Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Firefighters, police officers, medics, soldiers and veterans from Upper St. Clair and around the area gathered Tuesday night to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Firefighters, police officers, medics, soldiers and veterans from around the area gathered Tuesday night at the Bridgeville fire hall to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 11 years ago. The Knights of Columbus in Bridgeville formed an honor guard to salute the first responders and military members–both active duty and retired–and to honor their service. Some of the firefighters who attended were from Bridgeville, Presto, Rennerdale, South Fayette, Fairview, East Carnegie, Bower Hill, Upper St. Clair and Cecil. Two Bridgeville police officers, a Pennsylvania state police trooper, a SouthBridge medic and two Army soldiers accompanied them for the service. A moment of silence was held for the nearly 3,000 victims killed in the…
Bridgeville Borough Council commissioned the traffic study when Bedner residential development talks began.
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A traffic study for several residential roads in Bridgeville suggests a few tweaks to help slow motorists and curtail the number of cars in those neighborhoods. Borough Manager Lori Collins announced some of the findings during Bridgeville Council’s Monday night voting meeting to give the public a glimpse of the findings. The borough commissioned the traffic study earlier this year to see if there could be ways to dissuade Upper St. Clair from opening an entrance to the new Bedner residential development onto Main Street. But when that entrance option was shut down, the traffic study still offered ideas for problematic areas in town. Collins said there were a few minor suggestions for Pesavento Drive, Main Street and Cook School Road that …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Lane closures near the Bridgeville exit will occur in each direction from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Single lane closures will occur on I-79 in the area north of the Bridgeville Interchange (Exit 54) in South Fayette Township and Bridgeville Borough on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10-11, weather permitting. PennDOT crews will be inspecting the bridge that carries I-79 over Chartiers Creek. Lane closures will occur in each direction from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both directions will not be restricted simultaneously. Please use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Have you driven in this area? Experiencing any extra delays or not? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Dozens of police officers conducted one of the largest sobriety checkpoints in the South Hills on Wednesday night when they patrolled Route 50 in Bridgeville.
Dozens of police officers conducted one of the largest sobriety checkpoints in the South Hills on Wednesday night when they patrolled Route 50 in Bridgeville. The officers stopped 35 motorists on Washington Pike near Bridgeville Auto from 7:30 p.m. to shortly after 11 p.m. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said the DUI checkpoint netted one arrest for driving under the influence of drugs, while officers issues 13 citations, wrote 15 warnings for expired inspection or registration tags and towed five vehicles. Another person was arrested for driving with altered tags. King said the earlier time was to throw a “curveball” to motorists and make the public aware that officers are watching at all hours of the day. “The way we were thinking …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Retailers say they don’t mind the orange cones and wooden planks that surround their storefronts because the work will improve Bridgeville's business district.
Bridgeville’s streetscape project has torn up the sidewalks and caused lengthy traffic back-ups, but that seems to be just a small price to pay for improving the town’s main business district. Retailers in Upper St. Clair's neighboring borough say they don’t mind the orange cones and wooden planks that surround their storefronts, and it apparently hasn’t hurt business as construction crews begin the second phase of the sidewalk renovations. Tracy Artman, who owns Tracy’s Treats on the main drag near Station Street, said she didn’t mind the nuisance from construction because it’s improving the town’s appearance, which she hopes will attract new customers and businesses. “It did impact business a little, but I’m so grateful they did it,” …
Friday, June 15, 2012
One person died Thursday night when a car crashed into a gasoline tanker near the Bridgeville rest stop.
A Washington County man died late Thursday night when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a gasoline tanker truck on Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville rest stop, an Allegheny County emergency dispatcher said. Bradford Carter, 40, of Eighty Four, died at the scene of the crash, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office. The crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday when the vehicle and tanker collided in the southbound lanes of I-79 in South Fayette. State police shut down the roadway and hazardous material crews were called to the scene for the possibility of leaking fuel. Police were detouring cars onto the Bridgeville exit to avoid the crash scene.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Some Bridgeville residents are worried that legal maneuvers by Upper St. Clair are intimidating their town’s officials who are trying to block an entrance to Main Street.
Some Bridgeville residents are worried that legal maneuvers by Upper St. Clair are intimidating their town’s officials who are trying to block the Bedner’s Farm development’s proposed Main Street entrance. Main Street resident Cee Cee McNulty told the borough council Monday night she thinks Upper St. Clair is bullying Bridgeville after it began working to close a small section of the road that leads to the Bedner’s Farm. Ever since the council voted in April to initiate removing the end of the street from the borough’s road map, lawyers from the neighboring township have warned Bridgeville against making that move and attended the last two council meetings. “I’m very concerned about what is happening to my neighborhood,” McNulty said. “I …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Hott Spot Extreme Wellness center in nearby Bridgeville offers hot yoga classes, massage therapy and other amenities.
While working inside her Bridgeville salon for the past five years, Lisa Morgan had a clear view of the run down pizza shop across Route 50. The owner of Bangz salon had a few ideas for what she’d like to see the storefront at Washington Avenue and Hickman Street become if the pizza shop ever closed. So when workers started carting the pizza ovens out in early May, she and her business partner, Christine Murray, pounced on the chance to start a new business at the prime location in Bridgeville. The transition from a pizza shop to a “hot yoga” fitness center in less than a month has been a stunning turnaround. The Hott Spot Extreme Wellness center now offers hot yoga classes, massage therapy, laser treatment and other amenities. The 75-…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
An Upper St. Clair woman tells the tales of wise women across the South Hills.
Upper St. Clair resident Kim Epp Frenette is one wise woman. And she is on a mission to find, highlight and showcase other wise women throughout the South Hills communities, including Peters Township, Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon, Canonsburg, Scott Township and Bridgeville. To aid in her quest, Frenette launched a website, Wise Women, in April 2011. "I had wanted to create a website that profiled interesting women and the things they were doing, and I talked about accomplishing this nearly all of the time with my girlfriends," Frenette said. "I also took at course through Chatham University's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship. Between the course and constantly talking about it, everything just fell into place, and I did it." According to …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Temperatures will reach the high 80s and possibly the low 90s in the Pittsburgh region during the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The forecast for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend can be summed up with three words: Hot, hot, hot! Temperatures will reach the high 80s and possibly the low 90s in Upper St. Clair during the three-day holiday weekend. Dennis Sims, a meteorologist with Bridgeville-based Air Science Consultants, said that warm weather could trigger a few afternoon or evening thunderstorms, although he expected most storms to stay north of Interstate 80 near Erie. He said lots of sunshine and a high-pressure system that will be sitting over the region through Monday brings the “ever-present threat” of showers. “But most of the time, it will be on the dry side and hot,” Sims said. He expected the highs Friday through Monday to hover between 88 and 90 degrees…