Friday, May 17, 2013
Here are the Oakmont police reports for May 1 to 13.
A Penn Hills man has been charged with forgery after being accused of trying to get a fake prescription filled at an Oakmont pharmacy. Oakmont police charged Ronell S. Gray, 25, of Penn Hills with forgery, possession of a controlled substance and prohibited acts. He is accused of trying to fill a fake prescription at the Medicine Shoppe in Oakmont in April. The following incidents also were reported to the Oakmont Police Department: Gun Teens recovered a rusted handgun in a sock at a creek in Dark Hollow Park on May 11. Criminal Mischief A Sixth Street resident reported his vehicle was vandalized on May 11. A Woodland Avenue resident reported that a garage door was tampered with on May 9. The light that illuminated the American flag at …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Oakmont officials are expected to meet with the rec board and school district to iron out final details and discuss a work schedule.
Oakmont Borough officials will get together at the end of the month to discuss the installation of a dek hockey rink at Riverside Park. Council has teamed up with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to build the rink at the park. Officials approved an agreement with the foundation earlier this month. A meeting, which had been scheduled for next week, now will be held on May 30 at 7 p.m. at the borough building. Council, members of the rec board and school district officials are expected to attend to iron out last-minute details. The rink at the Oakmont park is expected to be located on the upper field (where the baseball field closest to the park and parallel to Riverview High School currently sits). The baseball field will be shifted …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Oakmont restaurant will be closing its doors next month.
An Oakmont restaurant will be closing in June. According to the Mighty Oak Barrel's website, its last day in Oakmont will be on June 22. Owners Grainne Trainor and Lisa Rusak wrote that the restaurants lease will not be renewed after 15 years in the borough. The restaurant is located on Third Street, off the road from Hulton Road. "Thank you for 15 years of such amazing support, friendship and good times," Trainor and Rusak wrote on the website. "We truly appreciate all of you, and all you have helped us, and our staff achieve in our Little Oak Barrel in Oakmont." The website will remain up and running to inform the restaurant's patrons on any future plans. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 10, 2013
For one little girl who turned 8 in early May, the greatest gift is being able to contribute to clean water in Rwanda. Sponsored by Post Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Facing the Challenge There are many things that Kylie Longstreth, who turned 8 on May 6, could have asked for to celebrate her birthday. But instead of asking for gifts for herself, she's asking the community to donate to her fundraising campaign for the people of Rwanda. This year, the Oakmont second-grader is asking her neighbors to donate to Charity: Water, an organization dedicating to providing clean water for people around the world. Finding the Inspiration "Women and children around the world walk hours …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park.
Oakmont resident and hockey enthusiasts might soon be able to play dek hockey at Riverside Park. Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park. The Penguins Foundation, Highmark and Citiparks got together to build 12 dek hockey rinks in the region over the next four years. Currently, there's a rink at Banksville Park. The rink at the Oakmont park will be located on the upper field (where the baseball field closest to the park and parallel to Riverview High School currently sits). The baseball field will be shifted toward the center of the field to make room for the dek hockey rink. A photo has been included in a pdf uploaded to the media section of this article. The multifunctional …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Borough council is getting ready for road work this summer.
Now that spring is here, Oakmont Council is getting ready for road projects. Curb, road paving and brick reconstruction projects in the borough are expected to occur in the near future. Last week, council hired Joseph Palmieri Construction Inc. to replace curbs along Allegheny Avenue from College to California avenues for $23,500. Another firm submitted a lower bid of $18,185, but officials said Joseph Palmieri Construction was the lowest responsible bidder, due to mixed feedback about timeliness from references. Because the work affects traffic on one of the borough's main roads, Councilman Tim Favo said timeliness and following a schedule is important to the project. Officials also are working on preparing a list of roads to be paved …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This year's primary election will be May 21. Take a look at who filed to be on the ballot.
There are several government seats—council, school board, mayoral—up for grabs this year in Plum, Oakmont and Verona. This year's primary election is on May 21. Republicans and Democrats are seeking their party's nomination to appear in the general election ballot in November. Here's a look at who filed to run in local races. Mayor—Incumbent Richard Hrivnak is running unopposed in the Democratic ticket. Republicans Dave Majernik, Joe Tommarello (currently on school board) and former councilwoman Christine Scardina-Gazzo are hoping for their party's nomination during the primary. Tax Collector—Incumbent Harry Schlegel, a Republican, is running unopposed for the party's nomination. He will face Democrat Jeff Russo, a former school board …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
A gallery of available residential real estate in the two communities.
The Plum-Oakmont Patch provides a gallery of some of the residential real estate listings in our area. Houses eligible to be listed are any of those in Plum or Oakmont boroughs. The P-O Patch will do its best to feature houses representing different price levels and representing different real estate agencies. The P-O Patch has no intention of favoring certain listings or companies. Click through the photo gallery located toward the top of this page for this week's listings (with descriptions). Realtors: Please add other listings to this gallery! _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The tax rate has dropped for Oakmont residents.
Oakmont Borough's tax rate has reduced. Earlier this week, borough council agreed to reduce the millage rate from 4.5 to 3.4 to offset the increased property values stemming from the county's reassessment. Under the reassessment, taxing bodies can't receive more than 5 percent in property tax revenue so as not to use the reassessment as a major tax increase. Under the new tax, residents will pay $340 for every $100,000 of assessed property value. ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Officials must decrease the current millage rate due to the countywide reassessment.
Oakmont Borough's real estate tax rate most likely will be decreasing. Earlier this week, borough council discussed reducing the millage rate to offset the increased property values stemming from the county's reassessment. Under the reassessment, taxing bodies can't receive more than 5 percent in property tax revenue so as not to use the reassessment as a major tax increase. With the current millage rate of 4.5, residents pay $450 for every $100,000 of assessed property value. Officials said decreasing the tax rate to 3.4 mills, where residents would pay $340 for every $100,000 of assessed property value, would make the borough "revenue neutral." Council could approve the change as early as next Monday, March 11. Plum officials also are …