Monday, April 22, 2013
Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property lists schools, businesses and police/fire groups with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents (read below to find out how to search for yourself or a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's website …
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.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Borough and district officials gathered Friday morning for a ribbon cutting outside the Quaker Valley Middle School, which reopened Monday after undergoing a $26.5 million renovation.
Quaker Valley and Sewickley officials, along with middle school students, gathered outside the middle school on Friday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, welcoming the reopening of the renovated school. Prior to the ribbon cutting, students who are members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts raised the flag at the pole outside the main entrance on Harbaugh Street. The school reopened on Monday after undergoing a $26.5 million renovation. Middle school students in grades six to eight attended classes in other buildings during the construction phase of the project. Superintendent Joseph Clapper called the work a team effort, and thanked everyone from school board members to borough and project leaders. The district plans an Open House …
The Sewickley non-profit thanks those who participated in the holiday and gift programs.
Friday, January 11
The Union Aid Society is grateful to the Quaker Valley community for generously supporting the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Food and Gift programs. Due to the continuing downturn in the economy, families new to need participated this year. The very successful gift card distribution made it possible for your neighbors to purchase items needed for holiday meals and presents for their children. We also want to thank those local merchants and organizations (Starbucks, Crazy Mocha, The Ultimate Pastry Shop, Safran’s, Sewickley Public Library and the Sewickley YMCA), who displayed the trees and participating churches (St. James Church and the Presbyterian Church of Sewickley) as well as the Sewickley Herald and the Sewickley Patch for …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The new and improved Quaker Valley Middle School has reopen for classes to students in grades 6 through 8 after undergoing a $26.5 million renovation.
For the most part, Monday was business as usual for Quaker Valley Middle School students and staff--except that this wasn't your typical first day back to class. The new and improved Quaker Valley Middle School reopened for classes Monday to students in grades 6 through 8 after undergoing a $26.5 million renovation. Middle school principal Sean Aiken said the school day, including arrival and dismissal, went “very well” with the new walkway and new traffic patterns on Harbaugh Street. He estimated about 98 percent of parents followed the correct driving patterns. “We really increased our walking and car riding population over here in Sewickley. We see a lot of kids walking and getting dropped off. It went smoothly,” he said. Sewickley …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten ahold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here!
Hi friends! I'm the Patch Elf on the Shelf. Call me Patchy. I've heard about more of my friends hanging around the area lately, and I wondered what they were up to. Could their families post pictures here on Patch to show me? I'd love to catch up with them. We all go back to Santa on Christmas Eve, but in the meantime, we'll be watching you! Cheers, Patchy the Elf "Like" us on Facebook | Follow us Twitter | Get "Patched" in with our newsletter | Start a blog
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Work related to the regional sewer interconnect project is underway.
Glen Mitchell Road, near Osborne Elementary School, is closed to all traffic today, Nov. 7, including school buses in Glen Osborne. Waterline work on for the Glen Osborne sewer interconnect project was completed Monday night. Today's work is related to the sewer project. Sewickley Police Chief Jim Ersher said the road is expected to remain closed for one day, enough time for the necessary work to be completed.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building.
Sewickley's Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing tonight to consider an appeal from the Presbyterian Church, Sewickley regarding plans involving the pink house property. Michael Parrish, attorney representing the church, filed an appeal to the zoning officer's decision last month, also requesting relief from the borough ordinance. The hearing begins at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building. Church officials are hoping to proceed with plans to unify two residential-zoned lots between Beaver and Thorn streets for the purpose of either renovating the pink house at 202 Beaver St. or building a new youth center at the site, according to a notice of appeal. Nancy Watts, zoning and code enforcement officer, said the youth center and …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The weekend work was postponed two weeks ago due to Sewickley's annual Harvest Festival.
Work to improve the approach between Route 65 and the Sewickley Bridge is scheduled to occur this weekend in Sewickley, according to PennDOT. Weather permitting, the work will run 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. PennDOT postponed the work originally scheduled two weekends ago in order to accommodate the annual Harvest Festival in Sewickley. Jim Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman, said crews will be removing and replacingconcrete, and milling and paving the roadway between the bridge and Route 65, also known as Ohio River Boulevard. Motorists can expect single-lane, alternating traffic on the bridge approach with traffic shifted to one side of the roadway. A single-lane closure will also occur on northbound Route 65 on Saturday and Sunday …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thorn-Walnut Management, LLC is proposing a mixed-use of office buildings, specialty retail, a parking garage and possibly housing in the heart of Sewickley.
Demolition crews have already begun razing the former Ascot Motor buildings near the corner of Walnut and Thorn streets to make way for new development. Peter Friday, president of Forbes Trail Development Co., and the project manager, tracked the sale of the Ascot Motor property for three years. The property in the heart of Sewickley had been on and off the market for years before First Commonwealth Bank acquired the lots in a sherriff's sale earlier this year. Friday's company, Thorn-Walnut Management, LLC, purchased the properties in June from the bank. “I cannot think of anything more exciting from a real estate development perspective,” Friday said in a news release. “This has all of the elements required in pursuing a project -- …