Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A school bus carrying Quaker Valley students colides with a car on Little Sewickley Creek Road.
A school bus carrying 16 Quaker Valley middle and high school students was involved in an accident on Little Sewickley Creek Road in Edgeworth. The two-vehicle crash happened around 3 p.m. today when a female driver ended up on the wrong side of the road and her car collided with the bus. Edgeworth police said the bus driver noticed the car, driven by Nancy Carson of Sewickley, edging over the center line. The bus came almost to a complete stop when the car came around and struck the bus, police said. Had the bus driver not stopped, police said the accident could have been more serious. Neither Carson nor the bus driver was injured, police said. Cochran Hose Fire Co. also responded. Quaker Valley spokeswoman Tina Vojtko said no one was …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Some borough offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday. Here is a list of local openings and closings.
Veterans Day is a day the federal government sets aside—Nov. 11 of every year—to honor the service of all U.S. military veterans. This year, Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday. Many offices and organizations will close Monday in observance of Veterans Day, while some will not. CLOSED: OPEN: A ceremony honoring local U.S. military veterans is planned for today at Sewickley Academy starting at noon. Local veterans are invited to attend. (See the calendar listing for more information.)
Thursday, November 8, 2012
How did your neighbors vote compared to neighboring communities in the races for president and U.S. Senate? Check out the totals here.
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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
The short-term, single-lane closures will begin Wednesday, Oct. 31, on Route 65, according to PennDOT.
PennDOT has announced short-term single lane closures on Route 65 will begin Wednesday, Oct. 31, weather permitting. Jim Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman, said restrictions will occur 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through late November from Chestnut Street in Sewickley through Edgeworth and Leetsdale to the Beaver County line. Signal work is planned in various locations. PennDOT advises motorists to allow extra time and expect changing traffic patterns. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on most major roadways before traveling.
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, October 24, 2012
Breast cancer isn't age-specific. Here's how to cope with treatments and augmentations if you are diagnosed earlier in life.
Generally speaking, a woman in Pennsylvania has a one in 125 chance of getting breast cancer, according to this breast cancer statistics chart from komen.org. An American woman in her 30s has a one in 232 chance of getting the disease, and a woman 20 years her senior has a one in 42 probability, according to the website. “Although we aren’t certain, the cause of breast cancer in younger women is likely caused by a genetic predisposition,” says Ann H. Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., the medical oncologist director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. While breast cancer treatment in young women is often effective, the chance of recovery tends to be worse in women under 40. …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Blackburn Road will experience temporary and brief closures Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to accommodate the film starring Channing Tatum.
Another big movie shoot is coming to the Sewickley Valley. “Foxcatcher,” a Hollywood film starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo will begin shooting Monday, Oct. 15 in the Sewickley area, which means local road closings to accommodate the movie shoot. In Sewickley Heights, Blackburn Road will have temporary and brief road closures from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 15; and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 18. Sewickley Heights police officers will be directing traffic during these hours. Woodland Road in Edgeworth and a small portion in Sewickley borough will also experience closures for filming, Sewickley police said. The film is directed by Oscar nominee Bennett Miller, who made “Capote” and “…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Police said one driver was unable to get out of her car after the crash.
A McKees Rocks woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a two-car crash on Route 65 that left her trapped inside her vehicle. Sewickley police reported that Marguerite Bailey was stopped at 9:30 a.m. on McKown Street in Glen Osborne, near the Critmore building, when she attempted to turn left toward Pittsburgh. Her car pulled into the path of Richelle Barrett's northbound car before the two collided. Police said Barrett of Pittsburgh hit the brakes right before the impact. "If (Barrett) had been going any faster, it would have killed (Bailey)," said Sewickley police Patrolman Frank Lesniak. Bailey had to be rescued from her vehicle and was transported to Heritage Valley Sewickley for an evaluation, police said. Her injuries…
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 …