Thursday, April 25, 2013
Three dogs were exposed to raccoons that tested positive for rabies.
Two raccoons have tested positive for rabies in the Sewickley Valley, according to the Allegheny County Health Department. Guillermo Cole, health department spokesman, said the raccoons were recently tested after one fought with a dog in the Park Lane area of Glen Osborne. The other was killed by a pair of dogs in a yard on Redgate Road in Aleppo. No humans were exposed, and Cole said all three dogs were up to date on their rabies vaccines. The dogs are being quarantined to their homes and observed for three months as a precaution, he said. "These incidents are a reminder to pet owners," Cole said, "to make sure their pets rabies shots are up to date." The two raccoons are the fourth and fifth incidents of rabid animals reported in …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Ohio Township police said 86-year-old Fred Degroot's vehicle sideswiped a Catepillar construction vehicle.
An 86-year-old Sewickley man was transported to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital Monday after his car sideswiped a construction vehicle in Aleppo Township. Ohio Township police reported that the driver, Fred Degroot Jr., 86, of Sewickley, suffered minor injuries in the crash. The crash happened shortly before 9 a.m. while Degroot's car traveled down the 900 block of Glen Mitchell Road in Aleppo. Police said a man operating a Catepillar pavement roller was also going down the road, traveling halfway on the berm and the road. Police said the roller did not have any lights on making it hard for Degroot to see it in the rainy conditions. Degroot's car sideswiped the roller and forced it into a hillside. The operator, whom police did not …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
It's Election Day! Don't forget to get out there and vote.
Your vote counts! No matter what your political affiliation is, don’t forget to get out there today. We’ll see you at the polls! Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting locations: Haysville (not handicapped accessible)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Read all of the Hurricane Sandy updates on how the storm affected the Sewickley area and the commonwealth.
The Pittsburgh area braced for high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding through Tuesday morning, and thankfully the end result wasn't so bad. Sewickley Patch brought continuous coverage of the storm and how it affected local schools, trick-or-treat times, local businesses and traffic on local roads. Below are links to all of the stories related to Hurricane Sandy and its impact on Western Pennsylvania. If you have any information or photos to share, upload them to this story or write in the comments section. The National Weather Service has lifted a flood warning for Allegheny County and surrounding areas. The warning, which went into effect at 6 p.m. Monday, included Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Greene, Indiana, …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Officials from Sewickley, Aleppo Township and Glen Osborne toss the dirt at a sewage interconnect groundbreaking ceremony.
Officials from three communities gathered Tuesday in Glen Osborne for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Sewer Interconnect Project. With shovels in hand, leaders from Sewickley, Aleppo and Glen Osborne turned the dirt to officially kick off the construction. Sewickley Manager Kevin Flannery said the $4.4 million construction project has taken years of planning to get to this point. Once complete, sewage will run from Aleppo and Glen Osborne to the treatment plant in Sewickley. "It's a little regional sewage system that services all of the area and it's been eight years in the making," Flannery said. Some of the obstacles involved included obtaining easement agreements from residents whose properties will be used during construction. The…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Here are three local projects which may impact your travel plans.
Motorists should expect traffic pattern changes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on Route 65 in Emsworth as crews work on concrete patching, milling and paving, improving drainage and adjusting manholes in the passing lanes. Single-lane traffic in each direction will be shifted from the passing left lanes to the right travel lanes between Camp Horne Road and Terrace Drive. One lane of traffic in each direction using the travel lanes will continue around-the-clock through late August. The work is part of an overall $5.1 million, 4.5-mile project on Route 65 that includes milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curbing, signs, signals, structure repairs and other improvements in Emsworth, Sewickley, Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Ambridge. The prime …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Township commissioners voted Monday following another public hearing.
Commissioners in Aleppo Township held a final public hearing Monday night on proposed zoning changes before taking a vote to approve the new ordinance. The proposal passed in a 4-0 vote, with Edward Beaman, Joanne Schollaert, Rodney Gartner and Clayton Steup all voting yes. Commissioners President Linda Vescio was absent. The hearing involving the comprehensive plan represented the fourth in the township since last year in which one hearing was continued. Zoning plans were criticized by some residents who were particularly concerned about a section of land known as Weber's Corner near the corner of Weber Road and Glen Mitchell Road. "As a result of comments we received from members of the community at our hearings, the board sent the …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Aleppo Fire Chief Bill Davis said no one is injured in the blaze.
The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of an early-morning fire Sunday that destroyed a one-story residence in Aleppo Township. Aleppo Fire Chief Bill Davis said the fire at 313 Sewickley Ridge Drive is believed to have been caused by a fireplace, but the investigation continues. Firefighters responded at 3:30 a.m. to the home in Sewickley Heights Manor and arrived to find the entire attic space and roof fully engulfed in flames. The fire could be seen from miles away, with flames shooting 25 to 30 feet above the house, Davis said. “When I got here the whole roof was completely on fire, but the first floor, I could see right in the front door. There was no smoke, no fire or anything on the first floor,” Davis said. …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Their experience on the home-buyer reality show will air at 8 p.m. Tuesday on HGTV.
Some first-time home buyers have it easy. They find the perfect home, it passes an inspection, and they purchase the place. Others, among them Erik and Caley Svensson, go through a much more complicated process. Their experience will play out at 8 p.m. Tuesday in front of millions of viewers on a segment of My First Place — the HGTV series documenting the adventures of first-time home buyers. The episode titled “Farmhouse Delivers Country Charm and Inspection Woe" follows the Aleppo Township couple on their quest last year to find the perfect home. Caley, who teaches at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside, wanted a farmhouse with a barn for her horse, Emma. Erik wanted enough room for their bulldog, Huxley, to run and play, and to …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A second public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.
A standing-room-only crowd attended the Aleppo Township Commissioners meeting Monday night looking for answers on proposed changes to the township's zoning ordinance and a section of land known as Weber's Corner. Plans to adopt the zoning ordinance and the Weber’s Corner Village District, a section of acreage that borders Glen Mitchell and Weber roads, were on the evening's agenda. But after a 30-minute executive session, commissioners announced that a vote would not be taken. Instead, action on the proposals was tabled to provide more time for public comment. "I was not available at the last public hearing and Commissioner [Clayton] Steup hasn't been around, so in order for us to understand where our citizens are coming from, we feel that…