Monday, May 6, 2013
Students returned back to class after a brief evacuation Monday.
Students at Oblock Jr. High in Plum are back in class after a brief evacuation Monday morning. According to the Allegheny County Twitter page, fire crews were dispatched to the school because smoke was coming from the ceiling of two classrooms on the second floor. A county dispatcher said the incident was due to an A/C malfunction, according to Post Gazette reporter John Schmitz.
Here's a look at some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Plum-Oakmont area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Mental Health Companion (Oakmont) Lifesteps Inc. seeks someone full-time to provide quality care by teaching and assisting clients with daily activities such as cooking, grooming, personal hygiene and money management. Customer Service Representative (Oakmont) Brenntag Northeast, Inc. seeks to hire someone to respond to inquiries involving order placement, price confirmation, product availability and rush requests in a fast paced department. Manufacturing: Production, Maintenance, Machine Operator (Verona) Crew Member (Plum) Wendy's seeks someone who has strong customer focus, initiative, and a can-do …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
See which station in the area has the lowest gas prices.
The summer driving season is just around the corner, a time when Plum-Oakmont drivers brace for more pain at the pump. But maybe not this year. Retail gas prices have dropped steadily since the end of February because more refineries have come back on line after routine maintenance, and crude oil prices have moved sharply lower, reports the AAA . Analysts predict prices could fall another 20 cents a gallon during the next two months because of lower-than-expected demand in the world's two largest economies, the United States and China. According to GasBuddy.com, these five stations are offering the lowest prices: _________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our dailyemail newsletter by…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Several people have been charged following a deadly shooting in Penn Hills last week.
Several people were arrested at a Havana Drive home in Plum earlier this week following a deadly shooting in Penn Hills. According to the Post Gazette, a shooting that occurred on Westwood Road last Friday led to the death of a 21-year-old and the arrests of five people. Charges have been filed against Ronald Riviere, 32; Kwasi Prince, 21; Michael Siddo, 34; Michael Josephs, 38; and Tarique Smith, 37. Accoding to the newspaper, Riviere shot prince and Brandon Stokes when he was reaching into his pocket to get money for a McDonald's run. Stokes died from a gunshot wound to the chest and Prince survived after being shot in the stomach. According to WPXI, police arrested Riviere on Havana Drive earlier this week. They also found a large …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Don Furko Jr. is running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon next weekend in memory of his father and in honor of TEAMHope.
A Plum native is taking the challenge of running 13.1 miles in honor of his late father. Don Furko Jr., affiliate coordinator of the Pittsburgh-area Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, has been training for months to run his first half marathon—and he's doing it all in memory of his father, Don Furko Sr., and in the name of a cure to pancreatic cancer. Don Furko Sr.—he grew up in Oakmont, raised his family in Plum, and was the former girls' soccer coach at Plum High School—was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the fall of 2010. He died less than two months later. Furko Jr.—a Plum High School graduate—will run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on Sunday as part of the TEAMHope program benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Last year, …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Here are five local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Plum-Oakmont area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. General Office Associate for Empire Today (Oakmont) The general office associate will handle incoming customer calls, order and inventory processing and data entry. Successful candidates will have a great phone presence, solid PC/Windows experience and a “can-do” attitude. Anyone interested can click here to apply. General Manager at Pizza Hut (Verona) Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation (not public transportation – you may need to drive to make deposits for the restaurant sometimes) and a true desire to learn and grow. Environmental Services …
Crews will begin the work on Monday.
PennDOT crews will be performing maintenance work in the Plum and Oakmont area this week. Work will occur Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3. Here's a look at where crews will be doing shoulder cutting: Lane closures and restrictions should be expected in work areas. To report roadway concerns on state routes and interstates call 1-800-FIX-ROAD. _________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our dailyemail newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The two local residents up for the national "Salute to Senior Service" award are among four Pittsburgh area residents nominated.
There are silent heroes among us who volunteer their efforts and expect nothing in return. Locally, Bob McCandless of Oakmont and Darnell (Jeff) Pope of Plum are two whose stand-out contributions are making a difference everyday in the lives of others. And for their tireless work, both men are being recognized for their volunteerism as finalists who could be named Pennsylvania’s most outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service" program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., is honoring the contributions of adults 65 and older who volunteer at least 15 hours a month. McCandless and Pope are among the 68 seniors across the state who were nominated and named as finalists. Both have served as longtime volunteers at local senior …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Crews will begin the work on Monday, weather permitting.
PennDOT crews will be performing maintenance work in the Plum and Oakmont areas this week. Work will occur Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, weather permitting. Here's a look at where crews will be doing shoulder improvements: Lane closures and restrictions should be expected in work areas. To report roadway concerns on state routes and interstates call 1-800-FIX-ROAD.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's how you can get involved in the community.
In honor of Earth Day, various organizations are sponsoring events and activities in the community. Here's how you can get involved: Verona Verona is hosting its third annual "Earth Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Verona Municipal Park, 736 E. Railroad Ave. The family event stresses energy conservation through "green technologies" with demonstrations, literature, product vendors, food vendors, live music, and a kid's corner all geared toward energy conservation. Monroeville Monroeville will host the "18th Annual Jack Sedlak Memorial Clean Up Day," a litter cleanup from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 starting at the Monroeville Municipal Building. The event is partnering with the Monroeville Area Chamber …