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.
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 …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Township officials vote to allow plans for a microbrewery to move forward as a 'special exception.'
A microbrewery could be moving into the former Tilt's Pub on Bakerstown Road. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Richland Supervisors unanimously approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance April 3 allowing the serving and production of alcoholic drinks as a "special exception" in neighborhood commercial and mixed-use districts. The vote to permit "brewpubs" came after a public hearing in which no one challenged the zoning code. Tilt's is located at 4109 Bakerstown Road within a commercial district. The Trib reports that Matt Hough, a 2000 Pine-Richland graduate, purchased Tilt's earlier this year and has applied for the amendment to transform the place into a full-service restaurant and bar with about 90 craft beers on tap. To …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The township's project was chosen by an eight-member committee from more than 265 submitted applications.
Richland Township has been awarded grant funding through the state's automated red light enforcement program, according to PennDOT. PennDOT said Richland will receive $32,000 to upgrade several traffic signals to LED. An eight-member committee selected projects that would improve safety, enhance mobility or reduce congestion. A total of $420,838 in "Automated Red Light Enforcement" funding will be distributed in Allegheny County and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission in PennDOT's District 11. The other four Allegheny County projects awarded in District 11 include: $53,200 to Glassport; $117,338 to McKees Rocks; $45,800 to Millvale and $172,500 to the SPC, which includes District 11, to assist municipalities in the region with …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The money will be used to maximize community input and future planning for the 180-acre parcel of land in Richland Township.
Spring isn’t the only thing that will have things blooming around the Pine-Richland area. On Wednesday, The Garden Club of Allegheny County, a member of The Garden Club of America, granted the Allegheny Land Trust $14,250 to conduct master planning at the former Pittsburgh Cut Flower property in Richland Township. The funding will be used to maximize community input and future planning for the 180-acre parcel of land. "Through its fundraising efforts, The Garden Club of Allegheny County is pleased to be able to provide funding to support the Allegheny Land Trust's development of a master plan for the Pittsburgh Cut Flower property," said Jennifer Muse, President of The Garden Club of Allegheny County. "We see value in preserving this …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Allegheny League of Municipalities, Fitzgerald designate 21 municipalities as 2013 Banner Communities.
Richland Township is being recognized as one of nearly two dozen "banner communities" throughout Western Pennsylvania. The Allegheny League of Municipalities and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced 21 communities that received the special designation. Pete Poninsky, chairman of ALOM, said the communities chosen have a significant amount of intergovernmental cooperation efforts in place, as well as community activities, and mentoring and educational programs taking place. Obtaining the "Banner Community" status indicates that a community uses best practices in all aspects of operations and governs in an inclusive, collaborative manner, according to a news release. Fitzgerald said, "these 21 municipalities really have set a …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The reality star family from Butler County won the first-ever celebrity guest waiter competition.
The family from the popular reality television show Farm Kings recently took part in a celebrity waiter competition—and were ultimately crowned the winners—at a sold-out fundraiser for Glade Run. Freedom Farms in Butler County is run by Lisa King and her 10 children, who are followed by cameras for the GAC network reality show. But the family was in an entirely different spotlight as one of six area farms that agreed to serve up a locally-sourced luncheon at the 10th annual Spring Symposium, "Living in Your Backyard." The Kings went head to head with Doug Oster from KDKA radio and WQED, as well as Soergels Orchards in Wexford, Kretschmann's Farm in Beaver County, Blackberry Meadows in Natrona Heights, Brenckle's Zelienople and Harvest …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Finalists were chosen following recent performances at Kean Theatre in Richland Township.
A Valencia singer is among the acts chosen to compete in the championship round of the Kean Quest Talent Search. Sabrina Knox, of Valencia, performed Sunday as a semi-finalist in the 2013 youth talent competition at the Kean Theatre in Richland Township. Knox's performed the Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo`ole arrangement of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at Kean Quest, formerly Kean Idol. The finalist round will be held Friday, April 5, at the Kean Theatre. Tickets to the event are available by calling 724-444-KEAN. Now in its 10th year, the popular local talent competition benefits the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2012 provided nearly $4.5 million to poor and low-income residents at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The reloadable plastic smart cards are intended to eliminate the need for paper passes and tickets, according to the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
Giant Eagle's Market District store in Wexford and its store in Gibsonia are among nearly 50 of the grocery chain's locations that will begin selling and renewing the Port Authority's new ConnectCard. The reloadable smart cards are intended to replace paper transit passes and tickets, according to a statement from the Port Authority. Transit patrons can purchase weekly or monthly passes and load that amount onto their cards, then present the cards to ride a Port Authority vehicle. The Market District store is located at 155 Towne Centre Drive in the Village at Pine. The Gibsonia store is located at 5600 William Flynn Highway/Route 8, Richland Township. Both stores will permit customers to buy and load a card for weekly or monthly use and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The case against Richard Bone began when a woman told therapists and police he'd initiated a relationship with her when she was 15, according to a criminal complaint.
After years of therapy, a 22-year-old woman told Northern Regional Police that a man more than two decades her senior had a sexual relationship with her when she was 15 years old, according to a criminal complaint. Her allegations led police to charge Richard Bone, 46, formerly of Richland Township, with felony counts of statutory sexual assault; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; aggravated indecent assault; unlawful contact with a minor; corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children. Bone also faces two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault. He now lives in Hampton. His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 6 before Magisterial District Judge Suzanne Blaschak. Police initially filed charges in October, but the hearing…