Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Stephanie Dutton will join the board of directors for the Pittsburgh affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
A Pine Township resident was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Stephanie Dutton is COO and VP of Medical Oncology Services for the UPMC CancerCenter, a partner with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Previously, she was the director of operations for the Kansas City Cancer Center and the University of Kansas Cancer Center in Overland Park, KS. Dutton has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years and was a board member for the Greater Kansas City Medical Manager Association, the HealthSouth National Clinical Advisory Board, and the Amy Thompson Run To Daylight Board. She has also volunteered with the Missouri Special Olympics. …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Or does it act more as a business? And what about the other major nonprofits in the area?
In a June 2012 "Taxpayer Alert," Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner questioned the fairness of nonprofits that have expanded their roles beyond the traditional definition of a charitable organization, but still maintain tax-exempt status. "In these challenging financial times, it is our duty and responsibility to address the questions raised by a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling and determine if properties are used for a truly charitable purpose," Wagner said in the report. "While exemptions are justified for clearly charitable organizations such as churches, soup kitchens and many others, some are plainly unfair." A 2012 state Supreme Court decision has given local governments a tool to challenge the loopholes in a five-…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Republican presidential candidate makes a final campaign stop in Moon before heading back to Boston to await results.
In one of his final appearances of the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney landed this afternoon in Moon Township, exiting a plane at the Atlantic Aviation hangar before leaving in a motorcade. The stop was brief—Romney did not speak before stepping into an SUV motorcade of five vehicles. After walking out of his plane, he waved to a crowd of cheering supporters packed outside of the runway gate. Romney campaign spokesman Bradley White said the GOP candidate would be traveling in the region this afternoon, but he said the schedule was kept private. Romney's stay in the Pittsburgh area lasted just more than an hour—his plane left Pittsburgh International Airport just after 4 p.m. Romney stopped briefly at a Green Tree …
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The nearly six-hour hostage standoff at Three Gateway Center in Pittsburgh has ended peacefully. The hostage is safe and suspect in police custody.
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- Mike Jones
Friday, September 21, 2012
PITTSBURGH–Police say the nearly six-hour hostage situation at Three Gateway Center in downtown Pittsburgh has ended peacefully. Police Chief Nate Harper said the hostage is safe and the suspect, Klein Michael Thaxton, surrendered shortly before 2 p.m. Friday without incident. The 22-year-old man walked into the office building at 8:16 a.m. Friday and went into one of the inner suites on the 16th floor with what he claimed was a bomb and a gun, Harper said. Police said Thaxton allegedly took a hostage at CW Breitsman Associates, which is a pension and investments firm located on the floor. WPXI-TV identified the hostage as Charles Breitsman. Harper said Thaxton held the man hostage inside the inner office that holds the investment firm. …
Follow Patch for a timeline of events as the hostage situation unfolds at the Gateway Center complex, Downtown.
Update: The stand-off ended peacefully. Here for a full story. An armed man continues to negotiate with police as he holds a hostage onthe 16th floor of Three Gateway Center, Downtown. No shots have been fired, and no one is hurt in the hours-long standoff, though one to two individuals are being held hostage in the offices of law firm Breitsman Associates, police said. The suspect is identified as Klein Michael Thaxton, 22, according to KDKA and WPXI. Police initially said he is from Altoona, Blair County, but court records show his address as McKeesport. Authorities have not determined his motivation for the stand-off. Pittsburgh Police negotiators are speaking to Thaxton, who police said had served in the military They have described…
Monday, July 2, 2012
A round-up of some holiday happenings.
One of the biggest celebrations in our country is of course, Independence Day – better known as the Fourth of July. As you start to make your own plans for celebrating, here are a few activities around our area to get you started: Leetsdale Join the Sewickley-area Independence Day parade which begins at the Quaker Valley Shopping Center at 2 p.m. and traverses down Beaver and Broad Streets, ending at Henle Park. The Splash Pad will be open at the park from noon to 6 p.m. The concession stand will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. and the bands will perform from 3 to 9 p.m. Pre-fireworks will be held from 9 to 9:45 p.m. at the Quaker Valley School District field. Fireworks follow at 9:45 p.m. Edgeworth A decades-long tradition in Edgeworth begins …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Patch gives back at the March of Dimes event in Pittsburgh.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Under clear, sunny skies, thousands of people took to the streets of Pittsburgh Sunday to join the March of Dimes' "March For Babies." The 3.5-mile walk kicked off on Art Rooney Avenue, coursing into PNC Park and across the 16th Street Bridge to Penn Avenue before finishing across the Clemente Bridge in front of PNC Park. The March of Dimes aims to give babies a healthy start by raising money through the march to support research and programs that aid healthy, full-term pregnancies, according to the website. Participants converged on the North Shore from all over the area, including Sewickley, Ross, Moon and Cranberry, to support the cause. Patch was there to hand out bottled water to walkers and greet families and children in a royal …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The county executive and mayor have declared Wednesday 'A Great Day for Hockey,' and they are encouraging fans to show their Penguins pride by donning the team’s colors to mark the first home game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyer
A “Ground the Flyers” rally is planned at the Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard downtown beginning at noon today. The event is organized by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bob McLaughlin from the X Morning Show will emcee the event, and Iceburgh is expected to attend. The Kardaz Brothers will provide musical entertainment, and Turner’s Dairy and Snyder of Berlin will provide refreshments to attendees. The county executive and mayor declared Wednesday “A Great Day for Hockey,” and they encourage fans to show their Penguins pride by donning the team’s colors to mark the first home game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyers. They are also …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Former 30-year Carnegie Magazine editor discusses the content of his new book.
What do you know about the history of Andrew Carnegie and his museums and libraries? Local author Robert J. Gangewere will discuss his new book, Palace of Culture: Andrew Carnegie’s Museums and Library in Pittsburgh, at Peters Township Public Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. "I think it's an important story for western Pennsylvanians to understand," Gangewere said. "And, there hasn't been an easy way of explaining it." As the former 30-year editor of Carnegie Magazine, Gangewere retired in 2004 and spent five years working on his book. He said he wrote about the subject constantly and wasn't surprised it had never been written about—it's information overload. Believing that education and culture were not just for the wealthy, …