in November 2011 after yearlong battle with cancer. Amann said Olszewski, 26, previously worked for four years as a police officer in Arnold borough. A Castle Shannon resident, Dempsey was a part-time police officer in McDonald before joining the Northern Regional Police Department fulltime. The 24-year-old is one of two female officers on the …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Check out the tool below to find out which pollen allergens are high in Pine and Richland townships.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Richland and Pine townships today. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The home on Old State Road is more than a century old.
Firefighters believe they have determined the cause for a blaze that swept through a Pine Township home Monday, leaving it uninhabitable. Wexford Volunteer Fire Company Chief Tim Flaherty said the fire is believed to have originated in a dryer located in the laundry room on the first floor of the home on Old State Road. “Some rags or towels used with paint cleaning solvents were run through the wash,” he said. “It appears that they caught fire in the dryer while it was operating.” Flaherty noted there typically are warnings posted on the side of washer and dryer doors advising that clothing exposed to flammable and combustible liquids should not be placed inside. Monday’s blaze in the laundry room quickly spread through the building. …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Firefighters rescue a cat from the burning building on Old State Road.
Several fire companies battled a blaze on Old State Road Monday afternoon that heavily damaged a Pine Township home. Wexford Volunteer Fire Company Chief Tim Flaherty said crews were called to the home located near Wexford Bayne Road at about 2:15 p.m. for reports of a fire in the laundry room on the first floor of the home. The blaze quickly spread through the building. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the three-story home, which was built more than a century ago. "The house is pretty old, so there were a lot of void spaces in attic and the roof structure," the chief said of why the blaze spread so quickly. Flaherty said one of the owners was at home when the fire started. She and two dogs escaped unharmed. Firefighters …
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 …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Two Pine Township dancers from the Bell School of Irish Dance traveled with other competing students to the World Irish Dancing Championships in Boston.
A group of local dancers, including teens from Pine Township, recently competed against thousands of the world's best in the annual World Irish Dancing Championships, also known as the Olympics of Irish dance. According to the Tribune Review, six students from Bell School of Irish Dance in Ross Township qualified in regional and national competitions to dance on the international stage as part of the eight-day championships held in Boston. The competition wrapped up Sunday, March 31. Area dancers who qualified include: Grace Eichenlaub, 16, of Pine; Aaron Wolf, 14, of Cranberry Township; Abby Bradley, 10, of Pine; Tom Stewart, 19, of Crafton; Kelsey Dolan, 17, of Friendship; and Samantha Eckstein, 17, of Adams Township. Julia Bell of …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Lots of Pine-Richland area restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is the Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital, located on Wexford-Bayne Road (Route 910) in Pine Township. Tender Touch Veterinarian Hospital offers comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for pets, including vaccinations, microchip ID services, dental cleaning and polishing, x-ray and lab services, spaying, neutering and more. Have your taken your pet to Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital? Review this business on the Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital directory listing. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Gators overcome a fourth-quarter St. Alphonsus lead to earn their fifth straight diocesan title.
Clinging to a one-possession lead with less than two minutes to play, St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School forward Michaela Cavataio changed the basketball game with one hard fall to floor. And like all good falls, she took someone down with her. St. Alphonsus School's dominant 6-foot center Samantha Breen came barreling to the hoop late in Sunday's Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh varsity girls championship game at Oakland Catholic High School looking for a game-high 18 points and trying to narrow St. Gabriel's lead to just one point. But Michaela—already with four fouls on the day—stood in Samantha's way, and apparently, stood the right way, for when the whistle sounded and the ball sailed wide of the hoop, the foul was against…