Thursday, April 18, 2013
Two upcoming fundraisers are planned.
An effort is under way to save Canonsburg Lake in North Strabane and Peters townships. Because of sedimentation, the original 76-acre lake has been reduced to about 63 acres, and the maximum depth has been reduced from more than 42 feet to less than 12 feet, according to The Almanac. Debra Valentino, a volunteer spearheading the effort, told the newspaper that a 2008 study found that there would be no deep water in the lake in 10 years and no lake at all in 25 years. Two fundraisers are coming up to celebrate Canonsburg Lake's 70th anniversary. The first will be from 7 to 9 p.m. April 29 at the Table Lakeside and Walnut Ridge Vineyards, 200 N. Lakeside Dr., McMurray. The second will take place form 7 to 9 p.m. on June 3 at Juniper Grill …
Monday, November 5, 2012
One Canon-McMillan Patch reader found this beauty out of last week's storm.
Canon-McMillan Patch reader Bonnie Sodini sent us this picture, which is our Photo of the Day. "With all the devastation from Sandy, there was one pretty result," she wrote. "We had quite a waterfall on Canonsburg Lake (I live right on the lake)." Thanks again, Bonnie! Editor's Note: If you have a picture you'd like to submit as the Photo of the Day, please feel free to upload it to this article or email it to me at email@example.com.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
With all this drab weather, we figured we'd give you something pretty to look at this Thursday morning.
It's been wet, windy and ugly out there. So today, we wanted to give you a little eye candy, courtesy of one of our Canon-McMillan Patch readers, who sent it in a while back after an outing at Canonsburg Lake. Enjoy! And remember, if you would like one of your photographs featured as a photo of the day, just email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Peters and North Strabane fire departments responded to the incident at Canonsburg Lake Tuesday.
North Strabane fire Chief Mark Grimm said it took first responders about 25 minutes to rescue a woman and her child Tuesday afternoon after they had become stuck in Canonsburg Lake. He said the water in the back part of the lake on the North Strabane side is shallow, and that the woman's kayak "bottomed out" there. "It's really murky and muddy," Grimm said. He said two firefighters were sent in to rescue the pair, using a kayak to pull the woman's safely to shore. The names of the woman and her school-aged child were not immediately available Tuesday afternoon, but Grimm said neither were injured. Peters Township Fire Departments also responded to the incident, a Washington County 911 supervisor confirmed.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
No fishing license is required on Memorial Day to fish in the state's waterways.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots, such as Canonsburg Lake, this holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Memorial Day, May 28, marks the first of the state's two free fishing days where no fishing license is needed. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone—residents and non-residents—to legally fish in Pennsylvania from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. All other fishing regulations apply. A second Fish-for-Free Day is planned for Labor Day—Monday, Sept. 3. “Fish-for-Free days are a convenient way to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing,” commission Executive Director John Arway said. “Many families spend the day at lakes and parks throughout the …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco made the ruling Wednesday.
The Washington County Coroner on Wednesday said Joseph Schneider, the 21-year-old Houston man whose body was found in Canonsburg Lake on March 24, died as a result of drowning and ruled his death an accident. The Houston man went missing March 23 after a party with friends at the house next door to Table Brick Oven & Bar. He and three friends jumped into Canonsburg Lake and attempted to swim across. His body was found 20-30 yards offshore, Peters police Capt. Michael Yanchak told Patch. Peters and North Strabane police were among the crews that responded to the scene. Schneider's friends and family held a vigil on March 26 at the lake in his honor. He was laid to rest the following day.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
About 100 people turned out to a vigil held at Canonsburg Lake Monday night to honor the life of Joseph Schneider.
A man who drowned in Canonsburg Lake this past weekend was memorialized Monday night there—where about 100 friends gathered to honor his life. “Monday night, loved ones released balloons and lit candles in memory of the Waynesburg University student,” KDKA TV reported on its website. Joseph Schneider had been attempting to swim across the lake with friends Friday night when he went missing. Search crews began a rescue effort that night, which turned tragic when the Houston man’s body was discovered by divers in the lake around noon the next day. The cause and manner of his death is pending an autopsy, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco has said.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Rescue crews are back at Canonsburg Lake Saturday morning to search for Joseph Schneider.
Rescue teams resumed their search of Canonsburg Lake for a missing Houston man early Saturday, a Washington County 911 supervisor confirmed. The search began Friday night. Joseph Schneider, 21, was at a party Friday night with friends at a house next door to Table Brick Oven & Bar, which abuts the overpass on the Canonsburg side of the lake, according to Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht. Four young men jumped into the water to race across the lake. Fruecht said one man turned around and got out. Schneider also turned around, but was not seen after that. The lake is only 80-100 yards wide at the point where the race took place, Fruecht said. East Bethlehem Scuba Rescue team from Washington County arrived close to 1 a.m. Saturday …
Friday, March 23, 2012
A Washington County 911 supervisor confirmed that one man was reported missing.
Rescue teams are searching Canonsburg Lake for a Houston man who was reported missing after a group of friends swam across the water Friday night. Joseph Schneider, 21, was at a party with friends at a house next door to Table Brick Oven & Bar, which abuts the overpass on the Canonsburg side of the lake, according to Peters Township police Chief Harry Freucht. Four young men jumped into the water to race across the lake. Freucht said one man turned around and got out. Schneider also turned around, but was not seen after that. The lake is only 80-100 yards wide at the point where the race took place, Freucht said. East Bethlehem Scuba Rescue team from Washington County arrived close to 1 a.m. Saturday to help in the search. Peters and North…
Sunday, August 14, 2011
We aren't the only ones who flock to Canonsburg Lake during nice, summer days.
Where is your favorite place to beat the heat and sun during the dog days of summer?