Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Crews are repairing the break.
Plum High School students have an unexpected day off Wednesday. The school is closed because a water main break is affecting the water pressure at the school. Superintendent Timothy Glasspool said there's no word on how long the repair could take. Faculty and staff were required to report to school. All other district buildings are open and unaffected. ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Work at O'Block Jr. High and the high school might occur in the future.
Plum Borough School District officials are considering repairs to the high school roof and a sewer line at the junior high. Last week, the school board authorized administration to advertise for bids to repair a sewer line at O'Block Junior High School, as well as the Terrazzo floor in the area. District facilities supervisor Bob Holleran said at a facilities committee meeting last month that the lines around the school nurse's office and the cafeteria are sagging. He said it's a "chronic issue that needs to be solved" and the maintenance crew is fighting sewer backups. Holleran said repairs could be made as soon as school lets out for the year. He estimated the plumbing alone could cost about $30,300. That doesn't include the cost of …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Congratulations to these local students.
The following local students were named to the dean's list at their colleges for the fall 2012 semester: MESSIAH COLLEGE Christopher Boggess of Plum was named to the dean's list for the 2012 fall semester at Messiah College. Boggess is a sophomore majoring in English with teaching certification. HARDING UNIVERSITY Jonathan Andrew of Plum was named to Harding University dean's list. He is a freshman. CHATHAM UNIVERSITY The following students have been named to the dean's list at Chatham University: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY The following local residents have been named to the dean's list at Clemson University: CLARION UNIVERSITY Area students were named to the Clarion University dean's list: PENN STATE ERIE, THE BEHREND COLLEGE The following area …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Businesses in the area can sign up to participate in the chamber's first-ever showcase.
Businesses in the Plum area will have an opportunity to network with each other and the community. The Plum Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first-ever business showcase on Tuesday, April 16, at Plum High School. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be open to the public. Businesses interested in participating can do so by reserving a table at the event. The cost is $75 for chamber members and $100 for non-members. The deadline to reserve a table is April 5, and space is limited. Contact the chamber office at 412-798-2300 to make a reservation. More information can be found on the chamber's Facebook page and on the chamber website. ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Matt Morgan, a Plum resident, former Mustang and ex-NFL player will coach the high school football team next season.
A former Plum High School Mustang and NFL player will be heading the high school football team next season. Matt Morgan, a 1999 Plum High School graduate, was hired for the position at last month's voting school board meeting. Morgan, a former football player for the University of Pittsburgh and the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills, also has served as assistant coach at Gateway High School. He was inducted into the East Boro’s Chapter of the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 1999 and into the Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Morgan is replacing former coach Frank Sacco, who led the team since 2009. The Mustangs won one game during the last two football seasons. They lost every game in the 2012-13 season. On Feb. 27, the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Spring musical season is upon us. Here's a look at the show Plum and Riverview are performing in!
Young performers at Plum and Riverview high schools once again are preparing for spring musical season. Here's a look at what you can expect from these local students, when to catch them on the stage and how to buy tickets. Riverview High School Riverview High School students will be performing "Annie" on April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tenth Street Elementary auditorium. There will be a 2 p.m. performance on April 7. The musical is based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Tickets will go on sale on March 11 at the Tenth Street School lobby. They will be available Monday through Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children, students and seniors. Plum High School Plum High…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Plum Distinguished Alumni committee is inducting five more honorees this year.
The fifth class of Plum Distringuished Alumni honorees has been chosen. This year, five more alums will be inducted for their accomplishments. They are: According to the Plum Distinguished Alumni Committee secretary Loretta White—White also serves as a school board member—the organization's purpose is to "recognize Plum High School alumni who have distinguished themselves in various fields of excellence or have made a major contribution to society.” On April 21, there will be a banquet for the honorees at the Oakmont Country Club. Honorees also will visit Plum High School on April 22, where they will tour the school and be interviewed by TV production students. The pictures of the new inductees and information about their accomplishments …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The competition will be on Saturday at CCAC South Campus in West Mifflin.
Plum High School students will be participating in an upcoming regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl. The competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at CCAC South Campus in West Mifflin. Now in its 23rd year, the competition—by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science—was established to encourage students in the challenging but essential subjects of science and mathematics; to excel and ultimately pursue careers in those fields. The winner of the regional competition will receive a fully paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in late April and the winner of the national competition will win prizes for the team members and …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Army Sgt. Shane Stipancic graduated from Plum Senior High School in 2007.
A U.S. Army Sergeant from Plum is recovering after sustaining injuries during combat in Afghanistan. Tina DeSalvo of Plum told the Plum-Oakmont Patch that her son, Sgt. Shane Stipancic, was shot multiple times in combat Feb 16. DeSalvo said her son is recovering from his injuries at a hospital in Germany, and that "he's doing good." She said he will be transferred to The Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Stipancic, a 2007 Plum High School graduate, is with the 2nd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Brian L. Locke was promoted last week.
A Plum native has been promoted within the Pennsylvania State Police. Byron L. Locke, a Plum native, was assigned as the director of the Bureau of Records and Identification. He most recently served as the commanding officer of Troop D in Butler. Major Locke, a 1973 graduate of Plum High School, has been working within the state police since 1983. He has served in several troops as corporal, lieutenant and captain. Locke and his wife, Esther, live in Jefferson Township in Butler County. They have one son, Douglas. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.