Friday, April 5, 2013
The indoor trampoline park will be located at the Leetsdale Industrial Park.
Sky Zone, an indoor game and trampoline park, will open its doors on May 1, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The facility will house trampolines, where visitors can play volleyball, basketball or dodgeball on more than 12,000 square-feet of trampoline space, according to the newspaper. Sky Zone Leetsdale, one of 33 such facilities around the country, will be located in the Leetsdale Industrial Park. Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Allegheny League of Municipalities, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald designate 21 municipalities as 2013 Banner Communities.
Sewickley and Leetsdale boroughs and Ohio Township are being recognized as three of nearly two dozen "banner communities" throughout Western Pennsylvania. The Allegheny League of Municipalities and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald recently announced 21 communities that received the special designation. Leetsdale Mayor Pete Poninsky, chairman of ALOM, said the communities chosen have a significant amount of intergovernmental cooperation efforts in place, as well as community activities, and mentoring and educational programs taking place. Obtaining the "Banner Community" status indicates that a community uses best practices in all aspects of operations and governs in an inclusive, collaborative manner, according to a news release…
Paul was born in Sewickley and graduated from Leetsdale High School.
Thursday, April 4
Paul L. Walls, 87, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 31, 2013, at Omni-Manor in Youngstown, OH. Paul was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Sewickley, the son of Paul L. and Vera Smith Walls. He graduated from Leetsdale High School. He worked at National Electric during World War II and attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, majoring in engineering. He later attended Nyack College in Nyack, NY, graduating with a bachelor's degree in music. Traveling with the college choir as their tenor soloist, he also sang weekends with a quartet. Paul loved sports and played baseball and basketball with his college. On Aug. 12, 1949, he married Gladys Brandfass Walls. They loved and raised three children, Sheryl (James) Diyorio of Austintown, Paul (Deborah) of…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Times reports one driver fell asleep at the wheel, triggering the crash.
Three people were taken by ambulance to local hospitals after a rear-end collision Tuesday morning on Route 65 in Leetsdale. According to the Times, the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. after the driver of car, whom police did not identify, fell asleep at the wheel; his car struck a pickup at full speed.
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants with a 15143 and 15056 area code, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hop on over to one of these local egg hunts.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Check out our complete listing of fish fry dinners in the Sewickley area, along with menus, times and prices.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Some of the reductions went into effect on Wednesday.
Giant Eagle said Wednesday its delivering more than $70 million in annual customer savings by lowering prices on more than 3,000 grocery items about 15 percent, according to WPXI. The majority of lower everyday prices went in effect Wednesday, with the remaining reductions taking place by April 11. The lowered everyday prices are on a variety of national and Giant Eagle brand dairy, frozen food and processed meat products, as well as grocery items such as cereal, yogurt, condiments, pastas, boxed dinners, canned vegetables, and paper and laundry products. Some of the items include Cheerios, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Cool Whip, and more, according to KDKA. Giant Eagle customers can identify the savings with yellow “…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
One former councilman from Leetsdale is temporarily banned from holding public office following a state finding of nepotism.
The Pennsylvania Ethics Commission has ruled that former members of the Leetsdale borough council used their positions to gain employment for family members. One councilman hired his wife to an administrative job in the borough, while another tapped his son to perform computer services. The ethics commission found that former councilman Michael Bajsec Jr., who served from 2010 to 2011, took part in proceedings that resulted in his wife Sandra being hired into a full-time position with the borough. Sandra Bajsec was hired by the borough on July 15, 2010 as an administrative assistant. Her hiring was not included on a meeting agenda. She had no prior experience in local government and had not worked in more than a decade, according to the…
Hop on over to these upcoming Easter events.
Several Easter events are planned in the Sewickley area this month, including a basket hunt, Easter bunny breakfasts and a swimming Eggs-travaganza. Sewickley Hills Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt When/Where: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Sewickley Hills Municipal Building, 349 Magee Road. Children of all ages can enjoy breakfast, crafts, games and an egg hunt at the seventh annual event. Bags will be provided for the egg hunt, no baskets please. Be sure to bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Admission: $5 for adults (or $6 for adults who don't pre-register) and $3 for children 12 and under. Pre-register by Wednesday, March 20, by calling 412-741-4891 or email email@example.com. St. James …