Friday, May 10, 2013
Daniela Sauro Helkowski is one of four candidates running for two seats in Region 1, which represents Leetsdale, Bell Acres and Leet Township.
Daniela Sauro Helkowski of Quaker Heights, Leet Township, is a lifetime resident of the Quaker Valley community. After graduating from Quaker Valley High School, she went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and an education certification from Slippery Rock University. Besides working part-time at her husband’s Allstate Insurance office in Sewickley, she is primarily a stay-at-home mom. She is also a CCD teacher at St. James Parish, a member of the Osborne Home & School Association, chair of the Book Fair, homeroom parent, basketball coach, and a board member of the Quaker Valley Midget Football Association. She and her husband, Dan, have three daughters. Here is Sauro Helkowski's statement announcing the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
David Weicht is one of four candidates running for two seats in Region 1, which represents Leetsdale, Bell Acres and Leet Township.
David Weicht, 45, of Leet Township, has been a Quaker Valley School District resident since 1999. He has a degree in psychology from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Weicht is an attorney and a partner with the law firm of Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl. He and his wife, CJ, have four children in Quaker Valley schools. Ryan, 13, and Julia, 13, are both in seventh grade; Natalie, 11, is in sixth grade; and Eric, 8, is in second grade. This is Weicht's first time running for office. Weicht said he's excited about the opportunity to serve the community on the school board. Here is Weicht's statement announcing the reasons for his candidacy: "I have lived in the Quaker Valley School District since…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
P. Richard Warburton is one of four candidates running for two seats in Region 1, which represents Leetsdale, Bell Acres and Leet Township.
P. Richard Warburton, 48, has lived in Leet Township since 2007. His family moved from Moon, in large part, to be in the Quaker Valley School District. Warburton has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southampton (UK) and a law degree (J.D.) from Duquesne University. He is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and General Counsel for ChemDAQ Inc., a manufacturer of gas detection monitors for workplace safety in Robinson Township. This is Warburton's first time running for any public office and he is running on a platform of "Quality Education with Fiscal Responsibility." He and his wife Jenny have two children attending Quaker Valley, their son Andrew, who is in the 10th grade and their daughter Lia, who is in sixth grade. Here is …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The trampoline park, open to all ages, shapes and sizes, infuses family fun with fitness.
A new indoor trampoline park in the Leetsdale Industrial Park is set to offer guests a high-flyin' experience starting on Wednesday. When Sky Zone opens the doors to 740 Brickworks Drive, visitors will find a seemingly endless sea of wall-to-wall trampoline courts under high ceilings. Joel Karg, general manager, said Sky Zone has five trampoline courts, including the main 5,000-square-foot court, two dodgeball courts, a Sky Slam court with two basketball rims and a three-lane foam pit. "It’s a wonderful place to kind of come in the door, leave your worries and cares at the door and get rid of the stresses of life for an hour or so," Karg said. Guests of all ages, shapes and sizes can bounce and leap with "open jump," opt for a friendly "…
Jonathan Kuzma is one of four candidates running for two seats in Region 1, which represents Leetsdale, Bell Acres and Leet Township.
Jonathan Kuzma, 30, of Victory Lane in Leetsdale, is a 2001 graduate of Quaker Valley High School. He attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Economics and History. After college, Kuzma began working as a researcher and later as a real estate appraiser for Integra Realty Resources in Pittsburgh, which is a commercial valuation and consulting firm. Kuzma grew up in Leet and has extended family in the district, including his parents Greg and Cindy, sisters Emily and Marissa, grandparents Eugene and Lilian, and an aunt, uncle and their three children. Kuzma provided a statement announcing the reasons for his candidacy: "While I was a student, I had the opportunity to apply to …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Officers from several local departments, including Sewickley, Leetsdale and Edgeworth, will take part in the operations.
The West Hills DUI Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and/or roving DUI patrols during the weekend of May 3 through 5. The task force includes officers from Sewickley, Leetsdale and Edgeworth. Officers from Avalon, Bellevue and Carnegie boroughs; and Robinson, Crescent, Moon, Findlay, Kennedy, North Fayette, Ohio and Stowe townships will also be taking part in these operations. In April, the task force made eight arrests for driving under the influence and other charges—and issued 15 citations and 43 warnings. Want to know how much alcohol you can consume safely? Click here. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Neighbors report an odd smell coming from inside a Broad Street garage.
An Allegheny County Hazardous Materials team was summoned Tuesday night to Leetsdale to investigate a mysterious smell coming from a neighborhood garage. Leetsdale Fire Chief Ernie Logan said the odor turned out to be an acid spill in the stand-alone garage at 169 Broad St. The spill was contained to the building and the owner, Bob Kunsak of Moon Township, is now responsible for hiring a hazardous materials team to clean up the remaining spill. Neighbors first smelled the odor in the area of 169 Broad St. and alerted the borough fire chief, who then notified the police. Authorities responded around 8 p.m. and determined a chemical-like smell was coming from inside an old brick garage near Mohawk Alley, where vehicles and materials are …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Here's how you can get involved in the community.
In honor of Earth Day, various organizations are sponsoring events and activities in the community. Here's how you can get involved: Leetsdale Borough Leetsdale will host its cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. Gloves and bags will be provided. Meet at the Leetsdale Borough building. Moon Township Moon Township will host a litter cleanup from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Meet at the Moon Township Municipal Building. Findlay Township Findlay Township and North Fayette Township will host "Community Clean Up" from 9 to noon Saturday, April 20. The event begins at the Findlay Township Activity Center's lower level, 310 Main Street Imperial. For more information, or to volunteer yourself or your group, contact Darlene …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Police also cited two people for underage drinking during the five-hour DUI roving patrol on April 12.
The West Hills DUI Task Force made eight arrests on a variety of charges—and issued 15 citations and 43 warnings—while conducting a DUI roving patrol from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. on April 12-13. According to Moon Township Police Sgt. Douglas Ogden, the West Hills DUI Task Force program coordinator: Eight officers took part in the operation. The officers were from Edgeworth, Leetsdale, Sewickley, Avalon and Coraopolis boroughs; and Moon, Kennedy and Ohio townships. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
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.