Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Before you head to the polls, get a handle on who's on the ballot for your local elections.
Local Democratic and Republican candidates are seeking nomination for positions on municipal boards today. If you live in Canonsburg, you will be voting for both a mayor and members of council. There are four seats on Canonsburg Council that will be up for grabs in November's general election—with four Democrats and one Republican vying for nomination in the primary. Incumbent Councilman Paul Sharkady, a retired police officer, is seeking the Democratic nomination for a four-year at-large seat. Joshua Czemerda, an insurance salesman, is seeking the Republican nomination for the post. In the First Ward, there is both a four-year term and a two-year term open. Incumbent Councilwoman Patricia Romano, is seeking re-election to the four-year …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
We want to know: Will you be headed to the polls?
On Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans across the Commonwealth will make their way to their local polling places and cast their votes for various offices. In our neck of the woods, there are eight candidates running for two open seats for Washington County Common Pleas judge. There are also three Democrats vying for an open seat in Cecil, and a Democrat and Republican are vying for seats on the North Strabane Township Board of Supervisors. In Canonsburg, there are several seeking seats on council, and in the borough mayoral race, David H. Rhome will face off against Tracy Lee Weishner, a fellow Democrat. Then in Canon-McMillan, several folks are seeking board positions, as well. Our question: Will you be headed to the polls to support any …
Friday, May 17, 2013
With support from Mayor David H. Rhome and several local businesses, the film is becoming a town event.
Canonsburg will soon be the backdrop for a horror movie being filmed locally. Filmmaker Fred Terling recently announced that first independent feature film, "Croaker," will be shot on location in the borough. Preliminary filming began this past weekend, breaking the seal on production. The film is a throwback to old monster movies of the early 1970s, and takes place where the concept was originally inspired and written—the banks of Chartiers Creek in Canonsburg. An online fundraising page for the film gives the following synopsis: "Florian Sirko and his one-time love, Macy Patterson face a problem. A curse was originally cast from the attack of Haidamark Cossacks on Nemirov Poland, 1648, spawning a mythological creature, the Vodnik. This…
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 …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The event will be held in Canonsburg Thursday. Did we mention it is free?
Tax season just ended, and Canonsburg officials encourage residents to rid their homes of sensitive paperwork—but not by throwing the documentation in the trash. Instead, Sen. Tim Solobay, D-Canonsburg, and borough Mayor David H. Rhome invite you to get your shred on. Solobay and borough will host DocSolutions, a subsidiary of Community Action Southwest, to provide free document shredding in the borough building parking lot. "These on-site document destruction and electronics recycling events offer secure and convenient means for folks to do some early spring cleaning and we encourage individuals to mark these dates on their calendars," Rhome has said. The document shredding will take place in the borough parking lot at 68 E. Pike St., …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Mayor David H. Rhome called Saturday's event 'overwhelming."
Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome said there were items "everywhere" during Saturday's electronics recycling day in the borough. There were printers, and television sets and old computer monitors—all items brought to the borough building parking lot for recycling. Rhome, who co-sponsored the event with Sen. Tim Solobay, D-Canonsburg, said he was told theirs was the "largest ever" recycling day in Washington County.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Canon-McMillan's wresting and soccer teams were honored.
For the first 40 minutes of Monday's Canonsburg Council meeting, Mayor David H. Rhome issued multiple commendations to various residents. For the next 40 minutes, other various residents fired off multiple complaints. Rhome cited both the Canon-McMillan High School wrestling and soccer teams for their state and WPIAL championships, and also honored the Barbershop Harmony Society upon its 75th anniversary. Council then heard complaints from residents concerning an inspection ordinance, monitoring of a local club and speeding vehicles on Gladden Road. Rhome said borough police were "doing all they can do" in monitoring the club on Murdock Street and said the police were continuing to monitor the vehicle speeds on Gladden Road, as well. …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The 19-year-old woman is in the Washington County Jail after being able to post a $25,000 bond on Sunday afternoon.
Canonsburg police on Sunday arrested a West Virginia teenager for aggravated assault and other offenses after officers said she stabbed her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. Kristen Marie Schnelle, 19, was also charged with criminal attempt, simple assault and reckless endangerment, online court records show. She was arraigned Sunday afternoon before district Judge James Ellis and remanded to the Washington County Jail after being unable to post a $25,000 bond, according to online court records. According to the Observer-Reporter newspaper, police said Schnelle went to the home of her former boyfriend, Robert Cramer II, 32, after having reportedly seen pictures of the couple on Facebook. The newspaper said that Cramer told police he and his …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
You voted. See if your favorite made it into the freshman class.
It's an impressive list. Frank Sinatra. Elvis Presley. The Beatles. And of course, Canonsburg's own Perry Como and Bobby Vinton. They are among the 14 pop acts selected by public vote for induction in America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame in the borough. Johnny Tillotson—an early ‘60s pop icon—revealed the first 14 inductees at a press conference Friday at the Canonsburg McDonald’s, home to a collection of Vinton and Como memorabilia. Those artists from Canonsburg—a borough of 8,900 people—have placed nearly 200 songs on the Billboard pop charts, Manager Terry Hazlett said. Inductees, who had to have a hit prior to 1970 to be considered, were selected from 40 nominees chosen on the breadth, depth and influence of their recordings. These, …