Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Sen. Tim Solobay’s legislation would allow volunteer firefighters’ relief association funds to be used to pay for the costs related to advanced life support or paramedic training.
A state Senate committee this week approved Sen. Tim Solobay’s legislation to allow volunteer firefighters’ relief association funds to be used to pay for the costs related to advanced life support or paramedic training. “I’m grateful that my colleagues share my concern that we need to do what we can to make life easier for first-responders to get training and at the same time help organizations recruit volunteers,” Solobay, D-Canonsburg, said. “Recent events across the country have underlined the critical need for well-trained medical personnel at a time of emergency.” Currently, Pennsylvania law authorizes the use of volunteer firefighters’ relief association fund for sixteen separate categorized items, one of which is to pay for …
The water main break was reported at Cecil Street and Craighead Street. A detour has been posted.
A water main break has been reported at Craighead and Cecil streets. A detour has been posted, Canonsburg officials confirm. Check back for more information as it becomes available.
Before we shut to door on April, here is a look back at the the most-read stories of the month.
It's a new month, but before we shut the door on April, let's take a look back at the most-read stories it had to offer here at Canon-McMillan Patch. Without further ado... 10. Cecil Police Charging Township Man With Possession of Heroin, Resisting Arrest 9. Two-Vehicle Crash With Injuries Reported in Cecil 8. Police: Canonsburg Man Charged with DUI After Crashing Car, Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel 7. Pushak Out, Bukovinsky in As Cecil Township Police Chief 6. Police: Teen Jailed After Allegedly Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend's New Girlfriend 5. Canonsburg Woman Dies in Car Crash 4. White: DEP Ignored Open Records Request Regarding Range Resources' Worstell Impoundment 3. UPDATED: Bystanders Lifted Truck Off Ejected Driver After Cecil Crash 2. …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Class of 1961 was disappointed by the state of the Brookline K-8 library, so they decided to do something about it.
When the Brookline K-8 class of 1961 toured the halls of their former school earlier this year, they were disappointed by one of the school’s major assets: the library. Linda Caputo, of Canonsburg, and her classmates were worried by the sparse bookshelves, and by the news that the school’s librarian is also the librarian at four other schools in the Pittsburgh Public School District, and is only at Brookline K-8 one day a week. “When we toured the school, we noticed empty bookshelves in the library,” said Caputo. “We thought, ‘Too bad we can’t get them more books.’ So in February, I sent an email out to the classmates asking for donations.” Last Thursday, the class of 1961, with help from members of the class of 1960, donated 1,175 books …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Shawn Lenehan waived his right to a preliminary hearing before district Judge David Mark on Wednesday.
A Canonsburg man charged with burglary,theft by unlawful taking and possession of drug paraphernalia waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will stand trial. The charges against Shawl Lenehan, 24, stem from an incident April 7 at the Seven Fields convenience store in the borough. According to a criminal affidavit filed by Canonsburg police, Lenehan reportedly entered the store while the clerk and an off-duty state police officer were placing propane the man had just purchased into his car. While the pair were outside the store, “(The off-duty) officer noticed a white male with his hoodie up enter the store and made a mental note that it was odd that the guy had his hood up due to the hot weather.” A few seconds later, the officer …
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 …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The crash happened early Sunday morning on state Route 980.
Cecil Township police are charging a Canonsburg man with driving under the influence following a crash on state Route 980 early Sunday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area after Washington County 911 received a phone call from a driver who had passed the crash scene. When police arrived, officers said they discovered that the vehicle had crashed into a guard rail on state Route 980 near its intersection with Muse-Bishop—and that the driver, later identified as Allen Wargo Jr., 24, of Vista Drive, was asleep behind the wheel. Officers roused Wargo and asked him if he had been drinking. The man reportedly admitted to police that he had been drinking at home. While conversing with Wargo, officers noted that the man's eyes were …
A home and car were both damaged following separate incidents this past weekend.
A Canonsburg man told borough police on Friday that it seems like his car gets keyed every night. Ryan Schwingel, of Giffin Avenue, told police that his girlfriend had made a report on Thursday morning that their vehicle had been looked through. It was only later, he told police, that he realized that it had been keyed down one side, as well. Then Friday morning he discovered that it had again been keyed. Schwingel, who drives a 1998 Mustang, requested police step up patrols in the area. Then on Saturday morning, Ed Malinowski reported criminal mischief at his mother's Tannehill Street home. He said his mother had heard two loud noises outside and called him to check and see what had happened. Malinowski said that when he arrived, he …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Check out these five local job opportunities.
Looking for work? Here are five job opportunities in our area. 1. Total Rewards Coordinator MedExpress in Canonsburg is seeking a full-time total reward coordinator. According to the job description, the total rewards coordinator "provides compensation and benefits administration at a corporate level. Acts as liaison to vendors for plan issues. Answers questions regarding relevant benefit and compensation related items." The successful candidate will have an associate's degree in business (or equivalent experience in the human resources or a related field). However, a bachelor's degree is preferred. For more information on this position or to apply, click here. 2. Order Builder (Warehouse) Coca-Cola is seeking a full-time order-building …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Soon there will be one more place to get your grub on in the borough.
The sign says that this vacant storefront will soon be home to Canonsburg's newest eatery. Called Grill 33, the new establishment will feature burgers, pizza and sandwiches. Located on Pike Street, the restaurant will be situated in the same building as Chinese Massage and Salon 11. Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for more details as they become available.