Thursday, February 21, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of Friday.
Expect freezing rain and ice accumulations of about a 10th of an inch Friday. That's the word from the National Weather Service in Moon, which issued a winter weather advisory that will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The freezing rain is expected to begin between 6 and 8 a.m. and end between 1 and 3 p.m. The National Weather Service warns of hazardous travel conditions because of ice-covered roads. Winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph are also forecast. A winter weather advisory means freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. -- Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
It is "highly likely" that the man has manufactured fake cash, according to law enforcement.
An Aleppo Township man has been charged with purchasing a laptop with counterfeit money in Moon Township, then attempting to return the device to a local store for cash. Craig Anthony Moore, 28, of Rhodes Avenue, was arrested Feb. 19 at the Super Kmart on Market Place Boulevard, after store employees contacted police and said a man who purchased a laptop with counterfeit money was attempting to return it in exchange for money. Moore is believed to have bought the Acer laptop, valued at $350, on an earlier date at the Kmart location off Beaver Grade Road, according to police. Moon Township police have charged Moore with theft by deception, receiving stolen property, forgery and driving with a suspended license. A Secret Service …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Cecil-based Consol Energy receives approval to begin Marcellus shale gas drilling on airport land.
Allegheny County Council has approved an ordinance authorizing the lease of more than 9,000 acres of land surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport for Marcellus shale gas extraction. Council members approved the ordinance earlier this evening. Much of the land in question is located in Moon and Findlay townships. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports the measure was approved in a 9-to-4 vote with one abstention. The lease will enable drilling to take place on county-owned land for the extraction of "oil, gas, natural gas liquids, and other materials," according to a statement from the county. With the ordinance, the Allegheny County Airport Authority has entered into a 20-year agreement with Cecil-based energy provider Consol …
Maxime's Mediterranean opens on Beaver Grade Road.
Moon Township's newest eatery offers a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired menu. Maxime's Mediterranean, which offers take-out and catering, opened its doors in January at 937 Beaver Grade Road. Owner Elie Flouty, of Moon Township, said the restaurant features a variety of Middle Eastern and Greek-staples, such as gyros, falafels, kibbeh and humas with pita bread. Specials will be offered daily. The restaurant also offers up pastries and baklava. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. -- "Like" us on Facebook | Follow us Twitter Check out more of today's top headlines
Friday, January 25, 2013
The former daycare owner, who was charged in 2012 with possessing child porn following an investigation in Moon Township, is arrested in Washington County.
Pamela Smallis, a former Moon Township woman who faces trial on drug and child pornography charges, has turned herself in to police in connection to a $10,000 theft from a Washington County Walmart. South Strabane Township Police have charged Smallis, 49, with retail theft and conspiracy, according to court records. She was released from Washington County Jail Wednesday on $10,000 bail. Smallis is accused of stealing nine iPads and 23 iPods in the early morning hours of Jan. 7 from the Walmart location in South Strabane, according to the Observer-Reporter. The items were valued at nearly $10,000. Jeremy Stover, 24, and Olivia Domenick, 21, both of Coraopolis, are also charged in the theft. The trio is seen on surveillance video in the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Beaver Grade Road restaurant goes out of business at the end of the week.
Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Moon Township will close its doors on Sunday after 22 years in business. Assistant manager Michael Hertzer Jr. said the Beaver Grade Road location will close at 9 p.m. Jan. 20. The restaurant will operate at normal hours for the remainder of this week. The chain eatery opened its Moon Township location in 1991, Hertzer said. He said he was unsure of the reason behind the closure, but said no other Hoss’s location is slated to close. Hoss’s corporate office could not be reached for comment. The business operates 36 dining locations in Pennsylvania and Virginia. The property has not yet been placed for sale. Hertzer said 40 employees at the Moon Township location will be laid off with the closure, but the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Staff members at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Moon Township called police when a woman came to the front desk and said her boyfriend held a gun to her head during a fight.
A New Year's Day domestic fight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Moon Township lead to a couple's arrest on drug charges, police said. Staff members at the Thorn Run Road hotel called police when a woman, later identified as 19-year-old Phalonda Pollard, of Pittsburgh, came to the front desk and said her boyfriend held a gun to her head during a fight in their hotel room. After police arrived, Pollard warned officers that her boyfriend, 20-year-old William Richard Jackson Bosley, of Penn Hills, was armed and could be coming to the lobby. When Bosley came to the lobby, police found no weapons on him. Pollard then recanted her story, claiming she "made up the story about the gun," according to a complaint filed by Officer James Kazmierczak. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Matt Smith was at the state Capitol in Harrisburg for the unusual New Year’s Day swearing-in ceremony to become the new state senator of the 37th District.
Matt Smith’s New Year's Day celebration got off to a good start Tuesday afternoon when he was sworn in as the area’s new state senator. Smith, who previously was a three-term state representative for most of the South Hills, was at the state Capitol in Harrisburg with friends and family for the unusual New Year’s Day swearing-in ceremony. The Mt. Lebanon Democrat takes over the 37th state Senate seat vacated by the retirement of John Pippy, a Republican from Moon Township. Smith defeated D. Raja, a Republican from Mt. Lebanon, in the November election to win the senate seat. The territory includes Sewickley-area communities. “It has been an amazing and humbling journey to arrive at this moment,” Smith said in a statement. “I am thankful to…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Lawmakers are again working to stave off a closure of the Moon Township air reserve station.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has endorsed efforts to prevent the Moon-based 911th Airlift Wing from closing down. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-CA, today urged Air Force officials to halt efforts to close the air wing as a cost-cutting measure. According to a statement from McKeon: Installations like the Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station have been vital to supporting our men and women deployed in harms way. New concepts in warfare have made our soldiers on the ground more dependent than ever on airlift assets like Pittsburgh's C-130s. The Air Force didn't take those missions into account when they offered their plans to cut inventory earlier this year. Congress has directed them to correct that error and fully appreciate the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Moon Plaza grocery store will soon expand its offerings, now that it's obtained a license permitting limited liquor sales.
Giant Eagle plans to expand its Moon Township location with a cafe that will include beer and wine on the menu. The Moon Township Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved a restaurant liquor license for the University Boulevard store, said Moon communications director Alexis Sargeant. In addition to the cafe, which will feature indoor and outdoor seating, the grocery chain will expand the store's prepared foods, deli and bakery sections. Sargeant said the expansion will add 50 new jobs to the Moon Township location. The cafe's menu will feature premium and craft beers alongside other food items. "There will be a two-beer limit per person," Sargeant said of cafe. "It will be more like how the (Robinson Township) Market District is…