Thursday, May 23, 2013
The West Penn website indicates that about 1,900 customers in the Canonsburg area are without power.
Many West Penn Power customers are without power in northern Washington County. According to a West Penn spokesman, about 1,900 customers are without power in Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane. He said the storm knocked a tree into a power line on East Pike Street around 5:30 p.m. The spokesman said that crews were on the scene and that they are almost done removing the tree from the roadway. He said power should be restored by around 7:30 p.m. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Police said the 19-year man will also be charged with hindering apprehension.
A Canonsburg teenager faces charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin and hindering apprehension after a search warrant was executed Wednesday. Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone said Washington and North Franklin Township police executed a warrant at the Ramada Inn in the city, where they arrested Mercedes Stamm, 19, of Canonsburg, and Avery Lionel Turner, 22. Turner, of Washington, was in possession of 184 stamp bags of heroin and a stolen firearm, Vittone said. Stamm was present with Turner at the hotel, he added. In addition to the charges against Stamm, Turner will be charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin—a felony— and a firearms violation. Vittone said Turner was also wanted by the East Washington …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It's primary time in Pennsylvania. Here's what you need to know to get out the vote.
Myriad candidates are seeking nomination for positions on Canonsburg Council, Cecil Township Board of Supervisors, North Strabane Township Board of Supervisors and the Canon-McMillan School Board. Democrats and Republicans can vote anytime between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., when the polls officially close. Don't know where to go to vote? Here are the polling places in Canonsburg: Here are the polling places in Cecil Township: Here are the polling places in North Strabane Township: Still not sure which one you should head to? Call the Washington County Elections Office at 724-228-6750. Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch tonight and Wednesday morning for primary election results. Want to check them yourself? Here is a link to the county website…
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 …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Looking for work? These local companies are hiring.
Need a job? Looking to change fields? Here are five local job openings in our area: 1. Security Officer G4S Secure Solutions is seeking security guards in the Canonsburg area. According to the job description, "The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a custom protection officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, Fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more." For more information on the position or to apply, click here. 2. Temporary Project Coordinator Crown Castle is seeking a temporary project coordinator in the …
Canon-McMillan School Board meets and Tuesday is Election Day.
Busy week. Here are five things you need to know. 1. Canon-McMillan School directors will hold their voting meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the district administration building. The meeting is open to the public. 2. Cecil Township Elected Auditors will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday to set the wage Supervisor Frank Ludwin will earn for being in the position of assistant paving inspector for the municipality’s 2013 paving project. The meeting will be held in the Generation's Room in the township building and is open to the public. 3. Tuesday is Election Day. To read more about the Canonsburg Council race, click here. For more information on the Cecil Township supervisors race, click here. For more information on who's running North …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Dog owners who do not may face a fine.
The weather outside is finally ripe for dog walking, but Canonsburg officials remind borough residents to leash their pups before they go out for a stroll. A borough ordinance stipulates that all dogs must be leashed. What happens if a resident is caught walking their dog without one? Borough officials indicate that behavior could result in a $300 fine. Canonsburg code enforcement officials have said they will be vigorously enforcing the ordinance this spring and summer, according to the borough website. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
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…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Set as a fundraiser for America's Pop Hall of Fame, the two-day event is in need of volunteers. Read all about the festival, and how you can help
Last year’s Hot Diggity Dog festival in Canonsburg–created as a one-time event honoring hometown crooner Perry Como’s 100th birthday–is returning this weekend as a "celebration of oldies but goodies." The two-day festival, which last year featured American Idol semi-finalist Adam Brock and the Washington Jazz Orchestra, exceeded everyone’s expectations in terms of attendance. It will be returning with a full slate of oldies bands under the sponsorship of America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame. It’s slated for this Saturday and Sunday—and organizers said volunteers are needed. "Volunteers (are needed) to help with set up of tables and clean them at night, to sell wrist bands for beer drinkers, to pour beer, to assist with clean up, to sell …