Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The line of credit would cover the cost of renovations to the borough building until reimbursement is received from the state.
Canonsburg Council on Monday discussed measures to ensure there is no disruption to its $1.3 million renovation of the borough building—one that might require the governing body to take out a line of credit. The renovation began Monday and will both double the size of the police department and make all of the borough building’s restrooms compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Borough Manager Terry Hazlett said council would need to commit $23,164 of its 2013 local share allocation to pay its portion of a match to the $650,000 that is being provided through a state grant. Council will also have to approve a $650,000 line of credit to cover costs until reimbursement is received from the state. Hazlett, who is retiring April 30…
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.
Friday, March 1, 2013
These were the most-popular stories on Canon-McMillan Patch this past month.
Before we shut the door on February, let's take a look back at the most-read stories of the month. (Drum roll, please!) 10. DEP Spokeswoman Blasted for Comments About Marcellus Shale-Related Hearing 9. Muse Man Announces Bid for Cecil Township Board of Supervisors Seat 8. Mayor Confirms Heroin Bust in Canonsburg 7. Cecil Woman Announces Supervisor Run 6. Obituary: Eric J. Gennuso, of Cecil 5. Owner of Big Fella's, McGrogan's Tap Room Jailed For Allegedly Threatening Borough Officials 4. UPDATED: Shooting Incident Confirmed in Canonsburg, One Injured 3. Nearby: Coroner Releases Name of I-79 Crash Victim 2. $2K in Cash, Seven Bricks of Heroin Found During Canonsburg Drug Bust And the most-read story of the month was... 1. Open Letter: Why …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome said criminal charges will be filed.
A heroin bust in the East end of Canonsburg Wednesday night will lead to charges being filed, borough Mayor David H. Rhome confirmed. No further details were immediately available Wednesday night, but Rhome said that Canonsburg police Chief R.T. Bell would release more information at 9 a.m. Thursday. Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for further information as it becomes available.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Local experts and law enforcement officials hosted a drug summit at Canon-McMillan High School Thursday.
The statistics are alarming. Prescription drugs now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined. In 2009, drugs exceeded traffic accidents as the number one cause of death in the United States—killing 37,000 a year. In Washington County there were two overdose deaths in 1992. In 2011, there were 55. And what’s more: Studies indicate that 41 percent of teens think prescription drugs are “safer” than street drugs. That’s why Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome, school officials, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco and drug treatment specialists and others converged at Canon-McMillan High School Thursday: To tell students there that prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic not only…
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 …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The event is slated for Jan. 31.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs contributes to nearly 40,000 deaths and almost $200 billion in health-care costs annually. ln Washington County alone there were more than 50 drug-related overdose deaths in 2011, according to Washington County Coroner Tim Warco. Drug-induced deaths are the number-one cause of injury deaths in America. More Americans are dying from drug-induced deaths than from traffic fatalities. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control has labeled prescription drug abuse ”an epidemic.“ According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-and-a-half times more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined. Our young people …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A coalition of more than 750 mayors has joined forces with more than 700,000 Americans and more than 100 gun incident survivors to call for action after the Sandy Hook shootings.
At the memorial service on Sunday evening for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, President Barack Obama said: “If there is even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town from the grief that has visited Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek and Newtown and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that—then surely we have an obligation to try.” A bipartisan coalition of more than 750 mayors—including Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome—has joined forces with more than 700,000 Americans and more than 100 survivors of deadly shootings, including the mass shootings mentioned in Obama's remarks to urge the president to put forward an agenda that is rooted in common sense and will make it harder for…
Monday, December 10, 2012
All proceeds from last week's event go toward Eat'n Park's Caring for Kids campaign.
Angela Weaver of Canonsburg confirmed: The "Tips for Tots" event that took place at the McMurray Eat'n Park was a success last week—exceeding its fundraising goal of $1,000. Santa and Smiley (the company's mascot) were there for the kids, and Weaver (a server at the restaurant) herself spent time in "jail" to raise "bail" for the campaign—and the event even included a familiar face serving customers. Canonsburg's own Mayor David H. Rhome volunteered as guest server—and Weaver said she was very impressed with his skills! To read more about the fundraising efforts for the campaign (including an upcoming benefit concert), click here.