Thursday, December 13, 2012
Police said Bellevue resident Richard Moore, also known as Charles Smith, failed to return to Gateway Braddock Community Corrections.
Pennsylvania State Police are looking for an inmate who failed to return Wednesday to Gateway Braddock Community Corrections after receiving an authorized pass to the PennDOT and Department of Welfare offices. State police said Richard Moore, 42, of 245 North Balph Ave., Apartment 2, Bellevue, also known as "Charles Smith," is currently serving time for fleeing or attempting to elude officers. Police said Moore has an extensive criminal history that includes making terroristic threats, assault, and reckless endangerment. State police have a warrant for escape out for Moore. He is described as 6 foot 2, and weighing 200 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to please contact state police at 412-787-2000.
Friday, September 21, 2012
The first of the job fairs is Saturday, Sept. 22.
Giant Eagle will host two job fairs on Saturday, Sept. 22 and 29 at the Holiday Inn, 4859 McKnight Road, to fill a combined 550 positions in the northern suburbs of Allegheny County. The grocery store chain is looking for employees for the future Valu King on McKnight Road, the Giant Eagle stores in Shaler, Bellevue, Ross Township, and Fox Chapel, and GetGo locations in Cranberry and Ross Township. Positions include management, food preparation, grocery, meat cutters, deli, bakery, clerks and cashiers. No appointment is necessary. Applicants may simply attend the job fair between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Interested persons can also apply in advance online at Careers.GiantEagle.com and Valu-King.com/careers. Keeping up with news in the …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Police said the Crafton man is awaiting arraignment in Allegheny County Jail.
UPDATE: Allegheny County Police have identified the suspect involved in an early morning police chase that started Tuesday on Route 65 in Avalon. Police said Jonathan Schaeffer, 23, of Crafton, has been charged with firearms violations, fleeing police, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and careless driving. Schaeffer is currently in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment. According to Allegheny County Police, at about 3:40 a.m., the Avalon police department was dispatched to the BP gas station on Ohio River Boulevard to investigate a suspicious person. When they arrived, police said the officers found a male in a car next to a gas pump. The officers approached him and as they were talking to him he started…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Hundreds flocked to a cook out Thursday in Bellevue to protest the borough's ban on grilling near homes and buildings.
Charlene Kinyanjui had no idea a protest on Bellevue's grilling ban was even happening in her town Thursday until she saw the large cook-out gathered in the streets outside the borough building. She was one of hundreds who attended the “Grill-abration,” the name given to Thursday's demonstration opposing a Bellevue ordinance that contains language preventing grilling within 5-feet of a residence, porch or combustible materials, for safety reasons. “I think it’s taking away some of our rights,” Kinyanjui, 58, complained. Bellevue Mayor George Doscher said he vetoed the law, but council overrode his veto 6-3 last week. For many residents whose homes are built close together, it means no cook-outs unless citizens obtain one-time open burning…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The health department plans to update the community on the status of $114,000 in fines.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Representatives of the Allegheny County Health Department’s (ACHD) Air Quality Division will attend a community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in Bellevue regarding a Neville Island coke works plant. Attendees will receive an update on the current enforcement action against Shenango, Inc., an industry on Neville Island that in August was fined $114,000 for air pollution violations. The fine was issued in response to 114 violations since the beginning of 2011. The meeting will take place in the Bellevue Borough Building, 537 Bayne Ave. and was organized to address the concerns of residents living near Neville Island. Local community members are concerned about the impact the pollution from Shenango, Inc. is having on their health, and the health…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Coder enters the legislative race for the Republican nomination with Pittsburgh Steeler legend Rocky Bleier as the chairman of her campaign.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Kathleen Coder announced her candidacy Monday for the Republican nomination to the Pennsylvania State House, 16th Legislative District. “We don’t need more career politicians in Harrisburg,” Coder of Bellevue said in a press release. “We need real people who want to serve and do something to make a difference.” Coder enters the legislative race for the Republican nomination with Jeremy Angus of Harmony Township, who announced his candidacy in January. Both are vying for the seat currently held by State Rep. Rob Matzie, D, Ambridge. The 16th District in Allegheny County includes Crescent, Leet and Ross townships, Bell Acres, Bellevue, Franklin Park, and Leetsdale, along with Ambridge, Baden, Aliquippa, Economy, Harmony and Conway in Beaver …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Motorists are advised to use caution and be prepared for changing traffic patterns in Bellevue.
Route 65 commuters be prepared. PennDOT is planning a few days of single-lane closures come next week. According to PennDOT, single lanes will occur Monday, Dec. 5 through Wednesday, Dec. 7 on Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) in the area of the bridge over Fremont Street in Bellevue, weather permitting. Single, right-lane closures will occur in each direction (only one direction at a time) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day between West Bellevue Road and Spring Avenue. PennDOT reports the lane closures are necessary as crews from SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. conduct routine inspection activities on the bridge. Motorists are advised to use caution and be prepared for changing traffic patterns.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
BeanThru opens Dec. 5 with an array of offerings, from lattes, mochas and macchiatos to a house-blend coffee brewed specifically for customers.
Morning coffee is a ritual for some and BeanThru expects to cater to those connoisseurs of fine coffee when it opens on Monday, Dec. 5. Joy Jenny and Joe Rostan have been working for quite some time to open their drive-thru-only cafe at 4221 Ohio River Blvd., or Route 65, the location formerly operated as Mocha Mountain. Originally planning to open on the inbound side of Route 51 in Brentwood, BeanThru switched gears and opted to purchase the Mocha Mountain location in Bellevue when it was put up for sale earlier this year. “Going with the already built turnkey operation offered us a shorter turnover time than what we were looking at in Brentwood,” said Rostan, 36, of Avalon. “Much of the preliminary work was already done for us, such as…
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Searchers who began walking roads and wooded areas about 11 a.m. looked for a purple Cricket phone case with flowers, a black cloth purse with white skulls and a pair of glasses with pink speckles.
About 75 people gathered at the Brighton Road Giant Eagle Saturday morning to help in the search for Jamie Nichole Peterson, a Ross Township mother who has been missing for two weeks. Peterson, 30, hasn't been seen by friends or family since Monday, Sept. 26. Her mother, Darlene Peterson, reported her missing after her children, a 9-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl, returned home from school and couldn't find her. Searchers began walking roads and wooded areas about 11 a.m. roughly between Route 65 and Perry Highway — narrowing in on the borough of Bellevue and the Seville neighborhood of Ross Township. They worked in groups of two and four. The family asked searchers to look in particular for a purple Cricket phone case with flowers, a …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Clean Water Action members call on Allegheny County executive to honor a pledge and improve air quality in the county.
Some Ohio River Valley residents say Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato has not kept his word. Julie St. John of Clean Water Action said Onorato pledged a year and a half ago to tour communities near Neville Island and to hear their concerns about pollution from industries there. Area residents on Wednesday went to the county courthouse steps in Downtown Pittsburgh, where they asked the public to urge Onorato to honor that pledge and to improve air quality in the county. St. John said her community group has delivered letters and left phone messages for Onorato, but he has not responded. “So this is our next step, getting folks on the street aware of what's going on and asking them to call Onorato, tell him what they want to see,” …