Thursday, April 11, 2013
Congress isn't allowing the change.
The U.S. Postal Service's plan to cut Saturday mail service is delayed, including the post offices in Sewickley and Leetsdale. The Board of Governors of the agency stated that Congress passed a spending bill that continues to prohibit the reduction of delivery days. "Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the board will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule," the board stated. Saturday mail service was set to be cut on Aug. 5. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Air Force officials could make a decision this week, according to reports.
The Pentagon and federal lawmakers will make a "final decision" tomorrow about the 911th Airlift Wing's often uncertain future, the Post-Gazette reports. Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said a decision will be announced sometime Wednesday, but said she could not further discuss the matter. The announcement will come after more than a year of threats, and delays, to shutter the Moon Township-based air wing. The U.S. Air Force has again taken initial steps toward closing the airlift wing after March 2013—after the expiration of a law put in place to delay a closure. Military officials said closing the 911th, which employs 1,100 military and 300 civilian personnel, would save $350 million. All personnel positions on the base would be …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Residents experiencing delays should expect garbage to be picked up soon.
Sewickley residents who are waiting for garbage pickup will be serviced soon, according to company and borough officials. Lori Casa, spokeswoman for Waste Management, said collection services have been delayed in various service areas, including parts of Western Pennsylvania. Sewickley contracts with Waste Management. "In some cases it's due to severe weather conditions or the holiday," Casa said. Landfills in Washington County closed because of the snow, causing everything to run behind schedule, according to borough officials. Any trash that hasn't been picked up, will be hauled soon and the schedule will be as normal again on Monday, Jan. 7, officials said. -- Like Sewickley Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The senator's attorney requests a two-month delay for the May 21 sentencing.
Convicted in March of using state-paid staff to do political work, Sen. Jane C. Orie, R-McCandless, has asked for a two-month delay in her sentencing, which is scheduled for May 21, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Even if the judge does grant her a delay, she still plans to resign from her position, according to the article. In a court filing earlier this week, Orie’s attorney, William Costopoulos, asked an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge to postpone sentencing so he could have more time to prepare Orie’s defense and to collect witnesses, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The judge is not expected to make a decision on the motion until at least next week, the Post-Gazette said. The Trib reports Mike Manko, spokesman for …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
While the field might not be ready when the spring sports season opens in mid-March, the Quaker Valley Recreation Association says it fully expects to play host to ball games this spring on the Bell Acres field.
The Quakers haven’t had a home baseball field for the past couple of seasons, and there is a possibility that weather-caused construction delays might hold them up further. Joseph Marrone, administrative liaison, informed the school board on Jan. 17 that alternative locations are being sought for baseball games in the event that Esmark Field in Bell Acres is not ready when the season starts in March. “I hope we’re going to play, if (the weather) cooperates,” Marrone, district representative for the QVRA board, told school directors. Members of the Quaker Valley Recreation Association released a statement Wednesday assuring local parents that it is working to prepare the ball fields for the upcoming high school baseball season. Tim Feld, …