Monday, January 7, 2013
Kayla Hoffman faces up to 10 years in jail and 15 years of probation.
A New Kensington woman has been sentenced to jail and probation following a February 2012 fatal car accident on Verona Road in Penn Hills—close to Verona Borough. On Monday, Kayla Dawn Hoffman, 29, was sentenced to five to 10 years in jail after an accident that killed 25-year-old Kayla Johnson-Ukeyne, according to court documents. Hoffman has been serving time at the Allegheny County Jail since Feb. 26, 2012. According to the Tribune-Review, Hoffman also has been sentenced to 15 years on probation with weekly drug testing. Hoffman pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A part-time police officer resigned, another was hired and officials discussed painting road lines and curbs.
Here's a roundup of some items discussed at the Nov. 27 Verona Council meeting: Police resignation and hire Borough officials accepted the resignation of one police officer and hired another. Officer Ryan Shook resigned after getting a full-time position at Slippery Rock University. Councilman Pat McCarthy wished him well. Benjamin Straw has been hired as a part-time officer to fill Shook's vacancy. Line, curb painting Officials agreed to have the road department paint a line on a local road and the curb of a new business. Councilwoman Sandy Drabicki-Bell has said that Wildwood Road, which currently does not have a center line, is dangerous. Because there is not dividing line, she said cars don't stay on their side of the road and it could…
Monday, July 2, 2012
The road in Penn Hills will be closed through August.
If you travel on Verona Road often, listen up! Work to repair the concrete culvert that carries Verona Road over Sandy Creek in Penn Hills will begin on Monday, July 9, weather permitting. To allow work to occur, Verona Road will be closed to thru-traffic in the culvert area between Mount Carmel Road and Lincoln Road beginning at 7 a.m. on July 9 through mid-August. The roadway will remain open to the culvert area for local traffic only. About 10,337 vehicles use this roadway on an average day. Signs will be posted to guide motorists around the closure. Alternate routes are encouraged. Posted Detour: From North From South Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns and allow extra time when traveling through the area. …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Here's a traffic update.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Work to improve Frankstown Road in Penn Hills and the City of Pittsburgh will begin on Monday, May 7, weather permitting. Work includes milling and resurfacing, base repairs and other improvements on about one mile of Frankstown Road from Verona Road/North Robinson Boulevard in Penn Hills to Tokay Street in Pittsburgh. Single lane alternating use traffic will occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through May 19. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area and expect delays and stop conditions. Log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to …