Happy Birthday, Plum-Oakmont Patch!
On Dec. 6, 2010, Plum-Oakmont Patch launched to deliver quality, local news to the neighborhood.
Happy Patch-iversary to the Plum-Oakmont Patch! The site is 1 year old today!
On Dec. 6, 2010, the Plum-Oakmont Patch launched to deliver hyperlocal, immediate news to the Plum Borough and Oakmont Borough communities. Six months ago, we decided to add Verona Borough into the mix!
Plum-Oakmont Patch was one of the first Patch sites to launch in western Pennsylvania. We now have 13 Patch sites across the Pittsburgh region and nearly 900 nationwide.
Though I only have been around as the site's local editor for six months, I have been a member of the community for eight years—long enough to know that this area, though quiet most days, is very newsworthy.
We at Plum-Oakmont Patch have worked extremely hard to give you, our neighbors, your daily dose of community news, breaking news, business features, events, happenings around the neighborhood and much, much more.
Throughout the year, we've received wonderful feedback from you all, and our readership grew tremendously. I have no doubt it will continue to do so.
Thank you to our readers and all the residents of Plum, Oakmont and Verona for continuing to visit us each and every day—without you, this endeavor would not be possible!
Continue reading, sending in your news tips and being the wonderful Patchers you are.
Here are our 10 most-clicked on articles (based on numerical data) since our launch date:
1) Remembering Kimberly, Brenna and Mikaela Griffith (August 2011)
2) Wedding Bells Ring for Big Ben, Fiancee (July 2011)
3) Remembering Lower Burrell Officer Derek Kotecki (October 2011)
4) Plum Community Mourns the Loss of Mother, Daughter on Facebook (August 2011)
6) Lower Burrell Fallen Officer Derek Kotecki is Honored Locally (October 2011)
8) Dead Body Found at Boyce Park (June 2011)
10) Virginia Earthquake Shakes Pittsburgh (August 2011)
Do you have a favorite Plum-Oakmont Patch story? Tell us in the comments!