Sunday, March 31, 2013
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said the cause and manner of death for the elderly man is pending.
An 80-year old Peters Township man died in a house fire Easter morning, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said in a release. Warco said Robert Gary McLaughlin, of Locust Drive, died around 7:40 a.m. Sunday. “The victim was removed from his home by firefighters responding to a structure fire at the residence and was transported to Canonsburg (General) Hospital Emergency Room,” the release stated. The cause and manner of McLaughlin’s death is pending. Peters Township, North Strabane Township and Upper St. Clair fire departments all responded to the incident. The fire is under investigation. No further information was immediately available Sunday morning.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Check out these local job opportunities.
Are you looking for work? Check out these five local job opportunities. 1. Lifeguards The Canonsburg Borough municipal office is seeking lifeguards for the summer season at Town Park Pool. The season opens on Memorial Day weekend and continues through Labor Day weekend. Guards must be available daily from noon to 6 p.m. and also from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. All guards must also have a lifeguard certification. First-year guards receive $8 per hour. Applications (résumés with pertinent information will suffice) may be sent to Canonsburg Borough Building, 68 E. Pike St., Canonsburg, PA 15317. 2. Customer Service Coordinator The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is seeking a full-time customer service coordinator to respond to guest concerns …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here is a list of resources, events and services in honor of the Jewish observance.
It's almost time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the "Kosher for Passover" label, which, thankfully, spreads to more products year after year. Prior to the observance, Jews clean their homes and get rid …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Mark Anton was remanded to the Washington County Jail Thursday.
Cecil Township police charged a Peters Township man with theft by unlawful taking on last week. The charges against Mark Anton, 55, were filed Wednesday, online court records show. Cecil police said Anton stole utility trailer containing 500 feet of aluminum wire owned by West Penn Power, according to the Observer-Reporter. The Washington County Jail list indicates that Anton was arrested on a parole violation. He is awaiting an arraignment before district Judge Valerie Costanzo, online court records show.
Monday, September 24, 2012
A federal judge sentenced Oliver Wynn Herndon to more than 11 years in prison Monday morning.
A Peters Township doctor who was accused of illegally prescribing narcotics and who pleaded guilty to health care fraud and all related charges in court in May, was sentenced Monday to more than 11 years in prison. Oliver W. Herndon was sentenced in federal court to 135 months imprisonment—or 11 years and 3 months—which is to be followed by three years of supervised release on his convictions for violating the federal narcotics laws and health care fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced Monday. United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Herndon, 40, of 311 Braeburn Drive. "We continue to make addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse one of our highest priorities by targeting the illegal…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
North Strabane supervisors meet tonight—here's the agenda.
North Strabane Township's board of supervisors will hold its non-legislative meeting at 7 p.m. tonight—Tuesday, July 17. Among the discussion items? Listed on the agenda is a motion to consider conducting a joint fire services study with Peters Township. To view the entire agenda, click the attached PDF.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
A 19,000-square-foot mansion is on the market.
Looking to buy? A Peters Township palace is fresh on the market. This luxurious château, listed with Howard Hanna (agent Holly Corace), sits on 22 acres and boasts a gorgeous outdoor living and kitchen space, a pool and a hot tub—the property protected with wrought iron fencing. The brick and stone home, located at 179 Johnston Rd., features a 360-degree view of Peters. Built in 2006, the single-family mansion has six full baths and four half baths. Aesthetically appealing, the lot rests on rolling hills—a staple among much of Peters Township's real estate. A regal double staircase in the foyer, a wood burning fireplace, a double oven, bedroom fireplaces, a four-car garage, a gazebo, a garden space, an outdoor gas grill, a barn/stable, a…
Monday, June 11, 2012
A historic, nationwide study will be held locally in Peters Township on Tuesday, June 19.
The American Cancer Society and West Penn Allegheny Health System invite Pittsburgh-area residents to participate in a historic, nationwide study that will provide valuable information needed to fight the war against cancer and save lives. Cancer Prevention Study-3 is designed to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause cancer. Local enrollment sites will open June 19-23 at five WPAHS locations across the area—one just a short drive from Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane. Enrollment dates and sites are: Although walk-ins are welcome, participants are encouraged to sign up in advance at www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/WPAHS. “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Americans to …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Peters Township rock school and music center relocated last week and will now offer more programs, including a summer camp.
U Rock Music Center announced the opening of its new location last week. The nearby Peters Township rock school and music center relocated to a storefront in Donaldson's Crossroads. The new space is bigger than its original location on East McMurray Road near Peters Township High School, according to owner Vince Nemeth. "We were running out of space at the old location," he said. "We needed something bigger and we came across this space. It's so much nicer." Nemeth said the business now has more lesson rooms and plans to offer more programs, including a summer camp. The center embraces all music types and offers individualized lessons to accommodate a wide variety of musical interests, Nemeth told us in a previous interview. The …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Cecil Attorney John Smith said he is hopeful a hearing will be set in Commonwealth Court soon.
Lawyers for a cluster of muncipalities, one organization and a medical doctor who have challenged the state's new Marcellus Shale regulations—known as Act 13—have asked the Commonwealth Court for an expedited hearing for injunctive relief. Attorney John Smith, of Cecil, who is spearheading the legal challenge, said Tuesday that he is hopeful that the Commonwealth Court will set a hearing soon to consider the request. The goal, he said, is that an injunction would be granted, which would delay the implementation of Act 13 until the court can hear the case, and decide the merits of the consitutional challenge. Act 13 is set to go into effect April 14. Cecil Township, Peters Township, South Fayette, Robinson Township and Mt. Pleasant Township…