Friday, May 10, 2013
A borough man—and convicted felon—was arraigned Friday and remanded to the Washington County Jail.
A search warrant executed early Friday morning netted weapons and what law enforcement officials said was a "significant amount" of cocaine and paraphernalia. The Washington County District Attorney's Drug Task Force, in cooperation with the Canonsburg Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, Washington County Regional SWAT Team, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Justice and members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms, served the warrant at 29 W. College St., where Joshua K. Thomas was arrested. Canonsburg police charged him with possession of drugs, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thomas, 34, is also a convicted felon and was charged with a felony count of …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Mayor David H. Rhome reminds residents that there is a no-questions-asked policy.
In Canonsburg, nearly 90 percent of all crime is drug-related. And Mayor David H. Rhome said that sometimes those perpetrating the crimes are addicted to street drugs, while other times it is prescription medication. That statistic is just one reason the Canonsburg Police Department is participating in the National Drug Take Back program—an event that will take place in the borough this Saturday and that is sponsored by the borough and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This is the fifth time the borough has participated in the program, which allows residents to properly dispose of all sorts of drugs—over-the-counter, prescription and even street drugs. And Rhome reminds those who are thinking about bringing their unwanted or expired …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Mayor David H. Rhome said the Canonsburg borough building parking lot is filled with recycled items.
Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome said Saturday afternoon that the electronics recycling day he co-sponsored with Sen. Tim Solobay wasn't just a success. "It is the largest-ever electronics recycling event in Washington County," the mayor said around 1 p.m.—with more than an hour left before its close. He added: "It's overwhelming." Rhome said that items filled the borough building parking lot on East Pike Street, where folks dropped off their unwanted electronics and other recyclables. Remember: You still have time to drop off your unwanted electronics and other items. The event ends at 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, click here.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
'The days of just tossing things in the trash are long gone,' state Sen. Tim Solobay said.
State Sen. Tim Solobay said the days of just tossing things in the trash are long gone. That's why Solobay, D-Canonsburg, is teaming up with Mayor David H. Rhome and the Borough of Canonsburg, as well as local organizations, to help area residents make sure they protect their finances and the environment while spring cleaning with two local events. “Knowing how to properly dispose of certain things that pile up around the home is essential to preventing unintended consequences,” Solobay said. On April 13, Solobay and the borough will team up with Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania to hold a consumer electronics recycling event. “As technology transforms the world we live in, we have to make sure we’re keeping up with threats to the …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Mayor David H. Rhome said emergency responders were dispatched to the accident Sunday afternoon.
A vehicle overturned at Perry Como and Adams Avenue in Canonsburg Sunday evening. It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries. Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome confirmed that first responders were on their way to the crash scene. Although the call originally indicated that someone was entrapped, Rhome said that it appeared as though those inside were able to exit the vehicle—but that more would be known when first responders assess the scene. Drivers are asked to exercise caution if they are traveling through the area. No further details were immediately available at 7:05 p.m. Sunday. Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for more information as it becomes available.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
For that and so many other reasons, Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome encourages the community to attend a drug summit scheduled at Canon-McMillan High School Thursday.
Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome said it's time to stop sugar-coating it: Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic. "It has no boundaries," he said. "It affects the young, the old, the rich, the poor, the famous—no one is immune." That's why Rhome said he encouraged Canon-McMillan School Superintendent Michael Daniels to bring a program about the subject to the district after they attended a similar program in Charleroi. The drug summit on prescription drug abuse was planned, and will be presented Thursday. "We have come to understand that addiction starts in the medicine cabinet," Rhome said. Juniors and seniors at Canon-McMillan High School will see the two-hour presentation during the school day, and community members are welcome …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
His bail was set at $50,000.
Editor's note: Information about Mr. Chronister's preliminary hearing was corrected at 11:53 a.m. Savvy police work helped lead to the arrest Friday of a suspected drug dealer in Canonsburg, Mayor David H. Rhome said. Canonsburg police charged Eric Chronister, 29, with possession of drugs, possession of drugs with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested Friday after police served a search warrant on his home and discovered pounds of marijuana compressed in bricks, as well as paraphernalia, the Observer-Reporter indicated. Chronister was arraigned before district Judge David Mark, who remanded him to the Washington County Jail on $50,000 bond, according to online court records. Chronister is scheduled to …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Mayor David H. Rhome presented a proclamation honoring the group this week as part of National Business and Professional Women's Week.
Canonsburg Business and Professional Women have been celebrated National Business Women’s Week with a fundraiser and several other events—including a proclamation from the mayor of the borough. "On behalf of the citizens of the borough of Canonsburg, we honor Canonsburg Business and Professional Woman," Mayor David H. Rhome wrote. "I urge all citizens, businesses and community organizations in the borough of Canonsburg to join this salute to working women. Encourage and promote the celebration of the achievements of all working women as they contribute to our economic, civic, cultural goals and livelihood." The group also hosted its “Autumn Elegance” event, which included a vendor fair, dinner, fashion show, door prizes and a Chinese …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The National Drug Take-Back program is this Saturday, and Canonsburg police said there is a no-questions-asked policy.
Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome said this has become clear: "In the medicine cabinet is where drug addiction starts." And he said it's time for the Canonsburg Police Department, the mayor's office and the community at large to do something about it. So Rhome has invited Canonsburg residents to take part in the fifth National Drug Take-Back program—the fourth in which the borough has taken part. Uniformed police officers, as well as the mayor, will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Canonsburg Shop N Save to collect expired, unused or unwanted drugs. The program is sponsored by Rhome, the Washington County Chiefs of Police Association, the Washington County District Attorney and the United States Department of Justice. …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Mayor David H. Rhome lauded Officer Ashley Price and Sgt. James Spingola for "exemplary" work in apprehending the subject.
A North Strabane man was jailed Sunday afternoon for the attempted robbery of the Subway restaurant in Canonsburg. Canonsburg police said Mario Pellegrino, 20, walked into the Subway Sunday morning with a blue-and-white bandana obscuring his face and demanded all the money in cash register from the clerk, who managed to hit the panic button. Police said when they arrived at the scene, the store employee said she observed what she thought to be the black handle of a weapon sticking out of one of the man's pockets—which made her believe he would harm her. After observing the crime scene, officers discovered the bandana, two black gloves and a hooded sweatshirt in the area of the store. The officers then asked an adjacent business and Subway …