Monday, February 4, 2013
Expect some road restrictions.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews will be performing drainage work on a Plum highway this week. Drainage improvement work is scheduled to occur on Route 286 in Plum/Monroeville through Friday, Feb. 8, between the Westmoreland County line and Route 22. Motorists should use caution, slow down and anticipate changing traffic patterns, lane closures and possible delays when traveling through the area. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Here's a look at what restrictions to expect.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews will be performing drainage work on a Plum highway this week. Drainage improvement work is scheduled to occur on Route 286 in Plum/Monroeville through Friday, Jan. 25, between the Westmoreland County line and Route 22. Motorists should use caution, slow down and anticipate changing traffic patterns, lane closures and possible delays when traveling through the area. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Books may be dropped off at the grocer’s locations in Monroeville, Adams Township and Brentwood.
McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores is teaming up with the Student Nonprofit Alliance at Slippery Rock University and local libraries to collect books in honor of the children and teachers killed during December’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The program, called We Can Read!, asks participants to purchase a children’s book, read it to a child and then donate the book to the We Can Read! project. The books then are sent to regional child-serving organizations, including Head Start programs, day care centers, elementary schools, children’s libraries and other similar programs. The Student Nonprofit Alliance began organizing the project last month with the help of Alice Del Vecchio, an assistant professor of …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wondering what traffic is like in the Monroeville area? Check out this map.
Plum, Oakmont and Verona residents heading out for last minute Christmas shopping won't be alone. As part of our mission to make your life ridiculously easy, click on "view larger map" (right underneath the map) for a live, interactive look at traffic conditions in the Monroeville Mall area right now—Route 22 has been a nightmare these days. Color Codes The maps are constantly updated, so check back anytime of the day (or night for you procrastinators) to get the latest traffic conditions around the mall. Not going to Monroeville? You can drag the map to your location then zoom in for a closer look at the traffic at your desired destination. ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Traffic will be stopped periodically between the Penn Hills and Monroeville exits for Utility work.
Traffic in both directions on the Parkway East in Wilkins and Monroeville will be stopped briefly twice on Sunday morning, Dec. 16, weather permitting. Two stoppages of approximately 10 minutes will occur between the Rodi Road/Penn Hills Interchange (Exit 81) and the Monroeville/PA Turnpike Interchange (Exit 84). The first stoppage will occur at 9 a.m. near Exit 81 and the second at 11 a.m. west of Exit 84. Crews under contract with Comcast will be installing new lines over the Parkway East. ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, died of combat related injuries sustained Dec. 8 while supporting operations in Afghanistan.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, a highly decorated Navy SEAL, died of combat related injuries sustained Dec. 8 while supporting operations in Afghanistan. WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, VA, reports that Checque, a highly-decorated combat veteran, was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare command. The Department of Defense confirmed that Checque was from Monroeville but currently lived in Virginia Beach, Va. He was a 2002 Norwin High School graduate and wrestler at the school, located in North Huntingdon. Checque was among the special forces team assigned to rescue an American doctor who had been abducted in Afghanistan. Hours after the mission was completed, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that "a U.S…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The move will cut credit hours for adjunct faculty and temporary part-timers to avoid full-time status but will not affect permanent part-time workers who are already eligible for the college's health care plan.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Community College of Allegheny County is cutting hours for some 400 temporary part-time workers as of Dec. 31 in a move to save money by not having to provide health insurance coverage for them under the Affordable Health Care Act The cuts would affect staff at CCAC–Boyce Campus in Monroeville as well as CCAC's Braddock Hills Center. The Post-Gazette reports that, according to CCAC's president, Alex Johnson, the move is to save money during a time the college faces a funding reduction. But according to the Post-Gazette, some of the employees affected, including 200 adjunct faculty members, feel the decision is an attempt to circumvent the national health care legislation that goes into effect in January 2014. The decision affects only …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Home Instead Senior Care in Oakmont in teaming up with local organizations and retailers to bring holiday cheer to the elderly.
Several local senior citizens in the area will have a much brighter Christmas with your help! The Oakmont office of the Home Instead Senior Care network, the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, is joining Riverview Community Action Corp. in Oakmont, Plum Creek Acres in Plum, Penn Hills Senior Service Center, Aspinwall Meals on Wheels, Walgreens and K-mart to provide gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either. To help, all you have to do is pick up ornaments with the first names of seniors and their gift requests from Christmas trees—these trees are up at Walgreens at 324 Hulton Road in Oakmont, and 10707 Frankstown Road and 6201 Saltsburg Road in …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Board members said they don't want to participate in creating a charter school with the Penn Hills and Gateway school districts.
Members of the Plum School Board have passed on the opportunity to create a charter school with the Penn Hills and Gateway school districts. At an education committee meeting on Monday, a majority of the board members voiced concerns about joining in the effort to convert the Boyce Campus Middle College High School program into the High School and Beyond Charter School. BCMC currently operates at Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus in Monroeville as an alternative schooling option for students in Plum, Gateway and Penn Hills school districts—Woodland Hills opted out of the program this year. About 27 Plum students are enrolled in the program this year. Plum Superintendent Timothy Glasspool said the charter school would be …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Here are profiles for the Democratic and Republican candidates in this race.
Plum Councilman Mike Doyle, a Republican, will face off with Democratic state Rep. Joe Markosek of Monroeville once more during the general election in November. This will be Doyle's second time running against Markosek, a 30-year incumbent. In 2010, he lost the general election by 1,600 votes. The district covers Plum Borough. General Information Place of residence: Plum Borough Education: Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Marketing from King's College. Employment History: Manager for Excalibur Insurance Management. Party affiliation: Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative Chamber/district: 25 Previous elective offices: Plum Councilman since 2006. Statement: "As your State …