Thursday, May 2, 2013
The event is free to enjoy.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, South Hills Village Mall will host a free event featuring relaxation and fun in honor of national "Mom's Nite Out," sponsored locally by Pittsburgh Magazine. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, entertainment and fashion and beauty services and will find information on mom-friendly organizations and events, all focused on rewarding mothers. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. in the mall's lower level north wing and will last until 8 p.m. South Hills Village officials and their event partners will treat moms with makeovers from Sephora and the entire Macy's cosmetics department and with massages from Massage Envy. Moms are also …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The popular center closed suddenly in mid-March.
A drive by the Cool Springs Golf and Family Recreation Center on Hamilton Road in Bethel Park on Tuesday afternoon showed the center's miniature golf and upper driving range areas to be open for business. The lower range and batting cages were closed. The center closed suddenly in mid-March when Cool Springs senior management met with some employees to tell them they would close until—tentatively—mid-April. Bob Salera, the head professional and director of instruction at Cool Springs Golf School, said that that was the first time that Cool Springs had closed since he started working at the facility in 1997. Despite the reopening, Cool Springs' website—www.coolspringsgolfcenter.com—is out of service as of Wednesday morning.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Drivers should expect delays.
PennDOT crews will be repairing a bridge along Route 88 (Library Road) in Bethel Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, weather permitting. Crews will be performing parapet work on the bridge that carries Route 88 over Piney Fork between Churchill Road (Route 3022) and Clifton Road (Route 3004). To allow the work to occur, Route 88 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The following detour will be posted: Southbound Northbound Nearly 9,000 vehicles use Route 88 in this area on an average day. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and be aware of changing traffic patterns when driving through the area. Allow extra time and expect delays.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for Upper St. Clair residents to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Tube City, Collier Township Appliance Warehouse, South Side Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils PetroMax, Collier Batteries Batteries Plus, Castle Shannon Borough Pennsylvania Resources Council, South Side Batteries, Automobile Batteries Plus, Castle Shannon Construction …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in the Upper St. Clair area? Or should I adopt?
National Pet Day is Thursday, April 11, and what better time to care for your critter? Or perhaps this is the right time to adopt a new pet. According to petdayusa.com, the day was started by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in order "to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation." There are a few popular Pittsburgh-area shelters where you can adopt pets, including Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township and the Animal Rescue League along Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. If adoption's not for you, the immediate Upper St. Clair area still offers many …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Mt. Lebanon woman was arrested last month after police said she tried to steal $1,200 worth of merchandise from four stores in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park.
A Mt. Lebanon woman was arrested last month after police said she tried to steal $1,200 worth of merchandise from four stores in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park. Lisa Anne Chambers, 52, faces several charges of retail theft and was held for court on two of the counts when she failed to show up for her Monday afternoon preliminary hearing with District Judge Robert Wyda. Police from Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair said they were alerted on March 19 to a woman who ran from Kohl’s carrying more than $700 items. Police said she dropped a blender and knife set in the lobby as she ran from the store, but still had various fragrances in her purse. Police arrested her and said she also took teeth whitening strips, makeup, tweezers, eyeliner, lip …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Retail theft charges against a Bethel Park man will be reduced to summary offenses if he finishes a drug and alcohol evaluation. Read about that and more preliminary hearing decisions by District Judge Robert Wyda.
Retail theft charges against a Bethel Park man will be reduced to summary offenses if he finishes a drug and alcohol evaluation. Vincent M. Mamone, 47, must finish the evaluation within 45 days if the charges are to be reduced after his preliminary hearing with District Judge Robert Wyda on April 1. Upper St. Clair police said Mamone stole shoes, socks and Carhart jeans worth a combined $116 from Sears on Jan. 16. District Judge Robert Wyda – 4/1 Nathan J. Saffer, 18, of Bethel Park, agreed to 40 hours of community service or working 80 hours in ordre to have three charges of prohibited acts reduced. District Judge Robert Wyda agreed to reduce the charges to summary disorderly conduct citation if Saffer completes the program. Police said…
Monday, April 1, 2013
PennDOT plans to resume its $3.9-million reconstruction project at the Broughton Road-Baptist Road intersection in nearby Bethel Park this week.
PennDOT plans to resume its $3.9-million reconstruction project at the Broughton Road-Baptist Road intersection in nearby Bethel Park this week. There is some good news, however, since there will be fewer restrictions than there were last year. The following restrictions will be in place beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, April 1, and lasting through mid-October: The project is creating mobility improvements at this busy intersection, which sees about 28,000 vehicles on an average day, according to PennDOT. Work includes reconstructing and widening the intersection to add turning lanes, improved drainage, retaining walls, new traffic signals, curbing and bituminous resurfacing. The prime contractor is Plum Contracting, Inc., of …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Two Bethel Park women accused of shoplifting hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from Kohl’s in December have agreed to go through a first-time offender program.
Two Bethel Park women accused of shoplifting hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from Kohl’s in December have agreed to go through a first-time offender program. Stephanie Reilly, 20, and Kayla L. Knudsen, 19, both were charged with retail theft after Bethel Park police stopped them on Dec. 21. Police said Reilly took two necklaces, a ring, leggings and various fragrances that were worth a total of $441. Knudsen took a sweater, tank top, leg warmers and fragrances worth a total of $316, according to police. Both agreed to go through a first-time offender rehabilitation program during their preliminary hearing with District Judge Robert Wyda on March 25. The retail theft charges will be dropped against both of them if they complete the…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Agents from the state Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit accused a Bethel Park man of possessing and distributing child pornography on his personal computer.
Agents from the state Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit accused a Bethel Park man of possessing and distributing child pornography on his personal computer. David O’Connell, 34, was arrested and charged on March 21 after state agents and Bethel Park police raided the Holly Lynne Drive home he shares with his parents. Investigators said they began tracking O’Connell’s Internet usage in January and eventually discovered he was sharing files of underage girls performing sex acts on themselves and others. Investigators said O’Connell admitted to possessing several videos on his computer of underage girls, some as young as 8, performing sex acts with adults or other children. O’Connell faces five counts of possession of child pornography, …