Friday, January 4, 2013
The Republican congressman from Sewickley was one of 82 freshman House members and 12 new senators who were sworn in on the festive day.
Congressman Keith Rothfus was officially sworn in Thursday, Jan. 3 as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the new 12th congressional district. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio presided over the ceremony, which included Rothfus of Sewickley, his wife Elsie and their six children. The 113th U.S. Congress convened at noon Thursday, ushering in 82 freshman House members and 12 new senators. Boehner welcomed the freshmen lawmakers after being re-elected to a second term as speaker. Rothfus, a Republican, was elected in November after defeating incumbent Democrat Mark Critz of Johnstown. Critz defeated former U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire in the Democratic primary after redistricting combined much of Altmire's former 4th …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Council is working to demolish a boarded-up, vacant home at Pine Manor.
Bell Acres Council is one step closer to tearing down a blighted house at Pine Manor. Council approved a $6,800 contract Monday night with A.W. McNabb LLC to demolish 105 Pine Manor. The Burgettstown-based company offered the lower of two bids, with the other coming in at $9,700. Bell Acres received grant funding from the Quaker Valley Council of Governments to move forward with the demolition of the boarded-up two-story house. The structure sits off Camp Meeting Road at the entrance of Pine Manor, a private roadway in Bell Acres. Council Vice President David Renfrew said the property has been “an eyesore for the borough” for years. Once demolished, he hopes Bell Acres is able to get the title cleared so the property isn’t a complete loss …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Nell "Mrs. D" D'Augostino of Sewickley greets Santa, a.k.a Bob Dunn, Friday outside his home decorated with 20,000 lights and numerous figurines on Maplewood Avenue in Ambridge. Dunn has decorated his house every year for 20 years and the last four years