Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Robb Bunde is one of two candidates running for one seat in Region 3, which represents Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills.
Robb D. Bunde, 48, is an Edgeworth resident since 2005. He has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska in 1987 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1990. Bunde is an attorney at Bunde, Gillotti, Mulroy & Shultz, P.C., a law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh. He and his wife Selina Shultz have three children. Son, Seth Bunde, 20, is a 2011 Quaker Valley graduate and currently a sophomore at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Daughter, Sophia Bunde, 17, is a junior at Quaker Valley High School and daughter, Chloe Bunde, 14, is in eighth grade at Quaker Valley Middle School. Bunde is a member of The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, where he taught Sunday school for many years and has been…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Mary Ann Wagner is one of two candidates running for one seat in Region 3, which represents Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills.
Mary Ann Wagner, 71, of Glen Osborne, previously served for 12 years on the Quaker Valley School Board. She is currently serves on the district's Public Budget Committee, a group of about 25 to 30 local taxpayers. Wagner, who is retired, is a former sales representative for L'Oreal Paris and U.S. Steel. She was also a credit analyst for U.S. Steel. Her interests include antiques and she is a volunteer at Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures held each year at Heinz History Center. She also enjoys playing Bridge. Here is Wagner's statement announcing the reasons for her candidacy: "My goal as a school director is to be involved in the district's finances. My 12 years experience as a School Director (vice president of the school board) is …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property lists schools, businesses and police/fire groups with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents (read below to find out how to search for yourself or a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's website …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Moon Township is included in District 1, along with Aleppo, Ben Avon, Coraopolis, Emsworth, Findlay, Glen Osborne, Glenfield, Haysville, Kilbuck, North Fayette, Ross, and West View.
A North Hills School District board member and the treasurer of the Girty’s Run Joint Sewer Authority Board have announced their candidacy for the Allegheny County Council seat representing some Sewickley area communities. North Hills school director Tom Baker, a Republican, and Democrat Daniel A. McClain Jr. are running for the seat representing District 1. Both men are from Ross Township. District 1 is currently represented by Republican Matt Drozd. The district also includes Aleppo, Ben Avon, Coraopolis, Emsworth, Finley, Glen Osborne, Glenfield, Haysville, Kilbuck, Moon, North Fayette, Ross, and West View. “After much thought, long discussions with my wife Erin, and after ongoing conversations with key Allegheny County leaders that I…
Monday, December 17, 2012
A roundup of preliminary hearings at Leetsdale District Court.
The following people were charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings Dec. 11 at Leetsdale District Court. Waived Reduced Withdrawn
Thursday, October 4, 2012
State police say that the Kennedy Township owner of a kennel in McKees Rocks overcharged the state by seeking reimbursement for housing and euthanizing stray dogs that didn't exist.
Communities here and across Allegheny County are without animal control services after officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture shut down Triangle Pet Control Services in McKees Rocks Borough on Monday. According to a KDKA report, the kennel was forced to close because it allegedly defrauded the state by getting paid for services that it didn't perform. Pennsylvania State police have charged the kennel's owner, Kennedy resident Bernard Dudash, with theft and tampering with public records, claiming that he overcharged the state by more than $37,000 for housing and destroying stray dogs at Triangle Pet Control. Specifically, Dudash faces allegations that he falsely reported the number of dogs that Triangle Pet handled …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Here are five key projects which may impact your weekend travel plans.
Getting from here to there may be challenging this weekend as crews performance maintenance and repair work on some of the area's busiest highways. I-579 Veterans Bridge Ramp improvements Traffic on the northbound I-579 Veterans Bridge approach to the Parkway North (I-279) will be reduced to a single lane starting Friday night until 6 a.m. on Monday. Crews will be replacing expansion dams. Single lane traffic will occur between the off-ramp to Route 28 and the Parkway North. Parkway North/Fort Duquesne Bridge Ramp improvements Crews will be applying an overlay on the ramp, also known as the Portal Bridge, that connects the inbound Fort Duquesne Bridge to the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and the Parkway East. The following closures will …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
PennDOT performs weekly roadway repairs.
Motorists in Sewickley Heights and Aleppo Township can expect lane restrictions starting Monday and lasting through Friday, March 16. The following roads are scheduled for maintenance: All work is weather permitting. Litter and debris removal and pothole patching will also occur in various areas as needed. Motorists may call 1-800-FIX-ROAD to report roadway concerns on state routes and interstates.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Crystal Richards stopped the school bus carrying students to dial 911 for help.
Quaker Valley Assistant Superintendent Heidi Ondek presented Crystal Richards with a certificate and a brass bookmark at Tuesday's board meeting to recognize the district bus driver for taking swift action at the scene of a November house fire. Richards appeared reluctant to take any credit for coming to the aid of an Aleppo Township couple whose house was destroyed in the Nov. 17 blaze that killed one of the homeowners. “When I went up the hill, there were already people there,” Richards of Sewickley told the Quaker Valley School Board. High school students, however, told Sewickley Patch it was Richards who stopped to call 911 on her cell phone after her bus carrying students came upon the fire about 3:20 p.m. in the Ferndale Avenue area…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Leetsdale Council appoints new officers; other boards change meeting schedules.
At the start of every new year, government bodies hold annual reorganization meetings to swear-in newly elected members, name board officers, set meeting schedules and conduct other business. Leetsdale's new council moved to make the most changes in 2012. In Tuesday night’s reorganization meeting, Leetsdale Council appointed Joseph McGurk president and Wes James vice president. Council voted to dissolve the administrative positions of manager, senior clerk and junior clerk. Manager Paul Scimio and junior clerk Sandy Bajsec were removed from their positions. Elizabeth Petalino was reinstated as borough secretary and treasurer. She is also in charge of collecting the local service tax. Council also hired a new solicitor, Megan M. Ott of …